Housekeeping and tidying up. Not my favourite topic or occupation, unless we are talking about tidying up my garden. In particular my rose garden, which I tend with loving care, because roses truly deserve special treatment. No chore to tidy up here. I banish any weed the moment it rears its ugly head near one of my “lovelies.”
Roses are my favourite flower. My husband thinks I am obsessed with them. I always wear rose perfume, Bush Rose, Musk Rose. The Yardley (English company) Rose has a lovely perfume, as sweet and fragrant as its namesake. How many wonderful people have you met who are called Rose, Rosy, Rosemarie, Rosemary?
I have to confess that my garden is full of roses. Hubby hates them with a passion because he thinks they deliberately jump out and stick their prickles into him.
I love the old fashioned roses the best. They may not be quite as colourful as the modern day varieties, but they always have a gorgeous perfume. Just Joey, a beautiful large bloomed orange rose with a delightful scent is one of my favourites. Another favourite is a blood red rose named
It amazes me how often I seem to put a flower in the title of my romance novels, or give my characters a floral name. It must have been an instinctive thing because I don’t recall actively trying to do this.
One of my published novels was titled The English Rose. It had rather a tragic publishing history, but I did a re-write, and it has now been released by The Wild Rose Press (TWRP) as Frontier Wife. Holly And The Millionaire is another novel from TWRP. The heroine, Holly has a daughter called Lilly. Daphne is the name of my heroine in The Trouble With Playboys from TWRP. I have also written a short story with the title Call Of The Apple Blossom. Can you see a pattern here?
Whiskey Creek Press, previously published my novels, Savage Utopia and its sequel Stolen Birthright, singularly, but have recently re-released them in a 2 for 1 e-book, which is available from Whiskey Creek Press and Amazon Kindle. No flower scenes in these two stories, though.
But my breaking news is that The Wild Rose Press has just contracted a new novel from me. And it has a working title of A Rose In No-Man’s Land.
So, there you have it. I wonder if there is such a thing as a roseaholic?