Blue As Sapphires by Constance Bretes @ConstanceBretes #RLFblog #contemporaryConstance Bretes author of Blue As Sapphires answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.

I started writing contemporary romance and contemporary romance suspense fifteen years ago, and after multiple rejections, got my first contract for Delayed Justice, released in 2014.

I lives in Basin, Montana, where three feline furballs own me and my husband, and a dog that lives next door named Sara, who thinks she also lives with the Bretes family. I love the mountains that surround my home, I love basket weaving, jewelry making, and just visiting all the folks in the small community we live in.

I currently have seven books published, and a number of other ones in various stages of edits. Right now, I’m working on a new book, called Roadside Love. A murder mystery/romance is a small town in Wyoming. I have two other books that are at the end of their editing days and now at critique partners, the books are Elkhorn In The Moonlight and Rocky River Gold. Both are small town romances.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Chicken or Turkey, with all the fixings.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
The River, pizza, or sub sandwiches.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
That hottie is the hero from my own book. Jade’s Redemption.
What are your hobbies?
I love basket weavimg, and making jewelry.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Where ever and what ever information I can get. For example, I’m currently working on a book called Midnight Escape. The hero is a commercial fisherman, off in the Bering Sea (think Deadliest Catch) and the heroine is an RN. I have an RN in my family that I consult with, and for the commercial fisherman, there are a lot of internet links about Alaska and the Bering Sea fishing, plus the interviews with various boat captains from the show Deadliest Catch. I also searched all the Alaskan government websites on food poisoning, statistics, commercial fisherman license requirements, Coast Guard requirements, and so on. Mostly I use the internet sources that can be verified.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Escaping from her abusive ex-husband, Marissa Simpson returns to her hometown to start over. She spends her days working at the local jewelry store, and the rest of her time is dedicated to mining along Red Rock River, searching for precious gems. Marissa has no intention of getting involved with another man, or with the community she left behind all those years ago. That is until Riley McCade shows up.
Riley is the Sheriff of Quartz County. He loves his community and goes out of his way to protect and serve. When he meets up with Marissa, he’s bound and determined to get to know her even though she insists she’s not interested.
The more Riley learns about Marissa’s past, the more he concludes that she may be in danger. When her ex-husband shows up, can Riley protect her? And can he earn her love in the process?
Publisher Beachwalk Press Inc.
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