Know the Heroine from A Swan's Sweet Song by J Arlene Culiner @JArleneCuliner #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceThe instant country music star Sherry Valentine and playright Carston Hewlett meet, there’s desire and fascination in the air…but they’re complete opposites.

Arlene welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about A Swan’s Sweet Song

A Swan’s Sweet Song by J Arlene Culiner

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG16

The instant Sherry and Carston meet, there’s desire and fascination in the air…but they’re complete opposites. Smart-talking Sherry Valentine has fought her way up from poverty to stardom as a country music singer. Now, ever in the limelight, ever surrounded by clamoring fans, male admirers, and paparazzi, her spangled cowboy boots carry her from one brightly lit stage to the next. But Sherry’s been on the star circuit for far too long now, and she wants a change: is it too late for her to begin an acting career?

A renowned, but reclusive playwright, Carston Hewlett cherishes his freedom, the silence of the deep woods surrounding his home, and his solitary country walks. Long-term commitments have been out of the question for many years, so why is he suddenly fascinated by a flashy country music singer? Perhaps a very short, but passionate, fling will resolve the problem. When their names are linked in the scandal press, and Sherry’s plans to become an actress are revealed, Carston is furious. Is their budding relationship doomed?

Know the Heroine from A Swan’s Sweet Song

Sherry Valentine is the heroine of my romance, A Swan’s Sweet Song. She’s a tough, funny, mature country music singer who’s been on the road for just too long. She’s tired of screaming fans, the paparazzi, gossip magazines, and temporary relationships that never work out. For some crazy reason, she thinks that changing careers and becoming an actress, will be more satisfying — despite the warnings of Charlie Bacon, Sherry’s aggressive and pushy agent, who warns her she’s too old for starring roles in Hollywood.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Goes to bed with a good book and a glass of red wine.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Because Sherry’s manager, Charlie Bacon, insists that a music star is on stage all the time, she has to wear tight jeans, sparkling fringed shirts and cowboy boots. But cowboy boots make her toes ache, and she’s love to down dress in a simple elegant black dress.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She’s good with children and loves visiting them in sick children’s hospitals where she gets them to laugh and sing. However, she has never wanted any children of her own. She knows that she has no maternal instinct.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She’s warm, and lovely, and always fun. Even when she discovers she has to walk ten miles at the crack of dawn, she laughs and takes the ordeal in stride.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Coffee with milk and no sugar, and when Carston brings her coffee in bed, he wins her heart.

What apps would she have on her phone?

None. She hates having to be in touch with the world. A phone is for urgent work calls only.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Natural, unadorned skin. All she wants is her natural hair color and no makeup.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, of course.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy A Swan’s Sweet Song

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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Writer, photographer, social critical artist, musician, and occasional actress, J Arlene Culiner, was born in New York and raised in Toronto. She has crossed much of Europe on foot, has lived in a Hungarian mud house, a Bavarian castle, a Turkish cave-dwelling, on a Dutch canal, and in a haunted house on the English moors. She now resides in a 400-year-old former inn in a French village of no interest and, much to local dismay, protects all creatures, especially spiders and snakes. She particularly enjoys incorporating into short stories, mysteries, narrative non-fiction, and romances, her experiences in out-of-the-way communities, and her conversations with strange characters.
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