Romance author Cait O'Sullivan reveals all!

I'm thrilled to welcome back romance author, Cait O'Sullivan

A wonderful friend and critique partner for many years, I've jumped at the chance to quiz her following the release of her first novel, Romancing the Seas, a brilliant, fast paced read full of tension. Of the romantic kind, of course... ;-)

So, here's the Q&A with the lovely Cait. Enjoy!


1. How did you become a writer?
Funnily enough, I think I always have been a writer but it's only as I've grown up that I realised it. you know the way when you're young you think that everyone is good at the things you're good at and that everybody relies on writing as a means of expression. It was only after I travelled the world that I found that not to be the case. So then  I decided when my youngest was born that now was the time to devote to following my dream to write.

2. Describe your perfect hero!
He'd be rugged, weather beaten, a man with a chiseled jaw who is happy to get lost with me in the mountains at the same time knowing he can find his way out anytime he chooses. Nice strong thighs and glorious shoulders making me feel all nice and feminine and whenever he puts his arms around me, I'm home.

3. Tell us what inspired Romancing the Seas. 
My time in New Zealand. I just had to write about it as a way of remembering it. Also I love the whole embarking on a new life, leaving the old one behind -- heck knows I've done that often enough myself. Pippa is a head chef because I've worked in the H&C industry so I know a thing or two about it and wanted to write what I knew. As for Jonathon, I have no clue where he came from :)

4. What do you read at the moment?
Am currently reading The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas. The itchy travelling feet have started -- I'm so envying folk who are jetting off to unknown countries like oh I don't know, Bavaria :). So the next best thing to actually doing it myself is reading about new places and Rosie Thomas does it so very well. She depicts Srinagar so beautifully and I love her treks over the Himalayas from Ladekh, both in modern times and in the 1940's. I love mountains and travelling so this book is really doing it for me.
 
5. And finally, how does a romance author relax?
Dance! I love music and dancing and have found a fabulous dance class on every Saturday. Before this, I relied on going out and dancing but now I've found this, it keeps me going every day. Then when I go out to dance, it's so much easier to dance like no-one is watching. Which of course, is the key to dancing. If there's nothing in the diary, the girls and I just put music on and shimmy around the house. Although they like One Direction...! I know I know. I have years of it ahead of me. 


Thanks for those revealing answers, Cait. Ahh, dancing. I tend to forget people are watching when I'm dancing. Not often enough these days, sadly. 


Blurb for Romancing the Seas:
Sous-chef Pippa Renshaw thinks a change of scene will mend a bruised heart, so she swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship sailing around New Zealand. A great plan until she meets her new CEO, the delectable Jonathon Eagleton, and discovers she has to share a suite with him.

Even though sparks fly whenever they are together, Jonathon steadfastly keeps her at arm’s length, which suits Pippa just fine because she’s still getting over the betrayal of the last time she had a relationship with the boss.

The situation is starting to feel like solitary confinement until a thunderstorm traps them in a tramper’s hut while hiking. Suddenly a different kind of storm unleashes inside the hut.

But will they be able to go back to their previous status now the line has been crossed?


Romancing the Seas is now available from 



About the author:
Cait O’Sullivan is a romance author with a love of words and magic, having had the good fortune to grow up in Ireland. The wanderlust in her blood sent her out to travel the world and now, residing in a leafy suburb of London, it is her thoughts and memories that journey far and wide in order to create her stories.

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23 comments:

  1. Lovely to have you here again, Cait! Love your answers. Ahh, dancing...

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  2. It's gorgeous to be here, thanks Cathie :) Dancing -- you must come to London and we'll go out dancing...Make it a Saturday and we'll get that dance class in too!

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  3. Hi Cathie and Cait! Loved the interview and your answers Cait. Your description of the perfect hero was spot on!

    Congrats on your awesome book..I love Pippa and Jonathan. :)

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  4. He sounds yummy doesn't he!! Thanks Christine, I'm very glad you like them, I love them :)

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  5. I think I'm in love with your perfect hero, Cait. :)
    Nice post!

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  6. Great interview ladies.

    Not crazy about hiking myself, but I'd make an exception for your hero, Cait. :-)

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    1. LOL Thanks for the visit, Elke. I think I'd make a lot of exceptions for him too :)

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  7. I believe you've described my perfect hero, too! I did get lost on horseback with my hero husband once. It was exciting and scary at the same time. Even so, we still managed a picnic.
    PS: love to dance!

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    1. You and me Sheri, we've got a lot in common :) 'Cept I haven't managed the hero husband yet...! Thanks for coming by!

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  8. I enjoyed learning more about you, Cait. Lovely interview!

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  9. Great interview, Cait and Cathy!
    I wanted to pop in before I went to work! "yuck" and tell everyone this is a great book!
    Well off to the races,
    Keep dancing,
    Neecy

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    1. you're such a honey Neecy! Thanks so much -- have a great day -- at work?! xoxo

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  10. Your perfect hero is quite a guy! A girl could fall in love. :) Great interview, ladies.

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    1. Quite a guy alright...in my head :) Thanks Jenna.

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  11. My requirement for my ideal man is that his thighs be bigger than mine. Best of luck with your wonderful book, Cait!

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    1. LOL Ally! Thanks for the wishes and for swinging on by :)

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  12. Yup, loving the perfect guy description - he'd do it for me too :) I loved your descriptions of NZ in Romancing the Seas, made me want to get straight back there *checks bank balance* maybe one day...

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    1. Yes I don't think my bank manager would be too impressed with me either! Thanks Christy for your lovely comments :)

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  13. I am jealous of your time in New Zealand, Cait. I've never been and it looks so beautiful. (Plus, don't they have Hobbits? I know, I *know* - my nerdgirl is showing!)

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    1. LOL Irene, I was there when the 2nd LotR was released and saw it in Queenstown, that was after I had been to many locations! It is fabulous!

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  14. Thanks to all of you to stop by. Cait's type of hero definitely appeals to me...

    I tried to reply yesterday, but it didn't appear. I still can't respond to individual messages, so apologies!

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