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Tuesday 17 September 2019

ℚ♫ Bedazzled Dreamer: Inspiration In Cologne [2] - Deborah King

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Bedazzled Dreamer (, Liberation Publishing, 225 pages), a Romantic Women's Fiction, book two in the Inspiration In Cologne series.**GET BOTH books in the series FREE between 17 and 21 September 2019!**

"I enjoyed Bedazzled Dreamer, it was light and airy and easy to read, tackled real-life issues and dealt with them in a beautiful way." - The International Review of Books

"I found Deborah King’s characters enchanting, as she gave them issues that many of us face and allowed us to watch them find their answers and live life to the fullest. Bedazzled Dreamer keeps the reader entertained." - Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers’ Favorite

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

A very warm welcome to Deborah King; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

Here at BooksChatter we love music; do you have a music playlist that you used in Bedazzled Dreamer , or which inspired you whilst you were writing it?

"During the day when I write, edit, clean house, cook, etc. I listen to SiriusXM and change the genre often. I love music and enjoy many different genres.

In Bedazzled Dreamer I have mentioned two songs and artists (The Dance by Garth Brooks, and Amazed by Lonestar). I’ve also written about different music genres such as country, easy listening, soft jazz, and pop."

What was the inspiration for Bedazzled Dreamer?
"The Inspiration In Cologne series is set in a rural area of the Midwest in the United States. I’ve also lived in a rural area for a few years and found the distinct differences of city/rural living intriguing. I knew I would enjoy writing about a small town setting. Add in Shelby, the protagonist who experienced years of verbal and emotional abuse, her inability to believe in her intuition, she and her best friend’s dream of starting a new chapter in their lives, a handsome man, and his young son. I’ve always followed my dreams, overcame past regrets, believed in second chances, thought of my best friends as family, sensed I had a soulmate, and found the emotional freedom to acquire all of the above. If this isn’t inspiration, I don’t know what is."
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"I’ve weaved my personality, my passions, expertise in past professions, my knowledge of rural living and people, and various life circumstances into this book and the series."
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover. Can you tell us about your cover for Bedazzled Dreamer - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"Bedazzled Dreamer’s cover matches Shelby and her best friend’s dream. My cover designer, Carmen Lorena Mitre Jimenez, agreed with me on the concept of this book’s cover. She has the patience of a saint, uplifts my spirit whenever we discuss cover designs, and many other banners, ads, and images."
Why should we read Bedazzled Dreamer and the Inspiration in Cologne series; what sets it apart from the rest?
"Daring Dreamer, Bedazzled Dreamer, and the rest of the books in the Inspiration in Cologne series are great escape reads. They have compelling storylines, enchanting characters, cozy settings, and hopefully they will inspire you to pursue your own dreams. I believe you will love this series."
Can you tell us something quirky about Bedazzled Dreamer, its story and characters?
"I have many passions: animals, family, and friends among them. Shelby, the protagonist, Guy, a rescue puppy, Dave, Avalanche’s lead singer, were all named and based off of either best friends or family members. Of course, they are slightly changed. After all, it is fiction."
Who would you recommend Bedazzled Dreamer to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"There are no warnings are disclaimers in this book other than it is fiction."
If you could / wished to turn Bedazzled Dreamer and the Inspiration In Cologne series into a movie, who would be your dream team?
"Director: Sally Field
Shelby, the protagonist: Emma Watson
Shane, Shelby’s love interest: Eric Zimmerman
Nate, Shane’s son: I have no clue, but picture and extremely young actor: possibly your son or grandson.
Location: Herman, MO in Midwest USA."
What do you like to write and read about? Do you stick to a particular Romantic Women's Fiction or do you like to explore different ones?
"I read many different genres. I find romantic women’s fiction fits my writing comfort zone for the time being."
What is your writing process?
"I begin my novels by organizing the ideas and characters for my story using a pencil and a legal pad. This process is called ‘mind mapping’ or ‘clustering.’ I then structure an outline to my story and begin writing in my favorite, comfy chair in the family room with my cat or cats sitting on my lap. When I finish writing the first draft, I then use Word, read through my manuscript, add or delete scenes. When I’m satisfied with the first draft, I review it, edit it once again, and then send it to my multi-talented editor. Let’s say there are no rewrites, Yay!  My editor and I then proofread the final manuscript."
What is in store next?
"I have just finished writing the first draft of book three in the Inspiration in Cologne series and am now reviewing and editing my manuscript. I will write a fourth book in the series to tie up loose ends.

I then plan on beginning my second series, which will be set in a picturesque valley of a majestic mountainous region. My favorite travel destinations are in the mountains and I enjoy hiking, which will enable me to write about another passion of mine."
And as a final quirky thing, to get to know you a little bit better... do you have a pet or something that is special to you that you could share with us?
"My two rescue cats, Will and Grace, who play a role in book one in the Inspiration In Cologne series are extremely special to me.

My beloved grandmother’s china, which I inherited, is also mentioned in book one and two of the series. Her china, now mine, will never be replaced in my heart or home."

Lots of cuddles to Will and Grace, and thank you for sharing them and your precious china with us!  We hope you are having a great tour!

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