Hello and welcome to my release day post for Something Missing by Hazel Robinson! The post features a lot of information about the book and Hazel herself, and she has also stopped by on the blog to give an interview!
TITLE: Something Missing (Book #1 – True Love)
AUTHOR: Hazel Robinson
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RELEASE DATE: May 1st 2014 (TODAY!)
THEME: Romance, Life, Coming of Age
Hazel lives in the small town of Rishton in Lancashire. England, with her husband, three children, two cats, dog, rabbit and lizard. She fills her days dashing between school runs, pets and housework and at night she comes to life either writing or watching her favorite program ‘Supernatural’.
Her road to writing started with a love for paranormal romance novels, and after finding a passion for tragic romance she set out on the mission to share her own story. After long nights writing and a lot of ‘Supernatural’ episodes she is finally ready to share ‘Something Missing’. Hazel loves nothing better than sitting with a cup of tea, a chocolate biscuit and a good book.
I’ve always had a passion for reading but over the last several years it has become an obsession, a few months ago I decided to put fingers to keys to keyboard (or pen to paper!) and write “Something Missing” a story I’ve had hidden away in the back of my mind for a long time.
When Susan is left orphaned, she begins a harrowing journey through the care system. Left with both mental and physical scars, Susan approaches adulthood with a self-destructive impulse. However, there is hope in the figure of her childhood friend, Max; the first boy she ever kissed.
Now a grown woman, Susan returns to her childhood home of Winchelsea, where she hopes she will find the answer to the gap in her heart that she’s carried with her since she left. With Max by her side, she attempts to find the path her life should have taken, to build a home, to heal old wounds, and to finally create a family that will stop the terrible feeling of something missing.
But Max has a secret, one that risks destroying all hope of a happy ever after, unless they can find a way to heal one another.
Interview with Hazel Robinson
Hello and welcome books, food and other things! It’s very nice to have you here. To get us started, why don’t you introduce yourself?
*Waving hello frantically* Hey everyone, I’m Hazel the author of Something Missing which I hope you’re all going out and getting your copies of.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
No not at all, I have had my fair share of jobs and I have been to college a few times but nothing gave me the immense feeling of accomplishment that writing does.
What are your favourite authors and how do you think they have influenced you as a writer?
I owe a lot to A.L.Jackson not only does she pour everything she has into her books but she also inspired me to write Something Missing. She was the first person I spoke to when I had the idea and she has been amazing since day one. I also love authors like Pepper Winters and T.K.Leigh, their books are such a pleasure to read and I appreciate the work they put into their books.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Never give up! It’s not easy being a writer, you have brick walls at every turn but the writing world is full of people that will help you every step of the way, from fellow writer to bloggers and just book lovers in general. Also, pair up with a writing buddy, someone that can give you the extra push on the days you just can’t write, have writing sprints together, run ideas by each other – this will help you a lot.
What else do you enjoy other than books and writing?
I love trips out visiting castles, other old historic buildings, and visits to the park with my children. I also enjoy curling up watching ‘Supernatural’, of course!
What were the main inspirations behind your now released novel, Something Missing?
Romance books, particularly A.L.Jackson books. They are full of emotion from start to finish, they have you in tears from page 1 and I love that, I love a book that tests all your emotions. I’m a real sucker for a love story, the whole finding your soul mate idea and I wanted to share a little of that magic with other people.
What do you suggest fans read whilst waiting for the sequel to Something Missing?
Well, Something Missing doesn’t have a sequel. The True Love Series is several standalone novels each with their own tragic love story, but until the next book does come out my suggested list would be any of the A.L.Jackson books, The Glow By Helen Whapshott (amazing new book) and Blackbrooke by Emma Silver. If you like the dark twisted type of love story look up Pepper Winters – you will find her books amazing.
Well, that’s all from us! If you’d like to purchase Something Missing, it’s available as an e-book on Amazon UK, or as a paperback from Amazon UK/US.
But, if you’re a book blogger and are interested in a review copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like Hazel to do a blog appearance or interview, you can email her at email@example.com