Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Review – Passion in the Kitchen by Cynthia Ainsworthe
Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen is a cookbook with a difference, guaranteed to bring an extra spark into your relationship!
The author is an accomplished cook who specializes in French cuisine, and she is also an award-winning writer of a suspenseful and passionate romance novel, Front Row Center, which is currently being adapted into a screenplay.
Example: ‘Cooking break!
That’s all right,” she replied softly. “You want some of my …” she opened her palm, “… nuts?”
He blew out a ragged breath.’
If you are looking for something to spice up your life, look no further.
I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen
Authored by Cynthia B. Ainsworthe
Full Color on White paper
BISAC: Cooking / General
Discover the passion for not only cooking, but for enriching the joie de vivre! Recipes that create delicious entertaining and romantic conclusions. Whether cooking for two or more, these easy dishes will enhance any occasion and can turn an ordinary eating experience into a memorable event.
Intermingled between luscious pictures of recipes, are gorgeous photos of men to spice the cook’s creative energy. A romantic story thread begins after the first recipe and concludes following the last menu suggestion of cheese and wine.
Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen is a unique addition to any cooks collection and is the go-to book when desiring originality with a flare.
Winner of multiple literary awards, Cynthia B. Ainsworthe delivers more than tasty meals.
Front Row Center on Kindle, $2.99! 847 pages. Hollywood is excited. An IPPY romance winner with multiple 5-star reviews. #1 on Listopia romance list. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KYRE1Q8 @CynB_Ainsworthe @TheBookTweeters @PushingThePen
IPPY Award-winner, FRONT ROW CENTER, on Kindle!. Mini-series? Feature? Hollywood will decide. Check out where the buzz started for this epic novel, estimated 847 pgs. $2.99. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KYRE1Q8
Meet Cynthia as she discusses her IPPY award-winning #novel Front Row Center and her fantastic journey, 8PM ET http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writersalive/2014/06/30/cynthia-b-ainsworthe-and-front-row-center Front Row Center available on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KYRE1Q8 Check out the book trailer on her author page.
It’s true! Front Row Center (Forbidden Series~One) Kindle edition release. Same content as the first non-Kindle release. Check it out! http://www.amazon.com/Front-Center-Forbidden-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8885A0/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_tnr_1
1) What is the name of your character/s? Is he/she fictional or an historic person?
All my characters are fictional. Larry Davis is a world-renowned singer and musician. Tiffany Bradford is the Countess of Lantham of England, married to Clive Bradford, the Earl of Lantham and a very successful neurosurgeon. Tiffany appears identical to Larry’s missing wife, Taylor.
2) When and where is the story set?
The novel opens up in present day London near Mayfair.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Larry Davis deeply loves his missing wife and has been searching for her over the past eighteen months. Tiffany has no memory of her past and does not recognize Larry as a person she had ever met.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Larry is insistent Tiffany is his missing wife. Tiffany is more confused and frustrated with her inability to recall her past. It is not a “given” that this lookalike woman truly is Taylor. Everyone has a “twin” somewhere. Clive is not a willing participant to allow a famous singer-musician take his wife from his life.
5) What is the personal goal of the character/s?
Obviously, Larry wants Tiffany to remember she is Taylor. Tiffany desperately wants to know her true identity and past history. Clive wants to keep his marriage and social standing intact.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The title is Remember? There has been no pre-release information available until this posting. I do not expect to change the title of this book. My current epic novel, Front Row Center, introduces the characters Larry Davis and Taylor Allen. A script is in development by Hollywood known screenwriter, Scott C Brown, for a mini-series and feature film. Front Row Center is available from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Front-Row-Center-Cynthia-Ainsworthe/dp/0980245907/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345825833&sr=1-1&keywords=cynthia+b+ainsworthe
Please drop by these other authors who discuses this same subject on their work:
Trish Jackson http://romancerambleandbookbabble.blogspot.com/2014/05/meet-my-main-character-twila-redneck-pi.html
Diana Hawkins http://dianamhawkins.blogspot.com/
Mary Patterson Thornburg www.marypattersonthornburg.com
Anna Othitis http://www.annaandfrankieothitis.com/
I was invited by Trish Jackson http://romancerambleandbookbabble.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-writing-process-romantic-suspense.html to take place in this Writing Process blog tour. She is a romance writer who focuses on romance with a western flair. Her Redneck PI and Capricorn series are a must read for all romance readers who enjoy reading suspenseful romance set in raw and rural settings with plenty of heat and grit—a “what will happen next” romance mystery. A link to her books. http://www.amazon.com/Trish-Jackson/e/B004ZZG55K/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1396620547&sr=1-2-ent
What am I working on?
That’s an enormous question for me. Front Row Center took only ninety days to write but a year and a half to edit. It was of epic length at greater than 292 thousand words. It received many 5-star reviews and garnered interest from Scott C Brown, a Hollywood director/producer/screenwriter to adapt this novel into a feature film and mini-series script. Now I’m in the depts of writing a screen play. Writing a script is an entirely different animal than writing a book.
I have the sequel to Front Row Center, titled “Remember”, in the editing process. This book will be a more reasonable length of 88 to 90 thousand words and can stand alone on its own without the need for new readers to read Front Row Center first. Though I hope they would want to read how the journey of Taylor and Larry was born.
I have a cookbook, “Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen” ready for format to an ebook as well as print. It includes delicious French recipes, gorgeous shirtless men, and a storyline that runs throughout the book.
Another project waiting for the illustrator is a children’s picture book, “Jacques Learns a Lesson”, which brings home the acceptance of differences in others.
I’ve started writing another book with the working title, “Mechanic in Heels”; a story of a female paid assassin with a romantic complication.
I’m also plotting out the third book related to “Front Row Center”, which will center on Taylor’s daughter and the consequences of her choices.
How does my work differ from others of the same genre?
I involve the push and pull of moral decisions one must make. When the heart rules the head, disaster can affect not just the person making their decision but also has ramifications for others. As one question is solved, I create another, which a character must answer. I love the complexity of subplots and rich settings of Europe, and the glamorous Hollywood scene.
My audience is female, though I do have some male reader fans. My main characters tend to be in their forties and fifties. Love is timeless. Passion spans the entire lifetime.
Why do I write what I do?
I’m fascinated by romance and intrigue. While romance will always be the main thread in my plot, mystery and intrigue gives more depth and conflict to my characters. I love to create a problem and then see how my hero or heroine will meet that obstacle.
How does your writing process work?
I do a lot of mental plotting before the first word is printed on the page. A lot of talking about the characters; answering the “What if?” questions. I run my plot by my husband, who’s an avid reader. He gives excellent feedback on what is logical and what wouldn’t work.
I don’t use an outline, as I find that is restricting. I guess you could say I’m a modified pantster—write from the seat of my pants with a mental outline I can change at will as the story flows from me.
As I write, I create a separate document that lists each character with their characteristics. Below that, I write a brief summary of each chapter. That’s a great tool so I don’t get lost in my own manuscript and can keep the plot on a logical path.
My website: www.wordsandpassion.com
This wonderful author will follow me on this tour:
Anna George Othitis http://about.me/anna.othitis/#