Treasured Secrets by Kendall Talbot
Treasured Book 1
Publication Date: April 22, 2015
From Romantic Book of the Year winner Kendall Talbot comes an adrenaline-fuelled new series introducing sassy sexy characters, exotic locations, and action-packed adventure.
Some secrets should remain hidden forever…
The last place Rosalina expected the clue to a 700-year-old mystery to lead her was back into the arms of Archer, the man who broke her heart. When neither can solve the puzzle without the other, they set off on a new adventure. They’re forced to ignore the sparks that still fly unhindered between them as their search for the golden riches weaves from Tuscany’s underbelly to Archer’s luxurious yacht in the Greek Islands.
Archer desperately wants to salvage his shattered relationship with Rosalina but fighting for her love soon takes a back seat to fighting for their lives. Ruthless competition is hot on their heels and will do anything to get his hands on the treasure. With evil close on their trail, and Archer wrestling with the remnants of a childhood tragedy, Rosalina begins to wonder if some secrets were never meant to be revealed.
Q&A from Kendall Talbot, author of Treasures Secrets
Treasured Secrets: action packed treasure hunt laced with delicious romance.
When Rosalina discovers a clue to a 700 year old missing treasure, it leads her back to Archer, the man who broke her heart. But when neither can solve the puzzle without the other they’re forced to ignore the sparks that fly unhindered between them as they set off in search of a 13th century mystery. But ruthless competition is hot on their tail and will do anything to get their hands on the treasure first. With Archer wresting remnants of a childhood tragedy, Rosalina begins to wonder if some secrets should never be revealed.
Tell us about your heroine:
Rosalina is a strong Italian woman in her late 20’s. She’s adventurous, independent and occasionally likes to get up to a little mischief. She grew up in a 700 year of villa in Tuscany and her Nonna raised her in what she called, ‘Her kitchen of life’. Rosalina is a fabulous chef and she has a genuine appreciation for food and flavour and has always believed food solved everything. One of the fun things I did while writing this book, was to cook all the meals that Rosalina makes in Treasured Secrets and book two in this series, Treasured Lies. So now, Rosalina’s recipes debut in their own cookbook “Rosalina’s Treasured Treats” so maybe you can cook along as you read the book. Rosalina’s Treasured Treats is only $1.99 on my website: http://www.kendalltalbot.com.au
What advice would you offer aspiring writers?
Turn off the television. If you need to watch television, watch a movie and analyze it until you work out what works and what doesn’t. Keep an eye out for the pivotal points and really study the dialogue as this will help you improve your voice. By the way, I do most of my movie watching in my home gym, that way I get to exercise and study at the same time.
What are you working on at the moment?
Well…I used to daydream about robbing a bank that I worked at in 1992. So guess what? I robbed that bank. In a book of course. Double Take my first crime novel, is a gritty Quinten Tarantino meets Nora Roberts story set in that bank I worked in. I also chose to set the story in 1992 too. It was a time before the internet, mobile phones and electric windows. It was also a time of Cheers, Cagney and Lacey, boom boxes and Carrington Blush champagne. It’s so much fun writing in that era.
Also, book two in my Treasured series, Treasured Lies will be out in October 2015.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Kendall! I loved getting to learn more about Treasured Secrets. It sounds like such a great read!
About the Author
Kendall Talbot is an award winning author, thrill seeker and a hopeless romantic. She has travelled extensively, some 36 countries, and counting and she’s addicted to experiences that make her scream…white water rafting, scuba diving with sharks and hang gliding are just a few. Her stories reflect her sense of adventure and her long running love affair with her very own hero.
Kendall collects junky jewellery and expensive perfume, her favourite night out is with great friends and a fabulous bottle of wine or two, and she rarely watches TV. She lives in Brisbane with her hubby, her two grown boys and her little dog, Josie McLuvin.
Her debut novel Lost in Kakadu (Escape Publishing, 2013) has received a clutch of award nominations and most notably won the exclusive Romantic Book of the Year.
Drop into Kendall’s website sometime: www.kendalltalbot.com.au
The author will be giving away ebook bundle of Treasured Secrets & Rosalina’s Treasured Treats cookbook to 5 winners of the below Rafflecopter. Giveaway ends on May 6 and open internationally.
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Oh a book set in 1992 sounds awesome! I’ll definitely be watching for that one!
I really loved Rosalina’s and her house in Italy, I want to visit it! And preferably stay awhile. 😉
Thanks for hosting a tour stop!
Thanks for the post. Sometimes things need to stay in the past.