Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Remember When . . . It Was Time for a Ring of Secrets?

As my deadline for Ring of Secrets draws near, it's obviously taking over my thoughts again. =) I'm having a lot of fun doing a final polish on the manuscript and even preparing my marketing plan and elements.

One part of said plan is having a Pinterest board for the book. Putting that together yesterday was a super-fun half hour! Hope everyone will go check it out. =) And if you're hesitant to follow that link, I'll share a few of the best pictures here.

In case you missed my post in January announcing Ring of Secrets being bought by Harvest House, here's a bit about the book:

Opening her heart could mean a noose around her neck.

Winter Reeves is a Patriot daughter forced to hide her heart amid the Loyalists of the City of New York. Though she has learned to don a mask to hide her thoughts, she has also learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to her childhood friend and his Culper Ring. Never before has she had a problem hiding her true heart behind an image of brainless beauty. But then, never before had someone seen straight to her soul.

Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find Washington’s spy hidden among the ranks of the elite. Romance was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his search, a way to gain entrance to the world he had so long shunned—though women are terrifying, baffling creatures that inevitably render him bumbling. But when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes under her too-blank face, he finds a mystery too intriguing to be ignored.

In a world where loyalty can be bought and sold, where no one can be trusted, and where threat dangles ever before them, Winter and Bennet must find a way through the snares of intrigue . . . before their secrets can swallow them whole.
Now for the fun! You can find the full board here: http://pinterest.com/roseannamwhite/ring-of-secrets/

This is one of the few books I've written where I picked out actors to base my characters' looks on first. And so Winter is described as looking like Anna Kendrick and Bennet like Chris Hemsworth.

Only, of course, Winter would look more like this:

Colonel Fairchild, Winter's most prominent suitor, would look something like this:
And a few others just for fun. ;-)
Valley of Vision is book of compiled Puritan prayers, which are what inspires Winter's prayer life

All, of course, based on the historically documented adventures of the

Can you tell I'm getting excited? LOL. Happy Wednesday everyone! Oh, and if you just can't get enough of me, I'm guest-posting today on GoTeenWriters about "5 Ways to Keep an Editor from Deleting You." ;-)

3 comments:

  1. I love The Valley of Vision! I am really intrigued by this book. Sounds like it is going to be really good! I can't wait for it!

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  2. Congratulations, Roseanna. i am looking forward to reading and reviewing this novel.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

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  3. I love it!!!! I am so excited! This story sounds so exciting! Can't wait!!!

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