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G r e e n w o o d

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  I n t e r i o r  M o t i v e s

G  r  e  e  n  w  o  o  d

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Cover Art by Elaine Gignilliat

Note to all readers, November 8th, 2001

**GREENWOOD TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!!**

GREENWOOD has been zapped up by NBI (http://www.novelbooksinc.com) Their acquisitions editor, who occasionally does reviews for Julie Shininger, saw the great review Julie wrote and on that basis decided to follow the link provided to read the novel for herself.

Sue Wilson received an offer just a few days ago!

!CONGRATULATIONS SUE!

This work is no longer sponsored by St Rose since it is now under contract for publication with NBI!

Winner of BitBooks Best Story Blue Ribbon #1 Greenwood!

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About the Author and Story

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Sue Wilson

ladyofthewood@msn.com

Okay, my secret's out. I prefer the villain-or at least a hero dark enough to chill one's blood, when he isn't busy heating it. I like romance, true, but I like it with a dash of danger, a little mystery, and a relationship that evolves despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. I don't like things easy; I prefer a challenge. Enter the Sheriff of Nottingham, who dared me to look beneath the Robin Hood legend for an untold story and create a world-his world-where nothing is quite as it seems or as truthful as legend has made it.

Greenwood is my first novel, but not the first thing I've written. I got my start in the world of science fiction/fantasy zines, writing short stories for kindly editors who coaxed me to loose my imagination, trade self-doubt for bold exploration, and curb my use of ellipses. Since I could never quite pull off a story without some element of romance, I eventually found myself in Carolina Romance Writers, a local chapter of Romance Writers of America, where I learned to merge technique with instinct and come up with a story and style of my own. Fellow writers in critique groups taught me to apply merciless slash and burn tactics to my prose while nurturing me with support and encouragement. Friends, some of whom I have never even met save through mail or the Internet, gave me advice and applause in exactly the write proportions. And, as always, my favorite authors continued to educate and entertain me with their own stories. But, in the end, I would never have accomplished the first paragraph had I not been given a fleeting glimpse of "my" Sheriff beneath the superb portrayal of that character by Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Night after night, I met this character at the keyboard, enamored of the opportunity to spend time in his delightfully sinister presence while I molded him into a man who could be not only villain, but hero as well.

For those who like to know a little bit about the person whose words they're reading, I will tell you that I am probably not that different from any other beginning writer. In one life, I am a single mother of a son and daughter, guardian of two cats, and I work in the counseling division of a not-for-profit human services agency. In another life, I am a dreamer who spins tales, sees images, and hears dialogue (often complete with musical scoring!) In both, I am a lover of nature, of peace, of home and family. I am rarely without a pencil in my hand, whether jotting down ideas, journaling, sketching, or doing the Sunday crossword. I enjoy history, especially early Britain and the medieval period, costuming, and role-playing. I like walking on the beach, thunderstorms on a Sunday afternoon, laughing at ribald jokes with crazy friends, and deluding myself that one day my house will be clean and well-organized.

As a new author, I am hungry for feedback, so I welcome your comments on Greenwood. I hope you enjoy your stay there as much as I did. "To the trees!"

 

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Note to all readers, November 8th, 2001

**GREENWOOD TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!!**

GREENWOOD has been zapped up by NBI (http://www.novelbooksinc.com) Their acquisitions editor, who occasionally does reviews for Julie Shininger, saw the great review Julie wrote and on that basis decided to follow the link provided to read the novel for herself.

Sue Wilson received an offer just a few days ago!

!CONGRATULATIONS SUE!

This work is no longer sponsored by St Rose since it is now under contract for publication with NBI!

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Diane Maxwell

Diane Maxwell lives in 'Gods Country' Ashville, North Carolina with soulmate David, six children, two dogs, and a thriving 'bee colony' (where you can get the best honey around!).

Viced in historical as well as contemporary romance, Interior Motives is just one of nearly a dozen works completed. 

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Interior Motives

Fool me once shame on you...

Rose Anderson had everything she ever wanted; a promising career as one of todays top Interior Designers...head-over-heals in love with the man of her dreams -- and then her wonderful world shattered before her very eyes; the man she adored had been a sham all along, an opportunist out to use her talent.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but after picking herself up and dusting herself off, she vowed she'd never be that naive again.

fool me twice...

Michael St. Lawrence was one of industry's leading Restoration Architects who prided himself on a job done his way. Rose was perfectly prepared to bunk heads about who was boss when he took the commission for restoring Huntington House, but not the instant sizzling attraction between them that threatened her last chance of proving herself.

Well this time her heart wouldn't cloud over reason. Nope, she wouldn't walk that same destructive path twice in one lifetime -- no matter how much Michael's kiss promised to prove her wrong...or how much her heart ached to take another chance...

 

Chapters

UPDATED -Readers, please read A Note To Readers before reading Interior Motives-UPDATED

Chapter 1   Chapter 2    Chapter 3

Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9

Chapter 10    Chapter 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18

Chapter 19    Chapter 20    Chapter 21

Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24

Chapter 25    Chapter 26    Chapter 27

Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32   Chapter 33

Chapter 34    Chapter 35    Chapter 36

Chapter 37    Chapter 38

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A Note from the Founder of St Rose

I am honored to present Elaine Gignilliat's Cover Art with our Story Feature!

With her internet debut nearly two years hence, the moment I discovered her legendary talent had finally graced the 'WWW' I was ecstatic! Here before my eyes was the very person that had breathed vision into countless famous authors stories such as Nora Roberts, Jennifer Blake, Victoria Holt, Catherine Coulter -- and the list goes on...

We are proud to say that we support Elaine Gignilliat and her work with the same diligence we support all romance writers. She is the only recommendation of collective work you will find in this entire site. The only way we can describe the reason why -- take a few minutes and visit her site to know :)

...After you read Greenwood and Interior Motives of course!

Warmest,

Marie Dillon

Founder SRP

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The romance cover that introduces Greenwood was created for CATHERINE'S QUEST written by author Juilliette Benzoni, and the romance cover that introduces Interior Motives was created for THE WHITEOAK BROTHERS written by Mazo De La Roche

Elaine Gignilliat's art has graced hundreds of Romances,  working with the most prominent Literary publishers in the industry. To find out more about her talent and preview the vast showcase of bookcovers here on the net, we highly recommend her webpages:

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Reviews

"Sue Wilson is a gifted story teller. Do you know how I know this? Because . . . anyone who can take legendary characters and bring them to life on paper is indeed a story teller. Not just a story teller but a gifted story teller. If you liked Robin Hood and the tales of Sherwood Forest your will love "Greenwood".

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Fern Michaels

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"...Greenwood does offer a compelling hero/villian and lots of adventures. I did have a wonderful time reading it, and for a first book, it is impressive. I like it! Rating: 85"

Reviewer :

Mrs. Giggles

Everything Romantic / Romance Novel Central

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"Sue Wilson shows promise of becoming a top-notch writer, with this, her first entry into the writing world. She does a marvelous job of capturing the essence of the times. This is the kind of writing of which we need to see more. It would be a loss to medieval story telling if publishers ignore this tale."

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Brenda Gayle

Romance Writers' Weekly

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"Even though GREENWOOD is unpublished, it's headed right for my keeper shelf. The characters are complex and intriguing, inviting you into the story. Once you've started, you won't want to stop reading! As mentioned previously, the only possible detractor from this story is the length, although I wouldn't cut any of it. Congratulations, Ms. Wilson, you've earned yourself a new fan! I'll be looking forward to more of Ms. Wilson's writing in the future, and hopefully the publishers will as well! <G>"

(a 'five rose' read!)

Reviewer :

Julie Shininger

Escape to Romance

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Avid Reader Reviews...

"I loved the twist on the Robin Hood story. How often is the sheriff the hero of the story?

The work was original. Not the same old medieval romance novel plot. I liked the conversations with Mildthyrth, very humorous. I could not stop reading the book, I couldn't walk away from my computer. I was enthralled!" ... Karla M.

"I like how the author took a traditional "bad guy" and made him lovable." ... Melissa W.

"...I also liked the fact that the heroine was intelligent, strong, knew the healing arts and was not missish and afraid all the time as had happened in some of the romance books I've read." ... Angele Y.

"I loved it!!! The Sheriff has always been portrayed in such a negative light, it was pleasantly surprising to see a different viewpoint. Thea and all the other characters were wonderful." ... Viewer

"From the very beginning I was hooked and couldn't wait until the entire story was revealed. The characters were magnificent and the storyline developed - all in all a great read! Bravo! I can't wait to read the next story." ... Geralyn T

"I think i really liked the fact that a villian was reformed. I myself always love the tempting nature of the bad guy and secretly wish he gets something nice in the end too!" ... Elizabeth L.

"I liked that things were never really what you expected. There was a turn around every corner! I read TONS of romances, and I have to say that this will be one of the most memorable. Thank you!" ... Melissa C.

"It was very well written, and I liked the intriguing premise. It tied nicely to the Robin Hood/King Richard stories at the end, and it featured a dynamic hero and heroine." ... Mary Lynne N.

"The romance was very good, but I also liked the setting. it was different and as many books as I read, different is good." ... Susan M.

"I liked the whole thing. But especially

a) The crafting of the bond between Thea and the Sheriff

b) The sensual yet beautiful love scenes

c) The believability" ... Roslyn T.

"Everything, but especially how the author took a traditional villian and made me actually like him!" ... Kristal Gail H.

"The story kept me wanting to find out what happened next." ... Judy W.

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