Megan's 5 star rated Contemporary Romance

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A warm welcome to VIVIANE BRENTANOS
Author of Women's Contemporary Fiction
       'Stories of Life and Love'

First, Viviane shares a few details of her life
I was born in Reading UK in 1958. My father is English and my mother is French although there is a strong vein of Spanish on my maternal grandmother’s side. I was educated at various schools before completing Sixth Form College at St Peter's Huntingdon. I somehow managed to collect A levels in English, French and History and I subsequently won a place at Sheffield University where I decided to read Classical Civilization.
(Viviane is too modest to add that this was and still is one of the top universities in the UK!)

 Once there, however, I decided that I had had enough of the academic life; I found the student mentality rather false and having been brought up in student circles, rather boring. Much to my mother's horror, I gave up my studies and went to London to begin a course as a Canine Beautician. In 1984, my first husband and I parted ways amicably and I decided to visit the Ionian island of Corfu to celebrate my new freedom. It proved to be a life-changing decision. I still remember to this day, sitting in a café-bar, overlooking the crystal clear azure sea and saying to my friend. "I never want to leave here". I absolutely love the life-style here. I would recommend it to anyone. I remarried and have two children.   Looks idyllic...

But I decided that there was more to me than being a mother and wife {although, I hasten to add, it is a worthy assignment.} I decided to finally get my head down and do what I'd always promised myself; I was going to write. I have been writing romance since my early teens, mostly for my own satisfaction and for my friends but now I really want to work at it. Writing has become my passion. I have always been a "Romantic", often accused of not living in the real world but who wants to do that? I like to call my work Romance with a quirky, humorous Brit twist and I am always striving to make my characters real, characters we can all relate to. I hope you all enjoy my world
And here are Viviane's Blurbs:
Written in Stone
Dumped five days before her wedding,
Cassandra Hall decides not to waste the honeymoon.  She sets off to London. What was supposed to be her dream week turns into a nightmare time of introspect, self-doubt. Then she meets James, literally falling at his feet in an attempt to save his Afghan hound from colliding head on with the traffic.
James is witty, charming, too good-looking and also--not available. Despite this, Cassie is captivated by him. What follows is a week of fun, companionship and a bonding that Cassie has never experienced.
James, sensing Cassie’s unhappiness, goes out of his way to make up for her jerk of a fiancé’s rejection.  He is drawn to her vulnerability--something he finds disturbing, threatening to shatter all he thought he knew about himself.  Cassie, he senses, is falling in love with him. He ought to back away but cannot. Cassie bravely makes her true feelings known and when he rejects her, he knows he has broken her heart. He is left confused, guilty because....James has a secret.

available soon fromMuseItHotPublishers link
 Cold, Cold Heart
Who is Daniel Hayes? Why does a man who has everything - fame, fortune and the world at his feet feel so empty? What is his interest in Rachel Warner, a girl from a quiet Home Counties English town? Why does she hold the key to his happiness? Daniel Haynes is the man we have all dreamed of; the pop star we all wanted to marry when we were 16 but he only has eyes for Rachel.

Rachel Warner - Why does Daniel's interest in her threaten her ordered yet unsatisfying life? Why does she have to live with the shadow of her ex-father-in-law breathing over her shoulder?

Find out more about Viviane and her other books on her links:

And come back tomorrow for a lively interview with Viviane

Comp: leave a comment to enter the draw to win a copy of Written in Stone 


  1. Thank you Megan,
    Here we have a lovely portrait of Viviane the woman as well as the writer. I know the story of Written in Stone from some of the rave reviews and would urge readers to grab this book fast and enjoy it, before someone makes it into a movie, especially if you love character driven plots.
    Viviane, I visited your website. Lots of interest there. I adore your little white rabbit. If only i could have borrowed him for the Easter edition of my ezine. Maybe next year.

  2. Lovely intro, Megan. Viviane, nice getting to know you better. You're so right about living in the real world. The writers I know live in their heads and consider the outside world an intrusion! I enjoyed the excerpts and wish you all the best with your writing.

  3. Amen, to the in the head comments. been there, still am. lol