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First Book Signing – To Tempt a Viscount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the release of To Tempt a Viscount, I couldn’t resist doing a book signing. I learned four things from this event:

  1. My hand likes to add extra commas in my inscriptions. Lesson learned. I need to slow down when I write to avoid such errors.
  2. Bring plenty of water. People like to chat (me included) and my throat gets scratchy without a beverage.
  3. Relax. These events are enjoyable, and not nearly as scary as I envisioned. In fact, I am looking forward to the next one!
  4. Practice my signature. It’s not pretty. In fact, every time I signed my name, I cringed.

What I enjoyed most was getting the chance to chat with people about a common interest. Maybe I should join a book club so I can participate in discussions more often.

 

 

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Day in the Life of a Writing Mom

I try my best to write every day, or edit, or read. Every day. I don’t think I need to re-type that, but if you are curious how often I write, re-read the first two sentences. Sometimes, I dedicate a half hour, and sometimes it’s the entire day. Below is a listing of my typical day, not the crazy all-day long edits, or the odd days I don’t do much (and go shopping instead).

  1. Coffee. My toddler, Wyatt, wakes me up around 7, and caffeine gets me going.
  2. Activities with Wyatt, including breakfast, lunch, cleaning my house, and playing.
  3. Nap time! Wyatt takes a nap, and either I join him, or I write for about an hour.
  4. Supper, cleanup, family time, bed time.
  5. This is when I catch my second wind. Seriously. I will be exhausted at 7 p.m. but once Wyatt goes to sleep around 8 I get this crazy surge of energy. Either I go to the gym or work out at home. It all depends on how ambitious I am, or how much I need to reflect on my story.
  6. Final stage. I write/edit/read at night when my house is quiet and I can focus without a toddler trying to break my laptop. I try to go to sleep by midnight but there are plenty of nights I work well past that point. Hence the reason I nap with my child.

This is an example of a perfect writing day. I don’t really do the word count goal, or page count goal, or any other sort of goal. As long as I write, I am happy. I am so proud of my work as a full-time mom and writer. Now, if only i could say the same thing about cleaning my house.

If you are interested in my work, take a look at To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom.

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Book Trailer – To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom

I hope you enjoy my book trailer for To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom.

I was a little scared to make a book trailer, but have to say I am pleased with the results. I used construction paper and tape for the graphics, moving the characters and sticking them to the poster board for the various scenes. As for music, I used Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 4 in G Minor.

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Writing To Tempt a Viscount

Writing To Tempt a Viscount was a whirlwind of excitement for me. Up til then, I had never written anything longer than a college paper and had no idea what to expect. I set out with my initial plot, forgetting all manners of important things such as side characters. When I did remember them, I spent days adding them to the story, weaving them in as if they were there from the beginning. I learned a lot from my first novel, but most of all, I learned to enjoy writing.

Sometimes, I read other author’s biographies and see how they dreamed of being a writer since childhood. I wish I could make such a claim, unfortunately, I never thought to write until I was searching for a book to read. I am very particular in my reading selections, and when I could not find one intriguing enough to purchase, decided to write my own. I never expected my project to go this far. Instead, I figured I’d keep a copy in a drawer and pull it out every few years.

Somehow, I found The Wild Rose Press, Inc., and they took a chance on me, an unknown writer.  They also have agreed to publish my second novel, To Dodge a Duke, which is still in the editing stages. In fact, there should be a total of four novels in my Entangled Nobility series, with To Tempt a Viscount being the first.

If you are interested in more about To Tempt a Viscount or me, please read this article by the Fort Leavenworth Lamp. Also, check out my website: www.naomiboom.com, and please consider connecting with me on Goodreads.

Interesting facts about To Tempt a Viscount:

The initial draft did not include Miss Allison Somers, and now she is integral to the series.

The hero of To Tempt a Viscount, Lord Gavin Farris, is surprised by Laura’s partiality toward John Keats and purchases her a volume of Keats’s works. In one deleted scene, Gavin reflects on a particular poem as he waits to “happen” upon Laura in Hyde Park. That poem was The Eve of St. Agnes, which you can read here.

I took out a scene where Lord Farris asks Laura’s father for his permission to marry Laura. Gavin is tasked with finding Laura the perfect mare, so Gavin goes to Tattersalls. He finds the perfect horse, but the owner, Lord Percival, refuses to sell the mare to him. Gavin is forced to go back empty-handed but Laura’s father approves of his choice to return with no horse as opposed to a sub-par one and gives his blessings for the union.

 

 

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Playlist for the Entangled Nobility Series

Historical romance music for Naomi Boom's Entangled Nobility Series.
I am a huge fan of music. Music inspires me to write, to dream, to try harder. When writing historical romance novels, I have to have background noise, but not something distracting enough to interrupt my train of thought. This might sound crazy, but I play one song on repeat for days on end. Not only can I tune that particular song out, but I can tune in when necessary to harness the emotion I wish to conjure in my writing. Needless to say, I remember which songs I listened to when I wrote my novels, and have listed my favorite song for each novel.

I have a handy Pandora playlist if you care to listen to more of my favorite music. Be warned though, I adjust it to my tastes regularly.

To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom:

Nicki Minaj “Grand Piano”

Sara Bareilles “Gravity”

To Dodge a Duke by Naomi Boom:

Sara Bareilles “Gravity”

Thomas Rhett “Playing with Fire (featuring Jordin Sparks)”

 

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