Dare to Read

November 17, 2012

A Crimson Wonderland Blog Hop: A Touch of Fantasy



by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



I love stories. That’s why I read, that’s why I write.

I like my stories the old fashion way. I like them to have a beginning, a middle and an end. A happy ending, thank you very much.

And the stories I like best are those that have a touch of fantasy.

No surprise then that Two Moon Princess, the first book I wrote, takes place in an imagined fantasy world. This allowed me to play by my own rules and create a world that fit my fancy. And I enjoyed living there so much, I wrote a sequel and then, yet another book in a medieval alternate Spain.

As every writer knows to write the book is just the first step towards publication. The next step is to convince an agent to represent your work.

In real life, it took me a year to get my agent. But while I waited, I started writing a fictionalized account of my struggles. In this parallel world I created Carla, my protagonist, did not have to wait so long. In fact, she finds her agent in the first chapter.

But her agent is, she soon finds out, an immortal. The introduction of this paranormal element meant that, once again, rules could be broken and history rewritten. It meant that I could give my favorite poets, Lorca and Becquer who died young, a chance to live again.

And live they do in my latest novel, Immortal Love, taking Carla into their world and into an old blood feud that could cost her what she loves most.

Meet Bécquer.

He’s handsome, well-read, and can get you that book contract you always dreamed about. Never mind that he’s also an immortal and lives on human blood. Why would that matter? Your relationship is strictly business.

Or so you thought.

Until Bécquer’s life is threatened, and you discover that walking away is not an option, because he was hurt while protecting your son, because you are the only one who can save him now, because you care for him.

Welcome to Bécquer’s world.

Please, come inside. He’s waiting for you.

This is my contribution to the Crimson Romance Blog Hop.

Please, leave a comment for a chance to win dozens of giveaways and 3 grand prizes: One Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift certificate for $100!!! And two gift certificates for $50 each!!

To get more chances at winning, visit my fellow Crimson Romance authors’ blogs by clicking their name below.

1. Sharon Clare 2. K.M. Jackson
3. Lynn Cahoon 4. Tessa Berkley
5. Black Creek Burning 6. Erin Richards
7. Shay Lacy 8. M. J. Schiller
9. Terri Herman-Ponce 10. Sylvie Fox
11. Ashlyn Mathews 12. NLSScribe/Scribbles
13. Carol Ritten Smith 14. Beth Yarnall
15. Peggy Bird 16. Rowena May O’Sullivan
17. Suzi Love 18. nora snowdon
19. Tara Mills Romance 20. Vristen Pierce
21. Embrace the Shadows 22. Alicia Dean
23. Heather Thurmeier 24. Rena’s Ramblings
25. Dare to Read 26. Denyse Cohen
27. Pam B. Morris Blog 28. Becky Lower Author
29. Nikkie Locke 30. Nicole Flockton
31. Rionna Morgan 32. Elizabeth Boyce
33. Amanda L. V. Shalaby 34. Meline Nadeau
35. Kate Fellowes 36. Lola Karns
37. D’Ann Lindun 38. Jerri Drennen
39. Kristina Knight Romance Author 40. Morgan O’Neill
41. Shelley Wall Blog 42. Holley Trent
43. Karen Sue Burns 44. Patti Shenberger
45. Tamara Gill


  1. I am so glad to have found you on this blog hop. I am adding this to my christmas wishlist!

    Comment by Kim Brooks — November 17, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

  2. I am so glad to have found you on this blog hop. I am adding this to my christmas wishlist!


    Comment by laurie g — November 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  3. I definitely have to have the Happy ending too if I don’t i get really upset.


    Comment by Dawna Newman — November 17, 2012 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  4. I love blog hopping because it adds new books to my to read list! The library is my fav escape location! LOL!


    Comment by April Holgate (@grapeaprilrain) — November 17, 2012 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks so much for doing the blog hop and a chance to win! I love reading as a form of escape and i love doing that in my big comfy chair in my small ‘library’!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

    Comment by Kaci Verdun — November 17, 2012 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  6. When I first opened the page the cover to the Imortal Love caught my eye. Looks just from the cover that it’ll be a fun read then you read & 🙂
    Thanks for being a part of the hop


    Comment by Beckey — November 17, 2012 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

  7. Sounds great! Thanks for the hop!!


    Comment by ki pha — November 18, 2012 @ 3:09 am | Reply

  8. I love a touch of fantasy!

    Thank you!


    Comment by Eva — November 18, 2012 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  9. Great to meet you on this blog hop, and I will back to find out more about this handsome soul who offers book contracts!

    Comment by caroleannvance — November 18, 2012 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  10. That’s a great way to deal with the stress of trying to get published, rewrite it the way you wish it would have happened. Thank for the giveaway.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by ELF — November 19, 2012 @ 1:53 am | Reply

    • If only we could make things happen by writing them! Still we try. Thanks ELF for your comment.

      Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — November 19, 2012 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  11. Wow, Immortal Love sounds so intriguing! I may just have to read it. 🙂

    I am a very visual person. If I’m not transported in the story, it’s a disappointment. I treat each book as if I’m a bystander watching the scenes as they unfold. I like to see in my mind’s eye the people, surroundings, and emotions. I know I’m engaged when I can’t put the book down until I’m done. The story has to have all the elements of a good story to hook me. If not, I feel cheated. I’m an avid reader and know the good, bad, and the ugly….

    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you and share.

    Belinda G

    Comment by belindaegreen — November 19, 2012 @ 2:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks Belinda. As a writer I want the reader inside my story. If you get a chance to read Immortal Love, let me know if I succeed.

      Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — November 19, 2012 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  12. World-building always intrigues me…interesting post!


    Comment by Trix — November 19, 2012 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

    • The world must be totally real for the writer so she can convince the reader it exists. Thank you Trix for stopping by.

      Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — November 19, 2012 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  13. Thanks for the great post! I am really enjoying finding new authors and blogs!

    Comment by Lisa Fisher Walker — November 19, 2012 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  14. I love paranormal romance.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by JanD — November 20, 2012 @ 12:51 am | Reply

  15. Yay!! Just stopping by on my way around the hop! This is so much fun!


    Comment by Rionna Morgan — November 20, 2012 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  16. I love to read to escape. It gives me the chance to live dangerously through the characters. I get to have a happy ending.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) — November 20, 2012 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

    • I totally agree. I’d rather the characters take the risks while I sit comfortably at home reading.

      Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — November 20, 2012 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

  17. Hmm I’ll have to read about this agent. 🙂 Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing and for participating. Happy Thanksgiving early. 🙂


    Comment by Melissa Limoges — November 20, 2012 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  18. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    bme722 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Brittany — November 20, 2012 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

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