Title: In the Land of Milk and Honey
Author: Nell ES Douglas
Genre: Adult Romance, Suspense
Release Date: January 17, 2018
When Gabrielle “Bree” Valentine awoke in a hospital bed with a newborn baby, she centered herself and rebuilt. Bree didn’t think about her mental breakdown, lost memories, or the features of a stranger emerging daily in the face of the son she is raising alone. Five years later, on a weekend in the Hamptons, a chance encounter with a man unlike any other jars her—bone deep. Daniel Hawthorne Baird II, wealthy, dangerous, British aristocrat, gravitates to Bree like caviar on crostini. In his relentless obsession with Bree, their lives entwine despite Bree’s resistance. With the unconditional support of friends she calls ‘family’, Bree confronts the most difficult questions of her life. Unearthing the painful mysteries behind who fathered her child, who the real Daniel Baird is, and the irrepressible desire driving her towards a man destined to be the end of them both.
The Twilight Saga. I gotta be honest! I wrote often online and through blogs in the late 2000’s but what prompted me to expand my novel, In the Land of Milk and Honey, (which was a new adult short story originally) into a full length 160k + word romance novel was that fandom. It was a romance renaissance for me.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names)?
My favorite aspect of writing is character development. Characters begin somewhat 3 dimensional and taking it to the fourth dimension excites me.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I really enjoy historical. Fiction or non-fiction. It’s informed my understanding of people living lives very different than my own.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
My gut answer is Tina Fey. We’d write a spectacular romcom.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Writing is a form of art and art has always been a part of me. Painting and charcoal drawings. Writing is so accessible and closing a laptop is way more convenient than cleaning fifteen oil brushes or a chalk-dusted workspace. You can write anywhere. So this is how I paint now.
Nell E. S. Douglas has possessed a deep, abiding love for written words since childhood. The transition from reader, to writer, was a natural one. Her first stories, penned on the lined pages of class notebooks, were inspired by her mother’s poetry and epic tales of travel, and a professorial inquisitiveness inherited from her father. Following college in Florida, Nell exited the world of pure imagination, and entered the one of business, successfully establishing a career in sales, and developing a cup-a-day habit (of coffee). Today, Nell writes everything from story ideas to essays during the spaces in-between domestic goddessing, and contributing as a managing partner to a thriving small business. Nell resides in Florida, with her husband and their children, passing on the traditions of her mother, and sinking her feet in the sand whenever possible.
Her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Her favorite movies are Gladiator, anything by Scorcese, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Bridesmaids.