From Christina: I want to thank E. M. Bannock for being my one of my two guests this week at Seasons of Love. I’ve enjoyed reading her posts and learning more about Totally Devoted and the personal story behind it. I hope you’ve also enjoyed her visit.
Thank you to all who have participated in this weeklong promotion. A big thank you to Christina Cole for inviting me to be a featured author. Writing my book was a work of love and I hope everyone who reads it can tell.
Here are a couple of my favorite reviews to whet your appetite:
“I’m on chapter 2 and I just LOVE it! It’s smart, insightful, and witty. It grabbed my attention right away. I’m excited to see what happens!” Shannon – Cape Coral, FL
“This was great! I’ve already finished it and really enjoyed it. The story line was really good along with the other stuff! Don’t know which was best! Keep the books coming.” Sue – Jacksonville, FL
“I read the whole book yesterday. Started at 7 AM and finished at 3 AM. With a few breaks to eat. But wow! I think I had 3 orgasms while reading it.” Lisa – Plymouth, MI
Appetite whet yet?
About E. M. Bannock
E.M. Bannock was born in 1950 and grew up in the Detroit suburbs. She is the second child of seven and eldest daughter of a working class family. Her mother was always at home to care for her children, which instilled Marie with deep rooted family ties. Her parents had traditional, old style, European ideals which clashed with her modern, adventurous personality. The daughters were not encouraged to attend college. Instead they were expected to get married, have children, and be homemakers.
Her love for writing began during high school where she excelled in writing short stories and poetry. During her junior and senior year, she wrote and sold short stories that other students turned in for homework assignments.
Born with the wanderlust, she found herself in Los Angeles. LA was an exciting place to be in the early 70’s and E.M. experienced all that it had to offer. It was here she met her husband. The two have a son.
E.M. and her family have lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming, where she now lives with her husband, son, grandson and a menagerie of cats, dogs, chickens, and horses.
She has made her living as an office manager, computer programmer/analysts, and project manager. Throughout it all, she never lost her love for writing. Although never published, she has a small collection of the short stories and poems that have been written throughout the years.
Until 1999, she had never attempted to write a novel. Then, while descending into Detroit on a business trip, she had the inspiration for her first novel, Totally Devoted.
After completing the book she submitted it to several literary houses only to be rejected. Life became complicated and her book sat in the memory of her computer for 15 years. At her husband’s urging, she “brushed” it off, added more dimension to the characters, and more spice to the romance. The result is a gripping, erotic tale of modern romance and rugged western adventure that exposes the struggles of life with raw human emotion, lust, love, devotion, and danger.