WRECKED Blog Party – Post 1 – Inspiration

May 16, 2015


Hello, everyone!

My name is Deanna Wadsworth and my newest book from Dreamspinner is called WRECKED. If you love historical romances then this one Is for you! At a full 96K, this one is is definitely a book you can get lost in all afternoon.I brought along a Rafflecopter giveaway so you can enter to win a copy!

I was inspired to write WRECKED on a trip in 2009 when my husband and I went on vacation to Key West, Florida. One afternoon we decided to tour the Key West Shipwreck Museum. I thought we would see some relics from under the sea, but I never expected to be inspired to write this book…..let alone find the name for my hero Rief in a video of a salvaging operation in the 80s, LOL.  I wonder what that guy would think? LOL

Did you know that in the 1850s Key West was the wealthiest city per capita in America? Yeah, neither did I. That money was brought in by salvaging ships wrecked on the Florida Reef, a dangerous occupation which was sanctioned by the US federal courts. These hearty sailors had a reputation as pirates in some circles, and rumors abounded that they tricked mariners into hiring them, or even had a hand in wrecking the ships to begin with. When a merchant wrecked his ship, the wreckers were always there, ready to hire out their services to salvage ship, cargo, and survivors.

I had just finished reading My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok and was in an artistic mood because of it. So I began thinking….what if a wrecker was out on patrol and he saves the life of a person he’s been painting his entire life?

Whoa! That sounded like the kinda book I liked to read….historical, romantic, and with just a twist of paranormal.

Thus WRECKED was born! You can check out an excerpt here: http://deannawadsworth.com/archives/463

It took me six years to see it in print and my box of author copies came in the mail on my birthday #BestGiftEver

I always come up with a new book idea when I take a vacation, even if it’s just a camping trip in Indiana.

What about you? What kind of inspiration do you get from vacations or travel? I would love to hear from you!



Blurb from WRECKED:

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

It is the man from his art!

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.


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Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.


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