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About Ann Bradford
Romance and erotica author Ann Bradford was born and raised on the prairies. She loves her rural lifestyle and hopes the passion for the simpler things in life slips into her writing. A romantic at heart, Ann enjoys nature, reading, and spending time with her family and St Bernard. Ann is happily married with two children and works for a non-profit organization.
What inspired you to write your book?
His Holy Stare came about while I was researching for something entirely different. I was digging through some files from the 1950s when I stumbled on a picture of a Brother who ran a convent in a forgotten town on the prairies. He had this incredible smile, yet his eyes had this… deep sadness to them. I was so intrigued, I told myself I’d write a short paragraph about the man to find out what the shadow on his life was. And well, Brother James was born and took me on a journey of self-discipline that impressed me.
Here is a short sample from the book:
His stare intensified and he pursed his lips, in deep thought. Was he one of those tight-asses who’d make her kneel and recite the rosary for using the shit word?
If this man demanded she kneel, what would she do? She glared at him, challenging him, ready to storm out because she couldn’t see herself telling him off.
He didn’t back down from her stare but he didn’t say anything. Needing to do something, she went to the side table and grabbed a rag for his hands.
— His Holy Stare