Spotlight & Giveaway: Hollywood Dreams by Mae Archer

Posted July 13th, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 31 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome bestselling author Mae Archer to HJ!Spotlight&Giveaway

She’s fallen for his greatest role. But can she fall for him?

HdreFormer soap star Tom Calvert dreams of making movies that matter. To get the part of a lifetime he becomes a method actor, living as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury. While in character he meets Maree Reynard, a costume designer, and takes her on a date. But when this practice date becomes all too real he realizes that he’s made the mistake of a lifetime. Will he be able to get Maree to fall in love with Tom Calvert?

Maree Reynard’s father is an actor and she has grown up on a studio lot. She has no illusions about the artifice of the movie-making business and has vowed she would never date an actor. When she meets and falls in love with Beau Tennant she knows that she’s found her dream man who is genuine and real. But when Beau disappears

from her life she is heartbroken. She meets Tom Calvert on the rebound and sees their flirtation as a way of recovering her shattered confidence. Will Tom Calvert be able to convince her he is the real deal?

Mae Archer on celebrity crushes:

My latest novel Hollywood Dreams began as a daydream, as most of my novels do. In my daydream a woman meets a lovely, regular guy. They date, fall in love, and but he is hiding a deep, dark secret. Turns out he’s not a lovely, regular guy. He is instead a movie star who is in character as a method actor. Now he has to get the woman he loves to fall in love with the real him, and so the fun begins.

Over the years the part of the male love interest has changed. After watching Gladiator, Russell Crowe played the part.

Then I went to see Blood Diamond and it was Leo, only Leo.

But who wouldn’t sigh over Ryan Gossling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yum.

And then I watched This Means War and it became all about Chris Pine. So ultimately Chris is the inspiration for my character Tom Calvert, a slashie model turned soap actor, who wants to move to the big time and so embarks on his method acting gambit as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury.

Chris Pine’s varied career means that he was also the inspiration for the character of Beau.

When it was time to find inspiration for my heroine Maree Reynard it was Jacqueline Bissett with her classical beauty and silky brown hair who spoke to me.

After years of daydreaming I found the writing process so much fun and it felt like the novel just poured out of me.


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About the Author:

Mae Archer knew she wanted to be a writer since she was a child. She loved listening to her grandmother’s war stories about English maidens falling in love with handsome Yankees while England burnt under the Luftwaffe’s blitz.
When she discovered romance novels as a teenager she soon realised that her dream job was to be a romance writer. After many career twists and turns she’s making her dreams come true.
Her real life is like one of her grandmother’s stories. She met a foreigner who travelled through Australia and it was love at first sight. She married him six months after they met and every day since has been an adventure.
She lives in Australia with her husband and daughter.
Mae loves to hear from readers. You can contact her through her website,




31 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Hollywood Dreams by Mae Archer”

  1. Terri

    Hugh Jackman. Love his acting, looks, personality. You can tell he loves his family and appears down to earth during interviews. All sexy things.

  2. Morgan VanLier

    I have a bunch so Ill just name a couple; Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt

  3. Cathy P

    I like Hugh Jackman. I like his acting and he is gorgeous. He loves his family and seems comfortable in his own skin. In short, he seems like a down to earth man.

  4. belindaegreen

    My celeb crush is John Legend. His music moves my soul! He’s not bad to look at either. He just projects romance! So much so that he causes lots of women sighing….I wish it was me”!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Belinda G

  5. Sony

    My celebrity crush would be Jason Momoa, just love the tough guy look, we all know he is just so loveable as his tough looks!

  6. mrsmac19

    Alexander Skarsgard & Ian Somerhalder are my celebrity crushes :-). I don’t think it’s the on-screen vampire thing, but they are quite handsome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Winnie Lim

    Josh Duhamel. I just fell in love with him when I first saw him in Transformers. In fact I watched transformers mainly because of him. He is such a cutie and I love the fact that he is a dog lover.

  8. Kate I.

    I’m not even remotely embarrassed to admit to having several. Pierce Brosnan, Bruce Willis, and Jonny Lee Miller are among them.

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