Sunday, September 5, 2021



Love behind the wickets.

English vice-Captain Claude de Lussan is the poster boy for English cricket. He’s smart, handsome, rich and a damn fine cricketer. And Delilah Taylor loves him to bits. Her whole existence revolves around him so much so, she polishes his autographed ball from his first century every weekend as it sits in her cabinet. Except, Claude de Lussan doesn’t love her back.

Following a heady summer, she finds herself suddenly married and divorced from the cricketer only to find him return to her world years later. Can they resolve old hurts and bury the past to rebuild a future together? Can they overcome family resentment, old flames and misunderstandings to accept that they what they had was and still is special?

Book Details

Title: Stumped

Author: Pamela Q. Fernandes

Genre: contemporary sports romance

Series: To Love A Sportsman Series

Publisher: Touchpoint Press (July 9, 2021)

Print length: 137 pages


A few of your favorite things: the Casio keyboard my dad gave me, my red Bible.

Things you need to throw out: plastic stud earrings, have them for over ten years and wear nothing else.

Things you need in order to write: quiet, a nice view maybe.

Things that hamper your writing: noise, people.

Things you love about writing: I love creating something new, discovering new places and things to write about.

Things you hate about writing: killing off characters, it hurts even if they’re made up people.

Easiest thing about being a writer: the freedom that comes with the craft, you can’t do with other jobs
Hardest thing about being a writer: the responsibility to produce good work with every single manuscript.

Things you love about where you live: the low cost of living and the food.

Things that make you want to move: the humidity.

Things you never want to run out of: ketchup and instant noodles.

Things you wish you’d never bought: a winter mini skirt, but it’s too cold to wear it in the winter. . . (why did I ever buy it?)

Words that describe you: honest, committed, funny, straightforward.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: silly, impatient, introvert.

Favorite foods: fried fish.

Things that make you want to throw up: gelatinous food, hate puddings and gooey textured food.

Favorite music: my new favorite worship band is CityAlight, I have their song “Yet Not I” on repeat, and I can’t stop hearing it. I also recently listened to Baek Yerin’s “Blooming Memories,” so pretty. While I wrote Stumped, I remember playing a lot of “My love” by Lee Hi, especially the sadder parts of the book. 

Music that make your ears bleed: hard rock! and rap!?!

Favorite beverage: sweet lime soda.

Something that gives you a pickle face: liquor. It all tastes soooo bitter.

Favorite smell: one of my favorite natural scents is of the beach, I love being at the beach. Growing up, my parents always took us to the beach to play. 

Something that makes you hold your nose: pigeon poop, it stinks.

Something you’re really good at: I’m good at table tennis (and no please don’t call it ping-pong) and crosswords.

Something you’re really bad at: I suck at playing the piano, even though I’ve been learning it since I was a child.

Something you wish you could do: I wish I could bake bread, I can’t seem to master it.

Something you wish you’d never learned to do: I wish I had never learned piano and taken up guitar instead.

Something you like to do: I like walking a lot. During the pandemic, a friend of mine and I covered 11 miles a day walking all the way from Park Slope to the Pier Park every day and she kept pushing me to walk another block or another mile. 

Something you wish you’d never done: no regrets . . .

Last best thing you ate: my BFF made me a homemade falooda with her sister’s honey ice cream just last week. It was so good and full of nuts. I usually don’t like it but somehow had an entire glass of it. It was delish.

Last thing you regret eating: Chinese fried rice, upsets my tummy every single time.

Things you’d walk a mile for: Gelato.

Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: mice.

Things you always put in your books: sarcasm.
Things you never put in your books: curse words.

Things to say to an author: What are you writing next?

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: You should write about X or I’ve got an idea for you or how many books do you sell . . .

Favorite places you’ve been:

Places you never want to go to again: Oman.

Favorite things to do: jive dance, walk at the beach, bake.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: a party with lots of talking and no dancing!

Things that make you happy: good food, beaches, worship.

Things that drive you crazy: dirt.

Proudest moment: becoming a published author.

Most embarrassing moment: forgetting my entire debate speech during a debate in school. My dad was watching, and I was so embarrassed.

Best thing you’ve ever done: said yes to becoming an assistant director on a drama production.

Biggest mistake: signing up to Facebook. After the report on Clearview, I scrubbed all my pics from there.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: traveled to the US. 

Something you chickened out from doing: doing the Camino Pilgrimage this year. I was training, walking, and preparing but the thought of doing it alone scared me. It’s hard to find someone willing to do such an intense walk.

The last thing you did for the first time: narrated my own audiobooks! Super stoked about this . . .

Something you’ll never do again: taste tequila . . . not my cup of tea.


Pamela Q. Fernandes is a doctor, author, and medical writer. She hosts The Christian Circle Podcast and plays the piano. When she's not writing or practicing medicine, she's baking or traveling the world.

She started as an author with Seoul-Mates and since then has written many romances, Under A Scottish Sky, Cinders Of Castlerea & other short stories.

Her Christian non fiction series, Ten Reminders, is based on her own conversations and life with fellow Christians.

Pamela writes romance, speculative fiction, women's fiction and Christian non-fiction.

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