Spotlight: Between Nowhere & Lost by Alexandra Christle

1960’s housewife Helen Hodges has reconciled herself to a quiet, childless life in a small South Carolina mill town, but when she has a happenstance encounter with David Drummond, the mill owner’s son, her repressed longings for a child are reawakened and discontent floods over her. David is immediately taken with Helen, but tries, without success, to focus on his problems at the mill and the union takeover looming over his plant.

As the union fight becomes heated, racial tensions emerge and the town is polarized; violence breaks out and the situation intensifies, putting David in danger. Helen’s husband, the union representative, becomes David’s unlikely guardian, and although on opposite sides of the issue, the two men become friends. And as Helen is torn between her duty to her husband and her desire to be with David, as well as reconciling herself with her Catholic faith, events escalate until she learns some life-changing news and rushes to tell David before he leaves town, and her life…forever.

Between Nowhere & Lost
Genre: Romantic Drama
Published by: Deeds Publishing
Release Date: January 5, 2017
Length: 283 Pages

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About Alexandra Christle

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Born in New York City, Alexandra was transplanted to a small town in South Carolina at the age of 11, after the death of her father. Embracing the south took some adjustments for a Yankee child, but now a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, she loves and claims the south as her home.

With a degree from the University of Missouri Journalism School, her career has spanned newspaper advertising, teaching high school English, and working as a graphic designer for a commercial print shop. But writing fiction is her passion — she started her first “novel” at age 7 and made it through two chapters before abandoning it for Barbie and Ken. And when most young girls dreamed of being Miss America, Alexandra’s dream was to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, talking about her latest novel.

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Be My Guest! ~ Author Interview with Lindsay Downs

 

banner-memeHello, and welcome to my new feature for 2017.

I’ve begun a Wednesday weekly post to present interviews with authors across all romance genres. Although I’m primarily an historical romance writer, I do read outside my genre and suspect a lot of you do as well. And what’s more fascinating than finding out more about either your favorite authors or new ones? I plan to change up my questions (most of them at least) every three months or so, just to keep the interviews lively.

So now gather round the tea table, grab a scone or cookies, and a cup of tea or coffee and discover a new friend in the writing world.

This week on Be My Guest, I am extremely pleased to have Lindsay Downs as my guest. I met Lindsay originally thourgh Six Sentence Sunday, I believe, when I was reading some of his contemporary suspense novels, all of which had a collie dog in them. I love collies, and we became fast friends.  I got to meet Lindsay at the 2015 RWA Convention in New York, and we had an absolute blast!

Author Bio:

 

I’ve been an avid reader ever since I was old enough to hold a red leather bound first edition copy of Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake in my lap.

So it only seemed natural at some point in my life I take up pen and paper to start writing. Over time my skills slightly improved which I attribute to my English teachers.

My breakthrough came about in the mid 1970’s when I read a historical romance written by Sergeanne Golon, Angelique. This French husband and wife team opened my eyes to the real world of fiction. Stories about romance, beautiful damsels, handsome heroes and plots which kept me hooked. Of course, being a man, I had to keep my reading hidden from others as that wasn’t appropriate reading for men.

With this new found appreciation of the written word I took up other books and devoured them as a starving person would a plate of food. I them attempted to write again. I still wasn’t satisfied so I put it aside for years as other events entered my life.

Finally, in the early years of the new millennium I tried again to write and once again met with limited success. At least now I was able to get past the first page or two. Then, in 2006 a life changing event brought me back to my love, I took a job as a security officer. This allowed me plenty of time to read different genres.

My favourite was regency. As I poured through everyone I could get my hands on I knew this could be something I wanted to attempt.

Since 2012 when my debut regency romantic suspense released I was hooked and have, except for a few contemporaries, focused on this genre.

Since 2012 I’ve lived in central Texas. I’m also a member of Romance Writers of America and the Austin, TX chapter.

Where you can find me-

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Facebook Pages-         http://tinyurl.com/nresq5j

Twitter- @ldowns2966

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So without further ado, please meet Lindsay Downs!

I’ll start out, as always with my favorite question :

Who was the first romance author and book you read?

It was Angelique by the French author, actually a husband and wife team, Sergeanne Golon. This was sometime in the mid-seventies. I read several of their books and enjoyed them immensely. It wasn’t until much later, the late 1990’s that I discovered Jane Austen.

Who has been the greatest influence on your writing?

I don’t think I can limit my answer to this question with one name. I guess to start with, once again I return to Jane Austen. Having read numerous regencies were, IMHO, sex was the primary driving force she showed me love and the story, the interaction between the primary characters, was what matters. Once I started writing regency I took her approach to the story.

Next I would say my editors, in particularly the lady who did the edits on my self-published books. And finally, but definitely not last-receiving rejection emails from various publishers. They showed me where my weaknesses were so I could improve.

Who or what inspires your writing?

Is there really a simple answer to this question Jenna? For me, I think not except to say, I am an addict. No, not hooked on illegal or even legal drugs or alcohol but writing. I have to write. It is what I look forward to when I wake in the morning and I’m thinking about the next chapter or scene when I drift off to sleep at night. Eating and the, yes I know I’m bad, the occasional cigarette are the only interruptions in my writing process. That and the requisite trip every day to my local Starbucks for coffee.

Which of your own books is your favorite and why?

Currently I have something like sixteen (16) regencies released with seven (7) more scheduled for this year. That doesn’t include the two (2) out to publishers. Of all of them my most favorite and most challenging is The Blind Viscount. This one is Book Four in The Radcliffe Family series. Up until this one I have had the hero or heroine suffering an affliction; be it amnesia, a broken leg or missing part of an arm. In all of those cases the writing of the story was pretty straight forward. It wasn’t until I decided to have the hero blind did I hit a wall. What could, couldn’t he do? How would he get about in London, a townhouse, Hyde Park, a ball? How would the other members of the ton react to him not hiding away at his estate?

Fortunately, I have the greatest first round beta-reader who I found in The Beau Monde group, an online chapter of RWA, to assist me. I believe it will always stay with me as my favorite.

If you could have one wish granted just for you (not world peace, LOL), what would you wish for?

Let’s review some of my options- Health- I’m alive so not really. USAToday, NYT and PW bestselling author- that will come when the time is right. Be a better author- I’m getting better so no. Publish with a large house- mayhap when I am a lot better than I am now. Those are a few possibilities but when I think about it, there is one wish I would like to make, for however long it is feasible-to wake up every day and go do the best job in the world. Be a multi-published author. As someone once said, if you have a job you love you will never work a day in your life. That’s what I have, a job I love.

What is your biggest regret?

“Regrets, I’ve had a few; But then again, too few to mention.” as Ol’ Blue Eyes once crooned.

I’ve had them and still do but to pin down that one which could be considered my “biggest regret”. I wish I had embraced writing the regency period much earlier.

Who is your favorite non-romance genre author? What is your favorite book of theirs?

I would have to say, Agatha Christie. As for my favorite of her books, any of the Miss Marple books.

Now, tell us a little bit about one of your books.

With 16 released how do I select one to tell you about. I don’t. Instead I’ll briefly mention my next release, To Save a Lady. It is the first book in the Lady Jolene Mystery series which is set in 1835 England. King George IV, formerly known as Prince Regent or Prinny, is dead. William IV sits on the throne and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent is two years from taking the throne.

Lady Jolene Markson is the oldest daughter to the Earl and Countess of Hampshire, formally Viscount and Viscountess of Hampshire. If you aren’t familiar with them they hunted traitors, spies and murderers in the Markson Regency Mystery series. Even before being presented to court Lady Jolene takes of the mantle of helping to keep England safe.

In closing I will say she does have, on occasion, a very interesting employer.

Now, the Infamous Lightning Round:

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

Beach or mountains?

Beach

Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla

Would you rather skydive or scuba dive?

Scuba dive

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii, Vegas or London?

London

What’s the one thing you would never do?

Drive a race car

 

 

I could sit here asking questions all day! But thank you so much, Lindsay, for being my guest today. Now, let’s give the audience a taste of your novel: Love at First Sight.

 

 

Love at First Sight is available at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

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EXCERPT:

Once the music ended he bowed to her curtsey, assisted her up, and, with her hand settled on his arm, guided her to the settees set aside for her and the other ladies. Never having been in a situation such as this, he wasn’t sure where his place was. He saw that Warren, Nash, and Justin were standing behind their wives. Oliver stepped around and took his place, resting his hand lightly on Patience’s shoulder.

“This way we may keep an eye out for any gentlemen who might wish to dance with our wives. We are very protective of them in this type of situation which they greatly appreciate,” Nash explained.

“And we tend to be the same way outside of social settings as our husbands tend to get into mischief at times,” Amelia chimed in.

“Not to mention, as you will plainly notice, we make sure our friends remain safe from intruders. For example, Viscount Clifton who is attempting to make his way here,” Warren said.

Under his hand, Oliver could sense his Patience’s shoulder tense. This told him she was aware of the man’s approach. He leaned over.

“Fear not, for he won’t do anything without causing a stir, and I’m here to protect you,” he whispered.

“I know and thank you.”

No sooner had she spoken than the man stepped up.

“My dear Patience…” was all he managed to say before being interrupted.

“Sir, you have never been introduced to Lady Patience. As such, you have never been given permission to use any form of endearment to her. Apologize at once then be gone from our sight,” Oliver demanded.

“I am Viscount Clifton, and who might you be, you crippled upstart?”

“Viscount Oxfordshire and Lady Patience’s escort. Unlike you, who will always remain a viscount, someday I will be Earl of Condiff. Now depart before I call for footmen to remove you,” he ordered.

Oliver could sense Patience attempt to rise, and for the briefest of moments considered not allowing her to, then changed his mind. He removed his hand from her shoulder.

She stood. “The viscount does have a slight disability, but he is more of a gentleman than you could ever be.” She retook her seat.

With a hidden smile, Oliver studied the man as he huffed and puffed, most likely in an attempt to come up with a reply. Oliver then noticed two burly footmen step up behind the viscount.

When the man didn’t move, Oliver nodded to the footmen, who took the viscount by the arms and easily removed him. He was more than pleased when they took the man out of the ballroom via the main staircase. That permitted everyone to witness his undignified departure.

“Dearest friend, shall we go to the ladies’ retiring room so you may collect yourself and thoughts,” Ida asked.

Oliver started to come around to the front to help her stand, but a hand stopped him. Turning his head to Warren, who shook his head, Oliver then understood this was a ladies’ thing and not to get involved. He was amazed when not only Ida but Prudence and Amelia stood and accompany Patience away as well.

 

BLURB:

Shunned by most the ladies of the ton, in particularly those of marriageable age not to mention many of the gentlemen Oliver, Viscount Oxfordshire retired to his estate. There he bred, raised and trained the best horses in all of England.

An unexpected visit from the Earl and Countess of Rosewood upsets his life when they invited him to join them in London. Reluctantly he accepted warning them that no lady would give him a second look.

At a dinner party held by his sister Oliver meets Lady Patience. As their affections for each other grow, so do veiled and not so veiled threats.

With several former rakehells and their wives it is decided they all retire to the country estate of her parent’s the Earl and Countess of Langnash. There they organize an impromptu house party. During the event the wives of the rakehells inform Lady Patience of a most unusual tradition.

 

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Next Wednesday my special guest will be another  long time friend Gina Danna who is a best-selling author of historical romance in every time period from ancient Rome to Victorian. Please come back next week to meet Gina!

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Her Perfect Gentleman

I’m currently part of a Regency boxed set called Her Perfect Gentleman.

It’s eight fantastic novellas by best-selling, award-winning Regency authors, for the bargain price of just.99!

If you like historical romance, you’ll love this boxed set.

THIS LOVE OF MINE by GINA DANNA
He must woo his wife to awaken her past or lose her to a pirate forever.

BRIDE OF FALCON by COLLETTE CAMERON
Faced with spinsterhood, Ivonne Wimpleton takes fate into her own hands determined to win the heart of her wholly unacceptable childhood love . . . scandal be damned.

IT TAKES A HERO by ELLA QUINN
Even though their families demand that the youngest son of a duke, Lord Quartus Trevor, and the Duchess of Wharton remain apart, but their hearts don’t seem able to listen.

THE SWEETEST CHALLENGE by MARIE HIGGINS
Is giving her heart to a stranger worth the price?

HEART OF DELIGHT by JENNA JAXON
He’ll do anything to be her heart’s delight—except tell the truth.

STEALING MINERVA by LOUISA CORNELL
He has a thousand reasons to steal the bride, but only one reason to steal her heart.

HIS LORDSHIP’S DARKEST SECRET by ELF AHEARN
The thought of Claire Albright in the arms of another man is unbearable, but in his heart, Lord Flavian Monroe knows he mustn’t ask her to share the consequences of one terrible mistake.

TEMPTED BY A ROGUE by LAUREN SMITH
Gemma never planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart’s best friend, Jasper, when he returns home, but she can’t resist the naval officer’s brooding charm.

Her Perfect Gentleman is on sale for a limited time on

Amazon for .99!

Go grab your copy today!

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Medieval Monday ~ Villains ~Week #6 Laurel O’Donnell’s Angel’s Assassin

 

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Villains!

 is our theme for this round of Medieval Monday!

Join us and discover some of the most evil and dastardly villains our medieval romances ever produced! And we are doing something a bit different this time around. We’re breaking our excerpts up into tantalizing little bites–only 8 to 10 sentences each week. So you’ll need to keep up to get the whole excerpt. We let you know each week whose blog we’ll be at the week so you can keep up with each Medieval Monday author’s work the same way.

This week’s excerpt is from Lauren O’Donnell’s

Angel’s Assassin

 

Excerpt:

 

 

“It was not the act of killing the woman that bothered you, remember?  It was the girl.  She had seen you.  She had looked at you.  But it was not the fear of identification bothering you.  I believe in the moment that she saw you, in that one moment that she laid eyes upon you, she brought forth something human in you.  Some form of compassion.  I believe you could no more have killed her in that moment then you could have in any other.”

A disbelieving realization dawned in Damien.  He was right.  Roke was right.  He could not kill Aurora all those years ago, just as he could not kill her now.  With this realization, came a sudden dark dread.  He remembered telling Roke of Aurora all those years ago.  Her eyes.  Her beautiful clear eyes.  He had not been able to disguise the emotion he felt when he spoke of her.  Oh Lord, Damien thought.  What kind of power have I given him?

Follow along next week by checking out Sherry Ewing’s blog for week #7.

Welcome to my website!

Blurb:

 

Damien is an assassin, a man with no home and a tortured past. Sold into slavery as a young boy, he is trained to kill with cold calculation, without remorse. As a reward for his ruthless success, he is given a chance to earn his freedom from his cruel master. One last mission. One final person to slay…

Lady Aurora of Acquitaine is the epitome of purity and goodness, beloved by all her people. She lives her life trying to atone for her mother’s cruelty by being a fair and just ruler. Secretly she fears that one day her mother’s murderer will return for her.

When Damien enters Aurora’s life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.

Can Aurora’s light heal Damien’s dark spirit or will his evil consume her? The eternal battle of good versus evil, love versus hate, dark versus light, all come to a shattering climax in this historical romance set in medieval England.

Buy Link:

Angel’s Assassin is available at AMAZON.

 

Next week I’ll be hosting Cathy McRae’s The Highlander’s French Bride.

 

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 03/12/17 Only A Mistress Will Do ~ Proof

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Counting down to my upcoming 2017 release, Only A Mistress Will Do, here’s more of   Mistress before its release on April 4th.

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I’m continuing with Chapter One of  Only a Mistress Will Do, and here is the link to the previous post if you want to catch up. Miss Violet Carlton is a woman facing a horrifying decision: become a prostitute in order to live or retain respectability and starve. Madame Vestry, owner of the House of Pleasure, has agreed to see Violet and evaluate her as a prospective employee. In today’s snippet, which follows immediately after last weeks’ snippet, Violet’s situation becomes starkly real and goes from bad to worse. (Creative punctuation used to conform to the WWW rules.)

 

The scant approval vanished as Vestry glared at her and asked, “I assume you are intact?”

Oh, the shame. How could this woman suggest she had already lain with a man? Bitterness flooded her mouth and her chest ached with mortification, though finally she managed a curt nod.

“Lie down on the sofa please.”

“What? Why?”

“I am not fool enough to take your word, Miss Carlton.” Vestry smiled mirthlessly. “A brief inspection will allow me to assure your buyer he is indeed purchasing a virgin.”

BLURB:

The man of her dreams…belongs to another woman.

Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .

Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . . .

Only A Mistress Will Do is available for pre-order on

Amazon and B & N.

Books in the House of Pleasure series:

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And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

 

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The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 3/10/17

Accoucher:

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“He who practises the art of midwifery, a man-midwife.”

–from Robley Dunglison’s  Dictionary of Medical Science, 1844

An obstetrician; from French accoucher, to deliver.

–from Richard Hoblyn’s  Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine, 1859

I’d heard this term before while reading historical fiction or historical documents, so I could tell from contest clues what they were. While doing research on Only Scandal Will Do, I discovered that men did not begin delivering babies until the mid-to-late 18th century. These men were held in great suspicion. So birth and midwifery had been the business of women for centuries, and continues on into the 21st century.

If you want to watch a wonderful series about midwifery in a period setting, watch BBC’s Call the Midwife. Great PBS program!

 

 

 

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Be My Guest! ~ Author Interview with Patricia Green

 

banner-memeHello, and welcome to my new feature for 2017.

I’ve begun a Wednesday weekly post to present interviews with authors across all romance genres. Although I’m primarily an historical romance writer, I do read outside my genre and suspect a lot of you do as well. And what’s more fascinating than finding out more about either your favorite authors or new ones? I plan to change up my questions (most of them at least) every three months or so, just to keep the interviews lively.

So now gather round the tea table, grab a scone or cookies, and a cup of tea or coffee and discover a new friend in the writing world.

This week on Be My Guest, I am ecstatic to be interviewing a phenomenal  author and long-time friend, Patricia Green. I met Trish originally during the very brief time she belonged to an online writing group I was in. It’s almost as if she joined just long enough to meet me. 🙂 We have been fast friends and CPs ever since.

Author Bio:

Patricia Green is a fiction writer specializing in erotic romance. She writes love stories that emphasize fun characters with quirky personalities. Patricia currently has more than twenty-five books for you to choose from.

She’s married and is the mother of twins. When she’s not being the angel of domestic harmony and a semi-crazed creator of fictional friends, she loves to embroider, read, and watch hockey.

Find out more about Patricia Green and her books at http://www.patriciagreenbooks.com.

 

So without further ado, please meet Patricia Green!

I’ll start out, as always with my favorite question because this week I already know the answer: Who was the first romance author and book you read?

I’m not sure if she was the first, but Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was an early influence upon me, and remains one of my favorite authors of all time. I read The Wolf and the Dove only about 100 times.

The Wolf and the Dove was my first historical romance. I don’t think I read it more than about 30 times. 🙂

Who or what inspires your writing?

I am inspired by everyday things. I’ll hear a song and think, “Whose love song would that be?” Or I’ll see people in the mall, persons with obvious occupations, and think, “What kind of person would she/he be attracted to? And what is her/his backstory?”

Which of your own books is your favorite and why?

Each has been a favorite for at least a few months. I guess my all-time favorites are Ace-High Flush (book 2 of the Journey family series), and Striker my murder mystery romance.

I agree Ace-High Flush is tied for my favorite of your books. It’s tied with the historical romance you originally called Glee. I just love those books! Ace is a kick-butt hero!

What is your favorite holiday and why?

I like Passover best because there is so much ceremony involved. I love the rituals.

I agree, rituals are so comforting–as they are intended to be.

If you could have one wish granted just for you (not world peace, LOL), what would you wish for?

Good health for the ones I love. With your health, you can do anything.

Exactly.

What is the most exciting/daredevil thing you’ve ever done?

I won first prize in the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s after-hours “Exotic Erotic Underwear Contest.” Don’t ask what I wore.

LOL!

Do you have any hobbies/passions outside of writing?

I love fiber arts. I embroider, knit, and crochet. It’s a creative outlet that doesn’t involve words.

Who is your favorite non-romance genre author? What is your favorite book of theirs?

Raymond Chandler is my favorite non-romance author. The Big Sleep is awesome. So much useful information about writing can be gleaned from it, and the story is compelling, dark, and lends itself to a study of the period of history in which it was written.

And I have not read it. It will have to go on my list.

Now, tell us a little bit about one of your books.

The Doctor’s Daughter is one of my more recent books. It tells the story of Verity Bucknell, wanna be doctor, in 1890, in the town of Virtue, Arizona Territory. She helps her father, the town doctor, and she began medical school, only to be summoned back to Virtue to help with her dying mother and raising her younger siblings. Despite her name, she’s a teller of tall tales, and it gets her in lots of mischief.

When a stranger shows up in town—a stranger needing immediate medical attention—she finds out the hard way that telling tales is not an indulgence she ought to be enjoying.

I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m starting it this week (while I’m on break). A man showing up in only a gray sock is too intriguing to not read!

What was your inspiration for this story?

I wanted to write an historical romance set in the late nineteenth century, which dealt with how society was changing. But I didn’t want it to be a book full of controversy and polarizing topics, instead I wanted it light-hearted, with a bit of a mystery story as well as the romance. When I thought of the opening scene—the mysterious man showing up in the Virtue medical clinic, wearing one gray sock and nothing else—it made me laugh out loud. I hoped it would start the book out light, despite the fact that it would later deal with some somewhat more difficult topics.

I am a fanatic about my character names. Are the character names special in any way?

The town of Virtue, Arizona, is home to a family of five sisters, the Bucknell girls. Their mother Modesty Bucknell was the daughter of Patience Sutton. Can you see the pattern forming? Modesty’s daughters are Verity, Charity, Faith, Hope, and Mercy. Although, strictly speaking, they are not all technically “The Virtues”, each is a virtue in deed.

And that makes perfect sense for this series!

Do you have plans for a sequel to this book?

There was a sequel: Charity and the Preacher which came out in December 2016. I had planned on writing a few more books in the series, but that idea has been shelved.

Now, the Infamous Lightning Round: 

What is your favorite amusement park ride?

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in Southern California.

Tea or coffee?

Coffee!

French manicure or color (and if color, what color)?

Color. My favorite color lately is brick red.

I tried to get your answers as close to brick red as I could.

Beach or mountains?

Beach. Growing up in Los Angeles, if you’re not a beach lover, you must be an alien from Mars.

Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate.

Boxers, briefs or commando? (preferred for your heroes)

  Boxers.

Blond, brunette or redhead? (preferred men’s hair color)

Brunette.

Would you rather skydive or scuba dive?

  Scuba dive, though snorkeling is as close to it as I’ve ever gotten.

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii, Vegas or London?

Vegas, hands down.

What’s the one thing you would never do?

Attack someone for their politics. I may not agree with a person, but I would fight to defend their right to say what’s on their mind. I wish more people had that attitude.

 

This interview has been way too short for all the questions I’d love to ask! But thank you so much, Trish, for being here with me today. Now, let’s give the audience a taste of your novel: The Doctor’s Daughter.

 

The Doctor’s Daughter is available at Amazon and Blushing Books.

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BLURB:

Verity tends to tell tall tales, despite her name. Everyone knows she’s prone to exaggeration, and no one seems to mind. No one except the mysterious man who winds up wounded and in need of a doctor’s care.

Verity doesn’t know much about the mysterious patient. The newly dubbed “Mr. Smith” has lost his memory, and is of no help in filling in the blanks about his real name or his past that yawn like a bottomless canyon. While he waits for anything that sounds familiar or sparks a memory, he finds Verity’s family to be gracious and supportive. He also finds that he’s more than willing to administer a spanking when Verity tells one of her outrageous stories or makes mischief.

The hot sex between them heats up their time together, but can Verity accept that she’s in love with a possibly married man, a possible outlaw, a possible reprobate? The truth will emerge, but the doctor’s daughter might be the last one to find out.

 

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Next Wednesday my special guest will be another  long time friend Lindsay Downs who is an incredibly prolific writer of Regency romantic suspense. Please come back next week to meet Lindsay!

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