I’m delighted to welcome fellow LoveHistoricals author Heather Boyd to my blog today to answer a few questions about herself and tell us about her latest release, An Accidental Affair.
Welcome, Heather. Thanks for visiting.
Hi Margery! Thanks so much for the invite to be interviewed. For those who don’t know me I’m Heather Boyd – Australian, author, wife, mum to two boys, and cat slave. I write sizzling regency romance novels and also co-blog with the lovely Margery at www.LoveHistoricals.com
1. What do you like best about being a writer?
I have a screensaver on my laptop that reads: “I’m not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.” I love that I make up stuff for a living. I am the matchmaker of endless distinguished rogues and wenches. I have dumped a heroine in a pond, shot a villain, and set up many a clandestine liaison. What’s not to love!
2. Do you have other talents?
What is talent – a natural aptitude or skill? I can sew, cook (without poisoning the family), grow a vegetable garden (but still kill potted plants). I like to learn and usually can figure what I want to know with two exception. I can’t draw to save my life or sing very well though I love to belt out a tune when alone or driving. LOL
3. What genres do you prefer to read?
Ooh, I read pretty widely. Romance of course (any genre, heat level and couple combinations if the story intrigues), science fiction, fantasy, kids books, 200 year old tomes. Much like everyone else I expect. But I confess I don’t understand the appeal of Zombie stories: earl kisses dead debutant’s hand and keep a part of her forever. *shudder* LOL I’m willing to give it a try but I think I’d need a recommendation.
4. What’s your least favorite part of the writing process?
Being so wrapped up in the story that my fingers can barely keep up with the conversations between my hero and heroine. My imagination doesn’t have an off-switch sometimes so I can be awake at four in the morning and come up with snappy banter with no way to write it down. A pity I have no way to magically type without leaving the comfort of my bed.
5. What are you working on now?
Although An Accidental Affair only published last week I am already deep in work for the next Distinguished Rogues Novel, Keepsake. It’s my first husband and wife romance and I am loving the struggle of bringing two very stubborn people together.
6. Tell us about your latest release.
The idea for Arabella and An Accidental Affair sprung from the last book in my Wild Randalls Series, Hunting the Hero. Arabella was the best friend character in Hunting the Hero who played matchmaker for the hero of that book and, although I didn’t think much of it at the time of writing, she got so much interest from readers that it quickly became clear that she needed her own space and her own Distinguished Rogue in the form of Merrick. Here’s a peek at the story:
Widowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.
Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable. Duty bound to marry, he’s determined to discreetly court an open-minded bride and prove the gossipmongers wrong by being on his very best behavior… until in his frustration, he mistakenly kisses the wrong lady and discovers that everything about the encounter feels so very right. Merrick never once believed he had a chance with shy Arabella, and when the unthinkable happens, she turns to him not for an affair or hopes of marriage but for his friendship and protection from her own family.
Can a rogue with a reputation for breaking hearts convince a widow who only hopes for an affair that their feelings are not only the stirrings of desire but the beginnings of the deepest and truest love?
Thanks so much for interviewing me, Margery.
I really appreciate you taking the time to join me today, Heather. Best of luck with An Accidental Affair.
Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she weaves sizzling English set love stories that push the boundaries of regency era propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Brimming with new ideas, she frequently wishes she could type as fast as she conjures new storylines. While writing full time north of Sydney, Australia, Heather collects dust bunnies in all corners of the house and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family into submission. You can catch up with her at www.heather-boyd.com, Facebook and Twitter.
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