Natasha is giving one lucky commenter an ecopy of Grey’s Lady.
Winner: Rhiannon Rowland
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From Publisher: Seeking sexual excitement and conquest, poor but beautiful Beth seduces wealthy merchant prince Grey Sexton, only to find herself the pursued as he seeks to own her body and soul.
Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning.
But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame.
But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey’s materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs.
For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts?
It’s Q&A Time!
Q: When did you first begin reading historicals?
A: I read the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder during the years I was seven and eight years old. When I was ten I discovered the Bronte Sisters and as a preteen I began reading my mother’s historical romance novels. I also read historical fiction during this time.
Q: When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
A: Since I can first remember, stories would play in my head as I was falling asleep or when I was otherwise distracted and my mind could run free. I felt pressure to capture the stories, to make them alive for my own satisfaction. When I learned to draw, I captured them that way. When I learned to write I kept a notebook with words and pictures in it. I always wrote for myself because there was this driving need to do so. However, there was never a single moment that I thought to myself “I am a writer” or “I want to be a writer.”
For many years, my husband urged me to write seriously. Then one day I decided to apply myself seriously to learning writing craft. At the end of February last year I decided that it was time to submit something for publication and that story was Grey’s Lady. Grey’s Lady was the first story I submitted and it was accepted by Total-e-Bound in April 2011. But Waltz of Seduction was the first to be published in May by Ellora’s Cave.
Q: What made you want to write in the historical time period?
A: I was interested in psychology and history at a very early age and I majored in history in college. I think a natural desire to explore the past at a very personal level is what led me to write historical stories.
Q: Of all your novels, which is your favorite and why?
A: My favorite is whatever novel I am working on at that moment. I really do not have a favorite.
Q: Why did you choose to set your books in America instead of the popular English setting?
A: The Carte Blanche Series is set in America because I love American history. I grew up reading so many romance novels set in America. Waltz of Seduction and the upcoming A Measured Risk are set in England during the Regency period.
Q: What type of research do you do when you decide upon a setting?
A: I read biographies, letters and diaries. One reason for this is to get a good feel for how people actually used language during that period outside of their literary works. I also read broadly from scholarly works about the period. As I write the story I research specific things that come up. I try to confirm any facts in at least three different sources when possible.
Q: When you’re working on a book, how much time per day is devoted to it?
A: When a story is flowing and coming to me clearly, I use whatever free time I have to write. It’s not really a choice because there is a driving need to get the story down and to get it “right” as my inner vision sees it.
Q: Do you have a favorite fictional hero and heroine? They don’t necessarily have to be a couple.
A: I always loved and admired Jane Eyre and Dr. Zhivago. They are two individuals who had a strong inner life and remained true to their convictions no matter what was going on around them.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I write and read. I listen to music. I research for my novels. Sometimes I watch movies on Netflix.
Q: What is your favorite genre of music?
A: I love music. I enjoy a variety of different musical genres: Classical, Baroque, 80s New Wave, 70’s soft rock, Folk, Blue Grass, 60s Pop, 70s & 80s R&B, Rock, Funk, Disco, Older Country and Western, New Age, Philadelphia Soul, Baroque Pop.
Q: What is your favorite type of film?
A: I love period movies. “Black Robe” is a particular favourite of mine. “Anne of the Thousand Days” is another. But there are really so many movies that I have enjoyed and like to watch again.
Q: Where can your books be purchased?
Waltz of Seduction is available from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and All Romance E-Books
Grey’s Lady (Carte Blanche Book One) is available from Total-e-Bound, All Romance E-Books, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Fictionwise
White Lace and Promises (Carte Blanche Book Two) is available from Total-e-Bound, All Romance E-books and Amazon.
Alex’s Angel (Carte Blanche Book Three) is available from Total-e-Bound.
All my books currently published are available in formats supported by all current e-readers. Total-e-Bound and Ellora’s Cave both sell their books in formats compatible with all current e-readers, including Kindle and Nook.
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