A = Author, I’m a historical romance author and sometimes other fun things too.
B = Books, I just published my 16th book, Desperate Bride.
C = Covers, The day I get my new cover is both exciting and terrifying.
D = Desk, I have a large desk and no matter how often I tidy it, it always seems a mess.
E = Ever, Ever mine, Ever thine, Ever ours… (Ludwig van Beethoven)
F = Fenichel, Fenichel is my real (maiden) name and I decided to use it when I sold my first book.
G = Grateful, I am grateful for all the wonderful authors who have become my friends over the years.
H = HEA, All my books have a wonderful Happily Ever After and that’s why I write romance.
I = Invincible, Writing a good story make me feel invincible.
J = Justice, I believe every villain deserves justice and in my books they always get theirs.
K = Kindness, No matter how messed up a character might be, I always look for the kindness in their souls.
L = Love, There has to be true love that will stand the test of time.
M = Marriage, For a historical romance, the culmination of love is usually marriage.
N = Nerve, I love my characters both male and female to have nerve. No wilting lilies here.
O = Original, It’s my goal to take the story in directions that are original.
P = Possessive, I’m not a fan of jealousy and possessiveness, but it’s a great tool when the love is still unrequited.
Q = Queen, Every girl no matter her background is a queen on the inside.
R = Realism, Eh, this is over rated. LOL
S = Story, It’s all about the story. I love a good story with all the angst, love and hate it can offer.
T = Truth, When characters tell the truth everything starts to fall into place. This is usually true in life as well.
U = Undaunted, I approach a blank page undaunted. In fact, it’s my favorite moment in writing. That instant when anything can happy. It’s Magic!
V = Valor, This is important in our heroes. No one want’s a man who won’t do the right thing when choices have to be made.
W = Win, I the end of a romance novel everyone who should win does win. Only the villain must lose, if not in this book then in the next or the one after that. 😉
X = X Factor, That indefinable thing that makes a book work and makes a reader not want to put it down.
Y = Yes, It’s such a relief when the characters finally get it. When they learn that their only chance at happiness is to do what they are must afraid of and say YES. That moment of trust. The leap of faith.
Z = Zenith, This is the point in the book we’ve been waiting for. The climax. The highest high. Goodness that feels good.
Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Desperate Bride. It’s only one week old today. 😀
I think you’re really going to love Thomas and Dory’s story.
An unexpected promise . . . an everlasting passion.
An accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Dory’s shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for the hand of a nobleman’s daughter. But when her father, the insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomas—and proposes marriage to him.
Eloping to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a mere marriage of convenience proves more passionate—and more complex—than either imagined as rumors, scandal, and buried emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomas’s life on the line, will the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them both?