Regency Romantic Adventure with Alison Stuart!

Alison-web smallNicola here, and today I am thrilled to be interviewing author Alison Stuart on the blog. I've been a fan of Alison's books for a while and when I heard that she was forsaking the 17th century to write her first Regency I was intrigued by this change of era. Having had the pleasure of reading Lord Somerton's Heir I can confirm that it has all Alison's trademark adventure and action as well as intriguing characters and passionate romance. So, over to Alison!

AS: Thank you so much for inviting me to join the august company of Word Wenches today!

NC: It's a pleasure to have you visiting the blog, Alison. Please tell us a little about Lord Somerton’s Heir.

AS: I think my publisher (Escape Publishing) summed up the story of LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR rather succinctly in a recent promo piece: “A Regency romantic suspense about a widow who wants to move on, a war veteran with an unexpected inheritance, an estate in desperate need of a Lord, and an unexpected attraction that complicates everything.”

LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR is about the characters and in Sebastian and Isabel I found two damaged people seeking forgiveness and redemption.  Dark shadows haunt both characters and a mysterious death stands between them. Sebastian and Isabel have to work hard for their HEA! There is also a cast of secondary characters that I had a lot of fun with, particularly Sebastian’s batman, Bennet, who is guaranteed to lighten the mood.

NC: Lord Somerton’s Heir is billed as a Regency romantic suspense novel. What do you enjoy about writing suspense as well as romance?

AS: A wise woman by the name of Mary Jo Putney (who probably doesn’t remember this conversation!) once asked me what I read. When I said “mostly crime” she looked me in the eye and said. “Well, why aren’t you writing crime?”

That is actually easier said than done, particularly as I am not a plotter and writing crime requires a 6813225 degree of prior planning. In this book (and my WWI story GATHER THE BONES) I have introduced mysteries and I have to say I have really enjoyed weaving the solving of the mystery into the story. So much so that I am playing with a historical ‘cosy’ crime series (set in Singapore in 1910) but that has a long way to go until it sees the light of day.

I think for me it adds an extra layer to the story and, I hope, gives the reader something extra to mull over.

NC: You have written in various different genres before but I think I’m right in saying that this is your first Regency novel. What was it that drew you to write in the Regency period for a change?

 AS: I have to begin by saying I am a little nervous about this story, as it is indeed my first venture into the world of Regency Romance. There are so many wonderful Regency writers (many of whom are Word Wenches!) and such a mystique about it, that it has taken a high degree of courage to put my toe into this particular pond. Of course I cannot for a moment forget your passionate readers!

Growing up I was not a Georgette Heyer fan (nor much of a Jane Austen fan either!). My reading taste Alison in costume was more action adventure than the genteel world of the parlour. I hasten to say that I have learned to really appreciate Georgette and I am currently reading my way through her books but the lure of action adventure still calls and perhaps (I hope) I may be the thought of more as “Georgette Heyer meets Bernard Cornwell”. I love Cornwell’s books and Sharpe is my kind of hero.

I had a tentative foray into the world of the Regency in GATHER THE BONES, through the diaries of my Regency ghost, Suzanna Morrow. I actually wrote her diary from beginning to end, as she would have done, and I had such fun doing it, that I thought there was probably a Regency story or two up my sleeve.

LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR began on a visit to the battlefield of Waterloo with the character of my hero, Sebastian Alder – a penniless professional army officer with two siblings to support. I ignored the muse but she kept tugging at my sleeve and a visit to Wellesley House on Waterloo Day sealed it. I had to write the story, come what may.

NC: You look as though you are channelling your inner Georgette Heyer pretty well in the photograph! What’s the most interesting piece of Regency research you did?

AS: I have a confession. I am an old soldier and for me the interesting research is around the battlefields and the war stories, which is why my stories tend to be set in wars and involve soldier heroes. Although neither Waterloo nor the Peninsula campaign feature in the story, their shadow looms large. It may not show (and indeed it shouldn’t) but quite a bit of research went into the Peninsula campaign in particular.

When it comes to barouches vs landaus, I struggle…but I am blessed with some good research books (I still like a print book for research) and I am always interested in costume.

Interestingly at one point, I looked at moving the story to the 1850s and it was fascinating how much technology advances in 40 years changed the whole feel of the story as the characters travelled around the countryside in trains and used gas lights. They even moved differently. It all got a bit hard so I left them in 1815!

NC: What did you find different about writing a book set in the Regency from, say the period of the English Civil War? Was it hard to change historical hats?

AS: I love all periods of history but you are right, the English Civil War (ECW) is my passion. I therefore find it almost second nature to write stories set in the ECW. It’s in my pores. I found it incredibly hard to change hats to the more genteel and mannered period of the Regency. I hope I have got it mostly right!

NC: Thank you very much, Alison!

Here is a blurb and excerpt from LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR

Can the love of an honourable man save her from the memory of a desolate marriage?

From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams, only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.

Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. But, her dreams are shattered, as she is taunted from the grave, discovering not only has she been left penniless, but she is once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.

But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?

SomertonsHeir_FinalLORD SOMERTON’S HEIR is available on AMAZON Kindle and all good ebook stores.

EXCERPT from LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR

(Set up:  Sebastian and Isabel have just helped in the delivery of a foal)

Sebastian plunged his arms into the trough with a sharp exclamation at the water’s temperature. He picked up the soap and began scrubbing vigorously. Standing to one side, holding his shirt and coat, Isabel found her eyes fixed on his broad shoulders. His muscles rippled beneath the brown skin and once again her heartbeat quickened. She took a deep steadying breath.

As the sky lightened she could see that there were other scars marring the brown skin.

‘You seem remarkably careless of your life, Lord Somerton.’

He glanced at a long, white scar that ran down his bicep. ‘I’ve been a soldier a long time, Isabel.’

A flush of pleasure rose to her cheeks at this invitation to familiarity. Being alone with a half-naked man in the early hours of the morning did not call for formality, neither did it reflect well on her reputation. She glanced around the stable yard but they were quite alone.

He straightened and began towelling off. The grey light of the early dawn flattened the planes of his face, leeching the colour from his skin and eyes, but she could see the lift of humour curling the corners of his mouth as he caught her watching him and the heat rose to her face as she thrust his shirt at him.

He pulled it over his head and took the coat from her, his eyes not leaving her face. As he buttoned the coat he tilted his head to one side.

‘I’ve been trying to work out what is different about you this morning. It’s your hair.’

He reached out and touched the loosely tied, heavy braid that hung over her shoulder. His finger brushed her cheek, leaving a burning trail across her cool skin.

‘What about my hair?’ Isabel stuttered.

‘I like the way you have bits of it around your face.’ He withdrew his hand and looked away. ‘Now I am being personal.’

Given his previous state of undress and the fact they were alone together, a personal remark seemed the least of her concerns.

‘I’ll forgive you this once.’ She took a step back from him. ‘I must be getting back to the house.’

Before someone sees us together like this.

Sebastian looked at the sky. ‘It’s going to be another lovely day. I think I’ll go for a walk.’

Isabel lingered in the gateway to the stable, watching him stride away from her into the early morning mist. He moved with purpose and strength and she felt sure, had she been a soldier, she would have willingly followed where he led.

ABOUT ALISON STUART

Alison Stuart is an award winning Australian writer of cross genre historicals with heart.  Whether duelling with dashing cavaliers or wayward ghosts, her books provide a reader with a meaty plot and characters who have to strive against adversity, always with the promise of happiness together. Alison is a lapsed lawyer who has worked in the military and fire service, which may explain a predisposition to soldier heroes.  She lives with her own personal hero and two needy cats and likes nothing more than a stiff gin and tonic and a walk along the sea front of her home town.  She loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her websitefacebooktwitter and Goodreads.

To celebrate the release of LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR, Alison is running a Rafflecopter contest for the whole month of May. The prize is a “Goody Bag” (for details of the contents see Alison’s website). All you need to do enter is leave a comment on this blog and click HERE. 

139 thoughts on “Regency Romantic Adventure with Alison Stuart!”

  1. Dear Word Wenches, I am sitting here in my brand new visiting ensemble with my (embossed) visiting cards in my reticule. Of course my excitement is concealed… but I’m thrilled to be here! Thank you for the invitation!

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  2. Dear Word Wenches, I am sitting here in my brand new visiting ensemble with my (embossed) visiting cards in my reticule. Of course my excitement is concealed… but I’m thrilled to be here! Thank you for the invitation!

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  3. Dear Word Wenches, I am sitting here in my brand new visiting ensemble with my (embossed) visiting cards in my reticule. Of course my excitement is concealed… but I’m thrilled to be here! Thank you for the invitation!

    Reply
  4. Dear Word Wenches, I am sitting here in my brand new visiting ensemble with my (embossed) visiting cards in my reticule. Of course my excitement is concealed… but I’m thrilled to be here! Thank you for the invitation!

    Reply
  5. Dear Word Wenches, I am sitting here in my brand new visiting ensemble with my (embossed) visiting cards in my reticule. Of course my excitement is concealed… but I’m thrilled to be here! Thank you for the invitation!

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  6. Welcome to the word wenches, Alison. No visiting card —embossed or otherwise—is necessary, since you were invited here. I’m delighted you’ve popped a toe into the Regency era, too. I hope you enjoyed your first foray into it. Sharpe is also my kind of hero.

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  7. Welcome to the word wenches, Alison. No visiting card —embossed or otherwise—is necessary, since you were invited here. I’m delighted you’ve popped a toe into the Regency era, too. I hope you enjoyed your first foray into it. Sharpe is also my kind of hero.

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  8. Welcome to the word wenches, Alison. No visiting card —embossed or otherwise—is necessary, since you were invited here. I’m delighted you’ve popped a toe into the Regency era, too. I hope you enjoyed your first foray into it. Sharpe is also my kind of hero.

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  9. Welcome to the word wenches, Alison. No visiting card —embossed or otherwise—is necessary, since you were invited here. I’m delighted you’ve popped a toe into the Regency era, too. I hope you enjoyed your first foray into it. Sharpe is also my kind of hero.

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  10. Welcome to the word wenches, Alison. No visiting card —embossed or otherwise—is necessary, since you were invited here. I’m delighted you’ve popped a toe into the Regency era, too. I hope you enjoyed your first foray into it. Sharpe is also my kind of hero.

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  11. Romantic suspense and historical romance – my favourite subgenres combined. 🙂
    “writing crime requires a degree of prior planning.”
    Yes! Sometimes I read crime novels and wonder how they even manage it.

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  12. Romantic suspense and historical romance – my favourite subgenres combined. 🙂
    “writing crime requires a degree of prior planning.”
    Yes! Sometimes I read crime novels and wonder how they even manage it.

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  13. Romantic suspense and historical romance – my favourite subgenres combined. 🙂
    “writing crime requires a degree of prior planning.”
    Yes! Sometimes I read crime novels and wonder how they even manage it.

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  14. Romantic suspense and historical romance – my favourite subgenres combined. 🙂
    “writing crime requires a degree of prior planning.”
    Yes! Sometimes I read crime novels and wonder how they even manage it.

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  15. Romantic suspense and historical romance – my favourite subgenres combined. 🙂
    “writing crime requires a degree of prior planning.”
    Yes! Sometimes I read crime novels and wonder how they even manage it.

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  16. Hello, Alison. I have just begun reading Lord Somerton’s Heir on my Kindle and I am enjoying it immensely. You mentioned you like “action books,” and I wonder if you ever read the Georgian and Regency adventure novels by Patricia Veryan. Her books are such fun, full of action and romance and suspense. She is gone now but left a legacy of stories that are just as good in the re-reading as in the first.
    Looking forward to enjoying your other books. Diane

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  17. Hello, Alison. I have just begun reading Lord Somerton’s Heir on my Kindle and I am enjoying it immensely. You mentioned you like “action books,” and I wonder if you ever read the Georgian and Regency adventure novels by Patricia Veryan. Her books are such fun, full of action and romance and suspense. She is gone now but left a legacy of stories that are just as good in the re-reading as in the first.
    Looking forward to enjoying your other books. Diane

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  18. Hello, Alison. I have just begun reading Lord Somerton’s Heir on my Kindle and I am enjoying it immensely. You mentioned you like “action books,” and I wonder if you ever read the Georgian and Regency adventure novels by Patricia Veryan. Her books are such fun, full of action and romance and suspense. She is gone now but left a legacy of stories that are just as good in the re-reading as in the first.
    Looking forward to enjoying your other books. Diane

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  19. Hello, Alison. I have just begun reading Lord Somerton’s Heir on my Kindle and I am enjoying it immensely. You mentioned you like “action books,” and I wonder if you ever read the Georgian and Regency adventure novels by Patricia Veryan. Her books are such fun, full of action and romance and suspense. She is gone now but left a legacy of stories that are just as good in the re-reading as in the first.
    Looking forward to enjoying your other books. Diane

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  20. Hello, Alison. I have just begun reading Lord Somerton’s Heir on my Kindle and I am enjoying it immensely. You mentioned you like “action books,” and I wonder if you ever read the Georgian and Regency adventure novels by Patricia Veryan. Her books are such fun, full of action and romance and suspense. She is gone now but left a legacy of stories that are just as good in the re-reading as in the first.
    Looking forward to enjoying your other books. Diane

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  21. As if the talented Word Wenches weren’t enough incentive to come to this blog, they invite their book-writing friends to tea as well! I really enjoyed the interview, and I am definitely downloading Lord Somerton’s Heir as well as Gather the Bones (I also love WWI stories!). I admit that I prefer my romance with a dose of mystery or action.
    As an aside… I’ve foaled hundreds of mares so I’ll be reading that passage with a close eye! 😉

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  22. As if the talented Word Wenches weren’t enough incentive to come to this blog, they invite their book-writing friends to tea as well! I really enjoyed the interview, and I am definitely downloading Lord Somerton’s Heir as well as Gather the Bones (I also love WWI stories!). I admit that I prefer my romance with a dose of mystery or action.
    As an aside… I’ve foaled hundreds of mares so I’ll be reading that passage with a close eye! 😉

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  23. As if the talented Word Wenches weren’t enough incentive to come to this blog, they invite their book-writing friends to tea as well! I really enjoyed the interview, and I am definitely downloading Lord Somerton’s Heir as well as Gather the Bones (I also love WWI stories!). I admit that I prefer my romance with a dose of mystery or action.
    As an aside… I’ve foaled hundreds of mares so I’ll be reading that passage with a close eye! 😉

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  24. As if the talented Word Wenches weren’t enough incentive to come to this blog, they invite their book-writing friends to tea as well! I really enjoyed the interview, and I am definitely downloading Lord Somerton’s Heir as well as Gather the Bones (I also love WWI stories!). I admit that I prefer my romance with a dose of mystery or action.
    As an aside… I’ve foaled hundreds of mares so I’ll be reading that passage with a close eye! 😉

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  25. As if the talented Word Wenches weren’t enough incentive to come to this blog, they invite their book-writing friends to tea as well! I really enjoyed the interview, and I am definitely downloading Lord Somerton’s Heir as well as Gather the Bones (I also love WWI stories!). I admit that I prefer my romance with a dose of mystery or action.
    As an aside… I’ve foaled hundreds of mares so I’ll be reading that passage with a close eye! 😉

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  26. I agree, Sonya, It is a completely different discipline to romance writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the “what ifs” but my husband, with whom I try (unsuccesfully) to brainstorm is appalled that I have no idea “whodunit”! But he is an engineer…

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  27. I agree, Sonya, It is a completely different discipline to romance writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the “what ifs” but my husband, with whom I try (unsuccesfully) to brainstorm is appalled that I have no idea “whodunit”! But he is an engineer…

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  28. I agree, Sonya, It is a completely different discipline to romance writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the “what ifs” but my husband, with whom I try (unsuccesfully) to brainstorm is appalled that I have no idea “whodunit”! But he is an engineer…

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  29. I agree, Sonya, It is a completely different discipline to romance writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the “what ifs” but my husband, with whom I try (unsuccesfully) to brainstorm is appalled that I have no idea “whodunit”! But he is an engineer…

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  30. I agree, Sonya, It is a completely different discipline to romance writing. I am thoroughly enjoying the “what ifs” but my husband, with whom I try (unsuccesfully) to brainstorm is appalled that I have no idea “whodunit”! But he is an engineer…

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  31. Thank you, Diane. So glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Thank you for the recommendation – I haven’t read any Patricia Veryan but she sounds my cup of tea. My reading growing up was very much Engish Civil War focused…

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  32. Thank you, Diane. So glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Thank you for the recommendation – I haven’t read any Patricia Veryan but she sounds my cup of tea. My reading growing up was very much Engish Civil War focused…

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  33. Thank you, Diane. So glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Thank you for the recommendation – I haven’t read any Patricia Veryan but she sounds my cup of tea. My reading growing up was very much Engish Civil War focused…

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  34. Thank you, Diane. So glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Thank you for the recommendation – I haven’t read any Patricia Veryan but she sounds my cup of tea. My reading growing up was very much Engish Civil War focused…

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  35. Thank you, Diane. So glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Thank you for the recommendation – I haven’t read any Patricia Veryan but she sounds my cup of tea. My reading growing up was very much Engish Civil War focused…

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  36. Yes, we being astrological twins (sort of) *g* — not to mention all those years we spent on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together. And we’re still friends!!! 🙂

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  37. Yes, we being astrological twins (sort of) *g* — not to mention all those years we spent on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together. And we’re still friends!!! 🙂

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  38. Yes, we being astrological twins (sort of) *g* — not to mention all those years we spent on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together. And we’re still friends!!! 🙂

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  39. Yes, we being astrological twins (sort of) *g* — not to mention all those years we spent on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together. And we’re still friends!!! 🙂

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  40. Yes, we being astrological twins (sort of) *g* — not to mention all those years we spent on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together. And we’re still friends!!! 🙂

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  41. Hi Donna… as if legions of Regency readers weren’t enough, I have an expert horse foaler! I did research it and consult a “vet” friend who is a horse expert so I hope I pass muster but something may have slipped past…
    I am sure you will enjoy Gather the Bones… history, mystery, romance AND ghosts!

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  42. Hi Donna… as if legions of Regency readers weren’t enough, I have an expert horse foaler! I did research it and consult a “vet” friend who is a horse expert so I hope I pass muster but something may have slipped past…
    I am sure you will enjoy Gather the Bones… history, mystery, romance AND ghosts!

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  43. Hi Donna… as if legions of Regency readers weren’t enough, I have an expert horse foaler! I did research it and consult a “vet” friend who is a horse expert so I hope I pass muster but something may have slipped past…
    I am sure you will enjoy Gather the Bones… history, mystery, romance AND ghosts!

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  44. Hi Donna… as if legions of Regency readers weren’t enough, I have an expert horse foaler! I did research it and consult a “vet” friend who is a horse expert so I hope I pass muster but something may have slipped past…
    I am sure you will enjoy Gather the Bones… history, mystery, romance AND ghosts!

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  45. Hi Donna… as if legions of Regency readers weren’t enough, I have an expert horse foaler! I did research it and consult a “vet” friend who is a horse expert so I hope I pass muster but something may have slipped past…
    I am sure you will enjoy Gather the Bones… history, mystery, romance AND ghosts!

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  46. Suzi, I worship at your feet. Your wonderful regency research blog is a treasure trove for regency writers and I must admit to dipping into it a few times in the writing of this book. For those who don’t know Ms. Love (also a writer of regency herself) – she has a pinterest board to die for!

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  47. Suzi, I worship at your feet. Your wonderful regency research blog is a treasure trove for regency writers and I must admit to dipping into it a few times in the writing of this book. For those who don’t know Ms. Love (also a writer of regency herself) – she has a pinterest board to die for!

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  48. Suzi, I worship at your feet. Your wonderful regency research blog is a treasure trove for regency writers and I must admit to dipping into it a few times in the writing of this book. For those who don’t know Ms. Love (also a writer of regency herself) – she has a pinterest board to die for!

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  49. Suzi, I worship at your feet. Your wonderful regency research blog is a treasure trove for regency writers and I must admit to dipping into it a few times in the writing of this book. For those who don’t know Ms. Love (also a writer of regency herself) – she has a pinterest board to die for!

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  50. Suzi, I worship at your feet. Your wonderful regency research blog is a treasure trove for regency writers and I must admit to dipping into it a few times in the writing of this book. For those who don’t know Ms. Love (also a writer of regency herself) – she has a pinterest board to die for!

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  51. I love being introduced to a Historical Romance author that I haven’t read yet – these look wonderful – made notes!

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  52. I love being introduced to a Historical Romance author that I haven’t read yet – these look wonderful – made notes!

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  53. I love being introduced to a Historical Romance author that I haven’t read yet – these look wonderful – made notes!

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  54. I love being introduced to a Historical Romance author that I haven’t read yet – these look wonderful – made notes!

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  55. I love being introduced to a Historical Romance author that I haven’t read yet – these look wonderful – made notes!

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  56. Forgot to comment on the Regency – what a fabulous romantic period with the balls, house parties, and those high-waisted gowns.

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  57. Forgot to comment on the Regency – what a fabulous romantic period with the balls, house parties, and those high-waisted gowns.

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  58. Forgot to comment on the Regency – what a fabulous romantic period with the balls, house parties, and those high-waisted gowns.

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  59. Forgot to comment on the Regency – what a fabulous romantic period with the balls, house parties, and those high-waisted gowns.

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  60. Forgot to comment on the Regency – what a fabulous romantic period with the balls, house parties, and those high-waisted gowns.

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  61. Hi Alison, I hope you’ll have another cup of tea and stay a spell. I have been having a run of wonderful luck with historical mystery and suspense books lately, so many authors doing great things! I am really looking forward to reading Lord Somerton’s Heir.

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  62. Hi Alison, I hope you’ll have another cup of tea and stay a spell. I have been having a run of wonderful luck with historical mystery and suspense books lately, so many authors doing great things! I am really looking forward to reading Lord Somerton’s Heir.

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  63. Hi Alison, I hope you’ll have another cup of tea and stay a spell. I have been having a run of wonderful luck with historical mystery and suspense books lately, so many authors doing great things! I am really looking forward to reading Lord Somerton’s Heir.

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  64. Hi Alison, I hope you’ll have another cup of tea and stay a spell. I have been having a run of wonderful luck with historical mystery and suspense books lately, so many authors doing great things! I am really looking forward to reading Lord Somerton’s Heir.

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  65. Hi Alison, I hope you’ll have another cup of tea and stay a spell. I have been having a run of wonderful luck with historical mystery and suspense books lately, so many authors doing great things! I am really looking forward to reading Lord Somerton’s Heir.

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  66. Loved the excerpt! I read Regency (and all historical novels) because I love escaping to a different time and place where people are the same at heart, but all the rules of society are different.

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  67. Loved the excerpt! I read Regency (and all historical novels) because I love escaping to a different time and place where people are the same at heart, but all the rules of society are different.

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  68. Loved the excerpt! I read Regency (and all historical novels) because I love escaping to a different time and place where people are the same at heart, but all the rules of society are different.

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  69. Loved the excerpt! I read Regency (and all historical novels) because I love escaping to a different time and place where people are the same at heart, but all the rules of society are different.

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  70. Loved the excerpt! I read Regency (and all historical novels) because I love escaping to a different time and place where people are the same at heart, but all the rules of society are different.

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  71. Thank you, Karin. I will just boil the kettle again.
    Great news about your success – I think there is a bit of a market for historical mysteries and I’ve read quite a few different authors, but my all time favourite is Elizabeth Peters’ wonderful Amelia Peabody stories.
    I will look out for your books 🙂

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  72. Thank you, Karin. I will just boil the kettle again.
    Great news about your success – I think there is a bit of a market for historical mysteries and I’ve read quite a few different authors, but my all time favourite is Elizabeth Peters’ wonderful Amelia Peabody stories.
    I will look out for your books 🙂

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  73. Thank you, Karin. I will just boil the kettle again.
    Great news about your success – I think there is a bit of a market for historical mysteries and I’ve read quite a few different authors, but my all time favourite is Elizabeth Peters’ wonderful Amelia Peabody stories.
    I will look out for your books 🙂

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  74. Thank you, Karin. I will just boil the kettle again.
    Great news about your success – I think there is a bit of a market for historical mysteries and I’ve read quite a few different authors, but my all time favourite is Elizabeth Peters’ wonderful Amelia Peabody stories.
    I will look out for your books 🙂

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  75. Thank you, Karin. I will just boil the kettle again.
    Great news about your success – I think there is a bit of a market for historical mysteries and I’ve read quite a few different authors, but my all time favourite is Elizabeth Peters’ wonderful Amelia Peabody stories.
    I will look out for your books 🙂

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  76. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda. I think I mentioned in the article how different it was trying to move the story by 40 years. Each era of history is different and that’s what makes it all so fascinating!

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  77. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda. I think I mentioned in the article how different it was trying to move the story by 40 years. Each era of history is different and that’s what makes it all so fascinating!

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  78. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda. I think I mentioned in the article how different it was trying to move the story by 40 years. Each era of history is different and that’s what makes it all so fascinating!

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  79. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda. I think I mentioned in the article how different it was trying to move the story by 40 years. Each era of history is different and that’s what makes it all so fascinating!

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  80. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda. I think I mentioned in the article how different it was trying to move the story by 40 years. Each era of history is different and that’s what makes it all so fascinating!

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  81. Hi Alison! So pleased you could join us at the Wenches and thank you for a lovely interview. I love adventure and mystery with my romance as long as the romance is as strong as the other elements. I’m sometimes disappointed in romantic suspense when there isn’t as much romance as I want! Best of luck with Lord Somerton’s Heir. I enjoyed it very much!

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  82. Hi Alison! So pleased you could join us at the Wenches and thank you for a lovely interview. I love adventure and mystery with my romance as long as the romance is as strong as the other elements. I’m sometimes disappointed in romantic suspense when there isn’t as much romance as I want! Best of luck with Lord Somerton’s Heir. I enjoyed it very much!

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  83. Hi Alison! So pleased you could join us at the Wenches and thank you for a lovely interview. I love adventure and mystery with my romance as long as the romance is as strong as the other elements. I’m sometimes disappointed in romantic suspense when there isn’t as much romance as I want! Best of luck with Lord Somerton’s Heir. I enjoyed it very much!

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  84. Hi Alison! So pleased you could join us at the Wenches and thank you for a lovely interview. I love adventure and mystery with my romance as long as the romance is as strong as the other elements. I’m sometimes disappointed in romantic suspense when there isn’t as much romance as I want! Best of luck with Lord Somerton’s Heir. I enjoyed it very much!

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  85. Hi Alison! So pleased you could join us at the Wenches and thank you for a lovely interview. I love adventure and mystery with my romance as long as the romance is as strong as the other elements. I’m sometimes disappointed in romantic suspense when there isn’t as much romance as I want! Best of luck with Lord Somerton’s Heir. I enjoyed it very much!

    Reply
  86. Hi Alison! I really enjoyed your interview. You are a new author for me, but I can see that I need to find some of your books to read. I love romance, suspense, and history in a book, and it sounds like you write all 3 of them together. Yay!

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  87. Hi Alison! I really enjoyed your interview. You are a new author for me, but I can see that I need to find some of your books to read. I love romance, suspense, and history in a book, and it sounds like you write all 3 of them together. Yay!

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  88. Hi Alison! I really enjoyed your interview. You are a new author for me, but I can see that I need to find some of your books to read. I love romance, suspense, and history in a book, and it sounds like you write all 3 of them together. Yay!

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  89. Hi Alison! I really enjoyed your interview. You are a new author for me, but I can see that I need to find some of your books to read. I love romance, suspense, and history in a book, and it sounds like you write all 3 of them together. Yay!

    Reply
  90. Hi Alison! I really enjoyed your interview. You are a new author for me, but I can see that I need to find some of your books to read. I love romance, suspense, and history in a book, and it sounds like you write all 3 of them together. Yay!

    Reply

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