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Valentine’s Eve Treat – An Interview with Lady Fury

 An early Valentine’s  treat for  you all.Love HeartAfter last week’s author interview with the fabulous Shehanne Moore, if you missed it you can read here, I have the redoubtable Lady Fury on my blog today. She allows us a rare glimpse into her complex life. Thankfully she isn’t aware Shehanne was here first , so don’t tell her will you?

18469995It’s lovely to welcome you to my blog  Milady Fury.

Now forgive me for saying but anyone who has read your story; ‘The Unraveling of Lady Fury’ knows you are a little obsessive about rules. Do you have any other obsessions/secrets you’re prepared to share?

Moi? Obsessive? Oh not at all.
You have read my story; you know how awful Flint can be and that rules with him are a must. As for other obsessions? I have none. Have I shown you this picture of Flint?

 I can see  the attraction.

Are you really the driven, often heartless woman you seem to be? If so what made you that way?

Not at all. Indeed, did you not say yourself, I was a delight???? I do admit that being dumped on a quay, in a strange city, without a penny to my name and a baby on the way, AND narrowly missing that trunk Flint flung at me, I may have become a little driven in terms of securing my future. Wouldn’t you?

When you put it like that I think I might be, which leads on to my next question. Would you consider Flint your weakness and if so why?

Oh…very well, Milady, you do drive a hard bargain. I think it is fair to say that Flint and I go back a long way. He was my first lover and there were times when we were very good together. I admit that I was younger then and a very different person from what I am now. So there were aspects of the not so good moments, I probably should have done differently and yes, these things can haunt. Like trying to bring that parakeet aboard the Calypso for example, which got me heaved off it. He is Storm’s father. I think women find it hard to walk away from that. I suppose he got under my skin and no-one else compared and not just because he’s good in bed. Flint’s not good at being humble and a cat probably had a better upbringing, so even when he’s bad, I can’t help but forgive him.

If you lived in the twenty- first century what type of woman would you be?

I’d like to be better educated. The opportunities for women that way are just so much better, although I suppose that being brought up in a brothel, had its uses. I’d hope to be less driven. And of course, I’d be just as nice and amenable as I truly am.

Mmm , how insightful you are Milady.Who’s your favourite character in Shehanne’s other stories?

18284672You mean apart from myself? Well, I do admit that her Black Wolf of Lochalpin, Callm McDunnagh the hero of His Judas Bride, is rather tasty. Yes. He is very ruthless and thinks nothing of taking the odd throat out, then there’s his appalling sarcasm every time he opens his mouth. But the lovely Milady Aimee Duffy said he ‘is as terrifying as he is intriguing,’ while the equally lovely Milady Erin Moore summed him up by saying “Callm is a tortured and twisted alpha male, yet underneath is a big marshmallow.’ And I think that’s it with Callm. He is prepared to lay down his life for Kara and I do not think it gets more romantic than that.
Kara is also a very damaged woman—let’s be clear, Shehanne wrote this—but he get totally gets that and knows he is going to have his work cut out with this woman.
So I do admit to something of a soft spot for Milord Wolf. Indeed I wish Shehanne had written him for me…..

Just one lookHow interesting…I promise not to tell Flint. Now for all the romantics amongst us. Do believe in love at first sight?

Well, it is that romantic time of year isn’t it? So I suppose I should say that when I looked at Milord Wolf…sorry, I may not believe but it is very clear to me that Flint does. I mean in his own way, when he first saw me on board the Calypso, wearing his dead lover’s dress, it was perfectly plain, it was love. He just found it hard to admit, as we all do, that such a heart stopping thing can happen. You can find your partner in a glance.

Lady Fury's Book Club You’ve travelled all over the world with your ‘book club’. Where in the world would you most like to live?

Hmm… Really Milady, so long as it’s with Flint, and isn’t any of the places we are wanted, anywhere is good.

Apart from Flint? Do you have a favourite crew member?

Apart from you good self, Skipper Jane, I am very fond of Myrtle, probably because if there is one thing Flint loathes it is parrots.Myrtle the Parrot

SO she has her uses, although we do have to hide her from him quite a bit and pretend we are doing all the squawking.

Two HeartsDo you believe in ‘Happy Ever After’? 

I believe in ever after. Yes indeed. Any ‘ever after’ requires working at in order to keep it happy. If you waltz off into the clouds with unrealistic expectations, it’s a long drop down.

Thank you  for visiting me here today Milady its been an unforgettable experience. Before you go, have you one of your wonderful recipes to share with us today?

My favourite Valentine’s dish apart from Flint? Oh, indeed, I have a special Valentine’s Day…. Sugared Nuts.

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zkDSCN9181Mmm both of those sound delicious. I will be making a red velvet creation, a cake of course, which I will share with you tomorrow Valentine’s Day .

If you would like to read Lady Fury’s story or meet Callm McDunnagh,Wolf of Lochalpin, here you go:

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Interview with Ryan Tucker – Begin Again – Christy Newton

Begin Again CoverToday I would like to welcome Ryan Tucker the hero of Christy Newton’s sweet contemporary romance

Begin Again. Over to you Ryan:BA Teaser

Would you describe yourself as an adventurous person?

Not most days.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

That would be the time when my best friend Jacob and I stole a couple of mice from our high school science lab and gave them to my sister to keep as pets.

Describe your ideal woman.

A woman who loves animals and has a pure heart.

Do believe in love at first sight?

Yes.

Do you believe in ‘Happy Ever After’?

Yes, I am living my Happy Ever After with Maisie.

Career or family which is your top priority?

Family, but my career is extremely important to me as well as my family.

Who’s your favourite fairytale heroine?

Snow White. She is my ideal woman. *laughs*

Where in the world would you most like to live?

Right where I am in Pleasant Valley, Indiana.

Are you a cat or dog person?

I’m a critter person… I have to say that I’m an exotic veterinarian. Although, I do have a dog named Happy that I love.

What’s your favourite sport?

Basketball

Thanks for visiting with us today Ryan. If you would like to read how Ryan met and fell in love with Maisie here’s the blurb:

‘What if one night changed your life forever?
Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get attached to anyone…until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.
Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more than his Momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and notices the sadness in her eyes he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face. What starts out as innocent flirting turns into two people finding something they no longer want to live without? The problem is Maisie has deep scars inside and out. Showing Ryan that part of her may just be too painful.
When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?’

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Christy 014Christy has also written two romantic suspense novels: Stolen Hearts and Something to Treasure

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Interview with Eve Ward from ‘Daring to Wish’ Tracey Rogers

Daring to Wish_MediumI have Eve Ward the  feisty heroine of ‘Daring to Wish’ on First Steps today.

Here the blurb for ‘Daring to Wish’

What happens when you dare to wish?

In an effort to regain her independence and break out of her shell, shy Eve Ward writes a daring wish list of all the things she wants to do before her thirtieth birthday. It’s a good thing the list is for her eyes only, because some of the items are pretty risqué.

Adrenaline junkie Lucas Riley becomes Eve’s “victim” in a kiss-a-stranger dare, and she thinks he’s perfect for her one-night-with-a-stranger wish.

With Eve, Lucas thinks he’s found the distraction he needs before he has to say goodbye to his bad boy image. When he finds Eve’s sexy wish list, he can’t keep himself from giving into temptation and sneaking a peek, and wish number eight is impossible for him to resist. Being good can wait.

Eve is thrilled when, out of the blue, Lucas offers to take her skydiving. Her sexy stranger has helped her tick so many wishes off her secret list. Her confidence has grown and now she’s having fun both in and out of the bedroom. It seems too good to be true…is it? She can’t shake the niggling suspicion that something’s not quite right.

Content Warning: contains dizzying heights and sensual sex

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance

Hi Eve thanks for visiting my blog.

Thanks for inviting me Jane. I hope this won’t be too revealing. 🙂

Would you describe yourself as an adventurous person?

If by adventurous you mean wearing skyscraper heels then yes…well maybe a little bit.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Except for coming out dressed like a devil? I did have purple hair once. And between me and you I did write this daring wish list recently.

Describe your ideal man.

I would have said dark and slim, but I’ve just spotted this guy at the bar. Can you see him, the tall muscular one with blond hair? Just look at those shoulders! But really someone I can trust would be nice.

Do believe in love at first sight?

I do but I’m still waiting…

Do you believe in ‘Happy Ever After’?

I used to, but now I’m aiming for the happy right now.

Career or family which is your top priority?

A career. I have more chance of getting a new job than I do of having a family *sigh*.

Who’s your favourite fairytale heroine?

Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She’s brave and takes no-nonsense from that Beast no matter how awful he is to her.

Where in the world would you most like to live?

I’ve never travelled but I really want to visit Switzerland.

Are you a cat or dog person?

If I ever have a family I’ll have both.

What’s your favourite sport?

Well I did put skydiving on my list, so who knows…Oops time to go. Great chatting with you Jane. I’ve just drawn the short straw for the next dare. I’ve got to kiss a stranger. Now who do I choose?

They were great answers Eve. I guess if readers want to know more about you they should check out ‘Daring to Wish‘.
Here’s an excerpt:

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“Wait.”

Eve froze mid-turn, halted by his husky command and the tingle radiating from his hand lightly grasping her wrist. She met his gaze and realized how wrong she’d been. He was a million miles away from being uncomplicated. The startling blue of his eyes revealed depths Eve could only imagine drowning in.

“Did you say…nice?” He leaned closer. “I would say that was a lot better than nice. I’m sure if we tried again we could manage spectacular. Don’t you agree?” he drawled.

Maybe nice had been the wrong word to choose Eve relented as she noted his husky tone. It was infinitely better than nice. Try amazing! Her breath hitched as she thought of his kiss again. Knowing he enjoyed it too sent a surge of pleasure through her that settled deep within her belly. Obviously she could do some things right.

If she intended to fulfill her wishes she was going to have to find some confidence from somewhere—and fast! At the moment her confidence seemed to be firmly in the area of her knickers.

Running and hiding now seemed out of the question. Maybe confidence practice would be the lesser of two evils? She paused before turning to face Mr. Hotness for confidence lesson one.

“Hmm…” She pretended to consider. “Maybe you’re right. However, as this was a dare I’m afraid it was a one time opportunity,” she added with mock apology. “So I guess we’ll never know.”

“You kissed me for a dare?” His brow arched.

Eve nodded. “Uh-huh. My dare was to kiss a stranger.”

“A dare, huh? I feel so…so violated.” He clutched his free hand to his chest in feigned hurt, although his eyes brimmed with humor and a smile tugged at the corner of his delicious mouth.

“Don’t be offended. I did actually choose you,” she blurted before forgetting her cool, calm, and confident aim.

“So you really thought you could violate me then run?”

“That was my plan, yes,” she said with a confidence she didn’t quite feel, especially as she was distracted by the thumb lightly stroking her wrist.

“And I didn’t even try to play hard to get. Guess you got lucky.”

“Or maybe you did,” she countered without thought, mortified as a blush warmed her cheeks at his responding grin.

He grinned, releasing her hand. “Tell me. Do you like to be dared?”

Her eyes widened at the loaded question. “I…I find a challenge hard to resist.”

“Damn good thing I’m a challenge.”

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 I interviewed  Tracey Rogers on  my blog yesterday .  In case you missed it here’s her author bio:

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 A devourer of books from an early age, I spent much of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn’t searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the world of romance was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana’s books. I’m still in that world and refuse to leave.

I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children. An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the world go around.

You can find me here: http://traceyrogers.wordpress.com/
On twitter: https://twitter.com/TraceRbookworm
Or email me at: traceyrogersaut@gmail.com

Or visit my author page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tracey-Rogers-Author/197643867052117

Tracey’s next novel is ‘Best Fake Day’ whose cover release was yesterday isn’t it great.

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