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Know the Hero includes fun questions about your hero, a cover, blurb, buy links, and author social media.

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromance #WWICaroline Warfield, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance: Twentieth Century

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating gardens of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive. Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, but the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going.

In the confusion at war’s end, will their love be enough?

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

War has been described as long periods of boredom interspersed with intense excitement. Harry’s a reader, when he can find books that is his preferred escape, but it is hard when they rotate into the trenches. He used to write poetry but the war kicked it out of him.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has no access to shopping, generally, but he has made friends with the fellows in the mess tent. Beans are the least disgusting army food. When he gets leave he looks for wine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Anything but khaki, but he’s worn nothing else for two years when the book starts. He longs for a good clean white shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

He learned many skills on his grandfather’s farm so he can fix a tractor—or truck—when needed. He cares for his rifle superlatively. He can repair Rosemarie’s barque as well. His delight in these things astounds his city-dwelling father who is grooming him for the law.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Harry is attached to the Bible his grandmother sent with him if only because it reminds him of home and better times. When a soldier put it in the mud as mean joke, Harry took it down to the Somme to clean it. He ended up dropping it in the river and had to chase it almost all the way to Amiens. (Luckily he had leave.) It is how he met Rosemarie so his accident turned into a blessing.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Harry loves kids. He developed rapport with Rosemarie’s little Marcel, age two, almost immediately. Marcel hero worships him.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Silent and brooding. He wants coffee, the stronger the better.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Before the war he was at university in Ottawa. His father has ambitions for Harry and made sure his training in social niceties was perfect. His manners are excellent.

Valet or takes care of himself?

He is laughing hysterically over this. Even home in Calgary he had no personal servant, but in France? In the trenches?

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Neither. Army issue, buttoned to the neck, high collar, no tie.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned. Off duty, when private, he prefers them rolled up. When he can get to Rosemarie’s cottage, he relaxes.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair

Carriage or horseback?

He has access to neither. He walks, begs rides on the back of a wagon. When he can, he travels by boat down the Somme.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Christmas Hope

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
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Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-hope-caroline-warfield/1132806653
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1475366401
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-hope-4

Caroline Warfield Social Media

Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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Know the Hero from Wolf’s Challenge by Christina Lynn Lambert @chris4lamb #RLFblog #PNR #paranormalromanceChristina Lynn Lambert, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Wolf’s Challenge by Christina Lynn Lambert

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Sydney left Seattle two years ago, she was scared, traumatized, and done with men for good. Now she has a good job, a hobby that’s fast becoming a second career, and best of all, she’s adopted a little girl named Angel. Life is good and Sydney’s not about to let charming lawyer Derrick mess that up, no matter how sexy he is, or how sweet he seems.

Things aren’t always as they appear in the town of Great Oaks, Virginia. Derrick isn’t the ladies’ man Sydney thinks he is, but he does have a few secrets, such as his ability to transform into a powerful wolf at will.

Can Derrick convince Sydney to give him a chance, something more than her elusive maybe? More importantly, should he? He’s still trying to forgive himself for being at the wheel during the accident that killed his son. Losing Sydney when she learns the truth might break him, but he’s pretty sure not having her in his life would be just as bad.

A troubled woman running from her guilty conscience has Sydney and Derrick in her crosshairs, and she’ll do whatever it takes to win her game. Will Sydney and Derrick survive long enough to be together?

Know the Hero from Wolf’s Challenge

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Derrick loves science fiction and horror so he would probably watch an episode of the X-Files or maybe read a scary story or a comic book. He’s a closet comic book nerd.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He doesn’t like sweets so he would snack on some jalapeño fries or nachos with spicy chili and cheese.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He’s usually well dressed for work because he’s a lawyer but truthfully, the salespeople at his favorite store pick out clothes for him and tell him what matches. He just follows directions.

Does he know how to fix things?

He can fix things around the house. His dad taught him the basics well enough that he can fix a cabinet without destroying the house.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

For a while, he tried to ignore the shifter part of himself which led to him feeling aggravated and angry at himself and everyone else. He even tried to take a substance that would put an end to his need to shift to wolf form. Luckily, it didn’t work for more than a few days. He’s regretted trying to disconnect from his wolf side ever since and vowed to never again ignore the wolf.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Derrick was a father and even though his child died in a car accident, he’s still comfortable around kids. His outgoing personality helps him get to know the daughter of the woman he’s fallen for.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Not too bad, especially if he can make the time for a run in wolf form before starting his day. A little green tea or coffee helps too.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

Being a shape shifter comes with risks. People have been known to hunt shifters to either kill or study in a lab. Derrick tells only the people he can completely trust about his abilities. He’s careful to not shift anywhere he could be vulnerable.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

Derrick lost a lot of time with his young son by working so much. He came to realize the importance of making time to relax and spend time in his wolf form. He’s working on delegating more of his responsibilities with work and learning not to take on too many projects.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Not by choice. A brand of the letter e marks his ankle. Someone from the Equalizers, a group whose goal is to harm shifters, found Derrick unconscious after a horrible car accident. They poisoned him with a drug that makes it hard for shifters to heal completely, then burned his ankle with the letter e and ground the drug into his burn, ensuring that he would know which group was responsible for his difficulty healing.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He drives. There aren’t a lot of public transportation options where he lives.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. He’s all about keeping the earth as green and healthy as possible. For shifters, having wooded areas to be able to run in their animal form is important, and he knows that unpolluted land, air, and water are vital to every living thing.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Wolf’s Challenge

Publisher Decadent Publishing LLC
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Wolfs-Challenge-Christina-Lynn-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07JCSLVBJ
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolfs-challenge-christina-lambert/1124676509?ean=2940161888049
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Christina Lynn Lambert Social Media

A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog.
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Know the Hero from Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #urbanromance #contemporaryromanceLyndell Williams, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit by Lyndell Williams

Genre romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

From Lyndell Williams, author of My Way to You, a new novel about keeping the flames of love and passion burning in a world determined to snuff them out.

Harlem lawyer Marcus Kent fights for justice while preserving a stable, passionate marriage with wife, Toni. Smart and confident, he has it all together—that is until his world turns upside down.

Not only is someone stalking his sister, but an intern at work is also getting too close for comfort.

On top of all of that, Toni’s renewed infertility obsession causes them to continually argue, adding more strain and cooling off their steamy union.

Struggling with insecurities and yearning to have a child, successful psychologist Toni Kent looks to her husband for support. Unfortunately, relentless distraction and stubbornness prevent Marcus from being there when she needs him the most and jeopardizes their happy home.

After multiple failed in vitro attempts, Toni is ready to try again, but Marcus is done. He doesn’t want another headache or more heartache. Will infertility tear this dream couple apart?

Know the Hero from Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Marcus Kent is never board. He has an intense schedule at work. When he gets a minute, he will chill with his boys Simon, Faisal and Quinn and then head home to his wife Toni. For Marcus, twenty-four hours is not nearly enough, so he needs to be strategic about his time so he can fulfill all of the demands on him. He’s all about getting things done with efficiency.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Marcus is a carnivorous alpha. Red meat is his food of choice, especially burgers. He doesn’t eat just any meat. Although he is not Muslim, he prefers halal meat, so he will stop by his favorite halal spot or another one (NYC is packed with them) to grab a quick bite.  Of course, he’ll have to go a little longer on his daily morning run but having some ground beef goodness is worth it.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Marcus has a walk-in closet with a wall stacked with high-end sneakers. They are his award for working hard at the community center he directs, keeping wife, Toni happy and being there for family and friends. He sheds his business suits as soon as possible and slaps on a pair of those bad boys with some sweats and a tee shirt to run through Harlem or have a game of basketball, completely elephant trunkin’ it.

Does he know how to fix things?

Marcus’ father, Deverill made sure his son was a “real man” who can fix things. He does minor repairs around the apartment and at the community center in a pinch. He can take a hammer to a nail or wrench to a pipe, but with his busy schedule, anything bigger would have to be done by somebody else. So, he has the contact information for plumbers, electricians, etc. right in his phone. A natural leader and delegator, he makes sure things get fixed as soon as possible.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

A big miscalculation Marcus made was when he thought he was protecting his younger sister, Regina from his best friend, Simon. He knew Simon was a playa and wasn’t even going to let his sister get used. When he found out about them, he blew a fit and went straight to Simon to drive a wedge between them, not know that Simon was actually in love with Regina. He caused a split between the two of them and broke his sister’s heart.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Marcus is thoroughly in love with his niece, Justine. He will do almost anything she asks, including sit on the floor with a tiara on his large, bald head, holding a tiny plastic teacup. The kids at the center where he is in charge adore him. He loves the little ones and planned to have a bunch of them. He gave up on the dream of fatherhood when he and his wife Toni went through multiple failed in vitro attempts.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Marcus is a morning person times five. He is usually up before the crack of dawn and heading out to pound the city pavement with a morning run while the plans for the day go through his head.

Can he use chopsticks?

Marcus and chopsticks do not get along. Simon has tried to teach him, but to no avail. It is one of those things that he is comfortable with not being able to do and just reaches for a fork.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

Coffee is the first drink Marcus reaches for after his morning run. He likes it with half and half and no sugar. Sometimes he will stop by the coffee shop on his way to work and treat his staff to cups, ordering each just the way they like it from his memory.

What apps would he have on his phone?

Marcus is all about productivity, so he has a bunch of calendar and appointment apps. He has a word processing app so he can write while traveling as well as a speech-to-text app to make notes. He manages the community center projects with his team using a project management app and downloaded a couple of games for those times he’s with his niece Justine.

Android or iPhone?

Unfortunately, he is a die-hard IOS fan. I’ve argued with him and Simon about it, but he won’t budge.

Beard or clean-shaven?

Marcus sports a long-stubble beard that he keeps super soft through careful grooming and conditioning. Toni loves and always plays with it whenever they’re alone.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Marcus refuses to pierce anything or stain his smooth chocolate skin with ink. He is all about treating his body as a temple, and you don’t put holes in or graffiti on the walls of a temple.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

As a city dweller, public transportation is a must most of the time. Marcus has a metro card and travels the city underground in the subways. When he travels outside the city to places like his parents’ house on Long Island, he has his black Dodge Charger taken out of the garage and hits the road with Toni.

Recycle or toss?

Marcus and Toni have little blue cans underneath their sink, and he made sure the center has plenty of big ones around the facility and even at the playground and basketball courts. One of the things he budgets for each year is to have a service take away the recycling. He makes sure the material is sorted and leaves redeemable bottles and cans at  the front door for people to take.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Love-Bitter-Fruit-Brothers-ebook/dp/B07WZ9LT97

Lyndell Williams Social Media

Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
She is the founder and managing editor of the NbA Muslims blog on Patheos and a cultural contributor for Radio Islam USA. She is a contributor to the online publications About Islam and Haute Hijab.
Williams is the lead content editor WriteType Editorial Services and mentors aspiring writers across genres.
She’s had numerous short stories published in collections and enjoys a growing list of subscribers to her Layla Writes Love online short story series.
Williams self-published her first interracial romance novel My Way to You. The novel made it onto four Amazon bestsellers lists its premiere weekend.
She is committed to the traditional use of literature as social commentary to affect positive social change.
Williams is married and the mother of six children.
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Know the Hero from When Love Whispers by Laura Haley-McNeil @laurarmcneil #RLFblog #sweetromanceLaura Haley-McNeil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

When Love Whispers by Laura Haley-McNeil

Genre Sweet Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Sometimes, love comes in packages.

As the top ranked student at Charleston’s military academy, Preston Lowe excels in class, in sports and with women. Only Willow Dockery, a barmaid at the city’s trendy nightclub, sees the pain in his eyes when he’s out with friends having a good time. But Willow doesn’t know how Preston inwardly struggles to forget a past that could derail the career he’s worked hard to achieve.

Willow wrestles with her own secrets. After a disastrous relationship leaves her broke and disillusioned, she vows never to let anyone rob her of her dreams again. But as she gets to know Preston, it’s as if their tumultuous pasts meld together into something so startling it transforms their relationship and their lives forever.

Know the Hero from When Love Whispers

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He loves to be comfortable, but as a military cadet, he wears the academy uniform during the day. After class, he can’t wait to dive into running shorts and a t-shirt. He’s a runner, and he’s running every free moment.

What is he like around children?

He isn’t accustomed to children, but there’s one baby he loves and wants to hold. He never thought he wanted a family. He’s determined to pursue his military career, but when he sees Willow holding her baby, the confusing surge of emotions make him wonder what he really wants.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

He’s not a coffee drinker. Because he’s a runner, he drinks lots of water. Not that he likes water, but he needs to stay hydrated, even in a humid place like Charleston.

What apps would he have on his phone?

He has all the phone apps. One of his favorites is the food delivery service. When he’s studying, he’ll often miss meals. He has a senior project due and he’d rather work on that than eat. He’s an eat to live type of guy. Even though he’s a runner, he can’t resist a cheeseburger and fries. He also likes the flower order app. After all, what better way to make a new mother smile that order her a bouquet of two dozen red roses?

Beard or clean-shaven?

He has to be clean-shaven. At the academy, haircuts and shaving are part of a strict standard, but when he’s forced to spend a few weeks at Willow’s family’s farm, he relaxes from the academy’s strict code and enjoy a laxer standard.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He doesn’t care what he drives, but his mother, with her newfound wealth, greeted him Christmas morning with a new sports car. It’s a babe magnetic, which he’d appreciate if he had time for women, but he enrolled in the academy to pursue a military career and that’s his focus … for now.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy When Love Whispers

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X58RKK1

Laura Haley-McNeil Social Media

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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Know the Hero from Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman #RLFblog #Postapocalyptic #fantasy #SciFiAngelica Clyman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman

Genre Post-apocalyptic fantasy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

The totality of a solar eclipse lasts only a few short minutes. That’s more than enough time for an apocalypse to erupt.
Almost eighteen years have passed since the Eclipse changed the Earth forever, and Sebastian Za’in rose from the chaos and seized control, imposing his order on the broken planet. In a world ruled by fear and superstition, where all gods have perished, there is no one who can stand up to Za’in, the man rumored to be one of the Nephilim—hybrid offspring of Angel and Man. In a few short months, another Eclipse will occur, and while there are those who expect a new natural disaster, Za’in has plans of his own.

Completely unaware of this global turmoil, Kayla Steelryn has spent most of her life in a quiet village, longing to uncover her hidden past. When she leaves her home in search of answers, she finds herself faced with the truth about her identity, forced to choose between the two men she loves, and thrust into a conflict where she alone has the power to stop an event more disastrous than the end of the world.

 

Know the Hero from Dominion of the Star

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Jeremy is usually found brooding somewhere beneath the stars, whether it’s up on a water tower or down in the wastelands, he usually has something heavy on his mind.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He can’t afford to be picky in a world ravaged by disaster, but he hates slimy things in jars.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

The darker the better, but after the Ruiners become clamped to his arms, shirts are no longer an option!

Does he know how to fix things?

Jeremy is better at breaking things, but he can get by with very little.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

What HASN’T gone badly? He was born under a bad sign and things have gone down from there, but he still can’t deny some of his problems are his own fault.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Jeremy doesn’t really have experience with any kids other than Kit, and she is no ordinary little girl…

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He’s used to getting up early, so he’s not any more irritable than usual (thankfully)!

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

He prefers that people don’t know the truth about him, but it’s been hard to escape. When he first met Kayla, she was blissfully unaware of his darkness and that drew him to her.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

Jeremy’s not afraid to get his hands dirty!

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

The cross tattoo across his chest wasn’t his idea and he’d get rid of it if he could – but it was part of the deal if he wanted to become an Arch.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He prefers to rely on himself, so things were better when he had his motorcycle. Sharing that truck with the pirates was definitely a low point…

Recycle or toss?

Toss – his world’s so messed up already, he doesn’t think such a small gesture would make a difference.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Dominion of the Star

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692476342/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dominion-of-the-star-angelica-clyman/1122431801

Angelica Clyman Social Media

Angelica Clyman was raised on Catholicism and urban legends, fairy tales and 80s movies. Her love for fantasy books and poetry was put on hold while she pursued other passions, but she found her way back to words and stories after following the seemingly disparate paths of the visual arts, academia, yoga, martial arts, business, dance and magick. Angelica is an artist, educator, wife, and mother. “Dominion of the Star” is her first novel.
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Know the Hero from Lies of Gold by Jan Selbourne @JanSelbourne #RLFblog #Historical FictionJan Selbourne welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Lies of Gold by Jan Selbourne

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Silent, ruthless, protected by an unknown ally in Whitehall, he smuggles gold across the Channel to Bonaparte. When flimsy evidence points to the Essex coast, three men are given secret orders to find these traitors. One of those men, Julian Ashford, has his life transformed into debts and disgrace and sent back to Halton Hall, and Katherine the woman he loved and lost. What Julian discovers within the walls of his ancestral home is much deeper and more sinister than he thought possible, but nothing could prepare him for the betrayal when he finally faces the mastermind behind this sordid operation.

Know the Hero from Lies of Gold

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Julian Ashford is a battle-hardened soldier, so he drinks with his fellow soldiers.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s definitely a meat man.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Although used to formal attire, he prefers functional clothes with ease of movement.

Does he know how to fix things?

His upbringing was one of servants and privilege, but life and the army taught him to be self-sufficient.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

He’s been ordered back to the place he’d sworn to never return, and he comes face to face with a daughter he didn’t know existed. Demanding the truth from her mother, the woman he’d loved and lost, went badly, very badly.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Cautious but beneath his hard exterior lies a real softie.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Alert, army training does that – and this undercover mission is proving more deadly than he thought. He need eyes in the back of his head.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Very well, he was born into an aristocratic family.

Valet or takes care of himself?

Takes care of himself.

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Open shirt when the occasion permits.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Usually buttoned.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural hair.

Carriage or horseback?

Both but he loves the freedom of horseback.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Lies of Gold

Publisher Christopher Matthews Publishing
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Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Jan’s love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. After graduating from a Melbourne business college, her career moved into the dusty world of ledgers and accounting, working in Victoria, Queensland, and the United Kingdom. At the point of retiring she changed course to work as secretary of a large New South Wales historical society. Now retired. Jan is enjoying her love of travelling and writing. She has two children, a stray live-in cat and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
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