Alina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Marquess and the Midwife.
The Marquess and the Midwife by Alina K Field
Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent off, and they both landed in very different worlds.
Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts of the only woman he’s ever loved.
Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer, Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her again.
But is loving the new Marquess of Wallenford a mistake Ameline cannot afford to repeat?
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Tell us about yourself as a person.
What makes you different from other people?
I honestly don’t think I’m much different from other people!
What is your personality type?
I’m an introvert, and something of a workaholic, though I never seem to get as much done as I want to. If we’re talking Meyers-Briggs, I’m an ISFJ.
What was your favorite childhood game?
I loved racing around outside playing tag with my brother and friends.
What is your favorite subject to talk about?
I confess, I’m not very good at the art of conversation. I’m the silent one at gatherings of strangers listening to everyone else talk and trying to draw them out on their subject of interest. But when I’m with family and old friends, I like to hear about their kids, and grandkids and tell them about mine.
What is your favorite book?
Honestly, I have many, but I absolutely adore Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.
What is your favorite meal?
I have many favorites (and the extra pounds that come with!), but let’s just say, anything but seafood and organ meats!
Tell us about yourself as a writer.
What made you want to be a writer?
I always loved story. As a child, I used to dream up stories when I had trouble going to sleep at night, something that I think is pretty common among people who go on to write fiction.
What are your favorite books for writing advice?
Books with intricate plotting schemes often freeze up my muse, but after hearing John Truby speak recently at a conference, I’m re-reading helpful parts of his book, The Anatomy of Story. My very favorite writing book is Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain. An oldie, but goodie.
What are your favorite reference books?
Not books, but websites: etymonline.com, a free Etymological Dictionary, invaluable for deciding whether a word was used in my story’s time period; and Wikipedia! I go there first for a summary of the topic, and then check the links at the bottom of the article.
When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?
A notebook and paper and a heavy sweater or shawl because I’m always freezing.
What’s your best advice for a new writer?
Finish that story to the end. Let yourself write ugly pages, but get the story down all the way to the end. Go back later to make it pretty. Learn what works best for you (plotting vs. pantsing; critique group vs. on your own; Scrivener or Word; daily or weekend writing) and follow that path to publication. There’s no one way to do this work.
What are your writing goals for this year?
My goals for 2020: a sequel to this year’s Christmas novella in the Winter Wishes Regency Christmas Anthology; another Regency novella set around Michaelmas; a retelling of Macbeth as a romance with a happy ending; and work on a prequel series to my Sons of the Spy Lord books.
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Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1125068696?ean=2940156905331
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Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
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