Read Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne@JanSelbourne #RLFblog #Historical FictionSelbourne’s Perilous Love tells of war in Europe and a shocking betrayal, forcing Adrian and Gabrielle to run for their lives. Will they reach safety, or will danger and treason follow them back to England?

Jan Selbourne welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Perilous Love

Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

As the world rushes towards a war, Adrian Bryce, wealthy businessman, is ordered by the British government to leave his mistress and accompany his estranged wife Gabrielle to Belgium. They require proof Gabrielle’s uncle is supporting the German Empire. Adrian discovers secrets which plunge him and Gabrielle into a nightmare of betrayal. Forced to run for their lives as Germany invades, they must trust each other in the midst of danger, brutality, and injury.

Gabrielle enjoys her role of mother of their two children. Wanting only to be with her lover, and now fearful of exposure, she readies herself and her children for a difficult trip. With no way out, Gabrielle knows the two weeks with her aristocratic traditional family will be a trial, and Europe is on edge. She had no idea the danger she, Adrian and her children would be in.

Will Adrian and Gabrielle reach safety? If they do, are they out of danger or will the intrigue and treason follow them back to England?


How do you come up with ideas?…

The idea for Perilous Love came from a small article on how a person’s true character emerges when faced with extreme danger, stress, or situations beyond our control. For instance, the tough guy turns to water and runs, the insignificant person steps up and takes charge. At the time I read this article I was reading my grandfather’s WW1 military record while completing my family tree. I had the setting, and I had the story.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Research, when we write historical fiction, we must provide an authentic as possible background for our story.

When did you write your first book?..

I have quite a few attempts going back some years and a few rejection letters to go with them. Perilous Love was my first real serious book and was published by Black Velvet Seductions in 2015.




Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I couldn’t afford satin sheets so smooth will do.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains.

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Perilous Love

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions


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Jan Selbourne grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Her love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. Her career started in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting then a working holiday in the UK brought the history to life. Now retired, Jan can indulge her love of writing and travel. She has two adult children and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
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