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First I have to thank Kayelle for
the opportunity to talk about my heroines. Authors love to write heroes who are
sexy, handsome, rich, real dream material and describe them in word and picture.
Heroines kinda get lost. So I want to spend some time talking about the women who
people my books.
First though, let me tell you a bit
about me. Yesterday, my DH and I celebrated our 54 years together as a married couple.
So, I think you can say I’m definitely a romantic. I married my best friend, so
that may be why we are still together. Poor guy as had a lot to put up with over
the years, but since I think we both classify as Alpha individuals (yes, Alpha’s
can be romantic too) it’s a miracle we are still together and more in love today
than on the day I walked down the aisle on my father’s arm to say “I will”.
With that kind of background how could
I not write romance novels. But, why on earth would I want to do something like
that. After all, I was living a romance. For one thing, I’ve always liked to be
busy. For another, like so many other authors, I read a book I didn’t like, a romance,
and decided then and there I could do better. I had never thought about writing
a novel, but why not? I’d already tried a whole lot of other things over the years.
But why write a historical romance. I loved to read them, I liked history and I
loved research. It all went together.
I told Kayelle I wanted to offer a
sketch of my current heroine but the more I thought about it, I realized out of
all twenty-one of my heroines, I have a few favorites but top of the list might
be Laren. so let me tell you about her.
With each of my heroines I tried to
give them a strong backbone. That’s got to be the Alpha in me. I don’t think any
of them are whippy, they don’t cry much if at all, and they all make mistakes, but
then don’t we all.
As I looked back over my heroines,
a couple do stand out. Sara from ‘A Treasure for Sara’ is one I really liked. However,
I still think Laren of ‘Battlesong’ might be my favorite. With Laren I tried to
write a heroine with a miserable childhood, but a woman who develops into the kind
of woman I hope every woman can become, although my Laren sometimes acts before
she thinks. She learns to stand on her own two feet and uses her intelligence to
get her out of one tight situation after another, she is a woman of great compassion,
a woman willing to do what has to be done, no matter the consequences. She also
has a lot of fire and at times wants to pound the hero on the head. Not that I blame
her. I wanted to pound him in the head a few time too.
Laren is the heroine of the second
of the song series, four medieval romances about one family, although each is a
stand alone book. Laren lives in the 13th century, even though she behaves much
like a 21st century gal.
However, now that I have finished
the last song book, I just may have to add Catherine, the heroine in the book coming
in July, to my list of favorites. Catherine, now a widow, had a wonderful childhood,
a rotten marriage, and is fighting a father who wants her married again. My hero
has a real battle on his hands with this woman. She doesn’t trust men and has become
one bossy babe. If you decide to see for yourself which of my heroines you like,
I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, I’m working with a young woman who had
a happy childhood but has been discarded by her titled husband. (I moved back to
the 19th century in this one.) She’s a real fighter, this one. I just may have to
add her to my favorite list, too.

About the Book

Title Battlesong
Genre Medieval Romance
Author Name Allison Knight
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Their marriage begins with a lie. Tricked into wedding young
Laren Blair, the daughter of a Scottish laird, Arthur ap Brynn Ffrydd, an English
baron, abandons her at his keep. When he finally returns six years later she has
won the affection of his people but all he sees are the changes she has made. Their
battles begin.
She fears her life will be as miserable with Arthur as it was
with her cruel father. He envisions losing his property to her Scottish clan. As
they learn to tolerate each other, desire draws them together. When Laren is kidnaped
and Arthur is wounded in battle they realize they love each other. Reunited, can
their love withstand the strain of another lie?

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Battlesong by Allison Knight (Medieval Romance set in 13th century England) Rating PG 13

This is the second of a series of medieval romances involving the ab Brynn Ffrydd family. The first book, “Heartsong” was Rhianna’s story. She’s the only girl in a family of six. Arthur is the youngest in the family. I’m working on “Windsong” now, the second oldest brother. Meet Arthur and his wife, Laren.

Award winning author Allison Knight began her writing career like many other authors. She read a book she didn’t like and knew she could do a better job. She grabbed paper and typewriter (computers were not available back then) and announced she was going to write a book. Her children hooted with laughter.
“Yeh, Mom, when cows fly,” her daughter declared.
She took classes, joined a critique group and wrote, rewrote and wrote some more.
When her first book sold, she came home from her teaching job to find a stuffed toy cow rotating from the ceiling fan in the family room. It seemed – “Cows did fly!”
Since that time, Allison has written and published seventeen romances with her latest medieval romance released in August. She has a valentine novella coming out in February. Because she loves to share her knowledge and her love of romance novels she often blogs with other authors. She also loves to talk about the growing digital market.
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