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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
I’ve always been fascinated by the medieval era and have written three standalone medieval romances. I decided I wanted to go bigger, so I created The Knights of Valor. Word of Honor was the first book in this series, and now Marked by Honor is the second. I introduced Raynor Le Roux in Book 1 and left him with a broken heart. Now in Book 2, he gets his HEA with Beatrice Bordel.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Besides romance, I am wild for thrillers. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer are two authors I enjoy reading because they weave in historical details that become an integral part of the plot.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I adore Pride and Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennet. She is feisty, intelligent, and has a good heart.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m deep into my Knights of Valor series. Code of Honor is Book 3, and it will come out October 5. I’ve just finished writing Journey to Honor, Book 4 in the series. It will release early in 2017. Two more books will finish out the series next year. I just need to get them written!
Please tell us about your latest book.
Lady Beatrice Bordel blames herself for the riding accident that cost her father his life when she was a child. Tragedy strikes again when her mother and grandfather die on the same day, leaving her homeless. The young woman decides to travel to visit her grandfather’s closest friend, hoping she can use her domestic skills and lute-playing talent to find a permanent place in his household. Barely into her journey, a band of highwaymen accosts Beatrice and her sole servant. All seems lost—until Raynor Le Roux arrives.
As a knight of the realm, the code of chivalry guides Raynor’s life. While returning to his family’s home after many months absence, he rescues Beatrice, who tells a white lie to this handsome stranger. Raynor takes her to safety at Ashcroft, but his home has changed during his time away. No longer a thriving estate, Ashcroft has fallen into disrepair because his brother Peter is no longer interested in its welfare after his wife’s untimely death. Raynor determines to restore his home before he escorts Beatrice north so she may unite with the man he believes is her betrothed.
The couple’s growing attraction turns to love, but Beatrice’s dishonesty stands between her and Raynor’s happiness. Will she finally tell him the truth—and hope he forgives her deception—or will it be too late?

About the Book

Title: Marked by Honor: Knights of Valor Book 2
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

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Author Bio

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Word of Honor (Knights of Valor #1)

Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.
But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.
Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?

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Marked by Honor (Knights of Valor #2)

Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Lady Beatrice Bordel blames herself for the riding accident that cost her father his life when she was a child. Tragedy strikes again when her mother and grandfather die on the same day, leaving her homeless. The young woman decides to travel to visit her grandfather’s closest friend, hoping she can use her domestic skills and lute-playing talent to find a permanent place in his household. Barely into her journey, a band of highwaymen accosts Beatrice and her sole servant. All seems lost—until Raynor Le Roux arrives.
As a knight of the realm, the code of chivalry guides Raynor’s life. While returning to his family’s home after many months absence, he rescues Beatrice, who tells a white lie to this handsome stranger. Raynor takes her to safety at Ashcroft, but his home has changed during his time away. No longer a thriving estate, Ashcroft has fallen into disrepair because his brother Peter is no longer interested in its welfare after his wife’s untimely death. Raynor determi
nes to restore his home before he escorts Beatrice north so she may unite with the man he believes is her betrothed.
The couple’s growing attraction turns to love, but Beatrice’s dishonesty stands between her and Raynor’s happiness. Will she finally tell him the truth—and hope he forgives her deception—or will it be too late?

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This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts–as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write
this book?
I have always enjoyed reading books in a series, but I had
never written a series of my own. I decided after nine standalone romances that
creating a series would be my next creative challenge. It’s a lot to keep up
with, but I am finding the process truly satisfying.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I enjoy thrillers that have some type of historical
connection. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer do a fabulous job of weaving history
into action-packed stories that keep a reader guessing till the very end.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’m a true Pride and Prejudice fan, so Elizabeth Bennet is
my favorite heroine, as she is for many readers and writers of romance. Lizzy
is intelligent, compassionate, loyal, witty, charming, and feisty–everything I
love in a heroine.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
My Knights of Valor series is claiming all my attention
these days! Every book will have a connection to Word of Honor’s hero, Geoffrey
de Montfort. Geoffrey’s best friend (and cousin) is the focus of Marked by
Honor, releasing in July, and his niece is featured in Code of Honor, coming in
October. Three more books from this medieval historical romance series will be
released in 2017 that will be the stories of Geoffrey’s other niece and two of
his children.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other
since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for
five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night
consummating their love and making plans for their future.
But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace.
Merryn grieves for almost seven years–and then Geoffrey returns to her–changed
from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal
where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.
Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal,
or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?

About the Book

Title: Word of Honor, Book 1 in the Knights of Valor series
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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2 Beth
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3 Kayelle Allen
4 Lauren Linwood
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must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s).
This month’s winners are:
1 Collette Cameron
2 MJ Schiller
3 Jessica Cale
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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
Although I enjoy reading romantic suspense, I usually write historical romance (medieval and the American Old West eras). Every now and then, another type of story calls out to me. That was the case with Illusions of Death, my second romantic suspense novel. I envisioned a serial killer who would be impossible to catch because he had no set murder pattern. He kills victims from every gender, race, and socio-economic background—and equal opportunity killer!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy thrillers that have some type of historical connection. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer do a fabulous job of weaving history into action-packed stories that keep a reader guessing till the very end.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice gets my vote. Lizzy is intelligent, compassionate, loyal, witty, charming, and feisty—everything I love in a heroine.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m excited to share that I’m launching my first series after nine standalone novels. The Knights of Valor series will debut with Word of Honor in April, followed by Marked by Honor in July and Code of Honor in October. Three more books from this medieval historical romance series will be released in 2017.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Best-selling author Karlyn Campbell is ready for a new start after her recent divorce from a temperamental artist. When she receives word that her father had a stroke, she heads for Walton Springs with mixed feelings. Broderick Campbell wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning literary novels and denounced his daughter’s work as pedestrian and commercial, causing a rift that finally heals on his deathbed. Karlyn chooses to stay in the small Georgia town to write her popular Matt Collins series and decides to try her hand at true crime when Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer, Roy G. Biv, captures her interest.
Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer who was never caught. He returns to his hometown’s police force and runs for police chief, happy he’s escaped big city crime and corruption. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.
But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent rhyme or reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their back yard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

About the Book

Title: Illusions of Death
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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Lauren Linwood author of A Knight for Kallen answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
I’ve got to go old school here—meatloaf, mashed potatoes,
and green beans. And a brownie accompanied by a scoop of ice cream would
certainly top things off right!
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
Tex-Mex is my favorite, but if I can stick some shrimp
inside those enchiladas? Magic!
Describe the perfect vacation.
I love a mix of sightseeing and relaxation. I had a friend
who just completed this same vacation, and I think I’d like to copy her. She and
her husband flew to London with another couple and did tons of sightseeing, and
then they did a walking tour through the Cotswolds. Their luggage was sent
ahead each morning, and they walked about 10 miles a day for 4 days, taking
their time to see the countryside and stop in at local pubs along the way.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
It has to be my blue bicycle. I would jump on it and be
transported to another world. I felt independent and free when I rode it.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
I crave thrillers! Especially if they have a twist of
history in them. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer are great about mixing those two
things into an action-packed thrill ride.

About the Book

Title: A Knight for Kallen
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG13
Kallen de Mangeron grew up in a convent, her noble family
never knowing of her birth. When a new Mother Superior informs them of her
existence, they send trusted knight Griffith Sommersby to escort her home.
Griffith’s heart broke when he lost his wife and infant son
during childbirth, and he’s kept his feelings locked away from the world—until
he meets Kallen. He soon learns her dark secret—that she sees auras around
people—which allows her insight into their actions and personalities.
Now Quentin, bastard brother to the king, decides to harness
Kallen’s gift in a plot to win the throne. Will Quentin successfully use a
kidnapped Kallen as his political pawn, or will Griffith be able to stop him
before Kallen changes the course of England’s history?

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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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