Hi Loreen, welcome to Adventures in Authorland. Please get comfortable and tell us about your adventure.
Thank you for having me on your blog, Jean.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I loved reading historical romances, and one day, I decided I could write one. When my youngest started school, I began my first book to see if I could finish. I did and started the second and then the third. The problem was I enjoyed the writing and creating aspect, and I never went back to edit the manuscripts. Around the fourth book, I decided if I was ever going to be published I had to edit. It is not my favorite part of writing.
What book are you reading now?
I am reading “One Good Earl Deserves A Lover” by Sarah MacLean. I like her books because her heroines are just a little bit different and her heroes are tormented by a previous event in their lives. Her books are filled with emotion.
In which genre do you prefer to write and why?
I love to read and write historical romance. Life was simpler and slower. Since historical romances take place before World War II, the plot can be set in the fifteenth century for one book and the eighteenth century the next. I also enjoy learning about different time periods and events in history while researching.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
I love Johanna Lindsey’s and Catherine Coulter’s earlier historical romances. I also like Brenda Joyce, Sabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp, Shannon Drake, Teresa Medeiros, Joanna Bourne, and Pamela Clare.
Do you have any advice for new writers beginning their adventure?
To never give up. I wrote for ten years before I had a story published. If you don’t continue to write and send your manuscripts to publishers, it will never happen.
Can you tell us a little about your latest writing adventure, LOST HONOR?
Shoved by powerful hands, she fell to her knees before booted feet. “Found her in the hold, Cap’n. Thought she was a boy at first, her wearin’ pants and a cap, but she has tits.”
“I can see that, Jurgens.”
Arianna followed the shiny boots up to tight-fitting, brown breeches hugging muscular thighs, and slim hips. A loose, white shirt covering broad shoulders next met her gaze, then a corded neck, square jaw, stern lips, crooked nose, and cold, dark eyes that stared down at her. “Where’s my brother? Who are you?”
“I will be asking the questions. Who are you, and why are you on my ship?” The deep voice thundered through the cabin.
Her stomach flip-flopped. Dizziness swamped her. Swallowing convulsively, she battled to contain the contents of her queasy stomach. Hiding in that empty molasses barrel hadn’t been the brightest idea of her twenty-one years. “I’m not talking to anyone but my brother.”
Jurgens’s forceful hands yanked her to a standing position. “You answer the cap’n.”
The abrupt movement snapped the fragile control she clung to. Spasms seized her throat. Arianna struggled to turn away, but the fingers digging into her arms held her in place. The contents of her stomach erupted.
All over Captain Danvers’s boots.
Her captor released her and jumped back in horror.
Lost Honor is available in e-book and paperback. You can view my books with buy links on my website www.loreenaugeri.com
The Wild Rose Press paperback
The Wild Rose Press e-book