Today I am delighted to welcome the very talented Rachel Brimble to my blog. I discovered Rachel's books on an Amazon Kindle deal a few years ago, and she soon became a firm favourite of mine. Rachel has kindly written a piece on the Victorian era for you all to enjoy, and I have included my review of THE SEDUCTION OF EMILY, which is one of my absolute favourites. Happy Reading!!!
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had six books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and recently signed a contract for two more. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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Victorian Bath & Me
I am lucky enough to write Victorian romances for eKensington/Lyrical press as well as contemporary romance for Harlequin Superromance. People often ask me if I prefer one to the other and I can honestly say, I love both sub-genres equally. More than that, I love that I get to alternate between them!
So far, I have written four Victorian romances, The Seduction of Emily, The Temptation of Laura, What A Woman Desires & Her One True Love. Each book is set in and around Bath, England.
Bath is steeped in history and a great source of inspiration and information. I read voraciously about the Victorian era for research, but to have access to buildings that are from the Victorian age and beyond is an opportunity too good to waste. I live very close! So far I have used the fabulous Royal Crescent, The Pump Rooms, Pulteney Bridge and The Theatre Royal, but there are many, many other famous attractions in Bath that I intend to use in the future.
Setting books in real places adds so much fun to the whole process––largely because I get to do a lot of walking and visiting in the name of research. I really hope you gain a good sense of Bath if you are nice enough to try one of my Victorian romances.
As for my next book, which is being shopped out by my agent as we speak, I return once more to Bath. More often than not, my books aren’t about the dances and balls, but instead, focus on the lower classes way of life and ensuring the hero and heroine their ultimate happy ever after. The main difference with this next book is I have leapfrogged into the Edwardian era. A first for me ☺
I loved researching a new era and steeping myself in the wonderful clothes and hats of the early 1900s more than anything. I am very excited about this project and really hope it finds a home with a good publisher who loved historical romance as much as I do.
Book length - 226 pages
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Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .
Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily realize quite how much a loveless match will cost her.
Will Samson has advanced from expert pickpocket to confidence trickster of the highest caliber. Now he has come to Bath to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his mother--the man Emily will soon marry. But from his first glimpse of the enemy's bewitching, spirited fiancée, Will's plan changes.
Amid the ballrooms and salons of elegant society, heated glances explode into scandalous kisses. Revenge is sweet, but surrender will be irresistible. . .
THE SEDUCTION OF EMILY by Rachel Brimble is a feisty, exciting, and entertaining historical romance that you will not want to put down. Emily Darson is a heroine to be admired. Strong, intelligent, and loyal beyond all measure, she is willing to sacrifice her own chance at love, to bring peace of mind to her dying father, and preserve freedom of choice for whatever children she may have in the future, by marrying Nicholas. Nicholas chills her blood and yet he used to be her friend when they were children. But somewhere along the way he changed and has a dangerous aura surrounding him. When Will enters her life, he is everything she ever wanted in a partner - handsome, caring, passionate, and he looks on her as an equal. But their passion can never come to pass no matter how much she wants him. But Will is on a personal mission of his own - to destroy Nicholas for the horrific things he has done and continues to do, and nothing will stop Will from having his revenge. Victorian London in all of its glory, and darkness comes alive in THE SEDUCTION OF EMILY by Rachel Brimble and this is one Regency romance that you will not want to miss.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++++++++++
I want to thank Rachel for taking part in this guest post and I cannot wait to see what treasures she has in store for us for 2017!!
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