Today I’m very excited to bring you a Q&A with Virginia Heath and an international giveaway to win a copy of an e-copy of The Uncompromising Lord Flint (see bottom of post) but first a bit about the book:
Title: The Uncompromising Lord Flint by Virginia Heath
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Date Published: 1st January 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!
Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It’s a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?
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Q&A with Virginia Heath:
Can you tell me a little bit about your book?
The Uncompromising Lord Flint follows the unlikely love story between a dedicated agent of the crown and the suspected traitor he is tasked with escorting to London to stand trial. From the outset, Lord Flint finds Jessamine the heroine a challenge because she keeps trying to escape. To his horror, he also finds her a temptation as she whittles down is defences and gets completely under his skin. However, things take a dangerous turn when the leader of the smuggling gang she worked for sends assassins to kill her. What starts as a babysitting mission, soon turns into a life or death game of cat and mouse as Flint does everything in his power to keep the pair of them one step ahead of the cutthroats chasing them.
Where did the inspiration for your book come from?
This is going to sound weird, but I woke up one morning and the idea was in my head. I sat down, quickly wrote the first paragraph in case I forgot it and it grew from there.
If you could describe your book in one sentence what would it be?
The uncompromising Lord Flint is an enemies to lovers roller-coaster of a story.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
I’m a full-time writer, so I keep to office hours because I work best with structure. Besides, that is when my house is empty and quiet, so I get more done. I’m an early bird, so I’m normally out of bed by 6.30am and walking my dog Trevor by 7.15am. I normally do my household chores first, then a bit of admin and social media to get it all out of the way. I warm up by reading the words I wrote the previous day, editing as I go, to get myself back into the zone. Then I pretty much write all day in bursts between tea breaks or dog walks. I find the walking helps me to figure out where to go next because I am not a plotter. I see the story in my head like a film and write it as it appears. When the film slows or stops, I know it’s time for some fresh air and a change of scenery. By 4pm, the ideas stop coming so I’ve learned not to force them. If I do, invariably, I’ll have to delete that stuff the following day because it’s wrong.
If you could recommend just one book to read what would it be and why?
Ooh- tough question! If it’s somebody else’s book, then it would have to be Nomtana Sky by the great Nora Roberts. That is such a fantastic, page-turner of a book! Three separate romances, a serial killer and a twist I never saw coming. Joyous! If I’m recommending one of my books to somebody who has never read me before, then it would have to be The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide. That’s me at my witty, nerdy history, romantic best.
Who are your favourite authors?
There are so many! Nora Roberts, Tessa Dare, Julie Ann Long, Sabrina Jeffries, Susan Mallory, Elizabeth George, Sandra Brown, Susan Elizabeth Phillips…
The list goes on and on.
Tell me something interesting about yourself (that’s not in your author bio!)
Before I wrote for a living, I was a History teacher but despite my life-long love of history, I avoided historical romances. I read my first in 2011 and fell in love. Only a few years later and I was writing them!
What are you currently working on?
I’ve just started a new Regency romcom trilogy- The Merriwell Sisters- about three impoverished sisters named after Roman goddesses. The first book is the eldest Minerva’s story, and takes place in the lead up to Christmas when she finds herself in the unlikely position of being paid to pose as a scandalous earl’s fake fiancée…
About The Author:
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
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