Friday, December 15, 2017

The Author's Den - Heart and Dagger

Joining me in The Author's Den on this chilly December day is Holland Rae. Holland and I are enjoying a warm cup of tea called Tower of London blend, a black tea with plum! We're sitting by the fire and chatting about her new release, Heart and Dagger.

Holland, please tell us a little about yourself.
Holland Rae is the author of several works of erotic and romantic fiction in both the contemporary and historical genres, and enjoys pushing the limits of freedom, feminism, and fun in her stories. She has been an avid writer for many years, and recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey from Boston, after completing her education in journalism and creative writing. In her free time, she loves to travel, and spent several months living in a 14th century castle in the Netherlands. When not exploring the world, she likes dreaming up stories, eating spicy food, driving fast cars, and talking to strangers.

What’s your guilty writing procrastination secret? 
Sometimes it’s reading! I always say I’ll reward myself with one chapter and, of course, it ends up being so much more than that! Sometimes I get really caught up in social media, which can be a huge timewaster! At least when I’m reading I’m getting smarter, right?

Where is your favourite writing spot? 
Part of the reason I can’t fit any more books into my study/bedroom, is because two of the walls are entirely lined with windows, facing south-west and south-east, so I get both the rising of the morning sun and the setting of the late afternoon sun in my peripheral, without ever having to move my chair. It’s incredible beautiful and peaceful and makes my office feel like a treehouse!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? 
Baking! I’m a huge baker, so I love listening to audiobooks and whipping up new projects. I also love learning new things, so classes, documentaries, museums, travel, I love all of it!

What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
My new book, Heart and Dagger is the first story in the Ships in the Night series! I’m nearly done with the second draft of book two, Heart and Veil and I look forward to sharing that soon!

Where can we find you and your books online?
Web Site:
Lady Charlotte Talbot hasn’t seen Armand Rajaram de Bourbon, her oldest childhood friend and once betrothed, since his family returned to India when she was fifteen. Since then, she has left a groom at the altar, changed her name to Catalina Sol, opened a house for unwed mothers and orphans, and captained a ship, the Liberté, crewed by the best fighters in the Spanish Main. She’s no longer the lady he left behind, not that she’d admit to wishing he’d return.

When Armand’s brother is kidnapped, he breaks his rule of never engaging with pirates. But desperation drives him to the Liberté and a life he thought he’d left far behind. He’d do anything to save Henri, but Armand never expected to find Charlotte here, and now that’s he’s found her, he doesn’t have a clue what to do about it.

Together, they must face kidnapping, pirate captains, blackmail, and themselves. The Liberté may sail thousands of miles from the shores of England, but that might not be far enough to escape the past.

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