Thanks for hosting me on Fresh Fiction today!
EVER AFTER in 6 words.
Friends to lovers, secrets, horse-racing, HEA. (I might have fudged those 6
words a little.)
Favorite thing to munch on while you write?
I always have a glass of water and usually have a big mug of coffee by me too.
I’ve been known to eat lunch while I write—soup is quite an adventure while
you’re typing—and if there’s candy around, it’ll find its way to my desk too. My
favorites are Jelly Bellys and gummy candies.
Tell us something interesting about Kate and Evan that we won’t find out
in the book.
I could see those two becoming lovingly competitive after the end of the book.
Kate is a crack shot, Evan is resourceful, and they’re both excellent riders.
They’d push each other to become better and tease each other a lot along the way.
If you had to pick ONE line from SCANDALOUS EVER AFTER as
your favorite, what would it be and why?
“And beneath the blue sky, they banished the gray.”
The hero of SCANDALOUS EVER
AFTER, Evan Rhys, has depression—though since he lives in the 1810s, he only
knows to call it “grayness.” This line comes at the end of a scene in which he’s
finally told the love of his life, Lady Kate Whelan, about the gray feeling. He
wants her to know him completely, hoping that she’ll love him completely. She
accepts him just as he is, and then they…well, you know. ;)
Why do you love regency romances and which are your favorite?
I fell in love with the Regency through Jane Austen, and I stayed in love with
it when I studied history as a grad student. The Regency styles are still
beautiful and elegant to us, so the world is visually appealing—but the way the
society worked is completely gone now. During the Regency, the nobility could
still make their living from the land alone. So it’s both familiar and alien at
once, with social restrictions that make for intriguing boundaries for
characters to push against.
Some of my favorites are Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series, which reminds me of my
own big, loud, loving family. I also love Rose Lerner’s books, which look
outside the upper class and London—and are so beautifully and vividly written.
Most of my TBR pile is historical romances, and I have more favorite authors
than I can easily name!
What’s the last book you read?
Ok, I know I just said I mostly read historical romances, but the last book I
read was The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley. I
didn’t so much read it straight through as I did flip through here and there,
marking pages and projects I want to try. While I’m on deadline, I have
fantasies about getting completely organized once I’m done with my current
project. When I really do finish, though, we’ll see how much of my ambition is
translated into reality!
What are you working on next?
I’m finishing up the first book in a spinoff-slash-new historical romance duo
called The Roguish Runners. It’s connected to my previous duo, The Royal Rewards.
I hope readers will enjoy seeing some familiar characters and meeting new ones!
And after that, maybe I’ll organize the house a little before my next deadline?
Or more likely, I’ll just dive right in and write something new. :)
Romance of the
Does love really heal all wounds?
After being widowed by a steeplechase accident in Ireland, Lady Kate Whelan
abandons the turf. But once her mourning is complete, her late husband’s debts
drive her to seek help in Newmarket amidst the whirl of a race meet. There she
encounters antiquities expert Evan Rhys, her late husband’s roguish friend—whom
she hasn’t seen since the day of his lordship’s mysterious death.
Now that fate has reunited them, Evan seizes the chance to win over the woman
he’s always loved. But once back within the old stone walls of Whelan House,
long-held secrets come to light that shake up everything Kate thought she knew
about her marriage. Now she wonders who she can trust with her heart—and Evan
must decide between love and a truth that will separate him from all his heart
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: July 4, 2017,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492649021 / eISBN: 9781492613756]
True Love and Horseracing: Theresa Romain redefines the meaning of
Historical romance author THERESA ROMAIN pursued an
impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her
hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read
even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in
What is your own secret? Tell us below in the comments to be
entered to win a copy of SCANDALOUS EVER
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(Anita H 4:19am July 17, 2017)