Okay, maybe not, because if it were 1999, it’s unlikely y’all would be online as much as you are now, and you’d likely miss this great little interview with historical romance author Christy Carlyle. Which would be a travesty, as these little author interviews make my week, and I hope they do yours, as well.
Read on to learn more about Christy and her new release, One Scandalous Kiss (and when we say new, we mean NEW! The book debuted yesterday. Wahoo!).
What inspires you to write?
I’ve been jotting down stories since I was a kid, so I’ve been driven to write for a long time. The characters and stories in my head compel me to write, and creating the kinds of books I like to read keeps me motivated.
That’s a toughy. I adore historical romance, but I also read contemporary, paranormal, and romantic suspense. If I can feel emotionally connected to the characters, get caught up in their conflict, and care about them achieving their happily ever after, I’ll read just about any kind of romance.
Name two things people don’t know about you.
I suffer from a belief I will never own enough pens. I literally own hundreds of them, and I keep finding an excuse to buy them. It’s a bit like my book-buying preoccupation.
I have a modicum of artistic skill and have provided illustrations for two children’s books.
What one piece of advice do you wish you’d had when first starting out?
Just write. I spent a lot of time worrying that my writing wasn’t good enough or not knowing if my stories were worth telling, but there’s this simple and unavoidable equation I failed to grasp. You can only hone your writing skills by writing.
Can one kiss change everything?
When a scheming marquess’s daughter offers her one hundred pounds to publicly kiss a nobleman, a desperate Jessamin Wright agrees. She believes the money will save her failing bookstore and finally free her from her father’s debts. But when Jess bursts into an aristocratic party and shocks the entire ton, she never expects to enjoy the outrageous embrace she shares with a grim viscount.
Lucius Crawford, Viscount Grimsby, has never met, or kissed, anyone like the beautiful suffragette who unsettles him with a single touch. He has always strived for control and avoided passion at all costs. Lucius is determined to protect his title and restore the estate he’s unexpectedly inherited, but Jess’s appearance in his life poses a threat to his plans and his heart. After a country house party brings them together once more, neither can resist temptation, and both find that one scandalous kiss just isn’t enough.
Publisher: Harper Collins/Avon Impulse
Find One Scandalous Kiss here:
OSK’s Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25204333-one-scandalous-kiss
Harper Collins: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062427991/one-scandalous-kiss
And a bit on Christy herself …
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
Want to connect with Christy? You’re in luck, because she’s everywhere! I stand in awe.
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/ccamazonpg
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/ccauthorFBPage
Woot! Thanks so much for hanging with us today, Christy!
I’m wishing you the very best of luck with One Scandalous Kiss and all of your other books – they look wonderful!