Ahoy, mateys! It be Writer Wednesday! That most fabulous Writer Wednesday, I say, fer which we
capture invite authors ta board ship an’ hoist an ale while sharin’ a tale. I be eyein’ it most pleasurably that romance scribblin’ lassie Katherine Bone done popped by ta mop tha poop deck spill a bit o’ her secrets! (Okay, I’ll go back to my native tongue, though I am an avid participant in International Talk Like A Pirate Day every September 19th. Arrr!)
Katherine writes sweeping adventures on the high seas . . . adventures in love, that is (well, okay, with swell escapades and unexpected events for good measure). Grab yer parrot and a cracker, and settle in for a wee chat wit’ Lady Katherine, lest ye be forced to walk tha plank! (Oops, yeah, hard for me to give it up once I start. Scurvy dog!)
What inspires you to write?
Love, swashbuckling heroes, my favorite movies, books, and tv shows. Writing stories that ARR an anchor of hope to those who read them. Finding that special research nugget that thrills my piratey senses!
I love researching for the books I write! History draws me in almost as much as the idea that love conquers all. For my new Regent’s Revenge Series, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching Exeter, United Kingdom. Exeter dates back to the reign of Julius Caesar, 54 B.C. The most south-westerly fortified settlement in England, it was surrounded by walls to protect Romans from unsubdued Britons there—think Boadicea. Major cathedrals and castles dating back to the 11th Century still stand after the Norman Conquest and WWII bombing. Lieutenant Lapenotiere carried the Trafalgar Dispatch and raced his post chaste featured in My Lady Rogue, A Nelson’s Tea Novella #2, through Exeter in 1805. (I discovered Exeter while researching that book. Isn’t that cool?) Exeter has played an important part in history throughout its existence. LOVE that people are still digging up Roman coins there too!
What fellow romance author do you recommend reading, and why?
There are so many great romance authors publishing books today, but I’m particularly jazzed about Author Virginia Taylor‘s South Landers Series. Ms. Taylor’s writing is captivating, sizzling, and unforgettably fresh. Set in Victorian Australia, Starling is the first book in her series. Starling was a FANtastic read I couldn’t put it down! And I’m super jazzed that the second book in her series, Ella, releases October 13th! (I preordered it months ago and have been eagerly awaiting it.) Go out and buy these books now, if you haven’t already, me hearties. Huzzah!!!
What’s your favorite romance novel of all time, and why?
My favorite romance of all time would have to be Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s Come Love a Stranger. I loved that book so much I named my daughter, Lierin, after the heroine. Come Love a Stranger featured amnesia and twin sisters. But what struck me most was the tortured hero who loved his wife and fought for her even when she couldn’t remember him. (Fell in love with alpha heroes here.) Epic romance at its best!!! My second favorite book would have to be Phantom by Susan Kay. Phantom is a romance that will stay with you forever!
Now available for pre-order:
Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss Anthology, featuring USA Today Best-selling author, Julie Johnstone, who joins best-selling, award-winning authors, Katherine Bone, Collette Cameron, Jillian Chantal, Samantha Grace, Alanna Lucas, Lauren Smith, and Victoria Vane in this delightful limited edition, containing eight tantalizing kiss-and-tell stories. Meet dashing, wildly charming rogues, spies, pirates, rakes and their extraordinary, intrepid heroines as they whisk you along on sweet to sizzling romantic romps in these wickedly entertaining historical romances.
Here’s what you’ll find from Katherine in that fabulous anthology:
THE PIRATE’S DUCHESS by KATHERINE BONE –
Duty forces him to take on the pirate code, but honor brings him back.
Prudence, Duchess of Blackmoor, has one desire—to be happy again. After struggling to overcome the horrifying death of her husband, she accepts an earl’s offer of marriage, confident she’s taking a step in the right direction. But demons, refuse to die, and Prudence finds herself caught in an intricate web of deceit that threatens the very foundations of all she holds dear.
Tobias, the Duke of Blackmoor, crosses the line when an assassination attempt on him fails. To restore the reputations of friends under attack by the same villain, and ensure his wife’s safety, he stages his own death, becoming The Black Regent, a notorious pirate bent on brandishing justice, never thinking he’d survive. But to his amazement, he has, and now the darkest-kept secrets are not worth losing the duchess his wife has become.
National Bestselling Historical Romance Author Katherine Bone has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned Officer’s Wife. Who knew that an Army wife’s passion for romance novels would lead to pirates? Certainly not her rogue, whose Alma Mater’s adage is “Go Army. Beat Navy!” Now enjoying the best of both worlds, Katherine lives with her rogue in the south where she writes about Rogues, Rebels and Rakes, aka Pirates, Lords, Captains, Duty, Honor, and Country and the happily ever afters every alpha male and damsel deserve.
Want to connect further with Katherine? Find her here:
Facebook- Official Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Katherine-Bones-Official-Fan-Page/134578253291785
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Katherine-Bone/e/B009MO30MU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535406.Katherine_Bone
Thanks so much for making us one o’ yer ports of call today, Katherine! ‘Twas a pleasure, indeed!