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Spotlight on Susan Stephens & A Scandalous Midnight in Madrid

This week our spotlight is on author Susan Stephens. She has a new book out this month, A Scandalous Midnight in Madrid.

Susan was a professional singer before meeting her husband on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. In true Harlequin Presents style they met on Monday, became engaged on Friday and were married three months later.

A menagerie consisting of dogs, cats, horses, a donkey, several guinea pigs, a husband and three terrific children, keeps Susan busy when she isn’t writing!

She enjoys entertaining, travel, and going to the theatre. To relax she reads, cooks and plays the piano, and when she's had enough of relaxing she throws herself off mountains on skis, or gallops through the countryside singing loudly.


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1. When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve been writing stories since I was a child -an only child has a lot of time to sit and think. My first book was prompted by my eldest child’s severe asthma back in the day when doctors were still talking in impenetrable-speak. I wanted to share our experiences in terms everyone could understand, and the book was subsequently recommended in both the Nursing Times and the Lancet.

2. How long does it take you to write a book?

I can write a first draft in a month. Fleshing out takes much longer. And while I write subsequent drafts I will be working on an outline for a new book as well as completing revisions on a previous book. It’s always ‘all go’  just the way I like it!

3. What is your work schedule like when you are in the middle of a book?

I’m at my desk at 7am and write until midday with a coffee break. If a deadline is approaching I’ll work again in the afternoon, but I prefer to leave this time for 'the business of writing'.

4. Tell us about your book...

In "A Scandalous Midnight in Madrid"  I return to my beloved Spain where an autocratic Spanish grandee encounters a successful and determined young woman in the shape of Chef Sadie. Down to earth Sadie won’t take any nonsense from her hotter than hell admirer, forcing our hero to find new ways to exert his wicked charm.

A Scandalous Midnight in Madrid (Passion in Paradise)


Her body awakened…

By Madrid’s most eligible bachelor


Chef Sadie Montgomery’s life is changed forever by an intense moonlit encounter in Madrid with infamous Alejandro de Alegon. The sizzling anticipation he sparks tempts virgin Sadie all the way to his Spanish castle…and into his bed! She’s never known anything like the wild passion Alejandro unleashes. But their night of illicit pleasure soon turns Sadie into Spain’s most scandalous headline: Pregnant with Alejandro’s Baby!

Feel the heat in this sizzling Spanish romance—with a secret baby twist!

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Apple Books UK             Apple Books CA