Over to Alison...
A lapsed lawyer who has worked in the military and fire service and who obviously has a thing for men in uniform. She works part time for a not for profit as a company secretary and writes “cross genre” historical novels always with romance, but sometimes with ghosts, cavaliers, time travel and murder!
Who is your favourite author?
My “re-read” author at the moment is the late Elizabeth Peters who wrote a long series of historical mysteries revolving around the adventures of Egyptian Archaeologist, Amelia Peabody. Anne Gracie is probably my favourite historical romance author and Daphne Du Maurier my “classic” favourite author.
Do you listen to music while you write?
I do... but what I listen to depends what I am writing. It can be the music of Purcell for the seventeenth century through to Christina Perry’s “Arms” for Gather the Bones. Every book has its own musical theme – Steeleye Span’s Babylon was the score for Claiming the Rebel’s Heart.
What do you do to relax?
Needlework... either cross stitch or quilting.
Tell us about your book...
I think my publisher (Escape Publishing) summed it up rather succinctly in a recent promo piece: LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR is “A Regency romantic suspense about a widow who wants to move on, a war veteran with an unexpected inheritance, an estate in desperate need of a Lord, and an unexpected attraction that complicates everything.”
Sebastian and Isabel are two damaged people seeking forgiveness and redemption. There are dark shadows that haunt both characters in the story and a mysterious death that stands between them. They have to work hard for their HEA! There is also a cast of secondary characters that I had a lot of fun with, particularly Sebastian’s batman, Bennet, who is guaranteed to lighten the mood.
Of course there is always the official version...
From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams, only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.
Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. But, her dreams are shattered, as she is taunted from the grave, discovering not only has she been left penniless, but she is once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.
But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?
To find out more about Alison Stuart and her books visit her website http://www.alisonstuart.com
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