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Hello, I am Andie Brock, the author of The Last Heir of Monterrato – my Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Modern debut!
I am married with three children and live in Bristol in the south west of England.
For many years I worked for the family antiques business; going to auctions and antiques fairs, buying and selling, wheeling and dealing. And truth be told I’m still always on the lookout for a bargain – we think it’s in the blood! But more recently I’ve had a ‘proper’ job in a university library, much quieter and more sedate and I get paid holidays too!
But my dream has always been to write romantic fiction and I am so thrilled and honoured to have made it to publication.
Writing wise I am influenced by the remarkable talents of the Harlequin authors. Their skill and productivity and the sheer brilliance of their story telling spurs me on to do better – and write faster!
How I write
I’m not as disciplined as I’d like to be (that is top of my New Year’s resolutions list, along with actually plotting a novel before I start it J). Because writing has to be fitted around work most of it is done at the weekends, usually with the cat on my lap for company. I tend to leave everything until the last minute a bit but I have learnt that there is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind!
It’s funny, I’ve never really questioned why I want to write – I just know I’ve always loved it. I think I must have been the only child in the world who looked forward to penning their thank-you letters J. And then, of course, there were the angst ridden teenaged diaries, most of which don’t bear re-reading! Nowadays it is characters, or fragments of plots, that pop into my head and demand further investigation. I can’t wait to follow the trail and see where they might lead me.
The Last Heir of Monterrato is a story about love and loss and finding a way back from heartbreak to happiness.
A skydiving accident means that Rafael Revaldi, the Conte di Monterrato, has only one option if he wants to produce an heir – and that means winning back his estranged wife, Lottie. Will he ever be able to convince her to grant him his most desperate wish?
Finding herself back at the palazzo, Lottie is shocked by Rafael’s dramatic request. How can she say no when a baby would mean so much to both of them?
But a desire for a baby is not the only thing that binds this couple together. As they confront to the emotional scars of their marriage it soon becomes obvious that the fire and passion they once felt for each other is still very much alive. The question is, are they strong enough to resist? Or are things about to get hot?
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