Get Lost in This Story…
Five years later, Regan returns—a proper lady and ravishing beauty. Miss Swann’s Academy for Young Ladies has taught her how to behave in polite society. But all the training in the world cannot extinguish her love for Dare. Now, she hopes to beat the master of seduction at his own game—by daring Dare to love her in return. This time, both of their hearts are on the line…and winner takes all.
Today, we welcome historical romance author Alexandra Hawkins to the blog. Alexandra is an unrepentant Anglophile who discovered romance novels as a teenager and knew that one day she would be writing her own. In “The Lords of Vice” series, she has combined her love of English history, mythology, and romance to create sensual character-driven stories that, she hopes, will touch readers’ hearts.
So let’s learn more about Alexandra!
Heather: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Alexandra: I love revenge stories. Toss in unrequited love, and I’m hooked.
Heather: What turns you off like nothing else?
Alexandra: A physically abusive hero. It’s rare to find this type of alpha hero in romances today, but he seemed to be the norm when I started reading romance in my late teens.
Heather: Where do you read and how often?
Alexandra: As long as I’m comfortable and have good lighting, I can read anywhere. Since I’m always in research mode, I read every day.
Heather: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Alexandra: When I’m working on my first draft, I listen to classical music. It helps to set the mood. I may switch to Top 20s when I’m working on edits, but I always have something playing in the background.
Heather: Who’s your favorite villain?
Alexandra: Tough one. The Marquise de Merteuil from “LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES” is one of my favorites.
Heather: Have you ever written a character who wasn’t meant to be a hero/heroine but he/she wouldn’t go away?
Alexandra: I’ve received quite a bit of email inquiring about Fanny (Lady Frances Lloyd) from “TILL DAWN WITH THE DEVIL”. Everyone would love to see her HEA with
. I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a short story about the couple, but I haven’t had time to work on it. Griffin
Heather: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
Alexandra: After I send the manuscript to my editor, I usually sleep for twenty-four hours.
Heather: Dog person or cat person?
Alexandra: I adore both, but I’m more of a cat person.
HEATHER’S GOTTA ASK – ALEXANDRA’S GOTTA ANSWER J
Heather: Your current series is titled “The Lords of Vice”. Tell us, what is your worst (or at least most fun!) vice…
Alexandra: The closest thing I have to a vice is Cherry Coke Zero—and possibly chocolate.
GOT A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE TO ASK YOUR FANS?
Can a scoundrel truly be reformed by love?
WILL YOU HAVE A DRAWING FROM THOSE LEAVING COMMENTS?
Yes. Two random posters will win a signed copy of a Lords of Vice book of their choosing. Available titles: ALL NIGHT WITH A ROGUE, TILL DAWN WITH THE DEVIL, and AFTER DARK WITH A SCOUNDREL.