Beyond Scandal Book Blog Tour and #Giveaway #LoneStarLit

February 6, 2018 Blog Tours, Giveaways 5

BEYOND SCANDAL
AND DESIRE
Sins for All Seasons,
Book 1
by
LORRAINE HEATH
  
Genre: Historical / Regency Romance
Publisher: Avon
Date of Publication: January 30, 2018
Number of Pages: 320

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At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son—and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms . . .

Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a darkly handsome entrepreneur who seems to understand her so well. Surely a lady of her station should avoid Mick Trewlove. If only he weren’t so irresistible . . . 

As secrets are about to be exposed, Mick must decide if his plan for vengeance is worth risking what his heart truly desires.

PRAISE FOR BEYOND SCANDAL AND DESIRE:
“Heath builds a community of fascinating, intertwined characters that readers will be eager to get to know as they cheer for the driven hero and the spunky, smart heroine.” — Publishers Weekly
“RITA Award–winner Heath’s new Sins for All Seasons series is off to an impressive start with an unforgettable, emotionally charged love story that will dazzle and delight readers with its exquisitely crafted characters, deliciously sensual romance, and impeccably rendered historical setting.” — Booklist/ *STARRED* Review
“For the first book in the Sins for All Seasons series, Heath returns to the world of dark London — a world she understands as well as Dickens. Heath illuminates the city’s underbelly with a powerful romance of healing and redemption. Her talents for drawing readers into the era with her well-drawn, three dimensional characters and realistic dialogue sets her novels apart. The unexpected twists and turns of the plot guarantees it will be placed on your keeper shelf.” — RT Book Reviews/ “Top Pick” Review


 

 

Author Interview, Part II: Lorraine Heath

 

Are you a full-time or part-time writer?  How does that affect your writing?

I’ve always been a full-time writer, even when I worked another job. But now I only write. I have a little more time for leisurely reading and traveling so I can refill the well of creativity but not having another job hasn’t really affected how I write.

 

What are some day jobs that you have held?  Have any of them impacted your writing?

Waitress, KOA Kampgrounds registration clerk, cafeteria server, tax examiner, training systems specialist, publicist. Working as a publicist and training systems specialist required a lot of writing so both positions helped me hone my writing skills, not necessarily my storytelling skills. Proper grammar and sentence structure were important as well as being certain to convey the message, so it was understood.

 

How has your formal education influenced or impacted your writing?

I have a B. A. in psychology, which I think has helped to give me a foundation for creating believable characters. In college, I studied motivation and influences on behavior, and I often apply what I learned when adding depth or personality characteristics to my characters.

 

What do you like to read in your free time?

Romance—all genres of romance. Historical is my favorite, but I like to expand my reading to contemporary, paranormal, etc. because I love experiencing various types of creativity.

 

What projects are you working on at the present?

I’m about to begin the 3rd book in the Sins for All Seasons series. I’m having fun with these characters because they skirt the darker edges of London while also creating a path into High Society.

 

What does your perfect writing spot look like? Is that what your ACTUAL writing spot looks like?

My perfect writing spot would have a view of mountains, lakes, or the sea. My actual writing spot has a view of a cluttered desk and neighborhood houses.

 

Do you have any strange writing habits or writing rituals you’d like to share with your readers?

I don’t know how strange it is, but I tend to write with a thunderstorm CD playing in the background. I also collect fragrances similar to what my characters might wear so I have a clearer idea of their scent. Not sure why but it helps me to visualize them more clearly.

 

Who would you cast to play your characters in a movie version of your book?

I could see Kit Harington as Mick Trewlove and I envision Natalie Dormer as Aslyn.

 

How important are names to you in your books? How do you choose names?

I think names are very important. The characters usually come to me with a name but sometimes as I’m writing the name doesn’t seem quite right. However I’ll keep writing and eventually the correct name will come to me—and the writing seems to go more smoothly after that.

 

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?

Australia.

 

If you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be? In four words or less, tell us why.

Giraffe. I like tall and graceful.

 

If you could speak with any accent from anywhere in the world, what would you choose and why?

British, definitely. As a matter of fact, whenever I do a reading, I do it with a British accent. My husband laments the fact that my natural accent isn’t British.

 

What is your favorite quote?

“Life is a book and you are its author. You determine its plot and pace and you—only you—turn its pages.” – Beth Mende Conny

 

 

 

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s prestigious RITA. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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2/1/18
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2/2/18
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2/3/18
Excerpt 2
2/4/18
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2/5/18
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Author Interview
2/7/18
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2/8/18
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