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Bea: What was the inspiration for this book?Wendy: 2 peeps from diff worlds, Sxy Earl thinks hot Countess is 2GTBT, Regency setting, humor & passion + intrigue & IMHO a bloody good read!
Bea: You mention on your site that you like many genres. What are some of your favorites? Any favorite authors?Wendy: I’m pretty old school and love print books but having said that I’m now pretty hooked on my ereader, so I guess I’m swinging more towards digital.
Bea: Do you have a guilty pleasure? If so, what is it?Wendy: I’d probably be Rowan Tripp from the book "Chasing Fire" by Nora Roberts. She’s tough and mean but has plenty of hang ups and she gets to leap from a plane into fires, what’s not to like? Plus she gets to sleep with the sexy Gulliver Curry.
Bea: Was there anyone who mentored you or has been a big help to you getting started writing?Wendy: I make it up as I go. I get the idea for a character and then work on naming him or her, names are big for me, they have to (be) right or it won’t work. I then start on the story and it builds from there. Sometimes I’ll make a few notes as I go just to keep track of eye color and things like that but that’s about all. I’ve tried to plan a few times but I find it hard to write several pages which are not actually anything I can use.
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Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.
Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.