It’s really wonderful to be back at Close Encounters With The Night Kind. Today, I’m here with the wonderfully talented KyAnn Waters. We collaborated on our latest release, the erotic Scottish Historical An Improper Wife.
I'm so glad both of you are here!!
A proper young lady should never attend a Masque...Aphrodite is no lady.
Betrothal to the callous Lord Blackhall painted a future devoid of love. Upon his death, Lady Caroline Wilmont is promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to allow her first taste of desire to be at the hands of a man who would rather have any woman but her. This, her last night of freedom, is to be a memory of lust that she can take with her throughout her loveless marriage. As Aphrodite, Caroline attends a masque determined to find a man to initiate her into the intimacies of erotic love.
Taran Robertson, Viscount of Blackhall, makes no secret that he despises his obligation to marry the Sassenach heiress chosen for him by his father. As a last foray before his wedding, he attends a masque. However, the spirited vixen he meets and seduces has secrets...secrets that just may reveal he’s to have an improper wife.
Oh boy, did we have fun writing this one! Wouldn’t you agree KyAnn?
An Improper Wife is written in the traditional Scottish Historical romance with a Scottish lord in need of money, a wealthy English noblewoman, a healthy dose of humor, a bit of suspense and, of course, plenty of sexual tension. Well, this is a twenty-first century historical romance, so maybe sexual tension is an understatement. An Improper Wife is erotic romance, but we were careful to preserve the historical setting and tone.
An Improper Wife is set in 1798, a tad bit before the Regency period, and toward the end of the eighteenth century, when the English Crown limited privateering—you may recall that privateering was, essentially, the government sanctioned pirating of enemy ships. This limitation didn’t stop our heroine’s uncle from profiting very nicely as a “privateer” and, therefore, having a nice chunk of change with which he bought marriage to an earl for his niece. What better historical romance is there than a marriage of convenience?
Of course, a marriage of convenience is filled with all kinds of opportunities for fun. Which is why, what was supposed to be a novella soon turned into a full length novel!
Most collaborations are written by one of two methods: each author writes a specific character, or they write every other chapter. We chose a more synergistic method and rewrote and revised each other’s additions to the book. As we passed the book back and forth, layering each of our rewrites over scene after scene, we ended up with a story that is uniquely different from our respective works and styles. We’re both a bit of pansters, so with the story idea in mind, we let the muse direct us. How cool is it to receive a book back from your writing partner to discover a new direction you hadn’t considered? It’s like reading a new book with each revision. So much fun!
I totally agree, Tarah. I never would have tackled a hot Scottish Highlander historical on my own. You bring such a way with historical color and flavor that breathes something new and beautiful to a story. I know you feel the same about my strengths. The twists and turns, and the scorching hot sex all contribute to making Taran and Caroline two of my favorite characters we’ve written. Strong Alpha hero and an even stronger heroine. No other woman could bring him to his knees. And when he’s on his knees….whew. Wild and sexy, just the way we want our erotic romances.
So for those who love their romances with a stubborn, yet hot Scottish hero, a refined yet feisty English heroine, and sizzling with hot sex…lots of deliciously wicked sex, then An Improper Wife is going to be a story you’ll enjoy.
An Improper Wife is now available at Total E-Bound
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