Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#GiveAway #Interview ~ WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS by Anna Harrington ~ @aharrington2875

Series: Capturing the Carlisles: Book 2
by Anna Harrington

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Q&A with Anna Harrington: 

Q: What are you currently working on?
A:  I am currently working on Book 4 in the Capturing the Carlisle series, How the Earl Entices, about Ross Carlisle, Earl of Spalding, who is forced to commit treason in order to catch an espionage ring within the Court of St James’s. While fleeing from France, he is caught up in a storm and ends up forcing his way into the cottage of a fisherman’s widow, only to learn that Grace has deep secrets of her own that she’s determined to hide at all costs. The typical heroine-falls-in-love-with-her-kidnapper scenario is turned on its ear, as Ross is the one who is coerced into doing her bidding, and the captive becomes the captor.

Q: Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?
A: I came up with the idea for WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS because I was playing with the idea of the marriage of convenience trope, but I thought, “What if I invert the idea and the marriage of convenience never happens?” Quinton refuses to marry Belle, although marriage would solve both their problems, Belle would prefer not to marry anyone at all, and instead of marrying her himself, Quinn has been tasked to find another man for her to marry. Throw in some castle ruins, skinny dipping in the pond, and lots of whisky, and you end up with a pretty good HEA.

Q: Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?
A: Tea and trail mix! I love to make up a pot of tea, especially on cold afternoons, then wrap myself in an electric blanket and sit out on the porch, writing away. I also keep a big Tupperware container filled with trail mix right beside my computer that I can grab up by the handful.

Q: When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby? 
A:  I love to hike and fly airplanes every chance I get. I’ve been a pilot since I earned my license in Chicago in 1999, and I love traveling around the world to go adventure hiking and mountain climbing; I’m planning to hike the El Camino in Spain next May. But when I’m at home, but favorite thing to do is work in my garden. I’ve got a little garden with about 30 roses of 15 different varieties, 6 hydrangeas, and all kinds of other assorted flowers and plants. I love to work outside all day, starting off with a cup of coffee on the porch and ending with a glass of wine on the patio.

Q: Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?
A: I like to play jazz instrumental music in the background because it helps me to focus on the writing. But no singing! If there are any words coming from the music, then I cannot concentrate on the words on my computer and find myself singing along (which I’m sure the neighbors do *not* appreciate!).


About the Book: 

Six years ago, a childish prank perpetrated by the reckless Quinton Carlisle ruined Annabelle Greene's reputation and any chance she had at securing a successful marriage.  Incensed, she moved to her beloved estate on the Scottish border and has reveled in the solitude...until now when the contents of a family will are revealed.  Suddenly, Belle's single status may cost her the only home she's ever known.  Now, with her only marital prospect a horribly greedy and completely undesirable man, Belle knows just the person to rescue her-the one person who owes her for his bad behavior...

There's nothing Quinn Carlisle wants more than to get out from his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself abroad. So when a mysterious letter arrives, promising adventure, he rushes to the Scottish border...only to find that Belle laid a trap for him.  The awkward, shy bluestocking whom he so enjoyed tormenting is gone, replaced by a graceful, elegant woman who ignites a desire in him he can't resist.  Can Quinn help her save her home-and win her heart in the process? 

On Sale: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99 USD


“You look much more like your father now,” she commented, nervously licking her suddenly dry lips but only serving to draw his attention to her mouth. Which made her even more nervous, so nervous that she couldn’t stop the trembling of her fingertips as they wrapped into the skirt of her night rail. “But you’re still a troublemaker.”
A faint smile played at his mouth. “And you’re still a bluestocking,” he countered. Unintentionally simmering a slow heat low in her belly, he reached up to tuck a stray curl behind her ear. “Still retreating to the sanctuary of your library.”
“Because books are usually more pleasant than most people,” she answered, swallowing hard when he trailed his fingers down the side of her neck. She forced out, not at all as firmly as she’d hoped beneath the soft touch of his fingers,
“And more trustworthy.”
Ignoring that jab, he slid his hand lower to let his fingers play at the edge of her shawl. “Yet there are things that people can do that books can’t.” His fingers tugged gently at the shawl and pulled it down her shoulder to reveal the scooped neck of the nightdress beneath. His gaze flicked to the small patch of revealed skin at the base of her throat, then back to her eyes. “All kinds of interesting things.”
She should stop him, swat his hand away, shove him back—but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Just as she couldn’t hold back the hot shiver that swept through her or the gooseflesh that formed on her skin. His touch was proving to be as equally intoxicating now as that night six years ago.
“Then I have no interest in learning them,” she countered, although from the way her blood hummed, her body was very interested.
Madness—that after what he’d done to her, she could ever want to be in his arms again. Yet she desired just that, although that could never happen. Kissing him once had ruined her reputation. Kissing him again might destroy her entire future.
She thrust her chin into the air. “I know of your reputation.”
“Thank you,” he half purred.
His finger hooked beneath the wide shoulder strap of her sleeveless nightgown and slid it slowly down her arm. But this time, with a stretch of bare shoulder revealed to his eyes, he didn’t bother feigning propriety by looking away and instead flamed a prickling heat beneath her skin everywhere he gazed.
She pulled in a deep breath to steady herself. Oh, why did she always go light-headed when she was alone with him?
“That was not meant as a compliment.”
“Wasn’t it?”

Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances--and all those dashing Regency heroes--while living in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.


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