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Today, we look at A LADY’S VIRTUE.
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A LADY’S VIRTUE by A.S. Fenichel, Regency Romance, 225 pp., $15.95 (paperback) $4.99 (Kindle)
Author: A.S. Fenichel
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Books
Genre: Regency Romance
Can a broken engagement ignite the spark of true love?
Sylvia Dowder had almost made it to the altar when her fiancé
unexpectedly became a viscount, and dropped her like a stale crumpet to
make a more “suitable” match. Though Sylvia’s heart has been crushed,
her spirit has not. She puts her wits and social savvy to use as a
secret gossip columnist—and as the Everton Domestic Society’s party
planner to the ton. Luckily, she’s not in danger of ever falling for an aristocrat again…
Especially not one like Anthony Braighton, Earl of Grafton. Raised in
America, Anthony sees no reason to marry when he can enjoy all the
perks of being an eligible earl. Determined to convince his family he
doesn’t need a wife, he hires Sylvia to act as hostess and decorator for
upcoming parties. Yet Sylvia is as adept at captivating his interest as
she is at beautifying his home. And despite this Everton lady’s
aversion to titled men, some attractions can’t be denied—and love rarely
does go where it’s told . . .
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Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
A.S. – I always had stories in my head. I started writing them down in my twenties when my first husband took a night shift and I was lonely. This was also when I started reading ravenously. (not a coincidence)
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
A.S. – It was my goal from the moment I started writing. It took me many years before a publisher showed interest.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
A.S. – I write stories about strong women. Sometimes it harder to see their strength, but they each have a way of getting what they want even if they don’t always know what that is from the start. I hope people see there are many ways to be empowered as a woman regardless of the era.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
A.S. – Creating a world for my characters to thrive and fall in love. It’s the most satisfying thing to give birth to these fabulous people and give them a way to find the perfect love and happiness.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
A.S. – The business end of being an author is very difficult to navigate. It can sometimes stall the creative flow. When that happens, it’s hard to get in story mode and take my characters on their journey. It’s like the two sides of my brain are battling for supremacy. The business end is necessary, but it doesn’t mesh with the actual job of telling a story from the heart.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
A.S. – Hone your craft. Take classes. Attend workshops. Meet other writers who will be your support group. This is a difficult business and you need to have sounding-boards to help you through. Join a writing group if there’s one in your area.
What ways can readers connect with you?
A.S. – I’m all over the inter-web. Find me, I love to chat.
Web Site- http://asfenichel.com/
Blog – http://asfenichel.com/blog/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/asfenichel
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel
Book Bub – https://www.bookbub.com/authors/a-s-fenichel
adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and
maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been
her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying
up all night to finish a good story.
in historical, paranormal, erotic and contemporary romance, A.S. is the
author of The Forever Brides series, the Everton Domestic Society
series, and more. With several books currently contracted, A.S. will be
bringing you her brand of edgy romance for years to come.
with her real-life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or
writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, puttering in her garden and
spoiling her fussy cat.