Hi all, Raven here.
Pondering on life.
Should I do this…or that…
I was idly looking at my list of release dates ever since I was first published around five and a half years ago, (five years four months and twelve days, not that I’m counting 😉 ) and realised that when my next book, The Furnace Man comes out in April under my alter ego Kara Faire, it will be the longest gap I’ve ever had between books.
Not that I’m worried, I write as I’m compelled to; sometimes fast sometimes slower, and a book is as long as it has to be.However I did wonder why I seemed to have slowed down.
It’s certainly not through lack of ideas. There are and awful lot of characters shouting ‘me next, my turn’ in my ears. It’s not because every books is longer, although a lot of them are coming in over the 70-80k mark.
I think it’s because I’m savouring my writing. Does that sound silly? I’m enjoying myself more. As I said to someone not that long ago, i’m not just looking at the daisies I’m taking time to smell them as well.
I’ve always enjoyed research, and I know fine well, i can start at point ‘A’. end up at ‘G’ and realise that actually, I’m nowhere near what I wanted to check, but oh boy have I enjoyed myself. And whereas once I might have thought oops (or words to that effect) now I just shrug my shoulders and file the new information away for future reference.
This weeks research has been for my new Regency Series with Totally Bound, Daring Ladies.
A club for unconventional females?
Never! The ton would be scandalised.
However, that didn’t matter to the members. They weren’t ton material.
As for scandal?
It was their middle name.
Book one, The Earl and The Courtesan is out in May.
Earl and Courtesan Blurbs
Once a courtesan, not always a courtesan
Time to move on.
Who better to do it with than a rake?
Theresa Kyle, ex-courtesan, will not kowtow to any man in marriage, let alone an odious ex-pupil. When the man rejects her refusal of his proposal, she reluctantly agrees to seek help.Jamie, the Earl of Weston, is in a fix of his own.
The marriage mart is not for him, let alone a compulsory wedding due to the machinations of his mother.A mutual friend seems to have the perfect solution, The earl and the courtesan—what better way to foil those who want to see them married against their wills?
Alas, the best-laid plans go awry, for neither had expected to fall in love. However, as far as Jamie is concerned, being a member of the aristocracy comes in handy when you need to bend the rules to your will. Convincing Teresa, however, may well be harder than winning over the ton.
I must say, I’m really looking forward to writing this series. At least with a hiatus in books out, I should have time to do all the research needed. And bit that isn’t.
love Raven x