Hi and welcome to my blog, Samantha. Please make yourself at home and grab a drink from my hunky cabana boys, Zeke and Jake.
To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?
I have just finished a fantasy romance and soon I’ll be moving onto book 3 of The Borderland Legacy. Book 2 – Borderland Beauty is coming out at the end of May.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Does stealing my children’s chocolate count? Probably not as I never feel guilty. Hey, I’m doing them a favour and saving them from tooth decay!
How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
Have a coffee. That’s it mostly. I try and look at it as a job so I make myself do it, even if I don’t feel like it. That doesn’t mean I don’t have days when I seem to live on Facebook though…! But I do try to focus and remind myself that this is a job and I need to work if I ever want to buy the castle I’m saving up for.
Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?
Absolutely. I don’t actively look for songs to match but often I’m listening to an album and one song will stick out as the lyrics seem to echo what I’m writing. Then I will listen to it obsessively until everyone is sick to death of it!
Do you have a book that was easiest to write or one that was the hardest?
My last one, Borderland Beauty, was tough. Mostly because I was writing a real alpha male and that’s a big change for me as all my heroes are pretty tortured souls. Now I can look back and say that I love the book but at times I was ready to chuck it all in.
What can readers expect next from you?
More sexy borderland men and hopefully a highland novel at some point. It’s on my to do list but my muse can be a little stubborn at times!
Borderland Bride (The Borderland Legacy) by Samantha Holt
Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press
Release Date: March 21, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 50,000
Jupiter Gardens Press: http://jupitergardenspress.com/shop/borderlands-bride-the-borderland-legacy-book-1/
These are the borderlands, lass. We make our own rules here.
In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her. But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the borderlands.
Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again. Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will Isabel’s secrets destroy their bond? And with his charismatic brother, Dominic, charming her, does he even stand a chance?
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
As soon as his name left her lips, Isabel could not fail to detect the darkening of his eyes. Her skin tingled as elation turned to lust and she glanced down at her bare body, the heat of the water doing little to stop the shudder that coursed through her.
“Say it again,” he murmured as a hand came up to cup at her cheek.
“What?” she breathed.
“Say my name.”
His thumb pushed across her damp face and her lips parted as her heart pounded faster.
He groaned and pulled himself up so he could lean across her. His lips joined with hers in a rush of movement and her breath caught at the sudden heat of his mouth upon hers. Intuitively falling into a motion that was both so familiar yet so excitingly new, she kissed him with enthusiasm, enjoying the way his breathing stilted as their passion increased.
His tongue swept inside her mouth, searching for hers, and Isabel entwined her wet fingers around his neck, forcing him closer. His tunic dipped under the water and brushed across her breasts but he paid little heed, instead bringing his other hand up to support her head, his fingers digging under her damp braid.
As the kiss deepened, they both moaned and her hair loosened while his fingers delved through it, sending it tumbling over the edge of the tub. A splash resounded through the room as his hand left her cheek and dove under the water to grab at her body. Jake’s fingers curled around her ribs, drawing her closer to him and she let out a gasp.
Jake’s hand froze briefly but Isabel drew a hand from his neck and placed it over his, pinning his hand in place. He relaxed and dragged his lips across her cheek to her ear.
“What are you doing to me, lass?” he whispered.
She quivered as his breath grazed over her ear and his hand continued to massage at her bare skin under the water.
“No more than you are doing to me.”
About the Author:
Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and occasionally her husband, who works abroad. She admits that his long absences often help get the creative juices flowing. She’s a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember.
A huge history buff, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her love of romance and create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.
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