One Week to Wed (The Sommersby Brides Book 1) written by Laurie Benson, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
The paperback is available from all good book retailers and the ebook is available to download via kindle, kobo and iBooks.
To buy link (Mills & Boon UK): https://bit.ly/2Mmw8dQ
To buy link (amazon UK): https://amzn.to/2yFVwJm
Product Details (as per amazon page)
One stolen night…
…leads to unexpected wedding vows!
Part of The Sommersby Brides: widowed Lady Charlotte Gregory believes she’ll never marry again after losing her husband—until meeting dashing Lord Andrew Pearce brings her respectable lonely world back to vibrant life! Left alone one night, they give in to their desires—only to find their secret passion leads to shock, scandal…and a sudden marriage of convenience!
I am so pleased to be involved in the blogblitz on the publication day for Laurie Benson’s latest Historical Romance series The Sommersby Brides, with One Week to Wed as Book 1. I’m sad that I haven’t had the time to read this novel yet as I adore a Regency romance but it will definitely be going on my TBR. So, instead of a review I have a treat; a Q and A with the lovely author Laurie Benson.
Hi Laurie welcome to my blog. I love reading Regency romance as courtships and relationships were very different and almost orchestrated.
Hi, thanks so much for having me on your Kraftireader blog. I love your blog header! It sums me up perfectly. I love to snuggle up with a cup of tea and read.
Many thanks Laurie, tea and books are a perfect coupling 🙂
Q: Why did you choose the Regency era as your focus on writing?
There are so many things about that era that I love. The early nineteenth century is such a culturally rich time in history. I adore Georgian architecture, art, and the clothes that were worn were so romantic. I really do have a thing for a man in breeches and boots! And, as a writer, I love being able to craft romances that can play with the restricted manners of the day. Just the simple brush of one hand against another could have been high erotic. It’s fun to find ways for your hero and heroine to have clandestine encounters.
Q: The book covers of historical romances are so beautiful. Just for fun if you could choose any celeb to be on your book cover (be it a couple or a hero or heroine) who would it be?
I agree, I think historical romance covers are beautiful. When I send my cover ideas to my publisher, I always include photos of who I think the hero and heroine look like, so this is easy to answer. I would have Chris Hemsworth play my hero, Lord Andrew Pearce. Lord Andrew is an agent of the crown and is this tall, muscular guy with a killer smile. My heroine is Lady Charlotte Gregory, who is an independent widow. I envisioned Meghan Fox when I was writing her.
Q: Just for fun who would you secretly love as your biggest fan?
This is a tough one to answer. There isn’t anyone that I can think of. I’m just happy when readers find my books and let me know that they’ve enjoyed them.
Q: Book 1 in your new trilogy is out today. How do you decide if your WIP is going to be serialised?
All of the Regency romances that I’ve written so far are part of a series and take place in the same world. It’s how I envision my Regency era England, I suppose. I enjoy reading series romances, so it was probably natural that I would write them. I like writing stories about a group of friends or siblings and have characters appeared in other stories. There are a few characters from my first series, The Secret Lives of the Ton, that appear in The Sommersby Brides series.
Q: Please tell me a little about the trilogy and what we have to look forward to in the trilogy?
The Sommersby Brides series is comprised of three stand-alone stories about the three Sommersby sisters, who find themselves in three scandalous situations that lead to three very different proposals. The first book is ONE WEEK TO WED which, as you said, is out today. It’s the story of an independent widow and a dangerous Lord who share one unexpected night of passion that results in an unknowing betrayal and a marriage of convenience. The second story is actually a Christmas novella entitled ONE NIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE. It will be released in November. I had some fun with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when I was writing that story and wondered what would have happened if Romeo or Juliet had decided they weren’t ready to run away together and then they met up years later. And the final book is HIS THREE-DAY DUCHESS, which is a road trip, enemies-to-lovers romance which will be out in February.
Thanks again for having me on Kraftireader. It’s been fun.
Thank you so much to Laurie Benson joining me today. To learn more about Laurie Benson please visit the following sites: