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Author Interview: J R Salisbury
1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book?
I started out writing contemporary romance, but always leaned toward historical romance. For Nanowrimo (where you write a novel in a month) I wrote my novel “Dealing with the Duchess” and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I got the idea from a particular scene from a movie and it just sort of ran away on its own.
2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world?
I am the firstborn. I’ve never thought of this much, but I am looked up to or others come to me. Unfortunately, I’ve become a wee bit cynical over the years.
3. Where is your favorite place to write?
In my office where I can shut the door and have complete silence.
4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains?
I try not to and the few who have are given a proper burial. LOL
5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them?
Isabel Allende is my favorite author. I did meet her in Atlanta at the Atlanta History Center. If I’d been allowed to ask a question it would have been, do your stories come from actual historical events or are they completely your imagination (she has written books surrounding her late daughter, etc.- but her others such as The Japanese Lover – I’d love to know)
6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows.
Hmmm…I co-wrote a song that was supposed to have been in a movie. Well, something happened with financing. The movie was almost done, but never was released.
7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack?
Toothbrush, a huge notebook with pens and Red Vines!
8. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be?
9. Favorite snack?
Lay’s potato chips (nobody can eat just one)
10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit?
It all depends on the circumstances – usually I know where I’m going and drive according to the traffic flow.
Seduction of a Duke
by J R Salisbury
GENRE: Historical Romance (Victorian)
You never know when cupids arrow is going to strike…
Lady Cora Keats, the only daughter of the Duke of Dover is not only beautiful, she’s confident, self-assured and sometimes a wee bit outspoken. She knows one day she’ll have to marry and settle down – her father constantly reminds her. Cora has other plans – she doesn’t want to marry…at least not now. She’s grown into an independent woman with an occupation few women dare pursue. She cannot…no she will not give up a successful business for a man. Not even if he’s an obscenely handsome duke who shares her interests.
Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower was sought after by all the eligible young women. Tall, muscular and stunningly good-looking, the former rake has quietly begun his search for a wife. Drawn by Lady Cora’s uniqueness and confidence he realizes through all their bickering there is something more lying beneath the surface.
Can these two opposites put aside their differences and work together for the greater good or will pride and stubbornness rule?
“Move your arse! Move your bloody arse!”
Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower watched in fascination at the young woman standing at the rail yelling and making a fool of herself. Fascinated because he’d never seen a woman get so animated about a horserace. It was undignified and certainly unbecoming of a lady. Where was her husband?
Though women did attend horse races with their husbands, they never behaved like this. She appeared to be a peer, well dressed and mannered, except for this outburst. Could it be her husband’s horse she was carrying on about?
She continued watching the race, cheering them on. In the sun red hues sparkled off her mahogany hair. She wore dark green dress with charcoal piping along with a peplum jacket and skirt. The collar hugged her chin and was trimmed with black lace. The jacket closed with small black buttons on the front.
He turned his attention from the dark-haired woman to the race, which was winding down. The horses were headed into the homestretch, and his own entry, Apollo’s Gold was proving once again to be a disappointment, holding at a good distance behind the winner. The stallion had shown great promise up until the last two races. Something was missing. He needed to send Apollo to someone who could salvage this horse’s future before he ruined it.
“Better luck next time,” Crispin Allgood, Earl of Yorkshire said, clasping him on the shoulder
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Amazon bestselling author J R Salisbury divides her time between the U.S. and U.K. with her aging Yorkie, Rocco.
When in the U.K. she finds herself shrouded in history, making an author’s imagination come alive.
J R writes Victorian era and Scottish historical romance with perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, sassy heroines.
Seduction of a Duke Amazon Link (offered in KU as well – so Amazon is the only link): https://www.amazon.com/Seduction-Duke-Love-Devotion-Book-ebook/dp/B09LD9NT1W/