1) What was your favorite subject in school and why?
English, of course! I’ve always loved to read. Whenever we were assigned books in class and had to read a chapter a week, I always ended up reading ahead because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. In college, I also studied English and really enjoyed analyzing the different techniques authors use to tell their stories.
2) Coffee, tea, bottled water or a glass of wine?
All of them. I start my day with either coffee or tea, then graduate to water. At the end of the day when my husband comes home from work and I finally step away from the computer, we open a bottle of wine and unwind.
3) If you had your choice between the mountains, beach or large city, where would you choose to vacation?
Since I currently live in the mountain foothills of New Mexico, I'd have to say beach. I grew up going to the Delaware and New Jersey shore every summer with my family. We also vacationed in Hilton Head. Now that I’m I bit more landlocked, I really miss the saltwater tang in the air, the constant murmurs of the waves, and the gentle breeze that comes off the water.
About Siege of the Heart
He fought for king and country, but that battle is nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.
Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family. Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.
For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he chooses to accept her.
Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?
CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.
Excerpt from Siege of the Heart
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