Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince.
Who are your favorite romance writers and their book that stands outthe most for you?
StephanieLaurens’Devil’sBride, LisaKleypas’SomeonetoWatchOverMe, and Nalini Singh’s
How to you like your heroes and heroines to be? What can you tell us about the characters in your new release?Caressed by Ice.
I like my characters to be intelligent and multi-layered.
The hero of LordofDarkness is Godric St. John who lost his beloved first wife to a wasting disease. During the day he’s simply a grieving widower, but during the night he’s the masked vigilante, the Ghost of St. Giles. Two years before LordofDarkness opens, Godric was blackmailed into marrying Lady Margaret who was pregnant by her murdered lover. Lady Margaret lost the baby soon after the wedding and the marriage was never consummated. Now she’s in London determined to seduce Godric so that she can have a baby. Margaret is light to Godric’s dark and she totally turns his world upside down.
Please tell us five fun facts about the Maiden Lane series that readers would love to know!
- There are three Ghosts of St. Giles
- The Ghost is based on Scaramouche, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Batman, and Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow.
- The sixth book in the series, Duke of Midnight (put in October) was originally going to be the third book, but I simply couldn’t wait any longer to tell Charming Mickey’s story.
- I’m hoping to write at least another three books in the series.
- There is a Maiden Lane in London…but it’s not actually in St. Giles.
If you could only describe a single scene to encourage someone to read your latest release, which scene would it be?
Godric is in his Ghost costume and is nearly discovered by the dragoons while riding home in his carriage with Margaret.
In your opinion, what is timeless about historical romances?
Historicals are pure fantasy which sweep the reader to a different time and place.
What makes a romance novel a great love story and how would you define “romance”?
When the hero and heroine literally cannot live without the other. Romance is two people falling in love with each other.
This or That:
1. Alpha or Beta?
2. Wallflower or Belle of the Ball?
3. Debutante or Spinster?
4. Virgin widow or Secret baby?
5. Titled peer or Working man?
6. Love at first sight or Second chances?
7. City or country?
8. Writing or Reading?
9. Plotter or Pantser?
10. Your turn to ask a question:
Thank you for having me on Reading Romances can learn more about my Maiden Lane series and Lord of Darkness at my website: www.elizabethhoyt.com. You can also chat with me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ElizabethHoyt), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethHoytBooks?ref=search&sid=1033016156.428653851), Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16202.Elizabeth_Hoyt), and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/elizabethhoyt/)
Now here’s my question for you: I’m leaving for Florida in two weeks for a writing retreat, but of course I’ll be bringing something to read. What have you read recently that you absolutely loved?
When Strangers In The Night
He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John’s only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife.
Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn’t seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more.
Desire Is The Ultimate Danger
When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can’t keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband—the game is up and the players must surrender…to the temptation that could destroy them both.