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Author spotlight: Heather Boyd

11 March 2011

Heather Boyd’s debut erotic Regency, One Wicked Night, was only published with Noble Romance Publishing in May 2010, but it has already been nominated for two Authors After Dark Bookie Awards: Ebook only Short Story and Erotic Short Story. Heather has had two more stories due for publication this year. Heather lives near Newcastle.

Today it is Heather’s turn under the spotlight:

Have you attended one of ARRA’s events before?

I attended the 2009 Australian Romance Readers Convention in Melbourne as a reader. Although my decision was last minute, and I knew no one at all, I had a total blast. That was my first opportunity to rub shoulders with a crowded room of romance fans and I have to say I’ve never met a nicer bunch. That convention proved to me that a writing career wasn’t anything like my previous jobs and convinced me to come out as a fledgling author. A year later I had a short story published, One Wicked Night, by Noble Romance Publishing and I haven’t stopped writing since.

What are you most looking forward to at ARRC2011?

Meeting people. Writing is a solitary job. In order to get the words in my head written down I don’t go out much. <g> So, chatting with others is high on my list of to-do’s. Catching up with the friends I’ve made through the internet face to face is essential, as is finding out what’s new that readers love too. I try to keep abreast of the latest trends but there is nothing quite like hearing a reader talk about their latest novel/author crush first hand.  I’m a reader too, so I love to hear about new authors and new books.

What do you have coming up next?

By the time the convention comes around my next book, In the Widow’s Bed, will be available. In the Widow’s Bed is my first indie publishing venture, and like all my work it’s an erotic historical romance novella set in regency England. I’m very excited and somewhat anxious about the 1 March release. Welcome to In the Widow’s Bed:

Phoebe Torrington, Lady Warminster, is bored, lonely, and downright frustrated by her life. Perhaps that’s why she’s turned to her stepson’s friend, Lord Selwood, to help her find the perfect lover. Clean, experienced, discreet, her delicious Frenchman is as exciting as she hoped. However, she had not expected Selwood—a man ten years her junior—to disguise his voice and send himself to share her bed.

Jonathan Oliver, Lord Selwood, came to his friend’s house party to stake a claim on his future bride. However, he delays his pursuit of the eager debutant when he discovers Lady Warminster’s intriguing need. Jonathan cannot resist the temptation to spend the night in the widow’s bed in secret. Yet once he’s tasted Phoebe’s desire will one night ever be enough?

A month after that I have another erotic regency romance novella, Love Me Tender, scheduled for 11 April release by Noble Romance Publishing.

Which of your books (or characters) is your favourite?

It’s so hard to pick a favourite. I love them like my own children. But if I had to choose by memorable entry into my life then Lord Ramsbury from Love Me Tender would be the one. Despite my best efforts to spend one Sunday morning sleeping in—a feat I rarely manage—I started to daydream. My dashing dandy sailed over a bookshop counter and began the seduction of my startled heroine, Winifred. I had to get up—he wouldn’t let me laze in bed when he was waiting to tell me his tale—and write down the first chapter. Impossible man! But I do love him. I hope you love him too.

If erotic Regency romance is your thing, keep any eye out for Heather’s books:

10 Comments
  1. 20 March 2011 2:22 pm

    Great interview, Heather and good luck in Sydney. Wish I could be there with you, but I’ll be thinking of you instead. Have fun!
    Tam 🙂

  2. Barbara permalink
    15 March 2011 11:17 pm

    Hi Heather
    I enjoyed reading one wicked night Looking forward to ARRC
    Barbara

  3. Sami Lee permalink
    12 March 2011 12:01 am

    Great interview Heather. Have fun at the convention! I have to wait until next year to attend, sniff.

  4. Aimee permalink
    11 March 2011 10:34 pm

    Hi Heather,

    What a great journey you have had!

  5. 11 March 2011 6:05 pm

    Thanks for the best wishes. ARRC11 is looking to be fantastic. I can’t wait!

  6. 11 March 2011 4:03 pm

    Hi Heather,
    That’s an impressive line up you have. Well done!

    Congratulations on your new releases. Hope to catch up next meeting. 🙂

    Suz 🙂

  7. 11 March 2011 2:45 pm

    I know how it feels to get pulled out of bed. Or worse, woken up in the middle of the night. They say inspiration strikes at the strangest of times, your favorite character story is proof of that.

    Thanks for sharing part of yourself today!

    Best,
    Allure

    http://allurevansanz.blogspot.com

  8. 11 March 2011 2:28 pm

    Mega congrats, Heather! how I wish I was going to ARRC 2011 to meet you. Yes, writing is a solitary thing, but it’s so rewarding (when you don’t want to rip a character’s head off for not doing what you want LOL), and thank God for the internet wich enables us to talk to readers and toher authors, bringing us closer. I hope you have a blast at ARRC, and congrats on your nominations!

    Angela

  9. 11 March 2011 12:36 pm

    Hi Heather,
    Congrats on your upcoming release!
    Wishing you great success!

  10. 11 March 2011 10:43 am

    Look forward to meeting you at ARRC and being on a panel with you Heather! Congrats on your two up and coming releases!!

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