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Guest author: Heather Boyd

17 April 2011

Luck, persistence, and my head firmly stuck in the past

I may be just a little obsessed with the past. From a very young age I preferred the company of my elder relatives, sipping endless cups of tea as I listened to their stories and traced my family tree. My family love to talk, but getting facts out of them quickly—details necessary for an accurate family tree—was another matter entirely. I can’t be sure entirely but there could have been a fair bit of embellishment happening. <g>

Perhaps that’s where I got my love of stories from.

Even my house is filled with old things. I’m lucky to have my grandparent’s first dining table, my first collected book—All Quiet on the Western Front—has more sentimental value than actual. And my fondness for dust collectors hasn’t waned. An escape into an antique store or antiquarian bookshop or really great library is my idea of bliss.

But just in case you’re worried I’m lagging behind, I should add that I have three computers, an iPad full of digital books, and a growing obsession with making things using Photoshop.

Yet I have found a way to bring all the things I love together: I’m an epublished regency historical romance author with a new book out last week, and another three around the corner.

Love Me Tender

Tristan Greene, Viscount Ramsbury, might be a rake-on-the-run from a husband hunting debutant, but he also has seduction firmly in mind when he begs protection from Winifred Moore. The elusive widow’s surrender to desire is sweet, but she resists his suggestions to continue their affair. Challenged by her refusal, Tristan sets out to capture the widow’s eager passion for his own and make her his country mistress.

When fate, and the wicked Lord Ramsbury, hands newly widowed Winifred Moore the chance to find out if a rake’s reputation could be worth all the fuss, she grabs the opportunity with great enthusiasm. But while the pleasures of the night might have been more than she expected Winifred is conscious that any scandal would crush her father’s reputation. Although she turns down the offer to become his mistress, Winifred cannot ignore the passion between them.

Noble Romance released Love Me Tender on 11 April 2011 in multiple digital formats. Visit Heather’s website or Noble Romance to view an excerpt or purchase the book.

To celebrate the release Heather is giving away a digital copy to one lucky commenter, and just because it’s Sunday please share what your favourite Sunday breakfast/brunch entails. 

The competition is now closed. The winner of the ecopy of Love Me Tender was Angela V.

Heather Boyd is an author of erotic historical romance set in regency England. Brimming with new ideas, she frequently wishes she could type as fast as she conjures new storylines. A collector of very old things, Heather lives with her testosterone-fuelled family north of Sydney. Her published work include: One Wicked Night, In the Widow’s Bed, and her April release, Love Me Tender. You can find more about Heather at

  1. Aimee permalink
    15 May 2011 5:44 pm

    Congrats Heather.

    Aimee (nonmoty)

  2. Barbara permalink
    17 April 2011 9:46 pm

    Hi Heather

    Congratulations on all your books … I have read them all …I am partial to regency….. I was reading the last one this morning eating my cereals with fruit and yogurt on and a good cup of tea

  3. 17 April 2011 6:36 pm

    Congrats on your latest release, Heather. Lovely chatting on the panel with you at ARRC2011! Have to applaud the combination of erotic romance and regency!!

    My favourite brunch involves friends, pancakes, champagne, lots of laughter and then seeing the sun go down many hours later as the next round of food hits the BBQ. Alas, today involved mowing the grass, cleaning the house and umpteen loads of washing… The bright side is an almost full moon is about to rise over the ocean and we’re headed for the beach with champagne!

    • 17 April 2011 8:10 pm

      Helene – it was great meeting you too. Unfortunately, champagne gives me a headache but your breakfast sounds wickedly decadent. To make it perfect for me there would have to be chocolate involved!

  4. Helen permalink
    17 April 2011 5:15 pm


    I have read one Wicked Night and loved it such a great story and a heartwarming ending I am looking forward to reading the other two books I have to read on my e reader whoo hoo.

    It was lovely meeting you at ARRC2011 and I look forward to reading lots more of your books

    Sunday brunch would be nice lazing around with some bacon and eggs toast juice coffee and a good book to read unfortunatley I usually have a bowl of cereal then off to work 😦

    Have Fun

    • 17 April 2011 8:07 pm

      Breakfast and a book. Now I think about it, I haven’t done that in a while. I have a plan for next Sunday!

  5. 17 April 2011 2:56 pm

    Mega congrats, Heather. Wow, erotic Regency Romance – that’s a tough call! You have my admiration!


    • 17 April 2011 8:08 pm

      Thanks! I love to read regencies too, the steamier the better.

  6. 17 April 2011 11:37 am

    Thanks for dropping by Suzanne and Marg. But can you believe it – I forgot to shop yesterday! *rolling my eyes* Special K is all I got today. LOL. I’ll have to plan a big Easter Sunday breakfast instead.

  7. Marg permalink
    17 April 2011 11:04 am

    Congrats on the new release, and thanks for the reminder that I need to read it!

    I do love the whole big breakfast – bacon, eggs, toast etc. Today though, a cup of Milo and some crumpets with jam are hitting the spot perfectly!

  8. 17 April 2011 10:55 am

    Congratulations on another published novel Heather. I wish you many sales. 🙂

    A love of old things is something I can relate to. I have many hidden treasures thorugh out the house that I doubt I’d ever let go.

    Antique stores also have a way of stopping me on the street and taking up a bit of my time. lol.

    Sunday brunch. Always on the barbeque a lover of bacon and eggs, which never go astray here on a Sunday morning.

    Suz 🙂

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