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Release day: A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance

16 January 2018

Today is the official release of A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance by Kate Walker (ebook and paperback, Harlequin). Here’s the blurb:

Raoul Cardini will have his revenge!

His preferred method? Ruthless, irresistible seduction!

Imogen O’Sullivan is horrified when charismatic tycoon Raoul breaks up her engagement and makes her his own convenient bride! She once surrendered everything to Raoul—body, heart and soul. But as he stalks back into her life it’s clear he has punishment in mind—not just passion! Can Imogen resist Raoul’s potent brand of delicious vengeance?

Kate dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

My writing productivity has rather slowed down recently. Health and family problems have meant that I was struggling for an idea for one book, never mind the fact that my editor had said ‘What I’d really love from you is a duet—two linked books.’ Two! I had no inspiration for a single story, so how was I going to write two linked stories? But inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. I’m addicted to a TV program called Long Lost Family. It’s about people who were adopted and are looking for their birth mother, or mothers who had to give up their child for adoption. I always love these reunion stories and then watching the program, I started to think. What if my two heroines were sisters but circumstances had split them up when they were children? Now they have come back together, but at a time of crisis for each of them. They are family, but they don’t really know each other—and when those crises strike they don’t really know each other well enough to help properly. The TV program was forgotten as I started to scribble notes to myself. Then there was a phrase that slipped into my mind—The Scandalous O’Sullivan Sisters. I have no idea where that came from. Call it inspiration, I know I hadn’t been thinking about it. But as soon as that phrase was there I knew that that ‘scandalous’ description had to be part of the plot of my story—now two stories! So I had two sisters, the O’Sullivans, some scandal in a backstory and two linked plots from the moment these two heroines get back together. The O’Sullivan surname gave me a setting—Ireland—and when I created the two sisters (Imogen and Ciara) I knew how their lives that had once been so separate had now become linked and intertwined. All I needed was a couple of heroes—but then that’s the fun bit! So I created a sexy demanding Corsican—Raoul Cardini—and (believe it or not) an Irish Sheikh—Adnan Al Makthabi—and the story grew from there. A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance is the older sister’s story, and I hope you love Imogen and Raoul’s romance as much as I loved writing it.

You can find out more about this book at Kate’s website or buy it from Amazon.

One Comment
  1. Lynette Williams permalink
    17 January 2018 8:00 am

    happy release day Kate——LynW

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