It was back in 2010 that the idea was first mooted amongst the Word Wenches to write a short story anthology. As soon as we started discussing ideas I knew whose story I wanted to write. In 2009 my Brides of Fortune series had been published. It featured a secondary character called Lady Lydia Cole, who had been cruelly betrayed not once but twice by the villain of the series, Tom Fortune. It also featured a gorgeous rake, John Jerrold, who was in love with Lydia. At the end of the final book in the series, The Undoing of a Lady, it is left open as to whether Lydia and John would ever find happiness together. So what happened next?
The answer lies in The Mischief and Mistletoe anthology, in my story called On A Wicked Winter Night. It was a great pleasure to write Lydia’s story. I liked her a lot. She was someone who had made a big mistake – twice! – but she had the strength to rebuild her life and make a new future for herself. I also liked Johnny, despite the fact that he ran off with Lizzie in The Undoing of a Lady! Johnny also grows up, realises what it is he really wants and in On A Wicked Winter Night he goes out to get it.
Over on the Word Wenches blog today I am talking about the gorgeous Welsh setting for my story and we are giving away TWO copies of Mischief and Mistletoe. Click here to visit the blog and join in the chat!
Meanwhile here on my own blog I am continuing the theme of sequels and prequels with a giveaway of the very first book in the Brides of Fortune Series, The Secrets of a Courtesan. To enter, just tell me which secondary character from any book you would like to see get a story of their own!
And whilst we are on the subject of contests, don’t miss the last few days of this month’s website contest and the chance to win a luxury pampering hamper!