PLEASE, HELP US WELCOME TODAY’S GUEST…
TO TAME THE WIND
MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about yourself?
I am a lawyer turned full time historical romance writer as of 2011 (my first novel was published in 2012). I also review books and have my own blog (Historical Romance Review, http://reganromancereview.blogspot.com/). I live in San Diego and love it. Though I have lived on the East Coast, I’m really a creature of the West and never like to be too far from an ocean. I have a serious love for gourmet dark chocolate but otherwise, I am a compulsive healthy eater. All us Californians are salad eaters.
MBA&M: Give our readers a little background on the “Agents of the Crown” series and tell us about your new release is To Tame the Wind.
To Tame the Wind is the prequel to my Agents of the Crown Regency series. They are all related but can be read as “stand alones.” Because To Tame the Wind is the love story of the parents of the heroes in books 2 and 3 of the Agents of the Crown, it necessarily takes place 30 years earlier, in the late 18th century. But there are still spies aplenty as there are in the other books and a few British lords lying about. It’s also a unique setting in that it’s set in the last year of the American Revolution from the vantage point of England and France.
The Agents of the Crown books are based on the premise that the British Crown had its “special agents” that were sent on unique assignments. Along the way, of course, they meet some special women they can’t resist.
MBA&M: To Tame the Wind is a romance that takes place in part on a schooner. What do you feel the appeal of High Sea adventure and Georgian romance is for today’s readers?
I love romance on the high seas and sea captain heroes. To command a ship and take it through dangerous waters gets my blood boiling. I’ve written two of them, Wind Raven (book 3 in the Agents of the Crown series) and now To Tame the Wind. Both have pirates as characters and a noble English sea captain hero. One is a Regency (early 19th century) and one is Georgian (late 18th century). I love both periods in history but there’s something about a man with hair tied back at his nape like they wore it in the 18th century that attracts, I must say.
MBA&M: Why do you, as a writer, enjoy writing Historical Romance?
I love diving into the past and creating a world my readers can love. I vow to sweep them away for history, adventure and love. I do hundreds of hours of research for each book so that I can include real history and real historic figures. The historical romance writers of the past that I admire most did this, adding great depth to their stories. That is my goal, too.
MBA&M: How do you unwind or relax after a long day of writing and social networking?
Dinner in front of the TV with a period series like Viking, Outlander, Turn or Game of Thrones. Then I read until bedtime. I love to read. On the weekend I might unwind with friends. I love to dine out.
MBA&M: What is your favorite genre to read for pleasure?
Historical romance, of course! You might be surprised to know that I read my first romance in 2009 and now am a top reviewer on Amazon with 800 reviews—all romance and almost all historical.
MBA&M: One last question, when can readers expect to see the next in the “Medieval Warriors” series?
I’m writing it now…book 2, Rogue Knight. It follows The Red Wolf’s Prize and it’s set in England three years after the Norman Conquest. It tells the story of a young widow, Emma of York and Sir Geoffroi de Tournai, a Norman knight who will persuade her not all knights are the same.
Thank you, Regan Walker, for visiting with us and our readers today! Although, I read a wide variety of genre, Historical Romance/Fiction will always be my favorite!
TO TAME THE WIND is the prequel to the Agents of the Crown trilogy!
What an exciting Georgian Romance…
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VO4DZYE
(Courtesy of the author’s website)
“A sea adventure like no other, a riveting romance!” – SHIRLEE BUSBEE, NY Times Bestselling author
Paris 1782…AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN
All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell’s schooner, the English privateer decided to take the thing his enemy held most dear…her.
A BATTLE IS JOINED
The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire’s father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises.
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