Today MBA is honored to welcome author Amy Sandas to our site. We hope you enjoy this visit and will take part in the giveaway! Don’t forget to comment to let us know your thoughts on Brooding Heroes!!
Welcome to MyBookAddictionandMore Amy!
Amy: Brooding heroes. I’ve always been drawn to them over all other hero types. They stay in my mind long after they attain their happy ending, perhaps because that HEA tends to be so hard-won. They tend to carry around scars that won’t heal and painful memories that won’t fade, closing themselves off from others, fearing judgement or further hurt. I love their complexity, their secrets, the deep inner darkness they don’t bother to hide, and the tenderness they don’t want you to find.
MBA: Who are your favorite brooding heroes?
Amy: Aragorn II, son of Arathorn in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings – I reference the film version because for me, it is Viggo Mortensen’s portrayal of this character as much as it is the character itself which makes Aragorn so unforgettable to me. Whether as the ranger known as Strider or the lost heir of Isildur, Aragorn is a man haunted by the weight of his past and reluctant to claim the destiny that awaits him, because he understands the gravity of it like few do. His focus never wavers, his loyalty is unquestionable, yet you can see by a subtle bow of his head that he wishes it could all be different, especially when honor and duty take him away from the woman of his heart.
Avenell Slade, the hero in my latest title, The Untouchable Earl, is also a wonderful brooder. Keeping people beyond arms reach is vital to his survival in a society that would scorn him for the physical affliction he acquired from a childhood illness. No one can know his secret, and that means no one can get too close. It is a wretched existence made only more devastating when he meets Lily Chadwick, a woman whose closeness he desires beyond all else.
Title: The Untouchable Earl
Author: Amy Sandas
Series: Fallen Ladies, #2
Pubdate: November 1, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance
“Are you afraid?”
“Yes,” she replied in a soft voice. “But I love the way you frighten me.”
Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing by society’s rules. But when an unscrupulous moneylender snatches her off the street and puts her up for auction at a pleasure house, she finds herself in the possession of a man who makes her breathless with terror and impossible yearning…
Though the reclusive Earl of Harte claimed Lily with the highest bid, he hides a painful secret—one that has kept him from knowing the pleasure of a lover’s touch. Even the barest brush of skin brings him physical pain, and he’s spent his life keeping the world at arms’ length. But there’s something about Lily that maddens him, bewitches him, compels him…and drives him toward the one woman brave and kind enough to seek to heal his troubled heart.
Amy Sandas’ love of romance began one summer when she stumbled across one of her mother’s Barbara Cartland books. Her affinity for writing began with sappy pre-teen poems and led to a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She lives with her husband and children in Wisconsin.
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