Anna Campbell, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: Kylemore . . . Matthew . . . Julian . . . Gideon . . . Oh! Sorry. Got carried away. *blush* I always do with an Anna Campbell hero. Now, where was I? Oh, yes! We have a VERY special treat for you today! We have someone who needs no introduction, but I will anyway. *VBG* She is a multi-award winning, multi-RITA nominated, and multi-talented author of dark, sexy Regency historicals and also a great friend of ours. So, without further ado, please help me welcome . . . Anna Campbell!!
Hi Romance Dishes!!! You’re all looking very delicious today! Thanks so much for asking me to blog here about my new release, CAPTIVE OF SIN, which came out on 27th October.
I’ve known Buffie and PJ and Andrea and Gannon through the internet for a couple of years now and most recently we worked together at Romance Novel TV where we all wrote reviews. I loved Romance Novel TV – Maria and Marisa were fun and professional and smart and basically just great people. Sadly time pressure meant that the Ms closed up shop a few weeks ago.
And out of the ashes rises…
THE ROMANCE DISH!!!!
This will be one of the must-see romance sites. How can it fail with such wonderful chefs running the kitchen? The recipe of a few old favorites, lots of great new stuff, and fun and laughter for dessert is just right! So good luck to the RD! Long may you serve up scrumptious tidbits for your hungry romance-reading audience.
Right, I think I’ve milked that metaphor as far as I can! In fact, you might say I’ve battered it flat like a piece of veal for schnitzel!
New Beginnings is actually a really apt topic when it comes to CAPTIVE OF SIN too.
At the age of eighteen, the brilliant Gideon Trevithick is recruited from his studies at Cambridge to work undercover for the East India Company in India. He’s a despised younger son of a brutish father and he has to make his way in the world unaided by family fortune or influence. He spends the next seven years immersed in a culture that fascinates him, although his work is hard, dirty and dangerous. By the end of his tenure, he has become so disillusioned with his masters that he’s determined to return to England. But the Company persuade him to undertake one last mission which turns into a disaster. Through his colleagues’ incompetence, Gideon is captured and imprisoned for a year before he’s rescued.
He returns to England a national hero, the man who endured unspeakable torture without betraying his country’s secrets. More, while he’s been away, both his father and his older brother have died, leaving him heir to a magnificent if rundown estate on the Cornish cliffs. The possibility of inheriting Penrhyn had always been so remote, he’d never considered he might end up as its master.
But Gideon is a broken man. His imprisonment has left him scarred and tormented. He’s utterly convinced he’ll never lead a normal existence and that his life, to all intents and purposes, is over. Yet now he’s responsible for the people on the estate and coping with celebrity.
Haunted by the howling ghosts of his past, he’s on his way home when he stumbles upon a runaway heiress, Lady Charis Weston. Impulsively he promises to keep her safe from her greedy and violent stepbrothers. Having been so recently the victim of violence and captivity himself, how can he abandon this spirited, determined woman? Little does Gideon know that this rash action will lead him to the most radical of new beginnings – a marriage in name only to a woman he desperately desires even though he’s convinced she deserves much better than a wreck of a man like him.
Charis vows that their marriage will be a true new beginning, the start of a life of love and fulfillment. Poor Gideon. He only has his honor to protect him from the woman he loves! His honor’s pretty unshakable, but you know…
So new beginnings galore in CAPTIVE OF SIN!
Do you have a favorite book that features someone’s life taking a 180 degree turn? Have you ever had to face a completely new beginning in your own life? And do you think Gideon will give in? Yeah, right…
Good luck! I look forward to lots of yummy answers. And my favorite serving will win a signed copy of CAPTIVE OF SIN! Good luck!