This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
Bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master's in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, and Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Series, Collette writes Regency and Scottish historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and five mini-dachshunds. Mother to three and a self-proclaimed Cadbury Chocolate chocoholic, Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, trivia, and all things shabby chic or cobalt blue. You'll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.
Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.
Interview with Collette Cameron
Why did you write this book?
Virtue and Valor is the second book in my six-book Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series. The hero and heroine, Yancy, the Earl of Ramsbury and Isobel Ferguson, were first introduced in my Castle Brides series. I adored them as secondary characters and knew they both needed their own stories. Actually, the demanded I write their stories. My characters can be rather bossy.
It wasn’t until I was writing the first book in the series, Triumph and Treasure, that I suddenly realized the two of them were meant for each other. Naturally, I had to throw in a bunch of conflict, danger and intrigue. I wouldn’t want to make it too easy for them to have their happily-ever-after.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love historical romances of just about any kind, but especially those set in Europe. Romance and history; how could I go wrong reading that?
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I have three male crushes right now. Jamie Fraiser (it’s the kilt!), the musketeer Aramis (the man’s just yummy) and The Count of Monte Crist (dark, brooding, vengeful).
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m just finishing up Heartache and Honor, the third book in the Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series.
I have three novella’s to complete for projects with other authors, and one of those stories is Bradford Kingsley’s. He was introduced in A Kiss for Miss Kingsley and was so widely popular with my readers, I decided to give him his own story.
When I’ve finished the novella’s, I’ll jump right into the second book in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, Schemes Gone Amiss. Readers have been dying to read Blythe and Leventhorpe’s story.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Bartholomew Yancy never expected to inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of Ramsbury and last in his line, he’s obligated to resign his position as England’s War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her.
Disillusioned with men pursuing her for her attractiveness, rather than her unusual intellect, Isobel has all but abandoned any hope of finding a husband in the Highlands. Not only does she believe Yancy no different than her other suitors, he’s a notorious rake. She’s been told he’s practically betrothed. Therefore, his interest in her cannot possibly be honorable, and so she shuns his attentions.
When Isobel is mistakenly abducted by a band of rogue Scots, Yancy risks his life to rescues her. To salvage her compromised reputation, her brother and father insist she marry him. Yancy readily agrees, but Isobel—knowing full well she’s fated for spinsterhood by refusing his offer— won’t be coerced into marriage.
Can love unite a reluctant earl and a disenchanted beauty?
About the Book
Title Virtue and Valor (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 2)
Genre Scottish Regency-Historical Romance
Author Collette Cameron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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