Veronica Bale author of A Noble Deception answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Veronica Bale has written several novellas, short stories, and news articles as a freelance writer. With her Highland Loyalties trilogy she made her debut into the world of historical romance novels. Veronica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, young son and two spoiled cats. When she's not writing she's running, reading, spending time with her family, or hopelessly lost in the cobbles of Coronation Street.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
This may not technically count, since I’ve only had it twice, but let it suffice to say that it’s my new go-to meal. It’s called Dubblin Coddle, and if you haven’t had it, you must try it! It’s a creamy bacon and sausage stew that tastes like loaded potato skins, and it’s been a staple of Irish cuisine for as long as anyone can remember. I discovered Dublin Coddle when I tried a little Irish pub called The Snug in the small town of Newcastle Ontario. I was immediately hooked. Since that fateful day three weeks ago, I’ve been back twice more. My family agrees unilaterally that it’s our new go-to pub, and Dublin Coddle is my new go-to meal!
Describe the perfect vacation.
My perfect vacation? Why, Scotland, of course! I’ve been twice, and I dream of returning at least once a week. Travelling the Highland countryside, visiting small villages, and taking in all that history suits me perfectly. Lots of time for quiet reflection, for writing, and for reading, all in my favourite setting. What more could one ask for out of a vacation?
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Gah … this is embarrassing to admit, but I kind of still have it. It’s not a toy, really, it’s my baby blanket. It was once yellow. It once had a cartoon tiger imprinted on it. It once had evenly distributed stuffing. Now, twenty-nine (and holding) years later, I must have my “little blanket” to sleep with, tucked under my cheek, or I won’t sleep well. I have no intention of giving it up, and fully expect to be buried with it. My husband has long ago reconciled himself to having to compete with a blanket for my affections.
What are your hobbies?
Besides reading and writing? I’m an avid knitter. It’s such a relaxing hobby. Everyone’s into Mandala right now, but I turn to knitting for stress reduction. I also love to run. Being outside in the fresh air and pounding the pavement with my headphones on – there’s nothing better.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I’m a voracious reader, and I love the written word in all its forms. When I read for pleasure, I go through phases. Right now, I’m in a Chick Lit groove. Last year, I had a bit of a thing for Dickens. And at some point (I don’t quite recall when), I was switching back and forth between Game of Thrones and heavy non-fiction tomes on topics ranging from The Troubles, to the first world war, to the culinary landscape of Marie Antoinette’s court.
About the Book
Title A Noble Deception
Genre Historical Romance
Author Veronica Bale
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Forced to wed a landless knight in order to protect her home, Moira MacInnes intends an annulment of her marriage to the arrogant Lachlan Ramsay as soon as possible. Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan.
Scotland 1455 – The Douglas clan is at war with their king. To protect his lands from confiscation, Lord John Douglas, the dying Earl of Kildrummond, must find an heir that doesn’t carry his name.
A landless knight, Lachlan Ramsay expects no more of life than battles, blood, and the occasional warm bosom. But when Lord John makes him his heir, Lachlan has a chance at something he never dreamt of—a home. There’s just one condition: He must marry the earl’s bastard daughter, the fiery, eccentric Moira MacInnes.
Lachlan has no desire for a headstrong, sharp-tongued wife. Moira has no need for an arrogant, too-handsome husband. To save Kildrummond they will marry and seek an annulment immediately upon the earl’s death. But deception is never simple, and passion once inflamed is impossible to ignore. Soon they will no longer be deceiving the earl but themselves.
Publisher Boroughs Publishing Group
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