July 7, 2016

Marked by Honor a new #medievalromance by @LaurenLinwood #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
I’ve always been fascinated by the medieval era and have written three standalone medieval romances. I decided I wanted to go bigger, so I created The Knights of Valor. Word of Honor was the first book in this series, and now Marked by Honor is the second. I introduced Raynor Le Roux in Book 1 and left him with a broken heart. Now in Book 2, he gets his HEA with Beatrice Bordel.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Besides romance, I am wild for thrillers. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer are two authors I enjoy reading because they weave in historical details that become an integral part of the plot.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I adore Pride and Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennet. She is feisty, intelligent, and has a good heart.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m deep into my Knights of Valor series. Code of Honor is Book 3, and it will come out October 5. I’ve just finished writing Journey to Honor, Book 4 in the series. It will release early in 2017. Two more books will finish out the series next year. I just need to get them written!
Please tell us about your latest book.
Lady Beatrice Bordel blames herself for the riding accident that cost her father his life when she was a child. Tragedy strikes again when her mother and grandfather die on the same day, leaving her homeless. The young woman decides to travel to visit her grandfather’s closest friend, hoping she can use her domestic skills and lute-playing talent to find a permanent place in his household. Barely into her journey, a band of highwaymen accosts Beatrice and her sole servant. All seems lost—until Raynor Le Roux arrives.
As a knight of the realm, the code of chivalry guides Raynor’s life. While returning to his family’s home after many months absence, he rescues Beatrice, who tells a white lie to this handsome stranger. Raynor takes her to safety at Ashcroft, but his home has changed during his time away. No longer a thriving estate, Ashcroft has fallen into disrepair because his brother Peter is no longer interested in its welfare after his wife’s untimely death. Raynor determines to restore his home before he escorts Beatrice north so she may unite with the man he believes is her betrothed.
The couple’s growing attraction turns to love, but Beatrice’s dishonesty stands between her and Raynor’s happiness. Will she finally tell him the truth—and hope he forgives her deception—or will it be too late?

About the Book

Title: Marked by Honor: Knights of Valor Book 2
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

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  1. So nice to have you back. I love this cover. :)

  2. This is one of my favorite covers, Kayelle! It really captures Raynor & Beatrice well. Thanks for letting me stop by and share with your readers. I love visiting at RLF!


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