Monday, September 30, 2019

Meet Rosenwyn Treleven

Tomorrow's the day! It's release day for Invitation to a Cornish Christmas. In anticipation of that, I wanted folks to have a chance to meet my charming heroine, Rosenwyn Treleven. You will recognize the physical inspiration below for Rosenwyn as the lovely Demelza from Poldark.  Rosenwyn is the oldest of  Sir Jock Treleven's six red-haired daughters. She's been to London for two Seasons and had some acclaim as an accomplished pianist until a scandal of the heart sent her back to Cornwall for good.
That's fine with her. Unlike Cador Kitto, she loves her part of the world. Where he has darker memories of his childhood, she has glorious childhood remembrances of Porth Karrek. But this is not all the two clash over.  Her brush with the world has left her cynical of flirtatious, good looking men and she worries what such a man might intend during his time in Porth Karrek. The last thing she wants is Cador Kitto near her or her sisters. But the more she tries to warn him off, the more she is drawn to him and the life he's lived beyond Porth Karrek. 

In writing the story, I loved how strong of a heroine Rosenwyn was without  being bitter or nasty while not hesitating to speak her mind. When she is out of line, she recognizes it and seeks to make amends. It takes strong person to do that. She is also courageous enough to love a second time even after a disastrous first and it was fun to write that evolution as well as exciting and sometimes challenging to making a compelling case for a Regency era heroine to take her own desires into her own hands regarding the choices she makes in her relationship with Cador.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Meet Cador Kitto, Porth Karrek's local boy made good

In "Unwrapping his Festive Temptation," my part of the Cornish Christmas anthology, readers meet Cador Kitto, a composer hired by Treeve Penhaligon (Marguerite's hero) to compose a Christmas cantata for Nadelik.  Cador is a local boy made good. Twenty years ago, he left Porth Karrek to study music, courtesy of Porth Karrek reverend who saw his potential, and he's never looked back for several reasons.  In fact, Cador never intended to return to Porth Karrek, but circumstances have conspired against him and now he needs to confront his past in order to embrace his future. 


For this hero, I wanted to do something a little different from usual Bronwyn Scott heroes. Cador is not overly tall.  He's 5'9, slender in build, and has flowing, golden poet-hair as I like to call it. Toby Regbo's portrayal of Francis in Reign provides some inspiration for this particular look, a nice blend of a strong character with a poet's looks. 

This blend made sense to me. Cador Kitto was a miner's child, who lived in squalid conditions growing up and worked a few early years doing mining work that was often assigned to children of miners to make a few extra pennies for the family. He would not have had the nutrition or the lifestyle habits to have grown tall or muscularly bulky even if it had been in the genes. If anyone is interested in the correlation between height and occupations, here's the citation for an article that chronicles the concept:  

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Heights and Living Standards of English Workers During the Early Years of Industrialization, 1770-1815

Stephen Nicholas and Richard H. Steckel
The Journal of Economic History
Vol. 51, No. 4 (Dec., 1991), pp. 937-957
It is a JSTOR site, so it's a paid subscription, but it might also open other avenues to pursue to get the same information so I thought I'd pass it on.  
Cador is pronounced with the short A sound, but over the years, he's been away, he goes by Cade with an long A, just one of the ways he'd tried to distance himself from his Cornish roots and his past. And it is just one of the parallels to a modern celebrity lifestyle in the 21st century. Cador has some fame. He is a well-known composer, who is currently down on his luck, a prodigy whose hit a rough spot in his late twenties, not unlike, perhaps, a child actor. So, while he's  a celebrity with some laurels to rest on for a bit, he is not am a title. He has not been born to his position, he has earned it and he can lose it, which is a great fear for him, that he might somehow be reduced to what he once was. This too was an interesting and different storyline to pursue instead of the usual nobleman hero. 

I hope you enjoy Cador's story. His journey is very much a Christmas journey, a nontraditional hero set against the backdrop of a very traditional season. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Welcome to Porth Karrek!

 You are invited to a Cornish Christmas, courtesy of myself and Marguerite Kaye! October 1 our Christmas anthology, "Invitation to a Cornish Christmas" will be available in North America via Amazon, Barnes and Noble and always through the Harlequin site. I am so excited about these stories. This anthology is our 4th collaboration together and I think it's the best so far.   I am pleased also to share that "Unwrapping his Festive Temptation," my story in the anthology, is my 50th Harlequin release, so this book is a double win for me!

For the stories, we invented a Cornish coastal village called Porth Karrek, and it very well could look like something like this photo to the right. It has headlands upon which is one of the big manors owned by Marguerite's hero's family, the Penhaligons. The village is well-known for its beach, Karrek Sands and the quiet cove that lies at the bottom of the headlands. We gave it a main street--Budoc lane  with St. Piran's church at one end and the beach at the other. Along the way, the lane is populated by a butcher's, a baker's, and yes, a candle maker's, along with Chegwin's Mercantile and the Ship Inn. It was great fun creating the town and the people who lived there.  The town itself became just as much of a character in the stories as did our heroes and heroines! I hope you enjoy discovering Porth Karrek for yourself.  Stay tuned here and at Marguerite's blog for all the inside details on the making of this Christmas 'miniseries.'

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Allied at the Altar series is complete

"This book is truly beautiful, and it is one of the very best... I am so in love with it. I was utterly blown away with Fortis’s story"--Frankie Reviews
 August comes to a close, so does this year's Bronwyn Scott series.  Allied at the Altar is complete with the release of Captivated by her Convenient Husband, book #4 in the series. This is a chance to close all the loops and learn what happened when Cam Lithgow walked into the tent in the Crimea in the epilogue to One Night with the Major.  The Reading Debutante declares, "Scott is a master of the genre."  Read their reviews and more 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43593340-captivated-by-her-convenient-husband


Saturday, February 23, 2019

One Night with the Major is HOT!!

Still waiting to order One Night with the Major? Check out this review. It will totally convince you to get this book on your TBR pile.
https://chicksroguesandscandals.wordpress.com/…/review-one-…


Friday, February 22, 2019

Great Review to Celebrate Release of One Night with the Major!

It's time for Cam and Pavia's story. Check out this great review to wet your whistle! Read the whole review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43452483-one-night-with-the-major

One Night with the Major

(Allied at the Altar #2)

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it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  1 rating  ·  1 review
One daring encounter 

Binds her to his marriage bed!

Part of Allied at the Altar: In England, innocent tea heiress Pavia Honeysett has always been judged for her face or her fortune. She would much rather return to her uncle’s palace in India. So to escape marriage to the aged man her father has chosen, she will ruin herself! But her red-hot night with Major Camden Lithgow changes everything. Suddenly, this stranger will become her husband…

Gwessie Tee's Reviews > One Night with the Major

 
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it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** Utterly fantastic read, as always Ms Scott does not disappoint, this book is definitely a full roller coaster of emotions, twists and turns as we journey to its HEA.

I won't give spoilers but will say, there  is everything and more. Heartache, tragedy, laughter, love, villains and much more as well as a hero and heroine you can't help but adore and want to fight for them and with them.

Thank you for writing this awesome book xxxxx

Allied at the Altar miniseries

Book 1 — A Marriage Deal with the Viscount 

Book 2 
— One Night with the Major

Book 3
 — Tempted by His Secret Cinderella — coming soon!

Book 4
 — also coming soon!

“From page one the story has an element of danger, mystery and sexiness that is so wonderful to read” 
—Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on Awakened by the Prince’s Passion 

“The author had me reading late into the night because I couldn’t put it down” —Goodreads on Seduced by the Prince’s Kiss

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Happy Mills and Boon Day! Jan. 30, 2019


Today is Mills and Boon day! Time to celebrate the amazing 111 year old  publishing house! You can celebrate with a free download of "Compromised by the Prince's Touch!" Free until Feb. 4th. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Compromised-Princes-Historical-Russian-Royals-ebook/dp/B073TRL1HV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548869747&sr=8-1&keywords=Compromised+by+the+prince%27s+touch

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