Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Guest post by Catherine Hemmerling + Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome to Ex Libris Catherine Hemmerling, brand new historical romance author who joins the Entangled authors team with Taming Her Forbidden Earl, her historical romance published in their Scandalous line! Lady Hannah, the heroine of Taming Her Forbidden Earl is not your usual historical romance heroine: she is no blushing, simpering virgin heiress, she solves mysteries and uncovers intrigue! So I was curious to learn more about the creation of such a modern, independent and strong heroine. Please give a warm welcome to Catherine and leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of Taming Her Forbidden Earl.

The Creation of a Heroine
by Catherine Hemmerling

My heroine in Taming Her Forbidden Earl is modern, independent, and strong for one major reason; that is the type of woman I want to spend my time with.

As crazy as it may seem, when I began writing this book I had a firm idea of who my characters were and how they would behave, but it wasn't very far into the story that my characters began to take on a life of their own. They would veer in one direction when I clearly intended for them to go another. All I could do was follow where they led me. It is always an interesting ride.

It is strange, to say the least, to tell people I can’t wait to get back to whatever book I’m currently working on so I can see what the characters will do next. I can’t tell you the number of funny looks I get when I say that. But it’s true. The characters have become my friends and when I don’t get to write everyday, I miss them. Weird, but true.

In any case, it certainly explains the type of heroines I create. Hannah and her friends are all different, with unique personalities and hidden strengths, but they all are amazing women. I am surrounded by remarkable women everyday; why wouldn’t I want to surround myself with them in my stories?

Besides, do you really want to read about flighty, simpering fools?

I didn’t think so.


Catherine Hemmerling has been a technical writer in the software industry for nearly twenty years and has published many user manuals and technical documentation in that time. She has always had a love of writing fiction but has never pursued publication in that genre until now.

Hopefully it is the beginning of a long new journey with Lady Lancaster and the Garden Society girls. Certainly historical romance (especially the scandalous kind) is more fun than writing technical documents!

Catherine writes for Entangled Publishing’s Scandalous historical line and is thrilled to be part of their family of writers!

Connect with Catherine at her website - Twitter - Facebook


Everyone knows William Bredon, the earl of Pembroke, has a reputation as a captivating rogue, determined to never marry until his duty to produce an heir requires it. So when he invites Lady Hannah Rochester to dance, Hannah vows to keep her distance. But the undeniably gorgeous William, with his dark humor and seductive gaze, draws her in nonetheless.

Of course, Lady Hannah is not completely what she seems, either. A member of the dowager Lady Lancaster’s Garden Society, she secretly spends her days solving mysteries and uncovering intrigues, and when she brings William into the fold, a sinister plot develops that brings the two closer together. William’s protective nature ensures he remains by Hannah’s side, but he will not surrender his anti-marriage stance.

Can intrigue, passion, and maybe even a little bit of scandal reform the most notorious of rakes?


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GIVEAWAY RULES:

Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Taming Her Forbidden Earl by Catherine Hemmerling to a lucky commenter!



To be entered, just leave a comment and tell us about what kind of heroine you like to read about.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 19 January 2013!

Good luck!

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