Thanks for having me today and participating in the blog tour!
The Secrets of Mia Danvers. Here are 5 tidbits about the book.
1. I’ve had a lot of people ask me what inspired me to write a blind heroine and I so wish I some interesting reason. All I can tell you is that I was on a morning walk on our local greenbelt and I knew I wanted to write an historical romantic suspense. So I was thinking about that, ruminating on some possibilities and all of a sudden it hit me – what if Jack the Ripper didn’t stop killing in 1888? What if he kept going and what if there was a witness to a murder. Mia was that witness and she just came to me, already blind and I just ran with the idea.
3. This book was, by far, the most difficult book I’ve ever written. Not only was it simply more challenging (it’s the longest and most complex of my books) but I wrote it under unusual circumstances. My husband and I became parents overnight through foster-care and learning how to be a mom to a baby and a toddler was, well, it was a steep learning curve. Great time to write a difficult book, don’t you think? :-) BTW, we adopted those girls and we’re now a forever family!
4. I wanted to make sure I wrote a great suspense, but I couldn’t do so at the expense of the romance. I know my readers read me for the romance so I had to make sure to create a hero worthy of Mia Danvers. That hero came in the form of Alex Foster, Duke of Carrington. He’s proper and loyal and determined and oh-so-sexy and though he tries not to, he falls hard for Mia. I found a great picture of Hugh Jackman to use as inspiration…
|Hugh Jackman as Alex Foster|
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The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart
Book #1 in the Dangerous Liaisons series
A lone witness finds her protector…
Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime.
Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at the edge of his property. But when she arrives at his door in the pouring rain terrified and claiming she has witnessed a murder, she seizes his attention.
Mia is determined to help the authorities track down the culprit, even though the only person willing to accept her aid is the handsome, arrogant duke. Working closely together proves difficult as Mia’s beauty and independence tempts Alex to ignore convention and follow his desire. But what neither of them know is that this murderer has struck before in Whitechapel, taunting the British press only to vanish—a ruthless killer who knows that Mia is the only living witness to his crime…
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Giveaway is open only to US shipping and ends on 5 July 2013!