Monday, May 22, 2017

Author Interview: The Disappearance of Lady Edith (The Undaunted Debutantes #1) by Christina McKnight

Release: May 23rd, 2017
Type: Historical Romance
Series: The Undaunted Debutantes #1

One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.

Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.

Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?

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Author Interview
I'm excited to have author Christina MnKnight on the blog today to discuss her upcoming release, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY EDITH. Thanks for sharing, Christina!

Are there particular tropes you are fond of using?
Tropes are an odd concept to me. Until recently, I’ve never viewed my books in terms of tropes.

Give us your "elevator pitch" for The Disappearance of Lady Edith.
Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover the many unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women. Will they survive or become victims themselves?

What is your favorite scene in The Disappearance of Lady Edith?
My favorite scene in every book I write the when the hero and heroine meet. There is always something to uniquely foreshadowing in these scenes. In The Disappearance of Lady Edith, Lord Torrington meet his heroine after she’d fallen from a tree and her cloak and skirts have been tossed over her head. The witty banter between a man and a woman when they think they will never see a person again creates an amazingly compelling, and something hilarious, scene.
What's your favorite underappreciated romance novel?
That I’ve written? I’d have to answer Scorned Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Series (Book Three). For readers of this series, they already knew my heroes fate before the book was written, but they did not know WHAT made him who he in Forgotten No More (Book Two). I took readers back in time and explore the past of my villain. This story started off as a companion novella to my series. Unfortunately, my hero and heroine took over and demanded a full length book. The story of the Marquis of Drake and his one, true love was imperative for readers to understand the full impact of the remaining books in the series. Drake had no HEA, BUT it was because of his loss that his daughters found their Happily Ever Afters.

What question do you want your readers to answer?
I want to know what story lines readers LOVE! Second chance love? Love at first sight? Stranded strangers? What makes the most fulfilling love story? This is something every writer struggles with; finding a balance between telling the stories that come to them and meeting their readers’ expectations.

What is your very favorite place to write?
My office…I know, it isn’t very inspiring to most but I thrive on routine and structure. My office is quiet, secluded, and very cozy. I’ve created the perfect atmosphere for my creative flow to, well, flow!

About Chrstina McKnight
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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  1. Oh that sounds really fun! I love the set up for the series. The cover is lovely, too. Thanks for the intro!

    And a quick heads up on the #GetSocial17 event-- I had a blip with the sign up linky (it didn't request email info from anyone so I couldn't send yall the kick off post ) so stopping by with the link which has the official linky list everyone can use to visit all the blogs :) Hope you meet some fun new friends during the event! Thanks so much for joining in!

  2. This book sounds like something my daughter would LOVE. She loves romance novels. As for what types she likes, she says "best friends to lovers" is a favorite trope (new word for me there!) that she is a big fan of.


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