1.) Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:
”Hostage of the Heart”, (ebk) Mediaeval Romantic Suspense. When the balance of power shifts on the English/Welsh borders, people become pawns and lies become truth. Can one young woman save the knight who believes she betrayed him?
2.) Who is your favorite character and why?
Oddly enough, not the lovers. It’s a Welsh ‘wise woman’ named Mildthryth who started as a walk-on with a single line of dialogue but ended up… well, it would be giving the game away. And it isn’t just me who thinks this. Hostage of the Heart was a hbk/pbk, and I’ve had two readers mention this character in glowing terms, which is rewarding.
3.) If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
Coming out as an all-formats ebook from a rights-reverted print book has meant that I could – and did. I’ve eased the flow of prose. To a non-author this will seem odd, but a writer’s skill is an ongoing learning curve. A little tweaking goes a long way.
4.) Give us one interesting fun fact about your book or series:
My research about Welsh Iron Age hillforts was book-read, but after the paperback was printed we actually went to the area Hostage of the Heart is set, and I found a decent hillfort to explore. My interpretation was dead on (thankfully).
5.) How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
At the moment samples of my historical romances are on http://lindaacaster.blogspot.com/ and a sample of my contemporary timeslip thriller is on http://www.lindaacaster.com/ They will be amalgamated at some point, but at the moment it’s out of my hands.
6.) What can we expect from you in the future?
During July next to ebook is ”Beneath The Shining Mountains”, historical romantic suspense set among the Apsaroke/Crow people in 1830s (I used to be a re-enactor and gave talks – yes, I live in the UK. The Brits are known eccentrics.) August should see an ebook special edition of “Torc of Moonlight”, the first in a trilogy of British timeslip thrillers.
7.) And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:
“Tell this witch of yours to stop calling me “my prince”. I am not a prince. I have never been a prince.’
Rhodri was in pain and he was angry, and his words were designed to hurt, but they only made Dena’s smile the broader.
‘He is an ungrateful cur,’ Mildthryth snarled. ‘Bites the hands that heals.’ As if to prove it, she extended her hand to touch him, only to have it knocked aside.
‘I am not your doll!’
‘But I can make one,’ Mildthryth retorted, ‘to stick pins into!’