Now that Sophie and Andre are together, what problems will they encounter in this book? Every couple faces trust issues, and Andre and Sophie are no different. Trust in each other, and their love for one another. And trust that the other will do the right thing, which is a big element in this sequel to The Pirate’s Bride.
Limey from Pirate’s Bride seemed to have a thing with Ting, what happened between them? Limey returned to Formosa after The Pirate’s Bride ended. For saving Louis’s life, he was awarded a ship and a sea. He went back and married Ting, and they had a baby, one of many more, I’m sure. She will probably inherit her mother’s holdings, and he will rule beside her. Not bad for a London orphan, is it?
Where did Gilbert go? Will he come back in The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade? Ah, a magician (author) never reveals her secrets!
Can you describe what your book is about in one sentence? Sophie Bellard must risk the love she has for her husband in order to save him from a despicable foe.
What is the theme of The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade? Trust, honesty
What was your favorite part of writing The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade? I loved describing the ball. I did so much research about masquerade balls, types of masks, dresses, and even men’s clothing to make sure the scene was realistic.
Tell us about the conflict in this book. What is at stake for your characters? Sophie may lose her husband, possibly her entire marriage, because of this conflict. She may lose Andre’s trust, and her self-respect. Andre may lose his wife, and he may lose his freedom. He may never trust his wife again. Louis may lose his entire extended family. At the core of this book is the theme, which is trust and honesty.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade? I learned a lot about masks. I learned why some of the men’s masks were shaped the way they were (sexual), what materials were used on the masks, and even why masquerades were so popular (people could act differently within a constraining society).
Who are your readers and why will they love your book? My readers are pirate lovers, return readers from The Pirate’s Bride, and even Regency time period lovers, because this ball is reminiscent of Regency novel balls. My readers are also Wattpad readers who requested a sequel to The Pirate’s Bride. They wanted to know what happened to Andre and Sophie.
What other projects are you working on? Right now I just finished a contemporary romantic suspense that is due out in 2018. I also have a couple finished romances that I want to send out their synopses to my editors, to see if they can find a home.
Why did you write The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade? I wrote this sequel to satisfy Wattpad readers who wanted to know what happened to the characters. They were incredibly invested in Andre’s and Sophie’s love story.
Who did you write The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade for (audience)? The audience should be pirate lovers, Pirates of the Caribbean movie lovers, Regency lovers, and HEA readers who like to read about previous characters. It is also written for Christmas romance lovers. I like to read holiday stories; I figure my readers would love a Christmas story from me.
Any last thoughts? Romance readers want to be swept away and experience love and adventure on the high seas. They also like Christmas-themed stories. Why not combine both, and make a thrilling, holiday sequel that readers will want to revisit every year?
There you have it: the behind the book info you can use when you buy The Pirate Bride's Holiday Masquerade on Oct. 1. And if you didn't read The Pirate's Bride (What?), here's the link to get that book now. And make sure you let me know what you think of them both!