They say write what you know. I write Regency period historicals. Although I love to travel, I can easily say I’ve never been in England in the early 1800’s. My hero in A Spy Unmasked is a spy and expert safecracker whose latest mission is to investigate a series of suspicious deaths of prominent members of the London Inventor’s Society. My lady heroine is an inventor. So how did I did use my background here?
I’m a licensed patent attorney and in my past I worked with some interesting inventions and eccentric inventors. Who knew sex toys could be patented? But working as an attorney at a city firm wasn’t always as fascinating as Law & Order makes it look. Long hours, tedious work, and demanding partners were a daily job hazard. I dealt with the stress by devouring romance novels. It was my escape. I started thinking of writing, and I often spent my lunch hour and commutes jotting down plot ideas. After my first child was born, I took the leap and started writing. It was wonderful. It was freeing and fulfilling. Since then, I published my award-winning Regency Barrister Series for Kensington. Yes, barristers can be sexy in the early 1800’s!
My Entangled Scandalous release, A Spy Unmasked, is right up my alley. My heroine is a feisty lady inventor who’s a woman ahead of her time. Whoohoo! (She’s also a bit like me in that I loved hanging out with my dad and tinkering in the garage.) She is on a mission for justice, and she is just what my James Bondish hero needs.
I hope you enjoy the book!
About the Book
London, 1820 The mission did not go quite as Robert Ware–known in society as the new Earl of Kirkland–planned. A spy in the service of His Majesty, Robert is a “guest” at a masquerade party as he retrieves vital information for a murder investigation. Until he’s quite unexpectedly interrupted by an exquisite, masked woman with glittering green eyes. And a pistol she has cocked and aimed right at him…
Lady Sophia Merrill has defiantly taken up justice’s shining sword, determined to expose the brigand who murdered her eccentric but brilliant father, and stole his latest invention. Now she must masquerade as Robert’s betrothed in order to infiltrate the Inventor’s Society and find the killer. But the undeniable potent attraction between them not only imperils the investigation, but Sophia’s reputation… and both of their lives.