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A warm hello to my Guest Author, Amy Mullen. Amy's latest book, Redefining Rayne, is published by Astraea Press.

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Blurb:

Rayne de Latham, cousin to King William Rufus, should be enjoying a life of privilege. Instead, she has only known misery. Her disastrous first marriage yielded nothing but pain, suffering, and three stillborn children. She believes she is cursed and is certain another pregnancy will end in another tragedy. When the king seeks to get rid of her by sending her to marry one of his knights, she will do just about anything to get out of her betrothal.

Widower Andre de Grelle is father to two small boys who came to him by marriage. When his first wife jumps off the castle walls in a fit of madness, he keeps the boys he has grown to love as his own. When the king sends him a new bride, the lovely but troubled Rayne, he vows to have more patience with her than he had with his first wife.

Once Rayne arrives at Cuxton Castle, Andre realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye. She does everything she can to force him to send her away, but nothing works. Frustration grows as Andre discovers his betrothed is hiding something from him about her past, something so devastating she cannot speak the words out loud.

In the midst of a siege on nearby Pevensey Castle, a truth comes to light that changes everything. As the real story of Rayne’s past emerges, lives change forever. Will love be enough, or will it be easier to walk away?

Excerpt:

Andre moved closer to her. His body was mere inches from hers as he lifted his other hand and slowly tilted her face toward his. Cupping her cheek, he wiped away a tear with his thumb. "You have no idea how fascinating you are," he whispered.

Involuntarily, her eyes closed and she tilted her chin up. She felt his soft lips brush hers and she started to tremble. The short, light touch of his mouth stirred something in her. A young maiden's dream of love, of being loved and cherished, welled up from a place where she had hidden her hopes a long time ago. She returned his kiss, but just for a moment.

Her eyes flew open, and she pulled her head back. This was all wrong. This was not how this was supposed to happen. In a rush to break the spell, she stammered out the first thing she thought of, "Someone will see us! Odo may come."

An expression of disbelief washed across his features and was replaced by irritation. "Odo? What has he to do with this? He is my guest but hardly has a say in what I do with you."

"You…" she stumbled over her words, "you… he is your…"

Andre stood and stepped away from her. He stared down at her, but she could no longer read his face. "Do your affections lie with Odo, Lady Rayne?"

 

Buy Link:

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Astraea Press

 

About Amy

Amy Mullen

I asked Amy to tell us a bit about herself

1.  How did you get started writing?

I was young, full of angst, and needed an outlet. I started writing really dreadful poetry at age 12 and wrote some stories with a friend a few years later. I began writing seriously in my twenties, but did not pursue publication until recently. I have worked pretty steadily as a freelance web writer in the past as well.

2.   Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I have been all over the east coast of the US seeing…the Wiggles. My daughter (now 12) loved them and I guess I did too. I still do. We had a lot of fun and met a lot of amazing people, many of whom are still good friends today. We attended a live taping of a concert, sat in the front row, and ended up on a DVD. I’m not telling you which one though!

3.       What’s your top writing tip for new writers?

Find someone who will go over your work with you. You could be making some basic mistakes that will get your manuscript tossed aside. This does not mean you are not a good writer or that you do not have a good idea for a story. It just means there are things you do not know. I have two published books and I know I have tons yet to learn. If you can find someone to go over it with you, jump at the chance. Do not take their suggestions as defeat. Think of this as learning. You’ll be glad you did.

Author Bio

Amy Mullen is a freelance writer and romance author living in Corning, NY, with her husband, Patrick, her two children, and an orange cat named Steve. She has written two medieval romances called A Stormy Knight and Redefining Rayne.

Amy has been writing about love both lost and regained since she was old enough to have her first broken heart. Her love of history and her intermittent jaunts into amateur genealogy led her to a love affair with writing historical fiction. When not writing, she snaps pictures, gets nutty over football, enjoys the company of her family, and when time allows, loves to bury her nose in a good book.

She can be found online at www.authoramymullen.com or www.facebook.com/authoramymullen.

 

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  1. Jeffrey

    The Wiggles? Gosh, I had to sit through lots o their shows when our first grandkids were tiny. Can't say I ever developed a taste for their music or comedy. But good for you, for supporting your child's interest!

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  2. Amy Mullen

    Thanks for having me today, Karen :)

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