Friendship…Loyalty…and Honor above all.
Out Jan 17th – Regency Romance, Theodora by Christina McKnight, the first in the Lady Archer’s Creed series.
Series: Lady Archer’s Creed (Book One)
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Lady Theodora Montgomery departed Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality to attend her first London Season—her three dearest friends by her side. With her sharp wit and skill on the archery field, Theo is far more interested in winning a large purse prize than securing a husband. But when she is unmasked on the tourney grounds, her face exposed to all, she fears her identity and days spent gallivanting around London will cause not only her undoing, but the downfall of her friends as well.
Mr. Alistair Price, heir to the elderly Viscount Melton, arrived in London with his eight younger siblings in tow. He is charged with keeping his family name above reproach until the Season starts and his sister, Miss Adeline Price, is presented to society—though that proves far more difficult than Alistair ever expected when he discovers his rebellious sister climbing down the side of their townhouse and scurrying off to Whitechapel for an archery tournament. His focus remains on saving his family from the certain ruin and disgrace Adeline’s actions invites—until Alistair catches sight of another female archer, her arrow connecting with far more than the center of her target.
And honor above all…
With Theodora’s future—and that of her friends—in jeopardy, will she agree to a marriage devoid of affection, or risk everything for the man who won her heart?
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.
It’s All About the Romance Interview with Christina McKnight
- Do you outline your books or wing it?
I winged it with my first book but quickly learned that if I was going to take my writing from a hobby to a career I need to get serious about it. I’m a proud outliner! My normal outline for a 90k novel is around 15,000 words. My novella outlines have been known to be as lengthy as the book!
- What genre do you write in? Why?
From an early age I loved reading about history, and when I found my passion for writing, it was no shock to anyone that I chose Regency Romance. Regency specifically because I love the culture and grace of the time period. The chivalrous gentlemen and the elegantly dressed women. The need for manners with the freedom for adventure and vice. London, England is the perfect setting for a love story.
- What is your favorite part of writing?
Opening a fresh word document. Seeing no words on the screen and creating something unique and new. That is the best part of writing. I love discovering who my characters are, where their motivations come from, and what will they do when conflict is thrust upon them. It is like being able to experience your favorite movie or book over and over again, as if for the first time.
- What is your least favorite part of writing?
Once that first draft is complete (and perfect, in my mind) I have to go back and revise—this is where I find myself scratching my head. Making sense of my own writing is difficult sometimes. This is when my manuscript changes the most, between the 1st draft and 2nd draft.
- What is the strangest thing you have ever done in the name of research?
I once spent eight solid hours researching different sea vessels, their speed, and routes from every port in England and arriving in Baltimore, Maryland in 1815. With this came the need to study the Baltimore culture during this year (i.e. Were there gas street lamps? Cobblestoned streets?). The Americas were so vastly different than England at the time, in some ways more advanced and in others ways far behind.
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