Comrades in Arms by Marguerite Kaye
Author Marguerite Kaye tells us about her new Historical min...
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I was born and raised in Scotland, the eldest of a large family – which explains why I’m so bossy, and why my books feature so many sisters.
I’ve been a voracious reader since a very early age, but despite winning a children’s national poetry competition aged nine, it didn’t occur to me that I could write for a living. For reasons I can’t explain now, I did think I’d make a good lawyer, and I clung doggedly to that belief right through university where, to everyone’s astonishment, not least mine, I graduated with a degree in Scots Law.
A complete change of direction then, I launched into a mainstream business career which I hated, and started studying with the Open University, which I loved. At this time, I submitted my first ever romance to Mills & Boon thinking, like many others before me, 'how hard can it be?'
The story was set in a garden centre and featured an orchid-growing heroine called Flora alongside an instantly-forgettable arrogant hero. It was declined very politely but firmly.
A few years later, I plucked up the courage to abandon my career and take up writing. I wrote all sorts – travel pieces, food pieces, I even wrote a column for my local paper for a while. Finally, after finishing one of my favourite Georgette Heyer’s for the umpteenth time I thought, 'why don’t I try writing what I love to read?' I’d call it the ‘duh’ moment rather than the blinding light. So I wrote my first ever historical romance, I subbed it to Mills & Boon, and I got 'The Call.' (!!!)
These days, I write my hot historicals from cold and usually rainy Scotland. When the going gets tough or I need to escape for a while, I go hill-walking or cycling. I garden (but only grow what I can eat), I love cooking, like to knit and occasionally drink martinis (though not at the same time).
Rake with a Frozen Heart by Marguerite Kaye
Author Marguerite Kaye tells us about her new Historical mini-series - A brand-new, fabulously intense and dramatic duet, 'Comrades in Arms'. War heroes, heartbreakers&h...
Waterloo Battlefield, Monday 19th June, 1815 It had been nearly twenty-four hours since the last gun had fallen silent, and the thick pall of smoke had finally dispersed from the battlefield. The boom of cannon, the crack of muskets, the pounding hooves of charging cavalry regiments had been replac...