I am very happy to welcome an author pal from Down Under. Yep, all the way from Australia, Suzi Love is in the house! Suzi’s knowledge of Regency history, fashion, and everything in between is phenomenal. It is a pleasure to introduce her to those who may not know of her novels. Please welcome Suzi to the blog!
Suzi Love ~ Making history fun, one year at a time
I’m Suzi Love, an Australian author of historical romances set mainly in the late Regency and early Victorian eras, and ranging from sexy to erotic. With a bit of Australia thrown in. I now live in a sunny part of Australia after spending many years in developing countries in the South Pacific. My greatest loves are traveling, anywhere and everywhere, meeting crazy characters, and visiting the Australian outback. I adore history, especially the many-layered society of the late Regency to early Victorian eras.
My titled heroes and heroines live a privileged life in and around London, but my stories also dig deeper into the grittier and seamier levels of British life. I love heroes and heroines who challenge traditional manners, morals, and occupations, either through necessity or desire. I hope my romances bring history alive for you and that you have fun alongside my roguish heroes and feisty heroines.
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Scenting Scandal blurb ~
Lady Laura Jamison has a gift and she’s not afraid to use it. She’s after a husband, but not just any husband. She wants a man who meets her logical and scientific criteria. Her extraordinary olfactory senses lead her to Richard, the Earl of Winchester. He might not know it-yet-but he’s her perfect match.
Richard has no time for family friend, Laura, the mad scientist. He’s been pursued by many a female, but never on the premise that one sniff can decide your soul mate. Besides, he wants to marry a sweet and docile woman, a socially acceptable young lady, the exact opposite of Laura.
But when he’s tasked with stopping fraudulent trading in Britain’s railways shares, he finds he needs Laura’s help. As they work to expose the culprit, Richard begins to think Laura may be on to something, because when he’s with her, passion and desire explode with one look, one touch, one kiss…
An Interview With Suzi Love ~
Q – Where do you live now (generalities)? What do you like and dislike about your part of the world?
A – I live in Brisbane, capital city of the north-eastern state of Australia, and we have beautiful weather. I lived in two Pacific countries before coming back to Australia, and though I loved living there, I’m glad to be back to somewhere sunny and warm but without any cyclones.
Q – What hobbies or pastimes do you partake in to relax?
A – My favorite pastime is history research. I love it. Love visiting museums, reading about history, and staring for hours at gorgeous historic images. Though my family and friends tend to call this my obsession, rather than a hobby. Thankfully, they’ve learned to be patient when I visit historic places and take thousands of photos.
Q – What kind of movies do you like to watch? Can you name your top five favorite movies of all time?
A – Oooh, this might be where I reveal my secret, or not so secret, actor crush. I’m a big admirer of Keanu Reeves (blushing like a schoolgirl here) and I’ve actually met him twice. Sigh! When he was filming the Matrix trilogy in Australia, I became fascinated by the themes of the movie and started collecting all sort of bits and pieces about The Matrix, enough for a book, though it’s still gathering dust under my bed.
So my favorite movies are all early ones starring Keanu Reeves e.g. Speed, The Matrix trilogy, Point Break, Devil’s Advocate, and A Walk In The Clouds.
Q – What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
A – Because we’ve lived in some exotic places, I’ve eaten all sorts of interesting food. Kangaroo in the outback, crocodile in Papua New Guinea, shark’s fin and bird’s eyes in Asia, and lots of snails and bats in Vanuatu which was a half French, half British, condominium before independence.
Coffee or TEA, Tea, and more Tea!
Chick Flick or MYSTERY I adore Agatha Christie
Mountains or BEACH Hey, I’m an Australian. We love our beaches.
Pessimist or OPTIMIST Definitely an optimist. Life is far too short to be pessimistic.
Wallflower or LIFE OF THE PARTY. I don’t get out nearly enough, so I tend to go a little crazy when I do.
Suzi has graciously offered a giveaway for TWO winners of ONE each eBook copy of any Suzi Love book, winner’s choice. This giveaway is open internationally.
Q – What is your fashion or accessory weakness?
A – Anything pink. Clothes, jewelry, shoes, and loads of fun office bits, all in pink.
Q – Are you traditionally published, independent, or a hybrid? Why have you made these publishing choices?
A – I was traditionally published for a time but am now independently published and loving it. Best thing I ever did.
Q – What is your most difficult writing challenge on a daily basis?
A – I have ongoing health issues after a dental accident several years ago, which unfortunately cuts into my writing time. I used to get frustrated about not having enough writing hours, but I managed to solve that ‘annoying little problem’ (LOL!) by writing whenever and wherever I happened to be e.g. in bed, medical waiting rooms, traveling etc.
Q – Give us five words that best describe your author brand.
A – Emerging, Determined, Hopeful, Fun, Sexy.