I love writing Russian heroes.
I love the mystery and depth of them and the darkness too.
Imagine my surprise when I started to write The Bride Who Wouldn’t and Isaak kept making me smile.
The Bride Who Wouldn’t is the first in the Honeymoon series for Tule books and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Each of the stories is set in different locations and there are different reasons that the couples find themselves on their honeymoon.
I had three things in mind when I started to write the story (I really am a panster)
I wanted a very sexy story that sizzled.
I wanted a dark, brooding, Russian hero.
I wanted their honeymoon in…..
Well, I had to have a rethink about that. I actually relocated their honeymoon from it’s initial location and decided on Paris for Isaak and Kate.
The more I got to know Kate the more I felt she needed the help of the magical city of love.
Did I keep to my own brief?
Isaak wouldn’t let me.
I kept trying to keep him dark and solemn, he kept refusing to be. I tried to wipe the smile from his face via my keyboard. It kept coming back. You can imagine my later surprise when half way through the story my dark, brooding hero started to laugh. Well, he is a bit of a bad boy and so therefore he laughed at a very inopportune moment, but still, he took me and my heroine, Kate, completely by surprise.
Finally I gave in and I am so glad that I did.
It is a sexy story that sizzles.
It is set in Paris.
I have a very sexy Russian.
He just happens to make me smile.
In the words of the wonderful Meatloaf, two out of three aint bad. I wouldn’t change Isaak for anything.
I’m working on his brother, Roman, now.
Roman is dark and brooding but yes, he has his brother’s humor too and my lips keep twitching into a smile as he urges me to let him be himself.
I hope you enjoy reading The Bride Who Wouldn’t as much as I enjoyed writing it. There are three more books in the series and they are completely wonderful. I am very lucky to be a part this series and writing for Tule.
I am doing a little give away. I would love to send you some Russian vodka but it might not get there intact so instead I have some teeny tiny Russian nesting dolls that come from St Petersburg. I love to play with them as I write and, to celebrate sexy Russian heroes, and I also have some some shot glasses!
If you want to go in the draw for these little gifts just leave a comment and tell me where you’d love to go on Honeymoon or for a romantic getaway with your partner.
Love to all
***Carol's winner is Janine! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing details!***