Historical romance wouldn’t be the same with out Elizabeth Hoyt. She is one of those authors that pulls you into her characters lives, making you laugh and cry with them. So I am very excited to welcome her to the blog today!
Elizabeth: Thank you for having me, Lexi!
Lexi: I am sitting here in Minnesota, awaiting a snow storm that is going to have us snowed in for a couple days. Now I am reading about you and see you left MN and moved to New Orleans. Did you fall in love with the place as soon as you moved, or did it take some time?
Elizabeth: Ha! Actually, you have it backwards: I was born in New Orleans and spent my first four years there before my family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota. I love Minnesota! I live in Illinois right now, but I hope to move back to Minnesota and family soon. Also? I love snowstorms. ;-)
Lexi: Another snow lover! There are not many of us out there. Quite the difference in locals, but it serves for good life experiences...or reference for future books! I hope you have plenty of future books planned, I can’t get enough of your writing. So do tell, any new series in the works? Or additional releases for the Maiden Lane series?
Elizabeth: Well, my next book, Duke of Midnight will be out this October. It features Maximus Batten, the Duke of Wakefield and Artemis Greaves.
I do have several more Maiden Lane books that I’d like to write (readers may’ve noticed some dangling threads…) but I’m up for contract right now so much depends on that. ;-)
Lexi: I will cross my fingers for you.
Now that you have a ‘real job’ of writing, do you stick to a schedule? I see that you are pretty consistent with your releases, more than one a year. That, sounds like a lot of work.
Elizabeth: I’m not nearly as disciplined as I’d like to be. Usually I write in the mornings, often at a coffee shop with my good friend, Jade Lee. But, sadly, I sometimes have to hide myself away at a motel to finish the book when I’m on deadline.
Lexi: If I were a historical romance writer and had gorgeous covers like you do, I would have the pictures framed and hang them in my writing space. Do you have any of the artwork for your covers?
Elizabeth: Oh, I’d love to! I did frame my early coverflats, but after I remodeled my office they somehow got lost. Now I just have the books.
Lexi: I guess you can count lost framed coverflats and first editions of your books. :) Speaking of first editions, I need to get a copy of Lord of Darkness! We finally get the story of the Ghost of St. Giles! Were you excited for this one as well?
Elizabeth: Oh, yes. Megs, the heroine of Lord of Darkness, is one of my favorite characters—she was such a joy to write. And Godric, who is a bit dark and moody, is her perfect opposite. Their romance actually turned out to be quite sweet and rather touching, I thought.
Lexi: A huge thank you for stopping by today Elizabeth. It was so much fun throwing some questions at you. I can’t wait to check out Lord of Darkness, congrats on the release!
Elizabeth: Thank you for having me on Reading Between the Wines! Readers can learn more about my Maiden Lane series and Lord of Darkness at:
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