It seems as though I've been gone forever, and I have by the looks of this blog. Where has the time gone? Summer just flew by, and I was home, just writing. I thought I should drop by the manor and do a bit of dusting. I'm sure cobwebs and spiders, and other frightening things are lurking in the curtains!
So, it's fall, and my favourite time of year. I love being able to wear a sweater outside, and to smell the crisp air and see the leaves change. I love the autumn skies as a storm begins to form. So it's no wonder then that I have set my first mainstream, mass market historical trilogy in the autumn.
I've never written a book set in the fall. Addicted took place in Winter, Sinful, in the Spring, and Lust takes place during that 'lusty' time of Beltane (May 1) But the first book in The House of Orpheous trilogy, entitled Seduction and Scandal is set in October. And I must admit, I'm loving writing it. The atmosphere is dark and gothic. The clothing so cool and fun to write--cloaks and heavy gowns...rippling lace and the gentle cascade of falling leaves upon half boots. It's my kind of book!
So, while I've not been gone over the summer I have been--arm chair research to the North Yorkshire Moors and its coast. The coastal town of Whitby has taken hold of me, and as this series is set in the Victorian period (1870's) there is a great deal of the gothic occult that is being filtered through.
My husband, daughter and I will be travelling to North Yorkshire next May, where I hope to be inspired for a new series. And you can bet that the first sign of a storm, we'll be heading to Whitby to see the ruined abbey--the very same one that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula.
Soon, I hope to have something special on my website about this trilogy. But sooner than that, I'll be putting out a newsletter with all my news, and upcoming treats.
I hope all is well with you, and that fall brings you peace, joy, and comfort. There is nothing more luring than the thought of a quiet afternoon on the couch with book in hand, and a warm blanket....
I hope you enjoy the inspiring pictures of Yorkshire and Whitby. Come back for an intriguing glimpse of Lord Black, the mysterious, worldly hero in Seduction and Scandal.