Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed the king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.
A quest for love . . .
Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father.
A quest for truth . . .
The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present. Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth – and the terrible lies – be revealed about . . .
A Knight’s Vengeance.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
When writing historical romances, I think it’s important to get the details right: what people ate, how they dressed, what the interiors of castles and taverns and other buildings would have been like. This makes the story more real to readers, and that’s one of the reasons people enjoy historical romances: they’re swept back to another time.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep writing! Write every day, if possible, even if it’s hard to get the words to flow. You can always go back and revise what you have written and make it stronger. That’s not to say writing a novel is easy; it’s not. Each story is unique and will present its own challenges. However, there’s nothing more rewarding than reaching “The End”–or having a reader devour your story and say “I loved it!”
Award-winning author Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press’s Sapphire Jewel Imprint. Dance of Desire won two Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur’s 2006 Reader-Writers’ Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.
Her other medieval romances have also garnered accolades. Among them, My Lady’s Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Knight’s Reward was a 2008 National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist.
Catherine also writes contemporary romances under the pseudonym Cate Lord. When not writing, Catherine enjoys cooking, baking, browsing antique shops, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. Busy working on her next novel, she lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled rescue kitties.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always loved history, especially that of the Middle Ages. I’ve visited castles, seen the magnificent armor, jewelry, and textiles created by people of this era, and was inspired to create my own medieval cast of characters and write about them. There’s nothing more exciting than writing about knights in armor and damsels who aren’t afraid to fight for what they believe in, especially true love.