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The Viscount's Convenient Bride by Josie Bonham - Book Tour

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The Viscount’s Convenient Bride

Luke, Viscount Enstone’s, resolve to avoid a love match is tested to its limit when he accepts responsibility for the Davenport family.

Luke has found it hard to sort out his late father’s affairs. A dishonest secretary and ailing land agent have left the family estates in disorder. With new people in place, he sets off to one of his smaller properties to discover the extent of an obligation that seems out of keeping with the cold-hearted father he remembers. Who is the young woman living at Shepley Hall and what was her connection to his father?

 Miss Kitty Davenport has waited for a long time to find out if the new Viscount Enstone will continue the support his father gave to her family and her patience is wearing thin. Will he carry on paying for her young brother’s education and even assist him in finding a career? For herself, all she needs is help to find a suitable position as a companion and to escape from the unwanted attentions of a persistent suitor.

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Author Q&A
1.       What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
I suspect I’m at one with every author I know in saying self-doubt. You are too close to your work to evaluate it in the same way that you would with other novels.

2.       If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Pick one story and finish it. The encouragement of my sister and niece followed by the discipline of bagging a place on the Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writing Scheme helped me do that, eventually.

3.       Favorite childhood memory involving books?
I can still remember the sense of anticipation I felt on my way home from the library with a bagful of books.

4.       Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
Not that I can remember but I was an incredible bookworm. I regularly read six library books a week on top of schoolwork.

5.       What is your most unusual writing quirk?
Probably not unusual amongst writers, but I have been known to get up in the middle of the night to write down something I don’t want to forget.

6.       If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Our cat is an incredible little character so it has to be a cat for me.

7.       What is the first book that made you cry?
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It did have a happy ending though.

8.       How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
Is a book ever finished? Seriously it probably takes me a couple of months or so to finish a first draft and another month at least to edit it. I find each book is different so this can vary.

9.        What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
I think it must be the horse. People relied on horses for transport in the Regency era but even so I seem to mention them a lot.

10.    What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Elizabeth Bennett. I’m sure she would be great fun.

11.   Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Have the confidence to take your writing seriously. If you are writing romance try and get a place on the Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writers Scheme. Knowing someone is waiting to read your manuscript is a great discipline. Plus, you will find wonderful friendship and support.

12.   What is your favorite genre to read?
I love both historical and contemporary romance and crime, especially cosy crime. My favourite is probably historical romance but it can vary. I have phases of reading one particular type of story and then switch to another.

Author Bio
Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight.

Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result.

There is more information on her website at 

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