Her Banished Knight’s Redemption

A lady’s need for protection 
A knight’s chance for redemption

Exiled Knight William Geraint answers only to himself. Yet, a mission to find and reunite lost heiress Lady Isabel de Clancey with her family is Will’s chance to finally atone for the torment of his past. With every rushed mile, their intense attraction becomes dangerously thrilling. He swore to protect Isabel not seduce her, but their desire for each other could threaten the redemption he’s worked so hard to achieve…

 Purchase Links

Author Q&A
1.       What is the first book that made you cry?
It’s not that hard for me to start crying when I’m either reading or watching a film but the first would have to be; The Diary of a young girl by Anne Frank which had me weeping by the end.

2.       How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
I’m still quite new to writing but so far I would say that it takes between 4- 4.5 months to write the 75,000 word books I write for Harlequin Historicals.

3.       How do you select the names of your characters?
It takes me a long time to come up with the right names that would be appropriate to the medieval era. I look through people who existed at that time and even look to where names come from in the hope that it’s as authentic as possible.|

4.       What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Ooh good question. It would have to be a horse because whilst they’re strong and protective, they’re also loyal, friendly and dependable.

5.       What are your top 5 favorite movies?
Only five! Don’t do this to me, Jasmine.
It would have to be 1. Some like it Hot 2. The Godfather 3. Grease 4. Roman Holiday & 5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I know that I’ve missed out loads of others that I absolutely love and no doubt think of them later!

6.       What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
I would love to live in the world of Outlander and meet the very gorgeous Jamie Fraser and the equally lovely, Claire Fraser. Otherwise, I’d go back to school at Hogwarts and learn divinations and potions. Riding on a broom looks like a lot of fun too.

7.       What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I do sometimes talk to my characters and think of them as real people. Madness, I know but there you go!

8.       Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Don’t give up! It’s so easy to throw the towel in when things go wrong but if you want to become a writer, then keep going. Keep reading the kind of books you want to write, keep learning and then do it. Write that book.

9.       What book do you wish you had written?
That is difficult to answer as there are so many amazing books but if there’s only one to choose than I’d have to say; Katherine by Anya Seton. It’s such a beautifully written historical romance.

10.   If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
I’d say a dog. We recently got a gorgeous cocker spaniel called Mr. Darcy (I know) and he’s just lovely.

11.   If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
Ancient Persia and visit Persepolis. Even from the ruins we have left today, the site looks utterly breathtaking and magnificent. I would love to sample what it was really like in its heyday.

12.   What is your favorite genre to read?
Easy-historical romance. There’s such a wide range of amazing time-lines to dive into. From medieval, to the Vikings, to Regency England and the Victorians. As well as everything in between and even a little after!


Author Bio –

Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, palaces and all things historical.
Melissa is the WINNER of The Romantic Novelist Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight -  Book 1 Notorious Knights.

Social Media Links – twitter- @melissaoauthor   Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/melissaoliverauthor/