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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Louise Cox - Book Blitz



Disarming the Wildest Warrior

1725, Williamsburg.

No more English tea parties with her father’s medical colleagues for Gilda Griffiths. She left those behind for the open Virginia plains and plans to leave the East Coast too before a violent figure from her past catches up with her. When Williamsburg bully, Emmett Lawson assaults an elderly Shawnee chief however Gilda feels compelled to use her medical background to nurse him, despite the vocal protests of his embittered yet devastatingly handsome son.

Blue Sky knows his destiny is written in blood. If his father dies it will fall to him to keep the Shawnee people alive and safe from the cruelty of the white settlers who slaughtered his mother. Nothing can distract him from his duty until Gilda hustles her way into his life. How can this woman penetrate the armour he spent so long constructing with a single glance? And why is he tortured by thoughts of making her his?

While Gilda and Blue Sky grapple with their forbidden attraction, the dark threat Gilda fears most moves ever closer across the Atlantic. Can Gilda and Blue Sky put their pasts behind them and ride together towards a future neither of them believed could be theirs?

10% of all profits from this book will be donated to the Native American Heritage Association on an annual basis.

Purchase Links

US - https://www.amazon.com/Disarming-Wildest-Warrior-historical-romance-ebook/dp/B087ZR3WDM

UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disarming-Wildest-Warrior-historical-romance-ebook/dp/B087ZR3WDM

Universal Link - https://books2read.com/u/4DgdzP


Author Q&A
1. What is the first book that made you cry?
It was probably The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. There's that really gut-punching chapter where Aslan is shaved of all his fur and sacrificed. I loved animals from a young age and the idea of a creature being treated like that (I didn't really get the Christian analogy back then) had me crying on and off for days afterwards. If I remember the insane sense of relief that washed over me when I realised Aslan wasn't really gone. Crikey, I'm tearing up now just thinking about it!

2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
A novel usually takes five months. A novella can be written in two. It's just basic maths really. If you write 15oo words 5 days a week that's 75000 words in five months or 30,000 words in two.

3. How do you select the names of your characters?
I like to research the meaning of a name. So I'll look for names that are a fit for that character's personality or can be used in an ironic sense. Sometimes, they literally just come to you and you know they sound good. Have some kind of musicality to them. But that's quite a rare gift after you've been writing for a while so usually it's about research.

4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Ladybirds follow me everywhere. And have for as long as I can remember. They show up in the most unexpected and unlikely places. So I think I'd offend the ladybird community if I didn't pick them.

5. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
You know, I could pick lots of really obvious choices, like who doesn't adore watching Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future? or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones? But I'm taking all those classics as a given. And this is my less-obvious list:

1. Grease 2 (yes, you read that right, the '2' is not a typo). 2. Die Hard. 3. Romancing the Stone 4. Empire Records 5. 13 Going on 30.

6. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Travel in search of the other 'last people on earth'. I'd never truly believe that on a planet this size I could be alone. And even if I was, the hope that I wasn't, and might find someone who believed themselves to be alone and be able to comfort them, would keep me alive.

7. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
The Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride.

8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Don't put pressure on yourself to create something of artistic brilliance  - especially on a first draft. Just trust yourself, write and see what comes out of the pen. The editing process can work wonders with something even half-decent. I do have a whole book about how to become a published writer. It's available free, here: https://payhip.com/b/94wX

9. What book do you wish you had written?
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. It's my favourite.

10. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
It's difficult to answer that because so many people had a terrible time of it in the past and witnessing discrimination and persecution is not something any of us would wish for. But if I were to focus only on the positives of an era, I'd probably choose to travel to the interwar period so 1920 - 1938. I feel like we hear a lot less about that time because of the, understandable, onus on 20th Century conflicts. And every inch of the earth's surface has yet to be mapped so there's still room for a bit of adventure.

10. What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical Romance. I just love all that old-fashioned romance and high adventure.


Author Bio –

Helen Cox is a Yorkshire-born novelist and poet. After completing her MA in creative writing at the University of York St. John Helen wrote for a range of publications, edited her own independent film magazine for five years and penned three non-fiction books. Her first two novels were published by HarperCollins in 2016. She currently lives by the sea in Sunderland where she writes poetry, romance novellas, and The Kitt Hartley series alongside hosting The Poetrygram podcast.

http://helencoxbooks.com

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