Today, I’m happy to introduce Andrea Downing, author of Lawless Love. She’s here to talk to us about her latest novel and she’s also sharing an excerpt! Before we get started with the interview, let’s have a look at the blurb for Lawless Love…
Lacey Everhart has carved out a tough existence in the wilds of 1880s Wyoming, working hard to build a secure life for herself and her younger brother, Luke. She will stop at nothing to protect what’s hers and keep them safe. Even if it means keeping a secret that could destroy their lives.
Marshal Dylan J. Kane is a man who considers everything as black and white, right or wrong. He’s never seen life any other way until he sets eyes on Lacey. Suddenly the straight and narrow that he’s followed has a few twists and turns. Loving Lacey offers the home life for which he hankers…but can he really love a woman who seems to be plain lawless?
Tricia: Tell us a little about yourself.
Tricia: When did you begin writing?
Tricia: Both your novels are based in the American West in the late 1800s. What is it about this time period that appeals to you?
Tricia: How much research goes into your novels? Do you enjoy this aspect of writing?
Tricia: Can you tell us about Lawless Love?
Tricia: How did you get the idea for the book?
Tricia: Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
Tricia: What projects are you currently working on?
Tricia: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
Thank you so very much for having me here today, Tricia. I greatly appreciate it!
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Lacey thought of fluttering her eyelashes, but it was such a silly thing to do. How could women act like that? She just looked up at the marshal and waited, the possibilities turning over in her mind, flitting through her head but never settling.
“You wanna tell me what really happened now so we can try to sort this matter? All I can do is promise I’ll do everything in my power to sort it for you, but I cain’t help you less’n you tell the truth. You tell me lies and make me look a dang fool, there’s nothin’ I can do. You understand that?”
Along with the tiniest nod, she clasped her hands together. She looked up at Dylan Kane and saw kindness in that face, a face she could so easily have loved had things been different. She could sense the heat radiating from his body and knew if she touched his chest, a strength would exist where his heart beat. If she ran her hand down his arms, she would find that same strength in his muscle. How she wanted those arms around her! All her life, it seemed, she had looked after herself, cared for her brother, struggled to make a home for the two of them. What would it have been like if Morgan had not…
“Lacey?” Dylan’s soft voice brought her back from her reveries. “You ready to tell the truth?” With one gentle finger, he lifted her chin so their gazes met for a moment before they each stepped back from the brink of something neither could control. “Lacey?” he repeated.
“Yes, I’m ready.”