Happy Release Day to Kerrigan Byrne!
The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne.
They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster.
Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him…more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity…
A marriage most convenient
Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own…
About Kerrigan Byrne
Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.
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Interview with Kerrigan Byrne
1. If you had to describe this book in three words, what would it be?
Rapid fire romance.
2. If you could describe the main characters Gavin and Samantha’s relationship in 3 words, what would they be?
Passionate. Contentious. Forgiving.
3. Who is your favorite character in this story and why?
I’d say I had two favorite characters! Locryn and Calybrid, the two old cowhands
who can’t live with or without each other. Their relationship provided me with
many much-needed giggles in a sometimes-dark story.
4. What (if any) research did you have to do for this novel? What was your favorite piece of research you did for this novel?
I’d say for The Scot Beds His Wife, my favorite research was for Samantha
because, while I’ve done extensive research on the UK for other stories, I know
very little about cattle ranching, cowgirls, or shooting pistols! It was the most fun
I’d had in a while and was an interesting change of pace.
5. Similar to your other series the Victorian Rebels Series as a whole has seen great
reviews. What do you think appeals most to the readers?
I’m so grateful to have been blessed with incredible fans and readers who have
often become friends. I would say that not only do we women love to fall for a
tortured hero, but we also like to read about other women who share the same
hardships and triumphs that we do. I like to write about women who are
employed, who know adversity, and work hard for their successes, they are both
wise, capable, flawed, and feminine. These ladies can fight their own demons and
those of the men they love. They are not damsels who need to be saved by their
heroes. They become partners who save each other. To me, that is true romance.
6. Your books tend to be a little darker than the usual historical romance. What is about writing about these characters that draws you in?
Life has its darker moments for all of us. I think sometimes people go through
darkness and feel that they are ruined by it. I like to write about people who go
through that darkness, and are redeemed from it. Made stronger by it. It gives me
hope to write about it, I hope it give hope to others to read about it, as well.
7. What did you have the most fun with while writing THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE?
I had the most fun using Samantha to humble a Scot as arrogant and handsome as
Gavin. I loved that she had a wit just as scathing and a mouth just a foul as his.
She refuses to be impressed by him, and that only makes him try harder to get
everything he wants.
8. We’d love to hear more about you! Give us 3 “good to know” facts about you?
a. I am a video game nerd. On my days off, I love to play Assassin’s Creed, Tomb
Raider, Uncharted, Horizon: Zero Dawn, etc. It’s what I call “active rest,” where
my mind is resting but my hands are active.
b. I’m pretty much prejudiced against all things “80’s.” I’m not a fan of the music,
the dress, or the pop culture. Though I’m a child of the 90’s, my husband and
friends are mostly children of the 80’s and we have many spirited debates!
c. I’m only second-generation American, and I’d always been told my family is
from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. However, I’ve recently taken a DNA test, and
found out I’m 50% Scandanavian and only 30% Irish. I’m mostly a Danish and
9. What drew you to historical romance in the first place?
I started pilfering my grandma’s harlequins back when I was too young to be
reading them, and I enjoyed the contemporaries enormously. However, the
moment I picked up my first Victoria Holt novel, I was lost to the romance of the
10. Are there any books or authors that have really influenced you and made you want to write? What about those authors inspired or influenced you?
There are more authors than I can name who’ve influenced and inspired me, but
I’d say that I rely heavily on Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic when I need
inspiration to write. It reminds me to make my own art, to rely on the magic of
story. The necessity of in my life and the lives of others. I do always love to read
Christopher Moore, Lisa Kleypas, Lindsay Faye, and Rhys Bowen.
11. Have you read anything lately that you loved?
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