When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.
Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.
Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
Take a peek behind the scenes with Pauline!
Thanks for hosting me on your blog and giving me this opportunity to take you behind the scenes on this collaboration between myself and romance author, Melissa Turner Lee. So many people wonder how a joint effort between two authors work, and whether, like any other relationship – if there were problems, pros, and cons.
Luckily, the two of us work very well together. We respect each other’s opinions and are not so stubborn that we are unwilling to compromise. But the part about us that we believe has made Armored Hearts a better novel than it would have been for one of us alone, is that we are so very different as authors.
Melissa is a paranormal romance author – and I am a dark/horror/thriller author. We both brought to this piece of work our yin and yang. The sweet side is all Melissa while the death and destruction can be blamed on me. The book is soft on the steampunk, however, as our goal in writing AH has always been to introduce the genre to readers who may otherwise not have read a book within it.
Because of this, our book is hard to categorize, and seems to be one of the most appealing romance novels for men that I’ve ever known, though they weren’t our target audience when we first sat down at the computer to write! As one reviewer put it, “Not only do they have a “good” and a “bad” faction of faeries, but the good faction are not quite the Tinkerbell of Disney either. To be exact, they are ruthless killing machines that destroy evil without a second glance, and use torture and assassination if need be to protect innocents. Think of them as the Fae versions of Jack Bauer from 24…If one wants a more complex and subtle picture, this is what Armored Hearts is.”
About the Authors:
Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.
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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
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I love the dresses. Corsets and hats! Love them!
Thanks so much for letting us visit your awesome blog 🙂
I think the best thing about Steampunk is that it encourages so much imagination. It’s all so fun!
My favorite thing about steampunk is the sense of wonder! The desire to know how everything works, to build, to create…so fascinating. And I love the clothes too!