Hi Delilah and company. I’m Heather Boyd and I’m bringing the heat. Do you feel that? That’s the burn of a 40C (104F) day. I’m here in Australia wishing just a little bit of the northern cold would blow my way so I can think clearly. Unfortunately, I’ve got months left of this sort of weather so rather than dwell on what I can’t have –snow- I’ll talk about my work instead.
My Latest Release, Never a Gentleman, is a gay romance set in regency era England and came out earlier this month. I used to joke that I read romance novels not for the girl but only for the hero. Perhaps it’s a reflection of the life I lead. I am the only female in a house full of loud boys (I’m including my hubby in that description without malice). Even my rescued cat is male, or would be if someone hadn’t sent him to the vet.
So my life is very boy-centric, something I balance in my work by writing gay regency historical romance stories alongside my other more traditional pairings. In Never a Gentleman, my two characters are not quite as upfront about their lives as they could be.
Double the Hero. Double the Danger
Victor Knight has never been able to juggle his work and love life to anyone’s satisfaction. A hardworking investment banker in London, he’s obsessed with maintaining his clients’ privacy and profits, and cannot understand why those same clients are withdrawing funds when he’s making them a good profit. When a dull evening supper at the Hunt Club ends in a blunt invitation to have sex with the Earl of Beecroft, he welcomes the distraction on the proviso they never discuss his business affairs.
Daniel Wellham, the Earl of Beecroft, has long admired Victor Knight. He even understands and admires the banker’s preoccupation with work. Their night together is everything he hoped it would be and while he longs for permanence, his secret life as a spy means he can never reveal too much of his own history. Unfortunately, when he realizes that all is not right in Victor’s life, those promises he made to keep his nose out of the banker’s business means he cannot offer to help or explain that his latest mission might take him away forever. How can love and trust be possible when duty and responsibility prevent total honesty?
What I love about my heroes…
Smart – They have brains and the ability to use them wisely.
Lusty – I write sizzling regency romance so a lusty, action orientated man is a given.
Regardless of the hero’s approach to finding the love of their life, I want a man who is not afraid to ask for what he wants and stick to his guns until he gets it.
My question for readers today: Do you read mm romance and what do you love most about the genre?
Author Bio: Bestselling author Heather Boyd writes sizzling regency historical romance that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. She has published over twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news at www.heather-boyd.com.