What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or an historic person?
May I introduce Thomas Roscommon, known to his mismatched band of bushrangers as Captain Tom. And he is absolutely not fictional - in my mind!
When and where is the story set?
In my backyard, along The Great North Road, Payne's Crossing, Wollombi, St Albans, Windsor and finally Sydney in 1846 - not much has changed around here since then!
(This is a photograph of The Great North Road today! Courtesy Convict Footprints.)
What should we know about your character?
He has a secret, of which he is not proud.
What is the main conflict he must face?
A decision. Hand over the woman he is holding ransom to her drunken, colonial upstart of a father or face his past.
What is the personal goal of this character?
Ensure no one else pays for his sins, and win his captive.
I should also add that LILY'S LEAP tells the backstory of some of the secondary characters from MATILDA'S FREEDOM.
Everywhere good ebooks are sold!
It is up for pre-order at the moment on Amazon and iTunes (only $0.99cents if you're an Aussie!) and it releases on July 1st! Here are my author pages!
Amazon | Itunes | Kobo
For the other retailers, visit the Escape Publishing site.
LILY'S LEAP is also be available on NetGalley if you'd like to read and review.
ABOUT LILY'S LEAP
From Escape's Queen of Australian historical romance comes a new story about a privileged member of Australian's squattocracy, a bushranger, and a very special horse.
Born into the rough, but privileged society of the Australian colonial landowners, Lilibeth Dungarven finds herself married, widowed, and, much to her distress, back under her father’s thumb, all before her twenty-first birthday. Determined not to forgo her dream of breeding the perfect racehorse, Lilibeth ignores propriety and sets out to restore the family’s flagging fortunes.
When Captain Tom and his mismatched band of bushrangers stumble across a mob of the best horses they’ve ever seen, and the daughter of the famed Dungarven horse stud, they know their fortunes have changed. Their catch is worth a king’s ransom. All they have to do is hold her for seven days. How hard can it be to control the pampered daughter of a colonial upstart?
I'm passing this blog onto three brilliant authors who write wonderful historical novels...
Joanna Lloyd (Australian and other)
Eva Scott (Roman/Ancient World)
Susana Ellis (Regency)