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Monday, March 2, 2015

The Author's Den - Louise Lyndon

I'd like to welcome author, Louise Lyndon to The Author's Den today!
Let's get to know a little about Louise and her title Of Love and Vengeance.

     Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her nephews survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for so many deaths. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves. But will Laila really let Aymon die once she learns the truth?
     A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret?

     Laila heard them long before she saw them. Their angry, frenzied shouts and thunderous roars filled her ears. With her hands tied securely behind her, she was dragged up the lane toward Tyburn Gallows, where she was to be hanged for a crime she did not commit. The mob sounded blood thirsty. Large. Frightening.
     There was no sign of Aymon. Or Hugh. Had they left her alone to die?
     Her chin trembled and her nails dug into her palms.
     She suddenly fell to her knees and screamed until she tasted blood at the back of her throat. She kicked out and tried to crawl free as her hair was almost torn from the roots as she was pulled up and shoved along the lane.
     Her eyes burned with her tears.
     “I am innocent!” Laila screamed.
     They came around a corner, and that’s when she saw them. There must have been a least two thousand men, women, and children, hungry for her blood. And when they saw her, they erupted into a wild fever of roars and cries for a slow and painful death. Their thirst had been piqued, and now it must be sated.
     Laila was shoved into the center of the clearing.
     She glanced wildly around in a desperate search for Aymon’s towering, bulky frame. She could not see him.
     But what she could see was the Tyburn Tree. The gallows she was to be hanged from. The executioner, hooded, stood beside the tree as he waited patiently for her. Laila’s mouth suddenly went dry.

Review Quote: "Fans of Medieval England, romance novels, and historical fiction, would enjoy this well-written book." ~ Maria, The BookHostage

Author Bio:
Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne. In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love and Vengeance. On December 19, 2014, Louise's debut novel, Of Love and Vengeance, a historical romance set in medieval England at the time of the Norman invasion, went on world wide release. It is published by The Wild Rose Press. On January 1, 2015, Of Love and Vengeance, hit the paid best seller list on Amazon UK. Louise is currently working on her second novel. When not writing, Louise can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls!

Contact Links:
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An Interview with Louise
Please share an enticing tag line of your current work with us.
He is her enemy. She is his wife. But will she really let him die once she learns the truth?

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters?
While writing, Of Love and Vengeance, I had pictures of Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart surrounding me as inspiration for Lord Aymon and Lady Laila. So, if ever Of Love and Vengeance was made into a film those two would have to be the characters. And of course I would have to insist on watching Chris Hemsworth in action – you know, for quality assurance purposes.

How do you come up with the titles of your books?
I have to admit I am completely useless at titles. I come up with rubbish ones and are then asked to change them! It’s through trial and error – taking a word from here and there.

What does your writing space look like?
Actually, at the moment it’s my local library. I’ve taken to writing there after work so I avoid distractions like Dr Phil!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I am a bit of a movie and TV addict. I do like to veg out and catch up on the latest series. I’ve just finished watching, The Imitation Game – it’s a brilliant movie. Loved it. And the other day I watched, American Sniper. Even after almost a week I’m still thinking about that movie. I really enjoyed it.

What is your favourite color?

What is your favourite pleasure food?
Ice cream – Connoisseur Cookie’s and Cream flavor.

What is your favourite season?

What is your favourite television show?
At the moment it’s, How To Get Away With Murder. But I’m re-watching, Without A Trace, which I’m loving. To be fair, it changes on a weekly basis. 

What is your favourite movie?
Silver Linings Playbook.

Who is your favourite actor?
Bradley Cooper. Not just because he’s good looking – I loved him in the Hangover movies – but I think he’s really proven himself as an actor. He was fantastic in Silver Linings Playbook, and I thought he was brilliant in American Sniper. I’m hoping he’ll get an Academy Award for his performance, but after seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in, Imitation Game, I don’t think it’s Mr Cooper’s year this year.

What is your favourite song?
California Dreaming.

What is your favourite comfort clothing attire?
T-shirt and track pants! There is nothing more comfortable.

What books might we find on your bedside table?
Rules of Protection by Alison Bliss Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Mercy of the Moon (Rhythm of the Moon) by Jennifer Taylor

Describe yourself in three words.
Loud, Messy, Caring

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  1. Louise, thank you for visiting today. I agree with you on Bradley Cooper, and T-shirts and track pants...or Bradley in T-shirt and track pants, lol! Enjoyed reading your book!

  2. Hey Darlene. Thank you so much for hosting me today! It's so great to be here! And I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Of Love And Vengeance!

  3. Hey Darlene. Thank you so much for hosting me today! It's so great to be here! And I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Of Love And Vengeance!