of the Month
Secret Quill is pround to present this months author:
Heater Boyd, author of The Hunt Club Chronicles, The Distinguished
Rogues, and other Regency stories.
Regency can never be too hot!
Heather Boyd is the author of erotic romance with an historical bent.
A fan of regency England settings, she writes m/f and m/m stories
that push the boundaries of propriety and even break the laws of that
Brimming with new ideas, she frequently wishes she could type as fast
as she can conjure up new storylines. Heather lives with her testosterone-fuelled
family north of Sydney.
Her published work include:
The Distinguished Rogues (Chills, Broken & Charity), The Hunt
Club Chronicles (Almost an Equal, Barely a Master & Hardly a Stranger)
and short erotic romance One Wicked Night, In the Widow's Bed, Love
Me Tender, Wicked Mourning and The Almack’s Alternative.
1.) Why do you write 19th century erotica and romance?
I write 19c romance because I fell in love with reading historical
romance initially and started dreaming up my own storylines. However,
I always liked the hotter books so my writing style--tending toward
erotica--developed from there.
2.) Are you left or right-handed?
Right handed. For everything.
3.) Where do you write?
All over the house, actually. LOL. I have a work desk that I sit
at most of the time, but I like to vary where I write to avoid boredom
and stay comfortable. If it’s a cold day, you might find me
tucked up in bed with a laptop. On a hot day, I’m in the coolest
room in the house. I can even write on the go now I have an iPad.
4.) What is the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, I could tell you, but then I’d have to dispose of the
body. Very messy. LOL. It was… a BADLY written fantasy. For
about a minute, I thought I could be the next Katharine Kerr (author
of the fabulous Deverry Series) but I came to my senses. I do much
better with romance.
5.) How do you conduct your background research for your novels?
Research is ongoing. I research specifics for the story I’m
about to work on but often find good information that isn’t
relevant right then. Google books is a wonderful resource for the
budget conscious historical author. You simply can’t buy every
primary resource book that you’d like so getting the digital
version is fast and pocket friendly. I read a lot of them via iPad’s
Coffee or tea?
I mainline both.
7.) What inspires you to write?
The better question would be what doesn’t. I’m very
lucky so far. Story ideas are plentiful (and equally distracting).
I had a new one over the Christmas weekend actually, when I should
have been taking a writing break. That’s sort of how it goes
for me. I stop working and a new idea springs up. This new one doesn’t
fit with anything I have mapped out for the next six months so it’s
going into the ‘when I have time’ folder.
8.) What is your favourite music?
I have pretty broad tastes. I listen to classical, rock, lots of
instrumental tracks (often from movie soundtracks), and contemporary
when writing. If there are lyrics, they have to be interesting.
9.) Which are your favourite authors in the Victorian
/ Regency genre?
10.) What are you writing about right now and
when can we expect the next book release?
Tough question. All of them! LOL. Sabrina Jeffries, Olivia Parker,
Lavina Kent, Ava March, or take a peek at my Goodreads book list
for more. I only put my keeper shelf books in there.
I am currently finishing up my next release, Engaging the Enemy, due
out on Valentines Day, 2012. My last, The Almack’s Alternative,
is a collection of short erotic stories that would make a patroness
Don't miss "The Almack's Alternative" by
Heather Boyd available on Amazon!
See all her books!
Read more about Heather Boyd!
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