Valentine’s Day #OzRomance showcase: Suzi Love
Tell us a little about your book:
Embracing Scandal is an historical romance and the first in my Scandalous Siblings Series about three sisters and their two brothers who are all scientifically minded. Becca, the eldest, secretly invests in railway shares to solve her family’s financial problems.
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
Valentine’s Day means a for romance and remembering people we love.
Favourite Valentine’s Day memory?
Trying to explain to people in developing countries (tropical) the meaning of Valentine’s Day and that there is a history behind it. That it’s about love and romance, rather than an overabundance of red hearts and crazy people buying and gifting boxes of melted chocolates.
Best ever Valentine’s Day gift you’ve given or received?
My friend’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day and our business was floral wholesaling, so for her special birthday (I won’t mention how many years) I gave her a bunch of giant red paper roses.
What’s the appeal of the romance genre for you as a writer? As a reader?
Romance, stories of love, and happy ever afters are uplifting to write and, hopefully, give readers hours of enjoyment and lovely memories. To counteract the monotonous parts of our everyday lives, everyone needs moments of fun and pleasure, so romance stories let us escape reality and go to happier places.
Find Suzi online:
After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.
The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate—and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.
But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?
Thanks for having me join your Valentine’s Day conversations and hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.
I agree with you, Suzi…romance stories help us escape to a happier place for a while…thanks for the interview, and Happy Valentine’s Day!