AUSSIE MONTH with Sasha Cottman
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I fell into romance writing about 5 years ago and have been loving it ever since.
Tell us about An Unsuitable Match and what inspired the story:
An Unsuitable Match is the latest in my Duke of Strathmore series. This is the second book in the Duke of Strathmore series, but is a standalone title. The idea of not accepting what others have defined as being your lot in life was the inspiration for this book. Both my hero and heroine have to make major changes in the paths they are currently travelling to find happiness.
What are you reading right now?
I have just finished reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon and have The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett on my desk.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
To live and work in London for a year.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
I have dual nationality being English and Australian. The best part of being an Aussie is the ‘never say die’ attitude of this country. We punch above our weight in pretty much everything.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
The romance genre is the biggest part of the book market and covers a huge number of books which vary from Regency historical to shapeshifters and romantic suspense. There is a book for any reader in the genre.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
I am currently working on edits for book 3 of the Duke of Strathmore series, which hopefully will be released in the first half of 2015.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
I was a Romantic Book of the Year finalist for my first novel, Letter from a Rake.
I was also fortunate enough to be nominated 4 times for the AusRomToday awards, which was truly amazing.
An Unsuitable Match
The Favourite Heiress…
Once engaged to the future Duke of Strathmore, the beautiful Lady Clarice Langham now finds herself in the humiliating position of celebrating his marriage – to another woman. As a result of the scandal, it seems her reign as London’s most eligible debutante has come to an end. But things begin to look up when handsome and charming rake David Radley makes it clear that, at least as far as he’s concerned, she’s still the catch of the season.
The Illegitimate Son…
The eldest son of the Duke of Strathmore, David Radley has been raised alongside his father’s legitimate children. But while he is generally received as part of the family, not everyone thinks he should be, and especially not Clarice’s father, the Earl of Langham, who forbids her from having anything to do with him.
An Unsuitable Match…
David’s been in love with Clarice for years, and it isn’t long before the attraction between them develops into something deeper. Yet he senses Clarice is hiding something and until she reveals her secret, she won’t be free to follow her heart. Despite everything, David will not give up on Clarice, not even when another seems set to claim her…