Interview with Elizabeth Hoyt – & giveaway!

Elizabeth HoytLast month I read my first Elizabeth Hoyt novel – Wicked Intentions – and I couldn’t put it down. When I finished, I immediately started reading her latest release, Thief of Shadows, and that cemented Elizabeth Hoyt’s status as an auto-buy author for me.

She writes darkly sensuous historical romance, and I’m so honored to welcome her here today! Welcome, Elizabeth!

1. Your books are set in my favorite time period—18th century London, a time of incredible poverty and social tragedies but also a time when a sense of charity began to flourish. What draws you to write about that period?

Well, the social issues you mention, as well as the intellectual innovations that were going on. Science, agricultural invention, philosophy—all were suddenly blossoming in England and Europe. Plus London itself was booming—people were coming to London from all over the world, which just made worse all the overcrowding and social issues. It was a time of great vitality.

Wicked Intentions2. Your heroes tend to have a physical trait that is unusual to see in romance—such as Lord Caire’s long silver hair in Wicked Intentions. Your heroines seem to fixate on these traits, possibly being a little turned off or disturbed at first until their love for the hero grows. How do you choose the unusual traits your heroes will have, and what role do they play in the story?

Uh…they kind of come to me? 😉 Honestly I’ve never had this question before, but I suppose the physical traits could be an external cue for the internal part of the hero that the heroine eventually comes to love…if that makes any sense. 😉

3. When you were a child, you traveled extensively through the UK and Europe, and you spent a year in Japan as a student. Did those experiences spark your imagination?

Of course. The one thing that travel teaches you (hopefully) is that there’s more than one way to live, more than one way to think, and that there’s more than one way of being “right.” Once you realize that, the world opens up and there’s lots more possibilities.

4. I can certainly relate to that. Now, as a big contemporary romance fan, I was excited to see you have also written contemporaries under the name Julia Harper. Will you have any more Julia Harper novels coming out in the future?

Probably not. I love writing the Julia Harper books—it’s a lovely break from historicals and they’re just fun to write—but the Elizabeth Hoyt books make a whole lot more money. 😉

5. What was the last novel you read that you couldn’t put down?

Jo Nesbo’s THE SNOWMAN

Giveaway!

Elizabeth is giving away one copy of her latest release, Thief of Shadows, to a very lucky reader. Leave a comment for your chance to win. I’ll randomly select someone on Tuesday July 17th.

Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt

Thief of ShadowsA MASKED MAN . . .
Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he’s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles—protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .
Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she’s asked to tutor the Home’s dour manager in the ways of society—flirtation, double entendres, and scandalous liaisons—Isabel can’t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar—and his lips so tempting.

A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY
During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything—the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.

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By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.

53 comments

  1. Elizabeth Hoyt is an auto-buy for me, too. I have been looking forward to reading “Thief of Shadows” for what feels like a long time! Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I’ve read every book of your’s in the “Maiden Lane” series, and have loved every single one of them. I love the way that you transport the reader back to another time and place, and make us feel that we’re actually part of the story. I’ve been patiently waiting for Winter’s story, and just know that I will love it. Your books hold me spell bound from the first page right upto the “happy ever after”.

    I have to hand it to the art department on this spectacular cover and colors they have used.

    Thank you for the enjoyment that you bring us, and thank you for this great opportunity. 🙂

  3. Yes congratulations Elizabeth Hoyt on your your new release…….and i would love to win a copy of your book…’Thief of Shadows’…….

  4. Congrats on the new book! It sounds like it is another great one and I would love to win a copy of it. I love your gothic historicals 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Hoyt is nothing short of brilliant. Two of my most cherished favourites of hers are ”
    ‘The Raven Prince’ and ‘Wicked Intentions.’ (Though I love every book of hers!) 😉 I absolutely cannot wait to read TOS!!

  6. I really enjoy reading interviews with ‘my’ authors and to see what makes them tick. Looking forward to this book.

  7. I felt exactly the same way after reading “Wicked Intentions”. I thought to myself, she’s a keeper! I got half way through the second book and learned I had to move cross-country. My books were put into storage and I haven’t got to read the rest. I can’t wait to finish the second one and then read Winter’s story, plus the newest one.

  8. Great interview. I love historical romances that are set in England. I’ve been there a few times, but I never really got to explore England like I would have loved to.
    I recently bought Wicked Intentions myself, though I’ve not had the chance to read it just yet! Looking forward to it though. 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! And congratulations on your latest release.

  9. Are you going to make these available for Kindle Users? I would really love to have them all on my kindle.

  10. When I read The Raven Prince I became a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt! I reaaally love it!!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Please count me in if is international! 🙂

  11. I like what little I read of Isabel in the last book so looking forward to reading her own book! Can’t wait to read this one!

  12. Winter’s the Ghost?!! I have to admit reading the 1st bk in the series I’d never hv thought him to be hero material. Can’t wait to see how Elizabeth writes his story. Pls pick me!

    My fav Elizabeth Holt book is still The Raven Prince. I loved the dog!

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE Elizabeth Hoyt! I started with the Four Soldiers series then read the first Maiden Lane books. What a great storyteller!

  14. great interview and the book sound very interesting to me and would love to read it…thanks for chance to win a copy….

  15. The book was fantastic! My favorite Maiden Lane story yet!!!! I am really hoping she does Asa’s story!

  16. I love Elizabeth’s stories, and I especially appreciate that they are set in the Georgian era. I didn’t know that she wrote contemporaries. I’ll have to look those up!

  17. Hi Kat and Elizabeth! I have never had the pleasure of reading a book written by you, Elizabeth, but Thief of Shadows sounds really good.

  18. I have read all of Elizabeth’s backlist. The Leopard Prince and To Seduce A Sinner are just a couple of my favorites of all time. I want to read the latest!

  19. I love your Maiden Lane series. Charming Mickey is so far my favorite hero and I liked Lord Griffing (?) too.

  20. I love your interviews. And it’s about time you picked up a EH book! 🙂 She’s been one of my go to for ages. I have yet to read a bad book by her. Amelia Grey and Danelle Harmon is the same way.

  21. So love Elizabeth’s stories. Just can’t wait to get my hands on the new one, on my list. Cheers, Elizabeth! Thanks for the great interview, Kat.

  22. This makes me want to re-read all the previous books and of course I can’t wait to read this newest!

  23. I’ve been an Elizabeth Hoyt fan ever since I picked up The Serpent Prince in an air port bookstore – that book got me through the roughest flight of my life! I’d love to win a copy of THIEF OF SHADOWS.

    -Bonnie

  24. Congrats on the new release! I read a preview of it and I loved it! Winter Makepeace is my favorite type of hero 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    yiliang0124(at)hotmail.com

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