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I am so glad you could join us here at RomanceJunkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
Lord of Darkness is my latest book, in stores right now. Lady Margaret St. John travels to London determined to do two things: 1. Kill the Ghost of St. Giles, the accused murderer of her lover, and 2. Seduce the husband she hasn’t seen since their wedding day so she can have a much longed for baby. Her plans immediately go array, however, when she finds out that the Ghost of St. Giles is in fact…her husband.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
I guess I’ve never felt I had to be a writer—there are so many other interesting careers out there, and I didn’t actually start writing until I was thirty-five. But when I got my first advance check I knew I could make money as a writer and at that point there was no looking back.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
Someone famous has said to cut out all the boring bits in your book, but I can’t remember who.
Describe the “perfect” hero.
LOL! All my heroes have imperfections, so they don’t exactly fit the mould of a perfect hero. I’m interested in a man who is smart, has a high regard for family and his responsibilities, and who is willing to fight for what he believes in.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
Reading, walking my dogs, and gardening. I have several dozen orchids in my office, but I don’t know if they count as a collection.
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
I’d like to visit India because I’ve never been.
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Fall because of the chill air and apples.
What project are you working on next?
I’m in revisions for my October book, Duke of Midnight, which features Maximus Batten, the Duke of Wakefield as the hero and Artemis Greaves as his heroine.
Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?
I’m doing a multi-author signing at Anderson’s Book Shop in Napierville, Illinois on April 27th.
Thanks again for blogging with us!
Thank you for having me on Romance Junkies! Readers can learn more about my Maiden Lane series and Lord of Darkness at my website: www.elizabethhoyt.com. You can also chat with me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ElizabethHoyt), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethHoytBooks?ref=search&sid=1033016156.428653851), Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16202.Elizabeth_Hoyt), and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/elizabethhoyt/)