Archive for April 22nd, 2010

Unrepentant rake Rule Dewar is living the good life when a most surprising event occurs—he falls in love with his wife.

After their strategic “marriage of commerce” three years ago, Rule quite forgot about Violet Griffin, the teenage heiress to a Boston manufacturing fortune. He simply spoke his vows, took over her father’s business and returned to England to resume his usual pursuits: high-priced wine, high-stakes gambling and highborn women.

Yet when Violet, now a sophisticated woman, unexpectedly appears at Rule’s London town house, husbandly duties no longer seem so odious—he can’t wait to take his stunning bride to their marriage bed. Violet, however, is not so easily led: she has her own ideas and is seeking an annulment to marry another. But as Rule attempts to win her over, someone else is determined to frame him for murder and keep him out of the way for good….


I think of myself as a very plot-driven author.  I love creating the excitement and adventure that a hero and heroine must go through on their journey to lasting love. 

But once I have the idea for the story, I have to find just the right people.  A hero to die for.  A heroine strong and smart enough to stand up to him.  To be just the right match for him.

In RULE’S BRIDE, I had a lot of fun with my search.  Rule was wild and roguish, not ready to give up his freedom.  But Rule couldn’t resist the tempting offer Howard Griffin made, the keys to the future he had always wanted, a way to fulfill the promise he had made his dying father. 

All he had to do was marry Violet Griffin, Howard’s sixteen-year-old daughter.

Which sounded good to Rule at the time.  He wouldn’t have to be a real husband until Violet matured into a woman, which would take at least several more years.

But time flies when you’re having fun and Rule was having plenty.  Considered the most eligible bachelor in London, no one knew about his secret marriage–not until his unwanted American bride showed up at his town house door.

I loved Rule for his audacity.  But I admired and liked Violet for not being afraid to stand up to him.  She was exactly what Rule needed in a wife.

But nothing is ever easy and it took a dangerous adventure and attempts on Rule’s life before either of them realized how perfectly suited they were.

I hope you’ll watch for RULE’S BRIDE and that you enjoy!  All best wishes, Kat


Many thanks to Kat for being our guest today. For more information on her books and what she has planned next, visit her website here. She also has a contest at her site that you can enter by going here. If you’re on Facebook, you can become a fan of Kat by visiting her Fan Page here. Don’t forget to leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of Rule’s Bride. Good Luck!


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