I’m so pleased to be hosting Kelly McClymer on my blog today. Kelly is a multi-talented, multi-published author who writes in a true diversity of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, historical romance, and paranormal YA. Her historical romance novels, including The Fairy Tale Bride, were published with Kensington Zebra and she has three YA books with Simon Pulse, the YA imprint for Simon & Shuster. Fortunately for us, Kelly is now re-releasing her historical romances, and she’s here today to tell us all about it.
Charmed by the Boundary Pushing Earl…Again!
There’s something about a charming rake that makes many a woman lose her common sense. That’s certainly true for Helena Fenster in The Next Best Bride. After all, her charming rake agrees to marry her in her twin sister’s stead and doesn’t seem to mind the last minute switch. You’d think she’d have more sense than to fall for him. But you’d be wrong.
Worse, though, while writing the book, I fell for the earl’s charming determination to stay unscathed by the bonds of love. I made excuses for him and let him push my boundaries to the breaking point, just like he pushed Helena’s. After all, he saw Helena’s artistic talent and encouraged her to nurture it. So what if he wanted her to paint him nude? Artists benefit from studying the human form. Okay, I could write those scenes.
You’d think a seasoned historical romance writer would know better than to let her hero seduce her into writing three times as many love scenes as she had ever written in one book before. But you’d be wrong.
You might also think, after ten years, when that same writer was editing Rand and Helena’s story for the ebook version of The Next Best Bride, that she’d be immune to the rakish earl’s charm. Surely, after so long, she could resist his insistence that he needed to have a more active role in the end of his story. Wrong. He charmed her into writing three extra scenes for him.
I hope he’s happy now, because I need some sleep.
Kelly McClymer recently rereleased The Next Best Bride, Book 5 in the Once Upon a Wedding series, after tussling with the charming earl over some key revisions he wanted to his story. The first book in the series, The Fairy Tale Bride, is also on sale for 99 cents until the end of July, for the last days of the big wedding promotion to help her pay for her daughter’s wedding (you can read all about it on her blog at http://kellymcclymer.com if you’re curious).
I don’t know about you, but I love a hero who makes you write extra sex scenes. Sounds like a whole lot of fun to me!
For my readers, Kelly is giving away a copy of The Next Best Bride, either in its older print edition or in the newly revised digital format. And since we’re talking about weddings – an ever popular theme in romances – tell me about your favorite wedding. Was it the latest royal wedding, one in a book or on a TV show, or your own? One reader who comments will win a copy of The Next Best Bride.