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Beck Montgomery, from Her Scottish Rogue in the Rebels, Rakes, and Rogues Series was as cantankerous a man as they come. He was grumpy from our first meeting. Even when I introduced Wren, our heroine for this story, he had a sour disposition. That's all right. Wren knew how to break the ice with him. And when she did, well, I'll just say he was much easier to talk with.
When writing your story, let your characters and the lives they lead become real. Don't worry about book length or what the latest literary trend is. Spend time with your characters, enjoy being with them, and write what happens when you are with them. When you've done that, you will have characters and a story that other people will want to spend time with.
If you would like to see how Beck warmed up to Wren, or how charming Baron truely is, I am having a giveaway. The winner will have their choice of Her Scottish Rogue or His Rebellious Heart. Both of these books are from the Rebels, Rakes, and Rogues Series. Of course, if you'd like to see how much of a close call Anna had escaping death while buried alive, you can choose, For Mercy's Sake. The giveaway is for an e-copy Open Internatioanlly