Friday, November 3, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Her Dear and Loving Husband (The Loving Husband Trilogy, #1) by Meredith Allard

Her Dear and Loving Husband
The Loving Husband Trilogy, #1
by Meredith Allard
Date of Publication: April 9th 2011
Publisher: Copperfield Press
Cover Artist: LFD Designs
Genre: Paranormal/Historical/Sweet Romance
Love the history, fantasy, and romance of Outlander and A Discovery of Witches? Read Her Dear and Loving Husband.
Professor James Wentworth has a paranormal secret, and he lives quietly in Salem, Massachusetts, making few ties with anyone. One night his private world is turned upside down when he meets librarian Sarah Alexander, a dead ringer for his wife, Elizabeth. Though it has been years since Elizabeth’s death, James cannot move on.

Sarah also has a secret. She is haunted by nightmares, and every night she is awakened by terrifying visions of hangings, being arrested, and dying in jail–scenes from the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. As James comes to terms with his feelings for Sarah, he must also dodge accusations from a reporter desperate to prove that James is not who, or what, he seems to be. Soon James and Sarah discover a mystery that may bind them in ways they never imagined. Will James make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sarah and prevent a new hunt from bringing hysteria to Salem again?

Part historical novel, part romance, part paranormal fantasy, Her Dear and Loving Husband is a story for anyone who believes that true love never dies.
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I am looking lovingly into the eyes of a man, though I cannot see his face because it is featureless, like a blank slate. We are standing in front of a wooden house with narrow clapboards, and there are diamond-paned casement windows and a steep pitched roof with two gables pointing at the laughing, hidden moon. I am certain I hear someone singing sweet nothings to us from the sky. From the light of the few jewel stars I can see the halo of his hair, like the halo of an angel, and even if I cannot see his eyes I know they look at me, into me. I stand on my toes, he is much taller than me, and I point up my face and he kisses me. As the warmth of his lips melts into mine, making me weak from the inside out, I feel my knees give from the thrilling lightness his touch brings. I know the face I cannot see is beautiful, like the lips I feel. His hands press me into him, clutching me closer, closer, unwilling to let me go. I grip him with equal strength, wishing he would carry me inside, yet I cannot bring myself to break our embrace.
“I shall never leave you ever,” he whispers in my ear. I promise him the same.

I do not know how I have been so fortunate to have this man in my life, but here he is, before me, wanting me. I am overcome with the joy of him.
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Author Info
Meredith Allard is the author of the bestselling paranormal historical novels The Loving Husband Trilogy, a great read for fans of Outlander and A Discovery of Witches. Fans of Downton Abbey will love her newest release, When It Rained at Hembry Castle. She is currently writing Down Salem Way, the prequel to Her Dear and Loving Husband. Meredith lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Interview with Meredith Allard . . .

What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
I’m writing the prequel to Her Dear and Loving Husband, called Down Salem Way, which is more about Salem during the witch hunts. My goal is to have it finished by the end of the year. I’m also writing some nonfiction, which I’m excited about because I haven’t written much nonfiction before.

Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
Writing flows naturally from me. I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I wasn’t a writer! Writing isn’t always easy, and it does take me time to find the narrative voice of a piece, but once I find the flow writing becomes fun. It’s like that saying from Dorothy Parker—I hate writing but I love having written.

Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn't quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
When I started writing Her Dear and Loving Husband, neither James nor Sarah were fully formed, but I had a strong sense of their love story so even though it took me time to figure out who they were I still enjoyed writing about them.

If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional character, who would they be?
1. My own James and Sarah
2. David Copperfield from the novel by Dickens
3. Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice

Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I would definitely go to London for a year. I’ve visited a couple of times and loved it there. I love the history.

Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
Down Salem Way is more about James and Elizabeth’s time during the Salem Witch Trials. It’s written first person from James’ point of view, and I’m enjoying writing as James. It gives a different twist to the story.

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