1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m Alanna Lucas. I write Regency and Western historical romances. Although I had been writing and submitting for several years, it wasn’t until I won Boroughs Publishing Group’s “What’s in a Name” contest that my dream of becoming a published author came to fruition. The guideline was to take the title of a song that inspired you and adopt it as the title of your story. “Face to Face” by Siouxsie and the Banshees was the inspiration for the novella.
When I am not writing or researching (which I love!), I enjoy spending time with family, tackling the ever-growing TBR pile, and going to museums. Some of my favorite things include dark chocolate, books, lavender (in all forms), and traveling to Europe to visit family.
2. Please tell us about your most recent release, when it was published, and what it’s about?
Mistletoe Waltz, the third book in the In His Arms series, was released in November 2014.
Marcus, the Marquess of Hawthorne, vowed never to fall in love. He should have vowed never to marry. Caught in a compromising situation, he’s been forced to wed the young woman he was trying to rescue. Beautiful? Yes. But his new bride’s apprehensions seem worse than his own, and as family and friends arrive at Deer Park to celebrate Christmastide, all he wants is for Faith to play the part of a happy wife and hostess.
She will not, however—or cannot. And when she commits yet another desperate act, this time with disastrous results, Marcus must save Faith once again. Now he must discover what drives her, what dark secrets keep her unable to trust or love, and what she truly desires. Only then will they, with the magic of mistletoe, overcome the pasts and taste the delights of the season.
3. Please share a little about your previous books (if you have previous books)
Face to Face and When We Dance are the first two books in the In His Arms series, which were inspired by sensuality of the waltz.
4. Have you always written in the romance genre? If not, what else have you written?
Historical romance has always been my passion.
5. What or who inspired you to be a writer?
I have always had stories swirling in my head. Once I started writing, I was hooked!
6. Where in the world are you?
I live in Southern California, but dream of far off places.
7. What do you love best about being a writer?
There are so many wonderful things about being a writer. My favorite is being able to share my stories and connect with readers.
8. What’s the biggest challenge being a writer?
Balancing and juggling all aspects of personal and writing life!
9. What’s your favorite romance trope?
It depends on my mood–currently it is love at first site.
10. What’s your typical writing day like?
The morning is reserved for homeschooling my children and sifting through emails. It is usually mid-afternoon by the time I get to my writing corner. I try for 2k words a day.
11. Where do you usually write?
I have carved a corner of the living room out for myself. I can see what my kids are up to, but still have an area to call my own.
12. When you’re writing, is it coffee, tea, soda, or water?
Lots of water! It forces me to get up often 😉
13. Do you have other creative outlets? If so, what?
I enjoy doing arts and projects with my kids, and playing the piano.
14. What book are you reading now?
I am always researching something and have a stack–or two–of books within reach. But for fun, I am reading
The Earl’s Enticement, by Collette Cameron.
15. Name three of your favorite television shows.
Three? I don’t watch much TV–usually only while on the treadmill. Top Gear UK is a staple in my house.
16. If you could have dinner with any author–living or dead–who would it be and what would be on the menu?
It would be quite thrilling to have dinner with Jane Austen. Petit pasties and trifle would be a must.
17. If you couldn’t be an author, what other job would you choose?
Race car driver 😉 I do love to drive!
18. What are you working on next?
I am finishing book six, Waltzing with the Earl, in the In His Arms series.
19. Anything else you’d like to share?
I would like to thank everyone for stopping by. Writing really is a dream come true, and I could not do it without the support of fellow authors and readers. Thank you!
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