Facing the Enemy - Author Interview and giveaway
Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Facing the Enemy by Paige Edwards, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Facing the Enemy
Series: Roxbury Heirs #1
Author: Paige Edwards
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: April 4, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christian
Lady Elise Henderson lives two separate lives. At home in Scotland, she’s the titled daughter of the Marquess of Roxbury, an heiress in her own right. In London, however, she’s Elise Taylor, a top MI6 operative for the “home office.” But when a devastating accident threatens to end her career, Elise is left with far too much time for self-reflection and the regret of a decision made long ago that features one man: fellow MI6 agent Harry Benson.
Harry Benson, the son of servants, has loved Elise for the better part of a decade. But life took them on separate journeys until their worlds converged once more. An immediate assignment to the Scottish Borders leaves Harry little time to make provisions for his small, rambunctious son, Sammy. Harry knows only one person he can rely on for the boy’s care—Elise. When Elise brings Sammy to her ancestral estate, she never imagines that a nemesis from her past looms in the shadows, hungry for revenge. Stalked at every turn, Elise and Harry discover that fighting their feelings for one another is futile, but can they survive long enough to get another shot at true love?
INTERVIEW WITH PAIGE EDWARDS
We’ve seen Lady Elise before, what made her a character that stood out for her own story? My readers asked for Elise’s story after she appeared in two previous novels (Pressley-Coombes series).
How important is research to your stories? Very. Fact-checking is uber important to me. We live in a very sophisticated world today. Authors can lose credibility if they don’t do due diligence. How do you best research and organize all the information? Each novel is different. I use Scrivener to organize my files and research notes by topic, photos, and reference material, but I write in Word. Since most of my novels are set in the UK, I have British contacts that I use to fact check for me—everything from vernacular to politics.
Have you traveled to Scotland to see the settings of your books? Yes. I often hop the pond and rarely put less than 2,000 miles on our car hire when I visit.
Is there a particular kinship to the area? Yes. I’m half Scots, and I include tidbits of my mother’s family history in my stories.
What is your favorite genre to read? That’s hard. I’ll give you my top three right now, but it varies RomCom, Inspirational Fiction, and Historical Romance (if clean).
What got you started as an author? I’ve always doodled and made up stories. Then, in my twenties, I wrote a historical piece but set it aside to raise my kids.
How did you get connected to a publisher? I joined a local critique group, and one of the members told me about a writer’s conference. After attending classes for a couple of years, I pitched my novel at one of them to the managing editor of my (now) publishing house. She requested that I send it to her.
What would you like your readers to know about you and/or your characters? I spend a lot of time developing my characters before I begin writing. I need to know their background, what makes them tick, and how they will respond to sticky situations.
Have you ever gotten revenge on someone by writing them into a novel? No, definitely not.
Do you base characters on people you know? The only character that I based on living people was Sammy Benson. He’s three of my grandsons smooshed together into one curious, over-active little boy.
Where is your favorite place to write? In my office with the door closed. I’m easily distracted and need my quiet to concentrate.
What do you do when you aren’t writing? I like to garden, kayak on the lake by my house, or go for walks. I hold an annual tea party for my granddaughters and a pizza, gaming party for my grandsons. If either gender wants to switch it up, they’re welcome to do so. So far, the only one to join the tea party was James, our four-year-old grandson. He LOVES food. This year, I think a few of the girls will join the gaming party too. Everyone has a great time.
Are there going to be more stories in this family? Definitely, Elise has three other siblings who have stories of their own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paige Edwards is an award-winning author and a Reader’s Favorite finalist of contemporary romances with a side-order of suspense. She holds a degree in interior design and has worked professionally in that field. Due to her deep British roots, Paige’s books are often set in the UK, and she hops the pond whenever she gets the chance. She is styled the Lady Paige Edwards when in Scotland, but her favorite title is Grandma. When she needs a break from writing, she serves as president of her area’s Interfaith Community Council, is fond of digging in the dirt (what some might call gardening), biking battlefields, and kayaking on the lake. Paige is a member of ACFW, ANWA, and Storymakers Guild.
(5) winners will receive a signed copy of Facing the Enemy!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 10, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 17, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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