Guest Author: Alina K. Field, Historical Romance

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After reading A Leap Into Love by Alina K. Field, I noticed that she had a regency series. Since I love series romance, especially when they’re centered on families, I asked her to come and share with us about her books, and she kindly agreed. So without further ado, here’s Alina!

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I’m thrilled to join the Four Foxes, One Hound as a guest today!

Patricia and I know each other through another author group, and a few weeks ago she very kindly reviewed my Leap Day romance, A Leap Into Love. Like almost everything I’ve published, A Leap Into Love is historical romance set in the Regency/late Georgian period.

I do have several unpublished contemporary stories that I hope to pull out from under the bed someday if I ever move into the twenty-first century. But every time I think about the task of updating my characters’ gadgets, cars, and ways of communicating, I slide them back under the bed and go back to my comfortable Regency world. Hey, if I live long enough, those stories will be historical fiction also!

In April I released The Counterfeit Lady, Book Four in my Sons of the Spy Lord series. Patty recently asked me how I came up with the idea for this series and whether it’s based on a real person or people.

It all starts with being a history nerd (I like reading memoirs and diaries) and fan of stories with not just romance, but also adventure. I loved the Richard Sharpe and Horatio Hornblower stories, as well as Joanna Bourne’s excellent spy series.

A few years ago I was researching spying during the Napoleonic Wars and I came across a Mr. Wickham, not the Wickham of Pride and Prejudice fame, but William Wickham, a British spymaster in Europe during the French Revolution, and Chief Secretary in Ireland during the Robert Emmet era.

And thus, the Earl of Shaldon, the Spy Lord of my series was conceived! Of course, Shaldon is totally fictitious—his story and the details of his life are completely different than Wickham’s. Also, the series is set in 1819-1821 England, after the wars have ended. The Spy Lord has come home to England to reconnect with the children he barely knows, to maneuver each of them into marriage with the spouse of his choosing, and to settle old scores with old enemies.

RogueThe first child to be dealt with in The Bastard’s Iberian Bride, was the earl’s illegitimate son, who happened to be a veteran of the Peninsular War and valet to the hero of my short Regency romance, Bella’s Band. Book Two, The Viscount’s Seduction, includes an Irish heroine for the earl’s heir; and Book Three, The Rogue’s Last Scandal, a heroine whose father is a missing English privateer for the wild youngest son.

CounterfeitI took liberties with the series title and in Book Four, The Counterfeit Lady, tells the story of the Spy Lord’s daughter, who clashes with ruthless free-traders and a mysterious American artist. And since my widowed Spy Lord has run out of children, I wrote a romantic adventure for him. That book is with the editor now for an autumn release.

I hope to go backward in time to the 1790s for at least one story, and my muse is, well, musing about a series set in the early Victorian era.

 

This week two of my Regency stories will be free on Amazon.

LLFrom May 21-25, Liliana’s Letter, a National Readers’ Choice award finalist: this novella-length romance is about a spinster chaperone who helps the young lady in her charge dodge a match with an unsavory earl and find the perfect mate, meanwhile getting her own chance at a happily ever after.

Bella's BandFrom May 25-May 28, Bella’s Band, a RONE award finalist: this short Regency is a sequel to Liliana’s Letter, and tells the story of a reluctant new earl who clashes with the independent lady who may have the secret to his brother’s killer.

Please be sure to download your copies!

 

Alina KAuthor Bio and links:

Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.

She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!

Visit her at:

https://alinakfield.com/

https://www.facebook.com/alinakfield

https://twitter.com/AlinaKField

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7173518.Alina_K_Field

https://www.pinterest.com/alinakf/

https://www.instagram.com/alinak.field/

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alina-k-field

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About Patricia Kiyono

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches music education at the university level. She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her five children, nine grandchildren (so far), and great-granddaughters. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. Check out her sweet historical contemporary romances at her Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Kiyono/e/B0067PSM5C/
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17 Responses to Guest Author: Alina K. Field, Historical Romance

  1. Your covers are really intriguing and I enjoyed the post. I’ll be sure to check out Liliana’s letter. Congrats on being up for the RONE.

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  2. Diane Burton says:

    Alina, I love your Regencies. You have the voice for that period. Best wishes.

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  3. pamelasthibodeaux says:

    Sounds like a wonderful series. LOVE those covers!
    Good luck and God’s blessings
    PamT

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  4. All the covers are beautiful. The books sounds intriguing. I’ll be picking up a few of them.

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  5. Welcome to the blog, Alina! I loved reading about how you came up with your character and that you do your research. Sloppy details ruin many stories for me, so I thank you for your diligence! I wish you the best of luck with your work.

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    • alinakfield says:

      Tonette, sometimes the historical details can be pretty elusive, as well as getting the language right for the place and period. One of my greatest blessings is having an English editor who catches my mistakes.

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  6. alinakfield says:

    Thank you, Patricia, for inviting me to the blog today!

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  7. Kara O'Neal says:

    Love your books! The post was great!

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  8. jeff7salter says:

    Welcome to 4F1H. Sorry I’m a day late. My sister is in town and my schedule has been haywire.
    I think it’s cool that you’ve made your second home in the Regency / late Georgian period.
    Certainly must be a good payoff [for all your research] to become familiar enough with the how and where and what of that time that it’s second nature to you now.

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  9. Joselyn says:

    After Patricia’s recommendation, I had to pick up A Leap into Love. It was a sweet story. Congratulations on your other books!

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