Hello, blogging buddies! Nicole Zoltack is celebrating the release of her novella, Masked Love. She was kind enough to let Lord Adrian stop by my blog for an interview. How cool is that?
But first, the book description...
Masked Love by Nicole Zoltack
Isabelle is content being a maid, and will do anything for her lady, even accompany her to a masquerade ball. Lady Theodosia needs extra support and encouragement on this night, for tomorrow she will meet the man her parents have pledged her to.
Isabelle has never had occasion to attend such an event, and is at first ill at ease. But meeting an enchanting young man during the course of the evening makes her wish for a life she can never have. Thinking she will never see him again, she returns his flirtation and even reveals her face. Imagine her shock when he shows up the next morning, announcing his claim on Lady Thedosia.
Isabelle does all she can to avoid Lord Adrian Wingave, but then he not only sees her, he recognizes her. To make matters worse, Isabelle fears her feelings are not one-sided. Torn between duty and desire, Isabelle hopes for something more this Christmas.
Title: Masked Love
Author: Nicole Zoltack
Genre: Holiday/Christmas Regency Novella
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: November 1, 2013
Formats: eBook (mobi and ePub)
Hello, Lord Adrian. What about Isabelle, captured your attention first?
She had a quietness about her, a gentleness. I was watching her before I approached to compliment her mask. Most of the other ladies were so busy flirting, hiding behind the safety of the mask to give them the excuse to say things they never would have said without that mask. And then I started to talk to her and her quick wit and gentle touch… That dance was one I will always remember.
Describe her in four words.
Full of surprises. Lovely.
If you could take Isabelle on a surprise date, where would you go?
I would arrange for us to go out on a fox hunt, just the two of us. It might not sound romantic, and it isn’t, but it’s something she would never experience otherwise, not as a handmaiden.
What of Lady Theodosia, your betrothed?
I will never do anything to dishonor her, or our marriage, should we be forced to fulfill the agreement our parents pledged us to when we were both babes. However, I will not stop trying to find a way out of it, nor will I stop loving Isabelle. I can’t. I tried and I just can’t.
You sound torn.
I do not wish to harm Lady Theodosia, and had I met her first, I do not know if I would have been so swept up by Isabelle. No, of course I would have been. It might have taken me longer had I known Isabelle was a handmaiden from the beginning, but love still would have found us. Love will find a way. I hope. And I wish for love for Lady Theodosia, for I do not think she loves me either.
Thanks for visiting, and thanks to Nicole for writing such a great story!
Head on over to Cover Girls to see who Nicole chose for her dream cast of Masked Love.
Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, and
historical, for all ages. When she isn't writing about girls wanting
to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with
her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they're
unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance
Faire, dressed in period garb. Her current favorite TV show is The