A runaway governess is forced to seek shelter in the home of a mysterious recluse who may be even more dangerous than the secrets she must hide…
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Today, I’m thrilled to have K. C. Bateman here on the blog, sharing a brand new historical romance release with us!
As Sabine de la Tour tosses piles of forged banknotes onto a bonfire in a Paris park, she bids a reluctant farewell to her double life as a notorious criminal. She and her business partner must escape France—or face the guillotine. Her only hope of surviving in England is to strike a deal with the very spy she’s spent her career outrunning. But after meeting the arrogant operative in the flesh, Sabine longs to throw herself upon his mercy—and into his arms.
Series Name: Secrets & Spies
Genre: Regency Historical
Heat level: One or two love scenes
$4.99 USD – $5.99 CAN – £4.99 GBP
Did you do any special research for this story?
I had a lot of fun researching real historical examples of counterfeiters and forgers for this novel. And did you know Napoleon really did carry out a plan to flood Russia and Austria with fake notes to destabilize their economies? In ‘A Counterfeit Heart’ I decided to play ‘what if…’ and imagine he was planning the same thing for England.
Where do you get your ideas?
Lots of my ideas come from real historical people and events. Some of the things I’ve uncovered in my research seem so outlandish and unbelievable that I don’t put them in my novels for fear of being told they’re ridiculous!
Who was your first auto-buy historical romance author?
Laura Kinsale is definitely an auto-buy for me. Her use of language is masterful and her books always feature unusual settings that really take her books to the next level.
We want to hear from you!
Sabine, my heroine, forges things, but for a good reason. Have YOU ever done anything a bit naughty but with good intentions? (Full disclosure: I often eat my kids’ halloween candy to save their teeth and prevent trips to the dentist!)
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