Today I have the pleasure of welcoming lovely Historical Romance author; Renee Ann Miller to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, so take a seat and lets get to know a little about Renee Ann…
Renee Ann Miller writes historical romances that are sometimes witty, sometimes dark, but always sensual. She was a 2015 & 2016 finalist in the Golden Heart Contest® from Romance Writers of America®. Renee penned her first book at the tender age of seven and even drew the impressive stick figures—though clearly those characters weren’t as spicy as the ones she writes now.
She loves romantic stories, excessive amounts of chocolate, DIY projects, and gardening. And pastries… can’t forget those. She lives in the Northeast with her wonderful husband. They met their first day at college and have been married for over twenty-five years, which seems odd since she insists she’s only thirty-nine. Obviously, math isn’t her best subject
Frankie Hi Renee Ann, Welcome to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today, Firstly what five word’s would you use to describe yourself?
Renee Ann Hi Frankie, thanks for having me on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals.
Five words that describe me? Hmmm, compassionate, good-natured, sensitive, chatty, and sadly sometimes a procrastinator.
Frankie If you could live in any era and place, When and where would it be? And Why?
Renee Ann I enjoy reading books that take place in the past, so I’d love to time travel back to 18th and 19th century England. But to stay there permanently would mean giving up today’s technology and comforts—no internet, medical advances, BBC movies, um, plumbing. I guess I’d have to say the present.
Frankie I agree with you there! Who was your childhood hero?
Renee Ann I really didn’t have one. Unless, you can count Cary Grant. While other kids were watching Happy Days and Laverne and Shirly on TV, I was watching all his movies. More than once. Though I don’t think I would call him a hero, more like a heartthrob. 😊
Frankie What is your favourite time of the year?
Renee Ann The younger me would have said summer, but now I love autumn. The changing leaves, favorite foods like pumpkin pie and apples, cooler temperatures, and snuggling up with a warm blanket and a good book.
Renee Ann I’ve written three books that will be released over the next two years. The first, Never Dare a Wicked Earl, has Lord Hayden Westfield. I think Hayden is my favorite character because he really has a heart of gold. The problem is it’s tarnished, but I enjoyed his slow transformation and that it took someone special to uncover it.
Frankie he sounds like a very interesting character to get to know. Where doe’s your inspiration for your books come from?
Renee Ann Now, that’s a tough question. Honestly, I’m not sure. I started writing not too long ago, having thought about it for years. One day I sat down and began typing. I guess if I had to give an answer, it would be my love of romantic stories – where no matter what happened to the main characters, I knew they would end up with a happily-ever-after.
Frankie What three tip’s would you pass on to an aspiring author?
Renee Ann If you enjoy writing keep at it. Try to stay positive and believe in yourself. And find a supportive group of writers who share your passion.
Frankie Those are wonderful tips, thank you for sharing them Renee. If you were hosting a dinner party what three people would you invite? (They can be real/fictional, from any era)
Renee Ann Jane Austen, Eleanor Roosevelt, and, of course, Cary Grant. 😊
Frankie Ooh, very nice! 😉 Thank you Renee Ann for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today, I have just one more cheeky question, just for fun . . . What is your all-time favourite naughty but nice food?
Renee Ann I love pastries. All pastries, but if I had to choose one, it would be Danishes with cheesecake filling. Yep, my mouth is watering at the thought, while my brain is saying it will only add to the size of my derriere. 😊
Frankie, thanks for having me! This was my first interview and it was a blast!
Frankie You are very welcome, Renee Ann! Thank you for chatting with me today.
Renee Ann’s up and coming book Never Deceive a Viscount; which is book 2 in The Infamous Lords Series is to be released on 29th March and can be pre ordered now at Amazon.
Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy—but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London town house, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant. Sophia Camden intrigues him, for behind her starched uniform is an enticing beauty better suited for bedding than dispensing salves and changing bandages.
Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the Earl’s muscular physique . . . and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.