An Interview with Renee Ann Miller, author of NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL & NEVER DECEIVE A VISCOUNT

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.

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.

Renee Ann Miller's Biography

Renee writes historical romances that are sometimes witty, sometimes dark, but always sexy. Her debut novel, Never Dare a Wicked Earl, was a 2015 finalist in the Golden Heart Contest® from Romance Writers of America®. And her third book in the series, Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess, was a 2016 finalist.

Renee lives in the Northeast with her husband and during winters is always anxious for spring. She enjoys gardening, DIY projects, and pastries. And though she grew up in a household of hockey fans, she now watches football, which is unavoidable in her house. 


Interview with Renee Ann Miller

Renee Ann Miller's debut historical romance, NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL, was released on January 30, 2018 by Kensington. Her second novel in the Infamous Lords Series is NEVER DECEIVE A VISCOUNT, and it will be published on May 29, 2018. Since the publication of NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL, I have interviewed Renee about her novel and her writing process.

Q - Please describe what the book is about.

RAM - Never Dare a Wicked Earl is a Victorian historical romance about overcoming guilt, betrayal, and finding love.

Q - Tell us about your favorite character.

RAM - Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I’d say Hayden, Lord Westfield, because he’s the most complex.

Q - If you could spend a day with one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?

RAM - Sophia. We’d go out for Italian ices at Gunter’s Tea Shop and talk about politics, but mostly gossip about the Lord Westfield.

Q - What kind of research did you do for this book?

RAM - The book takes place in 1875, so I had to research everything from the carriages used during this time to the undergarments (unmentionables) people wore. And there are parts of this story where the unmentionable will not only be mentioned, but removed. 😉
Q - What did you remove from this book during the editing process?

RAM - This story originally had a prologue. When I joined a critique group, I was told that prologues were falling out of favor, so I scrapped it.

Q - Are you a plotter or a pantser?

RAM - Though I wish I was a plotter, I’m a pantser. When I started this book I had an idea in my head, but it morphed into something completely different.

Q - What is your favorite part of your writing process, and why?

RAM - Binge snacking. No, in all seriousness, I’d say when my wayward characters cooperate, and the scene comes out the way I envisioned it originally in my head.

Q - Can you share your writing routine?

RAM - I’m most productive in the mornings. Though I must admit, after a few hours, I get easily distracted by websites like Twitter.

Q - How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

RAM - Over the last few months, I have started writing three different stories. Only a few chapters in each one, and I can’t decide which character I’m most interested in writing about.

Q - Do you have any writing quirks?

RAM - I don’t like music playing while I write. I tend to start singing off-key, which is distracting to not only anyone near me, but myself.

Q - What are you working on right now?

RAM - Editing the third book in my Infamous Lords Series.

Q - What’s your favorite writing advice?

RAM - Believe in yourself!

Q - The book you’re currently reading

RAM - Suanne Schafer’s A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIRE. So far, it’s an excellent read!

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