The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Welcome Wild Rose Press historical romance writer, Loreen Augeri...


Hi, Loreen! So great to have you here so we can catch up - it's been a while since we last spoke :) Hope you're well and I'm looking forward to hearing more about your latest release. Wishing you lots of success and sales!

Let's start with the questions...

1)   Did you set any goals for 2013?

I want to finish the book I am working on, but other than that I haven’t set any. I like to make weekly goals instead of yearly goals. They are easier to keep.

2)    What is the best part of the writing process for you?

Creating lives for the characters in my books and hopefully giving readers a few hours of pleasure.

3)   The worst part?

Editing. I find it tedious. I love the creating part of writing.

4)   Tell me where you write?

I have an office where I keep all my writing materials and research books equipped with a desk, computer, and bookshelves, but I usually write on the sofa in my living room.
5)   Tell us about your latest release?

Captain Morgan Danvers sets sail to rescue his brother, kidnapped by pirates. Fearing he will become like his father who abandoned him, he has cut himself off from his emotions. Then a willful stowaway crashes into his life, awakening dormant feelings and firing his lust. Soon he finds his all-important honor threatened, for even though he is betrothed to another, he is drawn to her against his will.

Arianna Pemberton hides in a barrel she thinks will be loaded on her brother's ship but lands on Morgan's brig. Her father has forbidden her to sail, and this is her only course of action. Unwilling to allow a man to control her, she is determined to make her way as a seaman, a profession she knows and loves. But when Captain Danvers discovers her deception, he refuses to permit her to prove herself. As she struggles to convince him, unwanted passion emerges, jeopardizing her plans for independence.

6)   Tease us with a blurb/short except

Shoved by powerful hands, she fell to her knees before booted feet. “Found her in the hold, Cap’n. Thought she was a boy at first, her wearin’ pants and a cap, but she has tits.”

“I can see that, Jurgens.”

Arianna followed the shiny boots up to tight-fitting, brown breeches hugging muscular thighs, and slim hips. A loose, white shirt covering broad shoulders next met her gaze, then a corded neck, square jaw, stern lips, crooked nose, and cold, dark eyes that stared down at her. “Where’s my brother? Who are you?”

“I will be asking the questions. Who are you, and why are you on my ship?” The deep voice thundered through the cabin.

Her stomach flip-flopped. Dizziness swamped her. Swallowing convulsively, she battled to contain the contents of her queasy stomach. Hiding in that empty molasses barrel hadn’t been the brightest idea of her twenty-one years. “I’m not talking to anyone but my brother.”

Jurgens’s forceful hands yanked her to a standing position. “You answer the cap’n.”

The abrupt movement snapped the fragile control she clung to. Spasms seized her throat. Arianna struggled to turn away, but the fingers digging into her arms held her in place. The contents of her stomach erupted.

All over Captain Danvers’s boots.

Her captor released her and jumped back in horror.

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7)   Tell us about a new author you’ve recently discovered

I enjoy reading Monica McCarty’s Highland Guard series. Each book is about a different member of Robert the Bruce’s secret band of warriors.

8)   Name two romances you’ve read more than once

I have never read a romance more than once. There are so many novels I want to read there is never enough time to reread an old one. I also like to be surprised and once I have read a book, I know what is going to happen.

9)   Tell us about your first car

I was lucky. My mother bought a new car shortly after I got my license, so she gave me her old one. It was old, but it ran, and I was grateful to have it. It was a two door, and my friends complained when they had to push the front seats forward to get in the back.

10)                  Where can we find you?

I have a website
     I can also be found on Facebook and Goodreads



  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today, Rachel.

  2. For some reason the buy link in the blog points to UK Amazon. You can find buy links for the e-book and paperback of Lost Honor on my website.

  3. Great blurb, Loreen. The book sounds great. Looking forward to getting it right away. Best of luck.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Barbara! I hope you enjoy Lost Honor.

  5. Great blurb and excerpt. I love pirate/privateer romances. And I wish I still had my first car...actually, it was my dad's but from the time I got my license, I drove his 1970 Pontiac Lemans convertible. When I got married in 1980, he gave the car to my sister and my husband's father (who owned a used car lot) gave me a 1968 Plymouth Fury III to drive. So, not the same. lol!

    1. I love convertibles, even though I never owned one. The Fury doesn't sound like much fun after driving the Lemans. Thanks for commenting, Lilly.

  6. Sounds like a wonderful story! Wishing you great sales! My first car was a very ugly AMC Gremlin, but I sure loved it! LOL!

    1. What color was your Gremlin? I have an image in my head of a green car.
      Thanks for stopping by, Lana.