Thursday, August 20, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Baron Regrets by D.S. Dehel-GUEST POST

The Baron Regrets 
by D.S. Dehel 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Cozy Mystery 

Regret nothing. 

Tessa Winthrop, an art restoration specialist, is hoping for the job of a lifetime—one which would cement her reputation in a field dominated by her male colleagues. 

Working for Baron Lucien Stanhope—or Leo as he prefers—challenges Tess’s talent, intellect, and emotions. Leo is charming, handsome, and way out of her league. It doesn’t matter, though, because she only is there for her art and the mystery surrounding master painter Giovanni Remini. 

When a night of passion leads to consequences that could mean the end of her career, Tess fears that the baron regrets having ever met her. 

But fate has more in store for them, and sometimes regrets are the beginning of better things. 

D. S. Dehel is a lover of literature, good food, and the Oxford comma. When she is not immersed in a book, she is mom to her kids and spoiling her rather coddled feline, Mr. Darcy or her equally pampered puppy, Jameson. Having finally retired, she spends her days dreaming up new plotlines. She adores literary allusions, writing sex scenes, and British men. Actually, make that hot men in general. Her devoted husband is still convinced she writes children’s books. Please don’t enlighten him. 


Do I have control of my characters?

No. Nope. Uh-uh. The miscreants run my life until their story is told. They haunt my dreams, and I see them in public. I think I started writing just to get them to be quiet.

As unsettling as it may be, this aspect of my writing gives them depth. In many ways these are real people with fears and foibles. I don’t create complicated character sheets, but I could. Often these details are irrelevant to the story. Does it matter that Leo hates herring? No, but he detests it, and he pushes it around his plate until he can excuse himself from the table. It would be simpler for him to tell the cook not to serve herring, but his mother and grandmother like it, so he tolerates for their sake. That’s just who Leo is. Not one word of that is in the story, but it demonstrates how much my characters become a part of my life.

I have this weird theory of heaven. To put it simply, it’s that whatever is left of us—call it a soul, if you will—exists within our own memories. If that’s the case, I’ll get to spend eternity hanging out with my loved ones and my characters, which is a pretty cool idea.

$15 Amazon gift card 

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