Spotlight Author Interview: Louise Lyndon

LouiseLyndonAuthorPicPlease make welcome my friend and fellow Wild Rose Press author Louise Lyndon. We’re celebrating her new release, Of Love and Betrayal. This is one medieval story I’m looking forward to reading.

Grab your favorite beverage (mine’s a glass of wine), get comfy and let’s meet Louise…

MM: Welcome, Louise! Thrilled to have you here today and excited to share your new book. But first, tell us more about yourself. Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

LL: Unfortunately, for now, I still have a day job, so I can’t write during the day on weekdays. So, during the week I write in the evening, usually between the hours of 7.30 and 9.30pm. On weekends I write from the moment I wake up and won’t stop until it’s time to go to bed!

MM: It sounds like a demanding schedule, Louise. I applaud your determination. Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?

LL: It’s a contemporary romance. It has suspense, drama, murder – and a couple on the run! Of course there is a hunky hero and a kick butt heroine.

MM: Wow! Exciting to hear about a contemporary. What inspires you when you’re writing?

LL: The need to know what happens next! While I plan, loosely – I know what happens at the end and a few details along the way – I don’t always know the other details.

MM: It sounds like you’re a plotter and panster. I must have some sort of outline. If I don’t know where I’m going, it’s too difficult. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?

LL: I don’t have a writing desk! Lately I’ve been writing sitting cross legged on the couch with my laptop propped on a cushion. But I do have some comfy cushions so I’ll have to say cushions.

MM: Comfy cushions sounds perfect! Now for some fun questions. Do you prefer…

Champagne or Beer? – Beer.

Southern drawl or Scottish burr? – Scottish burr – is there even competition for that? 🙂

Kilt or Leather pants? – If we’re talking James Fraser, then kilt. For all others, leather pants.

Print book or e-reader? – Up until recently I would have said eReader. But I’ve been reading a few print books lately.

Thanks so much for visiting today, Louise. Wishing you all the best with Of Love and Betrayal!



Aveline de Bondeville is on the run. Determined to keep out of the hands of the cruel Raimbaut de Blois she will do whatever it takes to stay alive. And so when she finds herself in the company of Troy de Gysborne she must quickly decide if she can trust him. But can she confess to murder knowing it would mean her certain death?

Troy de Gysborne did the unthinkable; he tore the bonds of brotherhood and left a path of destruction in his wake. And now Troy must face those he betrayed, including the father who long ago renounced him. But to confess to the crime he committed will cost him everything. Including Aveline. But can he remain silent if it means losing the woman he loves?


Aveline’s scream burned her throat; she tasted blood. Eudes staggered forward, his eyes wide. He looked at her as he fell to his knees and then slumped forward. Bright red blood rushed from his wound and pooled on the ground. She looked at Raimbaut.

“This time you shall not escape.”

She picked up her skirts and ran headlong into the forest and did not slow her speed as branches slapped her in the face and tore at her arms. The ground beneath her feet was icy and uneven. She risked a glance over her shoulder and did not stop even though Raimbaut was nowhere to be seen. He may not have been behind her, but it did not mean he was not stalking her.

Sweat trickled down her face and burned her eyes. Her heart pumped, her lungs gasped for air. She came to a skidding stop and looked wildly around. Should she keep running straight, go left or right, or make her way back to Gysborne? She turned in a circle and shoved her hair from her eyes.

A twig snapped behind her. She stilled and held her breath. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a blur rush by. Was it an animal? Was it Raimbaut?

She ignored the pain in her chest and her sudden need to loosen her bladder. But she could not ignore her trembling. She clutched her arms to her chest. A sour taste flooded her mouth as she did not see how she would be lucky enough a second time to escape from Raimbaut.


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More about Louise:

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love & Vengeance.

When not writing, Louise can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls!








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  1. Hi Mary, thank you so much for having me as your guest. It’s great to be here!

  2. Dianne

    Wow! What a blurb and excerpt. It really had my heart going and my blood pumping. It is hard to see how the heroine will get away with murder or what the hero might have done. This sounds like one adventure I would hate to miss. Thank you both for sharing.

  3. Love the blurb- and the cover! Adding to my TBR pile now! Best of luck with the book!

  4. Wow what an excerpt! Grabbed me, now I want to know the details, so adding it to my must read list. Love the cover and blurb. Best of luck with your new release.

  5. You really drew me in with your excerpt. Great description. Another must-read. I can’t wait to see what happens.

  6. Liz Evans

    Beautiful cover & wonderful blurb, sounds right up my alley… Thank you Louise & Mary

  7. Sounds like a great book, Louise. And I’m a pantser, too. I think it makes writing more fun, although it does mean more revisions. Best wishes on sales and on your new project.

    • I believe I’m a bit of both, Mary: pantser and plotter. I need a wee bit of direction, before I take off.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    • Hi Mary. Thanks for stopping by! I need a rough guide but i also like being completely surprised. There is something that happens in Of Love and Betrayal that both my editor and a few readers have said ‘wow, didn’t see that coming’ – and neither did i when i was writing! It’s stuff like that i would miss if i was a total planner.

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