Thursday, August 28, 2014

5 Fun Facts about Author Marlow Kelly

Today I'm thrilled to welcome Marlow Kelly to my blog! I am so excited to highlight her debut (and brand new) book and writing with you! She's here to share Five Fun Facts about herself, her book and her writing!


And, please, scroll down to her excerpt for her brand new book, 
A Woman of Honour!
I promise, it`ll make you smile!


Book cover for A Woman of Honour



FUN FACT #1: About Marlow
I am qualified to hold passports to three different countries; England, Ireland and Canada. However, since both England and Ireland now belong to the European Community I can use my British passport to live in any EEC country.



Fun Fact #2: About A Woman of Honour
FUN FACT #3: About one of the characters from A Woman of Honour
Isabel Douglas is thin and stands over six feet tall. Studies of medieval graves tell us that the average woman was 5ft 2in and the average man stood 5ft 7in. 

Today a tall thin woman would be considered a fitting candidate for a model, but in the medieval world men favoured a more curvaceous figure and a tall thin woman would have been considered ugly.

FUN FACT #4: About Marlow's Writing Process
I always write my first draft with the spelling and grammar function turned off. In my first draft I just want the ideas onto the page and as I can’t spell, and at this stage don’t care about punctuation, (I’m useless when it comes to punctuation, anyway) these functions turn my writing into a distracting mess of red and green.

FUN FACT #5: About Marlow's next book
My next book “A Woman of Love” is set in Berkshire, England. The county of Berkshire is also home to Ascot and Windsor, including the castle. It is an area I’m very familiar with as I used to live in Ascot.

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ABOUT A WOMAN OF HONOUR


Duncan Campbell wakes to discover he is imprisoned with a woman in his enemy's dungeon in the Highlands of Scotland. The disenchanted warrior hopes his last few moments on earth will be spent in the arms of the sweet-voiced Isabel. If only she will cooperate. 

Isabel Douglas has no intention of obliging the crude captive. The penniless noblewoman considers herself too tall and thin to be desirable. She intends to become a nun. But first, disguised as a boy, she must deliver an important letter to Scotland's hero in hiding, King Robert the Bruce. 

Together, the pair make a daring escape that plunges them into the bleak countryside in the middle of winter. In the struggle to survive, they learn the true strength of their feelings for each other. But when Duncan's animosity towards the king becomes evident, Isabel must decide between her heart and her country


BUY A WOMAN OF HONOUR AT: 

Worldwide release date: 27th August 2014
Buy it at Wild Rose Press
or 
get it directly from  AmazonKoboBarnes and NobleARe

EXCERPT FROM A WOMAN OF HONOUR

“And even though we’re going to die, you still can’t find it in your heart to forgive me?”


“Maybe if you were very nice to me and warmed me with your sweet, little body, I could see my way to absolving you.”

She gasped and he couldn’t help but smile at her outraged reaction. He had no idea why he enjoyed baiting her, but he couldn’t seem to stop.

“You’re the most sinful man I’ve ever met. I take it back. I don’t want your absolution. How can you think about your carnal needs at a time like this?” The ire in her voice made him want to continue their argument, but his headache was worsening by the minute.

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ABOUT MARLOW KELLY



After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters. You can visit Marlow at www.marlowkelly.com, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.

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I love medieval Scotland!! The first two novels I wrote, which are hiding in the recesses of my computer, are set there! I LOVED the research! 

What about you? Which historical era do you enjoy reading about the most?

4 comments:

Marlow said...

Lorriane, thank you so much for having me as your guest.

patonlorraine said...

Thank you, Marlow, for being on my blog! :) I've downloaded your book and am looking forward to reading it!

Mary Magdeline said...

I am also looking forward to reading it. I love a good historical novel and like the fact your heroine is 'different' from the ordinary. I am downloading it today with great anticipation.

Marlow Kelly said...

Thank you Lorraine and Mary. I so excited. Someone's actually going to read my work.
Wow! Oh my I'm nervous. I think I need to go and sit down.