Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Few Words with Regency Romance Author A.S. Fenichel

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in historical, paranormal, erotic and contemporary romance, A.S. is the author of The Forever Brides series, the Everton Domestic Society series, and more. With several books currently contracted, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of edgy romance for years to come.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the Southern Missouri with her real-life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, puttering in her garden and spoiling her fussy cat. 
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Author: A.S. Fenichel
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Books
Pages: 225
Genre: Regency Romance

Can a broken engagement ignite the spark of true love?

Sylvia Dowder had almost made it to the altar when her fiancĂ© unexpectedly became a viscount, and dropped her like a stale crumpet to make a more “suitable” match. Though Sylvia’s heart has been crushed, her spirit has not. She puts her wits and social savvy to use as a secret gossip columnist—and as the Everton Domestic Society’s party planner to the ton. Luckily, she’s not in danger of ever falling for an aristocrat again…

Especially not one like Anthony Braighton, Earl of Grafton. Raised in America, Anthony sees no reason to marry when he can enjoy all the perks of being an eligible earl. Determined to convince his family he doesn’t need a wife, he hires Sylvia to act as hostess and decorator for upcoming parties. Yet Sylvia is as adept at captivating his interest as she is at beautifying his home. And despite this Everton lady’s aversion to titled men, some attractions can’t be denied—and love rarely does go where it’s told . . .


I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

Well, we just finished building a house and moved in, so that has taken up a lot of my time. When moving and house projects aren’t the main focus, I love to garden, read, cook and travel. Not necessarily in that order.

When did you start writing?

I was a late bloomer. I didn’t start writing until my late 20s, though I always told stories.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

I tried to get published for many years without success. When I remarried and my husband wanted to move south, I made him a deal. If I could stay home and just work on writing, I would agree to the move. It took two more years, but that’s when I finally got the call.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

It would be wonderful to write Regency romance in London or the English countryside.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Extra time, what’s that? I think I’d be lost. LOL
I guess, I’d plot a book or read one. I find most of my reading is business related. It’s nice to read just for pleasure.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Italy. I’d love to write a Regency set in Italy. The politics for the day makes it quite difficult, but I’m going to do it at some point.

Back to your present book, A Lady’s Virtue, how did you publish it?

A Lady’s Virtue is book three in the Everton Domestic Society series. Kensington Books contracted four books in this series.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?
I have been to England many times, but I didn’t make a special trip for this book. I hope to go back some time soon.

Why was writing A Lady’s Virtue so important to you?

The Everton Domestic Society is the perfect vehicle for my smart sassy women of Regency London to thrive. I wrote the first book, A Lady’s Honor as part of a healing process. I lost my first husband and needed to express the pain of losing a spouse. It took me many years to gain the courage to write it.

A Lady’s Virtue brings back two characters who began life in the Forever Brides series. They’ve been nagging me for years to tell their story.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

Two places: Long drives in the car and when I walk alone. I think the ideas in the car come from random conversation with my husband. He has a totally different take on the world, and it’s always interesting to hear his perspective. The walks, I think it’s because blood is flowing and no one is talking. Random bits of creativity have a chance to filter in.

Any final words?

Thanks so much for having me here today. I hope you all love A Lady’s Virtue as much as I do.

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