03 May 2015

Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Sandra Jones on HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS

This week, we're welcoming author Sandra Jones, whose latest title is HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS.  One lucky visitor will get a free copy of His Captive Princess - open internationallyBe sure to leave your email address in the comments of today's author interview for a chance to win. Winner(s) are contacted privately by email. Here's the blurb.

Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter

Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen.
Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner by a hooded Welshwoman with skin that glows like moonlight. If he must die at her hands, at least his honorable death will silence the whispers of disloyalty hanging over his name.
Princess Eleri has never seen a knight as stoic—and as eager to die—as Warren. She’d love to oblige the bastard, but something in his ocean-blue eyes stays her hand. Plus, suspicion nags at her, for the arrows that wounded him and killed his men are Norman, not Welsh.
A ghostly prophecy portends danger that thrusts the enemies closer together, where hate explodes into passion that won’t allow Eleri to surrender Warren to her vengeful clan. But returning him to his king breaks more than it mends…and for Warren, retaliation will be sweet, indeed.
Product Warnings
Contains a Norman warrior with a thirst for justice, a Welsh rebel princess with second sight and a steady bow hand, magical prophecies, and a plot of royal proportions.

**Q&A with Sandra Jones**

I’m so thrilled to visit with you today. My latest release, HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS, is my first full-length medieval romance.

What’s your favorite setting to write?

Hands-down, medieval. I just love the pageantry, the power struggles, and the backdrop of knights and castles. Wales, the setting for HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS, is my favorite country to write about. There are more castles there than anywhere else in the world, and the landscape is rugged and lovely.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

I love heroes who have a little “bad boy” to them, but who are also chivalrous. They respect women, and yet know their ability to charm the socks off one!

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I like to watch wildlife from my cabin. I enjoy watching eagles year-round. I also like to shop for antique books.

What’s on your bucket list?

Seeing Wales would be at the top of my list. It’s the home of my ancestors, so I would do lots of tracing their footsteps. Tours of castles. I’d also love to travel on a yacht for a year or so!

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

My husband calls me a bird-brain. That’s an endearment, promise! Like I said, I watch wildlife, including birds. I’m also the quiet one in every setting. Very introverted so they don’t know when I’m secretly plotting another book.

What’s an interesting fact about Sandra?

I traced my family line to some nobility in Wales and Normandy. My ancestor was an actual Crusader. I did a DNA test kit, and found the proof of him. He married a princess in Jerusalem where he bore a son. I come from his line. I enjoyed learning this so much!

What’s the theme of His Captive Princess?

Earning respect. The hero is illegitimate and he struggles with self-respect. The heroine is female in a man’s world, and she struggles with earning respect for herself.

Thanks for letting me share today!


About the Author

Sandra proudly considers herself a history geek. She is the author of five historical romances including the new River Rogues series set in frontier America. When not researching or writing, she enjoys traveling, genealogy (she’s the direct descendant of a Norman knight) and watching British TV. She and her husband of twenty-five years live in a cabin with two spoiled cats and occasionally attend Renaissance fairs.

She also loves chatting with readers. You can connect with Sandra at any of the following links:

Author Links
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/SandraJones