I first heard about Grace Elliot, way back in November 2010 (can’t believe how times flies!), when I won a copy of her first published book, ‘A Dead Man’s Debt‘, as a result of an interview and giveaway with Calum, over at ‘The Secret Writer’.
After gaining some great feedback from fellow bloggers, following various posts about this book on Fiction Books, Grace subsequently contacted me about a great new concept for a series of books, which she collectively called ‘The Huntley Trilogy’.
Grace has now completed the second part of ‘The Huntley Trilogy’ and judging by the response it is already receiving ‘on the other side of the pond’ in the USA, ‘Hope’s Betrayal (The Huntley Trilogy)‘, looks set to be yet another success for Grace.
Let’s find out something about the books itself …
‘HOPE’s BETRAYAL’ by GRACE ELLIOT
One wild, winter’s night two worlds collide.
Known for his ruthless efficiency, Captain George Huntley is sent to stamp out smuggling on the south coast of England. On a night raid, the Captain captures a smuggler, but finds his troubles are just beginning when the lad turns out to be a lass, Hope Tyler.
With Hope as bait, the Captain sets a trap to catch the rest of the gang. But in a battle of wills, with his reputation at stake, George Huntley starts to respect feisty, independent Hope. Challenged by her sea-green eyes and stubborn loyalty Huntley now faces a new threat – his growing attraction to a sworn enemy. But a love where either Hope betrays her own kind, or Captain Huntley is court-martialed, is not an easy destiny to follow.
And what about the author …. let’s meet her
HISTORY, ROMANCE AND…CATS! Grace Elliot leads something of a double life. As a vet by day, she is obsessed by all things feline; by night she is the best selling author of historical fiction.
She is an avid reader and turned to writing as a way to de-stress from an emotionally demanding job.
She firmly believes that smart people read romance – as an antidote to the modern world!
Grace only discovered the wonders of social history many years after leaving education and, after working her way through the Tudors and medieval history, finally decided that her passion lay firmly with the Georgian and Regency periods.
Her inspiration to delve into the world of the historical fiction novel came initially from Margaret George, who encouraged her pick up and read her first social history book and Stephanie Laurens , who showed Grace that to fully escape to her new-found world she needed to write about it, which she has, most successfully.
Grace has guest visited many blogs, where she has answered an amazing array of questions about herself and her writing. She has catalogued all of these visits here, so why not stop by and check a few of them out, although personally, I think that one of the most comprehensive of interviews is over at Morgen Bailey’s writing Blog, where Grace gives one of her most ‘frank and friendly’ discussions, with a consummate interviewer.