Today we continue Author Tina Gayle‘s #RomanticTravel Fall Blog Exchange and welcome Author Alina K. Field to Rogues, Rebels & Rakes! I’m super jazzed to be able to say that I met Lady Alina in person at the FABulous Historical Romance Retreat (HRR) held in Spokane, WA, this past weekend. She’s not only a beautiful woman, but kind and generous too. And I’m sure Alina will agree, if you couldn’t attend HRR, make sure to register for 2017’s event as soon as the registration goes live! Ladies Delilah Marvelle and Renee Bernard sure know how to time travel. Alina and I were surrounded by period costumes and the historical opulence readers can only dream of experiencing in a lifetime!
Take it away, Lady Alina!
My favorite romantic getaway is Prescott, Arizona. I love checking into a vintage hotel like the St. Michael’s or the Hassayampa and sipping a drink at the same saloon frequented by Wyatt Earp.
Bullets, blades, and incendiary bombs—Major Steven Beauverde, the latest Earl of Hackwell, belongs in that world, and is determined to get back to it. His brother’s murder has forced Steven into a new and completely unwanted role, and worse, he has no idea how to salvage his family’s depleted estate. A rumor that his brother had a son by a woman who may be a) the murderer, and b) his brother’s secret wife, sets Steven on a mission to find her, the boy, and—Steven ardently hopes—the proof of a marriage that will set him free.
Confirmed spinster Annabelle Harris is a country heiress with a penchant for taking in orphans and helping the downtrodden. Her philanthropy hides her desperate search for her disgraced sister, the mistress to the Earl of Hackwell. When the Earl is murdered, her sister thrusts her child into Annabelle’s care and disappears. Now, with suspicion pointing at the sister, Annabelle has begun a new quest, to find the woman, and clear her name.
When their paths converge, the reluctant Earl and the independent spinster find themselves rethinking their goals, and battling the real murderer together.