Interview of Tarah Scott

Everyone please welcome Tarah Scott to JBR for a visit today.

We have a contest going on for November What item are you giving away? (Anyone can win the item by going to the rafflecopter on the right hand side of the pg.)

I’ll give away one digital copy of A Knight of Passion

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First why don't you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a Texas transplant now living in Westchester County, NY. I’m a single mother to a teenager daughter just hoping I can make it through the high school years. (I refuse to think about the college years just yet!)

Newest release?

The Scottish medieval A Knight of Passion

What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance, sex, blood and guts?

A bit of all of the above. Being a Scottish medieval, A Knight of Passion has plenty of built-in drama.
You’ll find political intrigue, a duel to the death, and an erotic journey that teaches the heroine love is real.

Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?

Heh heh. My favorite character is always the one I’m currently writing. Right now I’m working on another Scottish historical To Tame a Highland Earl. My hero, Lord Erroll Rushton, has been accused of compromising a lady. The problem is, he’s never met her. Erroll is a real rogue. He’s having his fun and has no intention of giving it up, especially not for a woman who would lie to trap him.  One thing I love about this character is the humor he brings to the story.

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you? My least

favorite character has that distinction only because I have other characters I like more. If I don’t
like my characters—or the parts they play—then I don’t write them. It is more accurate to say
who is the character I most love to hate? That would be the Duchess of Arundel in A Knight of
Passsion. I would say she is by far the meanest and most cold hearted villain I have written so

Has there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your

There are several authors who inspired my work. Charles Dickens, Amanda Quick, Liz
Carlyle, and Emily Bronte, to name just a few!

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Honest reviews are always the best thing readers can do for an author. There’s no better advertising than an excited reader.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Persevere.  It’s cliché, but determination is just as necessary today as it always has been. Getting published may be easy, but getting noticed is just as difficult as it was in the past. Write a lot. Get constructive feedback from a few trusted sources, study your craft, then write a whole lot more. That’s the only way you get better.

Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?

My favorite author is Charles Dickens, with A Tale of Two Cities as my favorite book. Dickens is the master of characterization. Every word he writes adds one more stroke to a compelling picture of each

Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable? 

The first book I wrote is the first book in the Highland Lords series My Highland Love. What makes that book memorable? Every author remembers their first book just as every woman remembers her first love. What’s ahead is always better, but that first time is unique. It just never comes around

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works? 

From life! It’s everywhere.

Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share? 

I don’t know about interesting, but I love to bake.

Favorite places to travel or visit? 

I would love to visit the Florida Keys.

And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and

tantalize us:( Include links to were we can find your work)

The iron fingers that gripped Riana’s waist tightened on her flesh.

“If the duke’s men find us here, you will become an inmate in your own prison,” Sir Bryant said to the warden.
The warden addressed the man, “Laurence, bring the priest to the rack room.”
“And if he is not finished with his current business?” Laurence asked.
“Tell him he will have four more deaths to preside over.”
With a quick nod, Laurence turned and disappeared out of the door. The warden took two
steps to his desk, opened a drawer, and withdrew a ring of keys.
Riana stiffened. “Bring as many priests as you like. I will not marry you.”
Sir Bryant leaned close. Her pulse jumped at the intensity in the green eyes that stared down
“Your Glen will be safe enough until I can secure his release,” he said.
She gasped. He knew? How?
A corner of his mouth lifted. “Trust me.”
“Trust you? I do not know you.”
He traced a finger along her cheek. “Surely, I am not a complete stranger?”
Riana stared. How was it possible a knight, a man of the world, could be so naïve?
“Many men can say the same of me,” she said.
His hand fell away and he nodded without rancor. “Those days are past.” He faced the
warden. “With your leave.”
He strode around the desk past them.
Riana’s mind raced. Panic rushed to the surface. “I will not go.”
Sir Bryant shifted and, before she realized his intent, he had hauled her over his shoulder.
The warden moved past them and Sir Bryant followed him out the door.
“How dare you?” Each word was punctuated by his purposeful stride down the corridor.
“Put me down,” she growled, and began flailing her legs.
“By God,” he cursed.
His arm clamped down on her legs. A dull slap sounded in unison with an unexpected sting
to her arse. She cried out, confused, then realized he had swatted her.
“Beast,” she shouted. They turned a sharp corner and she jerked back, narrowly missing the
stone wall. “You will knock me senseless.”
“Mayhap knock some sense into you,” he muttered.
Sir Dunbar laughed. Riana jerked her head up and met his gaze. The old knight lifted a
“Poison would have served you right,” she muttered.
He laughed harder.
The reached narrow stairs that descended in a tight circle. Sir Bryant shifted. She felt herself
falling and grabbed for his gambeson He slid her into his arms and pressed her close to his
chest. She clung to his neck and buried her face against the warm flesh. His scent, masculine
and musky, was just as it had been when their bodies had been entwined, his cock moving in
and out of her arse as she bucked against the phallus. He had gripped her waist with an intensity
that had startled her. Her heart beat a thunderous rhythm in her ears. Why had he wanted her so
badly…why had she wanted him? What did he want with her now?
At last, they reached the bottom, and Riana lifted her head. “Put me down.”
He kept his eyes straight ahead as he continued to follow the warden through a second
corridor. They turned another bend and the warden stopped at the door on his right. He
unlocked the door, then lifted the sconce from the wall to the right of the door and stepped aside.
Sir Bryant entered the darkened cell with Riana in his arms, followed by Sir Dunbar. Light
flooded the room when the warden entered, sconce in hand.
Riana squirmed in Sir Bryant’s hold.
“Be still,” he ordered with a squeeze.
“Put me down,” she countered.
“By God, Riana, another word, and I will bind and gag you.”
She opened her mouth to tell him to go to hell, but his hard stare sent a flush of panic
through her. He would make good on the threat.

“The priest will arrive shortly,” the warden said. “He will guide you through the tunnel.”
“You will report that we were here?” Sir Bryant asked.
“I have no choice. Too many people will have seen you. No one could mistake her.” He
nodded toward Riana.
Anger tightened her chest. “You had no intention of helping me.”
He shifted his gaze to her. “Mayhap not in the way you thought.”
“You led me to believe you would release Glen.”
“Nay, Lady. I did not.”
“Knave,” she spat. “How could you?”
He shrugged. “I am a man.”
“Tell them we took her at sword-point,” Sir Bryant said.


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