Aidan's Chance & Interview w/Judi Lynne

Today I have the pleasure of talking with fellow Celtic Hearts member Judi Lynne about her new book, Aidan's Chance, an intriguing romance set in medieval Scotland.
Judi Lynne always loved to read. Excited by romance novels and the emotions they elicited, Judi decided to think seriously about writing. Her first attempt occurred in twelfth grade when she wrote a short story about her first love.

Now a school librarian, she helps students become excited about reading. She feels fortunate to have the time after work to weave tales for other romance readers and create a place where there is a happily-ever-after.

Ms. Lynne is a member of the Phi Kappa Delta Honor Society, Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, and a founding member of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. She received a BA in English and Library Science from Shepherd University and a MA in Communications from West Virginia University. She lives two miles from where she grew up with her husband of twenty-seven years.

Please tell us about your latest release.

JL: Aidan’s Chance is book one of the Rothirforde Trilogy which will transport readers into the world of lairds, castles, knights, and romance. Romance readers will enter the world of medieval Scotland and enjoy the stories of the Rothirfordes as it spans three generations from Laird Nicholas at Castile Manor to Kylee at Asberry Castle. Encounter the mysterious evil Dark Knight and relive his tale of revenge. Suffer along with Aidan as he learns to love again. Cheer for Kylee as she fights for the Scottish cause. Help Erin discover the Scottish highlands. Most of all, enjoy!

In Aidan’s Chance, a regular visit for beautiful, strong-willed Kaitlin Wakefield from her English manor to her grandmother’s turns dangerous when she leaves her home unescorted and is caught trespassing on Scottish soil. Nothing has prepared Kaitlin for her punishment—being a nursemaid for a young baby—the daughter of not only her family’s neighbors but also their enemy.

Laird Aidan Rothirforde, widower and single parent, was not pleased when ordered by his brother to house the daughter of the man accused of killing his father. Besides worrying for his child, he is forced to reckon with the woman who is as stubborn and willful as he is.

Despite their spirited clash of wills, they put past feuds aside for the child’s welfare. The hatred they should feel is replaced by a forbidden passion burning inside and drawing them together. However, secrets, family loyalty, and a mysterious evil known only as the Dark Knight endanger them both, and they risk everything for the one chance of glorious love.

Please tell us about your favorite character in the book.

JL: Aidan, the hero in the book, in my favorite character. He reminds me of what I would love to see in a husband. He is not afraid to show his love and concern for his daughter while still exhibiting the strength of body and character. He allows Kaitlin to speak her mind, and though he may not agree with her, he still listens. He is loyal to family and friends, and stands up for what he believes, no matter who it offends. He does not allow emotions to control his actions. He would champion his love and would die trying to protect her from anything he perceives as evil, even at the risk of his own life. I consider him the ideal knight in shining armor.

What do you wish you’d known before becoming published?

JL: I wish I would have known how long it actually takes to see a book in print. From the time an author gets the call and signs the contract, a year to 18 months may pass. Waiting for the day the book is released from the printer is almost unbearable, but it is definitely worth it.
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