I’m delighted to welcome author friend Ruby Moone to my blog today, on one of the hottest weeks of the year so far. We’re not used to these hot temperatures here in the north of England, but I’ve got us some chilled Vimto and some Fab ice lollies.
Hopefully that will keep us cool as we sit in the garden and chat :)
Welcome back to Yorkshire, Ruby!
Where do you live, Ruby?
I’m originally from Yorkshire but I’ve lived in Lancashire for the past thirty years. It makes for interesting conversations…! All my Lancashire friends think I have a Yorkshire accent, and my Yorkshire friends and family think I have a Lancashire accent.
I’ve travelled about, too, Ruby. People in the south think I have a northern accent, and people in the north think I’m a southerner.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
I don’t think I have a single favourite place and there’s plenty of places that I haven’t been to yet. I really love to visit the North Yorkshire coast and moors as there are so many different things to see. It’s also pretty wild and rugged in places, and I love that. I also like to escape to Greece. My favourite spot there is a little town on the mainland called Parga. It’s so beautiful and the people are lovely. The food is completely sensational too!
I love North Yorkshire, too, but I’ve barely travelled in Greece at all. Your town does sound lovely!
What’s your favourite song?
I’ve loads, but Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty always makes me sing.
That brings back memories! Speaking of which…
What’s your happiest childhood memory?
I was a pretty solitary child in lots of ways. I had lots of friends and loved being out and about exploring on my bike with them, but some days I really loved going to bed early and being on my own. I used to take a book, a notepad, my radio, and my torch. I read and listened to the radio until it was lights out, then hid under the covers and read or wrote things. I still like to go to bed early and read and write.
That sounds an idyllic childhood to me!
If you had to marry a fictional character, from film, television, or books, who would it be?
I’m a huge Georgette Heyer fan so I think it might have to be the Marquis of Alverstoke from Frederica.
What’s the most important lesson life has taught you?
I think the most important is, never give up on your dreams.
Finally, tell us about your new release, and where we can find it.
My new release is a gay Regency romance called People Like Us. It’s the second in my Winsford Green series. The first, Dances Long Forgotten, came out at Christmas. Both stories can be read as a standalone. I have to admit, People Like Us is a bit racy in parts…!
It’s available from Amazon and can be read in Kindle Unlimited.
*Opposites Attract *Forced Proximity *Age Gap *One Bed *A little snark *A pinch of kink…
Arthur Fitch clawed his way out of the violence and poverty of the slums of London to become a valet to the aristocracy. His ambition to secure a higher position led him to a disastrous appointment with a cold, brutal man, and when things came to a head, Arthur was forced to flee into a snowstorm to find safety.
Joseph Wilkinson is the Winsford Green blacksmith. He has a good life, good friends, owns a thriving business, but at the end of the day when he goes home, loneliness consumes him. When he stumbles upon a small man determinedly trudging through the snowstorm, he invites him into his home to shelter.
Arthur Fitch is older, smart-mouthed, and as prickly as hell. But, as Joe peels back the layers, he discovers a warm, funny, vulnerable man whose tastes in the bedchamber leave Joe gasping and desperate for more. Trouble is, having found the real Arthur Fitch, how can he convince him that life in a small town can be infinitely better than working for an Earl? That love really is possible for people like them? Particularly when Arthur’s past catches up with him in horrifying fashion.
Buy link: http://mybook.to/PeopleLikeUs
Thanks so much for dropping in, Ruby. It’s been lovely getting to know you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed your trip back to Yorkshire!
I hope you’ve enjoyed Ruby’s visit. If you have any questions or comments for her, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!