Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: The Scarlet Dove by Beth D. Carter @BethDCarter @RABTBookTours

Historical Romance Ménage
Date Published: 1/27/2020
Publisher : Beachwalk Press

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Can Liza find her place in a lawless world?

When Liza Trent decided to become a mail order bride out west, she never imagined her fiancé would die before she arrived. His death places her in debt, and the only way to pay off the money is by auctioning off her virginity against her will. When she’s rescued by two handsome men, she mistakenly thinks they’re assassins. Despite her reservations, she accepts their protection.

Only the two men, Apollo Beck and Blue Hawke, aren’t assassins. They’re Texas Rangers sent after a man who preys on women, and their dangerous hunt has just brought Liza into the line of fire.

Confused with the attraction she feels for two men, Liza has a difficult decision before her: commit to loving Apollo and Blue or commit to her burning desire to become a doctor…unless she’s found and taken for revenge first.

Interview with Beth D. Carter

For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?
Women in history fascinate me because there’s collective thought that they were an unimportant in creating this world we live in. I mean, who would’ve thought the first female doctor in the US, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, would get into medical school because the entire male student body voted her in as a joke? She broke a glass ceiling for women, and probably not a lot of people know her name.

How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?
I was drawn to the aspect of a woman in the wild west trying to live a respectable life, and yet, being constantly thrown into these impossible situations. On top of that, throw in two love interests. Under her fragility is a core of pure steel. 

What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?  
My first goal was to write a historical romance with a happy ever after. That being said, I try very hard to bring a bit of suspense and factual events to my stories.

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for reading my stories. I know books can be expensive and I am always humbled when people reach out to let me know how much they enjoyed my books. And I do take reviews into consideration. If someone makes a mention of what worked and didn’t work for them, I keep those comments in mind when plotting my next story.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I really enjoyed learning about women in the medical field. I know I mentioned her before, but Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was a fascinating woman and her reasons for becoming a doctor were heartbreaking. I don’t understand why her life hasn’t been made into a movie, or at the very least, a documentary.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?
I have an apocalypse story coming out soon. And I’ve submitted a time travel story where the hero wakes up in 1927. Fingers crossed. It’s my favorite book I’ve ever written.
How long have you been writing?
I feel like my whole life. I was an avid reader and started reading my mother’s Harlequin Presents around age eleven. From there, I began coming up with my own stories.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Scarlet Dove?
Eliza Trent is a mail order bride, who finds out after she arrives in the Arizona territory that her fiancé has died. Worse, she owes a lot of money to the man who arranged everything. Just when she thinks she’ll be sold to a brothel, she’s rescued by two men. Apollo Beck and Blue Hawk are cousins, hunting a man who preys on women.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from The Scarlet Dove who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.
I would like to spend the day with Eliza, the heroine, because I would assure her that women’s rights were coming. Sure, we don’t have the ERA yet, but women have come a long way since the 1800s.

About the Author

I began reading my mom’s Harlequin Presents in the fifth grade, and from the first story I knew I wanted to write romance novels. I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers.  I try to write characters who aren't cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box.  I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

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