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Virtue’s Lady, by Jessica Cale
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2015
After being rescued from her kidnapping by a handsome highwayman, she returns home only to find her marriage prospects drastically reduced. Her father expects her to marry the repulsive Lord Lewes, but Jane has other plans. All she can think about is her highwayman, and she is determined to find him again.
Mark Virtue is furious when Jane arrives in Southwark. In spite of his growing feelings for her, he knows that the crime-ridden slum is no place for a lady. Jane must set aside her lessons to learn a new set of rules if she is survive and to prove to Mark—and to herself—that there’s more to her than meets the eye.
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
Honestly? “S*** just got real!” I had seen it as an e-book before, but it didn’t feel real until I saw it for sale on Barnes & Noble’s website. I read the sample and seeing my own words on my Nook was pretty awesome.
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
It wasn’t a decision, I’ve always been a writer. I don’t think calling yourself a writer is dependent on anything external; it’s part of your identity. Either you are, or you aren’t. If you write, whether you’re published or not, you’re a writer. You might not get paid for it yet, but that doesn’t mean anything. What matters is that you write.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript? Halfway through? Just finished?
No matter where you are in the process, just keep going. Keep writing, and when you’re done, write something new. You’re going to get a lot of conflicting advice, but don’t get discouraged and don’t let it slow you down. Show your work to other people, but trust in your own unique vision. This is your manuscript, and you have to like it first. When you get towards the end, don’t be afraid to edit or re-write; you want your book to be as good as it can be, so edit that thing until it sparkles!