***********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

Congratulations to Asha H, my winner.

Thank you so much to everyone for all your suggestions. I will definitely be writng more older heroes and heroines soon, and I have lots of other ideas from you written up in my special ideas notebook.



Today I’m celebrating the release of A FORBIDDEN LIAISON WITH MISS GRANT, which is out now in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

I’d like to start with a huge big thank you to you to everyone who joined in the debate on Facebook a while back, when I asked what you’d like to see feature more in romances. The answer was overwhelmingly, older heroes and heroines. And your wish is my command. In this second chances, stand-alone historical set in Edinburgh during King George IV’s landmark visit, Constance, my heroine is forty and Grayson, my hero is forty-three. Not old today by a long chalk, but by Regency standards, this is, as Constance puts it, one toe in the grave.

On to the celebrations now. I am offering one reader one of these tote bags which I made myself, and a signed copy of the book.

All you have to do is tell me what you’d like to see in one of my future books? More older couples? A certain trope or favoured location? More titled heroes and heroines or less? Whatever you like, but please keep it clean.

The competition is open to everyone. You can enter here or over on my author page on Facebook. The winnder will be announced here on Monday 31st August.

Good luck.


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  1. Hi Marguerite, good luck for the next release and thanks for the giveaway! In your next books I’d like to see more older couples. Or the heroine with a noble title while the hero has not noble title, but is a mere citizen.

    1. Funnily enough, the next thing I have in the pipeline is a Victorian duet. In the very draft plan, the sisters are ladies but the two heroes are rough – to say the least. And yay for more older couples – I have loved writing those

    1. And of course most of them would! The difficulty would be trying to keep the focus on the romance while still adressing this problem and giving it enough page room. Definitely one to think about.

  2. I would love to read a story about a hero and a heroine meeting in a forest and falling in love. They have a really magical time together.

  3. I really love enemies to lovers trope. Sassy and smart heroine and brooding hero. and I’d love an interacial historical romance 🙂

    1. I have done one inter-racial historical a good while back – The Lady Who Broke the Rules. In all honesty I think I’d shy away from doing it again, and leave it to those better qualified to write diversity. But enemies to lovers – I do like that, and it’s a real challenge to get it to work without them simply fighting all the time.

  4. I think all your books are wonderful. But I think a story about people falling in love later in life would be a great story line. But I love the surprise of finding what the author has created always is fun. Best of luck with the newest book!

    1. Thank you Nancy. I loved writing my ‘older’ hero and heroine – it’s all relative. And it’s been so well-received I’d definitely going back to it. How old can I go – that is a real challenge!

  5. I would love to read more stories of older couples falling in love. To be honest, I’m getting a bit fed up with reading about these young debutantes just out of the school room getting their HEA. It’s now time for the older couples to have their chance at love and find their happy ever after. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely prize.

    1. What I loved about the older couple is that they’ve got baggage. A whole lot of experience and expectations to deal with and on top of all that they are to a degree set in their ways. It’s brilliant emotional conflict to write and I’m so glad it’s being well-received so I’ll definitely be going back to it

  6. More older couples, please. How about a story with a couple who travel to The Shetlands?

  7. Older couples, younger man/older lady, mixed classes
    Scotland, Wales, country estates, London.

    1. Yes, mixed classes are great and I have only done a few of them. In fact at the moment I’m looking at a Victorian where the hero has been brought up in a really rough area of London and has no idea of his aristocratic roots – or any interest in them at all. And I have a Welsh hero in my Christmas book for next year, though the story itself is set in Yorkshire.

  8. I’d love to see another Highland witch hero and heroine like the ones you have done before. I love a man in a kilt. X

  9. I would love to see more second chance romance – where the couple used to love each other, but fell out or lost touch for whatever reason, and find each other again later. I love watching them work through the baggage of the intervening years and how they’ve changed (or not!).

    1. I love that idea. There’s a song by the Civil Wars called Same Old, Same Old and every time I hear it I want to write the story. Or a story about a woman who one day simply walks away from her life and comes back ten or fifteen years later. Love this

  10. I’m definitely a fan of the older couples in romance, and look forward to reading this one!

  11. I have never read an older couple before thus when I read the excerpt that the couple is older, I wonder this must be beyond interesting. Good luck and I wish all the best for you 🙂

  12. I have never read an older couple before thus when I read the excerpt, I wonder this book must be beyond interesting. I wish you all the best and good luck 🙂

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