The Knight's Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke & Giveaway!

1. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

I can’t make it any more succinct than what RT Book Reviews recently wrote about The Knight’s Scarred Maiden:

‘Locke’s latest entry to her Lovers and Legends series is a beautifully written tale of loss, faith and the magic of love between a scarred maiden and the deadly mercenary she rescues.’ 

2. What is your dream cast for your book?

That’s easy because I have pictures plastered all over my Pinterest Board for inspiration!

For Helissent, I imagined her a mix between Alexis Bledel and Anna Popplewell. In fact, it’s almost as if an Anna Popplewell picture was used for the cover. She has a red dress, curly hair, and she’s in side profile, too!

For Rhain? Well, there isn’t a man alive who looks like him. He’s stunningly beautiful with blonde hair, amber eyes, and golden skin. Because she bakes, Helissent likens him to honey held to firelight. The picture of Jason Caselton modelling a yellow jacket is the closest look alike picture of Rhain I found.

3. What are you working on now?

My next release is in November: Her Christmas Knight, and I’m currently working on the story of Nicholas, who is Rhain’s friend from The Knight’s Scarred Maiden. He is a tortured hero and it’s been a journey writing his story!
4. Tell us a little bit about your book...

Mercenary knight Rhain wanders the lands, fights for coin, and is haunted by his past. Then, in a wreck of an inn, he tastes a cake made sublime with honey, and rescues a woman he wants more than any sweet. But with a vengeful warlord pursuing him, he’s merely a dead man awaiting the sword.
Helissent’s family died in a tragic fire; and she bears the scars for all to see. When she’s forced from her home, she bargains with the traveling mercenaries to take her to a different town, even though, disfigured and shamed she survived when her family didn’t, she knows she’ll never have a better life.

Along the way, both Rhain and Helissent reveal their pasts, and begin to long for a future. But with the enemy pursuing them both, is it too late? 

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About the Author

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother's closet. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly). If she isn't working on the next book in the Lovers and Legends historical series, she can be reached at:

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The Knight's Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

The Knight's Scarred Maiden

by Nicole Locke

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  1. I enjoy reading historical romances. Congrats on the new book Nicole. I look forward to reading this story.

    1. Thanks Ann! I love reading historical romances, too! The past is simply rich with happily ever after possibilities....

  2. Love the characters' names - and that is one fabulous blurb from RT :)

    1. Thanks Jemi! I was chuffed that they gave Rhain and Helissent's story a 4 star review (the highest they give is 4.5!).

  3. Congratulations to Nicole! What a gorgeous cover.

    1. Thanks Christine! When I worked with Harlequin on it, they took my inspiration and copied it almost exactly. Thrilled!

  4. Sounds like a fantastic book! Congrats, Nicole!

    1. Thanks Cherie! It was a joy to write Rhain and Helissent's story, and I love chatting about all their adversities towards their HEA!

  5. I still haven't joined Pinterest, but I know which actors I would pin to the board for my newest WIP. :)

  6. This sounds like such an excellent read!! Love the blurb :)