Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 4th November

Romance Weekly ChatDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Lanora Mangano’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking! This week’s challenge comes from Sarah Hegger, whose book, Sweet Bea, is available on Amazon now!

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Tell me about your three favorite book boyfriends…

Where to start? I can’t even narrow it down to three for the past month, let alone my favorite three of all time! Of course there are my go-to men; the Darcys and the Rochesters who never fail to make you fall in love with them, no matter how dog-eared your book is. But then I start thinking about Jamie Fraser and all the other heroes that have captured my heart over the years, and I’m back to square one.

So, rather than choose my three favorite book boyfriends of all time, I’m going to tell you the three UNLIKELIEST book boyfriends I’ve discovered. Those characters who–in spite of their flaws or differences–have reeled me in and made my heart speed over and over again. 

The Drag Queen

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By now, most of my friends are bored with me telling them just how hot Nicholas, the hero of L.H. Cosway’s Painted Faces, is. When the heroine, Freda, first meets him, she finds him attractive, but when he’s dressed as his alter ego, Viv, he takes attractive to a whole other level. I found myself falling in love with him right alongside the heroine.

He isn’t perfect; at first he treats Fred badly, not understanding how his actions make her feel. But Painted Faces is a story of change and redemption, and Nicholas becomes the man / woman he always hoped he could be. Perhaps that’s why I fell so hard for him. As with all L.H. Cosway books, this is a story I could read again and again!


The Genetics Professor


 I read Graeme Simsion’s hilarious Rosie Project earlier this year, and I found Don Tillman gorgeously endearing. A man who approaches romance in the same way he works on a science project, Don believes that finding a wife should be easy. Of course, that’s before he meets Rosie Jarman, a chaotic whirlwind of a heroine who turns his life upside down.

Although on the surface Don seems staid, Graeme Simsion paints him as a man who slowly learns that he has romance inside him, and manages to sweep Rosie (and me) right off her feet!



The Time Traveler


There are some books that sweep you up and take you to another world, making you stay up all night and ignore all those chores you should be doing. The Time Traveler’s wife was definitely one of those books for me. I fell in love with Henry De Tamble, the chronologically-impaired hero, who is doomed to skip through time, unable to control where he ends up. The story isn’t for the faint-hearted, but there was something about the doomed romance that grew between Henry and Claire (his wife) that made me fall in love with him, too.



Wow, that was much harder than I thought it would be! Thank you to Sarah Hegger for giving us all an enjoyable challenge. And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to the fabulous J.R. Richardson’s blog and read her answers!

Carrie Pink


Blog Takeover – Sarah Hegger (Author of Sweet Bea)

Hi all,

Today I’m delighted to introduce a fellow author and good friend of mine, Sarah Hegger. The author of The Bride Gift, she is here to tell us about her latest release, Sweet Bea.

Sweet Bea

So without further ado, let me hand over to Sarah…


Tripping with my Gals.

Hi Carrie, thanks for letting me come over and share the release of my new medieval, Sweet Bea, with you.

The pairing of a good girl with a wicked boy is nothing new in the romance genre and Sweet Bea is my version of that. Beatrice, aka Sweet Bea, is huge hearted, impulsive, a touch feisty and at times, totally clueless.

It got me thinking about what I like in a heroine. Here are some of my favorites, and I don’t want to number them because I honestly can’t decide who I liked best.

Venetia, from the novel of the same name, by Georgette Heyer.  Sweet, innocent Venetia stumbles across the rake next door and sends him into a conflict of conscience.

Erin Coffey from After Hours by Cara Mckenna. A ‘scrappy’ chic with a steel spine and an overdeveloped sense of responsibility who takes on the big, bad, mean and moody, Kelly.

Although she’s not the heroine, I just love Nix, or ‘Nucking Futs Nix’, the soothsayer and Valkyrie oracle from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. Nix is vague, totally mysterious and somewhat certifiable, she arrives in the ‘nix’ of time and puts the world to rights.


Shadow Reawakened

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I would read Kristan Higgans’ shopping list and enjoy it, but her stand out heroine for me is Maggie from Catch of the Day. Maggie is warm, giving, loving and clueless when it comes to men. She tumbles across the hero, the taciturn Malone, whilst secretly pining for her Catholic priest.

Not a romantic heroine, but Mara of the Acoma from the Empire Trilogy by  Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts is tiny, tough, smart as a whip and relentless.

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Reading through these women, it made me realize that these are all women I’d want to be friends with, woman I identify with and want to take with me through a book journey –  sort of LITERARY GIRL’S ROAD TRIP.

So, let me tell you about my girl, Sweet Bea.

Is anything sweeter than revenge?

In a family of remarkable people, ordinary Beatrice strives to prove herself worthy. When her family is threatened with losing everything, she rushes to London to save them. Unfortunately, she chooses as her savior the very man who will see her family brought low.

Garrett has sworn vengeance on Sir Arthur of Anglesea for destroying his life when he was a boy and forcing his mother into prostitution for them to survive. He has chosen as his instrument Sir Arthur’s youngest daughter, Beatrice.

Can Beatrice’s goodness teach Garrett that love, not vengeance, is the greatest reward of all?

There’s a longer excerpt on my Website.

If this sounds like your thing, you can pick up a copy at AMAZON or BARNES & NOBLE or pop along to KENSINGTON PUBLISHING for your favorite format.

And as we’re going on a road trip, I should tell you a bit about me.

Sarah Hegger

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.
Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.
She currently lives in Draper, Utah, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.
She loves to hear from readers and you can find her at any of the places below.


Tell me about some of your favorite book heroines, I’d love to hear who you would take on your road trip.