This is an award given to the "knight in shining silver" hero in an historical romance, and I'm not only honored, I'm also surprised. I truly didn't expect it.
First of all, Kier is a con man to the marrow of his bones. Since he's been thirteen years old he's been scamming and scheming, at first by necessity, then because he's so very good at it. And he doesn't stop just because our story begins--he's working the long con in Deception (as are several others), and nothing will stop him, not even the woman he used to love.
He's not typical hero material.
But then, Deception isn't a typical medieval romance. It's more suspense-y, or thriller-y. Less about knights and chases across the countryside, more about dirty money and corruption.
And so, the RT Magazine nod is a highly rewarding one. I'm very grateful. I'm sure Kier is too. Confused, but grateful. Sophia, I know, will be shaking her head, lifting her eyebrows gently at Kier, as if to say, "You fooled even them, you fool."
And as if they wanted to help celebrate, Amazon has DECEPTION on sale right now! Print copies are almost 20% off.