Jen: Today we welcome our next HRR author, Christina McKnight. Christina, will you share a short bio with us?
Christina: Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance.
Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Christina: My newest release is the fourth book in the A Lady Forsaken series, Hidden No More.
A lady concealed from society…
Lady Ellington, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy marquis, has spent her entire life hiding from London’s high society—both as a result of her own desires and those forced upon her by her overbearing and abusive father. When the marquis passes away suddenly, Ellie feels as though a weight has been lifted and immediately assumes her role as mistress of Drake House. Though she is constantly looking over her shoulder, wondering when it will all be taken from her. And for good reason—no sooner has she shed her black mourning garb than a missive arrives, announcing an heir to the Marquisate. A person she has never heard of before, but one with enough power to change her fate entirely.
A man uncovering the secrets of his past…
Taken in by his nursemaid in infancy and raised as an orphan, Alex has never had the benefits of a name or a bloodline. Yet he’s content to work hard and earn his keep as a stable hand in one of London’s finest homes, proving himself worthy of both his position and his friendship to the beautiful Lady Ellington. When Ellie asks for his help with a delicate matter, he’s happy to oblige, but soon finds himself in the middle of more than he bargained for. His innocent meeting reveals secrets from the past that he never could have imagined, and he discovers that he’s a duke by birth. But even with the possibility of a title and all that goes along with it, Alex is unsure whether he can tear down the walls Ellie has built to protect her heart.
A love neither can hide…
While the two have a love that’s undeniable, it may not be enough to bridge the gap and overcome the obstacles standing in their way. And now, with every secret revealed, there’s even more at stake.
Where did the story idea come from?
Ellie’s story actually started with my hero (Alex), a young man, orphaned in infancy who finds his way as a stable hand in London. However, there was much more this man than met the eye. I wanted to tell a story of integrity, loyalty, and understanding. This was that story!
Jen: Who is your celebrity crush?
Christina: Elijah Wood, HAHA!
Jen: Favorite breakfast food?
Christina: Eggs over easy and Rye toast
Jen: Favorite day of the week?
Christina: Friday at 4:00pm…with two and half days of freedom ahead of me!
Jen: Favorite piece of jewelry?
Christina: Double heart necklace
Jen: How many siblings do you have?
Christina: 2 brothers and 1 sister
Jen: What is the perfect temperature?
Christina: 90 degrees
Jen: If you could have dinner with any author living or dead, who would it be?
Christina: Christina Dodd
Jen: What book family would you want to be a part of?
Christina: The Cynster Family, Stephanie Laurens
Jen: Cat or dog?
Christina: I’m an even split. I have 4 dogs and 4 cats!
Jen: Rainbow or chocolate sprinkles?
Jen: What’s next for you?
Christina: I’m hard at work on the first book in my Craven House Historical Romance Series, a spin off from my last series. The series is based around four sisters who were raised by a woman of the night and how they each become their own woman, despite the home they were raised in. Book one is The Thief Steals Her Earl.