How long have you been writing?
I started back in August of 2015 as a means to unleash my creative side. Sure enough, writing did the trick, and now I fear I am addicted. I feel stagnant without writing, so expect to see a lot more novels from me in the future.
Is this book part of a series?
Yes. To Dodge a Duke is the second novel in my Entangled Nobility series. The third novel is under contract with my publisher, and I am working on the fourth. I’ll be a bit sad when I finish this series because all the characters seem almost real to me, but I feel better knowing they all get their Happily Ever After.
What did you find the most challenging about writing this book?
Eleanor (the heroine) was a bit of a villain in To Tempt a Viscount. I didn’t like her all the time when I wrote To Dodge a Duke, but felt she deserved to tell her story. Give her a chance and I think she will surprise you.
Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?
The first draft. I love dreaming up the story and writing the dialogue. That’s also when I discover a lot of little traits particular to a character’s personality. It’s like they come alive and tell me how their story should go.
Do you have any works in progress?
I am working on the fourth novel in the series which involves a young lady from To Tempt a Viscount, Miss Cannis, and a gentleman from To Dodge a Duke, Lord Thornwick. While they might seem like an unusual pair, I think you will find they mesh quite well.
About the Book
Title: To Dodge a Duke
Author: Naomi Boom
Genre: Historical Romance / Regency
When a duke gets a chance to pursue a lady as someone else, he would be a fool not to take it.
Logan Eastworth, the Tenth Duke of Waking, returns to England to find a woman to marry. When Miss Eleanor Ashford assumes he holds the title of baronet, he does not correct her error. Instead, he plays on her misconception and arranges a house party where he can make her fall for him and not his title.
Miss Ashford desires a marriage of convenience to an earl or higher. Not to some low-life baronet with an estate in the far reaches of England. She has no time for love, even if the green-eyed baronet with a charming smile tries to convince her otherwise.
Miss Ashford has a choice to make. To wed a duke or the baronet setting her heart aflame. Her choice might not be as simple as she believes.
Naomi Boom is an author who never expected to love writing. Her inspiration struck when she searched for the perfect historical romance novel to read. Nothing sounded appealing, so she decided to write her own. That one novel has morphed into a series, and hopefully many, many more.
She resides in her home state of South Dakota with her husband and toddler. Her dream is to someday find an acreage where she can raise chickens, and continue her writing.