Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 1

WELCOME to the second year of Romancing September Across The World.

For the next thirty days we will be bringing you with some fantastic Romance books from across the wide range of books within the genre.

Everyday there will be a different book and there are two posts about the book and the author. The first is here in the Uk and the second is with Stephanie in the USA.

Each post is different and will introduce you the author and their book, so let’s see if we can find a book to tickle your literal taste buds.


Our first guest is Caroline Storer. Catch up with more from Caroline in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

The Roman

Where is your home town?

I live in a small village called Llanfechell, which is on the lovely island of Anglesey in North Wales. It’s a lovely island with some wonderful beaches and is just on the doorstep of the Snowdonia National Park. You may also recall, that Anglesey was recently the “home” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) whilst William was serving with the RAF up here at RAF Valley. I did invite them over for tea, but unfortunately they were too busy to pop over (only kidding!)

How long have you been writing romance?

I first put pen to paper; or rather fingers to keyboard back in 2007. But saying that, I have always dreamt of writing romance, and over the years hundreds of ideas for books have bubbled away in my over active imagination.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

Historical romance without a doubt! I love most periods of historical romance; but if I had to pick three, then Ancient Rome, Viking and Regency romances would be my favourites.

When is your book set?

My book is set in Ancient Rome, in AD79

How was Marsallas betrayed?

The heroine, Justina was forced to lie to him when they were young by telling him that she wanted to be with his uncle, Quintus instead of marrying him. Believing the worst, Marsallas denounces Justina to Hades and leaves Herculaneum vowing never to return.

What has Marsallas been doing for the last 6 years?

Marsallas has thrown himself into the deadly world of chariot racing, gaining fortune, fame, and a salacious reputation throughout Rome. His bed could be kept warm by a different woman each night if he chooses, but his heart remains iced over as the memory of Justina’s betrayal continues to haunts him.

How does he meet Justina again?

Quintus is dying, and forces Justina to go to Rome to persuade Marsallas to return to Herculaneum to see him before he dies. Justina doesn’t want to go, but has no choice. When they meet for the first time in six years, Marsallas feels hatred for her; but underneath it all there is still a spark of desire for her that he can’t resist.

How does he believe he will avenge his broken heart?

When Justina steps back into his life he sees a chance to avenge his broken heart. He’ll take her for one night only, and then walk away from her as she walked away from him. But beneath the hurt, an attraction so intense still burns between the two, and as their fates begin to intertwine once more, their determination to resist one another starts to falter…

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

I’m currently finishing off a Viking Romance. It’s a Viking with a twist, though. In my story, the heroine is the Viking and the hero is the Anglo Saxon lord who captures her when Vikings invade England in 1066.

Where can readers find out more about you?

Caroline Storer


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38 thoughts on “Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 1

  1. Congratulations on being number one, Caroline! Nice one, ladies – have tweeted, Rosie, but not tagged you as I hadn’t got room after I’d fitted the #MondayBlogs in, which I thought would be better, exposure wise!

    I’m very interested in reading your Viking one, Caroline, partly because I’m moving towards histfic in my novel after next, and want to start with this very period. Do let me know when it’s out!


  2. I too like Historical best. My grandson at 5 enjoys those Roman days movies so much we usually watch that type of movie when I babysit him. I enjoyed your sense of humour in the interview. Unfortunately the royal couple has no time to visit me either when they come to Canada.


  3. Caroline, one of my favorite genre is historical romance, and by far the Roman period is the one I could never tire of reading! I will check your book and I can’t wait for your Viking romance to be out. Loved your interview.


    • Thanks, Monica. I’ve had such a great response today. Viking book seems to be popular as well, so I *must* get it polished and sent off! Caroline x


    • Thanks Nicky. Me cover certainly has “shelf appeal”, IMHO of course! I do think he is dishy, though. Caroline x


  4. I always have a soft spot for Historical Romances, it was the genre that sparked my interest in reading when I began and I still love reading them to this day. When I have an opportunity I will definitely check out “The Roman”, I will love to see how everything works out between Marsallas and Justina, and hopefully their happy ending!!!


    • Thanks so much, Adrienne. I love the cover too. As one reviewer said – it has shelf appeal! Take care – Caroline x


  5. Apologies for being so late in getting here – I’ve been immersed in writing and am now playing catch up! This story sounds great Caroline, very intense – like his eyes on the cover – which I always like 🙂 so I wish you all the best with it. Thanks for sharing this terrific interview, Georgia


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