I’d like to thank Pauline for inviting me to her blog today. It is a pleasure to share with you why I wrote my interracial historical romance Midnight Kiss.
Midnight Kiss (published by Liquid Silver Books) is the third book in my Moonlight Romance series. Matt Seever is introduced in book two Midnight Heat. He works as an officer on the steamboat the Queen Bee. While writing Midnight Heat I knew I had to tell Matt’s story next. Matt Seever, a Civil War veteran, and father of two, hasn’t been with another woman since his wife died four years ago. It was time for him to find love again!
Knowing Matt so well from writing Midnight Heat, writing Midnight Kiss came rather easy to me. His young children Seth and Hannah are mulatto, and I decided his new love would be a beautiful colored woman who could love them like her own. April, a recently fired nanny stows away on the steamer and became the answer to Matt’s prayers. A gentle, hardworking woman with a big heart and a way with children is exactly what the Seever family needed. She has trust issues and worries about the ramifications of falling in love with a white man, but he is a patient man and determined to win her over.
An interracial romance in St. Louis, Missouri in 1869 was extremely frowned upon. That gave me all the more reason to write it. I’m always eager for a challenge and do not shy away from what some may see as controversial. I’ve read many historical accounts of these relationships working out for the best, but they do not come without hardships. I wanted to shed light on the fact these relationships did happen even in the South.
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Haley Whitehall lives in Washington State where she enjoys all four seasons and the surrounding wildlife. She writes historical fiction and historical romance set in the 19th century U.S. When she is not researching or writing, she plays with her cats, watches the Western and History Channels, and goes antiquing. She is hoping to build a time machine so she can go in search of her prince charming. A good book, a cup of coffee, and a view of the mountains make her happy. Visit Haley’s website at http://haleywhitehall.com.
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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Haley-Whitehall/e/B0078EO6CE/
I’d like to thank Haley for stopping by the blog today! The book sounds so fascinating! Have you ever done something bold because you felt you had to? You know I love the comments (especially for my guests!). I love them so much I enter them into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). A winner will be announced the first blog post of the new month.