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Blythe Gifford | Bad Boy or Wounded Hero?
Author Guest / May 3, 2010

With HIS BORDER BRIDE, I crossed a border myself and set a book in Scotland for the first time. While I’m still writing 14th century medieval romance, this time I looked at the world from the northern side of the Cheviot Hills. I crossed another border with the book, too. I wrote my first “bad boy” hero. (Well, at least everyone THINKS he’s a bad boy. We all know he’s a hero at heart.) The man who is “mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” as Lady Caroline Lamb once said of the poet, Lord Byron, should have STAY AWAY signs all over him. He’s disillusioned, cynical, and has done things you can’t tell your mother about. (Many of which, we suspect, have something to do with S-E-X.) But despite all this, (or because of it?) he’s somehow irresistible. Not only is he sadly wiser to the cruel ways of the world, he’s also developed a charismatic charm that will draw you closer until you’re hooked and you can’t escape. I’ve always written wounded heroes, and the hero of this book is no exception. Gavin Fitzjohn is the illegitimate son of a prince of England and a Scots woman. Not only…

Blythe Gifford | Back To School—EXCITEMENT OR RELIEF
Uncategorized / August 24, 2009

Back to school. Don’t the very words evoke an emotion?For me, the phrase summons crisp, new beginnings. This year, the feeling of anticipation is even more special. My September release, IN THE MASTER’S BED, is a medieval “back to school” story. She’s disguised as a man in a place where women are forbidden. Now, she’s met a man who, for the first time, makes her want to be a woman. What will happen when he discovers her secret and she’s discovered IN THE MASTER’S BED? To tell a back to school story and have a chance to win a copy of IN THE MASTER’S BED click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.