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Today we’re joined by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, who is here to tell us about her new 1920s historical romance GUY’S ANGEL. She even brought a copy for one lucky reader, so stay tuned to find out how you can take it home. I hope you all will enjoy getting to know Lee Ann as much as I have. Let’s meet her, shall we?

Congratulations on the release of GUY’S ANGEL, Lee Ann. The cover is gorgeous! Can you introduce us to the story?

I think the blurb does that very well so I’ll share it.

When a young woman really believes the sky is the limit, amazing things can happen….

Lorraine Ryan wants to fly airplanes so she heads for the local airstrip in 1925 to make her dream come true.  Most of the flyboys think she’s cute but a woman’s place is in the home, not the cockpit.   When Guy Richter steps up and offers to teach her to fly, she’s captivated with both Guy and flight.  He nicknames her “Angel” and takes her up into that wild blue yonder.  Before long, they’re deep in love.

Love, however, isn’t always enough……

Guy, a former World War I flying ace, is haunted by his past. His demons include his war service, the death of his only brother in an accident the previous year, and the Valkyries that he evaded in France who trail him in the hopes that they can complete his destiny.  But his dreams lie with Angel and as they grow closer and closer, he soon realizes that if anyone can save him, it’s his Angel.

Aw, what a great plot, and certainly original. What draws you to the historical romance genre? 

I’ve always loved history.

I grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri which is an old river town where history is everywhere.  St. Joe was one of the major starting points for a lot of wagon trains heading west, it’s where the Pony Express began, and where outlaw Jesse James met his end.  I was the kid who listened to the elders tell stories about the past and in college, I ended up with a dual major in English and in History.

What a great pair of majors for an author — especially one of historical works! I, too, live in an area rich in history. I think I sometimes take it for granted, but it really is so fascinating, as is your story. What might readers be surprised to learn about the plot or characters of GUY’S ANGEL?

Angel’s just eighteen and to our 21st century minds, it’s very young but in 1925, she’s a woman.

That’s a great point. Let’s have some fun with GUY’S ANGEL. What’s the first sentence?

The brown leather jacket swallowed up her thin figure and the boots dwarfed her small feet so she looked like a little girl playing dress-up in clothing purloined from her father’s closet.

What a fantastic visual! What’s your favorite line in the book?

“I love you so much, more than I ever thought a gal could love a fella.  Now ain’t that a sockdollanger, ace?”

LOL! That’s utterly charming. *grin* How about an excerpt … three sentences long! Yep, that’s it. Three!

“He’s a flyer, an ace from the war, he ain’t no Johnny Law.” Angel said.  “I can go get him if you want to give me trouble.  St. Michael’s the patron of soldiers and warriors, too, you saps.”

Oooh, she’s a tough one! Which scene was most difficult for you to write? Why?

I think the climax scene when the Valkyries attack.  It was very emotional and turbulent.

I bet — it certainly sounds that way. Which scene would you most like to experience for yourself? From whose POV?

I love flying and so I’d choose Angel’s first flight with Guy, from her POV

Great choice! I bet that’s a memorable moment, indeed. *grin* What inspired the book’s title?

Well, early in the first draft Guy nicknames her “Angel” and then there’s also a strong connection with St. Michael the Archangel so it just seemed to fit, “Guy’s Angel”.

It does. It sounds perfect! Before we take another look at the story, can you tell us what’s next for you?

After “Guy’s Angel” I have about a two month break between releases, nice change.  My next up will be a contemporary romance, “Heart of the Ozarks” set on Lake Taneycomo in my native state of Missouri and then in September, another historical, “Dustbowl Dreams” set in 1930’s Oklahoma.

I’m currently working on a very tough to write contemporary about a Iraqi war veteran who’s on the wild side and the old fashioned young woman he meets.  She’s going to help tame him and ease some of his fears while he’s going to teach her how to live a little more.  No official title yet but working title is “Devlin’s Grace”.

It all sounds absolutely amazing. I, for one, will stay tuned! As for today’s title, let’s take a look.

GUY’S ANGEL | blurb

When a young woman really believes the sky is the limit, amazing things can happen…

Lorraine Ryan wants to fly airplanes so she heads for the local airstrip in 1925 to make her dream come true.  Most of the flyboys think she’s cute but a woman’s place is in the home, not the cockpit.   When Guy Richter steps up and offers to teach her to fly, she’s captivated with both Guy and flight.  He nicknames her “Angel” and takes her up into that wild blue yonder.  Before long, they’re deep in love.

Love, however, isn’t always enough……

Guy, a former World War I flying ace, is haunted by his past. His demons include his war service, the death of his only brother in an accident the previous year, and the Valkyries that he evaded in France who trail him in the hopes that they can complete his destiny.  But his dreams lie with Angel and as they grow closer and closer, he soon realizes that if anyone can save him, it’s his Angel.

LEE ANN SONTHEIMER MURPHY | bio

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a full-time romance author.  A native of the old historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, one time home to both Jesse James and the Pony Express, she now lives and writes in the beautiful Missouri Ozark region.  Her romance novels include Love Never Fails, Witness Protection Program, Sing We Now of Christmas, A Patient Heart, In Love’s Own Time, Miss Good Samaritan, In The Shadow of War, Guy’s Angel,  and Heart of the Ozarks, all from Rebel Ink Press.  She also has six other novels and several novellas available. Her work also appears in more than twenty anthologies and she has multiple short story/non-fiction credits.

She is a member of RWA, Missouri Writers Guild, EPIC, and the Ozarks Writers League.

Her work also appears in multiple anthologies. She earned a BA degree in both English and History from Missouri Southern State University as well as an AA Degree in Journalism from Crowder College.  She worked in broadcast media for a decade and also has a background in education.  Her weekly column “Hindsight” appears each week in the Neosho Daily News.

She is married to Roy W. Murphy and the couple has three children, Emily, Megan, and Patrick Murphy.

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**GIVEAWAY**

Lee Ann has generously offered to give away an ecopy of GUY’S ANGEL to one commenter, who will be chosen randomly. To qualify, please comment with your email address and tell Lee Ann why you’d love to read her book. Good luck to you all, and thanks so much for being here today. Lee Ann, it’s an honor to have you and I wish you all the best with this incredible story.