posted on October 8, 2014 by A. S. Fenichel

Breaking the Rules

by A.S. Fenichel

fenichel_ascensionI blame Jane Austen for making the early 1800s so romantic to me. I love the period. I love the rules and I hate the rules. No touching or even being alone together. I love this because when they finally do touch, even if it’s incidental, it’s earth-shattering. Then there is the stunning contrast between what is within a man’s rights and what a woman might attain. It is staggering, maddening and intriguing.

So why demons, you might ask. It’s not so much the demons as the hunters. I recently received a review for ASCENSION and not a favorable one. It was from someone very unhappy about what I did. She hated that I would break or even bend the rules of a Regency romance. “…I expect a few rules. One of which is that sex happens after a marriage and no fiancee would even think of making love with her intended.”

Frankly, I love to break a few rules now and then. Don’t you? I even love that the rules are there for me to break. I would also guess that the people of the Regency era were not perfect and indiscretions happened more often than Jane Austen led us to believe.

Those terrible demons led me to the demon hunters, which led me to a reason for those oh-so-stringent rules to be broken. Mind you I break them with reason and I think I break them well. I’ll let you be the judge of that. 😉

In ASCENSION I will introduce you to a Company of Demon Hunters who live just outside of the view of society. Because the characters straddle the line between the social order and the knowledge that demons may kill them at any moment, they might feel free to bend a few of those well-loved rules.

Remember, I love those rules too. I’ve read thousands of historical novels. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice four or five times and seen all the movies and TV versions. I’m a fan of etiquette and glove wearing. But I’m also a fan of A$$ kicking heroines like Belinda, who can stand up for themselves and heroes who evolve beyond what they have been raised to believe. Evolution is painful and poor Gabriel has suffered and will suffer, but you are going to fall in love just the same.

What rules would you break to get what you REALLY want?

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A. S. Fenichel

A. S. Fenichel

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She's never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be brining you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.

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