The Royal Conquest by Stacy Reid #Review and #Interview

Title: The Royal Conquest
Author: Stacy Reid

Genre: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, 192 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Publication Date: November 30th 2015

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

His dark seduction will be her undoing…
After being cruelly jilted by a lord who claimed to adore her, Miss Payton Peppiwell swore her future husband would be as ordinary as she. Now if only her family would listen to her. Then she meets Mikhail Konstantinovich, an untitled horse breeder, in a highly improper and scandalous encounter. Never had Payton expected to be so attracted to the dark, intriguing man, who seduces her to recklessness with a mere stare.
Mikhail abhors anything to do with intimacy. Yet Miss Peppiwell stirs hunger and a need long forgotten in him. But Mikhail has a dark past—one that means his lust must be sated in a way entirely unsuitable for a lady. But his biggest secret will be the hardest for Payton to overcome: Mikhail is not only titled, he’s a prince
Review
This is book 4 in the Scandalous House of Calydon series but it’s the first one I have read. I didn’t have any problems following along so it can easily be read as a standalone. Historical Romance is one of my favorite genres and I absolutely loved this book!

Payton is an American who is being brought into the London social scene by her parents so that she can make a match with a Lord. She meets Mikhail who she thinks is a horse breeder with no title. However, he is a prince trying to keep a low profile. Payton has sworn she will not marry anyone who isn’t as ordinary as she is so this proves to be a problem. 

I loved watching the characters grow and develop throughout this story. There were some steamy scenes that were well written. I’d highly recommend this book. I know I’ll be reading the rest of the series. 

Rating: 5 stars
Interview
I’m honored to have Stacy Reid stop by the blog today for an interview. Be sure to check out her website www.stacyreid.com for more information on her books!

Thank you for having me.

How did you decide which genre to write? 
I’ve always loved all things paranormal. It is my favourite genre to read in, and this translated to me writing in the same genre. I stumbled onto Historical Romance (HR). I love reading HR, but I never really thought about writing books in that genre until Entangled Publishing sent out a call for submission in 2013. I really wanted to publish with them, and when I saw they were actively looking for historical novellas, I sat down and crafted the first book in the Scandalous House of Calydon series, The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding, and submitted! It was accepted and I was offered a contract for the series…and the rest is in the wind. Now I write in both paranormal fantasy and Historical romance genre and I cannot imagine giving up either.
What do you like to do when you aren’t writing? 

Read! I have a mountain of books on my kindle and I add books daily. I now have over 800 stories waiting on me, and while I try to read at least 10 books monthly my TBR pile keep growing. I also love watching anime (my current favourite are Naruto Shippuden and Full Metal Alchemist) I also enjoy playing video games.

 Where did you get the inspiration for The Royal Conquest? 
I actually got an email from a reader of the series asking me if I intend to write Payton Peppiwell’s book, because her heart ached for her. I had mentioned Payton being jilted in book 2. I’d toyed with the idea but did not see a clear cut story for her. Then one night I was re watching coming to America with my hubby and I was like to him “After what that ass did to Payton she deserves a prince.” Ha! And I jumped up, ran to the laptop and started outlining her story.
 What’s up next for you? 
I have a new regency series (a trilogy) which will be published by Entangled Publishing in 2016. I’m also working on Scandalous House of Calydon 5 and 6 to be released in 2016!  I’ve also recently published my first Paranormal fantasyEternal Darkness, and the second book Eternal Flames will be available January 4th 2016!