The friendship of four young ladies has created an indestructible bond to protect one another from the perils of love and marriage . . .
After the demise of her friend’s disastrous marriage, Mercedes Parsons isn’t about to let the widowed Wallflower of West Lane, Lady Aurora Radcliff, undertake another perilous trip to the altar. At least, not before the bridegroom-to-be is thoroughly investigated. If only Mercy could stop her uncharacteristic daydreaming about Wesley Renshaw’s charm, his intellect, his dashing good looks. After all, the earl has already set his sights on her best friend! She must keep her wits about her and avoid giving into temptation.
Wesley is both irritated and intrigued by the machinations of Mercy—He cannot let her cleverness and beauty distract him. He needs to marry her friend, Aurora, so he can reclaim his family’s ancestral home. A wrong he has hoped to right his entire life. Besides, who is penniless spinster Mercedes Parsons to decide whom he can and cannot marry? Yet while he admires her unwavering loyalty to her friends, he decides it’s high time the misguided woman had a dose of her own medicine. Two can play at this spying game. But they are both embarked on a dangerous charade. And it won’t be merely Mercy’s reputation at risk—or her heart on the line—as Wesley comes to the inescapable conclusion that he has found the right woman at exactly the wrong time.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I write in various locations in my house. I have a recliner in the office. On the porch in
good weather or on the couch if it’s baseball season and there’s an afternoon game. I
usually write in the afternoon, though if I have a tight deadline, I write all the time.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
I like quite or noise that is easily tuned out. I can’t write with music because I start
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Hmm… I don’t know. I have a few close writer friends who it would be fun to work
with. However, if Eloisa James or Julia Quinn called, I wouldn’t say no. LOL
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good
one’ or the ‘bad one’?
That’s funny! It’s more fun to be bad, but I think good.
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
I would have loved to have a nice sit down with Jane Austen and find out her process
Where can I find you when you are reading?
On my living room couch with the fire going and a cup of tea or cocoa.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
If I’m working on edits or Social Media, then I’m at my desk in the office. Otherwise, I
might be in my garden, playing with the cats, cooking or shopping.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first
Let the adventure begin.
How do you come up with a title for your book?
Sometimes they just come to me and other times they are painful and come out of
long lists of possibilities based on the book’s themes and the markets trends.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
Most of my books are traditionally published and the publisher designs and creates
the cover. For my few self-published books it’s a combination of what’s trending in the
market for my genre, what the book is about and what makes me happy
Thank you, A.S. Fenichel and Pump Up Your Book
About the author
A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful IT 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.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in Missouri with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.