She’s the last thing he expects to find...
Title: Enchanting the Earl
Author: Lily Maxton
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: 17/04/2017
Series: The Townsends #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Scandalous
Llynmore Castle is the only place Annabel Lockhart has ever considered home. For years, she’s been able to live as she wished, freely roaming the wild moors. Now there’s a new earl, as arrogant as he is handsome, and he wants her out. But if he thinks she’ll go quietly, he’s in for a surprise.
Theo Townsend returned from war a changed man. After unexpectedly inheriting an earldom and a secluded castle in the Scottish Highlands to go with it, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to hide from the world—until he arrives to find a spirited, beautiful woman already in residence. He can’t just throw her out, but surely there's a way to get her to leave on her own. The sooner she's gone, the better, especially when he realizes there’s more than just mutual dislike between them.
Top Ten Songs for All the Feels
As an author, I draw inspiration from a lot of sources and music is a pretty big one. I like to listen to songs before I start writing to ease into a more creative and emotional mindset, whether I’m preparing to write an angsty scene or a joyful one. While my favorite songs change pretty often, these are the top ten I’ve been listening to while working on my current series.
“A 1000 Times”-Hamilton and Rostam
This song has angst. It has crooning. It has LONGING. Go listen to it. The whole album (I Had a Dream That You Were Mine) is very good, too.
“Homecoming”-Kanye West feat. Chris Martin
“Homecoming” is a love song about a city rather than a person (and please don’t ask me how long it took me to figure out that “Windy” is the “Windy City” and not a girl named Wendy.) Anyway, it’s a nostalgic tribute, both uplifting and bittersweet. Kanye West has done some epic songs, but this might be my favorite.
When I listen to this, I feel like I’m driving on the highway in the summer with the windows down, and my relationship is falling apart. If you want to feel like that too (and who doesn’t?), go check it out. But seriously, I love Halsey’s voice, and she does a mean love song.
“This Side of Paradise”-Hayley Kiyoko
This is a song that creates the perfect atmosphere of dreamy longing. It has a little bit of a dance/80s-type beat (like a lot of Kiyoko’s songs), but it manages to still feel sad and personal and wistful.
“Nature Boy”-Nick Cave
Nobody does weird-happy love songs like Nick Cave. Nobody. This song just makes me feel joyful, like everything is going to work out fine, and true love really is the most powerful thing in the world.
“Here With Me”-Susie Suh & Robot Koch
This song is just lovely. It’s soft, slow, haunting, and infused with longing. Great to listen to to get into an introspective frame of mind.
“Famous Blue Raincoat”-Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen is one of my go-to artists for angst, and this might be the angstiest of them all. Listen to everything on this album (Songs of Love and Hate) if you want to feel a soul-deep sort of sorrow.
This song just makes me feel good. It’s fun and romantic and you can dance to it. Also, you can pretend that Bruno Mars is singing the lyrics directly to you…which everyone does…right?
“Love Story”-Taylor Swift
This is another that makes me really happy. It’s so cheerful and romantic. Also, it’s Romeo-and-Juliet-themed with a happy ending! How could you not love that?
So, I listened to this song about twenty times when I broke up with my high school boyfriend. (Is that TMI?) Anyway, the lyrics don’t make much sense, but it’s painful and raw and the perfect inspiration for even the most angsty scenes.
Lily Maxton grew up in the Midwest, reading, writing, and daydreaming amidst cornfields. After graduating with a degree in English, she decided to put her natural inclinations to good use and embark on a career as a writer.
When she’s not working on a new story, she likes to tour old houses, add to her tea stash, and think of reasons to avoid housework.