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After She Became A Lady  by Wareeze Woodson  is on virtual book tour. The historical romantic suspense stops at Readeropolis w...

After She Became A Lady by Wareeze Woodson is on virtual book tour.

The historical romantic suspense stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $15 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Welcome Friends,

Thank you for sharing your time with me today. By way of introduction, my pen name is Wareeze Woodson. I write historical romance with a twist of suspense. Although I personally love the medieval period, I write period romance, Regency at present.  Perhaps you would enjoy sharing a look at the writer’s world.

When I write my historical novels, I must create my own worlds. The Regency/Victorian era is a historical fact, but make-believe for all that, because it no longer exists. With each story, the scene must be created—when in time, day or night, where-location and what is happening. What the character sees, feels, and wants—all must be imagined and displayed for the reader.

The elaborate ball gowns of silks and satins, trimmed with lace, over gowns sprigged with spangles all over jeweled or embroidery along with more demure morning dresses, worn with gloves and fashionable head gear, bring the past to life. Think of the music, the theater, the house parties and all the other activities of the Ton to stave off boredom. Even the on-dits were amusing and if the rumor mill seized a fancy tidbit, society waited with bated breath for the next crumb to fall.

Social norms dictated strict codes of behavior many would scoff at today. If her misdeed became common knowledge, the slightest slip and a young lady may face ruin for life. I love to escape into another era to witness the mannerisms, the apparel, the modes of transportation, and even the rather stuffy rules a young lady must adopt. Not so the gentleman—hardly fair, but oh well. That alone is all the more reason to merely visit the past without fully embracing a life without electricity.

Creating Worlds

Although the author has many historical facts to draw from, the story must exist in the world created by the writer. The colors, the sounds, the tastes and the smells add flavor to the story. The reader wants to visit these places through the character’s point of view and safely absorb the emotions as well.


The flame of the candle flickered and glinted off the in-laid sliver on the barrel of the gun pointed directly at Isabel. Fear griped her by the throat and she caught her breath, unable to move or even swallow. 

The smell of the downpour outside drifted into the open window and the curtains billowed in a sharp breeze. Her cloak, drenched with raindrops, swung against the layers of her petticoats with a chilling heaviness. The damp cloth clung to her ankles while moisture trickled down her features.  
The longcase clock in the hall chimed once echoing down the empty passageway. Even at this hour, the sound of a carriage rumbling over the cobbled-stones in front of the manor reached the upper level.

I hope I’ve raised several questions in your mind with these few sentences. Is the man with the gun the hero or the villain? Is this Isabel’s house, or did she enter the manor for some nefarious purpose? What happens next?

I created a small glimpse of this world of danger, building tension yet the reader is safe. I like this world where velvet and fine jaconet muslins were worn to the Assemblies at Almack’s, where danger lurks before and after the ball, as well. The lives of the characters also dwell in this created world. What will happen to her, to him in this tale? Only the author of this created world knows and I’m not telling. After all, this is only make-believe, created in the imagination.  Perhaps one day, I’ll take up the tale.

Wareeze Woodson

After She Became A Lady
by Wareeze Woodson
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense 

Laurel Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.

Now alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her hostile sister-in-law for the reins of her husband’s establishment.

When Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen, or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her household by herself?

I write historical romance fiction novels set in the 1800s forward with a twist of suspense. All of my characters and stories that are portrayed in my books are fictitious. I am a native of Texas, but I have traveled through out America and beyond. As a dreamer, I love to visit new places where I can imagine a heroine meeting a hero in a special way. I'm an avid reader of (all sorts) and I love to write.

I married my high school sweat-heart and after having raised three sons plus one daughter, our love for each other remains unshaken. Now we enjoy our eight grandchildren. We can send them home, but we're always happy for their return.

Outside of my family activities, I sing with the Silver Belles at my church and hate to miss even one practice. The local chapter of RWA is also at the top of my list of pleasures. It keeps me grounded with craft and connected with other writers.

Most of all, I enjoy going fishing with my husband. Give me a pole and leave me alone to bask in the sun, listening to water gurgle along the riverbanks while allowing my mind to float away to some distance place. Ah! Perfect.

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  1. I would love to live in a house like the one on this cover.

  2. This looks like a good Regency read.

  3. I love the cover! It looks so good
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  4. I like your cover and also like that you enjoy singing - this is something that your grandchildren can enjoy of you and with you - good times!

  5. I like the cover. It is very pretty.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  6. They look young. His ear looks weird..

  7. They're both beautiful...looks great!

  8. The woman on the cover is very pretty!

  9. Romantic suspense sounds interesting.

  10. The woman on the cover is very pretty

  11. Well, he's a handsome thang.

  12. I love the cover, it makes me excited to read the entire book!

  13. I like the cover, has me interested!

  14. I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  15. Whata nice cover, would love to read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. I like the cover in that it is very period looking with the old building and the costumes of the man and woman. I have no questions for the author.

  17. A bit of historical romance with a twist of suspense sounds great.

  18. I think the cover looks very nice!

  19. I like the cover. The young lady is beautiful.

  20. The book sounds very interesting. I love the cover.

  21. I love the cover. It makes me want to read the book and find out about the people in it.

  22. The cover is interesting I like the layout.


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