K.C. Bateman

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Kate Bateman (writing as K. C. Bateman) wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she'd 'never finish the thing.' She gleefully proved him wrong with an historical set in the Italian Renaissance. Her latest 'Secrets and Spies' Regency-era trilogy features her trademark feisty, intelligent heroines, wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to alternately strangle and kiss—all mixed up in the intrigue and turmoil of the Napoleonic wars.

When not traveling to exotic locations 'for research,' Kate leads a double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK, each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers. She splits her time between Illinois a
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K.C. Bateman There's a quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens that always makes me sigh a little; "I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my…moreThere's a quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens that always makes me sigh a little; "I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul."
Because, really, who wouldn't want to be the last dream of someone's soul?

And, (if i'm forced to choose another!) there's an awesome moment in Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades where the Duke of Avon is asked by Leonie why he has helped her; was it purely for revenge?
“Is—is that why—why you made me your ward, and gave me so many, many things?” she asked in a small voice.
He rose, and went to the window, and stood looking out.
“Not entirely,” he said, and forgot to drawl.
I love that last line because it shows so perfectly how he's allowed her to get beneath his defenses, despite his resistance. The fact that he forgets to maintain his usual bored, cynical persona reveals his true feeling for her; he's emotionally naked and it's the precise moment he's bought to his knees by love. Fabulous!(less)
K.C. Bateman At the moment I'm writing Book III in the Secrets and Spies trilogy. It's titled 'A Counterfeit Heart'. The heroine, Sabine de La Tour, is a brilliant…moreAt the moment I'm writing Book III in the Secrets and Spies trilogy. It's titled 'A Counterfeit Heart'. The heroine, Sabine de La Tour, is a brilliant forger who meets her match in aristocratic spy Richard Hampden. I'm having a lot of fun with these two. Sabine arrives in England with a suitcase full of counterfeit money. An honest woman would simply destroy the evidence of her crimes. But Sabine's never been all that good at being good . . . and she's always wanted to see London . . .(less)
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It’s ALIIIVE! The Devil To Pay, my new Italian Renaissance historical is up for preorder on all the online platforms! Hurray! Fancy a snarky mercenary hero, a determined tomboy heiress, and a Devilishly sexy bargain? This is the book for you!

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