Kathryn Ledson, author of Monkey Business and Rough Diamond, answers Nine Naughty Questions

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Kathryn Ledson

author of Monkey Business and Rough Diamond

Nine Naughty Questions


1.    Headless washboard abs, a torrid embrace, the sprawling homestead, an elegantly dressed décolletage, or the vaguely kinky object against a dark background – what’s your favourite type of romance cover and why?

The headless abs, no doubt. (Oh. Are there biceps in that pic?) But I have no idea why that’s my preference. I really like all kinds of romance novels but I’m attracted to those tummy muscles, I admit. In fact, in the book I’m currently writing – No. 3 in the Erica Jewell series – there’s a woman with “a six-pack that puts Jack’s to shame”. I love abs.
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REVIEW: Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson

Last week, after a slight (okay, six week) reading hiatus, I guiltily reached for my pile of advanced reading copies, looking for something that would entertain and delight, without asking too much of my poor out-of-use brain. I picked up Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson, and boy am I glad I did. Much like the hypercolour cover,  Ledson’s latest proved to be the perfect pick-me-up for my greyer-than-usual grey matter.  Monkey Business is the second book in the Erica Jewell series (a series I now realise I heard about at this year’s Romance Writers of Australia conference, but only just now made the connection with) and, while the series is very closely linked, the book does not suffer from being read in isolation. Having said that, after reading Monkey Business, I now want Kathryn to hurry up and write more books so I can devour them. Continue reading


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