Amy Ruttan interviews Thomas Ashwood from UNWRAPPED BY THE DUKE

Welcome Amy. Please introduce yourself.

Hi Everyone,

I’m Amy Ruttan and I write for Harlequin Medicals. I write contemporary romance, but in a amy-ruttan-bookpast life I wrote erotic romance and hopefully will get time (if the deadlines allow it) to fix them up and re-release them again.

My hero’s sometimes are not the most talkative, but one is quite charming and dashing. He was willing to come back and visit me for a interview. Please kindly welcome one of the premier cardio thoracic surgeons on Harley Street, his grace, The Duke of Weatherstone Thomas Ashwood.

AMY: So glad that you’ve decided to join me again, your grace.

THOMAS: *smiling in that dashing charming way* You know that I love to spend time with you.

AMY: So you’re book is coming out in November 2016. The last time I spoke with you was during revisions in January of 2016.

THOMAS: Yes, this process of publishing can take quite a long time.

AMY: Well, in all fairness, your story is a Christmas story…

THOMAS: Touché. Now, what would you like to know?

AMY: I think I know a lot about you.

THOMAS: *leans forward* Yes, indeed you do.

AMY: I also have a great fondness for Geraldine.

THOMAS: As do I. *winks*

AMY: Do you want to tell the lovely readers about your book coming out in November?

THOMAS: It’s a sexy tale of a gorgeous rake who finds happiness in the arms of a woman his mother would have a thousand fits over.

AMY: Your mother wouldn’t have liked Geraldine? She is a daughter of a lord…

THOMAS: Ahh, but she’s illegitimate.

AMY: This isn’t a historical romance. It’s set in 2016.

THOMAS: My mother still had high aspirations and Geraldine might not have fit the bill, but then again…my mother died when I was young.

AMY: I know. I’m sorry about that.

THOMAS: Plot device. I understand, love.

AMY: What made you decide to be a surgeon?

THOMAS: I wanted to save lives. My father wanted me in politics or possibly as a barrister, but I was fascinated with medicine .Loved the hospitals and the intricate workings of the heart. So delicate, but strong as well. It’s remarkable.

AMY: Why do the ladies call you the Dark Duke?

THOMAS: I’m a bit of rogue. A love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy.

AMY: You were…

THOMAS: Don’t give the plot away!

AMY: It’s a romance …readers know what they get when they read a romance.

THOMAS: I suppose they do. Tell me, why did you choose to become a writer?

AMY: You’re changing the subject off of you.

THOMAS: Well, I don’t know much about you. I do know you like coffee, you stay up late to write …there was a dog I believe that took up a lot of your time when you were writing my story.

AMY: Yes, my puppy. Although she’s a year now. She’s a cockapoo.

THOMAS: Ahh, yes.

AMY: And you’re not wrong about the coffee and the staying up late.

THOMAS: You also like Christmas movies like my beloved. White Christmas is your favourite.

AMY: Indeed. You’re still changing the subject.

THOMAS: Well, I do have to rush off. I mean, I am a surgeon and I do have rounds to make.

AMY: Go then. Everyone will find out about you soon enough.

THOMAS: *grins in that impish way he always does* And they’ll adore me. I know it.

Thomas and Geraldine’s story is coming out in November 2016. It’s my 12th book for Harlequin Medicals and their story is titled UNWRAPPED BY THE DUKE.

An unexpected inheritance…

When Geri Collins learns she’s the daughter of a lord her world changes in an instant. Running from a relationship gone wrong, she seizes the opportunity to help her gravely ill father by running his Harley Street clinic.

If only she didn’t have to deal with the sensual temptation of her new partner—the notorious “Dark Duke”!

Thomas Ashwood unnerves her with every burning look and suggestive word. And as Christmas approaches Geri finds herself contemplating the consequences of a kiss under the mistletoe…


Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams.

After the birth of her second child, Amy was lucky enough to realize her life long dream of becoming a romance author. When she’s not furiously typing away at her computer, she’s a mom to three wonderful children who use her as a personal taxi and chef.



Beading Beat

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I loved beading and wanted to share my new bracelet.

I had never made a multi strand bracelet and it was easier than I thought it would be. Although I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the guides of Pam Hearn from BeadFX.

I left the middle strand a chain, but in the future, I would put a few stones on it to balance the weight out. The chain seems to get lost with the beads. Maybe I should have used a chunkier chain.

This was the first time I worked with stones. I choose two types of green and a brown to contrast with them. I think this bracelet looks perfect for autumn.

What do you think?