Archive | May 2015

Interview with Kristi Jun, Author of Enemy’s Kiss

Today, I am delighted to have as my guest, Kristi Jun, who has just released her debut Regency romance novel, Enemy’s Kiss. Though Kristi’s novel is set during the Regency era, the geographical setting of her story is not one common to the Regency romance genre. Her story of love and suspense takes place in part in Tibet. For those of you who like intelligent and courageous heroines and tough, rugged, but gentlemanly heroes who find romance in an exotic locale, you will definitely want to get a copy of Enemy’s Kiss.

Please welcome my fellow Regency aficionado and author, Kristi Jun . . .

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When Flowers Wore Shirts! — At Regency Ramble

Last week, I was privileged to be a guest at the Regency Ramble, award-winning romance author Ann Lethbridge’s wonderful Regency blog. Because Ann always has such informative posts, and because I was one of her first invited guests, I wanted to do something very special. Therefore, I wrote an article about the French technique of preparing fruit and later, flowers, en chemise, which featured prominently in my debut novel, Deflowering Daisy.

For those of you who have not yet read the book, there are no spoilers. Whether or not you have already read Daisy’s story, if you would like to have a more complete understanding of this French culinary technique, which the English extended to use on flowers than that which I provided in the Author’s Notes for Deflowering Daisy, you can find my article here:

I hope you enjoy it!

Interview with Amy Quinton, Regency Romance Author, Plus

My guest today is Regency romance author, Amy Quinton, whose most recent release is What the Duke Wants. I discovered during her interview that Amy and I have a great deal in common. We both love the Regency and Regencies, both writing and reading them, even doing so in the same place. We both have faith that the romance genre has a secure future. And, we both love needlework, including sewing, crocheting, and knitting, though Amy’s craft activities extend into jewelry-making as well. Yet she still finds time to write delicious romances set in the Regency.

May I introduce the multi-talented romance author, Amy Quinton . . .

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Your Invitation to the RWA/NYC Chapter’s Romance Festival

If you will be in New York City on 20 June 2015, the New York City Chapter of Romance Writers of America cordially invites you to attend their annual romance festival. Not only is the topic of this festival romance, so is the setting. It will be held at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, an elegant eighteenth-century mansion which is the oldest house in Manhattan. Adding to the romantic ambiance, this Georgian mansion is nestled in lovely landscaped grounds. What better place to celebrate romance in all its many forms, while you enjoy live music in the garden? And, did I mention, it is free?

For complete details and contact information . . .

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Interview with Reagan Phillips, Author of Hot Contemporary Romance

Today is an important day for my guest, Reagan Phillips. Her steamy new romantic suspense novel, Confess, debuts today. Reagan is sharing some of her views on romance and writing in her interview here. I am particularly taken with her answer to the last question, on the misconceptions held today about romance novels. I very much enjoyed her answer, even if the first part of it made steam come out of my ears.

To celebrate her new release, Reagan has generously offered to give a free copy of Confess to one commenter to today’s post. So please leave your comment, with your name, and contact information, if you would like to be entered in the drawing.

Please welcome Reagan Phillips, author of Confess . . .

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A Look at Smuggling During the Regency, by Alicia Quigley

My guest today is Alicia Quigley, a romance author, and reader, after my own heart, since she loves the work of both Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, as I do. Alicia’s upcoming release is The Contraband Countess, a Regency romance in which the hero must deal with smugglers who are making use of his estate to transport their contraband goods. Smuggling was rampant in England during the Regency, particularly along the southern coastline. Alicia has done a great deal of research on smuggling during the era and she is generously sharing it with us today. I am sure you will enjoy her new book all the more when you know the facts about the free traders with whom her hero must contend.

Please welcome my guest, Alicia Quigley . . .

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Interview at The Romance Beat

Late last month, romance author A. C. Rose was my guest here, sharing her views on reading and writing hot romance. She has most kindly reciprocated and invited me to guest at her blog, The Romance Beat with A. C. Rose. I enjoyed answering her interview questions and I hope you will enjoy reading my answers to them.

You can find my interview here: