Cover Shot! Say Yes To The Duke by Kieran Kramer

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café. I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share. More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents. There is an allure to a beautiful cover. Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

Okay, I have to admit that I was a Brady Bunch junky when I was a kid. I watched more than my fair share of the show, and because it was in reruns, I got a daily dose of the big, happy family.  I am curious about Kieran Kramer’s House of Brady series for that reason.   I think this cover is pretty, too, and I love the hues of blue.

This hits stores August  2013.

     

CAN A SCANDALOUS BEGINNING…
Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she’s failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Brady, arrange to send her to the Duke of Halsey’s country estate as a short-term guest of his grandmother, the dowager, in hopes that she might win the duke’s affections. What they never could have imagined is that Janice would fall for the ruggedly handsome servant Luke, who lives in the stables and carries an air of mystery and temptation.
LEAD TO A FAIRY-TALE ENDING?
When Luke Callahan learns that he is the legitimate heir to a dukedom, he will stop at nothing to claim what is his. But first, he must begin a game of disguise to secure his rightful inheritance. Janice isn’t part of his plan. But by engaging her in this dance of deception, might he lose her forever?

Interview with Paige Cuccaro, Author of From Here To Eternity

Paige Cuccaro is making a return visit to the virtual offices.  She’s here today to talk about her latest release From Here To Eternity.  After the interview, please enter for your chance to win a special prize pack.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?

[Paige Cuccaro] High Hopes. I’m the little old ant trying to move rubber tree plants.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about From Here to Eternity?

[Paige Cuccaro] At its core, From Here to Eternity is a story about rediscovered love—the kind of love that becomes a part of you, that sustains you during the best and worst times. The story is set in the future when science has advanced to the point where a person’s life can be extended indefinitely by means of mind transfer into androids that look exactly like the person who’s thoughts, memories and personality they house. This raises the question –How do you define, life? It’s that question that puts the heroine, Rachel and her husband, Dr. Nate Burns at odds. Nate would do anything to have his wife with him. But when he’s forced to chose between her most base moral belief and protecting the secret of eternal life he must do the one thing that would make his life bearable at the same time it goes against everything Rachel believes.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Paige Cuccaro] I’m a huge nerd. I love sci-fi stories, especially robot stories. I started thinking (and not for the first time) what it would be like to be an android, like a super advanced version of the six million dollar man. We’ve already come so far in medicine, able to replace limbs with more and more advanced robotic arms and legs. It seems a natural progression that we’ll get to the point where we can literally replace every part and the only thing standing between a human and a fully robotic human will be replacing a person’s brain with a robotic one. That would mean transferring a person’s thoughts, memories, personality, everything that makes them who they are into a robotic brain. If we were able to do that…would you still be able to call that person human? Poof…story born.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Rachel?

[Paige Cuccaro] Opinionated.

Loyal

Determined.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Nate is never without.

[Paige Cuccaro] His Global eyewear. In the future it’s their connection to the world, phone, news, entertainment…everything.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Rachel’s purse?

[Paige Cuccaro] A mini travel tool kit. A copy of Scientific Journal. A tape measure.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Nate’s greatest regret?

[Paige Cuccaro] That he had to betray his wife’s beliefs.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What were your greatest creative influences while writing From Here to Eternity?

[Paige Cuccaro] Isaac Asimov. I adore his robot stories.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] List three things on your desk right now.

[Paige Cuccaro] A stuffed leopard holding a heart that says True Love, a can of diet Pepsi and a scented Marshmallow Fireside candle.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Paige Cuccaro] Sacrifice of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Paige Cuccaro] I’m a huge movie buff. I love watching movies, romantic comedies, sci-fi, adventure, you name it! Except horror. Life’s scary enough. I don’t need a movie to add to things.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Paige Cuccaro] Twitter: @paigecuccaro

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PaigeCuccaro

Blog: beingpaige.blogspot.com

Website: www.PaigeCuccaro.com

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

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About the book:

Love never dies…but apparently Rachel has.

Waking up one day to her obituary in the news and no recollection of the past few weeks, Rachel calls her husband, Nate, in a panic, at the research facility where he works. Nate is the inventor of CYANAs, Cybernetic Anthropoid Automatons, vessels that look exactly like humans and can store a person’s memories…and maybe even his or her soul.

When Nate arrives home, Rachel doesn’t recognize the man who claims to be her husband. Can Nate convince Rachel to fall in love with him all over again? Especially once she realizes what he’s done…and what it means for their future?