Today we are celebrating the release of All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke, a holiday anthology from Entangled Publishing from their new Scandalous line. Delilah Marvelle’s story Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson is featured in the book. She’s visiting the virtual offices to chat, and later this morning, Maire Claremont will be stopping by. Later, check back to enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Delilah Marvelle] I have to always be doing something or I go crazy, lol.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson?
[Delilah Marvelle] I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas themed historical romance. Always. I just didn’t have the right story to go with it. I waited and waited for something special to inspire me and oddly, that inspiration came when I least expected it. I was re-watching ‘The Graduate’ with my husband when my characters whizzed into focus. I simply *had* to a write a story about an older woman and a younger man set in Dickens’s era during Christmas. I wanted the hero to be the ultimate gentleman. To the point of being painfully shy. As for the heroine? I wanted her to be everything the hero wasn’t, meaning overly confident. In honor of her being the older woman (and the fact that the idea came to me as I watching ‘The Graduate’) I was totally going to call her Mrs. Robinson even if I had to marry her off to someone other than the hero (which I did). The similarities between ‘The Graduate’ and my story, however, end there. Because the real story is about a very special re-union between two souls who weren’t ready to love when they first met, but are more than ready for it now.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Martin?
[Delilah Marvelle] Romantic, well educated and quiet.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jane had a theme song, what would it be?
[Delilah Marvelle] Chariot’s Rise by Lizzie West.[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Martin won’t leave the house without.
[Delilah Marvelle] His hat. He’s very traditional and doesn’t just wear it to keep his head warm
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jane’s greatest regret?
[Delilah Marvelle] Having hurt her father to achieve her own dream.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this story?
[Delilah Marvelle] Being able to weave themes of historical Christmas. There are so many fascinating and lovely Victorian traditions I picked a few to weave in.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is your favorite holiday themed book?
[Delilah Marvelle] Without a doubt, A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Delilah Marvelle] They can email me through my website (www.DelilahMarvelle.com) and I’m on Facebook and Twitter. I always look forward to hearing from readers!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Be sure to visit with Maire Claremont when she visits the virtual offices later this morning, and then enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!
Want to start reading All I Want for Christmas is a Duke right now? It’s only .99! That’s Two SCANDALOUS reads, one low price!
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