Please welcome Gina Lamm to the blog today! She is celebrating the release of The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl, which blends video games, time travel, and blistering romance. After the interview, enter for a chance to win a copy of the book!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Gina Lamm] Gina Lamm is a writer, a gamer, a geek, and a kickass female. She does everything too passionately, and is trying her best to learn control.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl?
[Gina Lamm] I’d love to! Jamie, a modern-day gamer girl, gets ported through a mirror into 1816 London. She tries her best to adjust to the rigid rules, but it doesn’t always go well. Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has decided to settle down with a nice proper miss, but Jamie’s arrival in his home completely screws that up. Through misadventure, passion, and true love, Micah and Jamie find where they truly belong.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Gina Lamm] I wrote what I liked! I’m a gamer and a Regency fan, and the contrast between the two really made me happy. I got to blend two of my favorite things!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Jamie?
[Gina Lamm] Independent, Clever, Passionate
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Micah had a theme song, what would it be?
[Gina Lamm] Something like the Moonlight Sonata, I think. Deep and strong, but full of feeling.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Jamie is never without.
[Gina Lamm] Her cell phone. Even in 1816 England!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Micah’s bedroom?
[Gina Lamm] A laptop, a light bulb, or a USB cable. Much to Jamie’s dismay, none of these things are available.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jamie’s greatest regret?
[Gina Lamm] Believing that her ex was the one. She wasted too much time on him.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Gina Lamm] Books. When I fall into other people’s worlds it makes me remember why I do what I do.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Gina Lamm] A screen, my fingers, and determination! I’m not picky other than that.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Gina Lamm] Oddly, Mister Monday by Garth Nix. My brother recommended it, and I really loved it. It was odd and complex and weirdly wonderful.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Gina Lamm] Oh gosh, I can’t remember that far back. I’ve been reading voraciously since I was a little kid!! But I do remember the first romance I fell in love with. Scarlet Butterfly by Sandra Chastain.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Gina Lamm] Game! I play both PC and PS3 games. I love to read, to play with my two crazy dogs, to snuggle with my hubby, and go fishing with my family. My life is so full and wonderful, and I’m very lucky!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Gina Lamm] Tweeting me is always good! I’m @GinaLamm. They can connect with me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GinaLammAuthor, my website www.ginalamm.net , and Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5278879, too!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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