Good morning, Lecia! Describe yourself in five words of less
Mother, Writer, Shy, Perceptive, Sentimental.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES is the third book in the Temberlay series, which began with HOW TO DECIEVE A DUKE and THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY JULIA. This book is Stephen Ives’s story. He’s a dashing, charming, elegant gentleman with a brilliant career as a soldier and a diplomat, and he’s happy with his life just the way it is, without love to complicate it. He’s tried love, and failed, and he has no interest in trying again. Ever. And if he was ever to be tempted, the last lady on earth he’d choose would be Delphine St. James, the most ambitious, flirtatious, and annoying lady in London. When Delphine sets her cap for Stephen, he sets his with just as much determination to deny her. Read more
I haven’t read a Rachel Gibson book in ages, so I was eager to dive into What I Love About You. I loved this book and could not put it down. Blake is a flawed hero, a “raging a**hole” according to heroine Natalie, and he’s only two steps above a Cro-Magnon. He’s suffering from PTSD, and he’s an alcoholic, 62 days away from his last drink. He’s also a bundle of rage; he doesn’t feel that his family is supportive, they keep ragging on him about the littlest things, and all he wants is a little peace and quiet. Hiding out in his new home in a remote Idaho town, he’s determined to beat back his demons without any help from anybody. He’s not a wuss, after all. Read more
Good morning, Margaret! Tell us what inspired your new series, THE DOUGLAS LEGACY, and book 1, CAPTURED BY A LAIRD.
I first came across Archibald Douglas when I was doing research for THE GUARDIAN (THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS). I was intrigued by this handsome, young chieftain’s brazen power play in starting an affair with Scotland’s dowager queen, Margaret Tudor, so soon after the death of her husband, James IV. The affair led to lucrative appointments for his Douglas kin, and his eventual marriage to the queen put the Douglas chieftain in a position to vie for control of the young heir to the throne—and the country. For years, Archibald’s power rose and fell dramatically. He and his closest male relatives were forced to flee the country more than once to save their necks. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Susanne! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Susanne Bellamy] Technogumby, avid reader, wife and mother, traveller (not tourist).
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Engaging the Enemy?
[Susanne Bellamy] The idea came during a tram ride along Melbourne’s Swansdown Street. I spotted an abandoned red-brick building that piqued my interest and suddenly the story outline and characters were there! I loved the heritage aspect and these characters felt so real and right in the Melbourne setting. Read more
Please welcome Samantha Grace back to the virtual offices! She’s here to share some private facts about Sebastian, and be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy of In Bed with a Rogue!
Hi, everyone! I’m Samantha Grace, historical romance author of the series Rival Rogues. It’s great to be back at Manga Maniac Café talking about my newest release, IN BED WITH A ROGUE. My favorite characters to write are always the males, whether it’s the hero or a secondary character, so I was very happy to see the title for today’s blog:
Top 5 things you’d never find in Sebastian’s bedchamber Read more
Please welcome Angela Dennis to the virtual offices today!
Thanks so much to Julie and Manga Maniac Cafe for hosting me today. Brenna, the heroine in my Shadow Born books, has had a pretty crazy life, and that life has left her with a few personality quirks. That being said, let’s find out…. Read more
The last Mary Jo Putney I read was a Signet Regency Romance that was published in the 90s. I loved this line, and still have a box of Signet Regency paperbacks in the the basement. When I had an opportunity to read a brand new book by Putney, I jumped at the chance. I enjoyed Not Quite a Wife, though I did not buy into the conflict between Laurel and James. I guess I am so indifferent to violence that I couldn’t understand why Laurel would leave her husband, James, after he defended her and himself from an assassin. She didn’t even ask him for an explanation for his actions – she just packed her bags and walked out on her young, loving husband. Read more
Please welcome special guest Lorraine Heath to the virtual offices! She’s here to share a Top 5 list about Drake, the hero of her latest release Once More, My Darling Rogue. Check it out, and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway!
Drake’s Top 5 most irritating habits, according to his house staff by Lorraine Heath Read more