Elizabeth: Thank you so much for hosting me, Lexi! I’m happy to be here. *waves to everyone*
Lexi: For those of you who may not know, Elizabeth is a fairly new face to the historical romance genre. So new in fact, that your debut was released in February (Must Love Dukes), and your second release (Desperately Seeking Suzanna) in March! When do you have time to do anything?!
Elizabeth: I don’t. Seriously, if you have any information on cloning, freezing time, or robot armies I would love to hear it. *grins* The past year of my life has been a blur of words and deadlines mixed with excitement over my first books releasing. Thankfully, I have a very supportive family. Even my little boy understands and is only too happy to go with Nana to get ice cream so that I can write for an extra hour. Oh, the sacrifice! I do try to spend any free time I have with my family though since I spend so many hours in front of my computer.
Lexi: A good game plan though, to release the next books in your series quickly and stay fresh in readers minds. You must have had all three of these books written when you got your offer? Did you wait until you were done with the series before seeking representation?
Elizabeth: That would have been the wise thing to do, but no. Apparently, I enjoy doing things the difficult way or maybe I secretly desire vast amounts of gray hair. Either way, I only had Must Love Dukes written when I sold the first 3 books in the Tricks of the Ton series. The other 2 books were just ideas floating around in my head. I am glad these first 2 books released together though since the plots are so closely intertwined. There are even a few scenes that cross over from book to book which was easier to accomplish in the editing process with only weeks between book releases. The third book takes place a little later in time, so it serves as an epilogue to the first 2, before the series jumps back in time a bit to follow some of the other characters. I’m having so much fun writing this series!
Lexi: Thank goodness for husbands that push us to do great things! Little did your husband suspect that he would turn you into a write-aholic. :) Or maybe that is your alter ego, sort of like Sue’s alter ego in Desperately Seeking Suzanna? Though I will say her other persona, Suzanna, got her into way more trouble. Drinking too much and seducing Lord Holden Ellis!
Elizabeth: Yes, Sue got a little more than she bargained for when she declared she was Suzanna that night, didn’t she? What a mess she gets herself into! I like to think the “mess” I’ve gotten myself into with my love of writing is a little safer since I haven’t broken into a neighbor’s home recently to drink their champagne, attend their party uninvited, and break a lord’s nose in the process…Unless it was last Tuesday. I have no memory of last Tuesday. (Just kidding.) I am glad that following my husband’s advice turned me into a write-aholic though. I finally found my passion in life—which I’m very grateful for. I guess after 18 years together, he knows me…a little anyway. *winks*
Lexi: I love the sound of Desperately Seeking Suzanna. Full of fun, some secrets, and the best part...that Holden starts to fall for Sue even though he is searching for this mysterious seductress. Exactly how I like my historical romance. How about you Elizabeth, what makes a perfect historical for you?
Elizabeth: I love the complete escape from reality a historical offers. Being transported to another time and place where the men are swoon-worthy, the women wear dresses that twirl and everyone is in pursuit of the basic freedom to choose happiness and love for their lives is divine. And, I always enjoy when the boundaries of what is proper and what just isn’t done in society are pushed aside to have some fun. Historical Romance is like taking a small vacation. I want to be entertained, to fall in love along-side the heroine, and to return to my home smiling at the memories I made while in that magical place.
Lexi: Your release timing and everything certainly seem perfect. Congratulations on all your recent success! I am excited to check out Desperately Seeking Suzanna, and we hope to see you back when you release How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less!
Elizabeth: I would love to come back to celebrate the release of How to Lose a Lord in 10 Days or Less with you in July! Thank you so much for having me over today to chat about Desperately Seeking Suzanna. I hope you enjoy this story and I lift my wine glass to all of you fabulous readers out there. Cheers!
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