Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Interview/Giveaway with Darcy Burke

Lexi: Raise your glass and give a toast to a woman who lives beside Oregon wine country! Welcome Darcy Burke!

Well perhaps you would prefer a cup of English tea over wine? I hear you are a sucker for all things British. Do you have a favorite British celebrity?
Darcy: Elizabeth I. Too dead? Emma Thompson is one of my favorite actresses (and she’s a great writer, too!) and I’m still a sucker for Hugh Grant. Ugh, don’t get me started on all the hot British guys! Clive Owen, Henry Cavill, Daniel Craig, oops, too late.
(I just couldn't resist putting in this picture of Henry Cavill...ahh Henry...)

Lexi: The British accent never hurts; pretty much melts me into a little puddle even if I am simply reading about a character with an accent. Have you always wanted to write historicals set in England?
Darcy: Totally agree on the accent. England is my preferred setting. I’m even writing a contemporary paranormal set there—I can’t leave it alone! I’ve thought of writing a Revolutionary War trilogy set in America, but I don’t know when I’ll ever get to it.

Lexi: Do you still enjoy reading historical romances now that you also write them? Or is it too much proper etiquette-tea-and corset overload?
Darcy: It’s interesting because that’s all I ever used to read. Now, I read a variety of romance and other genres (mostly YA, which isn’t really a “genre” per se, but the industry sort of defines it that way). I have a hard time reading historicals, especially Regency-set ones, while I'm in the middle of writing one.

Lexi: You are fairly new to the historical romance scene. What has surprised you the most upon entering the world of being a published author?

Darcy: I’m not sure surprised is the right word, but I’ve been absolutely blown away by the support and kindness of other writers. People have been so encouraging and so helpful. I really love the community of romance writers—no other job has given me such a wonderful group of co-workers!
Lexi: Congrats on your hot streak this year, three books and it’s only July! Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see some more releases from you soon!
Darcy: Thank you so much for having me! I hope to have a novella out in the early fall, so stay tuned!

To Seduce A Scoundrel
by Darcy Burke
Paperback, 330 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Intrepid Reads
ISBN 13: 9780615639536

Quintessential debutante Lady Philippa Latham is determined to avoid scandal at all costs so that she may marry well. When her mother’s outrageous behavior threatens their family’s reputation, Philippa unwittingly follows her to a party no unmarried Society girl would risk attending. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Philippa is “rescued” from disaster by England’s most notorious scoundrel, which sets them both on a path to public and personal ruin.
Lord Ambrose Sevrin is infamous for ruining his brother’s fiancé and refusing to marry her. Content to remain among the fringe of the upper ten thousand, he is an intriguing enigma to London’s elite. Philippa thinks she’s met the true Ambrose—a gentleman who would fight to defend her and help her secure a husband before it’s too late. But he can’t be that husband, even for her. He won’t tolerate redemption—or love—for his crimes are far worse than anyone can imagine.
Available for purchase at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and three cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

Darcy has graciously offered an ebook of Her Wicked Heart to one of our wonderful readers. To enter leave a comment telling us if you have ever attended at party you shouldn't have been at and been rescued? Then fill out the Rafflecopter below.
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  1. Hi! Thanks for the interview :D I'm reading a lot of historical romance lately, and England is also my preferred setting. I'm sure it's the accent hehe

    I haven't really attended to a party I needed to be rescued but that would a fantasy hehe :)

  2. I don't go to many parties so there has been no rescuing yet, but there's still time.
    This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

  3. I went to a lot of parties in college, many to my husband's fraternity. Can you believe I actually asked to be his groupie at one party? (He played guitar in the band.) Clearly I needed rescuing! Lucky for me, my husband was/is the consummate gentleman and made sure I got home safe and sound. :)

  4. I've never been much of a party goer. I prefer to stay at home and read and nibble on chocolate.

  5. been to loads of parties, but never the wrong 1. however, my sister went to the wrrong funeral. they were halfway through the service, when she was looking around, and didnt recognise anyone. the vicars wife must have realised this, because she helped her slip away later

  6. In high school and college....more times than I can count. Sh.....don't tell my children!

  7. Never had to be rescued. I love Henry Cavil. He is so gorgeous.

  8. I've been to parties I shouldn't have and wished I was rescued :O)
    Thanks for the interview
    Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

  9. Congrats on your new releases this year. Looking forward to another 3 books by Dec!! LOL.

    No, I've never been to a party where I shouldn't hv been at. Darn! What have I missed? Someone send me the invitation. I'd love to be rescued! (more laughter).

  10. Thanks for a fun post and congrats on the new release!

    I've always been too much of a goodtwoshoes and have never ventured into a party in which I've had to be rescued. Kinda wished I had though ;)

  11. I am not a party goer so no I have never been at a party I shouldnt have been. Tore923@aol.com

  12. I am not a party goer so no I have never been at a party I shouldnt have been. Tore923@aol.com

  13. I've attended many wild parties in my "salad days" and I was rescued from being raped but my savior was my best friend's boyfriend. There fore the result was not romantic but I DEEPLY appreciated his heroism!!

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.


  14. Can't say that I've ever crashed a party... I think I'm too chicken to do it:)

  15. I cant say that I've ever been to a party that I should not of been at and needed to be rescued. Now I can say I've done things that I shouldn't have but that's another story for another day. These books sound really good looking foward to reading them.

  16. I've never been rescued from a party I shouldn't have been at. I've been at parties I wish I could have been rescued from, but I was invited. :D

  17. Barbara, that's hilarious! I've been to those parties too! (Save me, please! Anyone? Bueller?)

    Julie, the wrong funeral?! Oh my goodness!! What a nice vicar. And, um, I think I might need to borrow that story. ;)

    Fuzzy, yay for heroes!! Even the unromantic kind. :)

    Shelley, my lips are sealed. Lisa, pass the chocolate, please. Guess I'll have to unseal my lips, lol.

    Lori, sounds like we could trade some good stories along with Shelley, Fuzzy, and Carin.

    Linda, I'm so glad you're enjoying the series! Two out by December. Book 5 will probably be March, and I can't wait. Jagger's story might be the most fun of all.

    Thanks for sharing all the fun stories and for just visiting!

    And I almost forgot to thank Lexi for the pic of Henry Cavill (Kaylyn thanks you too, I think!). Makes the interview, in my opinion. ;)

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  19. I cannot say that i have been to many parties. but my friends always save me from being awkward and alone.

  20. Nope. Never been to party where I've needed to be rescued.

  21. I have definitely been at a few I wish I had been rescued from LOL... Ah the trials of youth!

  22. Sorta...when I was about 17 my older brother threw a party at our house while my parents were out of town and I was out work. I came home to find about 30 of his closest friends drunk, high and doing just about everything you can imagine everywhere in the house from the dog bed to my bed!

    I had to be back at work the next morning at 5:00 am and there was no way to sleep there without having people join me in bed so I had to be rescued from my own house!

  23. I have gone to a party knowing I would be leaving early making sure I had something to do that could not be put off so that I'd have an excuse to leave. LOL Wonderful contest, thank you so much!


  24. I went to a party with a "friend" and got left, I had no idea where I even was, Plus I was sick from the drinking. That is where I met my husband, He drove me home, which was almost an hour drive for him.


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