Sunday, October 13, 2013

Forever Historical Hookup: Q&A + #Giveaway

Like Historical Romances? Then you will want to continue reading! We have five, that's right FIVE, historical romance authors joining us today with their new releases!

“What historical (real) person and historical book character you'd like to invite for dinner?”

Elizabeth Hoyt, DUKE OF MIDNIGHT:
Oscar Wilde would be fun, though I have the feeling he wouldn't be all that nice in person. Albus Dumbledore for the book character!

Eileen Dreyer, ONCE A RAKE:
Oh, so many choices. And if we're going to stay in that time period, so many fascinating people. I think, though, I'd go with Fanny Burney, who was a playwright and diarist of the age, because she knew everybody and we could have a good gossip about everybody from the Prince Regent to Wellington to Napoleon.

What fictional character would I invite alongside? I think I would love to have Sir Percy Blakeny, the Scarlet Pimpernel himself. Can you imagine the conversation? I think it would be marvelous. And I'd get to hear him recite his famous poem.
                “They seek him here
                  They seek him there,
                 Is he in heaven?
                 Is he in hell?
                 That demmed elusive Pimpernel.”

Jennifer Delamere, A LADY MOST LOVELY:
Historical (real) person: William Shakespeare. I’m such a fan of his plays, and I’m intrigued by the Elizabethan England in which he lived. It would be wonderful to pepper him with questions about his life and times.

Historical book character: Amelia Peabody Emerson, the intrepid Victorian-era archeologist from Elizabeth Peters’s mystery series. I love how plucky and fearless she is. In fact, I’d love to meet the entire cast of characters in those books—especially her handsome and equally dauntless husband Radcliffe Emerson.

I’d invite Amelia Earhart and Emma Woodhouse (from Jane Austen’s Emma) to my dinner party—they’re both fascinating and adventurous in their own ways, and I’d love to watch Emma play matchmaker for Amelia and all the other guests.

I know I should say something like Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy, but I’m going with Abraham Lincoln and Count Dracula. Could you imagine sitting at that table all night?

A LADY MOST LOVELY by Jennifer Delamere
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1896-8
Socialite Margaret Vaughn agrees to marry a rich man to save her family’s estate, but then her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber. Even after amassing a fortune, Tom Poole hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings. Taken with Margaret’s beauty and grace, Tom offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. Can he convince the proper, refined lady that they despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?
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Author Bio: 

The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina--where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.

September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $6.00; 978-1-4555-2401-3
Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, the Duke of Claxton, who has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined their marriage. After nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. Can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?
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Author Bio: 

Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.

October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1330-7
In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Benjamin Elliot recognizes the stunning beauty from the beauty the instant he meets her. His possession of the painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas's companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?
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Author Bio: 

Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.

DUKE OF MIDNIGHT by Elizabeth Hoyt
October 15, 2013; GCP/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-0834-1
By day Maximus Batten is the Duke of Wakefield, a powerful member of Parliament. But by night he is the Ghost of St. Giles, prowling the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the man who brutally murdered his parents twenty years ago. When he rescues Artemis Greaves and her cousin, the fiery young woman discovers his secret and threatens to expose Maximus unless he uses his influence to free her imprisoned brother. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire—or the temptation of his embrace?
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Author Bio: 
The author of the New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series and the Legend of Four Soldiers series as well as the Prince Trilogy, Elizabeth Hoyt writes "mesmerizing" (Publishers Weekly) historical romances. She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Central Illinois can be less than exciting, and Elizabeth is always more than happy to receive missives from her readers. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 17134, Urbana, IL 61873.

ONCE A RAKE by Eileen Dreyer  
October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1932-3
Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, Colonel Ian Ferguson is now a fugitive—from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. Lady Sarah Clarke knows she should turn him in, but a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve…and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.
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Author Bio: 

New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her  fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world.  Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.

Forever Romance is giving away; Duke of Midnight, Once a Rake, A Lady Most Lovely, Once She Was Tempted, and Never Desire a Duke to one reader! (US only) Enter using the rafflecopter below!

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  1. What a fantastic collection of books. I would love to read all of them
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  2. Great collection of books! I want to read all of them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. All of these authors are fantastic. I've already picked up Lily Dalton's book, but really want to read all of them. :D

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm a fan of Elizabeth's books, but not familiar with the other authors.

  5. Such an awesome giveaway. A great collection of books and authors. Love historical romance.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. What a great line-up of books by fantastic authors!

    I loved all their comments and must admit that if I could talk to one person it would Cervantes and ask him what motivated him to not only write Don Quixote, the very first "romance novel"!

  7. I've only read one of these authors and became a big fan of her's, but I'd like to meet the rest of them.

  8. All of the books look really great, and I'd love to read them. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  9. Have read a few of these authors. I have added the new ones to my TBR list. Thanks

  10. OMG!!!! I love all you ladies!!!! I currently have Lily's latest release and am super excited for the rest to com in these couple of weeks!!!! Eeekkkk~ Thank you so much! :D

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  12. Wow! What an awesome set of books. Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Love this giveaway! I have read all of the writers but Jennifer Delamere I would hope to win but id not thats OK

  14. Would love to win these books. Thanks for the giveaway. Deb P

  15. WOW!!! What a great group of authors ;) Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wonderful authors! Thank you for the giveaway! Good lick to all! :)

  17. This is fabulous! I love historical romances! AND so many new authors to me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I love historical romances, and all 5 of these books sound wonderful! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  19. love books from this time period. they sound amazing.

  20. Love the guest ideas especially Lincoln and Dracula!

  21. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    These all sounds like amazing reads!!

  22. Such amazing authors with books that I'm dying to read! Thank you for the giveaway! congrats on each of their release or soon to be release!

  23. WOW! Such great authors, such great books and in one package. I'm giddy just imagining getting my hands on all of these at once. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  24. Thank you for the chance to win!


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