Lexi: What author’s covers has the signature man sitting down with his shirt open down to his trousers? Oh, and of course he has mouth watering pecs and abs. Samantha Grace of course! Welcome to the blog Samantha!
Samantha: Thanks, Lexi! I love coming to Reading Between the Wines. I always have a blast here.
Lexi: *peeks around Samantha’s shoulder* Just had to check and see if you happened to be accompanied by any of your heroes. No half undressed men, but we have wine! So lets toast to your newest release, One Rogue Too Many! And it happens to be the beginning of your new series, Rival Rogues. Does that mean there will be multiple Rogues gracing your covers?
Samantha: Ooh, now that’s an interesting idea. I wish we had thought of it. But rest assured, the jilted rogue will get his turn to show off his mouth-watering assets on his own cover.
Lexi: If you love reading historical romance you have dreamed about some dashing rogue coming and sweeping you off your feet. But two? How did I not ever daydream that! You sure did, your heroine Gabby gets two men competing for her. Did you get a little thrill yourself when writing their confrontations over her?
Samantha: I loved that the rogues were frenemies long before Gabby, and honestly, it kind of broke my heart to see the confrontations move from good, clean fun to real animosity. But I wrote One Rogue Too Many knowing both rogues would get their happily-ever-after eventually. That eased my conscience a little. I adore Anthony and Sebastian! I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t have to choose between them. For Gabby, however, there is only one ‘right’ rogue.
Lexi: Doesn’t every woman want to be fought for? Sounds nice yes, but then that means you have to make a decision. Tough call. So Samantha, if you were to choose for yourself which rogue would you pick? Anthony the Earl or Sebastian the Baron?
Samantha: Oh, no! I spoke too soon! It’s really a tough call. As I said, I love both men. Anthony has a vulnerability that pulls at my heartstrings, but he hides it from everyone. Opening up requires a huge leap of faith. He would only pour out his heart to someone he loves deeply, which ups the romance factor for me a great deal. Sebastian on the other hand is a much better communicator than Anthony. He’s roguish, witty, and confident, which I have to admit is a turn on. Plus, he is very loyal to his younger sister and mother. I like men who want to protect the women in their lives.
Lexi: Win win either way. And we win because you are beginning a new series. Do you have a number in mind for Rival Rogues? Or, more importantly, do you have the cover models for the rogues picked out? The more books the more men you can pick, right?
Samantha: LOL! I hadn’t thought of it that way, but that’s great motivation for writing more Rival Rogues books. I wonder if Sourcebooks would let me pick a cover model. Do you want to help me choose?
I have three books planned for the series. I’m working on revisions for In Bed with a Rogue (Sept 2, 2014) now, and I’ve proposed a third book to my publisher. There are characters in the Rival Rogues series begging for their own love stories. I can see a spinoff series in the future.
Lexi: Thanks for stopping by Samantha! Your books are fun and have nice little surprises. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in this new series!
Samantha: Thanks so much for inviting me! I hope readers have as much fun with my new series as I’ve been having writing it. If it’s okay, I’d like to ask readers a question. Do you like books, movies, or TV shows that include a love triangle? (Examples: The Vampire Diaries, Lost, Casablanca) If so, what are some of your favorites?
I’d love to share a copy of One Rogue Too Many with a Reading Between the Wines reader. (US and Canada only.) To connect with Samantha…
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As Samantha mentioned above, Sourcebooks is giving away One Rogue Too Many to one US/CA reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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