Get Lost in This Story…
Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten, the impeccable sister of the Duke of Wakefield has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn’t bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .
Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading is far from perfect—and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, much too perfect for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire—desire which causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero’s wedding nears, and Griffin’s enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?
I am thrilled to host one of my favorite historical authors, Elizabeth Hoyt, on the blog today. I picked up her Princes Trilogy back in 2007 and have been hooked ever since. Her latest novel, Notorious Pleasures, was recently released and has already hit the New York Times Best Seller List (Congratulations Elizabeth!!!), so we know she is a favorite of many readers! Her next book, Scandalous Desires, comes out in November.
Also, Elizabeth is giving away an iPad on her Facebook site. See at the end of this interview how to link to her page for your chance to win!
So now, let's hear from Elizabeth herself…
Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.
Heather: How often do you get lost in a story?
Elizabeth: I read everyday, but I only read a really, really good book like every three months or so.
Heather: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Elizabeth: Romances, mysteries, and urban fantasy. Well, actually, mostly just Jim Butcher’s urban fantasies. ;-)
Heather: Where do you read and how often?
Elizabeth: In bed every night.
Heather: What’s the first book you remember reading?
Elizabeth: Little House in the Big Woods.
Heather: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Elizabeth: Some Like it Hot
Heather: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Heather: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Elizabeth: Oh, Yes! Pop. Low pop. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Meatloaf when I write love scenes. ;-)
Heather: If you couldn’t be a writer anymore, what profession would you take up?
Elizabeth: Nothing. I’m sadly unqualified for any other profession.
Heather: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Elizabeth: Gardening and walking my dogs.
Heather: Do you read reviews of your books?
Heather: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Elizabeth: Are you kidding? I write full time! At home! Or at a coffee shop! People pay me to write—in my p.j.’s sometimes! My entire writing career is kind of surreal. Also, I can now afford to send my kids to college—always a good thing. ;-)
Heather: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
Elizabeth: Both, depending on my mood. I take both with milk.
Heather: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
Elizabeth: Three jars of capers. You never want to run out of capers.
Heather: Dog person or cat person?
Elizabeth: Dog! I have three dogs, which is waaaay too many. Some days I look around and wonder where all these dogs came from.
Heather’s GOTTA ASK – Elizabeth’s GOTTA ANSWER J
Heather: So, I noticed on your website that you are an avid gardener, which I envy. (I have a garden stone in my rocked over garden that says “I tried, but it died”). What is your most favorite plant or flower and have you incorporated your passion into any of your stories?
Elizabeth: It’s hard for gardeners to pick just one favorite plant, but in early spring I look forward to lavender species crocuses—one of the first flowers to bloom in my garden.
In The Raven Prince, my first book, there’s a ruined secret garden that’s kind of symbolic for Edward and Anna’s relationship. And Edward gives Anna a dozen dormant roses, which for any avid gardener would be a wonderful gift. For anyone else, they’d look a lot like a bunch of dead, thorny branches. ;-)
GOT A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE TO ASK YOUR FANS?
Which secondary character in the Maiden Lane series would you like to see in a future book?
WILL YOU HAVE A DRAWING FROM THOSE LEAVING COMMENTS?**
Yup, I’ll give away a signed copy of Notorious Pleasures.
Thanks so much for being with us today, Elizabeth! Where can your fans learn more about you on the web?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Hoyt/263534612300?ref=search&sid=1033016156.428653851 (please note that I’m giving away an iPad on my Facebook page in Feb.)
**Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North American addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.
Come back again tomorrow, when Angi hosts Bronwen Evans!