With her parents murdered and her inheritance stolen, all Penny Shoemaker has left is her job working for A Lady’s Favor dress shoppe. But that’s not enough for her to support herself or her young brother. Her only chance to regain what is rightfully hers rests with a peculiar but brilliant gentleman with a weakness for damsels in distress.
Samuel Morrison is a dispossessed younger son searching for his place in the world, though the one thing he is good at is solving mysteries. So when Penny’s predicament lands at his feet, he decides to spend his time helping her out. But she fills more than his time—she fills his heart. And all he has to do now is solve the mystery, win the girl, and create a life not only for himself, but for her as well…
A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 40 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. Winning a Bride and What the Bride Wore are coming out in July and August. Pre-order them now!
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CLICK FOR AN EXCERPT OF: Wedded in Sin
Jillian: How often to you get lost in a story?
Jade: It would be easier to answer how often am I forced to come back into reality. I’m always in a story—either reading, watching, writing, or just telling anecdotes. I used to worry because as I writer, I came to novels late. (After a HORRIBLE stint as a tech writer). But honestly, I’ve been telling stories all my life.
Jillian: What’s the first book you remember reading?
Jade: The first book I ended up LOVING was The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. I even did my undergraduate thesis on it. There were a few other books before that, but the Narnia chronicles just took a hold of me.
Jillian: What turns you off like nothing else?
Jade: Okay, prepare for a weird answer. I never noticed how much smell affected me until I went vegetarian for a while. Actually, I went raw food only, but that’s another story. (The truth is I don’t cook, so raw just seemed easier. And it turned out I was being trendy!)
Anyway, after a few months of being vegetarian, I started noticing when people smelled of meat. It’s a horrible, rank smell. Especially when I play racquetball with big meat eaters—I’m on this closed court with a guy who sweats dead meat smell. It’s awful! And I haven’t yet told my husband that he’s much less attractive after a big steak meal. (Sorry honey!)
So there you go. Have any of you experienced this? Anyone else attempted vegetarian diet and discovered it? Or am I just odd?
Jillian: Describe your favorite kind of hero to read/write?
Jade: I love geeks. My husband is a geek, my friends are geeks, it’s possible I’m a geek too. If you’ve seen The Big Bang Theory – those are my friends right there. I’ve had conversations just like the ones on the screen. That’s my life—only done more fun.
Jade: Well, I’ve had stints as a tech writer (NEVER AGAIN!) and racquetball pro. I’ve done secretarial work and know a lot about personal training and massage, so those are options. But honestly, all the cool jobs I can think of end up being story related. Improv! How cool would that be? Or how about radio personality? Professional storyteller (the on-stage kind)? All of those end up being about story. So I guess I’m doomed. Unless I could get paid for hanging around, reading books, and eating chocolate. Oh, and lusting after Nathan Fillian…
Jillian: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
Jade: Dance naked around the house. You think I’m kidding. Okay, here’s what I do. I go do something athletic. If not racquetball, I really love rollerblading. Have just discovered hiking, so there’s that too. So after a long bout of whatever athletic thing I can do, I have to take a HOT shower and a HOTTER bath because I’m stiff and achy. And then, at some point, my husband asks how was my day? I get out of the tub and yes, I dance around singing, It’s Done! It’s Done! Hallo Hallay! I sent the book in today! (Did I mention I’m a geek?)
Jillian: If you could interview one person (and it doesn’t have to be a writer) who would it be?
Commenters: Have any of you experienced this odd increased sensitivity to the smell of meat eaters? Anyone else attempted vegetarian diet and discovered it? Or am I just odd?
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