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What the ton doesn't know...
During the years since Randall Cheltenham, Marquess of Falconbridge, last saw Cecelia Thompson, he has turned into a dissolute rake. Catching sight of her now, bittersweet memories threaten to shatter his carefully constructed façade.
Although in the eyes of the ton Cecelia is a wealthy widow, in reality she has barely a penny to her name. Randall seems to offer a safe haven, but how can she trust a man who has hurt her before and who seems to have only become darker with the passing of time?
About the Author: A dedicated history and film buff, Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.
Her first novel, Lady’s Wager, and her contemporary novella, Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion are both available from Ellora’s Cave Blush. Labor Relations, a contemporary romance of Hollywood, and Studio Relations, a love story set in 1935 Hollywood, are currently available from Montlake Romance. Hero’s Redemption, a Regency novella, is now available from Carina Press.
When not writing, Georgie enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Please visit www.georgie-lee.com for more information about Georgie and her novels.
Jillian: Georgie, have you always written in the Regency period?
Georgie: Any other time periods you’d like to share with us? I haven’t always written in the Regency. I’ve written in time periods ranging from modern day and 1935 Hollywood to ancient Rome. However, being a huge Anglophile I keep coming back to the Regency, though some day I may venture as far back as ancient Egypt.
Jillian: Do you know how to tie a fluffy white cravat?
Georgie: Unfortunately, I don’t. I can’t even tie a modern day tie. However, I’ve seen videos on Youtube and I am pretty sure, given the opportunity, I could successfully untie one.
Jillian: What’s up next for fans and readers? A stand alone, another novel in this series or the start of a new series?
Georgie: I’m planning another story around the character of Mr. Rathbone, the moneylender from Rescued from Ruin. In the meantime, my third Regency romance with Harlequin Historical, The Courtesan’s Book of Secrets will be available October 2014.
Jillian: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
Georgie: I go outside and get out of the house. Sometimes reaching the end means long hours in my office concentrating hard to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Once I hit send and the story is off to my editor, I need the fresh air and the change of scenery. Also, by then the plants outside are starting to wilt and I need to water them.
Jillian: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Georgie: I love to watch period piece movies or BBC TV shows. Right now I’m making my way through Lark Rise to Candleford and trying not to binge watch so I can enjoy the series for longer. The great thing about streaming TV is all the episodes that are instantly available. The down side to streaming is all the episodes that are instantly available. It’s too easy to watch just one more, even when its late and I have to get up early.
Jillian: Do you read reviews of your books?
Georgie: If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing? I had to stop reading reviews because as wonderful as the best were, the worst had a way of ruining my day like nothing else. Now if only I could get over my Amazon sales rank addiction.
Jillian: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Georgie: Working from home while taking care of my little one is one of the best parts about being a writer. It isn’t always easy, especially when illness strikes near a deadline but the flexibility I have as a writer to set my own schedule is priceless.
Jillian: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
Georgie: Tea with a single packet of Splenda. I like herbal teas because I can’t handle caffeine the way I used too. Lipton Orange Blossom and Hibiscus is my favorite right now. Once in a while I mix it up and drink Sleepytime Vanilla in the middle of the day. I like to live on the wild side.
Jillian: What color would you make the sky if it wasn’t going to be blue anymore and why?
Georgie: I’d make the sky green because it is such a soothing, pretty color. Red is beautiful but can be rather menacing and sharp, but green makes me think of relaxing in the grass.
Jillian: What would you say is your most interesting quirk?
Georgie: I know a lot of history, which makes me an excellent partner during Trivial Pursuit.
Georgie has a question for readers: I can’t get enough of period piece films. I will watch any movie with a costume and an accent, including some not so great movies. Some of these mediocre films are my favorite and I even own them on DVD. I call these my guilty pleasure movies because in truth, they aren’t great but I still love them. Two of them are King Arthur with Clive Owen and Dangerous Beauty. What are your guilty pleasure period piece movies?