Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Get Lost in Regency Romance from Rebecca Hagan Lee

Looking for a luscious historical romance series to sink your teeth into? Check out the The Mistresses of the Marquess from bestselling author Rebecca Hagan Lee. The third in the Regency Trilogy, Ever A Princess, was released this month from Amber House Books. Here's a blurb and excerpt. 

Can a reluctant hero save a runaway princess without losing his own heart?


Adam McKendrick has earned the title “the Bountiful Baron” because of his reputation for helping beautiful blondes in trouble. When a lucky hand at cards wins him an ancient hunting lodge, he travels to the wilds of Scotland hoping to escape his reputation—and the hordes of women pursuing him. He certainly doesn’t expect his prize to include yet another damsel in distress looking for a hero.
Princess Giana has fled her kingdom—and the deadly assassins pursuing her—with only a handful of loyal staff to protect her. When the gorgeous gambler shows up at her refuge to claim his winnings, she has no choice but to pose as his maid. 
Adam’s clumsy—yet stunningly beautiful—new maid seems more inclined to give orders than to take them. He finds her both infuriating and irresistible. As his desire for Giana’s touch begins to consume him, Adam must decide if he wants to once again play the hero…or the rogue…

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In this scene our intrepid hero arrives at his Scottish hunting lodge to meet his new staff, never expecting to find a runaway princess in his bed…

Adam shivered as a gust of wind blew across the lawn, but he managed to fit the front door key into the lock. He was wet, cold, and thoroughly road weary and had spent the last few miles of the journey looking forward to a roaring fire, a hot meal, and a bed.
“I know you’re in there.” He lifted his hand to bang on the door once again. “Open up!” Adam shouted one final warning, then turned the key in the lock and pushed open the door.
The door flew open, crashing against the interior wall with a thud that shook the frame. The key bounced out of the lock and skidded across the marble entry while a man and a woman dressed in nightclothes leapt back to avoid the torrent of cold rain. Adam stepped over the threshold, grabbed hold of the front door, and slammed it shut.
He leaned his back against it, breathing heavily as he removed his hat and raked his fingers through his hair. “I’m Adam McKendrick.” Adam dropped his hat on the marble-topped table in the entry hall and offered his hand to the other man. “You must be Gordon Ross.”
The older man retreated, shaking his head as he stepped away from Adam’s outstretched hand.
Adam withdrew his hand and frowned. “Then, who?”
The woman stepped forward, responding with the answer to Adam’s question before the man could form a response. “Staff,” she replied in a thick Scottish burr. “I’m Isobel Langstrom and this is my husband, Albert. We’re part of the staff.”
“Staff...” Adam breathed a sigh of relief. “Thank God.” He removed his mackintosh, shaking the water from the folds as he glanced around for a place to hang it.
Albert took the coat from him.
“Thank you.” Adam left the couple standing in the foyer and started up the staircase. He took the stairs two at a time. “I’ve been traveling all day. I’m wet, cold, and tired. I’d like a roaring fire and a soft bed as soon as possible. And please see that my horse is tended to right away.” Pausing at the top of the landing, he asked, “Where’s the master suite?”
“Last one on the left,” Isobel replied automatically, “but, my lord…wait…” She started up the stairs behind him.
Adam waved her off. “No need to show me,” he said. “I’ll find it.”
He heard the low noise and recognized it as a warning growl seconds before he opened the door of the master suite. “What the devil—” The air left Adam’s lungs in a rush and a series of white-hot stars danced against a black background as the base of his skull thudded against the hard floor.
He couldn’t see his attacker until he was flat on his back with a hundred plus pounds of a massive animal—an ugly shaggy-coated brute that appeared to be some sort of missing link—a cross between a dog and a Shetland pony—standing on his chest. The soft glow of the lamplight illuminated the brindle-colored fur on the dog’s legs and the white fur of his underbelly. A flash of light sparkled off the dog’s neck, and Adam realized he was staring at a black velvet collar trimmed with gold braid and studded with what appeared to be paste diamonds. He lifted his head to get a better look, and the dog growled another warning.
“Wagner! Cease!”
The beast was obedient, responding immediately to the command. Unfortunately, he responded instantly by lying down. Adam’s head connected with the floor once more. He let out a groan and another whoosh of air as the dog’s elbows pressed against his stomach.
“Wagner, you may have killed him!”
The animal whined at the rebuke, shifting his weight as he buried his nose in the hollow beneath Adam’s left ear and his elbows deeper into Adam’s ribs.
“Not quite.” Adam gasped the words.
“Good,” his rescuer breathed. “You are alive.”
Blinking hard to clear the stars from his eyes, Adam looked up and beheld his savior standing in the center of the bed. He groaned again, this time in abject disappointment. His savior was blond and beautiful and female, and if the length of her legs was anything to go by, very nearly tall enough to look him in the eye. Her body, silhouetted through her long white nightgown by the light from the table lamp behind her, was slim and curved in all the right places. A thick rope of tightly braided hair hung past her hips and she bore the delicate, classical facial features that had graced the canvases of great painters for centuries. He couldn’t see her feet, buried as they were in the mound of bedclothes, but he supposed they were as classically beautiful as the rest of her.
“What the hell is this? Who the hell are you? And what are you doing in my bed?”
Her eyes widened in shock. “Wagner is one of the finest wolfhounds ever bred, and I am Her Ser—” she began in a haughty tone that set Adam’s teeth on edge.
“Our daughter!” The shout echoed through the room, covering whatever it was the girl was about to say.
Adam turned his head in time to see Isobel rush through the doorway. He looked from Isobel to the Amazon standing on the bed. The top of Isobel’s head was several inches below his chin, and Albert was only an inch or so taller than his wife. “Your daughter!” Adam’s tone of voice held a healthy measure of disbelief.
“Yes,” Isobel and Albert nodded in unison. “Our daughter, Georgiana Langstrom.” Isobel turned to the girl. “Georgiana, meet Mr. Adam McKendrick from America, the new owner of Larchmont Lodge.”
“How do you do, Mr. McKendrick?” she dutifully replied.
He stared at her as she extended her hand with the grace of a prima ballerina and waited patiently for him to take it. Adam rolled his eyes. Beauty appeared to hold an entitlement all its own. His sister, Kirstin, would have responded in exactly the same manner. All the world was a stage—populated by blondes aspiring to be great tragediennes. Adam didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry, to shake hands with her or crawl to his knees and pay homage.
He settled for indignation. “How do I do? How do I do?” He sputtered. “I’m lying flat on my back in the middle of the floor with a hundred-pound dog on my chest. How do you think I do?”
“Rude.” Georgiana narrowed her gaze at him. “And there’s no need to be rude, Mr. McKendrick.”
“Really?” He tried to shove the dog off him, but the beast refused to budge. “I can think of a dozen reasons—beginning with him.” He glared at the wolfhound.
“Wagner! Off!” She pointed to the dog, then patted her thigh. “Come!”
Wagner obeyed, first by standing on Adam, then stepping over him in order to hurry to his mistress’s side.
Adam pushed himself to his feet.
Wagner growled in warning once again and Adam growled back.
Georgiana clucked her tongue at him. “‘Manners make the man,’” she quoted. “William of Wykeham.”
“‘She speaks, yet she says nothing,’” he retorted. “William Shakespeare.” Adam smiled. “And if we’ve concluded this war of quotations, I’ll take the opportunity to remind you that you haven’t answered my question.”
“What question was that, Mr. McKendrick?” Georgiana pretended ignorance.
“What are you doing in my bed?”
“We didn’t know when to expect you, sir,” Isobel hastened to explain. “The attic quarters need cleaning and repair and the beds are short and narrow…” She sighed. “And, as you can see, our Giana is taller than most girls. So tall that her feet hang off the mattresses.” She shrugged her shoulders. “But the master suite has a huge bed, and we saw no harm in allowing her to sleep in comfort until you arrived. If that has offended you, then I beg your pardon, sir.”
“You must not blame my parents for wanting to provide the best for me,” Giana told him.
“Why not?” Adam lifted an eyebrow in query.
Giana smiled her most angelic smile and fluttered her eyelashes at him. “To do otherwise would be against their nature.”
The smile and the fluttering lashes almost worked, but Adam had been raised in a household of consummate actresses. Wheedling and coy feminine wiles no longer had the power to sway him. Especially when he sensed that employing them wasn’t part of the Amazon’s nature. He liked her better when she challenged him. “Is its size the only reason you happened to be in my bed?”
Giana blinked. “What other reason could there be?”
“I’m a very wealthy man,” Adam said.
“How very nice for you,” Giana politely replied.
Adam inhaled sharply, swallowed his breath, and began to cough.
Giana waited patiently for him to recover from his fit of coughing. She stared at him with an expectant look on her face.
“I’m also young and healthy.”
“Then you are to be congratulated, Mr. McKendrick, for I understand that Scotland can be a very harsh land. You are very fortunate to have youth and health on your side, for one cannot overestimate their importance. I feel quite certain that those qualities will go a long way in alleviating the hardships one encounters here.”
Adam was fascinated by the words that came out of her mouth each time she spoke. Her words sounded like English, but he couldn’t quite grasp the meaning. Nor did she appear to grasp the meaning of his. Maybe it was because he was American and she was…well…foreign. But the Amazon couldn’t take a hint.
“I’m also generally considered to be reasonably attractive,” he informed her.
She cocked her head to one side and studied him. “I do not agree.”
“You don’t?”
“No, I do not.” She sighed. “I do not wish to find fault with the opinions of the people who have commented on your appearance, but I would have to say that you are more than reasonably attractive—”
Adam grinned. “More?”
“Of course,” she replied matter-of-factly. “I have only just made your acquaintance, and know nothing of your character, but I would judge your outward appearance to be very attractive.”
“Is that so?” Adam gave her a slow, appraising glance.
“Yes, Mr. McKendrick, it is so.” She frowned, unable to understand why he insisted on questioning her answers or why he appeared to have difficulty understanding her English. Although it was not her native tongue, Giana knew her command of the English language was exceptional because her mother had taught her to speak it, and her mother had been a cousin to Queen Victoria.
“You must have been aware that I’m a bachelor.”
“No, Mr. McKendrick, I know nothing of the details of your private life.” Giana frowned even more.
“What have they to do with me?”
“Let’s see,” Adam drawled sarcastically, raising his hand and pretending to count on his fingers. “What could the details of my private life have to do with you?” He paused for effect. “Especially since I’m young, healthy, wealthy, and reasonably—no, make that very—attractive, unmarried, and the owner of the bed you’re currently occupying.” He looked up at her. “I would have to be extremely unenlightened not to realize that, in most circles, I’m considered to be quite a catch.”
“In most circles, perhaps,” Giana informed him. “But not in mine.”
Adam cocked an eyebrow once again. “Indeed?” He’d have to be an extremely unenlightened man not to realize that the daughter of his new housekeeper and butler had just declared her circle closed to him.
Adam had deliberately baited her, but her answer still stung, and Adam didn’t know whether to find the idea amusing or pathetic.
Isobel stepped forward. “Come, Giana, we’ll leave the McKendrick to settle in here while we find you another bed.”
“Wait.” Adam glanced from mother to daughter. “Tell me what you’ve heard about the Bountiful Baron?”
Isobel was clearly puzzled by the demand. “I don’t understand.”
Adam turned to Giana. “What about you?”
Giana lifted her chin. “That baron is not among my acquaintances.”
“Then you can stay where you are,” he said. “For tonight. But tomorrow you and the dog find someplace else to sleep.” Adam lifted his chin and gave her his most winning smile. “You’re welcome to sleep indoors, but fancy collar or no, the dog sleeps outside.”
Giana glared at him, her nostrils flaring in anger. “You cannot…” she sputtered.
He grinned. “Sorry, sweetheart, but I outrank you. You may be tall, but I’m taller and I own the place.” Adam turned his back on Giana and headed for the bedroom door.
The other occupants of the room gasped.
“What?” Adam paused in the doorway and glanced over his shoulder at the Amazon standing in the center of his bed. Her mouth gaped open, and he noticed for the first time that the ribbons threaded through the neckline of her nightgown were black and untied.
Giana was stunned. She knew, even if he did not, that he was in the presence of royalty, and one simply did not turn one’s back on royalty. Since she could not bring her royal status to his attention, she settled for chastising him for his rudeness. “Manners, Mr. McKendrick,” she called out in a too-sweet singsong voice. “Shall we find you some? Along with your warm fire and comfortable bed? Because you seem to have forgotten yours again.”
   “Not at all.” Adam put his thumb and forefinger up to his forehead, inclined his head, and pretended to tip his hat to her. “Pleasure meeting you, George.” 

Meet Rebecca Hagan Lee

After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel Golden Chances. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas. She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA RITA Award, and has been published in nine languages. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee. 

Visit Rebecca’s website http://www.rhaganlee.com
Join Rebecca on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rebeccahaganleeauthor 



Her Regency series includes: Ever a PrincessAlways a Lady and Once A Mistress. All three are available from Amber House Books. 

E.E.: Where did you come up the idea for your Mistresses of the Marquess series?
Rebecca: The idea came from a vision in my head of George Ramsey, the Marquis of Templeston, fighting  to save himself and his lady friend as his yacht was sinking off the coast of Ireland. I wanted to know what sort of legacy a man like George would leave behind and how it would affect his heirs. Then, I decided to follow the legacy through his English son, Drew, during the Regency period, his Irish son, Christopher "Kit", during during the early Victorian era, and through his European granddaughter, Georgiana, during the late Victorian era. I liked the idea of following George's unconventional family through different circumstances and time periods.

E.E.: Will you be doing any new American historical romance this year?
Rebecca: Yes. I am working on a new Borrowed Brides book, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE: ISABEL, which will connect with Giana and Adam from EVER A PRINCESS through Adam's friend, Murphy O'Brien. The book begins when Murphy finds an injured Isabel on his doorstep and realizes she's come seeking the Bountiful Baron.

E.E.: What was the first story you remember writing?
Rebecca: BOBO AND DUCKIE when I was nine.

E.E.: Which movie best represents your writing style?
Rebecca: A WALK IN THE CLOUDS starring Keanu Reeves.

E.E.: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Rebecca: I do listen to music while I'm writing. I can't start a book until I create a playlist for it. Each book has it's own soundtrack. I prefer lyrics and story songs, but I listen to a lot of classical music and Broadway, and movie scores. Whatever strikes my fancy and seems to fit the story line.

E.E. What other sound or noise do you love?
Rebecca: I love the sound of my husband's laughter.  

E.E.: Where do you read and how often?
Rebecca: I read on my Nook every night before I go to sleep. I lie in bed and read until I get sleepy or until I finish the book--whichever comes first.

E.E. What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Rebecca: I love the "old" cartoons. Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quicksdraw McGraw, Snagglepus, and Foghorn Leghorn. But my absolute favorite is Yosemite Sam--especially when he's the Knight riding the Dragon.  "Whoa, I say W-h-o-a dragon...." Then, "Dragons are so stupid."

E.E. Do you have a favorite villain?
Rebecca: Captain Hook from PETER PAN.

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117 comments:

  1. You had me at "luscious historical romance series". Fabulous.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. My goal is to give you a wonderful few hours in a different world. If I accomplish that, I'm a happy camper. :)

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    2. dgamechick@aol.comJanuary 13, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      I love historical romances, I get to pretend that I'm in a different time and place for a few hours or days. Thanks for writing such good books.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I have to admit I love a reluctant hero. I was always partial to James Garner's characters and Tom Selleck's characters. Adam is a lot like them.

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  3. I'm so proud to be publishing this series in e-book for the very first time via my new publishing house Amber House Books ( http://www.amberhousebooks.com ). When I decided to start Amber House, Becky was the very first author I thought about pursuing because I'd always loved her writing so much and couldn't wait to introduce her books to new readers. And now she's writing brand new books for me so it's been doubly rewarding! Thanks so much for hosting her at GET LOST IN A STORY, my favorite book blog! :)

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    1. Aww, you say the nicest things. I'm so lucky to have you as my publisher and editor. Working with you at Amber House has been a dream come true.

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    2. Wow, I'm honored we're your favorite book blog. :) You and Becky and your wonderful cadre of authors at Amber House top our list, too. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  4. The story sounds amazing and I enjoyed the witty dialogue in the excerpt. I love a clever heroine and good banter between the characters. I'm so glad this book is part of a series! In the interview, I especially enjoyed reading about how she got the idea for the Mistresses of the Marquess series... very cool indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. All of my stories start with a vision that plays like a video in my head. It's almost like walking into a movie that's started where you see the first scene, and then continue to watch the movie to see what happens.

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  5. It looks like a good read and I would like to read more! I haven't read any in the series, so I will have to put all of them on my TBR list!

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    2. Thanks, Cissie. I hope you enjoy them.

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  6. Hello Rebecca,
    I have to admit you're a new author for me, but after reading this excerpt, I'm looking forward to read your books because I'm hooked. :)

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    1. Hello, Liette. So nice to meet you. I'm so grateful to E.E. for giving me the opportunity to share my work with readers like you. I'm thrilled that you are giving the Mistresses of the Marquess series a try. I hope you enjoy them.

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  7. Congrats on your latest release. Lovely cover!
    I was reading till my computer died last nite bcos I couldn't put down the book. I guess that's 1 way to ensure I don't read thru the nite - which I've done before. I love reading at night too

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I love the cover! It was created by the very talented Teresa Medeiros who puts her special touch on all the Amber House Books. I hope your computer isn't completely dead! But isn't reading through the night the most wonderful feeling? I've done it many times and felt that wonderful exhaustion/satisfaction that is the result of a great read. Have you ever hated for a book to end so much that a minute after you finish it you start reading it all over again? Isn't that the greatest?

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  8. Welcome Becky! I'm thrilled you've returned to GLIAS to share your Regency romances.

    Readers, if you like what you're seeing here, don't forget to also check out Rebecca's Borrowed Brides series. I can't wait for the new book that ties these two series together. What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, E.E. I'm delighted to be here. I love talking books (of all kinds) and I appreciate the opportunity to share mine. And I appreciate the compliments on the BORROWED BRIDES series. My stories are always character driven and although, I didn't plan to give Murphy a story, I kept seeing the opening scene in my head and knew there was a story I had to tell there. The Bountiful Baron fallout is too good to pass up. :)

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  9. Have not read any of your books, but these look like something I would like. These two are going on my list of books to read!

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  10. I really enjoy reading your books Rebecca!

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  11. What a fun, well-written excerpt! I love Wagner and his "interactions" with Adam! I see that I have a new -to- me series to read.

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    1. Thank you! I love dogs (and cats)! Indiana Jones, Jr., one of my miniature schnauzers, stood in for Wagner--sort of a miniature wolfhound--as I unfortunately have never had a wolfhound, although I want one!

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  12. I have not read your work but I do love me some historicals. These books sounds awesome and I can't wait to read them. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  13. Adam sounds fabulous ... thanks for sharing such a fun excerpt!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Jo! Adam says you sound pretty fabulous, too!

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  14. Thank you so much for all you do to provide so much reading enjoyment.

    Kathy

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  15. Wonderful excerpt! Can't wait to read the rest!

    -Emma

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  16. Congratulations on your new release! I love the cover and look forward to reading it. Good interview too - I also enjoy the old classic cartoons you mentioned along with Yankee Doodle Pigeon and Magilla Gorilla

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    1. Thanks, Maria. There are so many wonderful old cartoon. Yacky Duck and Chopper and Precious the dog...Tweedy Bird and Sylvester.

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  17. I just love historicals and this looks like a very entertaining read. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy meeting Adam and Giana and Murphy O'Brien as much as I've enjoyed meeting all of you.

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  18. That excerpt managed to chase the gloomy away from this cold, rainy Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. It's gloomy and rainy today where I live, too, today. But I confess that I love these kind of days. They provide the perfect excuse to build a fire, pour a cup of tea, and curl up with a good book or watch an old movie or both! Thank you, Sebella, for brightening my day!

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  19. You are a new author for me. I really enjoyed the excerpt and I look forward to reading more. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thanks for having me into your home computer and for becoming one of my new readers. I appreciate it.

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  20. Sound very good!

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  21. I do believe he will lose his heart!

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  22. I can only imagine what Georgiana has planned for poor Adam. I think he has finally met his match. Going to have to get the book and find out.

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  23. Great excerpt can't wait to read more.

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  24. I loved the excerpt! I wonder, will George tame Adam or will Adam tame George? ;) Thanks for sharing Rebecca! Robin in NC rw620{at}aol{dot}com

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  25. This sounds so good, can't wait to read the whole thing. Enjoyable interview too!

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  26. The excerpt sucked me in! I have to grab this one! :) Thanks!

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  27. A runaway princess posing as a maid...what FUN! Congrats on the new release! I am always happy to see a Georgia author do well.

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  29. A new author to me. Enjoyed the excerpt. Will put the books on my TBR list. Love the covers.

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  30. Sorry I had to delete, I couldn't edit afterwards and had typos. So..

    Rebecca , I missed these books so I'm elated you are re-releasing these! Reader friends would rave about them so now I finally get to read them. And the peek into the book with the excerpt was a treat. With a dedicated time to write, do you also give yourself those times to read your favorites?

    Cathie
    CathieCaffey @ gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Cathie. In answer to your question, I MAKE time to read every day even when I'm working on a book. My only rule is that I don't read historicals when I'm writing one. I read my favorite contemporary authors or non-fiction. I love biographies and autobiographies and there are always plenty of research books to read. When I'm working on a contemporary, I catch up on my favorite historical authors and I'm always thrilled to discover new-to-me authors. :)

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  31. Great excerpt, now I will have to go get the book and read it. I haven't read this series yet, but now I have too. :)

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  32. love the excerpt makes me cant wait to read this one

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  33. Oh these sound great! The interview was fun to read ans the blurb, oh my goodness I want to read so bad! I am so behind on my reading though, have lots of arcs first though. But I do have books of yours, just need to read.

    I love this publishing company! I also love Teresa Medeiros! You are an amazing writer and love that you started Amber House! ♡

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    1. Thanks, Tracey. I know my publisher/editor is reading this and will be thrilled by your praise! I love Amber House, too!

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  34. Wow, loved reading the excerpt, the characters sound fantastic, putting this on my to buy list.

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  35. Hi, Rebecca! I have read several of your books in the past, and loved them. The excerpt was really fun to read, and I can't wait to read these books. If I win,, I will definitely spend the $25 on your books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I'm glad you enjoyed my other books and hope you get the opportunity to read this series very soon!

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  36. I love how you connected the books. Can't wait to read this series!

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  37. This sounds like a very good book. I will definitely add this to my list of books to read.

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  38. Sounds like a good read. Look forward to checking it out.

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  39. I recently checked out some of this series from my local library, but haven't had a chance to read them yet. However, after reading that excerpt, they have just jumped to the top of the TBR pile!!

    Many thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card!

    Later,

    Lynn

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    1. You are welcome, Lynn. Thank you for all your support! Good luck in the drawing! I hope you enjoy EVER A PRINCESS.

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  40. I enjoyed the excerpt. Alex will have no chance against her!

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  41. The book cover is stunning and the excerpt was great.

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  42. I haven't read this one yet, but I have read your other works! This one is my birthday wish list in 2 weeks!

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    1. Happy Birthday, Patti! Enjoy! Thanks for your support!

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  43. I loved your other work and IOVE the dog in the excerpt. Thanks!

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  44. Great excerpt! I'm looking forward to reading the whole series.

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  45. Oooh a new author and series for me to look into... love the sound of Ever A Princess! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Fun excerpt. I don't have a favorite villain.

    Denise

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    1. How about Allan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham in ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES?

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  47. I really enjoy stories that include animal characters, since they're usually unruly and bring an element of hilarity to the story. Also humans tend to be more genuine around them.

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  48. Nice excerpt. Not sure what the question is

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  49. OMG! I just loved this excerpt! Your a new author for me. I so hope I win that way I can get the whole series. Right now I can't for I lost my job last year and my unemployment has ran out. I had to cash part of my 401K in just to be able to pay my bills, until I find a new job. So I don't have the extra money to spare. That's okay though as soon as I get a job this will be the first series I buy. I'm so thankful that I got Teresa Medeiros newsletter to tell me about you. Congratulations on this wonderful new release, I wish you much success with it!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I'm so glad you enjoyed this little bit of EVER A PRINCESS. I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope you find a new and better job soon! Keep your chin up! Things will get better!

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  50. This sounds like a really fun book. My favorite kind. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. It would be so wonderful to read all of these books!

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  52. Sounds like a fun read, thanks.

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  53. You have great taste in cartoons. My favorite was Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mr Peabody. Too.
    Your blurb grabbed my attention. This is a book I'm really interested in read. I was drawn into the story and then the blurb ended. I want more. I would spend the money for your books. You are a good writers. I.also love humor.

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  54. Of course he'll lose his heart. This sounds like a very good book.

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  55. Hi there! Love your storyline! Love your characters! And simply adore that dog!!!

    Lisa G.
    lady (dot) graeye (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  56. The excerpt grabbed my attention right away, love the unique setup and putting this on my TBR pile.

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  57. I can't wait to read this book...actually the whole series! Great excerpt :)

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  58. I loved the excerpt and I'm looking forward to reading the whole book. :D

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  59. The beginning was awesome. I love this kind of story.

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  60. This sounds like such a great story! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. This sounds like an interesting story that I would enjoy reading.

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  62. Loved the excerpt! Looking forward to reading.

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  63. I enjoyed the excerpt. I imagine we'll be seeing a passionate battle of wills. Who's going to be the victor. Both I hope!

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  64. have not read your books yet but they sound great and I can't wait to read them.

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  65. I'm signing off for the night, but I want to thank E.E. for hosting me today and all of you for welcoming me so warmly. I had a great time "talking" with all of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind comments about EVER A PRINCESS, ALWAYS A LADY, ONCE A MISTRESS and the BORROWED BRIDES books. It was my great honor and pleasure to be here. I had a blast! You really brightened my day. I hope to chat with all of you again soon.. Good night and best of luck to all of you in the drawing.

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  66. I love a good Regency and this one sounds like a keeper!

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  67. I'm a bit reminded of Frances Hodgson Burnett's _A Fair Barbarian_-- or at least I was till I got to the end! Very interesting! amaebi@mail2world.com

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  68. Captain Hook is pretty evil.

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  69. I am unfamiliar with your writing but am looking forward to reading your books now!

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  70. This sounds like a great book. I love that one of your favorite sounds is your husband's laughter. It seems like you two have a solid relationship if that is your answer to that question. Have you ever thought about providing the playlists for your books on your webpage or blog? Just a list of the tracks you listened to while writing.

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  71. I adore luscious historical romances! Can't wait to read one of yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. Love historical romances, especially series!!!

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  73. I finally found the question on your Facebook page. You asked about princesses.
    I don't know if this this the question you wanted but here goes. My favorite princess is in"Ever After" with Drew Barrymore. She struggles and is kind, and inventive and a hard worker. Thank you for your giveaway. I am looking forward to reading your books.

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  74. Great giveaway! I love the old cartoons too!

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  75. I love regency romances and this looks to be great fun to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. This sounds like a wonderful book! I loved the excerpt! Super wonderful interview too. :-)

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  77. Love those Regencies!

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  78. Thank you for the excerpt. Look forward to reading the rest of it!

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  79. Love the dresses on the covers!!

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