Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NYT Best Seller Julia London

from NYT bestselling novelist Julia London
THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE
The Cabot Sisters, book 2

A plan born of desperation…

Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without a single hitch. But once a stolen embrace with the wrong man leads her to be discovered in the arms of Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton, her plan takes a most unexpected—and scorching—twist.

and altered by passion.

Governed by routine and ruled by duty, Jeffrey had no desire for a wife before he succumbed to Grace's temptation. Though his golden-haired, in-name-only bride is the definition of disorder, he can't resist wanting her in every way. But once her secrets meet his, society might consider their lives to be ruined beyond repair while Jeffrey might just see it as a new beginning.

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JULIA LONDON is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than a two dozen romantic fiction novels. Julia is the bestselling author of more than twenty romantic fiction novels including the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

THE Q&A
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
JULIA: If you mean the stories I write, the answer is rarely.  I am generally thinking of it from a technical standpoint - what needs to happen where.  But when I am reading for pleasure, I get lost all the time.  I am reluctant to admit that I am one of those put-down-the-book people if the book is not speaking to me.  So if I'm not lost in the story, I'm putting that sucker down.  Doesn't happen very often, but it happens. 

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?
JULIA:  First book that I can remember is Winnie the Pooh.  But what I really remember is the first book that sank into me and that was Go Ask Alice.  I was probably 11 or 12 and oh my, did that book make an impression.  It was the seventies, and I am sure my mother had no clue what I was reading.  Which is the great thing about my reading history - my parents let me read everything.  I was never censored.  I think as a result of reading so much and in so many different genres over the years,  I always come back to a good love story.  Maybe that's what Go Ask Alice taught me -- go for the love stories instead!  Ha.   

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
JULIA:  I like Jeffrey because he is different than the usual regency earl or duke.  His alpha male stems from his OCD and his absolute need to control his environment or lose his mind.  He walks a fine line every day, struggling with the obsessions he doesn't understand and believes have already condemned him to hell.  It takes someone completely outside of his world to pull him out of his mind and make him understand that even he is worthy of a woman's esteem.  I really, really enjoyed writing him. 

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
JULIA:  I read most days, usually at the table.  I try and take a break from my own writing to read other books, and usually the only time I have to do that is at breakfast or lunch.  I've been listening to a lot of audio books lately.  I can take them in the car and while I run.  

ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
JULIA:  LOL!  I was six and I wrote a story about a girl who was part of a wagon train and was  captured by Indians, but the captain of the wagon train saved her.  Can you tell I grew up in the west?  And that from the age of six I was thinking about damsels in distress and the men who save them?  I wrote it on a Big Chief tablet and it's still floating around in my mother's house somewhere.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JULIA:  Pride and Prejudice, BBC version, Colin Firth ('nuf said).   I've probably seen it three or four times and I would watch it again, right here, right now.

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do in your state?
JULIA:  Here's what I like about Texas:  The weather is generally good year round, except for August and January.  I like to get outdoors every day-I run with my dog or I bike, or I take long walks - and I love that I can do that pretty much year round in Texas. 

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
JULIA:  chocolate!  Can't go without it.  I will go so far as to say that I am addicted to chocolate and don't care.  

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Have you ever been to one of your cover shoots?
JULIA’S GOTTA ANSWER: I have never been to a cover shoot!  If I could be at any of them, I would have liked to be at the shoot for The Devil Takes a Bride.  He was a devil, dark and brooding, and I wondered how they were going to convey this dark and brooding man was also sexy.  What a challenge!  HQN did a great blog about the cover shoot.  When I saw that, it kind of felt like I was there. 

WHERE TO FIND JULIA
Contact     Website    
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UP NEXT for JULIA
THE SCOUNDREL AND THE DEBUTANTE
The Cabot Sisters
Book 3
April 28th, 2015

When a man on a mission takes on a beautiful but unlikely ally, seduction and adventure are inevitable…

The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation.

The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.
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For a printable list of all of Julia’s books, visit her website.

THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR
Cabot Sisters, book 1
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Julia is giving away  a copy of THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE. U.S. Readers only.

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ANGI'S back on February 4th with
AMY LIZ TALLEY

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JULIA WANTS TO KNOW: What's your most favorite thing to do in your home state?

19 comments:

  1. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story, Julia !
    Thank you for taking the time to visit with us today.

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  2. Welcome, Julia! Delighted to have you here as a guest on GLIAS. We LOVE historical romance. This series sounds great, and I particularly like that you're writing about a hero who has some serious issues to deal with. How did you come up with Jeffrey?

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    1. I read somewhere that Samuel Johnson had OCD and Tourette's Syndrome. I couldn't imagine how a person would cope in a world where OCD was unknown and people just thought you were peculiar and weird and a little afraid of you.

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  3. Good morning, Julia, and welcome to GLIAS! I've read many of your historicals and love them. Congratulations on your new book.

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  4. Good Morning Julia. I love your books. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  5. Thanks so much for having me! I hope you enjoy the book.

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  6. never read this author before

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  7. Great interview. I really enjoy your books and can't wait to read your new one coming out in April. Thanks for sharing with us today. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  8. I loved the Trouble with Honor and I can't wait to read the rest of the Cabot sister's stories.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I hope you like The Devil Takes a Bride

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  9. Love your books. Great interview.

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  11. My favorite thing to do in my home state of California is to visit the beaches and eat sea food! Although like many others I am not originally from California. I'm from Texas too. I do love to go back and visit family whenever the chance arises. :)

    Paige Gonzalez

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  12. Loved The Trouble With Honor! Can't wait to read The Devil Takes a Bride!!!

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