Thursday, May 28, 2015

RITA AWARD WINNER CAROLINE LINDEN

LOVE in the 
TIME of SCANDAL
the Scandals series, book #4
Avon

Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can't forget how he abandoned a friend in need-nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He's the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn't feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel…

Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. But, though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father's control, spirited Penelope just doesn't suit his plans for a model marriage—until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope's. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful … beguiling … and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?

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CAROLINE LINDEN knew from an early age she was a reader, but not a writer. Despite an addiction to Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew, she studied physics and dreamed of being an astronaut. She earned a math degree from Harvard College and then wrote software for a financial services firm, all the while reading everything in sight, but especially romance. Only after she had children, and found herself with only picture books to read, did she begin to make up a story of her own. To her immense surprise, it turned out to be an entire novel--and it was much more fun than writing computer code. Eleven years, fourteen books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. She lives with her family in New England.

THE SCANDALOUS QUESTIONS
ANGI: How often do you get lost in a story?
CAROLINE: Not often enough! While writing a book, I usually read research books. Then I binge-read between books but that time is getting shorter and shorter.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
CAROLINE: I will say my grandfather, who served as a medic in Italy during WWII, then came home and raised my wonderful dad and aunt. And also my grandmother, who married him a few weeks before Pearl Harbor and then hardly saw him for the next four years.

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
CAROLINE: The hero of my book, Benedict, has been through a lot, with an abusive father, yet he’s still determined to be a decent—if scarred and flawed—human. I made his mother and sisters very important to him, to give him love and sympathy in his childhood.

ANGI: Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pine?
CAROLINE: Benedict Cumberbatch all the way

ANGI: Hiking Boots or Dancing Heels?
CAROLINEMore boots than heels.

ANGI: Would you rather be in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
CAROLINECan’t I have both? ;-)

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
CAROLINE: Hmm. Hard to choose one, but SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is one I can watch over and over.

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do in your state?
CAROLINE: We have a lot to do here in Massachusetts! Catching a game at Fenway is usually fun (some years more than others), and walking the Freedom Trail is always interesting for its visits to the real places where the American Revolution started. Then there’s the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. We also have skiing and fabulous museums and great restaurants and whale watching cruises… But I think my single favorite thing is spending a few days on the beach, especially on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s quiet and beautiful even if the water is always too cold to go into.

ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
CAROLINE: Steak Frites, with a good red wine. Mmmm.

ANGI: If you could have your favorite movie star for one day, what would you do?
CAROLINE: Mostly just ask questions, about how he/she chooses a script or thinks a role feels right; how good actors end up in bad movies; what it’s really like as a profession… And then I’d made sure to get a thousand photos of us together to fill my twitter page with.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Hey Caroline, since you live near Boston (and love baseball), I thought I’d take advantage of your experience. My daughter will be traveling to Boston in the fall for a weekend. (She also loves baseball.) Besides visiting Fenway…what’s your favorite touristy sight and favorite romantic place?
CAROLINE’S GOTTA ANSWER: You have to visit the Boston Public Garden. It’s right downtown, and so beautiful, if you can go when the weather is nice. And of course in summer you should take a ride in the swan boats. Across the street is the Boston Common, full of history, but also where you can have a picnic on the grass and, depending on the day, see costumed Colonial guides or a musical performance or just play catch. A few subway stops away is Fenway Park, where you can see the Red Sox in person (er… tickets may be freely available, unless the team starts pitching better soon) or hang out at one of the local restaurants with the game on the giant screens.


For romance… I suggest dinner somewhere on the Seaport waterfront. Nothing is better on a fine summer evening.

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UP NEXT for CAROLINE
LOVE IN THE TIME OF SCANDAL     
Scandalous series #3

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PREVIOUS RELEASES by CAROLINE
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE and SCANDAL
a Scandals novella, book #3
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IT TAKES A SCANDAL
Scandal series, book #2
Read a little, Buy the book

LOVE AND OTHER SCANDALS
Scandal series, book #1
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CAROLINE is giving away 1 copy of IT TAKES A SCANDAL
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ANGI'S back next Monday with
Kimberly Kincaid
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CAROLINE WANTS TO KNOW: What book would you most like to see turned into a movie?

19 comments:

  1. All of the books look incredible. Can't wait to catch up.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. The first romance book I read was Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I still have all her books in my bookcase.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. The first one that really got me hooked on reading was Catherine Coulter's The Sherbrooke Bride... before that I read one or two others.

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  5. Sorry for the mix-up you faithful readers. Caroline will be with us Thursday & Friday.

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  6. Welcome Caroline !! Glad to have you back on GLIAS. I adore historicals and can't wait to get your latest onto my TBR pile.

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  7. Someday soon we will visit Boston. We are going to Washington DC this summer. yenastone at aol dot com

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  8. I think any of Eloisa Jame's Desperate Duchesses books would make fantastic movies, with just the right amount of humor and conflict in all of them.

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  9. that's really hard because books I've enjoyed that have been turned into movies have often been disappointments (probably because they just can't fit everything into the movie time frame or because I envisioned the characters differently) - but I would love to see more Regency romance stories made into mini-series
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  10. Hi, Caroline and welcome to GLIAS! I love a good historical and yours sounds so wonderful. Congratulations on your book.

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  11. I'm getting my wish! Anne McCaffrey's Pern series

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  12. I have too many books that I'd love to see turned into movies but then again there is the possibility of whoever makes the movie ruin the book! lol ... The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley is one of them ;)
    Joanna M

    annaoj (dot) mortes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. many of my favorite books have already been turned into movies ;)

    Denise

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  14. I would lovee to see The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons turned into a movie! It's such a lovely heartwrenching book. One of my favorite of all times :)

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I'd love to see Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwess as a movie. Congratulations on your new book.

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  16. Hi Caroline, congrats on the new book! I can't wait to read Benedict and Penelope's story. I would love to see Gena Showalter's Lords Of The Underworld series turned into movies. That would be so epic to watch these Hunger Games type of movies. I would definitely be first in line! LOL!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Sounds like a great book. Love historical romances. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I would love to see Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series or Christina Lauren Beautiful Bastard series turned into a movie

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  18. Christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  19. I think seeing any of Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series as a movie would be tons of fun to watch! And congratulations on your new book, sounds like another fabulous read!

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