CHRISTY ENGLISH~ GIVEAWAY AND GUEST POST~ LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT…

WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE WITH US TODAY…..

HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR

CHRISTY ENGLISH

~LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT~

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MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT?

CHRISTY: I was inspired by my character Pembroke, Anthony’s best friend from the first novel in the series HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE. He was a womanizer, a drinker, a gambler, basically your rougish type. A true rake. But Pembroke had a depth to him that really caught my eye. I knew all along that I wanted to write about him. I wanted to see him happy.

MBA&M: Why Shakespeare plays?

CHRISTY: The first story was so clearly a new version of The Taming of the Shrew that I wanted to write all three novels in the vein of Shakespeare. He stole many of his own plots, so I was pretty sure he wouldn’t mind. If he can see me now, I hope he’s getting a laugh or two out of my version of his world.

MBA&M: What do you do to celebrate on release day?

CHRISTY: There is a tea room in my home town, and I love to go down there. It makes me feel positively English to drink tea out of a china cup and slather a scone with clotted cream. If I can’t get downtown, I open a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. 🙂 In the end, nothing beats a glass of champagne.

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Photo Credit http://antiquitea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/80thHighTea.jpg

 

 MBA&M: Tell us a few tidbits about LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, if you can?

CHRISTY: The story opens at a funeral. Arabella, Duchess of Hawthorne, stands over the coffin of her elderly husband, and sees Pembroke, the love of her life, staring at her across St. Paul’s Cathedral. She hasn’t seen the love of her life in over ten years, and it is a powerful moment. The rest of the book stems from that.

 

LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT is basically a story of redemption, in which two people who thought they had lost each other find each other again. It’s a story of true love triumphing over time, distance, war, and pain. If I did my job right, everyone can see a little bit of themselves in Pembroke and Arabella.

 

And it’s fun watching them come back together…for a quiet woman, Arabella makes sparks fly. Still waters run deep.

Thank you, Christy for taking a few moments of your day to visit with us and our readers today!

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A bit about the author:

After years of acting in Shakespeare’s plays, I am excited to bring the Bard to Regency England in my next novel HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, a re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew.  Please click on the book cover on the right to find out more.

Website: http://www.christyenglish.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ChristyEnglish

 

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LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT

CHRISTY ENGLISH

love on a midsummer night

Pembroke finds his true love… but can he stand to look at her?

The charming, dissolute Earl of Pembroke is the most notorious rake in London. Home from the war against Bonaparte’s forces, he spends his time gaming, drinking, and bedding courtesans, trying to forget the only woman he ever loved.

Arabella, Duchess of Hawthorne, is the woman who betrayed him. Forced into a marriage with an older man, Arabella hasn’t seen Pembroke in a decade. But now her elderly husband is dead, and if the new duke can’t have her for his own, nobody will. The only man who can save her is Pembroke, the man she deserted years ago. The question is, will he?

 

LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT out August 6, 2013

Until then, Help the Author Out and Pre-order Below

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~love on a midsummer night

(Sponsored by the publisher)

*Prize will be mailed directly from the publisher to the winner*

Thanks to Beth, at Sourcebooks, we are offering 1 lucky commenter print copy of “Love on A Midsummer Night” by Christy English. Open to US residents only! Sorry!

Giveaway will run from August 7 until August 14,2013.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!

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31 Replies to “CHRISTY ENGLISH~ GIVEAWAY AND GUEST POST~ LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT…”

  1. She is a new to me author! Love finding them and their books. This one looks awesome and I love the cover. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me!

    Catslady, I love the cover too..they did such a beautiful job with this one. It makes me wish I was an artist.

    Martha, I am so happy to find you in the blogosphere…I'm thrilled you've discovered my books

    bn100, I hope you enjoy it

  3. Oh my gosh! I think my mouth was hanging open the whole time I was reading this. Not only is the book just utterly gorgeous and sounds like the plot would be wonderful, but the picture of the High Tea was just beautiful. I can see myself with a plateful of those delicious treats, a cup of tea and a copy of “Love on a Midsummer Night” in my hand. Find a quiet corner with a comfy chair and I’m ready to read the book, sip the tea and nibble the goodies! Well, a gal can dream, right?

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m adding this book to my Wish List right now! 🙂

  4. Thank you Christy for spending part of your day with us today! I have enjoyed your stories so much. Keep them coming! I would love to have High Tea, who wouldn't? Check out that goregeous dinnerware. Oh, and the food is sumptuous looking. Love it!
    Thanks again!
    AprilR

  5. Thank you Ellie 🙂 I want to sit right down and have some of those cakes. 🙂
    Connie…I am with you…that food looks gorgeous! We all need to sit down and have some tea 🙂
    Tarenn, Thank you so much. I am so happy that you love the books. I am in love with love, no doubt about it. Love, and chocolate. LOL

  6. Wonderful interview! I love the cover and the color of the dress is beautiful. Book sounds great. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Oh, I loved the excerpt. There's nothing I love more than a chance at romance, the second time around. I adore these naughty rakes/rogues, who drink/gamble and whore their way through life. I especially love it when the heroine brings the rake to his knees, and he realizes that he's finally met the woman that he wants to spend the rest of his life with. *sigh*

    Thank you for the chance to win "Love On A Midsummer Night".

  8. Thank you Diane! I love it when a character I love falls in love and stays there…I was so happy to see Pembroke happy at last. He deserves it. 🙂

    And thank you Lisa…Pembroke has a lot of depth 🙂

  9. Love on a Midsummer Night sounds like a wonderful story. I love the second chance at love trope, and this one sounds like an interestingly complicated one. 😀

  10. I haven't read any books by this author, but this one certainly sounds good. I would love to read it. The cover is beautiful. Please enter me. Thanks!

  11. Love historical romance! Love on a Midsummer Night sounds like a wonderful book. Beautiful cover. Thanks for sharing your inspiration for writing this book.

  12. I did not even realize that the book came out this past tuesday! I must not had been paying attention to any of the favorite bookmarks on my chrome. I now need to go read this book because I've been waiting for it! Thanks for the giveaway

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