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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.ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the end, nothing beats a glass of champagne.

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

CHRISTY: The story opens atย 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. Paulโ€™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.

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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.

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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 Shakespeareโ€™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.ย  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 loveโ€ฆ 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 Bonaparteโ€™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 hasnโ€™t seen Pembroke in a decade. But now her elderly husband is dead, and if the new duke canโ€™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

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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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