MBA&M: Good morning Deb, welcome back to MBA&M. For those who may not know please give them a little background information on yourself as an author,mother,and wonderful Lady?


DEB: Thank you for the lovely compliment!  I count it as a high honor, coming from such lovely ladies yourselves.

Hmm..background.  I’m the mom of two teenage boys.  You know what that means!  I spend a large amount amount of time feeding boys, planning to feed boys, shopping for food to feed boys, taxiing boys to school, sports and social events, and then feeding boys again.  J  In between all of that I write Regency romances that include action and adventure and flawed characters that never give up.


MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “The Love List”,which by the way sounds very intriguing?


DEB: Well, have you heard of the Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies?  It was a yearly publication, a list–with descriptions–of London’s prostitutes.  I read a copy.  It was very witty and fun–but also sad.  Then my writer’s brain started what-iffing…what if someone who wasn’t supposed to be on that list ended up there?  What if it was used for revenge–and worse?  And The Love List was born!


MBA&M: What was you favorite scene in writing “The Love List”?


DEB: It’s so hard to choose!  Forced to make a choice, though, I’d have to pick the scene where Brynne finally forces the issue with Aldmere–in both a physical and emotional sense.  It’s a huge step for both of them and they handled it with laughter and tears.  I just sort of sat back and let them go.  J


MBA&M: Which secondary character do you wish could have their own book,but at this time will not?


DEB: Hestia Wright is fascinating to me.  I hope she is to readers too.  She is going to have her story, eventually, but we’ve got a lot to learn about her before then.


MBA&M: The secondary characters help to carry the story along, who was your favorite and why?


DEB: I loved Callie Grant in this story too.  She’s so strong on the outside, and fiercely protective of the few people she loves. 


MBA&M: How many books are you planning to be in the famous “Half Moon House”

series? What’s next,if you can reveal that sought after information?


DEB: There are going to be at least 3 full novels and 2 novellas in the Half Moon House series.  Maybe more!


MBA&M: What was some interesting facts you found and was unaware of,that readers may be interested in knowing?


DEB: See above regarding the Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies.  Such interesting reading!  I also found a lot of fascinating info on the Royal family that will play a part in the ongoing series.


MBA&M: If you were to pick one character in all of the books you have written thus far who would it be and why?


DEB: Pick for what?  J  As a favorite?  There’s no way I could make that choice!  I’ve written reclusive anti-heroes, charming rogues, treasure hunters, designers, Evangelicals, gardeners, weapons collectors, neat freaks…and more.  I love them all!


MBA&M: What is a subject you would enjoy writing about but you have not?


DEB: I’ve never written a spy.  I think I could have a lot of fun with that. 


MBA&M: Now to the good part, please tell our readers where they may find you and where they may purchase “The Love List”?


DEB: The Love List is available in ebook on the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords, everywhere.  It’s available in print through Amazon too. 


I love to talk with readers!  You can explore my website and contact me at www.DebMarlowe.com.  I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.


British MuseumBy the way I see you have also written an anthology “An Encounter at the Museum” recently with Claudia Dain, Ava Stone,and Michelle Marcos,inquiring minds want to you, or me rather…How hard is it to write a story in an anthology with other authors? What is the best part and what was the hardest part?


Yes!  An Encounter at the Museum was such a fun piece to put together.  All of the stories involve a significant encounter at the British Museum.  My story, An Unexpected Encounter, is actually the first peek readers have into the Half Moon House series.  We had a great time sharing the history of the museum and our inspiration for our encounter spots.  The hardest part was waiting to share it!


Thanks so much for having me back, ladies!  

It is always such a pleasure to have you visit with us and our readers. You have such fascinating stories to tell….



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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series: Half Moon House series#1
Source: Received for an honest review from the author.
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1483912345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1483912349

The Love List(From the author’s website)

The Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies, that wickedly witty annual register of the city’s lightskirts, was once a London tradition.  Now, as all of Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, the scheming Lord Marstoke has revived it–and transformed it into a weapon.

A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . . 

Miss Brynne Wilmott escaped the monstrous Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and the incredible generosity of Hestia Wright, the former courtesan pledged to help any woman in trouble.  But now Marstoke’s Love List is threatening her new future–and forging her into a weapon made to destroy her friend.

The request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . .

The Duke of Aldmere doesn’t believe in meddling.  Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble.  He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott’s affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth.  But she’s discovered that his brother is mixed up in this business is well.  Reluctantly, they agree to work together.
Their search leads them through some of London’s most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke’s plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected.  Yet the danger and intrigue are as nothing compared to the effect that Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . . 
 Available in both print and ebook.
“My Thoughts” on “The Love List” at:
(Sponsored by the author)
Thanks to Deb, we are offering 1 print copy of “The Love List”. YOU MUST answer this question: Just please tell me how long you like a series to be?  Three books?  More? Less?
Open to US residents only! Giveaway will run from May 30 until June 6,2013.
Thank you for spending time with us and our guest today. Please spread the word,if you desire and please visit with us again soon.


  1. I love your inspiration for this series. As an English & history major, I’m fascinated and intrigued. Length of series? I don’t have a preference since, if I love it, I always want to read more and I never want it to end. And I love novellas and short stories linked to a series as well. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  2. Thanks Deb for spending time with us and our readers today. It is always such a pleasure to have you with us. I so enjoyed “The Love List”. So far as series length, three books,but I think no more than 4 or maybe even 5. I lose interest when they are to long…..

    Everyone, if you have not had a chance to read “The Love List” you in for a treat!

    Thanks again!


    1. April, thank you again for having me! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Love List–I’m thrilled to be writing this series! I’m not going to say “No, never” to another novel…there is one character who is jumping about, demanding attention….Hmmm…

  3. The Love List sounds like a must-read! I love the remiss. 🙂

    I like that Deb is planning 3 books and 2 novellas. But I would not be opposed to one more no el thrown in the series.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    Jakki36 at yahoo dot com

  4. It depends on the series, if it is something I really like it can just keep going and going. But usually I prefer them not to exceed 6 books. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. If the series has a main character and his or her story continues in each subsequent book I get weary after about 5 books. I want my HEA! If subsequent books feature secondary characters’ story, I don’t mind a continuing series as long as the books are good.

    What I hate is a constant back and forth between conflict and no resolution or growth in the main romantic couple. My example would be the Stephanie Plum series. However I must say I adore the Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn. Lady Julia has found her mate and I believe I would continue to read the series with them finding and solving new mysteries. There are only about 4 books in that series at this point.

    1. I agree, Monica, about a long series with no personal growth. That irritates me too! One long series about one couple I adore is the Amelia Peabody series. I love Emerson and Amelia together and love to read about their growing family too.

  6. It doesn’t really matter to me how long a series is, as long as it features different couples in every book and there’s an HEA and no cliffhangers

    1. Hi bn100! This series is structured so that each book has a separate couple, but there is one (fascinating to me!) character who is important throughout all the books. That character’s books will be the third and the end of the series. At least, that’s the plan!

  7. I’ve never heard of the Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies – thanks for the information.

    As long as a series maintains my interest, it can go on forever.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  8. I like a series to be at least three books or more. If I really like the series, I want to keep reading more books as long as there are stories for the author to tell and the quality of the stories doesn’t suffer.

  9. I like a series to be at least 3 books but as long as it is still engaging and not forced. I don’t want it to be continued just for the sake of doing so.

  10. I love reading series. If it’s a really good series I do not think it matters hoe many books. I read Stephanie Laurens books and she has a few in hers. I loved them.Your books are so wonderful to read and really grab your attention that I say the more the merrier. Bring them on!!!!!

  11. It depends on if they are about siblings or like a group of people and if they are good. And as long as the author don’t keep repeating the story the amount doesn’t matter.

  12. I like trilogies in a series. Maybe another connecting trilogy after that as well.

  13. I like a series to be three or four stories long usually but I don’t mind a longer series as long as each story can stand alone.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  14. Usually 3-5 books is a good length for a series, but I have been know to read series that were a lot longer, but I do find it hard to remember what went on in the earlier books by the time the later ones come out.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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