WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE WITH US TODAY….
~HISTORICAL ROMANCE DEBUT AUTHOR~
“A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF“
So without further ado,let’s give a big,warm MBA&M welcome to Emily…..
Thanks so much for having me here today to talk about the Regency era and my debut novel, A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF.
I’m guessing there are some pretty varied reasons the Regency era appeals to readers. At the top of the list is probably the pleasure people have had from reading Jane Austen’s books, which of course take place during that time. The wit and romance and superb characters of the stories make us yearn for more. Also, by the Regency era, people, and especially aristocrats, were marrying more for love than had been the case in the 1700s. So there’s a growing emphasis on love and pleasure. And readers love the balls, the gowns, and the possibilities of marrying into a fabulously wealthy family.
For me, a large part of the allure of writing about the era has to do with the societal conventions that kept people kind of buttoned-up and respectable-seeming, while underneath they would likely have had simmering, repressed passions J
A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF is the story of Miss Felicity Wilcox, who’s been happily running her family estate for the last few years. Disastrously for her, it’s just been gambled away, but she’s not ready to accept that it’s truly lost. So when the handsome new owner, James Collington, arrives to take possession of the manor, she decides that she’ll do whatever it takes to get him to return it to her family.
The wily James has his own reasons for wanting her estate, though, and he’s not going to surrender it. So Felicity comes up with a plan to drive him away. It involves odd costumes and secret passageways, and of course, a lot of nighttime mischief, and before long these two adversaries start to see that they just might be falling in love.
Some of the things I researched for the book were apple orchards, old houses, and the rules governing inheritance.
As far as lessons learned from writing this book…it was the second book I wrote, and I still hadn’t quite learned about the importance of subplots and the need for more characters than just the hero and heroine, LOL. I also learned about the really helpful idea that the major characters should each have a goal, a good reason for the goal, and things preventing them from achieving the goal.
A LITTLE NIGHT MISCHIEF is the first in the three-book Mischief series. The next one, GENTLEMEN PREFER MISCHIEF, will release in December, and the final one, MISCHIEF BY MOONLIGHT, comes out next June.
Thank you Emily, for spending time with us and our readers today. I enjoyed your debut novel and very much look forward to your next Mischief adventure!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emily Greenwood has a degree in French and worked for a number of years as a writer, crafting newsletters and fundraising brochures. But she far prefers writing playful love stories set in Regency England, and she thinks romance is the chocolate of literature.
A Golden Heart finalist, she lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 4, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402276311
- ISBN-13: 978-1402276316
Every Prize Comes with Complications…
A game of cards saves James Collington from the prospect of debtors’ prison and grants him ownership to Tethering estate. Little does he know that his winnings come with serious complications–not least of which is a beautiful but impoverished young lady who insists his new home belongs to her.
If He Can’t Stop Her, He Might as Well Join Her…
Felicity Wilcox is determined to run Mr. Collington off her land, though James’s charm and devilish good looks are a serious distraction. What she doesn’t know is that she may be haunting him right back.
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