IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE,WELCOME CARA ELLIOT AND LILLI FEISTY TODAY!!
CARA ELLIOTT (TOO WICKED TO WED)
MBA: Tell our readers about yourself?
CARA: My first book was a Western . . . I wrote it when I was five, and my mother actually preserved it for posterity. It has lots of colored illustrations of horses and cowboys (I still love Men in Boots) so it’s I guess it’s no surprise that I majored in art at college These days I write about Regency England, a time period I fell in love with the moment I started reading Pride and Prejudice.
MBA: Cara, how do you feel Regency historical romance has changed through the years? If you feel it has.
CARA: That’s an interesting question! I think Regency historicals keep evolving in subtle ways to meet the tastes of modern readers. But one of the things I find wonderful is that many of the core elements that make Jane Austen’s books so universally appealing, like witty dialogue, strong woman, and great relationships, are really strong in the genre right now.
MBA: What do you think makes readers so enchanted with Regency England and historicals?
CARA: There are a lot of similarities between our world and the Regency world—the things like the art, the architecture and the basic customs all feel familiar to readers. And yet the elegant ballrooms, the fancy fashions and glittering jewels all add a fairytale aspect to the stories, was gives a fun element of escape. Hey, we all love to be swept away from reality for a few hours!
MBA: Can you give our readers any tidbits on your future project(s)?
CARA: TOO WICKED TO WED is the start of a new series, so there will be two more books, featuring the “Wolfhound’s” sexy, dashing friends.
Gryff’s story is next . . . and he, too, encounters an intrepid young lady in a very unexpected place!
MBA: Tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?
CARA: My website is www.caraelliott.com, and readers can find all sorts of fun background on my books, as well as contests and other info. I also blog at The Word Wenches with seven other fabulous historical romance writers. (http://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches).
By Cara Elliott
Published by: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Genre: FICTION, ROMANCE
Outspoken Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys a chance encounter with London’s most notorious rake, the Earl of Killingworth, and is drawn into a passionate romance that has serious consequences. When a reckless wager forces the Earl, the owner of a gambling den and brothel, to take on a new business partner, the lovers begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception. If they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.
LILLI FEISTY (DELICIOUSLY SINFUL)
MBA: Tell us about yourself?
LILLI: Me? I admit I have a hard time answering this question. For example, I was recently attempting to fill out a profile on a dating website and I had a really hard time. I thought it might be fun and different to post it here.
Like Scheherazade, I’m always looking for a good story.Luckily I find them every day right here in Reno. One of the many reasons I love this town. I’m honest-to a fault, or so I’ve been told. I’m very independent. I am working hard to live fully in the moment because that’s all we have. I am loyal and a good friend. I don’t hold back. I’m an open book, but written in another language. I’m also sarcastic, and often snarky. I can take
shit, and I can give it back. I laugh a lot. I am pretty ridiculous. I have a six-year-old son. He’s cuter than a puppy. Smarter, too. My kid is my sunshine.
My likes? Camping, riding my bike around town, music of all sorts, chocolate cake, pizza, picnics, the park, procrastinating, cocktails,and books. I spent 17 days in the desert for Burning Man and I did it all on my
own. I’m a redhead with a temper to match. I fly off the handle when I’m pissed. I cuss like a sailor.
I’m really good at: Creating ridiculous situations, drinking White Russians, and falling down gracefully
What do people notice about me?
I’ve been told my walk is “a noticeable combination between a jungle cat and a half-drunk Valkyrie, prowling Valhalla and looking to score.” (I’m not quite sure what to make of that.)
Okaay. So I guess that kinds of sums me up. I also spend a lot of time lounging in my sweatpants, eating popcorn and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I didn’t put that in my profile. I also didn’t mention the
fact that I’m horrible with math, I hate doing dishes, I have perpetual issues with cars,
MBA: What do you feel is the attraction to romance for readers?
LILLI: I think the attraction to romance is always the story and how love plays into the story. Of all the emotions, love is simply the best. I don’t believe anyone can have too much love, be it on a personal level or the experiences we choose to create for ourselves. 90% of all books and movies have a love story. We love Han Solo and Princess Leia, Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy, Ross and Rachel from Friends, Harry and Sally, Harold and
Maude—we want to watch them fall in love because love is amazing. Can you imagine a world without love? That would suck. I believe romance readers are people who love love in their lives. Romance novels are full of love, guaranteed, and I don’t think anyone can have too much love in life.
MBA: What type of heroes do I enjoy?
LILLI: I am always drawn to the witty bad boy hero. He always has a devilish smirk, he’s usually battling within himself because he’s a bit selfish, and he always comes through. He likes strong women even if they infuriate him. I also like heroes that kick ass. Bruce Willis often plays this type of character.
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By Lilli Feisty
Published by: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Genre: FICTION, ROMANCE
Things are heating up in the kitchen…and the bedroom. Restaurant owner Phoebe Mayle thought she had it all under control. Sure, her new chef has a bad-boy reputation –and a chiseled body to match– but she’s positive she can whip him into shape. But will their hunger for each other be a recipe for love that lasts?
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Thank you Cara and Lilli for taking the time out of your busy schedules to visit with us today….
Thanks to Alana and Jihan, at Grand Central Publishing we are offering 3 lucky commenters a chance to win 1 set, (which will include 1 copy of each book per winner). Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. Boxes,please. This giveaway will run from today November 7 until November 14,2011.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
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