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 . . . 
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