Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance )


MBA&M: Anya,please give our readers some insight into yourself?

ANYA: I am an author and I live in Ireland. I spend half my time trying to write and the other half thinking up schemes of how to get my lazy poodle to run around a bit and get some exercise.

MBA&M: What made you decide to write historical romance?

ANYA: Pride and Prejudice introduced me to the Regency era and it was the first romance I ever read. I loved it and ever since I have associated romance with history. Hence when I decided to write my novel it was naturally a historical one.

MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “Penelope”?Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance )

ANYA: I think it was a little bit of ‘My fair lady’, and a Wodehouse book I was reading at the time called ‘Damsel in Distress.’

MBA&M: Who was your favorite character,who was your least favorite?Why?

ANYA: I love Madame Bellafraunde because of how complex she is. My least favorite was the dowager. She is sweet but bland. I should have have given her a squint or something to spice her up.

MBA&M: What makes you want to write witty,madcap Regency romance? 

ANYA: I cannot write a serious romance. It has to be a comedy. The characters come to me first and then they take off on an adventure that I can scarcely control. I don’t try and write. It is more like I am compelled to write by some outside force. I always imagine a grumpy old man with a wonderful sense of humour dictating the story to me.

MBA&M: What is the charm of such stories, to readers,do you think?

ANYA: I think such stories are lighthearted and a form of escapism.

MBA&M: What is your favorite scene in “Penelope”? Why?

ANYA: The end is the best scene because it is a happily ever after.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers, a little about the secondary characters, everyone talks about the hero/heroine but not the secondary characters. Who was your favorite, will any of them have a book of their own?

ANYA: Yes, I am going to bring Madame Bellafraunde back. She will have a role in a few of my upcoming books. She is a secondary character in my book, and yet from the response I have got she is the most loved.

MBA&M: What is next for you?

ANYA: I am currently writing a follow up of Penelope where Penelope’s sister arrives in London to find love.

MBA&M: If you could walk into a book,which one and why?

ANYA: I would love to walk into Harry potter or any of the Wheel of Time books or perhaps ‘The Faraway tree’ just to see which land is on top.

MBA&M: Three words to describe your writing other than witty,madcap,and adventurous?

ANYA: I think it is light hearted, silly and fun.

MBA&M: Anya, how do you fill your days?

By trying to write.

Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance )MBA&M: Please, Anya, tell our readers where to connect with you and where we can purchase “Penelope”?

Penelope can be purchased here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1XVBI0

I can be contacted on Facebook , Twitter, Google+,   Goodreads or Pinterest.

ANYA: Thanks so much for having me on your blog.

 ~You are so welcome and thank you for spending you Easter Monday and April Fool’s Day with us and our readers~





  • BN ID: 2940044257528
  • Publisher: Anya Wylde
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords

Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance )Book Description(Amazon)

Publication Date: January 16, 2013
Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.

Thus begins our heroine’s tale as she attempts to tackle the London season with all her rustic finesse. Unfortunately, her rustic finesse turns out to be as delicate as a fat bear trying to rip apart a honeycomb infested with buzzing bees.

What follows is a series of misadventures, love affairs, moonlit balls, fancy clothes, fake moustaches, highwaymen, sneering beauties, pickpockets, and the wrath of a devilishly handsome duke.

~GIVEAWAY ALERT~Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance )

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Thanks to Anya, we are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy of “Penelope”. Giveaway will run from today April 1 until April 8,2013.

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  1. Congrats on the release. Penelope sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.

  2. I’m sitting here grinning like a fool and I read the synopsis of this novel. I love the humor and I’m betting that Penelope will literally give the London season attendees something they will never forget. I have to read this novel as I know it will keep me laughing! Thanks for letting me know about it. Am crossing my fingers in hopes of winning! 🙂

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