Posts Tagged ‘spies’
A proper duchess doesn’t fawn over anyone, but I shall break all protocol and shamelessly fawn over today’s guest – Joanna Bourne, the award-winning and much beloved author of The Black Hawk. She’s written several romance novels set in Regency/ Revolutionary/ Napoleonic France and Britain, and her series is packed with dashing heroes and intrepid heroines. And spies – everyone loves spies!
If you’ll allow me to fawn a moment longer, I must also mention that Jo won the 2009 RITA (Regency historical) for My Lord and Spymaster, and was a finalist for the 2009 RITA (historical) for The Spymaster’s Lady and for the 2011 RITA (historical) for The Forbidden Rose. She’s also made all sorts of reader/trade lists for best romances, and the accolades keep rolling in for her lastest book, The Black Hawk.
So it’s with great pleasure that we welcome Joanna Bourne to the blog! Onward, dear Reader, as Joanna answers all sorts of questions about her books and writing. And there’s a giveaway at the end – stay tuned!
It is my privilege and pleasure to introduce you to our very own duchess, Anna Randol. Her debut novel hits the stores January 31, 2012, and it looks like a fabulous read!
Duchess Ashlyn: Your debut novel, A Secret in Her Kiss, is getting a lot of love from reviewers. For instance, Publisher’s Weekly named it one of their Top Ten in Romance and called it a “masterful debut… [that] spins a tale replete with mystery, espionage, and memorable romance.” Romantic Times said, “Randol has taken the Regency romance to a new level in an exciting, different setting that will have readers cheering.” How are you feeling about your release tomorrow?
Anna Randol: It’s so surreal. This book had an incredibly long wait from when I sold until its release date (Two years!), so it’s amazing to think it is finally here. I’m excited to get this story into the hands of readers! I’ve also eaten about my own weight in chocolate to calm my nerves…
Duchess Ashlyn: Two years? Remind me to be patient as I await my own release. Do tell, what kind of chocolate?