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Tuck into this delightful Regency Romance. It’s Free! (The Spinster and the Earl by Beverly Adam)

THE SPINSTER AND THE EARL COVERToday’s sneak peek is from the historical romance (Regency romance) The Spinster and the Earl by Beverly Adam, and it’s FREE!

You can download the The Spinster and the Earl for free at Lachesis Publishing, amazon, Barnes and Noble, kobo, and iBooks.

What it’s about:

Book 1 in the Gentlemen of Honor series

She was known as The Spinster of Brightwood Manor, and that suited Lady Beatrice O’Brien just fine.

She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father’s estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do.

But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbor, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down. Suddenly, this very arrogant gentleman, who also happens to be charming and attractive, makes himself at home at Brightwood Manor, and proceeds to court her!

Beatrice knows one thing for certain. Marriage will complicate her life. But falling in love? That’s an entirely different matter.

EXCERPT:

Faith, he really was one of the handsomest specimens of manhood she’d clapped eyes upon since the war against Boney started, despite that nasty looking scar he wore. She had to admit, even if he were a bit of a tiresome bore, he was pleasant to look upon.

Distracting herself from the sight of his almost bare chest, she nervously recited by rote her planned introductions. “Sir, I am Lady Beatrice O’Brien, mistress of this house. And this delicate beauty standing beside me is our healer, Mistress Sarah Duncan. I must add she’s the same witch who had the kindness to sew your leg up for you.”

Wise Sarah gave a deep curtsy and smiled warmly at him. Her light blue eyes, the same shade as bluebonnets, sparkled down at him in warm welcome.

“Indeed,” he said looking in astonishment at the lovely vision. She didn’t appear to be someone who’d choose to seek out the more unsavory parts of life, let alone be seen boiling a cauldron of eye of newt under a full moon.

“Mistress Sarah, you must amuse our patient here sometime with tales of how you manage to stay aloft at night on your broom,” said the lady of the house with a bemused smile. “I must tell you your patient is vastly interested in such witchery and would be delighted to be instructed about your more unusual practices.”

“Now, Lady Beatrice.” The pretty healer laughed in feigned indignation. For most of her life Wise Sarah had lived under superstitious peasant eyes. She knew the numerous wild tales concerning her adopted mother and herself.

“I’ve told ye before that we modern day hexes don’t use those uncomfortable conveyances anymore. Why they proved to be far too drafty and terribly dangerous to ourselves. What with one good gust of wind there’s been many a good hex that’s gotten herself lost over the North Sea.” She laughed and winked impishly at the lady of the house, relishing the silliness of her own tale. She and her adopted mother had never touched a broom, let alone tried to make it fly, except to clean their plain plank floor.

“Nay, dear lady and lord, we modern sorceresses ride about in smart pony carts these days like the rest o’ ye mortals. It being far saner and safer. Though ’tis true, less romantic.”

The stranger smiled at her quaint explanation, flashing a row of healthy teeth. “But all the same, ma’am, despite your being a witch. Demme, if I’m not grateful for the service you’ve rendered me by tending to my leg.”

The pretty healer blushed under the handsome English stranger’s praise. “It was nothing, sir. Truth be told, it was mostly Lady Beatrice here who did the work, putting your leg back into place and binding it tight like she did. Aye, ’tis she you ought to be looking to when giving your thanks.”

His arctic blue eyes turned themselves upon his nemesis, the lady of the house, or the “vanithee” as he’d heard the servants refer respectfully of her in whispers. She stood proudly erect wrapping her title as lady of the manor about her like a protective cloak. Her bright green eyes the same shade as new leaves, carefully watching and observing his every word and gesture, her body rigid in anticipation to what he would say. It would be quite easy for him to slight her in front of the wise woman if he wished. But he did not.

“Tell me, is there no master of the house to greet me?” he asked, wondering if the lady was married, intrigued by her apparent aloofness. It was as if she had no one but herself to answer to for bringing home a stranger. Would not someone, her guardian or husband perhaps, wish to speak to him? To assure himself that such an unknown English stranger would not bring harm or scandal to his household? Surely there was someone?

“Aye, there be one,” the lady answered. “My father, Lord Patrick O’Brien. He is the master here. He’d like to have greeted you in person, but at present himself is suffering sorely from the gout and begs that you excuse him. In his absence, he requests that you accept his daughter’s welcome.” She then gave a short bob, in lieu of a proper deep curtsy of welcome, which was normally the due she gave to guests in her father’s house.

His eyes narrowed, he’d not missed the slight. “Ah . . . yes.” He nodded with understanding, his voice liquid cool, chilling the peat-heated room. “Considering that it was a member of his household who shot me off my mount that would be the least one could expect him to do. Don’t you agree, my lady?”

She gasped, stepping towards the ungrateful English dolt. She clenched her hands at her side, ready to give him a proper show of her famous spinster temper. “If ye’d only taken the time to look before ye leaped, we wouldn’t have had to put ye in this bed. And I’d not be saddled with the obliging care of ye!”

“Please, Lady Bea—,” intervened Wise Sarah, placing herself strategically between the attacking hostess and her wounded patient. “Behave yourself! Now what will your da say when he up and learns you tried to attack this wounded gentleman? And this time in pure aggression, if you please. One would think that you truly wished him harm.”

Chastised, Beatrice obediently took a step back. The last thing she desired was to have her father’s wrath fall upon her head. He’d warned her that if another one of her notorious escapades brought any disgrace upon the family name, he’d see to her punishment himself. A dire threat she knew he would follow through with if she were not careful.

She sighed audibly, her hands were tied. She could do nothing to dislodge this ingrate. And once more she regretted her part in acting the Good Samaritan to this English pudding-headed lout. She ought to have left him in the muck and mire where she’d found him, instead of seeing to it that he was brought here and properly tended.

Like what you’ve read? You can download the The Spinster and the Earl for free at Lachesis Publishing, amazon, Barnes and Noble, kobo, and iBooks.

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Sunday Spectacular: A Special Offer from Eloisa James!

FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE_Hi ResSunday Spectacular! Preorder offer for FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by ELOISA JAMES. (BOOK 2 IN THE DESPERATE DUCHESSES BY NUMBERS SERIES)

Do you miss the wicked banter between Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X? Eloisa has a wonderful surprise for you: a deliciously intimate chapter that was cut from Four Nights. Why cut a love scene, you might ask? Well, the truth is that a pregnant India and a seductive Thorn threatened to steal the limelight from Mia and Vander!

To receive this bonus scene, visit Eloisa’s publisher and submit your proof of a preorder of Four Nights with the Duke. They will email everyone the deleted scene via a secret link on April 9, 2015. Don’t miss out!

Preorder Offer: http://avonromance.hc.com/fournightspreorder

There’s only a few days left to take advantage of this offer! Register now so you don’t miss out on this exclusive content. This book will begin shipping & downloading on MARCH 31, 2015

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Four Nights 1ABOUT FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE:
As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain . . . he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

20Percent2READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

Stay connected with Eloisa online:
www.EloisaJames.com
https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames
https://twitter.com/EloisaJames
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https://www.pinterest.com/eloisajames/
https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames

ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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If you have never read an Eloisa James romance you SHOULD! Romance at its best.

Old wallpaper“She was gorgeous. Dangerously so.” Thorn Daughtry (THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X) by ELOISA JAMES. GET IT WHILE IT’S ON SALE FOR ONLY 1.99! FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by New York Times best selling author ELOISA JAMES. And it’s on sale FOR ONLY $1.99! Vander, the hero of Eloisa’s upcoming FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE makes his first appearance in Three Weeks with Lady X as Thorn’s best friend. Meet two of Eloisa’s sexiest heroes for a great low price of only $1.99!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1bIfNI5 Nook: http://bit.ly/1sYYr3i iBook: http://bit.ly/1oEnGlY Kobo: http://bit.ly/18Xca5Y Google Play: http://bit.ly/1E8nKIU WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his. The one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose–his fierce and lawless heart. Three_WeeksStay connected with Eloisa online: www.EloisaJames.com https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames https://twitter.com/EloisaJames https://www.tumblr.com/blog/eloisajames https://www.pinterest.com/eloisajames/ https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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Eloisa James and her wonderful Dukes and Duchesses will leave you wanting more . . .

four_450ladyx_450Saturday’s Revolving Book is FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by ELOISA JAMES. One of my most favourite authors – Eloisa has a new series called the DESPERATE DUCHESSES BY THE NUMBERS. This is BOOK 2. Be sure to pre-order your copy now. You will love it! And don’t forget you can get THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X – OUT NOW!

GET IT ON AMAZON: http://goo.gl/JlkwnC
GET IT AT BN: http://goo.gl/JyAYlO
GET IT AT ITUNES: http://goo.gl/PuHPKB

ABOUT THE BOOK:
FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE:

Book 2 in the Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers series
As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:
http://eloisajames.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames?ref=br_tf
https://twitter.com/EloisaJames @Eloisa James

P.S.: Do you miss the wicked banter between Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X? Eloisa has a wonderful surprise for you: a deliciously intimate chapter that was cut from Four Nights. Why cut a love scene, you might ask? Well, the truth is that a pregnant India and a seductive Thorn threatened to steal the limelight from Mia and Vander!

To receive this bonus scene, visit Eloisa’s publisher and submit your proof of a preorder of Four Nights with the Duke. They will email everyone the deleted scene via a secret link on April 9, 2015. Don’t miss out!

Do you love the feel and smell of a real book? How about preordering a copy of FOUR NIGHTS from an indy bookstore? BONUS: they have gorgeous signed bookplates that they’ll send along with the book (and they will ship internationally)! http://bit.ly/1ELjkXI

ABOUT ELOISA JAMES:
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for Harper Collins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal, and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is a full professor in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.

Eloisa…on her double life:

When I’m not writing novels, I’m a Shakespeare professor. It’s rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I’ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. Many of my novels have obvious Shakespearean resonances. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century. Recent examples are When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011), which is partly based on “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and The Duke is Mine (2012), which includes some of the earliest extant bawdy limericks.

So I’m a writer, a professor, a mother—and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.

Eloisa regularly interacts with her large fan base through Facebook and Twitter, where thousands of fans come to say hello, exchange comments about her novels, and learn more about an author they come to consider a friend.

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She wanted to hide from society. He wouldn’t let her. Enchanting the Duke by Patricia Grasso (Regency historical romance)

Enchanting the Duke by Patricia GrassoToday’s Sneak Peek is Enchanting the Duke by Patricia Grasso.

Patricia Grasso is the author of eighteen historical romances including the Douglas Series which follows the love stories of the amazing Douglas sisters (Angelica, Samantha and Victoria) in Regency London and the Lords of Stratford Series, Regency historical romances with a fairy-tale twist about the aristocratic families in Stratford-on-Avon.

Enchanting the Duke

Book 1 ~ Lords of Stratford Series

She doesn’t want a guardian . . .

Lady Isabelle Montgomery wants to be left alone to play her flute and talk to Giselle, the guardian angel only she can see. Because Isabelle manages her brother’s estate finances, her greedy stepmother and selfish stepsisters continually harass her for fancy clothes and a season in London. For reasons she refuses to share, Isabelle has no desire to go to London. Unexpectedly, the Duke of Avon announces that he is her temporary guardian while her brother, the Earl of Stratford, has gone abroad. This complication annoys Isabelle who thinks the duke is thoroughly irritating. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? And why does Giselle keep telling her about a dark prince?

He doesn’t want a ward . . .

John Saint-Germain, the Duke of Avon, wants nothing to do with wards or stepfamilies. The duke suffered a moment’s weakness and promised the earl that he would watch over his sister, including sponsoring Isabelle and her stepsisters into society. And then John meets his stubborn, outspoken, thoroughly irritating ward. Her fiery beauty and independent spirit attract him. Is he falling in love? If only she’d stop talking to that imaginary friend.

Their enemies want to destroy them . . .

Both John and Isabelle have enemies who join forces to plot against them. John will brave any danger to protect Isabelle and his family. Even if it means seeing with his heart and believing in the impossible.

EXCERPT:

As she walked into the garden, Isabelle spied a solitary figure sitting on a stone bench. She smiled, recognizing her old friend, and then advanced on her.

“Are you here too?” Isabelle said by way of a greeting.

“No, I’m a figment of your imagination.”

“Very funny.”

“Shall we play?”

Isabelle nodded and sat on the bench beside her. She lifted her flute to her lips and poured all of her feelings into the instrument.

They played a song of infinite beauty, the notes first eerie and lilting, then haunting and reflective. The melody was a soothing bath of sound, reminiscent of a moonlit stroll, rustling leaves, echoing owls calling to each other in the night.

“I’ll see you inside.” Giselle vanished in an instant.

“Mistress Montgomery?” the Duke of Avon called. “Is that you?”

“Yes, Your Grace.” Was she forbidden a few moments of privacy? When the duke stood in front of her, Isabelle tilted her head back to gaze up the long length of him.

“You play divinely,” John said. “It sounded as if two people were playing.”

Had he heard Giselle’s flute? How could that be? No one but she had ever heard the old woman.

“How did you make it sound like a duo?”

“Garden acoustics.”

John nodded, accepting her explanation. “May I join you on the bench?”

“Suit yourself, Your Grace.” Isabelle slid over to make room for him.

He sat down beside her, so close his thigh teased the side of her cloak. Glancing down at the close proximity of their bodies, Isabelle felt her cheeks heat with embarrassment and sent up a silent prayer of thanks that the night hid her discomfort.

“I thought I saw someone sitting with you,” John said, slanting a sidelong glance at her.

Isabelle stared at him in surprise. Had he seen Giselle? Only she had ever seen the old woman. What did this mean?

“I assure you that I am alone. Who would be sitting with me?”

“A friend, perhaps?”

“I have no friends.”

“Not even an invisible friend?”

“If you saw her,” Isabelle countered, “then she wouldn’t be invisible.”

“It’s a woman, then?”

“Really, Your Grace, this conversation is ridiculous,” Isabelle said, trying to steer him away from the subject.

“You are correct.” He stared straight ahead.

A heavy silence descended upon them. Isabelle decided the silence between them was even more uncomfortable than his probing questions.

“You need not have defended me against Lobelia and Rue,” she told him. “My stepsisters are henwits.”

“Even henwits can create problems in society,” John warned, turning his head to look at her, which made her even more uncomfortable than enduring the silence. “Henwits are the worst purveyors of gossip.

“You could be correct about that.” Isabelle tore her gaze away from his. Lord, but those midnight-black eyes seemed to see to the very depths of her insecure soul.

“I mean no insult,” John continued, drawing her attention, “but when you come to London, you must refrain from thinking out loud, or you will never catch a husband.”

“If I want to catch something, I’ll go fishing,” Isabelle shot back. “I have no need of a husband.”

“Every woman needs a man to care for her,” John said in a quiet voice. “Any woman who believes otherwise possesses the intelligence of an oyster.”

“I didn’t mean that I would never marry,” Isabelle said. “When Miles returns, I will have my come-out and choose a husband.”

“You will have your come-out this spring with or without your brother’s presence,” John corrected her. “My mother never raised a daughter and is looking forward to introducing you into society. Of course, before that happens, you will need to learn certain rules of propriety.”

“I don’t give a rat’s arse about propriety.”

Like what you’ve read so far? You can purchase Enchanting the Duke at Lachesis Publishing or on amazon, BN nook, or kobo.

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Eloisa James is one of my favourite authors and she has a new book coming out in March . . . Squee!

four_450Friday’s Fantastic Find is FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by ELOISA JAMES. One of my most favourite authors – Eloisa has a new series called the DESPERATE DUCHESSES BY THE NUMBERS. This is BOOK 2. Be sure to pre-order your copy now. You will love it!

GET IT ON AMAZON: http://goo.gl/JlkwnC
GET IT AT BN: http://goo.gl/JyAYlO
GET IT AT ITUNES: http://goo.gl/PuHPKB

ABOUT THE BOOK:
FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE:

Book 2 in the Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers series
As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:
http://eloisajames.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames?ref=br_tf
https://twitter.com/EloisaJames @Eloisa James

P.S.: Do you miss the wicked banter between Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X? Eloisa has a wonderful surprise for you: a deliciously intimate chapter that was cut from Four Nights. Why cut a love scene, you might ask? Well, the truth is that a pregnant India and a seductive Thorn threatened to steal the limelight from Mia and Vander!

To receive this bonus scene, visit Eloisa’s publisher and submit your proof of a preorder of Four Nights with the Duke. They will email everyone the deleted scene via a secret link on April 9, 2015. Don’t miss out!

Do you love the feel and smell of a real book? How about preordering a copy of FOUR NIGHTS from an indy bookstore? BONUS: they have gorgeous signed bookplates that they’ll send along with the book (and they will ship internationally)! http://bit.ly/1ELjkXI

ABOUT ELOISA JAMES:
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for Harper Collins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal, and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is a full professor in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.

Eloisa…on her double life:

When I’m not writing novels, I’m a Shakespeare professor. It’s rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I’ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. Many of my novels have obvious Shakespearean resonances. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century. Recent examples are When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011), which is partly based on “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and The Duke is Mine (2012), which includes some of the earliest extant bawdy limericks.

So I’m a writer, a professor, a mother—and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.

Eloisa regularly interacts with her large fan base through Facebook and Twitter, where thousands of fans come to say hello, exchange comments about her novels, and learn more about an author they come to consider a friend.

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Who would star in the movie based on your book? by JoMarie DeGioia

What a dream come true that would be for any author! Getting your book or books made into a movie!

If one of my books was going to be made into a movie, who would be my dream cast?

I imagine my upcoming Lachesis Publishing release, The Hideaway (working title), to be a great candidate for the silver screen—or little screen, lol. The intrigue, the passion, the romance. And the mystery! I believe it would keep viewers guessing. Here is my dream cast for The Hideaway, the first in my Regency Private-eye series:

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Blake Thompson: Henry Cavill. Blake is strong and capable, if a little rough around the edges. And gorgeous!

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Taylor Shelby: Amanda Seyfried would be my perfect heroine. She looks delicate but is smart and strong and determined.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Robert Shelby: Chris Hemsworth, would be wonderful as the handsome and carefree brother of Taylor. Wouldn’t you do anything to find him if he went missing, lol?

Trevor Shelby: Tom Hiddleston would make a fantastic cousin to the Shelby siblings. He appears cunning and sly and always up to something.

Check out the board I created over at Pinterest for The Hidewaway. You’ll find great photos of my dream cast, plus clothes and settings to help bring my latest Historical release to life! http://www.pinterest.com/jomariedegioia/the-hideaway/

10931401_10155172972790523_9058453036313706479_nJoMarie DeGioia is the author of the Dashing Nobles Series, which follows the love stories of four dashing gentlemen of the ton in Regency England.

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