Welcome to the Release Day Blitz for Loving Lady Marcia! Brought to you by Innovative Online Tours. Here you get my two cents on this book and a BONUS interview with the author, Kieran Kramer!
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…
MARCIA GETS SCHOOLED…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.
ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?
I usually don't read Historical Romance, but this book sounded like it had potential. Was I right? YES. I really enjoyed Loving Lady Marcia. The characters were very likable and real. And I really got a kick out of it, when I finally realized The Brady Bunch was the "back story" for this book. When we first meet Marcia, she is young and dislikes Duncan, who is your stodgy Earl. She quickly falls for his brother, Finn who breaks her heart and blames it on Duncan. Fast forward years later when Duncan sees her and is instantly smitten with the lady she has become. She still harbors ill feelings for Duncan believing he is the reason Finn left her. I don't want to give too much away. Want to find out what happens? Grab a copy and get to reading, you won't regret it!
How long have you been writing?
Off and on since I was a kid. I wrote my first little book (a children’s book) when I was about eleven years old.
What jobs did you have before you became a writer?
English teacher, editor, freelance journalist, and the CIA
Tell us a little about your book.
It’s a Regency-set historical romance, the first book in a series called The House of Brady. The series follows the adult romantic lives of the six siblings in a blended family. Marcia is the first sibling to be featured. She could be the IT girl in London if she wanted to be, but she gives up all the glitz and glamor for another life entirely. She has a very good reason, but she doesn’t want to talk about it at all. But as we all know, the past will always come back to haunt us no matter how hard we try to escape it. The hero is going to kind of make her do exactly what she doesn’t want to do—face that past and get past it. But he has his own issues, too. True love will prevail, but they have a lot of work to do first!!
Marcia’s big brother Gregory is featured in the second book of the series. That will be called THE EARL IS MINE.
What is one book you could read over and over?
Confessions of a Shopaholic. I laugh so hard at Becky Bloomwood! She’s a riot. I like books that make me laugh.
What do you do in your free time?
Hang out with family, read, cook, talk on the phone to my sisters, walk with my neightbor, and walk the dog! I should exercise more. I like to dance.
How do reviews, good or bad, affect you?
The bad ones used to make me feel terrible, but then I realized that I can’t please everyone all the time. The good ones make me feel great! But they also add a little pressure—you want to keep getting better and better as a writer with each book.
When writing, do you plot and organize, or do you write then fit it all together?
I get a little scene in my head…and then I build the whole book around that. I do very basic plotting—I try to find turning points and the black moment, but most of my plotting is done as I write.
What is one thing you absolutely cannot do without while writing?
Having the company of my two kitties, who lie near me and watch or fall asleep as I write. I also love having my dog in the next room. He won’t come into my office. He’s kinda scared of the cats.
If you could visit any place, where would it be?
I’d really like to go to Hawaii!! I’ve never been there.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I think I’m a decent singer but not great, LOL! I tried out at Disneyworld’s American Idol and made it to the second cut. I couldn’t find a song I really liked on the playlist and kind of panicked. But my opening audition was with “Part of Your World,” one of my favorite songs from THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Cat or dog?
I absolutely can’t choose. I love them both SO, SO much. I’m a real pet person.
Anything you would like to add?
I just want to thank all my reader friends for supporting my stories and sharing all your wonderful enthusiasm with me. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have this amazing job. If one of my books can make your day a little less stressful, then that makes me really happy. Thank you so much for being there for me, and I hope to continue writing stories that show the world that LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING. All my books have that theme in some way.
I really appreciate you taking time from your schedule to answer these questions.
Thank YOU for having me here!!! I really enjoyed this interview!!!
USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin's Press. IF YOU GIVE A GIRL A VISCOUNT, the fourth and last book in her Impossible Bachelors series, is on sale now. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012 with LOVING LADY MARCIA. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer.
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