Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-11-04
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Regency, Romance
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A Reluctant Lord... A Resistant Lady... A Superfluous Fiancée And a Devastating Family Secret...When Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is abruptly called home to take the reins of the estate, he discovers the extent of the family's financial straits. The remedy: marry the heiress their families have picked out for him. Unfortunately, he's already planned to marry someone else.Miss Sophie Goodnight isn't too keen on becoming his purse with feet...and she sabotages all attempts to woo her. But when Lord Hartley discovers the shenanigans in his father's past, he realizes that deciding between two beautiful women is the least of his problems.
- What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
Mia: I don’t remember the title, but it had something to do with a dog named Tag.
- What are you reading right now?
Mia: I always have a couple books ready to go, depending on where I am. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is on my bedside table. Waiting in the wings is Deanna Raybourn’s Jazz Age novels, Whisper of Jasmine & City of Jasmine on my Kindle for those moments when I can squeeze a quick read into my day.
- How does your garden grow?
Mia: Sadly. I have a brown thumb. The only (living) plant I have is a philodendron, which is so forgiving it requires malice as a aforethought to kill.
- What is the last thing you Googled?
Mia: Blue Footed Booby. I am not making this up.
- What makes you cringe?
Mia: Writers who say if they don’t feel like writing a love scene when the time for it pops up in their manuscript, they just type “Insert sexy time here,” and hop over to the next scene. NOOOOO! If nothing changes when the characters become intimate, if there is no revelation of who they are, if no subsequent choices will be impacted because now they are “us” instead of just “me,” then the sex scene needs to be cut completely. It’s taking up valuable story real estate without adding more than a gratuitous tingle or two. Every scene in the book must advance the story or deepen the reader’s understanding of the characters. Anything else is filler.
Thanks for having me!
Mia Marlowe is a rising star whose Touch of a Rogue was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Best Romances for Spring 2012. Mia learned about storytelling while singing professional opera. She knows what it’s like to sing a high “C” in a corset, so she empathizes with the trials of her historical heroines. Mia resides in Boston, Massachusetts. For more visit www.miamarlowe.com.
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