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~ GRACE BURROWES ~
I’m joined today by Lord Lucas Denning, Marquis of Deene, and hero of my newest release, Lady Eve’s Indiscretion, which is the seventh in the Windham series of Regency romances. Welcome, your lordship.
Deene: Madam Author, good day.
MA: I’ll get right to business, if your lordship doesn’t object. Please describe yourself for your readers.
Deene: I am six feet and two inches tall in my bare feet, which is how my marchioness prefers to measure any salient part of her spouse. I have blond hair, blue eyes, and am considered an athletic specimen.
MA: And how would you describe Lady Eve?
Deene: I would describe her as mine, also petite, pretty, blond, green-eyed, and more than a bit, um, headstrong.
Deene: Her family might describe her thus, but if she weren’t a determined woman of singular courage she would never have become my marchioness, would she?
MA: Why does it take courage to be your marchioness?
Deene: Holy matrimony requires courage on general principles, but Lady Eve took a bad fall from her horse years ago. She endured months of pain and indignity, had to learn all over again how to walk, and then faced the daunting challenge of her entire family’s attempts to marry her off when the prospect of marriage did not agree with her. She is resourceful, resilient, creative… but I digress. What was the question?
MA: How did you and Lady Eve end up married to each other if she was so opposed to the institution generally?
Deene (smiling lazily, the wretch): A surfeit of charm on my part had something to do with.
MA: Would your lordship please expound?
Deene: No. Suffice it to say we are deliriously happy with how matters turned out, and in anticipation of a blessed event. The first of many, I trust.
MA: When did you know you were in love with Lady Eve?
Deene: The term “in love” has such an amorphous quality to it, don’t you think? Because I was friends with Lord Bartholomew Windham, and Devlin St. Just, I’ve known Eve for years. I have ever considered her among those ladies whom I would risk all to protect, perhaps because she is diminutive, but deucedly independent, too. I chanced upon her under the mistletoe this Christmas past, and let us say, my eyes were opened regarding the potential a relationship between us might have.
MA: Was there a time when you knew matters between you were moving toward the realization of that potential?
Deene: My dear lady, do not think because I appreciate tenacity in my spouse that I find it a universally appealing quality in women generally. I will say this, however: I came upon Eve at a moment when she was confronting difficult memories—painful, difficult memories—and that she allowed me to share that moment with her earned both my respect and my… admiration. I knew then that Eve had a singular courage, a fierceness that challenged even as it fascinated me.
MA: Are you fierce?
Deene: I am the soul of gentlemanly amiability. Mostly.
MA: Final question, your lordship: Who would enjoy reading your book?
Deene: It isn’t my book, it’s our book, Lady Eve’s and mine, and even somewhat her family’s too. Lady Eve’s Indiscretion is a little tale about how the courage to love comes back to us in all manner of ways, and becomes the courage to conquer our worst fears, our greatest shortcomings, and deepest insecurities. Then too, my wife tells me I am a rather adroit kisser. Some ladies might like reading those parts too, hmm?
MA: Some. Thank you for joining me today, and please give my kindest regards to your marchioness.
LADY EVE’S INDISCRETION BY GRACE BURROWES – IN STORES FEBRUARY 2013
Lady Eve’s Got The Perfect Plan…
Pretty, petite Evie Windham has been more indiscreet than her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, suspect. Fearing that a wedding night would reveal her past, she’s running out of excuses to dodge adoring swains. Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, has reason of his own for avoiding marriage. So Evie and Deene strike a deal, each agreeing to be the other’s decoy. At this rate, matrimony could be avoided indefinitely…until the two are caught in a steamy kiss that no one was supposed to see.
Praise for Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal:
“Burrowes delivers red-hot chemistry with a masterful mix of playfulness and sensuality.”—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“A tantalizing, delectably sexy story that is one of the best yet from an author on the way to the top.”—Library Journal Starred Review
“A delight…strikingly unique characters with realistic emotions and exciting antics.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Captivating…historical romance at its finest and rife with mystery and intrigue.”—Romance Fiction on Suite 101
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Grace Burrowes is a bestselling and award-winning author of historical romances. Her debut, The Heir, was selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for 2010 in the romance category, and Lady Louisa’s Christmas Wish won RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of 2011 and was also nominated for the prestigious RWA RITA© award. The author of the bestsellers The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, and Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish, Grace is a practicing attorney and lives in rural Maryland. She’ll conclude to the Windham Family Series with Lady Jenny’s story in October 2013, and will begin a new regency series with Darius in April 2013. She also has a Scottish Victorian series as well, beginning with The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012. Please visit http://www.graceburrowes.com/ or follow her on Twitter: @GraceBurrowes for more information.
To Purchase Lady Eve’s Indiscretion:
The awesome folks at Sourcebooks Casablanca are giving away a prize pack of the two books—Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal and Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight (the two books that come before Lady Eve’s Indiscretion). One winner. US/Canada only please