Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway with Jennifer Haymore


Confession: I've never read a Jennifer Haymore book until now. Gasp all you want but I've seen the light and will be diving into the Haymore backlist. According to her website, she's a fan of some of my favorite movies like The Princess Bride *giggle* and Titanic. She also resides in my part of the state (don't worry Jennifer, I won't stalk you) and grew up on the Big Island (I lived on Maui for a while). See? Authors are just like us. So without further ado:


Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Haymore grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she surfed, learned how to fly airplanes, raced bicycles, and developed a love for sailing. She was an avid reader and completely destroyed her eyesight by sneaking a flashlight under her covers and reading far into the nights — making her mother wonder why on earth she couldn’t get up for school in the mornings…

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

Where To Find Jennifer: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook

Kati: Who is Jennifer Haymore? author, mother, romantic and historical movie lover, international woman of mystery?
Jennifer: Yes! All of those things except maybe international woman of mystery! I think I’m pretty straightforward. I’m a mom and a writer. I love to travel and read. 

Jamie: Tell us about SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS [no copy and pasting the blurb =)] and a little about the hero and heroine.
J: SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS is about Olivia Donovan, the middle Donovan sister. Olivia has spent her life being overshadowed by her sisters, who are a bit larger-than-life. But in this story, Olivia comes out of her shell, conquers her fears, and finds love with Max, the Marquis of Hasley.

Max finds himself trapped in a bet even he doesn’t approve of. He’s bet the Marquis of Fenwicke that he can get Olivia into his bed. Soon, he becomes embroiled in the lives of the Donovan sisters, especially Olivia, who he can’t get off his mind. Max isn’t used to being out of control, but everything about Olivia (including her illness) spins his world off its axis.

K&J: If Hollywood came knocking and wanted to make SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
J: Olivia would be Dakota Fanning in a few years, and Max would be played by Sam Worthington.

K&J: Thanks Jennifer for taking the time to share your latest release with readers at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance!
J: Thanks so much for having me!

With her pale hair and slim figure, Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china, and has been treated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess…

It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn’t resist: seduce the alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he’d fall in love with this innocent beauty. Nor could he have guessed that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set out to destroy them both. Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.

Where To Buy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series:

available now
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Jennifer and Grand Central are giving three(3) lucky readers a copy of SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS. Open to US ONLY. NO P.O BOXES. All you have to do is:
  • Leave a comment for Jennifer.
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A huge thank you to Jennifer for spending time here at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance and to Jillian Sanders for forwarding correspondence between Jennifer and us.

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