Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Joyathon: Interview with Anna Campbell + Giveaway (International)

It was such a pleasure to host Anna Campbell for the first time during our Fallen Women Week event and we're happy she is celebrating the season with us from afar. Yup, she's joining us all the way from Australia.


Meet Anna:
ANNA CAMPBELL has written seven multi award-winning historical romances and her work is published in eleven languages. Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set stories including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association's favorite historical romance (four times). Anna is currently working on the “Sons of Sin” series which began with SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED in October 2012 and continues with A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS in September 2013.

Connect with Anna: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Romance Bandits

Jamie and Kati: Hi Anna! Welcome back to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance. Thanks for celebrating our 2nd Annual December Joyathon with us :)
Anna Campbell: Thanks for having me as your guest today. I love visiting Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance!

J&K: Who is Anna Campbell during the holidays? (author, gift giver, last minute shopper, baker)
Last year, sadly, I was an author. Deadlines know no Santa Claus. This year, I hope to be a baker. I bought a new oven early in 2012 and I’m dying to put it through its paces with lots of seasonal goodies.

J&K: What’s your favorite holiday memory?
Lovely childhood Christmases on the family farm on the Queensland coast in Australia. Lots of love and laughter – and some scrumptious things to eat. Christmas occurs at the height of summer in Australia and I remember those Christmases as a series of perfect sunny days.

J&K: What’s the one holiday book everyone should read?
Let’s go old school and choose THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis. You’re never too old for Narnia!
photo credit: Amazon

J&K: Which of your heroes would you go on a sleigh ride with? (with permission from the heroine of course)
Would you think I’m a lightskirt if I said ALL of them? Yeah, I thought so (anyway, they’d fight with one another!). My current crush in the hero world is Sir Richard Harmsworth from A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS, the second book from the Sons of Sin series. I’ll go sleighing with him. He’s got a wicked sense of humor and he’s good with his hands – the horses appreciate that! LOL!

J&K: If you’ve written a holiday themed/titled book, what is it about? If you have not, would you write a holiday themed/titled book in the future?
Interesting you should ask that. It’s certainly something I’m thinking about. I’m a complete pushover for Christmas romances so why not write one? I haven’t yet but the day approaches!

J&K: What is the most annoying Christmas song?
I know that nobody will agree with me but Away in a Manger totally puts my teeth on edge.

J&K: What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peak?
I’m currently writing book 3 of the Sons of Sin series (title to be confirmed), featuring Camden Rothermere, the Duke of Sedgemoor. It’s the kind of story I love as a reader and I’m so enjoying writing it – Mr. Perfect finds his beautifully arranged world comes undone when he falls in love.

Quick questions:
Real tree or fake tree? Real!
Specific gifts or gift cards? Gifts.
Fruit cake or gingerbread? Gingerbread. Hate fruitcake.
Snowmen or snow angels? Neither. I live in Australia where it’s airconditioning or swimming pool!
Home for the holidays or visiting relatives? Home.
Gifts under the tree throughout the month or Santa delivering all on Christmas Eve? Gifts throughout the month.
Author’s choice: I loved the sleigh ride question. Which hero from a romance novel would you like to go on a sleigh ride with? And why?

Genre: Historical
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Forever (September 25, 2012)

Will a week of seduction...
Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.

...Spark a lifetime of passionate surrender?
Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?
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To help celebrate the season, Anna is giving away a copy of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED! Open internationally. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment for Anna answering her question: Which hero from a romance novel would you like to go on a sleigh ride with? And why?
  • Anna will be choosing the winner so leave a comment with your email ninja style: yourname AT yourhost DOT com.
***Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our December Joyathon authors. Lots of giveaways. Also, enter your name in for the grand prize.***

A huge thank you to Anna for celebrating with us and for donating the giveaway books.
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