Sunday, October 13, 2013

Forever Romance Historical Hookup: Q&A with Elizabeth Hoyt, Anne Barton, Eileen Dreyer, Lily Dalton and Jennifer Delamere + #Giveaway (US)

Dashing dukes, ravishing rakes, enticing earls—Forever is bringing them all to you in their first ever Historical Hookup! They've brought together Elizabeth Hoyt, Eileen Dreyer, Jennifer Delamere, Anne Barton, and Lily Dalton for a very special blog tour and a giveaway you don't want to miss.

Q: “What is your favorite word/phrase that was used often back then but not so much now, and what does it mean?”

Elizabeth Hoyt, DUKE OF MIDNIGHT:
Spill, a twist of paper used to light a fire. Not to be confused with fall, which is a Georgian man's fly.

Eileen Dreyer, ONCE A RAKE:
Fustian! It kinda means, “Baloney!” It's a very satisfying sound on a dowager's tongue..

Jennifer Delamere, A LADY MOST LOVELY:
I love the word “dĂ©colletage,” which describes the low-cut necklines of the gowns that ladies wore to balls and other fancy events. Despite dressing modestly during the day, in the evenings the ladies were free to bare neck and shoulders and make the most of their feminine assets. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to use this word in my books because I’m usually describing the woman from the hero’s (very approving) point of view and I can’t be sure it’s a word that would be in a man’s vocabulary!

Ramshackle – it means old and run-down, as in: I can only write if I’m sitting in my ramshackle desk chair. Interestingly, ramshackle can also be used to mean “a thoughtless young fellow,” or “a vulgar woman.” You’ve got to love a word with that kind of versatility.

Flibbertigibbet. The word actually precedes the Regency, but was in use then and it means a silly, talkative, frivolous person. Try to say it fast, ten times in a row! I dare you!


A LADY MOST LOVELY by Jennifer Delamere
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1896-8

Socialite Margaret Vaughn agrees to marry a rich man to save her family’s estate, but then her fiancĂ© turns out to be just another poor social climber. Even after amassing a fortune, Tom Poole hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings. Taken with Margaret’s beauty and grace, Tom offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. Can he convince the proper, refined lady that they despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?

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Meet Jennifer: The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina--where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.

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September 24, 2013; Forever

Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, the Duke of Claxton, who has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined their marriage. After nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. Can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?

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Meet Lily: Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.

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October 29, 2013; Forever

In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Benjamin Elliot recognizes the stunning beauty from the beauty the instant he meets her. His possession of the painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas's companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?

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Meet Anne: Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.

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DUKE OF MIDNIGHT by Elizabeth Hoyt
October 15, 2013; GCP

By day Maximus Batten is the Duke of Wakefield, a powerful member of Parliament. But by night he is the Ghost of St. Giles, prowling the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the man who brutally murdered his parents twenty years ago. When he rescues Artemis Greaves and her cousin, the fiery young woman discovers his secret and threatens to expose Maximus unless he uses his influence to free her imprisoned brother. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire—or the temptation of his embrace?

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Meet Elizabeth: The author of the New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series and the Legend of Four Soldiers series as well as the Prince Trilogy, Elizabeth Hoyt writes "mesmerizing" (Publishers Weekly) historical romances. She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Central Illinois can be less than exciting, and Elizabeth is always more than happy to receive missives from her readers. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 17134, Urbana, IL 61873.

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ONCE A RAKE by Eileen Dreyer
October 29, 2013; Forever

Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, Colonel Ian Ferguson is now a fugitive—from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. Lady Sarah Clarke knows she should turn him in, but a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve…and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.

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Meet Eileen: New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world. Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.

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Forever Romance is giving away all five books to one lucky reader. That's right, all 5 books. You know you want to get your hands on these so here's how...
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