Welcome Theresa Romain and her awesome books!

Readers, thanks for visiting! Today, Theresa Romain and I are chatting about our January historical romances, which both feature heiress heroines theresa romain author photo(mine: True Pretenses, and hers: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress). But as we talked, we discovered many more things we wanted to talk about—everything from character casting to mall singers to “manflirting” as an aristocratic cultural marker.

This is part 2 of 2 of the chat. You can find the beginning on Theresa’s blog. And please stick around to comment, because we’re offering a book giveaway on each site!

When last you saw us on Theresa’s blog, Theresa was talking about the silly plans romance heroes make…

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Blog tour master post

ETA: The blog tour is complete! All links are below.

Tomorrow kicks off my blog tour for True Pretenses! I’m really excited for this one, guys. Follow along for fun discussions, giveaways, &c. This post will be updated with links as guest posts go live.

1/6/15 – Smexy Books – Interview with Mandi about writing a shleppy hero, cross-class and cross-cultural romance, and more.
1/7 – History Hoydens – Unveiling the academic cover for True Pretenses and taking requests from commenters.
1/8 – Happy Ever After – Zoe Archer, Elizabeth Boyle, Louisa Edwards and I share our favorite con artist romances of page and screen.
1/9 – Theresa Romain and I did a two-part chat/mutual interview in which we talk about everything from character casting to mall singers to “manflirting” as an aristocratic cultural marker – part 1 at her blog – part 2 at mine.
1/12 – Romance at Random – the inspiration for True Pretenses and the difference between a romance and a tragedy.
1/13 – Heroes & Heartbreakers – con artist myth vs. reality. SPOILER: You CAN con an honest man.
1/14 – Angieville – Q&A – favorite fictional heroes, the word association game, and more.
1/15 – Smitten by Books – my favorite marriage of convenience romances.
1/16 – The Romance Dish – Q&A – conflict, time travel bodyswap, lucky New Year’s foods and more.
1/18 – Risky Regencies – Q&A – research, TV, the etymology of “swindler” and more.
1/19 – All About Romance – anti-Semitism and intermarriage in the Regency.
1/20 – bookworm2bookworm – how romance novels model breaking out of entrenched emotional patterns.

Blog tour: stop #5!

Blog tour stop #5: Today I’m at the Samhain blog talking about Regency joke books!

I share my ten favorite jokes from The Treasury of Wit, or, “A COMPLETE selection of Apophthegms and Jests, arranged, for the first time, in a new and methodical manner; and calculated to please the man of fashion, and the man of science, as well as the publick in general.”

One commenter will win a free copy of SWEET DISORDER, and of course every commenter will be entered in the drawing for the big prize package!

Blog tour: stop #4!

Blog tour stop #4! I’m over at Smexybooks today, talking about William Blake and how romance novels answer the question: “Is love selfish or selfless?” Which kind of fictional love is your fave? The obsessive and all-consuming passion (e.g. Wuthering Heights) or the heroically self-sacrificing adoration (e.g. A Tale of Two Cities)? Comment on the post for the chance to win a free copy of SWEET DISORDER and the awesome blog tour prize package!

And by the way, Mandi also wrote an extremely lovely review of Sweet Disorder! “[A]s soon as I finished this book, I wanted to start all over again…Rose Lerner doesn’t shy away from the gritty, almost unfair life Phoebe lives, but she quietly weaves in a warm romance and by the end, you are smiling.” \o/\o/\o/

Heroes and Heartbreakers giveaway

ETA: The winner is Make Kay!

Blog tour stop #3: Heroes and Heartbreakers. I talk about the trope of the Dead First Husband and interview other historical authors for their perspective (Courtney Milan, Jeannie Lin, Tessa Dare, Susanna Fraser, Lauren Willig, Theresa Romain, and Cecilia Grant—and I’ll be posting the full interviews with them here on my blog in April).

Comment on this post, the one you are reading right now to be entered in a drawing for a free e-book of Sweet Disorder! And one commenter from the entire tour will receive an awesome prize package that includes tie-in pinback buttons, bookmarks, bacon-scented candles, a bookstore gift card, and much, much more! (This drawing is open internationally. Void where prohibited.)

Make sure you enter your correct e-mail address (NOT in the body of the comment, but in the form where it says Name:, Mail:, Website:, make sure the e-mail address you enter for “Mail” is right). It won’t show up to other commenters, but I’ll get it and then I can easily notify you of your win.