Readers, thanks for visiting! Today, Theresa Romain and I are chatting about our January historical romances, which both feature heiress heroines (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.
Well, I made a new one for True Pretenses and I’m unveiling it today at History Hoydens. Plus, I’m taking requests! Comment on the post with a romance you love (or hate, I guess) and I’ll make alternative scholarly covers for my favorite five suggestions.
Last blog tour stop! I’m over at History Hoydens talking about Byron’s maiden speech in the House of Lords and its reception. Apparently he got a lot of compliments but people talked shit behind his back. Have I mentioned that I adore Byron?
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.”
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/
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.
Today is the second stop on my blog tour: Risky Regencies! My wonderful critique partner, Susanna Fraser, asked me a bunch of fascinating interview questions. I talk about Dorchester, how Regency political parties were like sports teams, and what Nick and Phoebe would do if they lived in 2014, among other things.