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Winner of the Beverley Kendall giveaway!

All's Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley KendallThanks so much to everyone who commented on my interview with Beverley Kendall. I’m so glad you’re enjoying these interviews – I am too!

Only one person could win Beverley’s novella, All’s Fair in Love & Seduction, as well as In Country, by Bobbie Ann Mason. And that person is…Cathy Phillips!

Cathy, I’ve sent you an email.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry. You can still comment on my interview with Louisa Edwards and win a copy of her latest novel, Too Hot to Touch!

Thanks, everyone, for reading!

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Interview with Beverley Kendall – and giveaway!

Most devoted romance readers will know of a fantastic site called The Season for Romance, which is packed with information and reviews about upcoming romance and cozy mystery releases.

Beverley Kendall, the powerhouse behind The Season, is a bit of a Renaissance woman. Not only has she built that incredible site, but she’s also a very successful historical romance novelist.

I absolutely adore Bev – not only has she given me the opportunity to write reviews for The Season, but she also lets me write a weekly post about contemporary romance for her blog.

She’s here today as part of my Hearts and Minds giveaway – where you can win books that appeal to your heart and mind. Giveaway details are below, but first I’m happy to welcome Bev to my blog!

1. I love that you write about (in your words) “a period when ladies strived to be genteel and dresses could barely fit through doors.” But you also make history, erm, a hell of a lot sexier than I imagine it really was (I’m not complaining!). What made you decide to write steamy historical romance?

Sinful Surrender by Beverley KendallI love the historical period, especially the 19th century. It’s an easy time to romanticize despite the realities of the living conditions and the fact that women were completely oppressed. I love the formality of courting but that the hero and heroine have all this simmering passion between them. Plus, I love my romances, historical, contemporary or otherwise, pretty hot. It doesn’t have to be frequent because I really love the buildup and sexual tension, but the payoff needs to be good.

2. Which of your heroines are you most like? And which of your heroes would you most like to…court?

A Taste of Desire by Beverley KendallLOL. That’s a good one but a hard one. Hmm, let me think. I think I’m more like Amelia so far—although I’m really like my contemporary heroine, Rachel, in Rebound the most.

Rebound is a WIP but she’s a woman who has been betrayed but the whole experience makes her stronger, more determined. When she’s upset, she’s not one to fly off the handle but keeps her anger in until it finally explodes. She’s a fiercely loyal friend but doesn’t forgive trespasses easily. She can immediately sense insincerity in people and hates fake smiles. That’s pretty much me.

3. What’s surprised you most about being a published author?

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My husband is a doctor – and I’m throwing a blog party to celebrate!

FireworksMy husband finished his PhD! And he passed without having to make any corrections!

I’m clearly married to a genius, and that puts me in a celebratory mood. I’ve asked several friends to stop by over the coming month and help me celebrate by giving away books.

After four looong years of hard work and hours (hours HOURS) at the British Library, my husband can finally put Dr in front of his name.

Four years might not seem that long, but think about what the world was like in 2007:

  • Twitter (aka my best friend in the whole wide world) was only a year old.
  • The first Kindle was released on November 19, 2007 (yes – everyone read paper books).
  • There was still a chance Dennis Kunisich could be president (okay, admittedly it was a small chance).

Details: the Hearts and Minds giveaway

This party will appeal to your hearts and your minds.

Every week in August, I’ll have an interview with a brilliant romance novelist who debuted in the last four years. We’ll be giving away some of their books, and I’ll also be giving winners one of the novels my husband wrote about in his PhD – some of the best American literary fiction of the 1980s (yes, there was good litfic in the 80s. Promise.)

You don’t want to miss interviews with these amazing authors:

Ashley March

Louisa Edwards

Kaki Warner

Beverley Kendall

Rose Lerner

So make sure you subscribe to my blog, follow me on Twitter, or like me on Facebook.

And thanks for helping me celebrate! I’ll see you back here on Monday, August 1st!

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