Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Interview w/ Grace Burrowes--nightgowns and tide and kilted heroes!

To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees her family's estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin.

Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors.

As Christmas—and trouble—draw nearer, Dante and Joan's marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping...

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*waves* Good morning Grace! Welcome to herding cats! With the weather turning I thought we'd settle down with a spot of tea and scones while we chat your new release. I just adored Dante so ready for some scoop on that sexy man. Alright, say you have only 10 seconds what would you tell someone about Lady Joan and Dante's story to have them good and hooked?
You know how, even though you're not a kid anymore, you still watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph?" Dante and Joan's story is like that--warm, touching, sweet, feel-good, gently humorous, holiday happily ever after. 
Aws fab feeling :) Can you tell us 3 fun/sexy behind the scenes facts about What a Lady Needs for Christmas? Think Pop-Up Video.
  • Dante is named for my horse, a tall, dark, handsome gentleman not much given to words, but long on deeds. (aws again!)
  • Lady Joan was inspired by a reader who's a textile artist. 
  • I won my first house rabbit at a holiday bazaar, and bunnies feature in this story. 
The bunny scenes were hilarious! Alright, I'm a total sucker for a good quote. What was your favorite quote from What a Lady Needs for Christmas that just made you swoon or had you gigglesnorting or sighing in girly bliss?
Dante and Joan are in bed on their wedding night, neither one very sure how to go on. 
"I've kept my nighgown on," Joan announces.

"I know lass," Dante replies. "I'll forgive you that modesty if you kiss me."

(She... does.) 
That was such a sweet scene. Okay, first thing that comes to mind about Lady Joan? What about the delectable Dante?
Joan is tired of being endlessly good, and endlessly invisible. Dante is just plain tired, but lonely too. 
It was wonderful seeing them make life better for each other. *sighs* And speaking of sighs...Five BEST things about a kilted hero?
  • He's wearing a sporran, which means he can keep track of important things--a lady's spare hair pins, her smelling salts, a few peppermint drops. 
  • He's MUCH more fun to watch on the dance floor than the guys in tie and tails. MUCH. 
  • He'll have that handy little knife at his knee too, the sgian dubh. Makes all the difference when somebody needs a lesson in manners, and a lady hasn't brought along her hat pin.
  • He'll probably be packing a flask of the good stuff, and when is that ever a bad idea? 
  • His attire will feel lovely to a lady's touch--all rich, soft wool and pretty colors.
Oh gah. See. Yes. Kilted heroes. Best. Ever. Since Christmas and the New Year were surrounding these two as they fell in love...what was your favorite thing about the Scottish/English holiday season?
Wassail, of course! I also like Hogmanay, the set of Scottish traditions that puts almost as much emphasis on getting the New Year off on the right (first) foot, as on Christmas. 
I might just look into that for 2015 *nods* Alright a couple quickies :)

Favorite Man Candy?
Gerard Butler does wonderful things for both a kilt and a smile. 
Weirdest thing in your purse right now?
A travel box of Ultra Tide detergent powder. (yeah, that's a little odd Grace lol)
I'm completely obsessed with?
Finishing the plot for a new Regency romance. 
Something you'd totally do if you could get away with it?
Keep a residence in Scotland. 
And what's up next for you?
Hard at work on the next Regency trilogy and also playing with Scottish contemporary novellas. 
Oooo Scottish contempraries? That sounds intriguing! Thanks so much for coming by and chatting with us Grace! I'm looking forward to meeting more of your men :)
Thanks so much for having me! 
Alright kittens! Yalls turn. Do you have any questions or comments for Grace? Leave them down below!

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