Guest Interview with Julia London, Author of The Scoundrel and the Debutante
Posted by What The Cat Read
Today we are thrilled to have Julia London visiting with us as part of her The Soundrel and the Debutante Blog Tour hosted by the folks at Media Muscle/BookTrib. Be sure to stop by next Wednesday, May 13 for your chance to win a copy of this wonderful novel! =^.^=
About the Book:
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Date Released: April 28, 2015
Series: The Cabot Sisters #3
When a man on a mission takes on a beautiful but unlikely ally, seduction and adventure are inevitable…
The dust of the Cabot sisters’ shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she’s tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can’t deny the temptation.
The fate of Roan Matheson’s family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he’s out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart’s obligations and its forbidden desires.
Other Books in the Series:
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You’ve written over thirty historical romances and you’ve also published several contemporary romances. What is it like to switch back and forth from one type of romance to the other?
First, I don’t think of them as different subgenres although, technically, they are. I just think of them as another story. No matter what the setting, these books are about people and falling in love, and that is timeless. The inherent conflicts between men and women are timeless. So if a man is wearing pantaloons or jeans, when he falls in love, he feels the same way. From a technical standpoint, I like switching between time period settings—I think it keeps me fresh. The cadence of the language changes slightly, and sometimes I am so relieved I can just put people in a car and move them somewhere as opposed to readying a coach and a team of four and having to deal with a coachman and the butler just to get out the door. But those are minor details. Historical or contemporary, women’s fiction or whatever I am writing, it’s all about the story to me.
Do you think that being raised in rural West Texas had an effect on the type of romances you wanted to write?
I don’t think being raised on a ranch influenced the type of romance so much as it influenced the stimulation and stretch of my imagination. I was making up swashbuckling and romantic stories from a very early age. The world outside my house was my canvas, and there were canyons and gullies and miles and miles of wheat fields. With my sisters and brother, I may have explored it all—my mother frequently kicked us out into fresh air. We would ride our bikes for miles, or go out into wheat stubble and stomp down rooms to form our mansion and playact. The sky was big, the land stretched forever, and I had siblings and animals as an audience to my tales.
About the Author:
Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch and The Perfect Homecoming.
Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.
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