Friday, 7 September 2012

Interview and Giveaway: Tammy Falkner - A Lady and Her Magic

Today I have author Tammy Falkner over for an interview, and at the end there will be a giveaway, and this time, open to all :)

Welcome!


Could you tell me a little about yourself? 
TF:  I am a mom of two boys, and have been married to the love of my life for almost twenty years.  I believe in the “happily-ever-after” and it’s why I write romance.  I am the quintessential sports mom, and will travel all over the place just to embarrass my boys from the benches.  I am not a sports fan, not when it comes to sports on TV.  But I LOVE school age sports.  My oldest is a wrestler and a football player, and my youngest is an aspiring gymnast.  One of my boys is almost 18 and the youngest is eight.  

Your book is called A Lady and Her Magic, could you tell me a few things about it?
TF:  Rules are made to be broken, and scandals are destined to be shocking.  The dangerous Duke of Robinsworth was rumored to have killed his wife, and his daughter was there when it happened.  Sophia is of the fae world, and her mission is helping Lady Anne, the duke’s troubled offspring.  Little does she know that her fate is not in her own hands when his melancholy piano playing draws her to his chambers in the dead of the night.  She can’t marry a human, nor can she fall in love with him, so she has no idea what to do with all the emotions that are shaking the serenity of her well-ordered world.  

You have written about werewolves and vampires. What about the magic here then?
TF:  I love vampires and Lycans, and might write more of them one day.  I like fantasy and paranormal.  I like to suspend reality when I read, and be taken to meet people I would never encounter.  Magic in this story is one more reason why the hero and heroine can’t be together.  It also makes for some interesting happenings as the garden gnomes step into the picture, as well as the shimmering dust that paints pictures of real life.  You’ll find out more about fae magic when you read the book, but I had fun making the world!

The hero is a man rumored to have killed his wife. Was it hard to make a love story out of this?
TF:  Not at all!  Everyone loves a rakish hero. Ashley is tortured every day for his wife’s death, for which he does feel responsible. It’s not until he finds someone worthy of pulling him out of seclusion that he attempts to rejoin society.  It’s too bad she can’t accept what he has to offer.

What’s coming next from you?
TF:  In November, Ava Stone and I (writing as Lydia Dare) have a release called WOLFISHLY YOURS.  And then I have the next installment in the fae series.  The next one is the story of Claire Thorne, Sophia’s younger sister and the Duke of Robinsworth’s younger brother, Lord Phineas.  

What makes paranormal historical romance so fun to write?
TF: Like I mentioned, I like to be taken out of the mundane when I read for pleasure.  I like the ball gowns and the lords and ladies, and feeling like I’m in a world filled with handsome gentlemen and beguiling ladies.  Add some garden gnomes, some faerie dust, and some glittery wings, and I’m in heaven.

Giveaway

1 copy of A Lady and Her Magic

1. Open to ALL
2. Ends Sep 20th
3. The rules are simple, just enter :)

But do be free to ask questions, comment or tell me what you think about the Fae....


A LADY AND HER MAGIC BY TAMMY FALKNER – IN STORES SEPTEMBER 2012

Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed...
Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency's glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she's bound for trouble...

And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking...
The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the enchanting and distinctly scandalous Sophia. Between her streak of magical mischief and his penchant for scandal, they're about to take rule-breaking to a whole new level...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As half of the Lydia Dare writing team, Tammy Falkner has co-written ten books, including A Certain Wolfish Charm and In the Heat of the Bite. A huge fan of Regency England, her new series explores the theory that the fae can walk between the glittering world of the ton and their own land. Tammy lives on a farm in rural North Carolina with her husband and a house full of boys, a few dogs, and a cat or two. For more information, please visit http://www.tammyfalkner.com and follow her on Twitter, @TFalkner.

27 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun series. I'm not a huge fan of historical romance but I have been reading a few with a paranormal element to them and that seems to work for me.

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  2. Thanks for the interview, it was fun to read. And the book sure sounds very nice, I like paranormal historical romances. This one makes me remember a favourite I read 30 years ago. Wish I still had it ...

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  3. Oh a tortured hero and a hopeless romantic author! You know the book is going to be fun. :) YaY! Enter me, please.

    Oh and you shouldn't show a puppy with your pic. All I can think is... "PUPPY!" :D

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  4. Awesome interview..i love all of the genres you talked about. I love to escape in my books. This series sounds wonderful and i look forward to reading it and yes we all love rakish heroes.

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  5. A Lady and Her Magic sounds like a lovely story. I love the combination of the Regency and the Fae, I know I'm going to love it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  6. I love historical romances, add paranormal to that and it would be awesome. julierupert@gmail.com

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  7. i always thought that fey were sneaky and after reading about evil fey . a romantic one would be super

    student dot caprino at gmail dot com

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  8. I love paranormal historical romance but haven't read anything with a fairy ... sounds like fun. I have 2 boys 18 & 20, with all that testosterone in the house I do look forward to romantic escapism when I read lol

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  9. I'm always a big fan of the supernatural and I love the idea of mixing magic with those ball gowns! This sounds like a fun read with a big emotional pull! :-)

    PS - your puppy is SO cute!! :-D

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  10. Sounds super interesting and very dramalicous! :)

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  11. Thanks for the interview, I'm very curious about this book as I always love something with faes.

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  12. A LADY AND HER MAGIC looks wonderful. Fingers crossed.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  13. I love tortured Heros. That makes them seem more real.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  14. Great interview. Very pretty cover.

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  15. A rakish hero, a fairy and a cute romance...what is not to like, I would love to check this out in a bit of a reading slump! Thanks for introducing me to Tammy!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  17. I love books about the fae, the good and the bad. So of course I am drawn to your book. Historicals are perfect, but when you can throw some fantasy/paranormal in with it....I get giddy. Glad to hear you have more books in store to continue on after A Lady and Her Magic, it sounds like a great world that shouldn't end.

    Thanks for the chance in your giveaway!

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  18. What a fun sounding book! I can't wait to read it! Tammy's answer to the question: "What makes paranormal historical romance so fun to write?" is exactly why I love to READ paranormal historical romances! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

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  20. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great interview.

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  21. Sounds like the author has a great variety of loves in 'fantasy.' That's always a great thing. :) Thanks for sharing, sounds good!

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  22. oh my gosh, I didn't recognize the author's name at first, but I love Lydia Dare's books! I would love to try this book too!! Thank you for the contest!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  23. Looks like a really interesting book! I can't wait to read it!

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  24. I like historical romance, and this book sound very interesting. The hero is a man who rumours has kilkled hiswife. Wow, and there's magic. Perfect. Wish that i could get it.
    Nice blog :D
    gea.harovansi@gmail.com

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  25. Very curious about this book.
    Nice interview, and I love historical romance actually >___<
    please enter to follow your giveaway :)
    Thanx for a fb giveaway anyway ;)

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  26. winner: Melissa books and things

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