Monday, August 13, 2012

Blog Tour (Interview & Giveaway): Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer



MARCIA GETS SCHOOLED…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?


Today on the blog, we have the lovely Kieran Kramer talking about her new book, Loving Lady Marcia, and she's hosting a super sweet giveaway. But first things first, off to the interview!

Thank you so much for stopping by Bibiliophilia, Please today, Kieran! The first thing we'd like to know is which character was your favorite to write for in this story? Why?

This is a great question but impossible to answer when you love both your hero and your heroine! I can’t choose one over the other. It would be like choosing one of your own kids over the other to brag about!! Nope. Can’t do it. LOL!!!

So I’ll just say that my two favorite characters to write were Duncan and Marcia. I loved getting into their heads and figuring out what made them tick. And I truly grew to love them and was SO GLAD when they finally figured everything out!!

Which was your favorite scene to write?

One of my favorites was the one in which Marcia had to do something very brave to help someone else, and it was going to mean facing some demons she’d hoped to bury forever….

What was the hardest thing about writing this story?

The hardest thing about writing this story was riding along with the pain and writing it truthfully, and I’m not just talking about the pain of heartache in a romantic relationship. I’m also talking about the pain of heartache we experience within families. As I wrote about any of those heartaches, I felt it viscerally. I’m like everyone else—I’ve known my own personal suffering when it comes to love. But there comes a peace with facing the truth of any situation and taking it by the horns rather than running away. Running away makes things worse. No matter how hard we run, the truth will find us.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I like to write on a treadmill going very slowly. Also, when I spend time thinking about the story, I eat sunflower seeds like a baseball player. I could win a contest hands-down with any ballplayer!!! When I’m thinking, I look out the window with my cats sprawled on the sill and my dog snoring on the floor. It’s probably the most important part of my storywriting. I need alone time and silence. But when I write big scenes, I also love music.

Is there anything additional you want to share with the readers?

I’d like to thank all my readers who’ve made this writing journey so special to me. And for those of you who’ve never tried one of my books, my core belief is that love changes everything. If you believe that, too, then my stories—which are heartwarming, funny, poignant, and sexy, all rolled into one--are for you.

Thanks again for having me here today!!!
Kieran xoxo

Thank you so much for chatting with us!



You can also find Loving Lady Marcia at Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Fishpond
Be sure to also add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

About the Author

USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin's Press. If You Give a Girl a Viscount, the fourth and last book in her Impossible Bachelors series, is on sale now. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012 with Loving Lady Marcia. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer.


You can keep up with Kieran on her Author Site, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Street Team, and on her free apps for Droid & iPhone.

The Giveaway

Kieran is giving away 40 super swag packs in conjunction with her fantastic blog tour, which will include:

• 1 Loving Lady Marcia mini book wine charm
• 1 pink Loving Lady Marcia pen
• Romance Trading Cards (Loving Lady Marcia and Impossible Bachelors)
• 1 Kieran Kramer post-it notes
• 1 signed bookplate
• 1 Impossible Bachelors bookmark
• 1 Loving Lady Marcia bookmark

a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

  1. It's so nice to be here! Thanks for having me. I love to connect with readers!!! :>)

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  2. Love this....some Awesome!!! Kieran is SUCH an awesome author fell for the I.B. can'wait for this series!!! angelshaw54(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Love your writing quirks Kieran. A treadmill is definitely different :) Great interview Bibliophilia Please!

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  4. Hi y'all! I just made it home from New Orleans! What a great interview ladies.

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  5. Hey, Herding Cats and Vickieann and Anonymous!! So good to see y'all here! Thanks for stopping by! I love chatting with readers, so I hope you'll come visit me on Facebook.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer! Squeeze in as many good books as you can!!!

    Hugs,

    Kieran :>)

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  6. Good luck and have fun on the blog tour, Kieran, I know this series will be as great as the Impossible Bachelor's, of which I Loved!

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  7. I never won a swag before, hopefully this one is going to be my first lol

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway, Kieran :) Wish you all the best!

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  8. Thanks for hosting looks like a great book.

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  9. thanks for this great giveaway :)

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  10. Fab prize Kieran, looking forward to release day :)

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  11. Lovely interview! Great following this tour :)

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  12. Loved the interview and the giveaway is amazing!!!

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  13. i collected all ur books kieran....^^
    thx 4 the chance of win...

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  14. like the interview and book sounds fun! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  15. What a wonderful giveaway! The book sounds great, definitely going on my TBR list! :D

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  16. thanks for the giveaway,,nice cover..i love it,,
    i think this is a great books,,^^
    nice to know you kieran

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  17. thanks for hosting the hop

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Thank you for the great givaway! I can't wait to read this book!

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You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!