Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC the fabulous Maggie Robinson. Maggie is celebrating the release of her newest book Lord Gray's List (which looks phenomenal) and has stopped by to chat. Please give Maggie a very warm welcome.
Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.
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I’m so happy to be back here rambling about my latest release Lord Gray’s List and thrilled that the Rhapsody Book Club has chosen its hero Ben Gray as its heartthrob of the month! They do stats on the heartthrob, and here’s what they say:
Occupation: Aristocrat and man about town
Eyes: As green and stormy as the North Sea
Hair: Golden, and curled in poet-like disarray
Turn-on: The decidedly troublesome Evie Ramsey
Goal: Put his troubles to bed
The description tickled me. The hair and eyes come straight from my words in the book, so somebody at the Rhapsody Book Club read it, LOL. I don’t believe I ever said exactly how tall Ben was, but I wrote him as a big guy.
And I love the last—writing this book, which centers around a Regency-era newspaper, I learned some newspaper terms. When you “put the paper to bed,” you are printing the final edition. When you’re “out of sorts,” it means there are no more letter tiles to use when you’re setting up the press, which I guess would make you pretty grumpy. I watched a lot of You Tube videos showing printing processes with antique equipment before everything became automated and digitized. I’m no expert, but it was such fun throwing Evie and Ben together slaving over a hot press!
Here’s a blurb on the book:
Sometimes scandal comes looking for you…
Every Tuesday, The London List lands on the city’s fashionable doorsteps. Valets and viscounts alike can’t wait to read all the news that’s not fit to print. When Benton Gray’s scandals appear week after week on the front page, he’s forced to take desperate measures—he’ll make a gentleman’s agreement to buy the newspaper and shut it down. But when he meets the person responsible for reporting the gossip, Ben finds he’s no gentleman. It’s his lost love Evangeline Ramsey, wearing trousers and wielding a poison pen!
Writing this book made me think about the durability of the printed word. I used to work in a historical society, where one of my jobs was to transfer old newspaper clippings to acid-free paper before they disintegrated. Newsprint is pretty fragile stuff, but words can live forever. How do you save yours? Do you read mostly on e-readers or do you have a stack of yellowing paperbacks? I have one dead-tree edition of Lord Gray’s List for one commenter!
From duchesses to chamber maids, everybody’s reading it. Each Tuesday, The London List appears, filled with gossip and scandal, offering job postings and matches for the lovelorn–and most enticing of all, telling the tales and selling the wares a more modest publication wouldn’t touch.
The creation of Evangeline Ramsey, the London List saved her and her ailing father from destitution. But the paper has given Evie more than financial relief. As its publisher, she lives as a man, dressed in masculine garb, free to pursue and report whatever she likes–especially the latest disgraces besmirching Lord Benton Gray. It’s only fair she hang his dirty laundry, given that it was his youthful ardor that put her off marriage for good.
Lord Gray–Ben–isn’t about to stand by while all of London laughs at his peccadilloes week after week. But once he discovers that the publisher is none other than pretty Evie Ramsey with her curls lopped short, his worries turn to desires–and not a one of them fit to print.
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Up for grabs:
- 1 lucky commenter will win a copy of Lord Gray’s List
- Please leave a comment answering the question: How do you save your books? Do you read mostly on e-readers or do you have a stack of yellowing paperbacks?
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