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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Interview with Author Delilah Marvelle and Giveaway

Today I am super excited to welcome the lovely Delilah Marvelle to RFTC. I am a big fan of Miz Marvelle's and her books are amazing! Delilah is celebrating the recent release of Forever a Lady and has stopped by to answer a few questions. But before I get to the interview, lets get to know a bit about Miz Marvelle.

Delilah Marvelle spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously and playing the pianoforte. She confesses that here ends the extent of her gentle breeding. She was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to her room on many occasions due to these misadventures, she discovered the quill and its amazing power. Soon, to the dismay of her parents, she rather enjoyed being confined to her room and finished writing her first historical romance (which was a heart-stopping 800 pages long…) at the age of fourteen. She is a two time Golden Heart finalist and the winner of The Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Sensual HIstorical Romance of the Year. You can visit her at her website at or her blog, which explores the naughtier side of history, at

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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I’m a historical romance writer and have to say I love what I do and feel blessed to be able to live my dream. I still can’t believe I’m getting paid to fantasize about history and men, lol.

Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes. Since I was seven. I loved reading books and thought it was the coolest thing to be able to create a world that someone else, millions of miles away, could read.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
I am and always will be a Panster. For me, if I know what’s going to happen, I’m no longer interested in writing the story. I also like to think if I don’t what’s going to happen in the story, then how will the reader know? My writing process lends to being raw and new every time and that makes it exciting for me and hopefully, in turn, my readers.

Where do your ideas come from?
It’s a combination of my own life and the history I research. You can’t write about life if you haven’t lived it and you can’t write about history if you don’t research it. Between the two, I have stories pouring out of my nose and ears, lol. It’s wonderful. I never have a lack of ideas that’s for sure!

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
It’s the Gangs of New York City meets My Fair Lady. With sex. Lots of it. ^_^

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I’m a sucker for historical non-fiction. Historical romance is my second favorite, but historical non-fiction is what really blows my mind because it was REAL. I’m all about drama and nothing is more exciting than real, lol. One of my favorite historical non-fiction pieces is THE THIEVES’ OPERA by Lucy Moore. I just sucked into the history.

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It was the first historical “romance” I ever read and it sucked me into the historical world I am not obsessed with. I have Charlotte Bronte to thank for that and I often re-read Jane Eyre when I can. For the writing, the story and the historical aspects that just hover above each and every page.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
I don’t have any particular scenes that are difficult to write. For me, it gets harder to write a new book because I’m always looking to outdo myself and write something that would take both my readers and myself by surprise. That makes writing each new book harder and harder, because I have to keep digging deeper and deeper into something I haven’t done before.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
William Shakespeare, Edith Wharton and Charles Dickens. To me, I would pee my pants if I could have had a chance to meet and converse with these authors. Their lives and their works is so bow worthy, I just would have loved to have had a chance to bask in their glory and ask them about their lives and their writing.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Yes! I’m actually working on two things. My Christmas Anthology, which I will be sharing with the ever talented Maire Claremont, called ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE. I’m having so much fun writing my story. I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas story. And I’m also working on finishing the School of Gallantry Series. I’m almost done writing LADY OF PLEASURE, book 3 in the series. My readers have waited three years for me to return to this series, so I’m excited to be able to finally do so.

Love can open your eyes...

Lady Augustine Jane Ascott longs for a man who will do more than offer on her hand in marriage. She wants a husband she can trust, someone who will shield her from the darkness of the world. Her heart was broken when her younger brother was kidnapped years earlier, and she still carries the pain of his loss.

When the handsome Duke of Wentworth makes his feelings for her known, Augustine's past demons warn her away. Besides, every woman in London knows he's devoted to the memory of his late wife. But is it possible he cares for her after all -- and that their love can bring them the peace they both crave?

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Rumor Has it…

Some memories really are unforgettable...

Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.

Georgia Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her reticule from a thief. But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed...​

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Rumor has it we are closer to the truth...

Two different classes, One common desire...

Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vile....or dangerous. So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: the arms of a mysterious, Irish-American gang leader.

His fortune stolen, young Matthew Joseph Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman. In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive. But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the volumptious Lady Bernadette, he can't help but wonder about the finer pleasures he's missing. Or just how much he's willing to risk -- not only to bed her, but to prove his worth...

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Want to meet Delilah and spend an entire day with her? Here's how!

Delilah Marvelle will fly out to your hometown and spend an entire day treating you like the Lady that you are. From facials to pedicures and wine and dinner, Delilah will also hand deliver an exclusive copy of her December release FOREVER A LORD, which wraps up the Rumor Series.

​Contest runs from August 1st to August 31st 2012.


Want to win some goodies from Delilah? (International Shipping Available) Check out whats up for grabs.

Up for grabs:

To Enter:
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  1. I love that you said you get paid to fantasize about men. I think that's fabulous.

  2. I am always intrigued by the delicious and sexy plots of your novels and I cannot wait to read more!

  3. I haven't read any of this series, but the all sound really good! I was wondering in the book "Forever Mine" The heroine's brother was Kidnapped. Will there be a book about him at some point or was that taken care of in "Forever Mine"? It just seemed like it would make such a great story.

  4. I really want to read Forever a Lady, Love the cover. Thx for giveaway.

  5. I have read such awesome reviews for Delilah's books! They are on the top of my wishlist :)

  6. Delilah is a new author for me. These books sound fantastic. Can't wait to read them. How do you chose your character's names?

  7. Delilah, did you make the dress you are wearing in your photo? do you get to dress up and play lady of the manor often? thanks for sharing. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  8. What great covers and I like the sound of this story where the characters have to deal with some important issues before they can have their HEA.

  9. Hi

    Great post. I am looking forward to reading this series. Do you travel a lot, and does it help with research? I love historical romances and enjoy reading about the way people lived several hundreds of years ago.

    Thanks for the chance

  10. I have this on my TBR, sounds like a fantastic read.

  11. WOW! Three years to return to a series? That must have been a very suspenseful wait:) Can't wait to read it myself!

  12. I have been wanting to start this series for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Looove Forever a Lady...intriguing sophisticated sensual! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  14. I just read Forever a Lady, which I got from the library, and I would LOVE to own it or the first in the series!

    BTW I love both books and think that they both has so much wonderful writing and twists and turns in them!

  15. Your books are AMAZING!! How do you come up with your character's personality traits? They're always so delicious. ;)

  16. All of these sound fantastic. Historical romance is such a fun genre to read.

  17. Delilah,

    I love your books and have to take this opportunity to thank your husband for helping to give you the inspiration to write your wonderful stories! (My husband made me write that - he said if you spend half the time reading your books as I spend reading them that your husband deserves a golden crown!)

    It's true that I sometimes (okay always) fail to have dinner ready when I'm reading one of your books but what a girl to do?

    Thanks for all the hours of wonderful stories you've shared with me and all your readers!

  18. I love Delilah's books! I first read the Scandal series when they came out and after that, I continued to follow her books. I have the first two School books on my Kindle, but may wait til closer to the release for the third book before reading them.

  19. I want to get paid to fantasize about men! If only I was talented enough! You guys rock with all your creativity!

  20. The Rumor series sounds fantastic and I'm looking forward to getting started on these books. I think the covers are gorgeous, I especially like the cover for Forever Mine. :D

  21. forever mine sounds divine. i will have to add it to my 'wishlist'

  22. The books all look amazing. How much input do you have with the covers?


  23. I love the image of 'the Gangs of New York City meets My Fair Lady' - gives me a great idea what the stories are like.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  24. I've been stalking Delilah in all her blog tour stops for a chance to win a book of her! Lol! Hopefully! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

  25. Ooooh... I love your books. :) Looking forward to reading the latest one!

  26. Hi! Your books sound great! Ive read some in the past and im looking forward to reading more of them! Thank you!

  27. delilah your book always rocks and lighten up my day! wish you all the best, i fill the rafflecopter under aretha zhen

  28. Very nice interview. All these books sound good.

  29. Great interview Delilah! I really love your books. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  30. i'v really enjoyed the other books that i've read by this author! looking forward to reading these books too!