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Friday, July 5, 2013

Guest Post with Author Maggie Robinson and Giveaway

Today I am happy to once again welcome back to RFTC author, Maggie Robinson  Maggie is celebrating the recent release of her book In the Arms of the Heiress and has stopped by to chat. Please give her a 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.

Places to find Maggie:
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Thanks so much for having me back! I have two books out this month, which is kind of exiting, and I realized that though I wrote them two years and a century apart, they have some similarities. I thought I’d do a fun comparison:

In the Arms of the Heiress (7/2) Lady Anne’s Lover (7/30)
First in the Ladies Unlaced series Last in the London List series
Mass market paperback Trade paperback
Winter 1903 Winter 1820
Edwardian Regency
Opulence Bleak squalor
Heiress heroine who blows up cars  Heiress heroine who blows up stoves
Wounded hero Wounded Hero
Someone's out to get him Someone is out to get her

Both Louisa Stratton from In the Arms of the Heiress and Lady Anne from Lady Anne’s Lover are anxious to escape their pasts and their families. They haven’t always made the wisest decisions, which seems to be a theme for my heroines. I love women who make mistakes, learn from them, forgive themselves and move on.

Both Captain Charles Cooper and Major Gareth Ripton-Jones have had distinguished army careers but can’t find their footing in peacetime. It isn’t until their heroines invade their lives that they rediscover their honor and love.

But seriously, these are not the same book, LOL. You can compare the backcover blurbs:

It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love…

Independent heiress Louisa Stratton is going home to Rosemont for the holidays, and at the family’s request, she’s bringing her new husband—Maximillian Norwich, art connoisseur and artful lover, the man she’s written of so glowingly. There’s one hitch—he doesn’t exist. Louisa needs a fake husband, and fast, to make the proper impression.

Charles Cooper, captain of the Boer War and far from silver spoons or gilded cages, is so hard up that even this crazy scheme appeals to him. It’s only thirty days, not till death do them part. What’s so difficult about impersonating a husband, even if he doesn’t know a Rembrandt from a Rousseau?

The true difficulty is keeping his hands off Louisa once there’s nobody around to see their ruse. And then there’s the small problem of someone at Rosemont trying to kill him. Keeping his wits about him and protecting Louisa brings out the honor he thought he’d left on the battlefield. But when Louisa tries to protect him, Charles knows he’s found a way to face his future—in the arms of his heiress.

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Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont has appeared in the scandalous pages of the London List often enough. The reading public is so bored with her nonsense, she couldn’t make news now unless she took a vow of chastity. But behind her naughty hijinks is a terrible fear. It’s time the List helped her. With a quick scan through its job postings and a few whacks at her ridiculous name, she’s off to keep house for a bachelor veteran as plain Anne Mont.

Major Gareth Ripton-Jones is dangerously young and handsome on the face of it, but after losing his love and his arm in short order, he is also too deep in his cups to notice that his suspiciously young housekeeper is suspiciously terrible at keeping house. Until, that is, her sharp tongue and her burnt coffee penetrate even his misery—and the charm underneath surprises them both. Trust the worst cook in Wales to propose a most unexpected solution to his troubles…

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Which book piques your interest the most and why? I’ll give away the book of one commenter’s choice!

Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 lucky person will win book of choice from Maggie

To Enter: 
  • Please answer the question: Which book piques your interest the most and why? 
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form.

Good Luck! 
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  1. Since, I already had the chance to read In the Arms of the Heiress, which I adored, I would love to try Lady' Anne's Lover! I love stories of wounded heroes set in the Regency era! should be interesting to read! Thank you for this giveaway!

  2. Why, both of these fabulous books piques my interest! Although I love reading Regency romance, Louisa Stratton sounds like my cup of tea! It's fun to read about masquerades and fake husbands and marriages. That makes the reading all too much fun and entertaining! In the Arms of the Heiress will have to be my pick.

  3. IN THE ARMS OF THE HEIRESS is the one that *most* piques my interest and curiosity. The premise of the story would lead to a more believable story I think - and more humorous, as well.

  4. Both books seem awesome but the one which piques my interest the most is In the Arms of the Heiress. I just love the blurb :)

  5. Both! I love wounded hero stories. I do like the premise of In the Arms of the Heiress; the fake husband only to of course fall in love sounds yummy.

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  7. Good morning! Thanks so much again for having me! And Dani, how pretty you made my post. :)

    Both books were a lot of fun to write...I'd have trouble choosing myself, LOL. Have a wonderful weekend!

    (and husband was still signed into my computer!)

  8. Since I'm familiar with the London List and love Maggie's (and Margaret's!) writing, In the Arms of the Heiress piques my interest more but only because it's unfamiliar and new. I'll still read both. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  9. Love Maggie's books and the one that I want to read now is In the Arms of the Heiress.

  10. This is a new to me author and both books sound great!

  11. They both sound great! I especially love heroes who've been in the military. If I had to choose one, though, I'd go with In the Arms of the Heiress for two reasons--one, it's already out, so no waiting, and two because I love the fake fiance/boyfriend/husband troupe. So much room for disaster! (The good kind...fictional, and happening to not me ;))

    1. There would be no waiting! I have author copies of Lady Anne's Lover, all pretty and new.

  12. Both books sound great. The book that piques my interest more is Lady Anne's Lover. I like the premise of the book and I can imagine the fiery dialog between the characters.

  13. Both are great, I think... But I think I like Arms of the Heiress a bit more. It sounds funny... :)

  14. In the Arms of the Heiress, but a difficult choice. Both sound intriguing.

  15. This is really difficult. I love the sound of In The Arms of the Heiress because of the time period and the plot, but I'm a total sucker for wounded heroes, and heroines pretending to be housekeepers, so I think I will go with Lady Anne's Lover

  16. Lady Anne's Lover,i love a heroine that gets into mischief.

  17. In the Arms of the Heiress looks really intriguing!

  18. Both :-) they both sound great...

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  19. Both books seem awesome but the one which piques my interest the most is In the Arms of the Heiress. I just love the blurb :)

  20. I guess In the Arms of the Heiress piques my interest the most, although they both sound great! I think the idea of having to suddenly find a husband that she's already described in detail to her family, would make for a fun read.

  21. OH WOW! I want to read both!!! LOL... seriously though, I can't choose!

  22. This is hard because they both sound fantastic, but I'd go with In the Arms of the Heiress, I can't resist the pretend husband premise. :D

  23. In the Arms of the Heiress. I like that its a spin in a common contempary story line. I've really not seen any historical romances with this story line.

  24. I like the story of In the Arms of the Heiress. It sounds like it would have some funny parts to it! :)

  25. IN THE ARMS OF THE HEIRESS - It's the Downton Abbey reference that sold me.

  26. Hi Maggie!

    Both stories sound wonderful but then I love all your books and each one has had that special something that I can't resist!

    It was hard choosing between In the Arms of an Heiress and Lady's Anne's Lover but in the end when I couldn't stop laughing reading the excerpt of Anne trying to be a housekeeper I had to pick Lady Anne's Lover!

    Having married a Navy man when he was serving during the Vietnam War I know first hand the ravages that serving in the military can do to a man but I know that both Louisa and Anne will both be just what their men need to finally have the lives they deserve!

  27. both sound interesting, though the idea of the pretend husband makes for an interesting change of pace :)

  28. Hi Maggie!

    Being married to a former Navy man who served during Vietnam both books sound wonderful but i must admit when I read the excerpt on Amazon for Lady Anne;s Lover I just couldn't stop laughing! While I love both books I just have to choose Anne's story. Please don't ask me why but for some reason I had an immediate connection to Anne and will be routing for her to finally find love while I read her story! Now hopefully Gareth won't let me done!

  29. Lady Anne's Lover, because I prefer the Regency period.

  30. In The Arms of The Heiress. Both sound like amazing reads!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Love anything written by Maggie!!!

  32. HArd choice, to must pick one from that two.
    I think In The Arms of The Heiress.
    Thanks for giveaway :)

  33. Please don't make me choose! But if I had to pick which one to read first I'd start with 'In the Arms of the Heiress' - maybe because they start off with a business arrangement plus it sounds like there's a bit of a mystery.

  34. In the Arms of the Heiress, mostly because it is the beginning of a series & I love to start at the beginning!

  35. In the Arms of the Heiress because I am a sucker for fake husband plots.