WELCOME, JANE, TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…..
FROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE:
About the Author
Jane Feather grew up in the New Forest in the South of England, where she developed an abiding interest in historical romance through the books of Daphne du Maurier, Georgette Heyer, and, of course, the arbiter of them all, Jane Austen. After her marriage she and her husband moved to Oxford, where she completed a Masters degree in Applied Social Studies. She then moved with her husband, three small children, an eight week old puppy and an ancient cat, lock, stock and barrel to Montclair, New Jersey. She worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the grittier parts of Newark and East Orange until they moved again to Washington DC where, influenced by a closet full of romances in a vacation house on the Outer Banks, she decided to take a sabbatical from social work and try her hand at writing romances… a very different prospect from writing Social Inquiry Reports and case notes. And, as they say, the rest is history. She has now just begun her 47th novel and negotiates space in a house on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and five cats.
VISIT THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE AT: http://www.jane-feather.com
GUEST POST: JANE FEATHER…..
MBA: What made you want to write Regency Historical Romance novels?
My teenage fantasy land was one long Regency Romance, fostered by Georgette Heyer, Baroness Orczy, and Jane Austin. I wrote stories in my head whenever I was not doing anything, playing with dialogue and creating scenes, so it seemed natural enough to start putting the fantasy down on paper.
MBA: Where do you see the future of Regency Romance?
Fashions in genre books seem to change all the time. I like to recall the first historical ms. I wrote which was set in the French Revolution, and the first publisher who looked at it was very complimentary but said that it was basically a Regency and you couldn’t give Regencies away at that time. The publisher who did accept it did so to beef up their Regency list. To be historically accurate, it was not a Regency at all, set as it was at the end of the 18th century, but the writing style probably was, given my early influences. And now, for the last ten years or so, publishers want that era almost exclusively.
MBA: How do you see the future of e-books,self publishing and print?
I think that’s the way the future lies. The demise of the printed page would be tragic, but as an e-book reader myself almost exclusively now, I can’t get away from the sheer convenience of having a 100 book library at my fingertips, weighing little more than a couple of pounds.. If you could change something or anything about yourself what would it be and why?
Oh, countless things. Too many to list, but I would like to be tall.
MBA: How much research went into writing “A Wedding Wager”?
A fair bit. I’ve always been fascinated by the 18th century gambling scene among the aristocracy, and my interest was piqued by Amanda Forman’s Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire. The fortune lost at the tables by the Devonshires is almost impossible to grasp. And I also collect books on vice in general in 18th century London, a peculiar passion of mine, so I had plenty of material to dabble in.
MBA: Can you tell our readers a few tidbits about what is next in “The Blackwater Brides” series?
It’s the third brother’s turn to find true love. Peregrine is the intellectual one of the three, and the most resistant to fulfilling his uncle’s outrageous condition in the will. But he knows for the family’s sake he must overcome his scruples. When his story starts, his search has grown desperate. He’s tried to find a suitable bride, but had found it impossible to bite the bullet with any of the candidates, until he arrives for a house party in a stately home in Dorset and meets the dowdy Mistress Alexandra Hathaway.
A WEDDING WAGER
- Pub. Date: June 2011
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- Series: Blackwater Brides Series #2
- ISBN-13: 9781439145258
- ISBN: 1439145253
New York Timesbestselling author Jane Feather again delights with her new book in this entrancing Georgian trilogy featuring three noble brothers who are offered a preposterous opportunity to restore their family’s mortgaged lands. An eccentric uncle promises a lavish inheritance, but only if each marries—thus redeeming—a fallen woman. And if even one brother fails to fulfill the old man’s decree, none will gain the windfall.Lady Serena Grantley was born to the nobility, but fortune’s whim placed her in control of her gamester stepfather, who uses her beauty to lure young men to his gambling tables. Serena even dismissed her first love, the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan, at her stepfather’s command. But when he attempts to force her into a liaison with a dissolute earl, Serena resolves to do his bidding no more. Sebastian is the only man who ever captured her heart, and it is to him she turns. . . .
Torn between family loyalty and the woman he loves, Sebastian faces a devilish dilemma. His uncle is ailing, and time is running short. Desperate to find a solution, Sebastian conceives a dangerous plan—a wager that could bring him and Serena happiness at last . . . or separate them forever.
THANK YOU JANE,FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO VISIT WITH US TODAY….
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER FOR MY HONEST OPINION!!
A WEDDING WAGER hy Jane Feather is an exciting historical romance set in 1762 London. It is the second in the “Blackwater Brides”
series,a Georgian trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. #1 “Rushed To The Altar”. It has romance,sweet sensuality, family loyalty,redemptation,forgiveness,love,and a wedding wager.Lady Serena Grandley was born to be nobility but was placed in the control of her gamester stepfather.She is beautiful,intelligent,and dismissed her first love,Sebastian,at her stepfather’s command.Sebastian Sullivan,had Serena’s heart captured from the start,but when she dismissed his love,he was heart broken.Three years later Serena and her stepfather reappear with a new gambling hell. While Sebastian is torn between family loyalty and his first love,Serena,he will make the right decision. Serena needs Sebastian’s help to save another young woman from her stepfather’s evil clutches. Sebastian needs Serena to complete his ailing uncle’s demand that each Blackwater brother must marry a fallen woman,thus redeeming her in order for them to inherit is lavish fortune at his death. This is a fast paced,story of love and redemption. This is a fun and exciting trilogy that will leave you breathless. A must read. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Pocket Books,a division of Simon & Schuster,Inc.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn