Posts Tagged ‘Q&A’


Q&A: Interview with William Danbury of ONCE A COURTESAN

Once a Courtesan Liana Lefey

Love the Beauty and the Beast remake? (Those costumes, that character design, that uncomfortably attractive candelabra) Get a taste of that courtesan charm with the ever-so-dashing William Danbury of Once a Courtesan!

Physical description: 6’1”, slender build, wavy brown hair, dark blue eyes, age 29

Occupation: Officer of the Crown, Westminster Special Constabulary (AKA “Gonson’s Boys”) in the year 1727

Hello, Mr. Danbury.

Please, call me Will.

All right, Will. Thanks so much for granting us this interview.

The pleasure is mine, madam.

You’ve just played a significant role in what is being touted as London’s first major triumph over the rampant crime that has plagued the city in recent years. Tell us a little about yourself. Why don’t we start with your family?

Very well. I’m my mother’s only son and the youngest of eight children—

Wait, you have seven sisters?

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Q&A: A Snappy Chat with Brooklyn Skye

A Moment of Madness Brooklyn Skye

YES, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts.

We’ve got a fantastic treat for everyone today! Bask in the glow of this short and sweet Q&A with the brilliant Brooklyn Skye, author of A Moment of Madness!

Darcy or Wentworth?

Definitely Darcy.

(bonus: who’s your favorite Darcy or Wentworth on screen?)

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies count? If so, I loved Sam Riley in that movie.


Christian or Gideon?



Rochester or Heathcliff?



Spock or Kirk?



Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise. I watch it every morning as I’m writing, so maybe that’s why I’m partial to it.


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Undying Destiny Jessica Lee

Guys, we have such a mid-week treat for you! We got to pick the brain of one of our favorite paranormal romance authors. Don’t miss our Q&A with Jessica Lee, author of Undying Destiny!

What was your favorite aspect of pulling all of these stories together?

Great question. You know, I think it would be getting to dig deeper into who these men are that formed the Enclave. I adore a tortured alpha male, and getting to pull back the veil on the Enclave men and watch them fall for their women was so much fun.


Most frustrating?

The most frustrating…? Life getting in the way of telling their stories. It was a long time between books two and three and four, so it was frustrating for me to have to wait so long to get back to my Enclave warriors.


If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

Oh wow! Tough question. Gah! If I had to choose, I would say it would have to be the last five novels in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series. I fell so hard for those Highlanders!

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Private Reserve Cathryn Fox

Rough news week? (When is it not?) Ease back into the small mercies of the world with the wonderful Cathryn Fox, author of Private Reserve!



What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

I have two favourite romance movies, Addicted to Love, and When Fools Rush in.

In Addicted to Love, I love when Meg Ryan is talking about what love is. It’s crude but funny.

In When Fools Rush in, I love the moment when Matthew Perry asks Salma Hayek to marry him, and says, “You are everything I never knew I always wanted.” Sigh…..

Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release? No, not really. But I think it’s the moment when the other person realizes what love is, and that they are in love and those are my favourite scenes to write.


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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn


Starlight Bridge Debbie Mason

You ever just have a moment where your whole day is saved? Well, Debbie Mason just saved ours! We’re basking in the glow of this incredibly fun Q&A, and now you can too! Don’t miss our interview or her latest book, Starlight Bridge, out now!



What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Love Actually, The Notebook, Sleepless in Seattle, Gone with the Wind, and Serendipity.

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

David and Natalie had the perfect meet-cute scene in Love Actually.

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Delicious Satisfaction Sabrina Sol

Have you ever clicked with someone just based on their OTPs? Well, now you have. Don’t miss this fantastic Q&A with Sabrina Sol, author of Delicious Satisfaction!


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?


When Harry Met Sally

The Proposal

Sense & Sensibility

Sixteen Candles



Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).


When Harry Met Sally: My favorite scene is at the end when Harry finds Sally at the New Year’s Eve party and lists out every weird reason why he loves her.


The Proposal: Any scene with Ryan Reynolds in it. But if I have to pick just one it’s the one where he tells her to marry him so he can date her. And then they kiss!


Sense & Sensibility: Although I do love the romance between Elinor and Edward, I’m always more invested in the unrequited love that Colonel Brandon has for Marianne. So my favorite scene is when Marianne wakes from her coma and thanks him for bringing her mother. That scene is a glimmer of hope that she will finally give him a chance!

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Falling For The Bad Girl Nina Croft

“Humorous angst” is possibly the best mashup we’ve ever gotten for one of our tricky “yes” or “no” questions, and you know who gave us that answer? Nina Croft, the legend. She’s back for a Q&A and with a new book we love: Falling For The Bad Girl!



What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements? Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

Notting Hill – I love the scene at the end, at the press conference, where he begs her to reconsider.


Dirty Dancing – when they dance to I’ve Had the Time of My Life… I’ve watched that scene so many times.

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Q&A: Merrie Destefano of LOST GIRLS

Lost Girls Merrie Destefano

Guys, we’re not sure what to do with ourselves! This Q&A with Merrie Destefano has left us absolutely charmed! Treat yourself before you run off for President’s Day weekend.


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

While You Were Sleeping, The Time Machine, Romancing The Stone, The Last of the Mohicans, Pride and Prejudice

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

While You Were Sleeping: The scene where Bill Pullman demonstrates what leaning is to Sandra Bullock. So adorable!

The Time Machine: When Samantha Mumba takes Guy Pearce to read the Stone Language. During their conversation, he gives her a vulnerable, heart-broken look and she instantly knows that he has lost a woman he loved. My heart melts every time I watch that scene.

Romancing The Stone: When Kathleen Turner finally comes out of her shy shell and starts cutting the way through the jungle, ultimately leading Michael Douglas and herself to safety. A beautiful analogy of a how a writer comes to life while digging into the complicated plot of her story.

The Last of the Mohicans: When Daniel Day-Lewis takes Madeleine Stowe by the hand and leads her through the fort. All around them a war is exploding. Inside them is another kind of explosion—that of falling in love. Sigh.

Pride and Prejudice: The dance scene. The look on Colin Firth’s face. The music. The realization that he does care about her, but has put his foot in his mouth and she isn’t going to forget it. I could watch that dance scene ALL DAY LONG.

You’ve Got Mail: The end, where Meg Ryan goes to meet her secret email pal, hoping it’s Tom Hanks. And then Tom comes walking over the bridge. It’s a heart-warming conclusion to what began as a bitter work-related feud.

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Q&A: Nicola Davidson of THE DEVIL’S SUBMISSION

The Devil's Submission by Nicola Davidson

Hard day? We’ve got exactly what you need, because Nicola Davidson is back! Don’t miss our Q&A, or The Devil’s Submission, out now!


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

I’d have to say Love Actually, Emma, The Notebook, Braveheart, and Pride and Prejudice.


Love Actually: I adored all the characters in this movie, but especially liked Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lucia Moniz.) So many sweet, funny scenes as they attempted to communicate, getting it wrong but still unable to deny the growing attraction to each other. My favorite scene is when he leaves the awkward family Christmas and instead flies back to her, making his declaration in the restaurant in broken Portuguese. SO romantic! And then it turns out she took English lessons ‘Just in cases’. Swoon. Love conquers all – even the language barrier.


Emma: Ohhhh, Mr. Knightley (Jeremy Northam.) Both stuffy and sweet, a real gentleman’s gentleman Regency hero. It is equal parts annoying and sniffle-worthy as he drops subtle, awkward hints about his feelings for Emma that she keeps missing. But then comes the last scene in the movie with one of the truly great romantic lines: ‘Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend.’


The Notebook: What a perfectly cast movie. Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) were just brilliant together as the working class man and his society princess trying to break free. Although there are SO many fabulous scenes, a random one sticks out for me. Again, near the end, when Allie has to choose between her fiancé Lon and Noah. She pulls up outside Noah’s house in her car, hops out with her suitcases, and gives him the big shrug. Not a word is said but it captures one of the key essences of love – the heart wants what it wants, even if on paper it seems like absolutely the wrong choice.


Braveheart: Before the patriotism and raging bloody battles, there was an incredibly sweet romance between William Wallace (Mel Gibson) and Murron MacClannough (Catherine McCormack) childhood friends reunited as adults. Their courtship is just delicious, tender yet full of wonderful crisp banter that says their minds are in accord as much as their hearts. The scene when they sit together on the rock and he offers to teach her to read is gorgeous enough, but when they arrive back at her home and he presents her with the thistle she gave him as a child at his father and brother’s funeral…oh my.


Pride and Prejudice: I love the dynamics between Lizzie Bennett (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Mathew McFadyen). She is so smart and witty and outspoken. He is stuffy and rigid and honorable. They shouldn’t work as a couple, but they do—and it’s because both learn to look below the surface, and trust their hearts when circumstances around them make them doubt what they feel. The scene at the end where he strides toward her in the dewy grass, now slightly unbuttoned and purposeful, and she knows he has done her and her family the greatest of favors and is open to seeing the kind heart beneath his crisp exterior…SWOON.

I’d say I thought about all these movies a bit while writing The Devil’s Submission. Devil is kind of a raunchy hybrid Knightley/Darcy, in that he is rigid and reserved, a bookish man whose submissive need for pain with his pleasure weighs heavily on his heart. He is in desperate need of a strong, sassy lady to lure him out of his shell and show him the way to happiness. Eliza, his estranged wife has one heck of a battle on her hands. Luckily she is more than bold and brave enough for the task. I also love the fact that when their walls come down, they can really talk. I like my scorching hot lust with a large side of friendship, I think that is what ices the happily ever after cake. The knowledge that they like as well as want each other, which is a pretty strong foundation for lasting love.

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Wicked Cowboy Charm Carolyn Brown

Thank you so much for inviting me to your site today! I’ve got coffee and cookies in hand and I see you’ve got questions so let’s dive right into them.


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Lucky Seven, While You Were Sleeping, Steel Magnolias, Quigley Down Under and Gone With the Wind

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

Lucky Seven:

While You Were Sleeping:

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