Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: "A Bride By Moonlight" by Liz Carlyle

I know you get asked this question over and over but can you tell us a little about yourself? Maybe something juicy. ;)

Oh, no!  Something juicy?  I don’t think there is anything exciting about me.  Think of me as the very epitome of a quiet, reclusive writer who, between deadlines, is a very dull housewife.

When did you first start writing? Are you a full time author or do you do it on the side?

I started writing fiction in 1996, I think, on a whim, but early in my career I worked as an editorial assistant (amongst other things) at Virginia Tech.  In between those times, I did a lot of writing related to my career in the chemical and automotive industries.  Actually, I think I’ve done everything but wrestle gators for a living . . .

Do you have a author that has really inspired you?

When I had time to read for fun—about four decades ago—I soaked up everything Victoria Holt and Agatha Christie wrote.  And I wallowed in the books of Georgette Heyer.  I still have all her works, and hope to re-read them again someday.

How long does it normally take you to write an average book or your last book?

About ten months, start to finish.  I am, by industry standards, a very slow writer.

What do you think makes a story great?

A hero and/or a heroine the reader can truly root for.

Can you describe your book "A Bride by Moonlight" in one sentence?

It’s a story about finding redemption and love.

Tell us more about “A Bride by Moonlight?

The story is about Royden Napier, a character my regular readers have seen before.  As the book opens, Napier is facing some huge challenges in his personal life, all while attempting to do his job as Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.  But the biggest challenge he faces, in the end, will be Elizabeth Colburne. 

Have you done lots of research for your books or do the stories just come to you?

They generally just come to me.

What are you currently working on?

I’ve just put the finishing touches on my next book, which will be out later this year.

Is there anything that I didn't cover that you would like to talk about or say to your potential readers?

Just that if they choose to read A BRIDE BY MOONLIGHT, I hope they will enjoy it.

Just for fun:
Hardback or Paperback?

Dog ears or Bookmarks?
Sadly, dog ears.

YA novels or Adult novels?
Library or Bookstore?
Reading glasses or No glasses?
Glasses.  I own four different prescriptions; my vision is terrible.

Snack while reading or No snacks?
I can only do one thing at a time.  Ever.

Beach or Mountain?

Vampire or Werewolf?
Neither.  Ever.

Hot or Flirty?

Movie 1st or Book 1st?

Contemporary or Historical?

Page-Turner or Tear Jerker?

Thank you!

Liz Carlyle

Genre: Romance        

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780062100283
Number of pages: 432

Book Description:

Royden Napier, Baron Saint-Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless—and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty . . . On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.

 Liz has donated a print edition of her book, "A Bride by Moonlight", for a giveaway. The giveaway will be USA only due to shipping. Just leave a meaningful comment with your email address so I can contact the winner. Good Luck!!



Sara said...

This book sounds really good. I've always like historical romance like books. I also really like the interview, especially the just for fun section :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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Barbara E. said...

I love the white gown - the cover is fabulous. I'm looking forward to reading A Bride By Moonlight, it sounds like a fantastic story.

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Kaylyn D. said...

I have such a soft spot in my heart for historical romances. That is how I started reading romance. I owe a few of Liz's book already and she writes about English lords extremely well

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great romance novel. I love the characters names of Royden and Lisette, and the cover is just so pretty. Please enter me. Thanks!


BookLady said...

Congratulations on your new book! Love historical romance. Great cover. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeanne M said...

Hi Liz -

Congratulations on the release of A Bride by Moonlight last month!

I love reading your books and this one is going to be so much fun to read! I can still remember watching re-runs of Sir Arthur Conan Coyle playing police commissioner Sherlock Holmes. Of course at the time I was watching it on a black and white TV!

Since then I discovered the wonderful Ellis Peters and her unique character who was a Knights Templar before he became Brother Cadfael.

One of the reasons I love both these detectives is that they both use different strategies than the norm to "get their man"!

I can't wait to see how Roydent will approach solve his mystery and if LIsette will help in the process like the wonderful Miss Jane Marple!


erin said...

sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)


nightowl03148808 said...

Love the cover and love historical romances. Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait to read.

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Emily Bowes said...

I love the interview with Liz. I have enjoyed many of her books and cant wait to read this one. I think it is interesting to know how long it takes her to write and her preference. Thanks for a great interview.

Emily Bowes said...

Forgot to add my email. emilyb0924 at gmail dot com.

Di said...

I love both romance, history & a mystery - this sounds perfect!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

bn100 said...

Nice interview


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