My guest today is Berengaria Brown, who is offering herself up for torture for a second time, here at my place. 🙂
Berengaria not only writes MMF romances with the most delicious covers on them (look to the left) and the hardest to resist blurbs, she writes a lot of them. She has had TWO books released inside two weeks. Ugh. Makes me feel like a complete slacker.
So, get cozy and comfortable with Berengaria and reap the rewards. A lucky commentor gets to pick an ebook from Berengaria’s backlist. I’ll keep the contest open until midnight MST Friday, December 23rd, and will announce a winner on Christmas eve. Have fun!
Who are your favourite authors?
Georgette Heyer introduced me to historical romance and gave me an enduring love of the Regency era. Anny Cook’s “Mystic Valley” series. I do love your Teal Ceagh ménages.
What is your favourite novel cover?
The Christina Dodd cover with the woman with three hands. It’s so bad it must have sold a million books, because everyone wants to see how bad it is!
What’s the best Hero Moment you’ve ever seen in film?
The Sherlock Holmes movie, the fight on the bridge.
What’s the best Hero Moment you’ve ever read in a book?
In Heyer’s “Cotillion” when Freddy’s father says Kitty will make him an excellent wife and he’s too shocked to answer. Or possibly in “Bath Tangle” when Serena shoots Rotherham, so her betrothed can’t kill him.
What reading device do you use for reading ebooks on?
Laptop mostly. Of course I would never, ever read, when I’m supposed to be working. (cough).
What is your take on the indie author phenomenon? What do you think the book industry will look like in five years time?
I think Indy publishing is the next big thing, and readers will soon get to know whose books have been well-written, have engaging characters, have been edited properly, and are worth buying. In five years time, a lot of tiny publishers and self-publishing authors will have dropped out, and once again the field will have a group of front runners making a good profit, and then a group of others who are making enough money to continue writing and publishing.
Do you ever skip the “I love you!” scene in your novels? Do you feel you’ve been cheated if they’re missing in other authors’ books?
I don’t need those three words, but I do need a demonstration that the hero and heroine are committed to each other.
What’s your take on eBook piracy? What would you do about it if you were given carte blanche?
Ebook piracy is theft. Someone is taking my royalties (my wages) away from me by “sharing” my book with their closest one thousand friends. I’d like to see the large “file sharing” sites closed down, and major participants punished fully under the law: “5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000”.
If someone offered you immortality, but you could never write again…would you take the offer?
Absolutely. With all that time left to me I’d figure out a way to get around the rules.
What do you want your epitaph to read, at the end of your life?
New York Times best-selling author, Berengaria Brown.
What are you currently reading? How’s that going for you?
I just finished “Yule Be Ours” by Anny Cook. It’s quite different for her, but I enjoyed it.
What will you be reading next?
“Ghost Writer – Prelude” by Amarinda Jones. It’s a return to her “Janet Davies” days, a mainstream romance with no sex at all. I’m really looking forward to it.
The Desiree Staccato
In honour of Desiree Holt who started this Saturday Night Live style tradition:
- Favourite colour? Green
- Favourite drink? Water
- Favourite writing outfit? PJs
- Favourite food(s)? Chocolate
- Favourite music? Rainforest sounds
- Favourite body part? Eyes
- Favourite spot in the world? Hawaii
- Favourite movie? Any James Bond
- Favourite TV show? “Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”
- Favourite flower? Rose
- Favourite thing to do at knock-off time? Go home and read.
Tell us about your book.
Jaid hates the annual family Christmas party, a huge event with people she doesn’t recognize or like. She’s hot and horny and looking for action on the holidays.
But this year things look brighter. Her second cousin, Greg, and his partner, Steve, invite her to spend time with them. Two sexy Santas for Jaid? Oh Santa
Jaid ran a finger along her lips, checking she wasn’t drooling. Cousin Greg was a fraction over six feet tall, with thick, collar-length blond hair that had her aching to run her fingers through it. She just bet it was as soft and silky as it looked. His eyes were deep blue, and any time she looked into them, her panties creamed, and she almost drowned with desire to get up close and personal with him. She wanted to lick her way across his muscular chest, feel him wrap those strong arms around her, and drive his cock up hard and high inside her.
Steve’s slightly rough image was the perfect foil for Greg’s fair good looks. Steve had black hair and eyes so dark they might be black too. He was wearing a tight black t-shirt that showed off the heavy muscles in his tanned arms. He made her think about doing dirty, naughty things with a bad, bad, biker boy. His features were not quite symmetrical but in a very sexy way, enhancing the bad-boy aura, and she was almost certain it was the edge of a tattoo she could see just at the sleeve of his t-shirt.
Greg and Steve in her bed would be the perfect Christmas gift. Hell, even up against a wall would do!
To buy Santa Baby click here.
My thanks to Berengaria for guesting here today.
A reminder to you, the reader, to leave a comment before you go!
Hey you two, that was a fun interview. I have been a die hard romance fan since reading my first Georgette Heyer story, waaay back in the day. The I love you isn’t a deal breaker, but the emotional committment and the HFN, needs to happen by The End.
Happy Holidays to you both.
caity_mack at yahoo dot com
Nice to see you. It’s been a while!
Thank you for inviting me over, Tracy. You ask great questions.
It’s great to have you here again, Berengaria!
The first Georgette Heyer book I ever read was The Masquereders. I also like your thinking about wirting vs immortality. (lol) Great interview.
panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com
I enjoyed your interview. I also looked up your books @ various sites. I think I will buy a few 🙂 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you!
twolfmom at gmail dot com
Hi Cathy. It’s awesome how many people found romance novels through Georgette Heyer.
Hi Patricia. I love The Masqueraders too. It’s a very clever plot.
Hi Margie. Thank you so much for looking at my books.
Happy holidays everyone.
I can honestly say I don’t think I ever read a Georgette Heyer book. My introduction to romance novels was Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Found it on my aunts bookshelf when she had me do an overnight babysitting job for her. I stayed up all night long & finished the entire 672 pages.
drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com
What a wonderful introduction to the romance genre.