Member of Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, South Australian Romance Authors and The Beau Monde keep her occupied and focused on her craft and the changing trends of readers.
Tamara lives in the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia and enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike.
About the book...
Title - A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR
Setting - London, England 1811
Hero – Royce Durnham Viscount Danning
Heroine – Miss Suzanna March
Scene you would never cut – I really love the scene where Royce and Suzanna argue in a woman’s retiring room and she slaps him across the face. Of course, he deserves it and soon apologies for his actions, but I just love his reaction when she does it. Classic.
What's one quirky thing about your hero/heroine? In relation to Suzanna it would have to be that she’s a klutz. Not that you see a lot of this in the book, as it’s more from her memory of her first season. But she was forever falling over or spilling food on herself poor girl.
What do you think the readers will like about this book? Hmm, well hopefully everything. Although it’s not an erotic novella so I’m a little worried it may be a bit tame for some of my readers. But the love story between the two was more my focal point with this manuscript and I think it’s just a really sweet story.
A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR
Miss Suzanna March wished for one thing, the elusive, rakish charmer, Lord Danning. But after a frightful first season sees her flee to Paris, such dreams seem impossible. That is until she returns to London, a new woman, and one who will not let the ton's dislike of her stand in her way of gaining what she wants. Revenge on the Lord who gave her the cut direct and perhaps a little flirtation to show the mighty Viscount what he'll never have.
Lord Danning unbeknown to his peers is in financial strife and desperate to marry an heiress. Such luck would have it Miss Suzanna March fits all his credentials and seduction is his plan of action. Yes, the woman who returned from Paris is stronger, defiant, and a little argumentative, but it does not stop Lord Danning finding himself in awe and protective of her.
But will Suzanna fall for such pretty words from a charmer only after one thing. Or will Lord Danning prove to Suzanna and himself that she is more than his ticket out of debtor's prison...
What's next for you? Oh, where do I begin. I’m about to Indie publish a paranormal manuscript about a goddess and Scottish druid. It’s called BANISHED and you can see the cover for this story on my website and blog.
I’ve just signed a contract for my single title, time travel Regency romance, A STOLEN SEASON. So edits will soon be landing on my desk, which I can’t wait for. This is my first full length manuscript to be picked up and I’m ecstatic about it.
After that, I’m hoping to keep submitting my other stories to publishers or agents and see where that leads. And let’s not forget the RWAustralia conference it just around the corner. Gold Coast here we come!!
Favorite movie of all time - Gone with the Wind. Have always loved it. Used to wrap quilts about my hips and make out I had a gown like Scarlet O’Hara.
Favorite fairytale – Sleeping Beauty, but don’t ask me why as I really don’t know.
Favorite story to disappear into - I LOVE Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander and Fever series. When I need a break and want to read something I know I’ll enjoy, I always look for her books on my bookshelf.
Favorite TV program - Restoration Home and Who Do You Think You Are? I know, not very exciting is it?
First book you remember reading - Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. I remember being really proud of myself because of its length.
Dog or cat person (or other) - Cat hands down. I don’t want to upset anyone but I’ve always thought of dogs as needy pets looking for attention. I love how cats are aloof and independent.
Author (living or dead) you'd most like to meet - Karen Marie Moning. Just to ask her how she does it. She’s an amazing writer.
A romantic retreat for you would be... I’m not big on romance (gasp) and my hubby often says, ‘how can you write romance when you’re not romantic?’ So a romantic retreat seems more like torture to me. I’d rather be writing or just taking the kids on a family holiday somewhere. Not a very interesting answer was it. LOL
What do you do to unwind or relax? Sorry, can you repeat the question. LOL. I don’t to tell you the truth. I have two boys in school and a little six month old baby, so I’m kept pretty busy most of the time. The closest thing to relaxation would be going to bed before midnight. *g*
What era would you like to time travel and visit? And why? The Regency era of course, and pretty much because of the clothes. I’d love to visit Almacks and see a ball in progress during the height of the London season. Would be spectacular sight I think.
What does love mean to you? My family.
Tamara can be found at - her blog or Historical Hearts, Twitter, Facebook & Decadent Publishing.
Now, lovely readers, Tamara has a special surprise for you all - she's offered to giveaway one copy of A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR (from Amazon or your preferred e-reader store) - all you have to do is answer this question.
QUESTION - Where would be the ideal spot to get married?So, leave a comment with your answer AND your email address so Tamara can contact you if your name is drawn out. Comments close midnight 26th July (USA date here, Aussies!)
Don't forget, if you do leave a comment, your name will also go into a major prize draw at the end of Tamara's blog tour! Good luck!