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Author Spotlight & Giveaway: DEB MARLOWE!

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: DEB MARLOWE!
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Deb Marlowe

Today’s featured guest is USA Today bestselling author, Deb Marlowe! Learn some fun facts about Deb in this short Q&A and about her latest release, Book 3, in her A Series of Unconventional Courtships series, Kiss Me Lady One More Time. Leave a question or comment on the blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Book 2 Nothing But a Rakehell (US only) and a digital copy (open Internationally)!
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What genres do you write?

I write Regency Historical Romance, Young Adult Fantasy—and I have a super secret project going in a different genre altogether.

Coffee or tea lover?

Iced tea all day long!

Name one thing on your bucket list.

Edinburgh.  I cannot wait to get there.  It’s calling me!

Do you have pets?

Two very spoiled kitties.  Nymph and Kiki—named by my sons after anime characters.

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When I wake up every morning I…

Feed cats and take a moment to feel the morning, outside if possible.

Weirdest or unique thing you own.

A reproduction of a sixteenth century bartman jug, used to store oil and other goods for long sea voyages.

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Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?

I love to bake.  Check out my historical recipe attempts at Deb Marlowe’s Regency Kitchen on my website!  (Sticky Pudding below!)

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What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?

I hope they close the book with a sweet feeling of happiness, satisfaction, and the certain belief in the power of love to change lives.

What inspired you to write Kiss Me Lady One More Time?

I chose to write the whole Series of Unconventional Courtships because I wanted to write a series of Regencies where the romance went beyond the typical ballroom scenes.  I’ve had a great time with this group of characters, who have indeed danced in ballrooms and taken drives in Hyde Park, but they’ve also faced issues like public shunning, truly difficult family situations and disabilities.  I write it because I want to believe it—that we can overcome even serious difficulties with friendship and with commitment to each other.

Three words that best describes your writing style.

Lush, emotional and character-driven.  The heat level in my stories varies from sweet to steamy, depending on the length of the story and the character’s requirements.

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Mr. Barrett Sterne has one thing on his mind. He must find Lord Tensford’s fossil specimen—the one that was stolen right out from under his nose—and his cracked skull. It is a matter of honor. It is vital to preserving the regard of his close-knit circle of friends. Why, then, must he keep pushing away thoughts of Miss Munroe, the girl who distracted him from his duty that fateful night?
Miss Penelope Munroe has many things on her mind—her scientific interests, the help she’s providing her village friends, and the fact that her parents are pushing her toward marriage. Her father wants her to marry a peer, her mother keeps thrusting her at her scientist friends, but she cannot help but wonder if that spark between her and Mr. Sterne was real?
She has a chance to find out when she becomes embroiled in the search for the missing fossil. Sparks are indeed flying and passions swirl, but Sterne’s demons have their claws buried deep in his heart. He is continually drawn to her, but feels honor bound to stay away. Penelope’s love and determination are fierce, but can she free him enough to trust in the permanence of love?


Kiss Me Lady One More Time (A Series of Unconventional Courtships, #3) by Deb Marlowe
Published by Deb Marlowe on September 28, 2020
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Excerpt of KISS ME LADY ONE MORE TIME

by Deb Marlowe

“Let’s give them a bit of privacy,” she whispered as she drew close. He stared down at her until she nudged him. “Mr. Sterne? Can we take a stroll in the passage outside, perhaps?”

“What? Oh, yes.” He glanced toward Tensford, who was leaning perilously close to his wife, and wrenched the door open. Closing it in a gentler fashion, he offered Miss Monroe his arm and steered her away from the stairwell and towards the tall window at the end of the corridor.

The view was of the street below. He peered down. “Has the carriage arrived? We left it behind when it was blocked by an accident in the street. There was no keeping Tensford inside, sitting still.”

He glanced over and saw she was staring at him, rather than the view.
He turned to face her. For a moment, as the street noise faded and the homely sounds of Mrs. Lewis sweeping the downstairs entry hall disappeared, they were alone together, caught in a bubble of perfect of awareness.
He couldn’t stop looking at her mouth. That smaller top lip, out of balance, but perched so perfectly on the lower, plumper lip . . . if he kissed just the top, felt that petal softness, caressed it with his own mouth . . . would it swell a little? Make a more even pairing?

“Do you know,” she said absently. “I think if I had a right-angle square, I could use your nose as the hypotenuse of a triangle.”

“What?” He touched his nose. “Yes, well, I suppose it is rather long and—”

“Splendid,” she interrupted, her gaze still focused intently. “It is straight and strong and rather . . . perfect.” She blinked suddenly and her gaze darted away. “For your face, I meant, of course. Wonderfully proportionate.”

“Thank you. I think.”

Her eyes widened and she took a step back. “Oh, I do apologize.” Her shoulders slumped a little. “My first day in Town and I’ve done it already.”

“Done? Done what?”

“What my mother warned me I must not. I have a habit of going off inside my head at times, usually when I’m making a discovery, connecting things for the first time, or obsessing over something.” She ducked her head. “I daresay you don’t know what I mean.”

“I do, though.” He stared at her mouth again as her head rose slowly.

“I tend to just blurt out what I’m thinking, when I get in such a state,” she said on nearly a whisper. “My mother swears it will get me in trouble in Society.”

He should stop. Stop staring. Stop noting the increased shallowness of her breathing. Stop wanting a girl who was not meant for him. “Perhaps, then, we should focus our thoughts away from noses and lips and—”

He froze. Devil take it.

“Lips?” she asked. Then she flushed a glorious, rosy red and turned away, her fingers rising to lightly touch her mouth.

He nearly shook his head at his own inept blunder.

He didn’t, though. He reached for her and kissed her, instead.

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29 responses to “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: DEB MARLOWE!

  1. Suzannah Clark

    Hey, I loved the excerpt. Yes, I am familiar with Deb. Two Christmas’s ago I made one of her recipes. I think it was a sticky pudding cake. We gobbled it up! I can’t wait to read this book.

  2. Heather Bruning

    Hello I currently live in Conneticut. I’ve not read any books by you Deb Marlowe. I did however read the excerpt above and loved it. When did you start writing and did you always want to be a writer?

    • Hi Heather! I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Yes–I have always wanted to be a writer–since the days of hiding off in a corner with my nose in a book. 🙂 I took the chance when my eldest was born with health issues and couldn’t go to daycare. Since I was home, I took the opportunity to follow my dream and gradually went from a nap time writer to full time author! 🙂

  3. Lynne Powell

    I’m a fan of Historical and Regency Romance books. I have been reading them for years, and have always come away satisfied. I am intrigued about your latest series on people with disabilities. I worked with elementary school children in a special education program for most of my career. Regardless of their disabilities each one had wonderful traits unique to them. Not only did they want the same things as every other child their age, they deserved them. Thanks for focusing on those who are often treated unfairly. I applaud you.

    • Hi Lynne! Thank you, but I want to make it clear–the heroine in Nothing But a Rakehell has a disability. See my answer to Lana below! Love Me, Lord Tender deals with public shaming and Kiss Me Lady One More Time addresses serious family disagreements. All are difficult issues I felt are timeless and was interested in exploring in the Regency.

  4. Lana

    Deb,
    I have always enjoyed. your books! I find it very interesting to hear that you are writing this book including people with disabilities when most authors are shying away from them. Historically people with disabilities were shunned. I have a son with high functioning autisim so I will most definitely relate to your characters. I will be excited to read about their twists and turns in a historical fictions.
    Thank you for your books!

    • Hi Lana! Thank you so much! The heroine with a disability is in the second book of this series–Nothing But a Rakehell. I tried VERY hard to make sure I was drawing her in an honest, respectful fashion. I had someone who has a disability and works with others who do as well, read it over for me before I sent it to my editor. Luckily, she approved the story wholeheartedly. Glory is one of my favorite characters! I hope you will enjoy her, too!

  5. Lori Lewis

    Hi Deb –
    This series sounds great and I can’t wait to get started on them, now that I’m finishing up the Half Moon House series. I’m curious how you decided on the titles of the books? The play on words is great!

  6. Lori Lewis

    Hi Deb –
    This series sounds great! I can’t wait to get them, now that I’m just finishing up the Half Moon House series. How did you choose the titles for this series? I love the play on words to old songs and wonder if those songs have any meaning to you?

    • Hi Lori! Love Me, Lord Tender came to me quickly when I was searching for a name that the notorious gossip columnist would brand the hero. My mom is a huge Elvis Presley fan, and I think I know the lyrics to all of his songs, so it was nice to give her a nod with the first two titles. The others just came to me when I thought of songs that always get stuck in my ear! 🙂

  7. Beverly

    Deb is new to me. I bought ,from Amazon ,her book, Kiss Me Baby One More Time. I`m in the process of reading it now. Thank you Deb for you books.

  8. Hi Susanne! Jane Austen was one of my very first loves and looking for something similar led me to pick up my first historical romance–The Flame and the Flower. I dived in and never looked back! In that time, there was a wide variety of historical settings available and I read them all–medieval, American revolutionary, frontier, etc. But nothing spoke to me like Regency. I found Marion Chesney and Heyer and moved on to Jo Beverly and Mary Jo Putney. I started to research the era and fell deeper in love, and when I got the chance, I began to write my own. I sold my first book to Harlequin Mills and Boon/Harlequin Historical and haven’t stopped, since.

  9. Susanne Lercher

    Deb,I am always curious about who or what inspired you to write regency stories. My late mother was a fan of Georgette Heyer since the 1950s and owned first edition hardcovers (many from the UK) because that was the quickest way to get her books, until she became popular in the States. She introduced me to Heyer, Julia Quinn, and had hundreds of paperbacks of many other romance and gothic mysteries. Which author(s) influenced you?

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