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Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Sabrina Jeffries!

*Giveaway!* Easy Entry! U.S. only~Ends 3/11/18
Today’s featured guest is the fantabulous NYTimes bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries!

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Learn some fun facts about Sabina in this short Q&A. Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win The Secret of Flirting!
1. What genre(s) do you write? 
 Historical romance

2. Coffee or tea lover?  
 Both! But more coffee than tea.

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.  


 Visiting Italy.

4. Do you have pets?    


5. When I wake up every morning I…  Drink a cup of coffee.


6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.   
 A hollow seed filled with carved elephants (they’re thin wafers of bone)

7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?    

Jigsaw puzzles and jewelry-making. I used to sing in choirs a lot and crochet.


8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?    
 An escape from the trials of their lives, pleasure, a sense of hope that things can be better.

 9. What inspired you to write The Secret of Flirting 

 From the moment Fulkham showed up as a spymaster in The Study of Seduction,
I wanted to write a story about him. He was so very closed up about his
life, and I wanted to know why. Also, ever since I wrote about Belgium
What the Duke Desires, I’ve been fascinated with their fight for
independence. Besides, what can be better than a long-lost relation to a
princess who’s spent her life as an actress and now is asked to be a
princess again? I thought that would be fun.

Meet Sabrina Jeffries

More Books by Sabrina
Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas).
At home in front of a crowd, Jeffries is a sought-after speaker, as evidenced by her 2010 gig as emcee for the National Romance Writers of America’s 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony.
Whatever time not spent speaking to organizations around the country or writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music.
With over 9 million books in print in more than 20 languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics (she has a Ph.D. in English literature) for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.
She always dreams big. 



The Secret of Flirting


moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of
Chanay, he’s positive her royal persona is a
ruse and that she’s actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he
met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he
uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very
well destroy his career, expose his own secrets…and
ruin the woman he’s rapidly coming to love.


Sabrina is giving away an advanced reader copy of The Secret of Flirting (U.S. only) to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply leave a question or comment about the author‘s Q&A responses or about her books. Giveaway ends on 03/11/18.

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44 responses to “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Sabrina Jeffries!

  1. Anonymous

    You said you would like to travel to Italy. Where have you traveled? What was your favorite trip?Pat Barraclough library pat AT com cast DOT net

  2. Hi, Sabrina!! I would LOVE to win one of your books…today is my birthday, and I can't think of a better present!! ❤ I tried my hand at jewelry making, but I'm not very skilled at it. I probably should have stopped after the yarn and macaroni �� I've been trying to read books on how to write romance books. It's always been my dream to be a writer. I just don't know how to go about it. I envy your talent. I read every book you write…love them all!! I hope you make it to Italy soon! Take lots of pictures, I would love to see it along with you. I'm sure the food alone would make it hard for me to want to come back!!

    • Believe it or not, it was my autistic son. He was fascinated with beads and kept breaking my necklaces. So I started fixing them, then redesigning them, then making my own!

  3. We just registered for a tour of Italy in October 2018. I love how relaxing doing jigsaw puzzles is. Why did you stop jewelry making and singing?

    • Not really. I don't like landscapes, but I do like lots of colors and variety. As long as the picture isn't all one color or something, I'm happy with it. For me, jigsaw puzzles aren't about being challenged–they're a restful way to take my mind off the world so I can figure out my books.

  4. Z

    I read your stories exactly for the reasons you write them. The last year and a half I've been dealing with a husband walking out after 27 years together, lots of other women and a horrible divorce. Books take me away for awhile and help me stay sane and give me hope.

  5. I too would love to go to Italy. I was there very briefly many many years ago. I am adopted and found out through that I am 44% Italian. Once, and if, I can find any of my relatives I would like to go back to Italy to explore where they came from. Can't wait to read the book!

    • Italy just seems so romantic! One of these days I'm going to do the DNA thing and find out my heritage. Our family is so scattered that I only know a bit of it (part Cajun and part Irish).

  6. Clarissa Jeffries

    Sabrina, I've always wanted to ask you. If you had to write any other genre, other than Historical Romance, which one would you choose?

    • I started writing little pieces when I was in 3rd grade. I wrote poems in high school, and a (terrible) children's book in college, along with some short stories. But I got bored with writing academic stuff after finishing my Ph.D. and wrote a romance novel instead. I never looked back!

  7. I enjoy Sabrina's books immensely! It would be an honor to win her ARC. When you visit Italy, Sabrina, go to Rome, Venice, and Florence. Don't eat the eel. They are too oily. 🙂

    • Venice and Florence are the main places I want to visit! How did you guess? I will take your advice about the eel to heart, though. I'm not a big lover of fish. I do enjoy shellfish, however.

  8. YEs! Another jigsaw puzzle lover! I have a whole closet full of puzzles – I keep telling my husband – it's my retirement just like all my books! I have to do something when I retire! lol Have several of Sabrina's books in my collection. Love her writings! 🙂

  9. I love puzzles! I used to put them together with my Grandma. Although she gave me all her Springbok puzzles, I haven't done one in several years. My cats like to help a little too much! 😉

    • Everyone with cats tells me that! I went through some years when I couldn't do them because of my autistic son, but he grew out of it, thankfully. He used to scatter the pieces everywhere!

  10. Julie Gibson

    I'm a long-time fan and am so excited about this book! Where do you get the inspiration for the names of your characters?

    • Mostly I use a book entitled the Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names and a book of English surnames. For the titles, I literally make them up and make sure no one has ever used them. I'm not one of those people who associate the name closely with the character before I write the person. But once I start writing, it's hard to change the names.

  11. I was able to read an ARC of this story and it was so awesome! Sabrina writes such great characters and such great stories. (Don't enter me in the contest.)

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