Today I interview Gina Lamm and give away a copy of her new book, The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl.
1. Who is Gina Lamm?
Well, I’m a woman. I’m sometimes too emotional, impatient, hard to get along with, and stubborn. I’m occasionally brilliant, usually clever, and more sarcastic than is good for me. Like a lot of creative people, I sometimes feel that the ”real” world is to much for me. I’m in desperate love with my husband, and my family is the most important thing in the world to me. Oh. And I make stuff up. J
2. Can you tell me about your new book, The geek girl and the scandalous girl?
I’d love to! Here’s the official blurb:
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher...
An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.
Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn't looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing...
Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He's a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He's horse-drawn. She's Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
I think that most modern geeks and historical fans alike will enjoy this mashup of modern technology and Regency sensibilities. It’s a fun, romantic read, and it’s meant to be enjoyed.
3. Where did you get the inspiration for this time-travel romance?
I’m a Regency-reading gamer myself! It was a natural fit to mash together two things that I loved. Gaming and history don’t really ”go” together, but neither did peanut butter and chocolate at first, right?
4. If you accidently went back in time, how would you react?
Oh gosh, I imagine I would feel a lot like Jamie did! I could deal with the strict rules, the odd food, even the difference in clothes, though I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. But the whole toilet situation? Yeah. I’d sooner go squat in the woods than to go in a chamber pot, if you know what I mean!
But I do think I’d enjoy the pageantry, if I were lucky enough to be able to attend some society events. I’ve read way too many books about them not to!
5. And with that I need a follow-up question, if you could choose, then to wich time period would you go?
Well, I’d love to go to the Regency era, but then again I’d hate for my overly romantic vision of it to be shattered! Maybe Victorian times. Things started changing so rapidly then, and I’d adore seeing that first hand.
6. What is coming next from you?
I’m happy to say that in September I’ll have a sequel coming out! It’s entitled GEEK GIRLS DON’T DATE DUKES, and it follows Jamie’s best friend Leah as she takes a journey into the past to find her own true love. This one was a lot of fun to write too, and I hope everyone enjoys it!
Thanks again for having me!
1 copy of Geek Girl and the scandalous earl
1. Open to US and Canada
2. Ends March 31st
3. Just enter :)