Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Gina Lamm - Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl


Today I interview Gina Lamm and give away a copy of her new book, The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl.

Welcome!

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!
Thanks again for having me! 

GIVEAWAY
1 copy of Geek Girl and the scandalous earl

1. Open to US and Canada
2. Ends March 31st
3. Just enter :)

Good luck!


40 comments:

  1. The toilet situation would do me in as well. I just....a chamber pot...no. Thinking about it all kind of makes me want to go upstairs and tell my toilet how much I appreciate all it does ;)

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  2. I love time travel books. This one sounds like a fun read

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  3. thank you for the nice interview! I really need to try it!

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  4. This sounds like so much fun! Love the interview. I kind of cringed on thinking about the chamber pot/ outdoors issue. If I have to time travel, please have indoor plumbing. LOL
    Do enter me for the book! :)

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    1. Haha, yes I totally need to take my toilet with me. I could more it around and make holes, lol. Cos else it gets so stinky

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  5. *shakes head* Uh no..no chamber pot nuh uh.

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  6. Now why do I want peanut butter and chocolate....hmm? I can say for sure that I would never want to travel back to era with less than modern conveniences. Fun interview and I like that the next book will be out soon. I am an instant gratification reader so thanks for not making me wait too long for the next book!

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  7. I am just going to say it---that would be my dream! I am a geek girl and would love to fall through to a romanticized version of my games :) Dashing heroes---*SWOON*

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    1. I know right! But no toilet, and then I mean the real deal. I could never use the outhouse my gran had at her summer cottage, ugh

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  8. I've been seeing this book mentioned all over Twitter and I'm dying to read it. It looks like a lot of fun!

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  9. This does sound like so much fun! :D Thank you for sharing a new book.

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  10. Fun, fun, fun!! Love that cover!

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  11. Love the cover! Such a fun sounding book. And I agree with the author, I'd love to go back, but ugh chamber pots. NO thanks. :-)

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    1. Who wants to do their business on those, ugh

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  12. Icky the fleas and being isolated while giving birth.. No way!

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  13. I love time travel books, and I think it will be a lot of fun seeing the past through a modern, geek girl's perspective. I can't wait to read this book. :D

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  14. Thank you for a chance to win this book. Great give away.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  15. Thanks for the fun post! This book was already on my wishlist b/c it sounds awesome :) But... for me personally, I don't think I could travel back in time... I like modern conveniences too much!

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  16. Ha, I don't think I could handle the toilet situation either. Fun interview!

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  17. I think that I would like this as a geek girl myself. Totally agree about the toilet situation

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  18. Wow this sounds awesome, I love finding new books on blogs like this!!!

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  19. Two great things, gaming and regency. I love that Gina put them together! Just like pickles and cream cheese.

    The toilet issue is a big one for people that wish to go back in time. Makes me wonder if it would really be such a big deal. I went back in time...every time I went to visit my Grandma's sister. She lived in a farm house that was over 100 yrs old, the bathroom was an outhouse. Not so bad...unless it was a hot humid summer day, ha!

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  20. Smart, geeky girl + a sexy man living in the Regency Period...Honey, sign me up! Lol

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  21. I would love to read this book. it sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. This reminds me of Lost in Austen (tv series awhile back). As I am a terrible camper (i.e. complainer and negative nelly) I'm sure if I went back in time they would send me back IMMEDIATELY! :)

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  23. Okay this totally sounds like my kind of read, and yeah the chamber pot thing would probably bug me too but I've been camping before and well....you know latrines and all that they're not pretty either. Maybe because of that experience in my life I probably wouldn't mind it so much.

    I really would like to win this book it sounds and looks awesome! I'm very fond of time-travel romances!

    Oh yeah this book is going on my to-buy/to-read shelf, thanks for the contest and for sharing this new book with us Ms. Lamm!

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this book title!!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  25. This book sounds wonderful. I just love time travel novels. The idea of putting a geek girl with a duke is so good. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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