Monday, 24 February 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway: Jane Ashford

Today's guest is Jane Ashford, and there is an awesome giveaway too.

Welcome!

Tell me about yourself....
Jane: I’m a born writer – never happier than at my keyboard making stuff up. : )

What made you decide to re-release your backlist titles? 
Jane: I felt there were good stories in these books that readers would enjoy. Fortunately, historical romance doesn’t get dated. No need to wonder why nobody has cell phones or knows about Google. 

And about your new book, coming out in March: The Bride Insists?

Jane: It’s tells the story of a young woman, Clare Greenough, who’s working as a governess after her family’s home passes to a cousin. She gets unexpected good news – she’s inherited a fortune from her great uncle the nabob. But that same despicable cousin, Simon, is a trustee until she marries, and he’ll make sure she can’t enjoy this windfall. Clare decides to “buy” a compliant husband on the Marriage Mart, someone who will agree, in writing, to let her control her own money. Baron Jamie Boleigh takes that bargain, to stave off ruin of an estate he’s been fighting to save for most of his life. Being a man of his time, he believes that Clare will recant eventually and become a proper, submissive wife. As he sees it, it’s only natural. Clare thinks they’ve established an equal partnership. The result: two passionate people on a collision course. 

Why is Clare and Jamie the couple to read about?
Jane: As they discover that passion, though glorious, is not enough to make a marriage, they grow and change, and gradually find their way to a much deeper alliance.

Are you working on something right now?
Jane: I’m in the midst of a new Regency historical called Married to a Proper Stranger. It’s the story of a couple who are separated a month after marriage, when the husband is tapped for a two-year diplomatic mission to China. The book begins when they’re reunited, both much changed by their experiences during their time apart. Sparks fly as they struggle to get to know each other all over again.

Thanks for having me here on your blog!


Three of Jane Ashford’s beloved backlist titles are now back in print! Look for Man of Honour, The Three Graces and The Marriage Wager in stores now! 

For a chance to enter to win a prize package of all three of these wonderful backlist titles, leave us a comment below—tell us your favorite historical time period or leave a question for Jane. 

Giveaway
As stated a prize pack of Man of Honour, The Three Graces and The Marriage Wager!

1. Open internationally
2. Ends March 8
3. To enter, answer the question posted

Leave your email (or twitter) adress to be entered. That is if your email can't be found in your profile.



Jane Ashford also has a BRAND NEW book coming out in March 2014: THE BRIDE INSISTS:

Sparks fly in this sexy, fast-paced Regency romance by acclaimed, bestselling author Jane Ashford
When governess Clare Greenough learns she’s inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch: it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband. To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she controls the money, a provision he hopes to overturn. Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills. When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he’ll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.

To Preorder The Bride Insists:



34 comments:

  1. Gotta love it when you love your job. When you just know it was something you were born to do!

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    1. I think I was about nine. When I wrote a poem much admired by my mother and grandmother. : )

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  2. Wonderful interview! :)
    I haven't read these books, but they sound like something I would enjoy.

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  3. A favorite historical time and era is the 1940's to the 1950's Memorable and special. thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Clare and Jamie sound like they're going to be a fun, feisty couple!

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  5. Thank you for the interview Jane :)

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  6. I love reading anything and everything that has to do with Eleanor of Acquitaine or Anne Boleyn. Both were such strong and interesting women!
    kimbers10[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. You know I really need to try a regency, I just have not explored this genre. What a terrific giveaway, count me in and enter me please! rnydayramblings@gmail.com

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  8. Lovely interview. My favorite is the Regency era.

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  9. Oh loved the interview. I liked that you said you were a born writer. What a great thing to just know!

    As for the timeline? Hm.. I do love the highlander books as well as regency. I've also loved the 15th and 16th c. books too.

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  10. THe passion turning into alliance sounds great (not entering giveaway now)

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  11. I love the Regency era if I'm reading about England. If I'm reading about the American West, I like the period right after the Civil War.

    mlawson17@hotmail.com

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  12. Although I like many different historical periods, I think my first love is Regency, most likely because I've read so many wonderful stories set in that time.

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  14. I have too many favorite time periods so I will tell Jane I think it is wonderful you are bringing forth those previously written Historical novels. There can never be too many! Like the favorite movie re-runs, many of us never get too tired of them.

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    1. I know I feel that way about favorite books!

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  15. I would have to say the Regency and Georgian eras are my favorites. This is a great giveaway. Thank you.

    Liglesias3 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. congrats to Jane on her books :) They sounds fantastic!! I honestly don't have a fav time period. I go where the story takes me! But my question for Jane... where do you find inspiration for your stories?

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    1. I think it's a combination of things. A phrase, an image, and then -- people and experiences. Regency era characters may have had some different problems, but at heart we're similar.

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  17. that's great! many books! I love the sound of these ones. I wonder if I read one because the name rings a bell, I'll have to investigate!

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  18. Great interview! It's so true, historical romance never goes out of style or gets dated, and that's probably why I love it. :-) My favorite era is regency.

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  19. What a wonderful giveaway. I'd have to say my favorite time period is the regency time period. I love everything about it.

    thebigbluewall77 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Lovely interview, thanks ladies. I love the Elizabethan time period, especially in the Bertrice Small novels. But Regency is so much fun too, all the balls and sparkling.

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  21. I love the regency period and books about Duke's, Duchess' and glamorous society! Thanks so much for the giveaway x

    {My Email Is - lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk }

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  22. I love the regency era or the time of the highlanders. My question is for Jane is how much say do you have with the covers of your books? I absolutely love them, they're fantastic!!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I have some input, and make comments when shown a prototype. But basically Sourcebooks just creates wonderful covers!

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  23. My favorite time period to read about is the Regency era. I love everything about it, the balls, the carriage rides through Hyde Park,the house parties, the fashions, and most of all, I love those loveable rakes and rogues.

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful prize this would be. I'd love to own these gorgeous looking books, and have them grace my bookshelves.

    dpd333(at)aol.com

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  24. aww I absolutely love historical romance. This is a new author for me, but her books sounds so lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.
    The Regency is probably my favorite, so is medieval.

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

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  25. I agree that historical romances never go out of style! I love the medieval period, and the 1800s. Really I love them all. =)

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  26. Vistorian era or medieval, definitely:) Do you prefer the courtship style of the past or the more modern dating scene?
    nora.alwani@yahoo.com

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  27. I love to read right across history, but Tudor England & Regency England are great favorites.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  28. My favorite historical time period is the 1800's in the American west. This book sounds wonderful, and I'd love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I'd love to read these books! I am a fan of anything related to English history, and especially the Tudor era.
    irene.12 (at) windowslive (dot) com

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