Pssst, I know a secret about Lydia Dare...
Lydia Dare is a writing partnership consisting of Tammy Falkner and Jody Pearson. My guest is actually Jody with Tammy cheering her on. Jodie shares with us a secret she's been burning to tell and so without further ado, here's Jodie.
It’s Halloween! And the perfect time for a paranormal author to reveal a little secret. Or at least the perfect time for me - the Jodie ½ of Lydia Dare - to do so. For the last few years, Tammy Falkner and I have been writing Paranormal Regencies under the name Lydia Dare. We have seven books on the shelves and three more slated for release next year.
But we weren’t always a team. And before we banded together to write these fun stories, we were both on our own individual publishing paths. Mine was always headed straight for Regency England.
Over the last year, I’ve felt myself pulled more in the direction of my first love. Oh, I still love our werewolves, vampyres and witches. In fact, I can’t envision a future without them. But every now and then, I feel the urge to return to a Regency England without magic or the pull of full moons.
Whew! I’ve been keeping that secret for a long time. It feels good to have it out in the open now. (I am not good with secrets. I dance on my tiptoes, dying to tell someone, anyone who will listen.) But now I feel like a kid with a shiny new toy at Christmas…
And speaking of Christmas… (It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, right?) Tomorrow, November 1st, Ava Stone’s newest Regency will be available - a short story in A Summons From Yorkshire anthology that is part of a bigger collection Regency Christmas Summons.
At my website, you can find all the information about this book and the rest of the Christmas collection.
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Ava blogs regularly at LadyScribes.
- What is the longest you've kept a secret? Or are you still keeping it?
A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS SUMMONS
Lady Emma Whitton has decided its time to take her future in her own hands. She has been in love with Viscount Heathfield since she was in leading strings. Unfortunately, it's been almost that long since she's laid eyes on her brother's old friend and vice versa. Tired of waiting for him to remember her, Emma pens a holiday invitation (in her brother's hand) to Heathfield and waits as patiently as she is able for her one true love to arrive.
Heath isn't quite certain what to make of the very strange summons he received, but his curiosity is most definitely piqued. He heads north to Danby Castle, only to find that his very orderly life is about to be turned upside down. Excerpt
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The author of several Regency Noir Romances, Ava Stone first fell in love with Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen and Regency England at the age of twelve. And in the years since, that love has never diminished. If she isn't writing Regency Era romance, she can be found reading it.
Her best-selling Scandalous Series is filled with witty humor and centers around the friends and family of the Machiavellian-like Lady Staveley, exploring deep themes but with a light touch. A single mother, Ava lives outside Raleigh NC, but she travels extensively, always looking for inspiration for new stories and characters in the various locales she visits.
writing as Lydia Dare
Never Been Bit ~ September 2011
The Wolf Who Loved Me ~ April 2012
writing as Ava Stone
Regency Christmas Summons ~ November 2011