Today we welcome regency romance author Tamara Gill to the Ladyscribes blog as she celebrates the release of her newest story, A Marriage Made in Mayfair, on her whirlwind blog tour. Tamara is the author of To Sin with Scandal and A Captain’s Order - A Duke’s Command. Her latest release is published by Decadent Publishing.
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Welcome Tamara. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your work?
First of all thank you, Heather and Ladyscribes for having me, I’m really excited to be back here again. I’m an Australian for those who don’t know, a mum of three children, ranging in ages from 8 to 8 months a wife and of course a writer.
I’ve been hooked on Regency since the day I picked up a Stephanie Laurens novel in Kmart and started to write about four years ago as a hobby. Of course, it’s passed that stage and now I’m addicted to the written word. I write Regency and time travel romances set in the Medieval and Regency periods.
What should new readers know before stepping into your world?
My writing has changed since my first two novellas were published and they shouldn’t open A Marriage Made in
Mayfair expecting a hot and
heavy read. The story focuses more on the growing love between the characters
and how they resolve their problems. That’s not to say there isn’t naughty bits
in it, but it’s a lot more sensual than erotic.
Describe your typical writing day
Hmmm, typical. Strange word for me as my days are filled with snatches of writing more than a planned day. But I try and get in front of the computer whenever my daughter is having a nap or happy playing in a little play pen I made for her. I also have two older boys in school so between school drop off and pick up’s and sports activities, I try and touch my laptop whenever I can. Sometimes though, it’s impossible.
What is your writing space like? What tools, apps, programs or goodies can't you live without?
I have a laptop and pc. I use my pc for internet surfing etc, and my laptop for writing only. I’m really neat and tidy so my writing space is usually very well organized. J
What is the strangest thing you've ever done in the name of research?
I haven’t done anything. Isn’t that boring? But no, I haven’t done anything other than research online, go to my local library or use what I learned on the couple of trips to
we’ve done. England
Can you tell us a little about A Marriage Made in Mayfair and what inspired it?
I started this novella in February 2011 just before I found out I was pregnant. I had this fantastic idea about a lord who falls on hard times and an heiress he’d previously been dismissive of finding love together. So the book started off really well, I wrote often but I became really sick with this pregnancy and so this short 25k novella ended up taking me until Christmas 2011 to finish. It didn’t help my muse disappeared all of the nine months I was pregnant so this novella is very lucky even end up finished not to mention published. But it’s a sweet story between two people from different society spheres who are made for one another.
Miss Suzanna March wished for one thing, the elusive, rakish charmer, Lord Danning. But after a frightful first season sees her flee to
, such dreams seem impossible. That is until she returns to Paris , a new woman, and one who will not let the ton's dislike of her stand in her way of gaining what she wants. Revenge on the Lord who gave her the cut direct and perhaps a little flirtation to show the mighty Viscount what he'll never have. London
Lord Danning unbeknown to his peers is in financial strife and desperate to marry an heiress. Such luck would have it Miss Suzanna March fits all his credentials and seduction is his plan of action. Yes, the woman who returned from
is stronger, defiant, and a little argumentative, but it does not stop Lord Danning finding himself in awe and protective of her. Paris
But will Suzanna fall for such pretty words from a charmer only after one thing. Or will Lord Danning prove to Suzanna and himself that she is more than his ticket out of debtor's prison...
Click here to read an excerpt
A Marriage Made in
Mayfair is available now.
And now for the giveaway:
Tamara Gill's love of history started from an early age, but her reading of historical romances only began when home on maternity leave with her second son. Her writing career started as a hobby but soon turned into an obsession—just ask her members of her family, who have suffered many a whipped up, burnt meal. Member of Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, South Australian Romance Authors and The Beau Monde keep her occupied and focused on her craft and the changing trends of readers. Tamara lives in the beautiful
and enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike. South Australia