Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Liza Interviews The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn


Greetings my peeps. Everyone curtsy and bow.

Peep Rep: Why?

Liza: Because we are interviewing a Regency era book today:  The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

Peep Rep: I think you mean you are interviewing the author, Ella Quinn. 

Liza: Wrong again Peep Rep. I am interviewing the book. I had planned to interview Ella, but my questions proved too disturbing, so she sent her book to be interviewed.

Peep Rep: I seriously doubt she meant for her book to be interviewed.

Liza: Why not? It's a perfectly lovely book.

Peep Rep: You're completely bonkers.

Liza: Enough from the cheap seats. It is my honor to present my guest today, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.
Liza: Welcome to my blog. May I call you Sed?

Book: I beg your pardon. Are you speaking to me?

Liza: Yes. Your name is a bit long, may I call you Sed during our interview?

Book: You wish to interview me? I say, that is most unusual. 

Peep Rep: Welcome to my world.

Liza: I only have one rule: No talking to Peep Rep.

Book: What is a Peep Rep?

Liza: My democratic peeps have elected a representative to speak for them.

Book: Very well, I will contain my responses to you alone. But I'd prefer to be called Lady Phoebe.

Liza: You are a gentlebook, for sure. However, I don't want my peeps to think you are one of your characters. So here are your choices: Book, Sed or Seduction.

Book: Why can't I have Lady Phoebe. It's part of my title.

Liza: Book, Sed, or Seduction.

Book: But I've been called Lady Phoebe for two years.

Liza: All right. You can be called Lady Phoebe, but you are the book, not the character. Do you understand?

Lady Phoebe, the book: Of course.

Liza: Well, Lady Phoebe, the book,  I notice you arrived with letters of recommendation.

Lady Phoebe, the book: Indeed I have. My dear friends have been kind enough to offer to help introduce me to the world. 


~Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore--plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers.~
~NYT Bestseller Grace Burrowes ~


Ella Quinn’s The Seduction of Lady Phoebe is a passionate tale full of humor, romance, and poignancy. Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!”
~Shana Galen~


Liza: Most impressive. Can you tell us a bit about yourself.

Lady Phoebe, the book: Well, I am to have my come out during the Little Season. My ball is set for September 19th. I am one of three books that my author has created under the banner: The Marriage Game.

My heroine, LADY PHOEBE STANHOPE, is famous for her quick wits, fast horses, and a punishing right hook. She's afraid of nothing but falling in love. Fleeing a matchmaking attempt with the only man she despises, Phoebe meets a handsome blue-eyed stranger who sends her senses skittering. By the time Phoebe discovers the seductive stranger is the same arrogant troll she sent packing eight years ago, she is halfway to falling in love with him.

Liza: I like her already. What about the troll. What's he like?

Lady Phoebe, the book: LORD MARCUS FINLEY last saw Phoebe striding regally away, as he lay on the floor with a bruised jaw and a rapidly swelling eye. Recently returned from the West Indies, Marcus is determined to earn Phoebe’s love, preferably before she discovers who he is. Determined to have Phoebe for his own, Marcus begins his campaign to gain her forgiveness and seduce her into marriage.

Can Phoebe learn to trust her own heart and Marcus? Or is she destined to remain alone?

Liza: Don't ask me. I haven't read it yet.

Lady Phoebe, the book: No, of course not. I forget you cannot know what I hold within my bindings. I assure you it is a question that quite worried me. Lord Marcus was not at all the thing when he and Lady Phoebe Stanhope met. 

Liza: Well, we might see for ourselves if you'll let us peek beneath your covers...

Lady Phoebe, the book: I suppose I could provide you a small glimpse of what occurred after the heroine discovers Lord Marcus has returned to our fair shores. 

Last week in August, 1814, Cranbourne Place, England

Phoebe walked briskly into the large, sunny breakfast room, the train of her pale green nankeen riding habit draped over one arm.

She greeted her brother, Geoffrey, the sixth Earl of Cranbourne. “Good morning.”

When he looked up from his news sheet and met her gaze, Phoebe saw the fatigue etched in his face.

“Oh, you poor dear,” she said. “Is it the baby?” Miles was Geoffrey and his wife, Amabel’s six-month-old son.

“Yes,” Geoffrey replied. “He’s getting his first tooth. I dare say, had I’d known he would be in this much pain, I would have recommended to him that he not bother.”

Grinning, Phoebe said, “I am sure he would have appreciated the advice.”

Geoffrey handed her a section of the news sheet, and they sat in companionable silence until her sister-in-law joined them
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After pouring a cup of tea, Amabel asked Phoebe, “When do you leave for Town?”

She swallowed a piece of toast. “Next week.”

“I do wish I could go with you,” Amabel said.

“What a whisker!” Phoebe smiled. “You have no desire at all to go to London and dance attendance on me, and, indeed, I have no wish for you to have to do so. I am quite content to stay with my Aunt St. Eth. I much prefer the political parties the St. Eths attend.”

Her sister-in-law pulled a face. “But they are so dry.”

Phoebe laughed when Amabel wrinkled her nose. “I know, for you the subject is a dead bore, but I enjoy it extremely.”

Her sister-in-law frowned. “My dear, how will you ever find a husband if you are attending only political parties?”

“It is not as if there are no unmarried gentlemen at the parties,” Phoebe retorted. “Besides, I daresay I have met every unmarried gentleman the length and breadth of England. Not one has given me the smallest desire to marry. Perhaps I shall set up a salon and become a famous bluestocking.”

Her sister-in-law’s mouth dropped open in shock. “You cannot mean that!”

Phoebe tried to hide her exasperation. “I know you’ve tried very hard to bring about a match for me. I wish you would not persist. I shall marry when I find a gentleman I can love and not before.”

“But you must marry,” Amabel said. “You are almost twenty-four, and you are much too beautiful to become a spinster.”

“I am well aware of my age,” Phoebe said as mildly as she could. “I’m not on the shelf yet.”

After taking a sip of tea, Amabel said airily, “I have invited my brother to visit us.”

Phoebe creased her brows. “Evesham? I thought he was too ill to travel.”

“No, Arthur is indeed too ill,” her sister-in-law said. “I have invited my other brother, Marcus. He shall arrive in three days time.”

“Lord Marcus?”

Amabel hesitated before continuing, “He needs to marry now, and I immediately thought of you.”

At the mention of Lord Marcus Finley, Phoebe’s stomach clenched, and the humiliation she had not felt in years burbled within her, feeding her anger.
She took a breath and calmly but firmly said, “I have met Lord Marcus, we did not suit. Amabel, pray excuse me. I have just remembered something I must do.”

Liza: That was a delightful peek. Can you show us more.

Lady Phoebe, the book: I fear not. A book must never share too much, or no one will buy it. However, my authoress has other excerpts she has allowed other lady reporters to publish. If you would like, you may discover more by visiting them.

Liza: Well, I'll definitely be buying you.

Lady Phoebe, the book: Thank you so very much.


Here are the links to pre-order:



Lady Phoebe, the book: If I may, I would like to thank my authoress Miss Ella Quinn for giving me such a wonderful story.



Liza: And I would like to thank you, Lady Phoebe, the book, also known as The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, for sharing yourself with us.

Lady Phoebe, the book: It was not as bad as I feared. To reward your 'peeps' for enduring your, dare I say, silliness, I wish to offer a copy of myself when it is released to one lucky commenter who leaves their email address.

Peep Rep: Oh yes! I dearly want to win your book.

Liza: Well, you know what to do to get it.

Peep Rep: Leave a meaningful message and my email address so Ella can find me.

Liza: I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous, because I want this book as well. I like everything I've heard and seen about this book. It's becoming a compulsion! 

This is the part of the cover I like best:
Liza: I could stare at that all night and day.

Please leave comments for me, Lady Phoebe, the book, or Ella. We'd  love to hear from you.

Peep Rep: What about me?

Liza: No leaving comments for Peep Rep. But a comment to Ella or her book and your email address will put you in the running for The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, which I expect to be a best seller. While Ella will let you know soon who has won the fabulous gift, she cannot send it to you until it is released. But it is without questions a gift worth waiting for.



79 comments:

  1. Love the interview. Lady Phoebe, the Book-you handled yourself very well, I will say. You should pour yourself a snifter of brandy and relax at your club.
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    1. Drinking is not good for books. It makes their pages wet.

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  2. Ms. Goodman, I am a lady! We have no clubs. I would very much like to try just at tiny sip of brandy, but my authoress thinks I'm too young.

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  3. That was a wonderful interview! Even if it happened to be with the book. ;) You are a creative one, Liza. And I'm really looking forward to reading this, Ella. :)

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    1. Hi Melissa, I'm glad you liked it. I think the book qcquitted herself well.

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    2. Thank you Melissa, I'm looking forward to reading it too. The excerpts are addictive.

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  4. LOL! Now this was too fun!
    I am one of those that is eagerly awaiting the 'Small season' so I can take this 'Lady' for a spin around my ballroom ;D

    Hugs to all!
    Mel
    www.bookworm2bookworm.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie. I will add you to my dance card. We are hoping this will be the event of the Season!

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    2. I expect it will be. Then I'll brag that I was the first to interview THE BOOK OF THE SEASON

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  5. Great interview. That was a funny one. This is a new author and series for me. I love the cover, very sexy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Chrisbails, I'm a firm believer that one does not have to be serious to interview a seriously good book.

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    2. Hi Chrisbails, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Lady Phoebe the book had a lovely time. Good luck in the drawing.

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  6. What an unusual interview. I like it! You intrigued me all the way. I'd really like to read this book as well as the whole series. Fingers crossed ツ

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    1. Thank you so much, Ivana. I think the book did well.

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    2. Glad you enjoyed the interview. It all started with Rebecca Royce. I had intended to twist her words about in my interview, but she answered so carefully, that I gave up and interviewed her book. It went really well. After all, that's the key point of these blogs, why not let them the books talk. It turns out they have a great deal to say.

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    3. Indeed, they are the best storytellers ツ

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  7. Hi Ella great interview I love and your new book The Seduction of Lady Phoebe sounds very interesting I hope I get to read it soon. Awesome giveaway.
    *hugs* -Kristine

    KristineLR23(AT)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Kristine, thank you for coming by. Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. Opps, I hope I didn't say you were giving away a car again. (I did that to torture Peep Rep in one of my blogs. It broke his silly little heart.

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    1. Gerri thank you. Who knew a book had so much to say!

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    2. Thanks Gerri. I'll do anything to amuse my readers while they learn about fabulous books.

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  9. I am loving the cover and the selection above is a perfect tease. I am ready to read.
    Kathy Nye
    kathy.nye@comcast.net

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    1. Hi Kathy, I love hearing that! Thank you so much.

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    2. Me too, Kathy. I can see a publishing phenom happening here. Riots breaking out at Barnes & Noble because the people want the book NOW! Books being kidnapped and held for ransom...

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  10. Loved the interview, haven't read the book but it is on my list. Thanks for sharing.

    Daniela
    danigalarza@aol.com

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  11. I absolutely loved this interview. Character/Book interviews are great favorites of mine, and I can't wait to read "The Seduction of Lady Phoebe".

    I love the cover, and the lovely color of her dress.

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    1. Hi, Diane. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    2. Yes, Ella, you must send your characters to me so I can interrogate them.

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  12. Great interview!! I like to hear about new-to-me authors and LOVE to win their books. I have found so many great authors this way and have had many hours of reading pleasure!!

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    1. Then you hit the jack pot, because I predict you'll love, love, love Ella's series and become an Ella junkie, selling your coffee so you can afford to buy her book.

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by, Betty. Good luck!

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  14. Oh, I loved the interview, Lady Phoebe, the book! Well done! I hope you don't think this an insult, but my dog's name is Phoebe as well. She's a lovely little thing, that just wound up in our lives somehow. But you, Lovely Lady Phoebe, the book, will wind up in my life because I chose you!

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    1. Dear Miss, Lani, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my interview. I think it is lovely that you have a dog with my name and would be honored to come live with you.

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    2. That wasn't Ella that responded, that was Lady Phoebe the book, AKA The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. I recognize it.

      Glad you loved the interview. Assuming you love your little Phoebe, no insult should be taken, because you'll love this book too.

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  15. Love the book cover! Very eye catching. And enjoyed thus interview a lot.

    It's interesting that the heroine is known for her right hook -- will she use it on the hero? ;-)

    -Tin
    Khriscc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Tin. Yes, she did that at the beginning of the book.

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    2. Which is why she's my fav regency heroine of all times. Not in Jane Austen dared to clock Darcy, although he certainly deserved it during his horrible proposal.

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  16. I love the blurb. I can't wait to read the book to find out what happens next.

    I liked the way the cover is blown up to show them kissing. Looks like a fairytale couple. Very charming!

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    1. Hi Stacy. Liza did that. It's her favorite part of the cover. I'm so glad you want to read the book!

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    2. Oh Stacy I laughed out loud at your compliment about the blowup of their heads. That's my fav part of the cover and it looks even better the size of a bill board. I'm rather infamous for capturing specific parts of a book cover that catches my eye. Ah, the things authors have to endure when they come on my site, but then you should know that...

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  17. Excellent post, lol. Ella, I absolutely love your cover. The way he's touching her face screams love!

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    1. Hi Brenda, thanks so much. I agree, I love the pose.

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    2. Ah, Brenda, me thinks you've fallen in love with their heads. Me too.
      Glad you liked the post.

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  18. LOL what a great post!! And wow, look at Ella's cover! I love it! Beautiful. This was a an awesome interview girls :-) Super congrats to Ella!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mart. Lady Phoebe, the book, had a great time. I don't know if I'll be able to keep her in now.

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  19. Congratulations, Ella!! I love the cover and the interview was awesome!

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    1. Hi Sara, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  20. A punishing right hook?! I'd like to read more about that. Sounds like a heroine after my own heart.
    Congrats Ella on the release!

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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    1. I advise you to pre-order so you don't forget.

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  21. The cover is absolutely gorgeous! All the best with your upcoming release, Ella! :)

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    1. I like the head shot best of all.

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    2. Jessica, I agree. I love the colors and the pose. Thank you for stopping by and your good wishes.

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  22. Awesome--fun interview, Liza.
    Ella, love your excerpt--congrats on your release :)

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    1. Hi Georgia, I'm so glad you liked it! Liza does a great book interview.

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  23. that was funny to read, never have heard of a book to be interviewed. Love the story, and that she is a redhead. Great cover, by the way.

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    1. How I came to interviewing books: While doing an interview with Rebecca Royce, I mistakenly wrote I was interviewing Rebecca and her book, and Peep Rep called me on it. Instead of admitting I had erred and have Peep Rep laud it over me, I decided to prove my statement correct and I interviewed a very surprised book.

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    2. Liza does a wonderful job interviewing. Thank you, the cover is really nice.

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  24. Funny interview as always, Liza! Lady Phoebe, the book, you were magnificent! Kudos to Miss Ella Quinn. :) 1jennajaxon@gmail.com

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    1. Ella is magnificent, isn't she? Her book is too. I'm following her tour and I've read two fabulous excerpts, and I now I must have the book.

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    2. Ooooh, thank you so much, Miss Jenna. I loved being interviewed!! Miss O'Connor did a wonderful job!

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  25. What an absolutely hysterical, unconventional interview! Lady Phoebe sounds like a heroine after my own heart-- plucky and passionate! It's hardly fair that we have to wait so long to purchase the book.

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    1. LOL, Christi. Liza made that same complaint. If I had my way, It would be out tomorrow. Lady Phoebe, the book, is very pleased that you liked her interview.

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    2. I'm happy as well that you liked the interview. I think best out of the box.

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  26. Lady Phoebe the book gives a facinating interview, and you Liza, have a way of getting the in-depth information even if Peep Rep is somewhat of a distration. Congratulations to Lady Phoebe the book on her/it's upcoming release and for her/it's (that is confusing) lovely author, Ella Quinn.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kary. I'm glad you liked the interview. Liza did a fantastic job.

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    2. Peep Rep is the bane of my existence. I agree the gender of a book is confusing. I started with the presumption the book would be male, but nooooo. The book demanded to be called Lady Phoebe. I blame it on Ella. She'd been calling her book Lady Phoebe for two years. But I believe all things should be allowed to pick their gender, so Lady Phoebe it was.

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  27. The next one will be no better, Liza. That was called Anna Marsh. You may get a break with the third one. I called it Beaumont.

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    1. I'll manage. I cope well if given time to acclimate.

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  28. Such a fun idea. I really enjoyed it and the book sounds delightful.

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    1. Thanks Gemma. Glad you enjoyed. And I agree, it sounds like a great book. I can't wait to read it.

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  29. Loved the book interview!!! Can't wait for your release, Ella! So very exciting!! :D

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    1. It does sound like a great book, doesn't it? Can't wait to read it.

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