Guest Post: Author Mia Marlowe

MiaMarloweAuthorHeadshotPlease welcome best selling author Mia Marlowe. Her work has been featured in the Best of 2010 issue of PEOPLE magazine. One of her books is on display at the Museum of London Docklands next to Johnny Depp memorabilia. The RITA nominated author has over 25 books in print with more on the way! Learn more at MiaMarlowe.com.

She’s here to share a little about her writer’s life and talk about her latest book, 5196fFMuG9L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_THE CURSE OF LORD STANSTEAD, a Regency paranormal romance.

 

 

 

The interview…

 

1. Any quirky writer’s habits you want to share?

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Mia: The idea of sitting at a desk makes me shudder. It makes writing seem too much like work. To me, it’s playtime. When else am I in complete control of every situation? In my books, I decide who wins, who loses, who lives, & who dies (insert maniacal laughter here!). Anyway, instead of having an office, I have a writing chair. I put my feet up in a recliner before the window where I can look out on a lovely pastoral view. My 10 year old terrier Mack makes himself comfy under the pillow my laptop rests on and we write together for hours. 

 

2. Please share your research process for your books/series.

AlmacksMia: The Regency period is done so often and so well by so many authors, it’s hard to discover something new. But I think I’ve done it in THE CURSE OF LORD STANSTEAD. It’s not unusual to have scenes in Almack’s or at Vauxhall, but I haven’t run across any other story that uses the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as part of its setting. The Pavilion was an architectural mishmash of Georgian sensibilities and the exotic East. The design was roundly criticized in its day, but “Prinny” loved his seaside palace. The rest of the aristocracy quickly built pleasure houses of their own near it, the better to be seen by all the right people when they took their leisure.  Much of THE CURSE OF LORD STANSTEAD takes place in London, but my team of psychics venture out to several places in the countryside during the course of the story.

 

“Fast Five Questions”

1. If you had to live in another country, where would you go? Why there?

Mia: No doubt about it, I’d go to England. We may be divided by a common language, but I’d get the hang of it soon.

2. What’s your favorite food? What do you like about it?

Mia: To my sorrow, it’s Peanut Butter Fudge Core ice cream. Decadent, delicious, ridiculously fattening. Drat you, Ben & Jerry!

3. Please share a few things from your ‘Bucket List.’

Mia: Cross the equator and see the Southern Cross.

4. Morning Glory? Or Night Owl?

Mia: Morning Glory. I’d rather see a sunrise than watch the moon set.

5. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 18 year old self?

Mia: Never pick up that first pint of Ben & Jerry’s.

 

Thanks for stopping by Embracing Romance, Mia!

Mia: Thanks so much for having me today! I’d like to offer a giveaway to your readers.

One lucky commenter will win a copy of THE CURSE OF LORD STANSTEAD, in her/his choice of Kindle or Nook format (limited to US only). The topic of discussion is this: My heroine Cassandra is a fire mage, able to pull flames from the air. My hero, Garret, can implant a thought in someone else’s mind with such subtlety, they cannot distinguish the stray thought from their own.

The giveaway question: Which ability would you rather have and why? Or if you could snap your fingers and have some other secret power, what would it be?

 

5196fFMuG9L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Wherever Cassandra Darkin goes, fire is sure to follow. It’s not until she’s swept into the arms of a handsome, infuriating stranger that she learns she’s responsible for the fires. As it turns out, Cassandra is a fire mage…and with her gift comes a blazing desire for sins of the flesh.

With his preternatural ability to influence the thoughts of others, Garrett Sterling is sent to gather Cassandra for the Order of the M.U.SE. He’s entirely unprepared for his immediate attraction to the comely little fire starter. But it’s an attraction that he must quell, even as his body craves her touch and her fiery, sensual hunger.

For Garrett’s gift has a dark side…and the moment he begins to care too much for Cassandra, he knows he will doom her to an inescapable fate.

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You can connect with Mia at these places: MiaMarlowe.com  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

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A writer of Viking and Georgian romance with a softly sensual side, Gina loves history, books and romance…the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found delving into the latest adventures in cooking, gardening, and chauffeuring her sons.

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18 Responses

  1. ki pha

    Welcome Mia! I absolutely loved the Pavilion in Brighton. It was just such an out of place experience once you get inside.

    I think I’ll like to have the ability to create rain or be something like X-Men’s Storm. That’ll be awesome!

  2. Barbara Monajem

    Welcome, Mia. I hope to get to see the pavilion for real one of the these days, but in the meantime I’ll read your book. 😉

    • miamarlowe

      That’s the beauty of reading, Barbara. We can arm-chair travel to any time or place and still be able to sleep in our beds when we’re done.

  3. Alyssa Alexander

    What a great premise for a book, Mia. I want to read this! And as for my superpower…To eat an endless supply of potato chips without gaining a pound. 🙂

  4. ginaconkle2013

    Hi Mia,
    Thanks for being on Embracing Romance. I would love to fly (but not with wings on my back, more like Superman style). I wish you the best with your new book.

    • miamarlowe

      I’ve had that dream–skimming over the ground, light as a soap bubble, quick as thought. Flying would be awesome.

  5. allybroadfield

    Welcome to ER, Mia! Looking forward to reading your book. I don’t read a lot of paranormal books, but I’ll try anything set in the Regency.

    • miamarlowe

      I wouldn’t classify The Order of the MUSE books as paranormal. The characters are all too human, but each of them have a unique psychic gift.

  6. Kate Sparks

    I would choose see auras.. and avoid unpleasant people who mask themselves.

    • miamarlowe

      I was told one time that I have a purple aura, though I can’t claim to have seen it myself. Does that have any particular significance?

  7. kim amundsen

    Another new author for me too add to my to read list.