This year's RWA was super fun and not a little bit intimidating for me. After all, it's not every day that a girl who has been reading romances for her entire life gets a chance to sign her own book in a room full of Avon authors!
I was very very lucky to be seated next to the fabulous, friendly Margo Maguire, who is a total pro at this author thing, and was more than willing to suffer my squeeing and excitement--even when I failed to just be cool and not tell her how much I love her books (I mean, have you read The Bride Hunt? If not, leave now and do it. This post will be here when you're done).
Margo even graciously agreed to come on the blog and celebrate the release of Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord and share her own list of ten as part of Authors Rule(s)!
The Rogue Prince was my recent release from Avon books, and is the story of a young widow who was wronged – terribly wronged! – by her late husband. When she learns of his lies and deceit, not to mention his affairs, Viscountess Maggie Blackmore decides to try her seductive wiles on Prince Thomas of Sabedoria.
Little does Maggie know Thomas is not really a prince, but a convicted felon, and Sabedoria is not a real place. But Tom is a man in possession of a vast fortune, and a deep
hunger for revenge – against her family.
To that end, Maggie must learn....
Ten Things Never to Do When a Prince is Falling in Love With You:
1. Do not drool over the gorgeous man after he rescues your little son from certain death in the street, and his gaze rakes you over as though he cannot take his eyes off you.
2. Do not introduce him to your sisters, who delight in demeaning you every change they get. Definitely do not allow him any contact with your mother – she will attempt to manage him while she demonstrates what a useless daughter you are.
3. And by all means, keep him away from your marquess step-brother, who will surely attempt to swindle him at the first opportunity. And for a great deal of money, too!
4. Try not to be too shocked when the prince shows more than a passing interest you. Just because you were married to an inconsiderate, spendthrift, unfaithful lout doesn’t mean you’re unattractive to every other man.
5. Never take your two small children along on outings with the prince, but if you must, do not show your surprise when he treats them better than their own father did.
6. Take care never to show him the caricatures you’ve drawn of him for the newspapers, for he couldn’t possibly understand it’s the only way you know how to pay off your late husband’s debts.
7. Try not to melt when he touches you. After all, you were once married, and you bore two children. Such intimacies should not be so wildly affecting. Should they?
8. Do not fail to make the most of your fleeting time together, for he will soon leave England and return to his island kingdom of Sabedoria, half a world away.
9. Do not panic when you realize that he’s a man bent upon revenge… against your step-brother, and especially against your late husband – or his family. Surely he would not harm you.
10. Do not forget to take it in stride when you learn who he really is, for he is the man you love, no matter what his rank in society.
*sigh* It's so hard to have Princes falling in love with you. So. So. Hard.
Margo is generously offering up a signed copy of The Rogue Prince to one lucky commenter! To win a copy of this fab story, share your favorite prince or princess either from real life or from fiction! We'll choose one winner on Friday evening! **Don't forget to share your email address with us so we can reach you if you win!
And stay tuned all this and next month for fabulous prizes and awesome Ten Ways posts from an incredible range of authors! And don't forget to read more Authors Rule(s)!