Feb 8, 2011
Welcome back to another exciting AAD Meet and Greet!
Today we have the wonderful Kit Marlowe and she is here to share with us a:
Followed by a short Interview and giveaway!
So lets Start this show! Here is:
Kit Marlowe reading from
The Mangrove Legacy
Two English girls, pirates, kidnappers, orphans, disguises, a ghost, interesting facts about insects, cheese, the King of Naples and at least one improving book: this ain't your mama's Gothic!
KM- Mixing martinis, inventing new drinks, performing Jazz Age dances and pursuing Gothic spectres :-)
JBCC- What do you like to read?
KM- I love Lewis Carroll's books -- of course! -- and I am terribly fond of Austen, Heyer and all manner of Gothic novels especially those of the wonderful Mrs. Radcliffe, but also Wilkie Collins and the masterful Charlotte Brontë's amazing Jane Eyre.
JBCC- If you can meet any author in person dead or alive, who would it be and why him/her?
KM- I'd love to hang out with Jane Austen and find out if she was as delightful as her books: I suspect she was!
JBCC- What part of AAD are you most looking forward to?
KM- I can't wait for the dances! I love to dance. I'm worried about costumes, though. I don't have anything to wear yet and I'm sure I could never look as cute as Stella and Renee and everybody looked last year. Wow! They set the bar high.
JBCC- What do you hope to walk away with from AAD?
KM- New readers!
JBCC- Have you ever been to AAD before? If so what was your favorite part?
KM- I'd echo my friend Kate's comments: with Stella at the helm you know the entire weekend will rock!
JBCC- Are you on any panels? if so can you tell us which ones to look for you on?
KM- I'm on a bunch! Paranormal Historical, Erotic Historical, Care and Feeding of Your Blog, Humor in Romance and -- not surprisingly -- the panel on managing Multiple Pen Names.
JBCC- How did you first get into writing? Has it always been your dream?
KM- Always -- even before I knew how to write, I created little dramas with all my toys. They were long, elaborate narratives that went on and on and on, just like a serial novel.
JBCC- What genre do you write?
KM- I write mostly historicals: so far I have a novella set in Jazz Age London and a 19th century Gothic novel. I have plans for a medieval romance and at present I'm writing a steampunk serial set in the late nineteenth century.
JBCC- Do you have any must haves when you sit down to write?
KM- Just that it's the only way to get writing done: apply arse to seat, fingers to keyboard, repeat constantly!
JBCC- What is one thing you think sets you apart from other authors?
KM- I like to think my somewhat surreal sense of humour makes my stories memorable. I love playing around with words and absurd situations.
The Mangrove Legacy - http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-themangrovelegacy-494471-140.html
The Big Splash - http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebigsplash-478631-158.html
JBCC- Can you share with us anything you are currently working on?
KM- I'm writing a serial novel (which is how Mangrove started) called Alchemy & Airships which is a little bit steampunk, a little bit magic and a lot fun: http://kalaity.blogspot.com
JBCC- What has been your favorite book you have written so far? why is this one your favorite?
KM- It's hard to choose between them, they're both so different! Mangrove was written over a very long time, bit by bit. The Big Splash was written in a real burst over Christmas break a year ago. Both were a whole lot of fun to write.
JBCC- Is there anything else you would like to share with us today?
KM- Do readers prefer to laugh or cry more when they're reading romance?
JJBC- Where can readers find you?
Blog - http://kalaity.blogspot.com/
Website - http://www.kit-marlowe.com/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kit-Marlowe/164885813523137
Twitter - follow my real name @katelaity or @cmkempe
Kit Marlowe is so awesome she is giving you all the opportunity to win:
And she is opening it up
Kit is stopping by to chat with you all today!
So say hi and follow these rules to enter the giveaway!
- Must leave a comment answering the following questions:
~ What makes you laugh the most?
~ Do readers prefer to laugh or cry more when they're reading romance?
- Must leave a valid e-mail (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . , or AT instead of @ )
**Giveaway ends Weds night ( 2-9 ) at Midnight, winners will be chosen and named here in this comments section