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Monday, January 4, 2016

Ahhh Pirates! Whoops I Mean Authors Q&A from Once Upon A True Loves Kiss


Ahoy, Lady Melody and FANs of What I’m Reading!

The authors of Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss are happy to be here on our release day! Huzzah and Hoorah! And to help get this party started, we thought you’d like to know a bit more about us and the books we’ve included in our box set just for you.

First up in our Q&A is USA TODAY Bestselling Author Julie Johnstone. Julie, if you could live anywhere in the world besides where you now reside, where would it be?

Julie: Scotland.

Katherine Bone, if you had a time machine, where would you go? Would you live there or just visit for a while?

Katherine: Do I have to narrow it down to one choice? (Pirate!) There is so much I’d like to see and do, me hearties! I’d listen to the deafening cannons at Trafalgar in late 1805 or ride with Lapenotiere in a post-chaise barreling to London with Collingwood’s dispatch after Nelson’s death. Afterward, I’d attend Nelson’s epic funeral. Morbid? Maybe a tad so but the research I’ve done for my Nelson’s Tea Series makes me want to experience all of these things firsthand.

Collette Cameron, do you have any favorite TV shows?

Collette: I watch very little TV, but  I’m a huge fan of BBC.  My favorite shows include The Musketeers, Outlander, The Last Kingdom, and Poldark.

Gee, you can’t tell I’m a fan of historical romances.

Jillian Chantal, do you have any phobias?

Jillian: I am completely claustrophobic. It has gotten worse with age. The terrible thing is, in my mind I know it’s silly and nonsensical but I still have that moment of utter panic when I’m in a tight spot 

Samantha Grace, do you have a “day job” other than writing?

Samantha: I’ve been a master’s level social worker for the last twenty-one years, and I started writing as a way to relax. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with writing historical romance, and the romance community has been so fun. One thing I appreciate about social work is the different options I have. I’ve worked with at-risk children and adolescents as a case manager. I worked in an inpatient psychiatric facility. I was a hospice social worker for eleven years, and now I work in dialysis. Sometimes I dream of becoming a full time author, but if the opportunity were present, I don’t know if I would take it. I really love working with patients and their families.   

Alanna Lucas, you are forced to live on a desert island for six months. Food and bare survival equipment will be provided but that is all. You can take one person and five items to relieve the boredom and enhance the experience. Who is the person and what are the items? Why?

Alanna: I would take my husband. I don’t think I would get bored with just him, but here are my five items: iPad (loaded with books and all episodes of Top Gear UK), battery backup for iPad, chocolate (should be included in the bare survival though), wine, and a gourmet kitchen (this was hubby’s input).


Lauren Smith, what is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Lauren: Bull testicles on a stick in a place called Stick Street in China.

Victoria Vane, give us five words that best describe your author brand.

Victoria: How about three - Smart, Sexy, Evocative.

Now, what you’ve been waiting for… Here’s a peek at eight tantalizing kiss and tell stories boxed together for a limited time!



Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss features USA Today Bestselling author, Julie Johnstone, joined by bestselling, award-winning authors Katherine Bone, Collette Cameron, Jillian Chantal, Samantha Grace, Alanna Lucas, Lauren Smith, and Victoria Vane in this delightful limited edition, containing eight tantalizing kiss-and-tell stories. Meet dashing, wildly charming rogues, spies, pirates, rakes and their extraordinary, intrepid heroines as they whisk you along on sweet to sizzling romantic romps in these wickedly entertaining historical romances.

AFTER FOREVER by JULIE JOHNSTONE, USA Today bestselling author. Lady Julia is hired to turn a rogue into a gentleman and receives lessons in love and desire. After Forever is the fourth book in Julie Johnstone's Whisper of Scandal Series. Love truly does have the power to mend a shattered heart. 

THE PIRATE'S DUCHESS by KATHERINE BONE, National bestselling author. A duke masquerading as a pirate to "rob from the rich and give to the poor" sheds his darkest-kept secrets to keep from losing the duchess his wife has become. The Pirate’s Duchess is the first in Katherine’s new Regent’s Revenge Series.

HER SCANDALOUS WISH by COLLETTE CAMERON, National bestselling and Award-winning author. A marriage offer obligated by duty . . . an acceptance compelled by desperation. Her Scandalous Wish is the third novella in Collette Cameron's A Waltz with a Rogue Novella series. Love always deserves a second chance!

MILADY AND HER SPY by JILLIAN CHANTAL, 2015 RONE Finalist. A lady, a spy, a traitor... a battle of wills. Milady and Her Spy is Jillian Chantal's first novella in the Milady Series. Set off on adventure with Lady Augusta Covington.

KISSED BY A SCOTTISH ROGUE by SAMANTHA GRACE, Acclaimed, RITA-nominated author. Scottish land steward Fergus McTaggert calls a temporary truce with his employer's companion only to discover their passionate battles have been masking their hidden desires. Kissed by a Scottish Rogue is the fourth story in Samantha Grace's Rival Rogues series. An enemies to lovers tale with heart and humor. 

STOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT by ALANNA LUCAS, National bestselling author. A rake, an heiress, and stolen kisses...this seduction could be his last. Stolen Kisses from the Viscount is the first novella in Alanna Lucas's Stolen Kisses series. Let the seduction begin.

TEMPTED BY A ROGUE by LAUREN SMITH, National bestselling, Award-winning author. Gemma never planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart's best friend, Jasper, when he returns home, but she can't resist the naval officer's brooding charm. Tempted By A Rogue is a standalone novella by Lauren Smith. A sensual regency tale of first loves, mistaken identities and the temptation of two hearts meant to be together.

THE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRICE by VICTORIA VANE, National bestselling and award-winning author. She gave him a chance to bury his past...but the price would be his heart. In The Redemption Of Julian Price, a spinster proposes a marriage of convenience to her secret love in this funny, flirty, poignant, and passionate Regency set romance.


Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss
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We’ve enjoyed sharing release day with you and your readers, Lady Melody, and we’d like to let you know the fun doesn’t stop here. Oh no! (Pirates!)

It’s Release Day!



If you want to help us celebrate, Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss is having a Kiss & Tell Facebook Release Party from 3 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (EST) today, January 4, 2016, and we’d love to have you join over 30 International Bestselling Authors for a day of fun, giveaways and a GRAND PRIZE!



Happy New Year and Happy Reading!!!


Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss authors!

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