Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Episode #009 | Guest: Ashley March and Shana Galen

Below (at 8pm EST) will be the live stream of episode #009 of Romance Lately!
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On Today's Show:
       Episode #009 will be jammed packed as the Trinity brave being "double teamed" by historical romance authors Ashley March and Shana Galen. Today is their mutual release day as both see seprate historical projects hit the shelves, and the ladies of Romance Lately will get the dish on all that plus SO much more!   You can participate at anytime (click this link for details).
Both guests will take viewer questions (get those ready and send through Live Text Question Button) AND swap excerpts to read live for your listening pleasures ;) 

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More on our Guest

About Ashley:
After spending countless hours memorizing both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, perfecting her tones, and practicing her speaking with any Chinese native she could find, Ashley successfully graduated with a degree in Mandarin Chinese. She was determined to be the next best Chinese translator in the world... Then she discovered writing romances was as much fun as reading them, and her Chinese capabilities have never been the same. When she isn't writing, Ashley stays busy trying to entertain her two young daughters, attempting to do housework, and hiking in the beautiful foothills of Colorado.

About Shana:

"I'm the author of numerous adventurous, romantic Regency historicals, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne's Bride. My books have been sold in Brazil, Russia, and the Netherlands and featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. I taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city.

Now I write full time. I'm happily married to an incredibly supportive man I like to call Ultimate Sportsfan, and I have a beautiful daughter and a very spoiled cat."

Ashley's Latest Release:
Sebastian Madinger, the Earl of Wriothesly, thought he'd married the perfect woman-until a fatal accident revealed her betrayal with his best friend. After their deaths, Sebastian is determined to avoid a scandal for the sake of his son. But his best friend's widow is just as determined to cast her mourning veil aside by hosting a party that will surely destroy both their reputations and expose all of his carefully kept secrets...

Leah George has carried the painful knowledge of her husband's affair for almost a year. All she wants now is to enjoy her independence and make a new life for herself-even if that means being ostracized by the Society whose rules she was raised to obey. Now that the rumors are flying, there's only one thing left for Sebastian to do: silence the scandal by enticing the improper widow into becoming a proper wife. But when it comes to matters of the heart, neither Sebastian nor Leah is prepared for the passion they discover in each other's arms....

Shana's Latest Release:
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, England's preeminent spies. Their identities are guarded even from each other. After years of secrets and lies, their marriage is little more than a crumbling façade. But even love isn't as important as The Mission—to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte.
But what happens when the mission is complete?
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, out of work spies. Lady Sophia Smythe will scream if she has to attend another tea party. Lord Adrian Smythe will hit someone if he's forced to while away another evening in Parliament. What are secret agents to do when the war is over?
There's one chance left to get back into the game. The prime minister needs a murder investigated. The problem? Two spies. One position.
All's fair in love and war.


  1. I am sorry I wasn't able to attend. Both of these books sound like they will be enjoyable reads.

  2. I was thinking this morning about what y'all were talking wanting to stay away from erotica. I'm not sure what all encompasses the eroitca genre (I get the impression that it is a lot of free love and anything goes), however have you ever considered writing about an erotic scene that does not involve any type of sex only imply with teasing? I was thinking about Monica Burn's Kismet and scene that has Allegra in the garden and challenges Shaheen that she will return to the party alone, she does by just erotically eating banana and leaves him unable to return with her immediatley.
    I think tesing can be fun and also add to the anticipation of when you can finally be together. Even though my example isn't about anticipation and more about getting rid of someone I still love it when a woman is able to drive a man crazy and realize that power without having to take off her clothes or being groped.

  3. Hi librarypat! You could definitely watch the recording if you want to be amused. ;) Sorry we missed you, too!

  4. Hi Ora! Oh, I definitely love erotic scenes. Since you read ROMANCING THE COUNTESS, I can tell you that one of my favorite erotic scenes I've written is when Sebastian talks to Leah about his fantasy. =) To clarify, because I know I rambled a bit on the show, my issue with writing erotica myself is that as a writer I want to focus on a developing relationship that ends with an HEA, and erotica focuses more on the sexual relationship (or relationships). I have considered writing an erotic romance, and haven't ruled that out yet in the future, though. Great question! =)