The Jaunty Quills are excited to welcome back New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sophie Jordan. Her newest release is an historical novella The Earl in My Bed, which is already on sale!
Keep reading to find out how to win your copy of Sophie’s Lessons from a Scandalous Bride.
Shana: Welcome back! Tell us about The Earl in My Bed. Isn’t this a part of your Forgotten Princesses series?
Sophie Jordan: Yes, it serves as a story to bridge my last book, LESSONS FROM A SCANDALOUS BRIDE, and my next book: HOW TO LOSE A BRIDE IN ONE NIGHT (Annalise’s story – and the last book in my Forgotten Princesses Series).
That said, this is a stand-alone romance. Only novella-length. I always prefer novellas that have their own contained stories. I want a beginning, middle and end. Lots of smexy stuff and, of course, a happily ever after. And that’s what you’ll get with THE EARL IN MY BED.
Shana: Paget, the heroine in The Earl in My Bed, is in love with the hero’s brother at the start of the book. What makes her fall for Jamie?
Sophie Jordan: Much of what drives this story is the forbidden love/can’t be together premise. Annalise and Jamie never got along as children. She was his brother’s best friend. Everyone assumed she would end up marrying Jamie’s brother, Owen. Even she assumed it. Only now, grown up, she begins to question whether she really loves Owen or just the ‘idea’ of them.
When Jamie returns from war before Owen does, sparks fly between them in a way they never did between Annalise and Owen. Except a good brother doesn’t hook up with his brother’s “girlfriend” — past or present. Right? And Annalise certainly doesn’t want to betray Owen either. Yes, cue the angst and misery and longing and explosive-finally-MUST-kiss-her-moment. Naturally, the more they can’t have each other, the more they want each other.
Shana: You just sold a contemporary adult series. Tell us a little bit about it.
Sophie Jordan: Yes!! Yay! I just sold a new adult trilogy. In case you’re unsure what new adult means, it’s basically contemporary romance with a hero and heroine between the ages of 19-24. The trilogy follows three college suite-mates – each one gets their own book. The first book is called FOREPLAY and it will hit shelves THIS November!
The first book is about a shy, repressed 19 year-old who has been in love with her best friend’s older brother forever. But it’s his last year of college. It’s now or never for her to make something happen. Who better to teach this never-been kissed college sophomore than the hot twenty-four year old bad boy who runs the local college bar and is reputed to have a revolving bedroom door? So – yeah, the title might tip you off. He agrees to teach her some skills at foreplay. No strings attached for either of them. I think you can guess things are not going to be so simple. Plenty of conflict, angst and sexiness abound.
Shana: Will you be writing any more young adult books?
Sophie Jordan: I do have another young adult coming out in early 2014. It’s called Uninvited. It was pitched as the first in a two-book series pitched as The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report; in which a teen’s perfect world unravels when mandatory genetic profiling reveals she’s a carrier for HTS (Homicidal Tendency Syndrome), otherwise known as the “kill gene” and she’s forced to question herself, her world, and her love.
And what until you see the cover!! It’s AMAZE!
Shana: Finally, tell us what you have coming next.
Sophie Jordan: Aside of this novella, you can look for my next historical: HOW TO LOSE A BRIDE IN ONE NIGHT, the final Forgotten Princesses book, this August. Here is the fabulous cover … and that might give you some idea of the book. But if not, here’s the summary:
He saved her life…
When Annalise Hadley is tossed over the side of her honeymoon barge, the newly-minted duchess knows she’s been left for dead — for her husband’s only interest is in her vast dowry, not her muddied lineage. However, she didn’t count on a savior. Especially not an honorable, sinfully intriguing earl who will tempt her to risk everything—again.
Now he will seduce her heart and soul
A man with his own demons, Owen Crawford, the reclusive Earl of McDowell, is enchanted by the mysterious, courageous woman he rescued. He will help her heal, teach her to protect herself, and then send her away—so that she’ll never see he’s far from the hero she believes him to be.
But days and nights alone prove that some secrets are meant to be discovered…some desires are too powerful to resist…and some wounds can only be healed by love.
AND….You can read the first chapter in the back of The Earl In My Bed – download it for just 1.99!
Readers, now it’s your turn. From Cinderella to Kate Middleton, why do we love stories about princesses so much? One reader who comments will be randomly chosen to win a copy of Sophie’s Lessons from a Scandalous Bride (U.S. only).
And learn more about Sophie (and all her alter egos) at www.sophiejordan.net on Facebook and Twitter (@SoVerySophie).