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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shana Galen Interview & Giveaway

I would like to welcome the lovely and talented Shana Galen to Royal Reviews!

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1. Tell us something about yourself, so that we can get to know you a bit better…
SG: I’m a mom. I say that because my daughter is almost three, and being a mom is a huge part of my life right now. No one told me how demanding toddlers are!

2. Your historical romance, When You Give a Duke a Diamond, is out now—congrats! Could you tell us about it?
SG: Thank you. When You Give a Duke a Diamond is the first in a new series titled the Jewels of the Ton. It’s about three courtesans who are called The Three Diamonds. They’re notorious and sought after by every gentleman. Juliette is the heroine of When You Give a Duke a Diamond, and she’s known as the Duchess of Dalliance. Every man wants her, except one: the Duke of Pelham. But when Pelham’s fiancĂ©e is murdered and Juliette is a witness, the two of them are thrown together.

3. Introduce us to the Three Diamonds.
SG: As I said above, Juliette is the Duchess of Dalliance. She’s beautiful—tall, willowy, blond, with light blue eyes. She’s perceived as being quite cold and aloof, but she’s actually fun and spontaneous. Fallon is the Marchioness of Mystery. She’s dark and enigmatic. There’s always a lot of speculation and rumor surrounding Fallon. Finally, Lily is the Countess of Charm. She’s a red-head and very sweet, but she has secrets of her own.

4. What prompted you to write this series?
SG: I wanted to write something that took place in London, among the balls and routs and Society gatherings. And I wanted to write about people who weren’t upper class but who moved in that world. My courtesans were a perfect choice.

5. So far there have been pirates, spies, and now courtesans, was one easier to write than the others were?
SG: I seem to always come back to spies. I just love spies. You can expect to see spies later in the series.

6. Can you tell us about True Spies?
SG: Of course. I’m doing the final revisions for True Spies, which is the follow-up to Lord and Lady Spy. It continues the story of Adrian and Sophia and introduces two new characters, Winn and Elinor. Don’t put the title on your reading list yet. My editor may change it.

7. What can readers expect next?
SG: Next is If You Give a Rake a Ruby, which is Fallon’s book. It’s a bit darker than Juliette’s book, and I think readers are really going to like it.

dukeadiamond WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND BY SHANA GALEN – IN STORES SEPTEMBER 2012

Praise for Shana Galen:

"Galen pulls out all the stops...will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied." —RT Book Reviews

He had a perfectly orderly life…

William, the sixth Duke of Pelham, enjoys his punctual. securely structured life. Orderly and predictable—that's the way he likes it. But he's in the public eye, and the scandal sheets will make up anything to sell papers. When the gossips link him to Juliette, one of the most beautiful and celebrated courtesans in London, chaos doesn't begin to describe what happens next...

Until She Came Along

Juliette is nicknamed the Duchess of Dalliance, and has the cream of the nobility at her beck and call. It's seriously disruptive to have the duke who's the biggest catch on the Marriage Mart scaring her other suitors away. Then she discovers William's darkest secret and decides what he needs in his life is the kind of excitement only she can provide...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SHANA GALEN is the bestselling author of Regency historicals, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice for The Making of a Gentleman. A former English teacher in Houston’s inner city, Shana now writes full time. She is happily married, with one daughter and a spoiled cat. If You Give a Rake a Ruby, the next exciting book in the Jewels of the Ton Series, hits stores in March 2013. For more information please visit www.shanagalen.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, @ShanaGalen.

I have 1 copy of When You Give a Duke a Diamond to giveaway.

US & Canada only

To enter, leave your name and a valid email address!

Giveaway ends: September 24

39 comments:

ShanaGalen said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today! I will be in and out, but I'll make sure to read and respond to every comment. Thanks for stopping by!

Danni T said...

I love your books. I really enjoyed The Sons of Revolution series. I can't wait to read When You Give a Duke a Diamond. Congratulations on the new release.

Danni T
danni0113@gmail.com

Alyn said...

I look forward to reading all of the books in this series. I always find the life of a courtesan interesting mainly because I can never live a life like theirs.

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

I just love your novels. Please enter me in the giveaway! What's better than a Shana Galen romance? Winning a Shana Galen romance in a giveaway!!!

Thank you.

annfesATyahooDOTcom

Yinx said...
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Yinx said...

i adore your books, please include me in this giveaway.


Patricia

Patrihe2001@verizon.net

ShanaGalen said...

Hi Danni, thanks so much for the kind words!

Johanna R Jochum said...

Love Shana's books! Would love the chance to win one! Great interview. Thanks for sharing!

evjochum AT aol DOT com

ShanaGalen said...

Alyn, I think very few of us would ever live the life of a courtesan. It's definitely fun to imagine.

ShanaGalen said...

Soft Fuzzy Sweater, LOL! Thanks and good luck.

ShanaGalen said...

Patricia, thanks so much. Good luck!

ShanaGalen said...

Johanna, good luck with the giveaway and thanks for stopping by.

Diane P. Diamond said...

Hi Shana,

Thank you for giving us another chance to try and win your book, "When You give A Duke A Diamond".

I'm currently reading your book, "The Making of a Gentleman", and I have to say how very much I'm enjoying it.

I love your books, and I'd love to read "W*Y*G*A*D*A*D.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

Patricia said...

I love your books and this series looks like it is going to be great, please consider me!!!!! Hint Hint lol

Patricia said...

I just sent the previous comment but forgot my email here it is
pperez32@austin.rr.com

catslady said...

I've enjoyed your recent books and look forward to this new series - thanks for a chance at winning your newest! Love your covers!

catslady5(at)aol.com

penney said...

I love the Regency historicals! This is on my to get list I can't wait to read it.
Thanks for being here today!
Penney
luvhistoricalromance(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy vonHentschel said...

Love your books, Shana, can't wait to add this one to my collection! Congrats on your release!

Cindy vonHentschel said...

Oops. Forgot my email.
Thanks,

It's Cvon73@yahoo.com

Na said...

I find spies stories so much fun to read. It places the hero and heroine in fun moments.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like a fun book! I also like reading about people that are not the aristocracy, but on the fringe! thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

ShanaGalen said...

Hi Diane, so glad you're enjoying Gentleman. Armand was a tough character to write. Good luck with the giveaway.

ShanaGalen said...

Patricia, good luck! I don't pick the winners, but I'm sending good vibes your way.

ShanaGalen said...

Thanks for popping in, catslady. Good luck!

ShanaGalen said...

Penney, thanks so much for stopping by and for putting WYGADAD on your list :-)

ShanaGalen said...

Thank you, Cindy. Good luck with the giveaway.

ShanaGalen said...

Na, this one isn't a spy story. But I have more of those in store, no worries!

ShanaGalen said...

Martha, I like to read something a little different now and again too. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

bn100 said...

Very nice interview.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol L. said...

I love Shana Galen, she's an auto buy for me. I'm really looking forward to reading WYGADAD.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

ShanaGalen said...

Thanks, bn100!

Thanks, Carol. That's lovely of you to say.

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great book and a great story. I would enjoy reading it. Love the cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Jasmyn said...

I haven't had a chance to read your books yet, but several are on my wishlist. Maybe this will be my first!

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Maureen said...

It looks like a story with two great characters.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

ShanaGalen said...

Thanks so much, Anita. I really like the cover as well.

ShanaGalen said...

Jasmyn, good luck with the giveaway :-)

ShanaGalen said...

Thanks, Maureen! And I appreciate you stopping by.

penney said...

Hi Shana, If you pick my name throw it away and pick someone else please! I just got your book and have started on it. Thanks
Penney

ShanaGalen said...

Penney, I don't pick, but I'm sure if the blog admin picks you, you can tell her to pick again. Thanks!