Delilah Marvelle Intro
Hello Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very excited to welcome the incredible Delilah Marvelle to the site today.
You can also find Delilah on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads
Delilah is the creator of many great historical romance novels and series including her SCANDAL, SCHOOL OF GALLANTRY AND THE RUMOR series.
Today we are helping Delilah promote the newest release in THE RUMOR series so we are going to post the synopsis for the books in the series to get you more familiar with the series.
RUMOR series - PREQUEL
Love can open your eyes...
Forever And A Day
RUMOR series, Book 1
Rumor Has it…
Forever A Lady
RUMOR series, Book 2
DELILAH: I’m so thrilled to be here! Thank you!
Q1): Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we can't find out on the internet, in your bio, etc?
DELILAH: 1.) I hate buttermilk. When I was six years old, I had this babysitter who would force me drink it at every single meal. I didn’t like it to begin with and her forcing me to drink it only made me permanently build a gag reflex I have to this day. I kid you not, I can’t even smell buttermilk without wanting to puke. 2.) I was a tomboy and hung out with the boys up until I was 14. I even had a butch haircut and wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress. Until I started liking said boys, that is, and well…I had to say good-bye to my tomboy persona and hello to long hair and dresses, lol. 3.) I’m scared of the dark. When my husband isn’t home at night, whether he’s traveling or with the fire department, I have the kids sleep with me, lol. Seriously. My over-active imagination has a lot to do with it. And the fact that I believe in ghosts...
2) How old where you when you first realized you wanted to be a writer? Was there anyone or anything in particular that inspired you?
DELILAH: I was about eight (give or take a year) when I realized I wanted to be a writer. While many things inspired me (reading books, for instance), it’s life itself that really inspired me to write. The more I experienced, both good and bad, the more I had to write. I was a big romantic at heart, even at eight, and so my stories, even when I was younger, always had some sort of romance in it, lol.
3) Do you have any interesting writing quirks or things that you must have with you to begin the writing process?
DELILAH: The one thing that I have to have when writing is complete silence. Which usually means I have to kick everyone out of the house to write. I can’t step into a historical world or mind frame when I have the modern world knocking on my door every few minutes. So I turn off the phones, the internet and kick people out in order to do it. As for a writing quirk? Hoo-boy. Yes. I have one big writing quirk. As I’m typing my stories, I voice them aloud in a British accent to make it feel authentic and real. It immerses me in the world I’m creating, which is why I have to usually kick everyone out of the house. Because it’s really weird trying to talk aloud in a British accent as I’m writing. ESPECIALLY during a love scene, lol.
4) What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
DELILAH: I do a lot of running, hiking, reading, traveling, cooking (I went to culinary school and so I always go crazy!) and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to spend as much time with my family and friends as possible. I do so much writing, that when I’m not writing, I just try to enjoy everything and anything in life.
5) Do you have a personal favorite book among those you have written so far? Maybe one that holds special meaning for you, etc?
DELILAH: I definitely have a favorite book. THE PERFECT SCANDAL, which is book 3 in the Scandal Series. THE PERFECT SCANDAL digs into my Polish heritage and everything I ever learned about my culture whilst digging into some personal issues I dealt with regarding family secrets. It’s the book of my heart and will always be my favorite.
6) What are some of your favorite TV shows and movies?
DELILAH: My favorite movies are Amelie, White, Memento, Perfume and Secretary. I love movies that give me a twisted new world that awes me. I’m currently obsessed with Downton Abbey and am anxiously waiting for Season three. I’m also just getting into Game of Thrones. OMG.
7) You seem to really be inspired by historical romance. What is it about this genre that you love so much?
DELILAH: I have always felt like I was born in the wrong era. History calls to me and is a world I love exploring. It’s a time when social etiquette was everything and a woman had to fight to define herself. Gowns, dukes and history. It has love story written all over it, lol.
8) Do you plan to ever venture out into another genre or are you happy to keep writing historical romance novels?
DELILAH: I’m too in love with historical romance to ever venture into another genre. There is just far too much to explore and still so many different stories to write within my genre.
10) Can you please tell us what the premise for THE RUMOR series is all about?
DELILAH: All the books are connected by the disappearance of a 10 year old aristocratic boy. A boy who disappeared into New York City and was never heard from again. Until 30 years later. All the stories weave together to give the big scope of all the people who are intricately bound to our missing heir in different ways.
11) So far THE RUMOR series has 2 full length novels and one prequel novella. What's coming up next in this series?
DELILAH: The last book in the series, FOREVER A LORD, will feature the story of the missing heir who disappeared 30 years earlier and what became of him and who he is now ( bareknuckle boxer). The story is about fighting for what you believe in (quite literally) and forgiving not only those who have wronged you but forgiving yourself for being unable to rise above being wronged.
12) Can you please tell us about your SCANDAL and SCHOOL OF GALLANTRY series? Are you planning to write any more books in these series?
DELILAH: The Scandal series is all about Scandal. Not the sort of scandal that would make someone blush, but rather the sort of scandal that would make someone’s mouth drop open. In historical romance, the word ‘scandal’ is overused to the point of diluting the poor word, so I decided to give the word some substance. In each book, we are introduced to difference forms of social scandal. From a hero, who is a recovering sex addict, to another hero who is a male prostitute, to the last hero who is cutter, all set within the context of history. I absolutely loved exploring all of the aspects of what defines real scandal.
In the School of Gallantry series, I introduce a very tongue and cheek set of books. The series is about a retired, elderly French courtesan who opens an school for aristocratic men to educate them in the art of love and seduction. The series features 5 men who were stupid enough to sign up, lol, and for all the wrong reasons. I’ll be finishing the series next year.
13) What has been the most rewarding experience of your career so far?
DELILAH: Being able to meet people I normally wouldn’t meet thanks to my writing. It’s the most amazing thing in the world to know someone I wouldn’t have met picks up my book and becomes a part of my world. My fans are amazing.
14) What legacy do you hope to leave your readers with?
DELILAH: That my readers will never know what to expect from me. I don’t ever want my readers to pick up a book and think they know what they’re going to get. I’m all about gifting them with the element of surprise.
15) Is there anything specific you would like to say to the readers or anything you would like to share with us while we have you here today?
DELILAH: I would love to say THANK YOU to all of my readers. They are the reason I continue to write. Each and every day I am grateful for all the emails and the love I get to glory in. THANK YOU.
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Delilah, thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. We're looking forward to having you back in December to promote Forever A Lord and the special Christmas Giveaway that we planned. Hehe, everyone will just have to come back in December (the 20th to be exact) to see what Delilah and I have planned for you all. J
DELILAH: Thank you for having me!! And whoo-hoo, I can’t wait for Christmas J
Delilah is giving away a paperback of Forever and A day AND Forever A Lady to two lucky winners - 1 book per winner.
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WIN A DAY WITH DELILAH MARVELLE
Want to meet Delilah and spend an entire day with her? Here's how!
Delilah Marvelle will fly out to your hometown and spend an entire day treating you like the Lady that you are. From facials to pedicures and wine and dinner, Delilah will also hand deliver an exclusive copy of her December release FOREVER A LORD, which wraps up the Rumor Series.
Contest runs from August 1st to August 31st 2012.
OPEN TO CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES CITIZENS ONLY.