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I’m delighted to welcome Award-Winning Author JULIA JUSTISS to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

Thanks, Carol!  I enjoy your blog posts—I’ve discovered some great books—and the Featured Author interviews have been such fun!  I’m delighted to have a chance to participate.

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R&R:
Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?

Julia:
I was born in Severna Park, a small town between Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland.  Annapolis is one of the US’s perfect-gem colonial towns.  Originally the main port on the Chesapeake Bay as well as the state capital, its early prosperity allowed the building of beautiful homes and public buildings in the late 1700’s-early 1800’s.  After Baltimore eclipsed it as a port, there wasn’t enough money to tear down the English Georgian brick houses and rebuild in the Victorian style.  I grew up around the city, became a junior guide for Historic Annapolis as a teenager, and thus began my love for history.

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Me at age five with my brother, with the braids
I wore all through grade school

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My “glam” high school graduation picture

 

R&R:
How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?

Julia:
I think I’m easy-going!  Organized, industrious, as a writer, definitely a plotter rather than a pantser.

 

R&R:
When it comes to food do you like sweet or savoury or both?

Julia:
I’m more a fan of savory—meats and vegetables—than sweet, except for my favourite dark chocolate.  But my real addiction is salty things, like chips and crackers.



R&R:

What is your most treasured possession?

Julia:
It would be hard to pick one.  I’m not a big jewelry person, so usually wear the wedding and college rings that have the most meaning for me.  I have some lovely books and some rugs and ceramics that we picked up when we lived overseas.  I like pretty things and flowers!

 

R&R:
If you could afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

Julia:
Probably a house at a beach in a warm-weather area.  I love the sound of the waves and walking on the sand and like to do it all year long.

 

R&R:
Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

Julia:
Gosh, hard to pick just one!   Maybe when I was teaching French and thankfully had students who liked me and were very nice, because one day I came to school wearing light tan cotton slacks.  Two of the girls pulled me aside and told me my patterned panties showed through!  Yikes!  I went to the ladies’ room and removed them—and taught the rest of the day “commando!”

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Thank you for taking time out to be here today and sharing these interesting facts about yourself, Julia.

Thanks so much for inviting me, Carol!

 

 

If you would like to find out more about Julia and her books, here are the links:

Website
Goodreads
Facebook
Twitter

 

 

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Source: Free from Amazon Kindle

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Blurb:

Thirteen years — that’s how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother’s life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar…

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal — one that doesn’t include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won’t be easy, but he can’t get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?

♥♥♥♥♥♥

Source: Prize in a Giveaway

(The Ransleigh Rogues, #4)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Cover Blurb:

The soldier next door…

Dominic Ransleigh lost more than his arm in battle—he lost his reason for living. Returning to his family seat, he shuns all society. If only his beautiful, plainspoken tenant, Theodora Branwell, wasn’t so hard to ignore…

Since her fiancé’s death on the battlefield, Theo’s devoted herself to caring for soldiers’ orphans. She’s powerfully attracted to Dom, but knows all too well the consequences of temptation. Is Theo, who’s survived so much, brave enough to reveal her secret to her handsome, wounded neighbor?

♥♥♥♥♥♥

Source: Prize in a Giveaway

(Agents of the Crown, #2)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Cover Blurb:

Amidst the rising winds of revolution, Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell alone can protect-and win the heart of-the elusive Lady Egerton. A night in London’s most exclusive bordello. Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell would not normally indulge, but the end of his time spying against Napoleon deserves a victory celebration. Yet, such pleasure will not come cheap. The auburn-haired courtesan he calls “Kitten” is in truth Katherine, Lady Egerton, a dowager baroness and the daughter of an earl as elusive as she is alluring. She flees a fate worse than death. But Martin has known darkness, too, and he alone can touch her heart-as she has touched his. To the English Midlands they will steal, into the rising winds of revolution.

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Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review

(The Marriage Game, #7)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Cover Blurb:

Ella Quinn’s bachelors are quite sure of what they want in life—and love—until the right woman opens their eyes…

After a painful heartbreak, Rupert, the handsome young Earl of Stanstead, has decided that when it comes to love, avoidance is best. Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan—and remember his longing for a wife and family. Yet he senses that she too has been hurt, though she attempts to hide her feelings—and more—in the most baffling and alluring way. Intrigued, Rupert is willing to play along, if winning her is the prize…

Crushed by her late husband’s scorn, Vivian, Countess of Beresford, believes she is monstrously undesirable. Sadly childless, she has moved to London resigned to a solitary life. Still, when she encounters Rupert at a masquerade ball, her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her. Convinced he doesn’t recognize her, she begins an after-hours affair with him, always in costume—while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day. But when Rupert makes a shocking choice, will Vivian be able to handle the truth?…

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Source: Purchased from Amazon Kindle

Dirty Beautiful Rich

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Blurb:

Damian FitzGeralds can’t escape his past. It doesn’t matter how many thousands of miles he runs. His secret is always there. Always threatening to unleash it’s pain and horror again. When Julie Doyle gets too close there’s only one option. Run. But even half way around the world, he can’t escape her pull on his guarded heart.

Julie Doyle has been a fool again when it comes to men. Instead of the business arrangement she’d promised herself, she’s fallen head over heals for her sexy Irish employer. There’s just one thing. He’s broken. Can she help him heal without losing herself, or will she have to leave the gorgeous billionaire behind?

♥♥♥♥♥♥

Source: Purchased from Amazon Kindle

Dirty Beautiful Rich 5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Blurb:

In the FINAL installment, Damian Fitzgerald, Earl of Clare and tortured billionaire, faces his fate but will he win Julie Doyle, the only woman, to ever crack the towering wall around his wounded heart?

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Fellow blogger, Catherine Curzon, has Historical Romance author JULIA JUSTISS on her A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide To Life Blog today. Julia is talking about the fascinating research she undertook for her latest book, THE RAKE TO REVEAL HER. There is also an excerpt and one lucky commentator will win a copy of Julia’s book.


(The Ranesleigh Rogues, #4)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Cover Blurb:

The soldier next door…

Dominic Ransleigh lost more than his arm in battle—he lost his reason for living. Returning to his family seat, he shuns all society. If only his beautiful, plainspoken tenant, Theodora Branwell, wasn’t so hard to ignore…

Since her fiancé’s death on the battlefield, Theo’s devoted herself to caring for soldiers’ orphans. She’s powerfully attracted to Dom, but knows all too well the consequences of temptation. Is Theo, who’s survived so much, brave enough to reveal her secret to her handsome, wounded neighbor?

JUST FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE POST AND DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT.

http://www.madamegilflurt.com/2015/05/a-salon-guest-thunder-of-hoof-beats.html

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