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I’m delighted to welcome New York Times Bestselling Author SABRINA JEFFRIES to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

I’m delighted to be here!



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

I was born in New Orleans while my dad was in seminary there, so I didn’t grow up there. My father took two more churches in Louisiana as he and my mom prepared to become missionaries. When I was seven, they took us all to Thailand. That’s where I mostly grew up. I lived in Thailand from age 7 to age 17, with one year of furlough in Louisiana in there.

Thailand was fascinating. It was harder for me than my siblings because I was old enough to remember my grandparents and to miss them. But we had a lot of fun adventures there. And a few not so fun ones—my mom got very good at killing cobras and we had to have the whole series of rabies shots when we were exposed to a rabid dog. But I’ve always been grateful for the chance to live in another culture and see the world. I still like to travel.

Sabrina Jeffries Interview -HikingAsGirl
A photo of me as a little girl on vacation in Malaysia. I think I was probably 10 or 11. That’s me at the top.


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

I think I’m easy-going, but you’d have to ask my husband. 🙂 I can be temperamental about certain things.


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

Definitely savoury. I love cheese and nuts! If I am going to eat something sweet, it will either be very dark chocolate with nuts or a pastry of some sort. But these days I rarely eat sweets.


What is your most treasured possession?

My videos of my son. He’s a nonverbal autistic adult, so we don’t get to talk with him ever (more like, we talk at him and he grins). In videos, however, we can see him being his usual self, so when I get lonesome for him between visits (he lives in a residential home now with two other autistic adults), I can just play the videos.


If you were able to afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

That would be a hard choice. Probably somewhere in the Lake District of England. I love mountains and lakes and England, and it would enable me to go visit sites I’ve never been to, and occasionally party in London. But my second choice would be the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, believe it or not. I grew up vacationing there, and the weather is perfect, the rain forests are gorgeous, and I like the food.


Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

I’ve put my foot in my mouth so many times I can’t even remember them all (it comes from being a very chatty person). It’s taught me to be cautious. And I once fell flat on my face in a parking lot in L.A. when I stumbled over a curb. Fortunately, only my husband and son were there to see me. I hope.



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

Thank you so much for having me! I always enjoy getting to know readers.


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


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(Highland Pleasures #6)

Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian)

Official Blurb 

Second Sight And Seduction…

Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family—he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien—one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England—he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity.

Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

(Date of publication – Kindle: 1 October 2013) 



(Maiden Lane #6)

Genre: Historical Romance (18th century)

Official Blurb 


Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won’t back down . . .


Artemis Greaves toils as a lady’s companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She’s even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . .


Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?

(Date of publication – Kindle: 13 October 2013) 



(The Hellions of Halstead Hall #6)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Official Blurb 

A heartwarming Christmas romance from a beloved New York Times bestselling author!

Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has been estranged from his mother for most of his life. When his mother’s new companion, Mrs. Camilla Stuart, writes to tell him that his mother is seriously ill, he goes home. But when he learns that the lovely widow tricked him in order to effect a holiday reconciliation, he refuses to stay—unless she meets his “terms.” Somewhere between trying to seduce the beautiful Camilla and struggling with the cruel memories of his childhood Christmases, Pierce discovers that not only does forgiveness go two ways, but that love can blossom even in the coldest of winters.

(Date of publication – paperback (UK): 29 October 2013) 


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