Stella: Hi Alyssa, it's such a pleasure to welcome you at Ex Libris! :-) Let's talk holidays. Is there anything special you usually do for the holidays? Any special family tradition?
|Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley|
Alyssa: The inspiration to finish one of the three stories I've been working on!
Do you have any favourite holiday themed stories (movies or books)?
Alyssa grew up in Florida, where from an early age most of her favorite books had dukes in them. She spent her formative teen years working at a nearby theme park, doing just about every odd job a person can do, from collecting garbage to captaining an African boat cruise.
She married her college sweetheart and dropped out of the work force a few years later to raise a family. Starved for adult interaction, she began inventing grown-ups on the page. Since she could make her heroes look any way she liked, she gave them topboots and expert tailors. The result was her first regency romance.
Alyssa sold her first regency, A Tryst With Trouble, to Dorchester Publishing. However, financial problems at Dorchester led the company to postpone the release, and the publisher suspended operations before the book could be published. Alyssa’s second regency, Ruined by Rumor, became her debut romance when Carina Press published it in May of 2012. Her next regency with Carina should be out in March of 2013. For the present, A Tryst With Trouble remains unreleased.
A fan of Halloween, the perfect shoes, and springer spaniels, Alyssa now lives with her husband and their three children in Pennsylvania, where writing continues to be her favorite excuse for putting off housework and aerobic exercise.
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After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind...
Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she's been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.
Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She's convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty...while he's sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?
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