Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To Covet a Lady's Heart

One good blackmail deserves another.

The Landon Sisters #2
Ingrid Hahn
Releasing Feb 20, 2017
Entangled Scandalous

good blackmail deserves another.

After a lifetime of
rakish behavior, Lord Maxfeld must pretend he’s reformed and find a fake wife.
And, with the perfect blend of family scandal and tenuous acceptance in
Society, there is nobody more suitable than Lady Phoebe. Trouble is, Phoebe
will not agree to a false engagement, forcing Max to blackmail her into his

Phoebe will go to great lengths to avoid anything
remotely dishonorable. Unwilling to bear the scandal of a broken engagement,
she blackmails Max right back—directly to the altar.

Once married, though, Phoebe wants much more than Max’s
ring. She wants his heart. But he will never give it. For better or worse may
just be words but Phoebe cannot stay with Max if he thinks love is the worst
thing that can happen.

Ingrid Hahn is a
failed administrative assistant with a B.A. in Art History. Her love of reading
has turned her mortgage payment into a book storage fee, which makes her the
friend who you never want to ask you for help moving. Though originally from
Seattle, she now lives in the metropolitan DC area with her ship-nerd husband,
small son, and four opinionated cats. When she’s not reading or writing, she
loves knitting, theater, nature walks, travel, history, and is a hopelessly
devoted fan of Jane Austen. She loves to connect with her readers

Q&A with Ingrid Hahn
Q: Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
Definitely my head. Thankfully, I’m not a screw top, so I can always remember it. Everything else is fair game.

Q: If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
I can’t decide between two choices. Either Cleopatra right after she met Mark Antony, but I won’t tell you why. Or some chick inside a perfume commercial. You get to be gorgeous, perfectly made up, and there is usually a not-too-hard-on-the-eyes guy around. (That goes for perfume lady—Cleopatra wasn’t the gorgeous siren she’s depicted as being in popular myth.) The perfume lady has the bonus of either getting to wear a big fancy dress or lazing around a private beach.

Q: What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
The naughty ones.

Q: Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
I put a tiny, tiny bit of myself into each heroine in a superfluous way. My first heroine, Grace, loved chocolate and has less-than-perfect hair (far less, I’m afraid). My second, Phoebe, is a big reader and loves tea. My third, Eliza—her book is coming in June—hates cherries. However, unlike Eliza, I came by my dislike honestly. I just plain don’t like them. I won’t spoil it for you, but Eliza came by her dislike by way of an abhorrent association. 

Q: Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Let go of your ego, never stop learning, work hard to nail good conflict, learn to encapsulate your entire story in one pithy statement that makes strangers’ eyes bulge and beg you to write the book immediately (I’m still working on this one!). Don’t self-publish too early. Give yourself permission to turn into a seething green jealousy monster even for writer friends you love dearly when they achieve something you covet, but cap your time in The Great and Terrible Land of Envy to about ten or twenty minutes, then go back to being happy for them and focusing your energy on your own work.

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