Welcome to the Sugar and Spice Tour, hosted by Sourcebooks Casablanca! Today, I'm featuring authors Amy Sandas and Elizabeth Michels. They have interviewed each other, which was very fun. Stick around for the giveaway!
In which Elizabeth interviews Amy...
Elizabeth: What’s your favorite line from your new release, LORD OF LIES?
Amy: “He knew before he spoke, however, that a sensible lecture would only end in a roll of her fascinating eyes or a snort of derision before she went along doing exactly what she wanted to do anyway.”
Elizabeth: If you had to live within the world of any genre of romance, which one would you choose and why?
Amy: I’d have to go with contemporary. Specifically, the gritty, rock-and-roll, tattooed, dive bar contemporaries. Oh, to be young and rebellious again!
Elizabeth: Do you think there’s a secret ingredient that all heroes must have to be desirable? Or does that magic “it” factor change from book to book?
Amy: I definitely think it changes from book to book. To me the “it” factor is in how the hero is perfect for his particular heroine. It’s in the little details she notices when she first sees him and the way his
Elizabeth: When you’re not writing, what’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Amy: Read! With a full-time job and three kids, my reading time has shrunk down to random stolen moments that rarely last long. Nothing compares to the luxury of escaping into a good book.
... and then Amy interviews Elizabeth!
Amy: As a reader, which do you prefer: beta or alpha heroes?
Elizabeth: Alphas! I love Alpha Males! I’m married to an alpha male, and I write about alpha males. So when it comes to what I choose to read in my spare time, I’m always going to choose an alpha hero. Give me a take charge, masculine hero with a weakness for only one lady, and I’m a happy reader. I also give bonus points to the hero if he’s scarred in some way, or avoids events where he would have to exhibit good behavior. …I guess I have a type. ;)
Amy: Of the three heroes in The Spare Heirs series, which would you choose that have as your brother, which would you take as a lover, and which would you make your husband?
Elizabeth: Oh, goodness! What a question! LOL I would choose Ethan Moore, Lord Ayton (THE INFAMOUS HEIR) to be my brother. He’s a great brother to his sister, Katie. And I know if something went wrong in my life, he would have my back and would be the first one there throwing punches in my defense.
I would marry Fallon St. James (THE WICKED HEIR) in a heartbeat! He’s a kind, generous, and powerful man in London. He lives in the elegant, flower-filled Headquarters for the Spare Heirs Society. He’s…let’s be honest…the Godfather of the mafia, which is cool. And he would be the one most likely to laugh it off when I do something impulsive and creative around the house.
And that makes Ash Claughbane (THE REBEL HEIR) my lover. Ash is adventurous, and fun. He travels a good bit, so I think he would be a nice wild fling when he comes through town. Of course, I think the heroines of the Spare Heirs series would have a problem with me stealing their men, so I’ll just stick with the husband I have. He’s pretty awesome too.
Amy: What is the strangest way that an idea has come to you for a story?
Elizabeth: LOL I definitely have to go with the plot of my debut novel, MUST LOVE DUKES, for this one. I was in the shower one Saturday afternoon after working in my flower beds all morning.
It went something like this: shampoo, shampoo, shampoo… ENTIRE PLOT OF THE STORY SMASHING ME OVER THE HEAD! I gasped, didn’t even stop to rinse or repeat, and ran for a pen and paper before I could forget the details. I wrote down a summary of the entire book with shampoo bubbles still dripping from my head. And the rest is history.
Amy: If you had only one book to read for the rest of your life, what book would it be?
Elizabeth: Only one book?! Forever?! Man, ask me a tougher question, why don’t you, Amy. Geez! I would have to go with the book that will always hold a special place in my heart: the one that hooked me on reading when I was a teenager. There was a long list of acceptable books for summer reading that year. I wasn’t a big reader at the time, so I sighed and looked down the list settling on a title that turned out to be AMAZING! After I read it, I wanted more and began devouring book after book for the first time in my life. But that first one is still my favorite book of all time. The book that changed my life: REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier.
About Amy Sandas:
USA Today Bestselling author Amy Sandas’s love of romance began one summer when she stumbled across one of her mother’s Barbara Cartland books. Her affinity for writing began with sappy preteen poems and led to a liberal arts degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She lives with her husband and children near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
About Elizabeth Michels:
Elizabeth Michels is the award-winning author of the Tricks of the Ton series and the new Spare Heirs series. She attended Park University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Interior Design. This Historical Romance author enjoys living in a lake-side town in North Carolina with her husband and son. Elizabeth is a lover of happily-ever-afters, laughter, and things that are sparkly. Tiara optional while reading, but highly recommended.
About Lord of Lies:
Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas
Book Three of the Fallen Ladies series
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 4, 2017
“You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel.”
His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. “You are not alone,” he said.
Portia Chadwick longs for a life of adventure. When a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, she dares to seek help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into his world of intrigue and danger—and unexpected passion.
Dell Turner grew up in London’s back alleys and gin lanes. Vowing to escape his low beginnings, he hires himself out to society’s elite. When he accepts a job from a beautiful debutante, he doesn’t anticipate her relentless determination to join his mad occupation…or her unnerving ability to inspire emotions he thought long buried. She’s as dangerous to him as his world is to her, and yet Dell can’t bring himself to turn Portia away—even if it means risking her life.
About The Wicked Heir:
The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels
Book Three of the Spare Heirs series
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 4, 2017
The Spare Heirs Society Cordially Invites You to Meet Fallon St. James: The Mastermind
When the love of Lady Isabelle Fairlyn’s life is betrothed to her twin sister, Isabelle vows to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season. He must be a talented dancer, have a keen fashion sense, and be perfectly dashing in every way.
Fallon St. James is the farthest thing from perfectly anything. As head of the secretive Spare Heirs Society, he must stick to the shadows…even as Isabelle’s friendship pulls him reluctantly into the light. But when Isabelle gets involved with the one man who could destroy Spares, Fallon must decide between protecting his life’s work—or risking everything to save the woman whose warm smile leaves him breathless.
One lucky winner will receive a book bundle containing all three books in each author’s latest series!
Amy Sandas’ Fallen Ladies Series:
Luck Is No Lady
The Untouchable Earl
Lord of Lies
Elizabeth Michels’ Spare Heirs Series:
The Infamous Heir
The Rebel Heir
The Wicked Heir