Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Interview and Giveaway of Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction by Jayne Fresina

Today I have the honour of hosting the lovely Jayne Fresina on my blog for an interview! I really enjoyed her new release Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction and will have a review up soon!

1. Tell us 3 things not a lot of people know about you:
I am a lapsed vegetarian. I am addicted to Sudoku puzzles for relaxation. I love the smell of rubber bands, gas stations and old ashtrays!

2. Have you ever designed anything yourself like Molly does?
I love designing and sketching, but I am hopeless at sewing. Sewing machines actually terrify me! I so admire anyone who can sew their own clothes and wish I could do that. My sisters are all handy with a needle, so I'm the odd one out.

3. Do you have any pets? And if so, what are their names and did any of them ever chew on your shoes?
Yes, I have dogs and they have never chewed on my shoes, but a dog I once had chewed up a pair of my friends shoes when she came over one evening. We didn't even realize until she was looking for them to leave! I had to give her a pair of my shoes to wear home. My dogs have chewed other things of mine though! Including a coffee table. I've also had hamsters (several - all called Bean)and a lop-eared rabbit called Molly!

4. What do you do for fun aside from writing?
I love to go out for dinner and martinis with friends. And if the weather is good I like to go running. Apart from that there isn't much I do beyond writing. Between that and my "real" job, it takes up a lot of the day. Even when I'm not writing, I'm researching and taking notes. That's often fun too.

5. Describe your favorite dress:
It's a calf-length, floaty, very feminine, lilac and white halter dress I bought on Bluefly a few years ago. It's by the designer Diane Von Furstenburg. I would say it's my favorite really because it's much fancier than anything else I have - that said, however, I've only had the chance to wear it once so far. I do look at it in the closet though and run my hands over it every so often!

6. What was growing up with 3 sisters like?
Very noisy. Extremely educational. Sometimes frustrating. Always a comedy/drama. Never a dull moment.

7. Tell us about the last book you loved:
Emily Greenwood's "Gentlemen Prefer Mischief". I rarely have the chance to sit and read a book lately, but I took a break over the holidays to catch up on some reading. I thought it was a lovely romance with wonderful fully-drawn characters that just had me hoping for them all the way through.

8. What did you want to be growing up? Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
I wanted to be many things including a lawyer, a waitress, an assassin, or an actress. Actually I wanted to be Sophia Loren though, not just any actress. LOL!

9. Tell us about one of your pet peeves:
Dirty dishes left in the kitchen sink. (That was hard to pick just one!)

10. What is your favorite genre in books?
Historical romance!


She Designs Dresses for London's Leading Ladies…
Molly Robbins is finally stepping into the spotlight. Her unique dress designs have caught the eye of London's elite. And if it means her own dress shop, proper Molly will make a deal with the devil himself—the notoriously naughty Earl of Everscham. But becoming his mistress is not a part of their arrangement. It's right there in the contract's fine print: No Tomfoolery.

He's an Expert at Taking Them Off…
Carver Danforthe has a reputation for beautiful mistresses, cutting remarks, and shirking his responsibilities—not for indulging the ambitions of his sister's maid. He must have been drunk when he signed that blasted contract. The stubborn female may thing she's gotten the best of him, but what this situation calls for is a little hands-on negotiating...

All's Fair in Love and Fashion…

Historical romance author Jayne Fresina sprouted up in England. Entertained by her father’s colorful tales of growing up in the countryside, and surrounded by opinionated sisters, she’s always had inspiration for her beleaguered heroes and unstoppable heroines. Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction is the fourth book in her Sydney Dovedale series. She lives in upstate New York where she is working on a brand new regency romance series, the Book Club Belles Society. Visit www.jaynefresina.com for more information.

To Purchase Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction:
Barnes & Noble
Discover a New Love

But wait! There's more! The publisher is being all kinds of wonderful and is offering the following up for grabs for one lucky winner:
-The 4 book set of the Sydney Dovedale series

·The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine
·The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne
·Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal
·Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction

-A box of tea and mug

-And a tin of English Butter Fudge from Jayne

US/Canada residents only!

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  1. Thanks for inviting me on your blog!

  2. Oh, this book sounds like it'd be such a fun read. While I'm not particularly skilled at sewing or even very artistic in that way, I do love reading about characters who are. The novel sounds delightful!

    My favorite piece of clothing is a white summer dress I got off Modcloth. It's got a heart cutout for the back, and I'm OBSESSED with it. I wear it a lot when the weather is warm, and I can't wait to pull it out again this summer!

    1. Thanks Alexa! That sounds like a cute dress :) I love Modcloth too

  3. This time of year I'd have to say scarves. You can never have too many and they can change the look of an outfit & the warmth factor helps!

    1. I agree! Scarves are great - especially the wooly variety in this weather.

  4. My favorite piece of clothing has to be my flannel pajamas - nothing keeps me warmer in the crazy winter cold than my favorite flannel PJs. This sounds like a great series, I can't wait to start it!

    1. I think most days I look like I'm wearing pajamas! The scruffier the better. I once had a favorite t-shirt that was totally covered in holes, but it was the comfiest thing I'd ever had.

  5. OK, first of all I gotta say I love the interview! Love the questions you asked :) I have a dog too, and thankfully he hasn't chewed on anything yet, though my previous dog did chew on my grandma's brand new shoes once.. and just that one pair. Guess he didn't find them fashionable enough :)

    Also, I can understand the smell of rubber bands, but gas stations and ashtrays? :D That is extreme! :D Hahah :)
    Anyhoo, I had fun reading this interview and am now very excited for the books!

    As for my favorite piece of clothing.. hmm.. I guess I love baggy sweaters and leggins :) Just comfortable stuff, nothing too fancy :) Though I do like to dress up occasionally :)

    Thanks for an awesome post and for introducing me to this wonderful author and her books! :)

    Evie @Bookish

  6. Hmm, I'm not much of a fashion person so I don't have many special outfits but I do have a hoodie set that I love. It's a navy fleece with pink trim on the sweat pants. So comfy, I wear it all winter if I could!

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