Ebook Winners – Day 5! #MaureenDriscollGiveaway

A Few of My Favorite Things

Congrats to

kphoenix1

Commenter on Friday’s Maureen Driscoll post!

Your info is being forwarded to Maureen and she’ll contact you soon!

You’re going to LOVE these novellas!

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Apologies for the late post but whomever was supposed to watch me today… didn’t. Leaving me to my own devices? Never a good idea.

Many thanks to Maureen Driscoll for spending time with us here at Nesie’s Place. We’ll definitely have to ask her back again!

A new week of historical romances begin tomorrow with another amazing author, and there are still live giveaways and Rafflecopters waiting for winners. Get busy!

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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

A Few of My Favorite Things

Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

Originally, the Emerson series was supposed to end with the fifth book.  But while all the adults in the Kellington and Emerson families had found true love, there were three girls who I kept thinking about.  Violet Kellington, Letty Emerson and Anna Emerson had met and become great friends as children.  Then I wondered what it would be like to see them find true love while also revisiting their families at the same time.

NEVER AND ALWAYS is three, inter-connected novellas in one book about three boys who meet at Eton.  One is Letty’s half-brother, and he and the other boys meet the two families as a result.  This was an awful book to write because the three stories all connect at places, but I didn’t want to keep repeating myself.  As a reader I hate it when an author repeats something she just told you forty pages earlier.  So I tried to re-tell the story from different angles each time.  It involved a lot of re-reading and swearing while writing.

But I believe I can now leave the two families, though I do miss them.   I just wrote the first draft of a new series, which starts at the end of NEVER AND ALWAYS.  So, I’ll probably revisit the families in future books.

A final question…what is your pet peeve about romance books?  Do authors do specific things that make you nuts?  One of mine is definitely when they repeat themselves.

I’ve enjoyed my time this week.  Thank you for visiting with me!

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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holidays

Release Date: December 19, 2016

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Return to the world of the Kellington and Emerson families in this Regency romance collection of three novellas.

Leticia Emerson, Violet Kellington and Anna Emerson have been friends most of their lives. Little did they know a visit from three Eton school boys would change everyone’s lives for the better.

Fifteen-year-old Lord Wesley Addington has just learned he has a half-sister, Lady Leticia Emerson. Over the next decade, Violet Kellington falls in love with the man who only sees her as his sister’s friend.

Lord Robert Carmichael has been all but abandoned by his family due to his pronounced limp, and he doesn’t want to pass on his affliction to a child. Though he is determined not to marry, Letty Emerson sees only the brave man who fought through the pain of his illness and the scorn of his family.

Scholarship student Mark Jones is torn between two worlds: the London stews he was born into and the peers who will never accept him. Anna Emerson, who has an English father and a Native American mother, knows she has found her soul’s mate.

The book contains three intersecting novellas, touching on love, loss and acceptance. It revisits the Kellington and Emerson families, more than a decade after their stories concluded. It is a love letter from the author to the two families which have meant so much to her.

There are, of course, graphic sexual scenes, but surprisingly not that many of them.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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Ebook Winners – Day 4! #MaureenDriscollGiveaway

A Few of My Favorite Things

Congrats to

A.C. Melody

Commenter on Thursday’s Maureen Driscoll post!

Your info is being forwarded to Maureen and she’ll contact you soon!

You’re going to LOVE Nick and Kate’s story!

Always Believe in Love

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There are more books to give away this week, and post #5 – Maureen’s LAST POST of the spotlight is on the way!

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“Always Believe in Love (Emerson Book 4)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

A Few of My Favorite Things

Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

This is the fourth book in the Emerson series and it was one of the most difficult to write.  Nicholas Chilcott is the Earl of Layton, and a half-brother of the Emersons due to an affair his mother had with their father.  Since he was the third-born son, it hadn’t mattered that much to the former Earl of Layton.  But when his brothers died, the former earl was enraged.  And now Nick’s cousin Simon is trying to take the title for himself.

In the course of uncovering a mystery regarding his father, Nick travels to the coast where he meets Kate, an archivist for a small church.  I had fun with Kate because the awful vicar, Rev. Bramwell, is (in my head, at least) a stand-in for the awful Mr. Collins in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, my favorite book.

But other than that, this book was really tough to write.  Nick was both a part of the Emersons and also separate from them.  I wanted to show the isolation of what that was like and for some reason it took me months longer to get this done.  But in the end, I really liked Nick and Kate as a couple, in part because it was two people who didn’t really belong anywhere finding each other and building a life together.

I often think the bonds we form with friends can be just as strong or even stronger than blood relations.  Do you have a special friend who’s more like a sibling than just a friend?

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“Always Believe in Love (Emerson Book 4)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Victorian/Regency/Saga

Release Date: September 26, 2015

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Nicholas Chilcott is the Earl of Layton, though his biological father was actually the late Earl of Ridgeway. When Nick’s cousin Simon challenges him for the title, Nick must travel to the coastal village of Weymouth to uncover secrets from the past. But, instead, he finds the woman he wants to build his future with.

Kate Winston serves as the church archivist, while trying to evade the unwanted advances of the new vicar. When a handsome earl comes to town on a mission, she cannot resist helping him, though she has no desire to join his world in the ton.

As Nick and Kate work to find answers to the past, they discover a passion that neither can deny.

ADVISORY: ALWAYS BELIEVE IN LOVE is, technically, historical romance. But it is very light on the history and rather heavy on the passion. It has adult situations and graphic sexual content. You will not like this book if you don’t like those things. It does contain some information about fish. You might like that part of the story if you like fish.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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Ebook Winners – Day 3! #MaureenDriscollGiveaway

A Few of My Favorite Things

Congrats to

Marquessa, Bookworm

and

Candice Royer

Commenters on Wednesday’s Maureen Driscoll post!

Your info is being forwarded to Maureen, ladies and she’ll contact you soon!

You’re going to LOVE James Emerson’s story!

Always True To Her

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There are more books to give away this week, and post #4 is on the way!

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“Always True to Her (Emerson Book 2)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

A Few of My Favorite Things

Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

This is from the second series I did, about the Emerson family.  The Kellingtons are rich.  The Emersons start out poor and they remain that way through (most of) five books.  That did not go over too well with some readers.  And this book got the most hate, though it’s probably my favorite.

For me, it’s fun to think of the fantasy where the rich guy comes in, loves you truly and sweeps you off your feet while showering you with money (basically all the Kellington books, except Lizzie’s husband is also rich and titled).  But for me, there’s something really romantic about loving someone despite the fact your life is still going to be a struggle.  I went through two periods in my life (once after my divorce and the other when the recession hit), when I was hugely in debt.  I was weeks away from having to move in with my mom in my 40s, when things finally started turning around.  You don’t forget times like that when splurging on yourself might be getting a $2 Wet n Wild eyeliner.  So I wrote a series where life was a struggle, but love was abundant.

In this book, James Emerson returns to England with his six-year-old daughter Anna in tow.  She was the result of a liaison he’d had with a Native American woman.  So not only are they facing poverty, but also the bigotry of society against a mixed-race child.  But none of that matters when he meets Irene, the sister of the man who cheated him out of land in America.

There are two reasons this book gets hate.  One is that I think everyone expected them to fall into a pot of money at the end, which did not happen.  And the other is that book three starts with a huge jolt at the end of book two.  But, again, it remains my favorite.

If you’ve ever been at a point when money was truly scarce, what was the small treat which brought you the most joy?

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Always True To Her

“Always True To Her (Emersons Book 2)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Victorian

Release Date: August 22, 2014

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ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This book contains explicit language of a sexual nature. If you don’t like explicit sex in your books, you won’t like this story. It’s also pretty light on the history. One story ends on a cliffhanger, though the main story is resolved. If you hate any type of cliffhanger — as many, many people apparently do — there’s nothing to see here and you may want to move on, though I appreciate your stopping by. However, if you like romance, humor and an ending that’s more realistic than most happily ever afters, there’s a chance you may like this book…

From the author of the Kellington series of Regency romances, comes the second book in the Emerson saga.

Lord James Emerson has returned to England intent on regaining the land that was stolen from him in America. He has come, with his daughter in tow, to confront the family of the man who cheated him out of his life’s savings. But he did not expect to meet the woman who steals his heart.

Miss Irene Wallace is certain her brother could not have acted so dishonorably. Yet it is hard to believe the man who loves his daughter so much is lying. She decides to work with Lord James to resolve the issue in the interest of justice. But instead, she finds herself falling in love with her brother’s enemy.

ALWAYS TRUE TO HER is a passionate Regency romance about the bonds of love and family.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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