Interview & Giveaway with Julie Johnstone

Readers, Today I have the fabulous Julie Johnstone on the blog! Her new book My Fair Duchess has been released. Please enter to win a free copy of My Fair Duchess. Please welcome Julie!

RRG: What is the first romance novel you ever read?
JJ: Ransom by Julie Garwood.

RRG: Would you want to live in the time you write about? What would you love? Hate?
JJ: I would like to go back to the past and live in the time I write about for a bit, but not permanently. I think it would be fun to immerse myself in the Regency time period and really learn about life, plus I would die to where those gowns!! I’m assuming I’ll be rich, of course! However, I wouldn’t want to stay because their life spans were so much shorter than our’s today! Plus medicine, childbirth, etc. is just not what it is today.

RRG: Who is your favorite romance duo?
JJ: I have to say to this day my favorite hero and heroine are still Whitney and Clayton from Whitney My Love.

RRG: How do you come up with your character’s names?
JJ: Oh, that’s painstaking!!! I have a list of common Regency names that I use along with several research sites and from there I narrow, narrow and narrow some more.

Rapid Fire Round
Heels or flip flops? To go out – heels definitely. Day to day – flip flops.
The Beach or The Mountains? Beach in the summer. Mountains in the fall.
American hottie or sexy Brit? Sexy Brit, of course!!!
Sugar or Salty Snacks? Salty!

Thank You, Julie!!

My Fair DuchessAbout My Fair Duchess
After years of playing the rake to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another gentleman.

Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom. But when her family faces financial ruin and the man she has always loved is on the verge of marrying another, she’ll try anything to transform herself to capture her childhood love and save her family―including agreeing to participate in a bet between her brother and the notorious, dangerously handsome Duke Of Aversley.

Bound by the bet, Amelia and Aversley discover unexpected understanding and passion beyond their wildest dreams, if only they can let go of their pride, put trust in each other and chance losing their hearts.

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