Monday, January 24, 2011

Anne Greene's "Masquerade Marriage"

We're happy to have Anne Greene with us today talking about her book Masquerade Marriage. To learn more about Anne and her book, read on!

Title: Masquerade Marriage

Cover blurb: Attached as A Secret List
He was born to a clan of noted warriors and musicians. Yet to protect his loved ones and escape the dark fate of his brothers, he abandons his identity. Hiding from relentless soldiers who want him dead, he vows to protect the woman he loves more than life, more than freedom, more than Scotland. But his presence throws her into
She weds a stranger to save his life. But do vows make a marriage? When does a marriage become a marriage? What if she holds a different love inside her heart?
Steeling himself against the pain, he condemns himself to a life of heartbreak without her. Wanting her desperately, knowing he can’t have her, he surrenders her and heads alone to certain death. Outlawed, with a price on his head, does she love him enough to give up castle, lands, and family, and risk the agony of surrendering her heart a second time?

1) How did this story come to you? 
During a long visit to the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland I became intrigued with why Highland Clans no longer occupied the Highlands. You’ll find the surprising answer in my book Masquerade Marriage. I’m of Scottish ancestry as are so many Americans, and bagpipes music makes my heart sing. I fell in love with the awesome country and the friendly, complex people. So, being a writer, of course I had to write of what I knew. I love the clear fresh air, the handsome people, the amazing openness of the country, the castles, and the Scots violent, adventurous history. In the next few years I plan to add Cailin and Fiona’s love stories to Megan’s legendary love.
I also write contemporary suspense novels. I have a sassy detective novel, a modern day cowboy suspense, and a Coast Guard mystery, all set in my home state of Texas in the works. Did you know parts of the Civil War were fought in the west? I have a novel in the pipes that is a second book of a family saga which occurred in Talaquah, Oklahoma. I also have a World War 11 Women Pilots love story. I’d love to know if you prefer historical novels to contemporary novels. I’m taking a poll, so could you leave a comment?

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
My editor was one of the judges in the Finally A Bride Contest. A writer can only enter this contest if she has won or placed in another contest. The judge for the finalists, my editor to be, Nicola Martinez, asked for the full manuscript and sent me a contract.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’d rather stay home and read or write then go to a large party. I like small parties. I’m very active, I’d rather participate in a sport than watch one. I like tennis, swimming, golf, horseback riding, and sailing. Because I sit behind a computer six to eight hours a day, I constantly fight weight gain.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m always working on three or more books at once. I have a lady detective book I have every hope of seeing published soon, I’m working on a sequel to Masquerade Marriage, I’m working on a woman test pilot in WW11 book, and several proposals for novellas.

5) Parting comments?
I’ll hope you’ll love Masquerade Marriage, my debut book with I’ve had twelve five star reviews and heard back from fans who loved it and want more. I’d love to hear from you.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. Sounds like a very good read...since some of my ancestors are from Scotland, I always love a book in that setting. Just reading the short blurb above really peaked my interest! Please enter me for a chance to

  2. I've heard from a couple of friends that this was a good book. Word of mouth convinced me to try it.


  3. i have good friends of scottish descent, and love to read about them! please enter me for a chance to win. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

  4. The book sounds great! I would love to win a copy!!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  5. Sounds like a great historical. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.

  6. Please enter me...this book sounds very interesting! I love Scottish books and have some Scottish blood!

  7. I've never read any of Anne's books love to win thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. I have enjoyed every book I have ever read which was set in the land of Scotland! And, I prefer historical over contemporary novels! Please enter me for a chance to win the copy of your book! Thanks! barb_wallace2000@yahoo[dot]com

  9. I'm fascinated with Scottish history even though I've not a drop of Scottish blood in my family. Thanks for entering me.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  10. Right now, I am reading "Here Burns My Cnadle by Liz Clarke Higgins. It is a historical fiction book set during the war of the roses in Edinburgh. I am very interested in why the "Hielanders" no longer live in the Highlands. Please me in this contest. Thank you,


  11. I'm excited about this being a series and not a stand alone novel!

  12. This sounds like an interesting book and an important reminder about the choices we make.

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

  13. Sounds fun!! Please enter me:)
    kristengjohnson (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. please count me in...thanks :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  15. Popping in to tell Anne this book made my best of 2010 list. I'm excited to hear you're working on a sequel! :)

  16. I love Scottish/English backgrounds, this sounds like a wonderful love story. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  17. I noticed there was another Diane on here and even though I'm Diana everybody shortens it for some reason to with that being said I'm Diana from SC and would love to win this book! As a matter of fact they just did that on another blog...

  18. Your interview was very personable. I have not read any of your books and look forward to getting aquainted with your writings. I wish you the best in your multi book "adventure" and that you get them all published. You make writing sound exciting and satisfying. The best of all to you. LHammett

  19. This sounds like a terrific book! I hope God blesses it greatly!

  20. Very interesting story line and appeals to me. I like both the historical and contemporary, but enjoy historical the most. I like history with a fiction story written around it. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win it. I hope I win!

    Grace & Peace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  21. I am very interested in the FLY GIRLS series of Anne Greene, which brings to life women of independent thought and action who volunteered to fly during World War II. A little tidbit as I am from NC-Georgia Tiny Broadwick was a native North Carolinian, who became the first woman to make a parachute jump from an airplane. Tiny first jumped in 1908 at the North Carolina State Fair. Tiny Broadwick helped give confidence to the thousands of flyers who came after her; they knew that there was a way to escape a failing aircraft. She contributed to the flight history that helped make America the nation that gave wings to the world. Tiny was truly a pioneer and will always be remembered as the First Lady of Parachuting.

    Also, by the way, Masquerade Marriage sounds like a great read!
    rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

  22. I have entered a contest to win this book on another blog...just in case! I would love to read this book. I fell in love with Scottish series a few years back...been hooked ever since!

  23. Sounds like a super book! Please include me.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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