Monday, September 19, 2011
Mary Moore's "The Aristocrat's Lady"
Title: The Aristocrat’s Lady
Publisher: Love Inspired
Cover blurb: For a few moments on a moonlit balcony, Nicole Beaumont was just a beautiful woman catching the eye of the handsome Lord Devlin-but she knew the illusion couldn’t last. If the enigmatic aristocrat knew her secret, he’d realize that her disability left her unfit for love. So who could blame her for hiding the truth a little longer?
Devlin had never met a woman like Nicole. Her unique combination of innocence and wisdom left him utterly intrigued. Yet what was she hiding? For a man who did not trust easily, discovering her secret was devastating. Overcoming their pasts and forging a future would take faith, forgiveness and trust. And second chances could lead to new beginnings….
1) How did this story come to you?
As we’ve all discussed, Regencies are usually about the very rich and elite of Georgian England. I knew that was needed in any Regency I wanted to write, I just thought it would be different if the heroine wasn’t perfect. I just wanted to write a story unlike one I had ever read before.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It’s been a long time coming. I wrote the story 15 years ago. I knew nothing, literally nothing about getting a book published, so when I made a half-hearted attempt and nothing happened, I put the manuscript in a box and packed it away. During a year of surgery and chemo treatment for breast cancer, I pulled it out and began to re- write it with actual knowledge of what real trials were about. God led me to Jenni Burke, my agent, and He’s been at the helm through the whole process. We (Jenni and my editor, Rachel Burkot) put a lot of hard work into it and God brought it to where it is today!
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
a) I still write with a pad and pen. I cannot for the life of me use the computer when I’m creating my stories.
b) I’m not a huge fan of reading westerns, but I’m a John Wayne fanatic!
c) I have a black lab Darcy; named after Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice!
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
For the rest of this month, I am doing all of the work that is associated with the release of the book. I have a few more blog interviews and two book signings. After that I have a little breathing room to get my second Regency ready for submission. I’m really excited about delving back into that story.
5) Parting comments?
I’m just really thankful to God for this whole experience. Almost every single author I’ve come into contact with has been nothing short of wonderful. They’ve helped me through this process time and time again when I didn’t know what to do. Like you, many have offered me the opportunity to talk about the book and get it out in front of the public. Jenni and Rachel took my story and made it the very best it could be, with guidance and forbearance the entire way. And I just pray that the readers that might need the message in this book are the ones it finds its way to. Thank you again for this forum and the service you provide. I truly appreciate it!
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
a) My website it www.marymooreauthor.com
b) My facebook page is facebook.com/mmooreauthor
c) My Twitter name is sugarbean1020
d) My email is email@example.com