Monday, November 23, 2015

A Christmas Vow of Seduction & Q&A with author Maisey Yates

1.) Can you bring us up to speed on A Christmas Vow of Seduction and the Princes of Petras series? 

The Princes of Petras centers around two brothers – Andres, the spare and notorious playboys, and his older brother, Kairos, who has always done his duty to his country, but never to his heart. The series starts with A Christmas Vow of Seduction, and with Andres, when he’s gifted a princess from a neighboring country to be his wife. The strong-willed princess Zara refuses, but Andres is determined to step up and do his duty for the first time ever. But in order to do that, he has to seduce his intended bride before Christmas.

2.) What was the first romance novel that you ever read? 

It was a Presents by Miranda Lee and for the life of me I can’t remember the title.

3.) What is one thing that you absolutely need when writing? 

Coffee. I can write almost anywhere, any time under any circumstances but I need to have had my caffeine.

4.) What’s the best interaction you’ve ever had with a fan? 

I feel like there have been so many good ones! But one that stands out is when I went to register for RWA at the Nationals conference and said my name and the woman running the registration went: OH. MAISEY. I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!

5.) Who would you fan cast for Prince Andres and Princess Zara? 

Pedro Soltz and Emmy Rossum

6.) Why do you think romance readers love reading about royalty so much? 

Royalty is such a big fantasy, but the great thing about romance is you get to dig down deep and crack it open and show that, at their hearts, these people aren’t that different. They want love too. I think that’s a universal truth in romance and that’s one thing I love about it.

7.) What is your favorite type of hero to write about? 

Hmm…I do love a bad boy.

8.) Without giving away too much, what’s your favorite scene from A Christmas Vow of Seduction?

I think it’s the first love scene. The hero is very intense, and I like that. ;)

9.) Do you have any conferences/book signings/events coming up? 

Nothing soon! Not until Summer 2016.

10.) What are you working on next? 

Right now I’m working on the 6th book in my Western Contemporary series, Copper Ridge.

About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it's been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard.

Praise for Maisey Yates:

“Yates writes a story with emotional depth, intense heartache and love that is hard fought for and eventually won.” –RT Book Reviews

“Maisey Yates digs deep into the characters to produce an emotional journey.” –Red Hot Books

“Yates does an amazing job of bringing the ending around in the nick of time and creating the perfect lead.”  –Portland Book Review

“It’s a happy, happy day when I get to read a book by Maisey Yates. She has a very strong voice which is funny, emotional, and not just a little bit sarcastic.” –Buried by Books

Title:  A Christmas Vow of Seduction
Series:  The Princes of Petras #1
Author:  Maisey Yates
Publication Date:  October 20/15 by Harlequin
Length:  192pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

A Christmas present for the man who has everything…

With one band of gold Prince Andres of Petras can erase his past—albeit pleasurable—sins. But his prospective bride is untamable Princess Zara, so the playboy prince must seduce her into compliance and crown her by Christmas!

The wayward princess of Tirimia has spent years hiding her untouched heart, and her convenient husband-to-be seems determined to keep it that way. Yet his caresses promise a sensual awakening that's impossible to resist. But once Zara's given him her hand and her body, it won't be long before he has her heart…

A passionate read for Christmas nights!

My Review:

What a wildly captivating novel. Yates develops the intricate culture in which her characters find themselves. The contrast between it and the final relationship between the characters was distinct and created a creative and heartfelt novel for readers to loose themselves in. Not only that, but as is Yates’ hallmark, the characters are well developed emotionally and intellectually. The complete picture that this creates of both of them as individuals as well as of them as a couple was fantastic.

This was a solid and enjoyable novel that I really had fun reading. Yates had me thinking and falling in love with her characters throughout. I’d definitely recommend it to others.

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