Thursday, October 15, 2015

Promo Spotlight on DUCHESS DECADENCE by Wendy LaCapra



1.    Tell us about your release. Tease us with a blurb!

Sure! Here you go:

A game of chance with love on the line...

Thea Worthington, Duchess of Wynchester divides her time between social engagements and playing her luck against fickle fortune. Yet every gamble is only a bluff—a means to hide from the pain deep within her, and the loss of a babe she never held in her arms. Now Thea's luck is about to run out. Her estranged husband has returned and seeks a reunion...

Plagued with guilt over what happened to his wife three years ago, the Duke of Wynchester has kept his distance. The duke is resolved to piece his family back together, especially now that he's discovered his beloved brother—long thought dead—still lives. But Thea's lovely, porcelain facade is on the verge of cracking...spurred on by the duke's brother's secretive, malevolent animosity.

With everything riding on her future, Thea plays a daring game of chance for love and her marriage...and this time, the dice are most certainly rigged.

2.    Name five things (not research notes) that are on your desk right now.
1. Writer’s clock I bought a conference. 7 PM is labeled ‘Adult Beverage’ Yay.
2. Tin with a picture of William and Kate on their wedding day (came with Tea, holds loose change)
3. A pencil cup with pictures of a dreamy set my nephew built for production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
4. Ceramic box my niece painted with the words to the Association’s song ‘Windy’
5. Stuffed Loon that makes loon noises when squeezed.

3.    What’s the best advice (writing or personal) that anyone has ever given you?
I keep a fat file of writing advice on my desk, but the best advice can be boiled down to a variation of ‘behind every successful book is an author who did not let fear and discouragement win’.

4.    What is your writing day like?
Honestly, no two are alike. I binge write as much as possible on the days I can.

5.    If you could have dinner anywhere with any five authors, dead or alive, which five would you choose?
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way because she seems like OneWhoKnowsThings, Jane Austen to add civilized snark, Mary Balogh because I’ve heard her speak and she seems a luminous soul, Phyllis A Whitney/Victoria Holt because, man, that lady could breathe life into any story, and finally, Sally MacKenzie because I’ve had the privilege of having dinner with her and she can liven up any gathering!

6.    If you weren’t writing, what other career would you have?
Writing is my dream career, but I admire teachers would love to have that skill.

7.    Finally….tell us how we can connect with you online.
Thanks for having me!

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Book Blurb:

Thea Worthington, Duchess of Wynchester divides her time between social engagements and playing her luck against fickle fortune. Yet every gamble is only a bluff—a means to hide from the pain deep within her, and the loss of a babe she never held in her arms. Now Thea's luck is about to run out. Her estranged husband has returned and seeks a reunion...

Plagued with guilt over what happened to his wife three years ago, the Duke of Wynchester has kept his distance. The duke is resolved to piece his family back together, especially now that he's discovered his beloved brother—long thought dead—still lives. But Thea's lovely, porcelain facade is on the verge of cracking...spurred on by the duke's brother's secretive, malevolent animosity.

With everything riding on her future, Thea plays a daring game of chance for love and her marriage...and this time, the dice are most certainly rigged.

Purchase Links:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1JVGA2s

 


EXCERPT:
 
She sauntered past his desk and to the portrait, studying herself eye-to-eye. “The painter was in love with me, you know.” Yes. He remembered.
“Weren’t they all?”
She eyed him askance. “Not all.” She turned back to the portrait. “He was a young man, I believe. Belgian. No, Swiss.”
Dutch. The painter had been lowland Dutch. With delicate features that caused the maids to giggle, a nasal but compelling voice, and an all-too-familiar way of speaking to his duchess.
Breathe.
He watered down the memory of the painter. Instead, he focused on the woman within reach. Thea’s black hair had been coiled into glossy ropes and pinned in piles atop her head. How many pins had it taken to tame her unruly hair? One hundred, maybe? He imagined pulling them out, one by one, and watching those ropes fall well past her slender waist.
“He was so athletic and fine,” she said, “and, she, so very young.”
“Duchess,” he spoke with a rough edge, “can we stop discussing the painter?”
She swiveled. “I had.”
She stood side by side with her younger self. The disparity was a blow to his gut. For the first time, he truly understood just how young she’d been. All it had taken was three years with him and three days alone, in the midst of the riot that had decimated London, to stamp out the innocence depicted in the portrait. He swallowed. Roughly.



Author Bio:

Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge.  From that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart®. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers.

Connect:
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/13444014.Wendy_LaCapra

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