Author Interviews

Interview with Emma Lane, author of The Duke and Miss Amabel Hawkins

Musa Publishing Regency Blog
Oct 24, 2013

Welcome to Aurora Regency author Emma J. Lane, author of The Duke and Miss Amabel Hawkins, which is currently #33 on the Amazon Regency List. It was 37 this morning, after rising to 30 last night. Bouncing all over.

Q: Emma, your new release has steadily risen up the Amazon charts since it was released on October 11th. What do you think it is that people respond to in your book?

A: Musa Publishing is skilled at getting a book out there first of all. The name is getting better and better recognized and especially for a fun read in Regency Romance. We have some really proficient authors. I’m just riding the coat tails.

Q: The cover is gorgeous and I know that you are a gardener – did you have much input in the cover?

A: Naaa, that’s our glorious staff mostly. I sent in my thoughts and they do a great job in interpretation. We did a minor back and forth, adjusting the sheep, and then they added the swans. I LOVE IT. Did I say how much I love it?

Q: What was your inspiration for the story?

A: I think up characters first. Once I know who they are, the stories seem to write themselves. I thought a smart cookie would be fun pitted against a regal duke.

Q: Speaking of inspiration, what authors inspired you to be a writer?

A: I’ve been reading since I was 3 years old eclectically. Writing seemed a natural extension of the accumulated knowledge. I sort of majored in English in college, but not very seriously. I confess I went to a party school. I love the Regency genre, but I read everything. Georgette Heyer is right after Jane Austen, but who could pass up so many other wonderful writers?

Q: What is your favorite kind of heroine to write?

A: Oh, I like the sassy, feisty ones.

Q: And what about a hero? What do you love in a hero?

A: Depends. Everyone loves a Rogue, but I admire a hero who is adult and responsible. They mostly should be handsome with bulging thigh muscles, of course.

Q: What is next for you?

A: Right now I’m writing a romantic cozy mystery series, but I’ll be back to Regency romances after that. Thanks for the interview, Mary M. My ride might be fleet, but it’s been a fun one while it lasted. 🙂

Check out The Duke and Miss Amabel Hawkins below!

Can an arrogant duke overcome his prejudice against a beautiful but managing female in time to find true love and happiness?

Miss Amabel Hawkins acknowledges her unusual upbringing, but she thinks James Langley, the Duke of Westerton, might be a tad unbalanced when he protests her efforts to right his badly managed properties. The duke, who has been away on the king’s business, demonstrates no respect for the beautiful but managing Miss Hawkins. Amabel has taken refuge at Westerton, fleeing from a forced marriage to a man who claims to be her relative in order to gain control of her young brother’s estate. Will the strong-willed couple reconcile their differences and unmask a traitor in time to find their own happily ever after partnership?

You can buy The Duke and Miss Amabel Hawkins through Amazon or direct through Musa Publishing!

A Visit from Miss Amabel Hawkins

Marguerite Butler
Posted on August 26, 2013

The lovely and talented Emma J. Lane came by to visit and brought one of her favorite heroines, Miss Amabel Hawkins, of the upcoming THE DUKE AND MISS AMABEL HAWKINS.
Miss Amabel Hawkins seeks refuge from an imposter who threatens to take the guardianship of her younger brother. The Duke of Westerton arrives to find her deeply embedded in his private affairs and is suspicious of her intent. Can these two very different personalities find the peace and respect they need for a happily ever after?
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Regency author Emma Lane pays a morning call

Kadee MacDonald
Posted on May 4, 2013

Multi-published Regency author Emma Lane pays me a morning call today, with the latest on-dits about her current and upcoming releases from Aurora Regency, an imprint of Musa Publishing.

Good morning, Emma, and welcome! Thank you for the lovely flowers!
Hi Kadee, thanks so much for having me here. You know how I love the Regency genre, as do you. This will give me a chance to chat about it once more.

Please take a seat while I ring for tea. While we wait, would you tell me a bit about yourself?
I write Traditional Regency for MUSA. I have a three sister group called the Vicar’s Daughters 3 available now.
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Writerly Questions with Emma Lane

Jamie Kristal: Tales of a Book Lover
Posted on June 25, 2012

It may be the last week of June, but that doesn’t mean this blogger is taking a holiday! Today we have an interview with the lovely Emma Lane, author of Dark Domino. This short story was released by Aurora Regency this past April.

How would you summarize your book in one sentence?
Young love faces the challenges of life in the early 19th century and endures.
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Welcome guest blogger Emma Lane!

Today I’m pleased to welcome my friend, fellow author and Western New York RWA chaptermate, Emma Lane, to the blog today. Emma’s a busy lady, as you can see below. Take it away, Emma!

Matching Lovers
by Emma J. Lane

The start of a good novel is always for me about the characters. It helps to know the genre, but I am always anxious to get acquainted with the hero and heroine. How well do they match up?
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Guest Post: Emma Lane on Researching a Regency Novel

Dianna’s Writing Den
Posted on January 4, 2012

Today I’m very excited to announce the first ever guest post here at Dianna’s Writing Den. I thought this would be a great way to bring in the new year. Today’s guest poster is Emma Lane, author of a series called ‘The Vicar’s Daughters Three’, published by Aurora Regency, Musa’s regency imprint.

Researching a Regency Novel by Emma Lane

Writing historical can be a challenge. My first suggestion to any would-be author is to read (and enjoy) first what you are deciding to write. The genre of Regency (1811-1820) is widely represented by well-known and respected authors such as G. Heyer, Jo Ann Ferguson, Jo Beverly, Mary Balough, Edith Layton and many, many more. Some readers are fans of B. Cartland who had a successful string of winners for years. My vote will always go to G. Heyer as the contemporary queen of the Regency Romance.
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Character Column: Meet Emma Lane and her ‘three sisters’

Joanna Fay

Today, we are joined by romance author, Emma Lane, and not one, but three of her favourite characters from her Regency Romance series, The Vicar’s Daughters. Fortunately, the character lounge is extendable! Welcome, and squeeze in those pretty frocks, Frances, Belinda, and Melanie. Don’t worry, there’s room for all of you.
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Meet Emma Lane – Author

Cornell DeVilley

Today we have another Musa author with us. Please welcome Emma Lane. She’s offered to spend some time with us and tell us a little about her new novel, Belinda, My Love. So, let’s get started.
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