1) What is the most interesting trip you have ever taken?
Italy, by far! The beauty of Rome and Tuscany goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway-I was stunned with the beauty of the ancient buildings and the old towns. The history is incredibly fascinating as well. Not only that, but my husband's uncle lives in an old town in Tuscany called San Quirico D'orcia, so we really got the local treatment! We hung with his friends over a huge platter of cheese, olives, wine, and bread, of course, and then they took us to a festival where we danced in the streets and held sparkling lights up as we paraded through these old, cobble-stoned streets in honor of the holiday they were celebrating. We stayed in a really beautiful chalet in Tuscany that was right out of my fantasy for a perfect vacation. Every night we dined outside in the middle of a lush garden under twinkling stars and candlelight. I could go on forever about the trip, but the funniest, er most interesting, part came at the end. We had flown to Italy on passes of my father's, he was a pilot at the time, but we didn't realize the day we were trying to leave was the start of Holiday over there. Italians take Holiday very seriously. There was a mas exodus and we couldn't get a flight back to the states! We ended up staying three extra days, and when they told us it would likely be another month before we could leave we bought two incredibly expensive tickets home because my husband was set to begin a trial. Talk about not wanting to go but having too! I'm currently learning Italian for a return trip to Italy! I can't wait!
2) What was your most embarrassing moment?
Hands down my first year of law school. The professor called on me in Contracts and I was so nervous when I answered the question I couldn't hear myself talking and I have no recollection of what I said. My friend swears I sounded sane, but to this day I'm sure I mumbled some unintelligent answer.
3) Besides me, who is your favorite author and why? ;)
Oh, this is very hard for me as I have several favorite authors. I love Diana Galbaldon and Philippa Gregory for their ability to so craftily intertwine history and romance in their story that I never feel as if I've had a history lesson or been reading a strictly romance. I would be utterly remiss if I didn't mention that I adore Jeannine Frost. She writes the most amazing kick butt heroines and larger than life heroes all wrapped up in great paranormal elements and she's not afraid to kill off some people!
4) If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Why Claire Randall, of course! Who wouldn't want to be married to Jamie Fraser!
5) If you were a can of soup, what variety would you be?
Tomato Basil Soup is light, yet zesty, speaks to memories of warm, fuzzy blankets on cold, winter nights and reminds me that healthy things in life can make me sigh with pleasure.
Aw, love that answer, Julie, and I agree...you are light and zesty ;) Thanks so much for being here!
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Lady Madelaine Aldridge might be the worst lady-in-waiting to ever grace King George III’s court. An oddball who prefers archery to knitting and honesty to deception, she earns the dislike of the Queen, the cruelty of the other ladies-in-waiting and the advances of a lecherous fiend who wants to make her his whore. Her father demands she find a proper husband―a task that seems hopeless until Lord Grey Adlard rides into court.
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