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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Release Wednesday - Jade Lee!!

Allow me just a small Fan-Girl moment to say, " Squee! I have JADE LEE on my blog!"
Ah-hem. All better now. :)
Seriously, if you haven't read one of Jade's many wonderful books, you are missing out!! And to fix that problem, Jade is offering a FREE NOVELLA
ENGAGED IN WICKEDNESS, the prequel to her novel, WEDDED IN SCANDAL.

Thank you so much for being here today, Jade!


PROMS, BRIDES, AND THE MEN WHO DESERVE EVERYTHING A WOMAN GOES THROUGH TO BE BEAUTIFUL
 
            Raise your hand if you’re in the midst of prom season!  I have two daughters who started going to prom when they were freshmen in high school.  Yup, I had 8 years of gowns and make up and hair.  When the youngest girl went off the college, I breathed a huge sigh of relief as spring came around and I had no daughter at home to spend my money.  Who wants to do all that shopping?  Who can listen to the giddy laughter of teenage girls or hear the breathless sigh of delight when the boy finally asks her to the prom?  One year, a boy actually serenaded my daughter.  He wrote a song asking her to the prom.
            Oh wow, I miss it.  I miss my girls, I miss the pictures and the tuxes, I miss the excitement and specialness of it all.  And frankly, that’s a bit of a surprise because I was never a very girly girl.  And yes, I went to my prom, but back then it was not nearly as elaborate as it is today.
            I think it was in a fit of longing for my daughters that I created a series set in a bridal salon in Regency London.  Every book has a wedding in it, so I got to revel in the wedding fun as much as I wanted.  But don’t get the wrong idea!  The wedding isn’t the primary story!  No, the novels ended up being about the ladies who run the salon.  Strong women-all four of them–fighting to run a business when women simply didn’t.  They didn’t manage money, they didn’t own their own businesses, and they weren’t supposed to go to the docks (for example) to buy fabric or other supplies in bulk.  It was the women who fascinated me in these tales.  That I set their stories in a bridal salon was so that my sappy side, the happily ever after bridal side would be satisfied too.
            But what about the men? you ask.  Honestly, it’s the heros who make a good romance for me.  Arrogant lords, powerful men, guys that make your jaw drop and your eyes sparkle.  Those are the guys for me.  I didn’t go for my usual dark, tortured hero.  No, this time I had to reach for my lighter side.  Witty banter, fun situations, but still with a core of seriousness because, honestly, these ladies had to be serious about their livelihoods.
            So now I’ve given you the overview.  You now get the chance to tell me if I struck the right notes.  You can pick up the prequel novella for free here: http://jadeleeauthor.com/engaged-in-wickedness-free    And then, if you like it, check out the first novel Wedded in Scandal here: http://jadeleeauthor.com/books/bridal-favors-series/wedded-in-scandal    It’s got an excerpt there that I think is very fun.  Plus some of the excellent reviews including Publisher’s Weekly that called it “a highly entertaining read.”

12 comments:

  1. Oh those are such pretty covers...The books sound so good. I've read some of Jade's work but am a bit behind...

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  2. I always enjoy stories that take place in the bridal business. I ran a bridal store for 6 years and then run the dress department at a major department store for 3 more years. Prom season was always exciting and fun. I especially enjoyed it when the dad's came in and helped their daughter's pick out the dresses too. As far as the hero goes, one of my favorite things about my husband is that he always keeps me laughing. rings@wwt.net

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  3. Hi Jade *Waving.* OK This does it. As soon as classes are over today, I'm heading out to finally buy an ereader so I can download your novella. I've put it off long enough. I love reading about weddings. Having only sons (and granddaughters too young to think about it) I've not been in on all the exciting prep. Wish I could have been at RT to have seen the 'wedding' you staged there. How great!

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  4. Hi Jade,

    I love the concept and you have me hooked. Can't wait to read Wedded in Scandal.

    Lisa Wells

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  5. Sounds fantastic, Jade! And those covers are gorgeous!! They both sound like great reads. Nice to meet you!

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  6. Love your books, Jade! Can't wait to see you at RomCon next month. These look fantastic! What gorgeous covers and the idea of women doing what they "can't" is always wonder, and bound to be super-wonderful Jade's way! :) CJ Snyder

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  7. Hi Jade,

    I'm with you on stories about strong women doing things in a time they weren't allowed to. Although dark and brooding can be sexy, nothing beats a hero whose wit keeps you on your toes and laughing.

    Love Regency, so will check out your books. All the best.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by today, ladies! I know those of you who are trying Jade's books for the first time will love them:)

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  9. Hi Jade!
    Witty and fun makes for a great read. I can't wait to read these.

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  10. Well, I've been commenting on and off all day, but they don't seem to be appearing. :( Very sad as I was, of course, amazingly witty in my comments! LOL ANyway, I think you all are great and I really look forward to meeting you in person or more on line!

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  11. Just thought I'd mention that my first tigress book -- White Tigress -- is up for free at amazon. For a limited time so get it while it's free! http://authorjenniferjakes.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-release-wednesday-jade-lee.html?zx=ccc82e63ee6fd567

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  12. Hi Jade!
    I had so much fun meeting you at RT last month! Just cracked open the giant box o' books I shipped home and WEDDED IN SCANDAL was right there on top! Can't wait to read it!!!!
    You're a fantastic writer and a wonderful person!

    Thanks for being here!!!

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