Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday 13 :: Teri Brown

I'm back with another edition of Thursday 13 with lightning interviews of my authorly peeps. Enjoy yourself :)
  1. Latest release? Summerset Abbey
  2. In the hottest scene...kisses or condoms? Kisses! (I wonder what condoms were like pre WW1?)
  3. What are you working on? Summerset three: Spring Awakening
  4. What have you Googled for research? Edwardian underwear
  5. What do you drink when writing? Coffee or water with the occasional glass of wine in the evenings.
  6. Do you have a writing uniform? In the mornings: t-shirt, sweats and fuzzy blue robe. In the afternoons I take off the fuzzy blue robe.
  7. Where do you write? In the dining room. Which is now my office.
  8. What was the last thing you read? Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  9. Paper, audio, or ebook? Smoke and Bone was paper, but I read a lot of ebooks, too.
  10. Favorite book in the last few months? Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  11. Favorite social network? Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Facebook.
  12. Secret super power? A kick ass, never to be questioned, sense of direction.
  13. Guilty pleasure? The Bachelor. But don't tell anyone.
Summerset Abbey

1913: In a sprawling manor on the outskirts of London, three young women seek to fulfill their destinies and desires amidst the unspoken rules of society and the distant rumblings of war. . . .

Rowena Buxton :: Sir Philip Buxton raised three girls into beautiful and capable young women in a bohemian household that defied Edwardian tradition. Eldest sister Rowena was taught to value people, not wealth or status. But everything she believes will be tested when Sir Philip dies, and the girls must live under their uncle’s guardianship at the vast family estate, Summerset Abbey. Standing up for a beloved family member sequestered to the “under class” in this privileged new world, and drawn into the Cunning Coterie, an exclusive social circle of aristocratic “rebels,” Rowena must decide where her true passions—and loyalties—lie.

Victoria Buxton :: Frail in body but filled with an audacious spirit, Victoria secretly dreams of attending university to become a botanist like her father. But this most unladylike wish is not her only secret. Now, Victoria has stumbled upon a family scandal that, if revealed, has the potential to change lives forever…

Prudence Tate :: Prudence was lovingly brought up alongside Victoria and Rowena, and their bond is as strong as blood. But by birth she is a governess’s daughter, and to the lord of Summerset Abbey, that makes her a commoner who must take her true place in society—as ladies maid to her beloved “sisters.” But Pru doesn’t belong in the downstairs world of the household staff any more than she belongs upstairs with the Buxton girls. And when a young lord catches her eye, she begins to wonder if she’ll ever truly carve out a place for herself at Summerset Abbey…

Other books in the series:
A BLOOM IN WINTER (Summerset Abbey #2) March 5, 2013
SPRING AWAKENING (Summerset Abbey #3) August 6, 2013
BIO :: TJ Brown is passionate about books, writing, history, dachshunds and mojitos. If she could go back in time, she would have traveled back to England, 1910, Paris, 1927 or Haight-Ashbury, 1967. She resides in the burbs of Portlandia, where she appreciates the weirdness, the microbreweries, hoodies, Voodoo Donuts and the rain.

Find her: Website  Twitter  Facebook


Kimberly Menozzi said...

Heh. We have an almost identical writing uniform. We should form a club! :)

Happy TT to you!

Paige Tyler said...

Fun interview!


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Jennifer Leeland said...

Oooooh these books look fantastic!!!