Interview with K. B. Wagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I am absolutely delighted to introduce the Deb Ball readers to one of my favorite author friends — hell, one of my favorite people. K.B. Wagers and I met at the Sirens Conference last year, and within 24 hours of knowing each other were singing Hamilton in her hotel room. Yes; all of it. So imagine my delight when I picked up her book and it was awesome. Behind the Throne and After the Crown are…

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Interview with Hazel Gaynor + #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome one of my favorite historical fiction authors, Hazel Gaynor, to sit in our hot seat and chat about her newest novel THE COTTINGLEY SECRET! The New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies…

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Interview with Kaite Welsh + #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome a fellow debut Kaite Welsh, from across the pond, to chat about her novel THE WAGES OF SIN! A “nail-biting debut” [Fabulous magazine] set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson. Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become…

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Interview with Orly Konig + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DISTANCE HOME

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Orly Konig, a fellow author with Tor/Forge, whose book THE DISTANCE HOME is was such a delight to read. I found this novel to be so authentic and real, which is something I love when reading (I mean, who doesn’t?). Here’s what it’s all about: Sixteen years ago, a tragic accident cost Emma Metz her two best friends―one human and one equine. Now,…

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Interview with Alyssa Palombo + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Alyssa Palombo, a fellow historical novelist, whose book THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE is inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s muse, Simonetta Cattaneo. Here’s what it’s all about: A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is…

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Interview with Sherri Smith + #DebBallGiveaway of FOLLOW ME DOWN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome a fellow Tor/Forge novelist, Sherri Smith, whose book, FOLLOW ME DOWN, is a rare find: a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the ending. Here’s what it’s all about: Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin…

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Interview with Susan Rivers + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re chatting with another debut novelist, Susan Rivers, who has a remarkable road-to-publication story below, but first, let’s learn about her novel, THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family…

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Interview with Breeana Shields + #DebBallGiveaway of POISON’S KISS

Poison's Kiss Cover
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Today on the Debutante Ball, I had the pleasure of interviewing Breeana Shields, author of POISON’S KISS, coming from Random House on January 10th! How awesome does this book sound? Poison’s Kiss is about an assassin who can kill with a single kiss, but when she receives orders to kill a boy she knows—a boy she’s sure doesn’t deserve to die—she starts to question who she’s really working for. And you,…

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Interview with Carolyn Menke + #DebBallGiveaway of RETURN TO ME

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I’m really excited to welcome Carolyn Menke to the Deb Ball today because she’s my person. My book bestie. My go-to in this crazy book world. I also happen to LOVE her book (and spent the last 20 or so pages sobbing and laughing interchangeably). But since I’m biased, here’s what someone else had to say: “A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets…

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Author Bethany Chase, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY & a Giveaway!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome guest author Bethany Chase to the Ball this week, and can’t wait to read her upcoming debut novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, which hits shelves March 31st! (How gorgeous is that cover?!) Here’s what Emily Giffin (yes, THE Emily Giffin) had to say about Bethany’s book: “A warm, witty, and wise novel. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY announces the arrival of a great new voice…

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