Interview & Contest: Stefanie Sloane

Jen: Today we are excited to welcome Stefanie Sloane to Romancing the Book.  Stefanie, please share a short bio with us. Where can you be found online?

Stefanie: A native Norwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, I credit my parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for my love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led me to college where I majored in English. No one was more surprised than me when I actually put my degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com’s Books editorial department. I spent over five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on my own stories.

You can find me on the web here:
http://www.stefanesloane.com
http://www.facebook.com/stefaniesloane
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4480304.StefanieSloane
http://twitter.com/#!/stefaniesloane

Jen: Tell us about The Saint Who Stole My Heart.

Stefanie: The Saint Who Stole My Heart is the fourth installment in my Regency Rogues series, though I would like to point out that it is not necessary to read the first three in order to follow the story. Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, remembers little of Miss Elena Barnes beyond her slight build, mousy character, and bookish ways. Her unavoidable presence at Carrington House would be inconvenient, true, but a woman could hardly prove enough of a distraction to interfere with what was the most important case of Dash’s life—ferreting out the monster who’d murdered a dear friend’s mother many years before.

Dash would, of course, live to regret such an assumption.

As for Elena, a trip to London to retrieve a priceless book is troublesome, though not nearly as much as the feelings the viscount inspires in her. His touch elicits feelings from Elena that she’d only ever read about. Her skin tingles. Lord Hardwicke is as handsome as she remembered—actually, more so as he’d grown into his frame in a rather attractive manner—and as dim as a ha’penny tallow. Or is he? The more time Elena spends with the man, the greater her suspicions grow regarding his intellect and just what he might be up to as they’re thrown together in the search for an individual known only as the Rook.

Can true love save the day? You’ll find out in the exciting and enthralling The Saint Who Stole My Heart!

Jen: Why do you write Regency romances? Do you think you’ll stray from the genre?

Stefanie: The first book I ever wrote was a chick lit novel–an ode to Bridget Jones, a character whom I adore to this day. Unfortunately, that book didn’t sell. But when my author friends suggested my voice might be well suited to the Regency period, I figured why not? Regencies are my favorite romances to read, so I gave it a shot. And so far, it’s working out pretty well.

As for whether I’ll ever stray from Regencies? It wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve got a few ideas for some middle grade books and also a mystery, so we’ll see.

Jen: Where does the inspiration for your characters come from?

Stefanie: That’s a good question. I’m someone whose brain never seems to turn off, even when it should—you know, like when you really should be listening to a sermon or paying attention at your child’s choir concert? Scenarios often come first for me, then I flesh out the characters—all while appearing to be completely immersed in the sermon, or the concert, or any number of other important and attention worthy times. It’s a gift, really.

Jen: What size shoe do you wear?

Stefanie: A size 6—and almost as wide as they are long. My Dad used to joke that I have duck feet. And, honestly, he was right.

Jen: What’s next for you?

Stefanie: I’m currently working on revisions for the fifth book in my Regency Rogues series, The Scoundrel Takes a Bride. I hope that readers will enjoy the tortured hero Nicholas and his savior, Sophia, as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Jen: Do you have anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Stefanie: I don’t know about anything to ask. But I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their support. It means everything to me.

Contest details:

  • The prize is a set of all 4 of Stefanie’s Regency Rogue books.
  • The contest is open to everyone, international readers included, over the age of 16.
  • You must leave a meaningful comment for entry.  This means your comment needs to be more than “please enter me in the contest”.
  • A valid email address needs to be included in your comment.  If you’re worried about spam, please modify your address, such as admin.bookblog AT gmail.com.  You can also send a message to this email after your comment has been posted.
  • While following the blog isn’t required, it is appreciated.
  • The contest ends on  Wednesday, May 2.

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21 thoughts on “Interview & Contest: Stefanie Sloane

  1. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for a fabulous interview and giveaway! I love the premise of your books. Definitely on my wishlist.

    LOL… I sympathize… I also have duck feet. Every one makes fun of me too 🙂

    I think it’s funny that your brain is always “on”. Does this mean that you’re an awesome multi tasker too ?

    • erinf1 says:

      I’m just a hot mess apparently. Can I blame it on a long day? lol…
      my email is : efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for a fabulous interview and giveaway! I love the premise of your books. Definitely on my wishlist.

    LOL… I sympathize… I also have duck feet. Every one makes fun of me too 🙂 I think it’s funny that your brain is always “on”. Does this mean that you’re an awesome multi tasker too ? If you are, I’m jealous 🙂

  3. Jen @ RtB says:

    Because Blogger is not letting import all comments, here they are copied. 🙂

    From Lady: Historical romance is my favorite genre so far! One thing for sure Sloane’s book cover for this series, aare really eye-catchy, the color, pose and everything. WIsh could read this!

    From Filia: I still confused about era, all i know was i read historical romance genre or any other than that. But i know i love read any era as long i enjoy story. I wish you all success with your books and i am looking forward to read your books. Thanks for a chance to win your book:) email : filiafantasy at gmail dot com

    From Tina: I haven’t had a chance to read The Regency Rogues series yet either. I love any era of historical romance and this series is on my wish list. purpleunicorn19 AT yahoo.com

    From Linda: I have the first 3 of your books, adding the 4th one …. & the 5th ….& any & everything else you write would be awesome! LOLs. thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

    From May: I read the first two books and I am eagerly waiting for this one! Love your books! maybe31 at yahoo.com

    From Barbara E: I haven’t had a chance to read the Regency Rogues series yet, but I’m definitely going to be putting the books on my wish list. I’ve always enjoyed Regencies and I can’t believe I’ve missed this series so far. Barbed1951 at aol dot com

    From gamistress66: congrats on the release, a hero playing dumb to solve a mystery could be fun 😉 if only we could all retire to work on something we enjoy and be successful at it 🙂 gamistress66 ( at) aol (dot) com on

    From miki: It’s great to follow your dreams i would like to know how many books are planned for the Regency rogues series thanks you a lot for this giveaway too all the best isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

    From Arianne: I love Regency periods too!! 😀 anything historical really… but I don’t think I can write it. I suck at researching 🙂 email: cruz042 at cougars.csusm.edu P.S. to the blogger: I would love when your posts have book covers so I know what I’m getting myself into.. and maybe a blurb?

  4. Jen @ RtB says:

    More comments from Blogger:

    From Maria M: Oh my God, that sounds like the absolutely most wonderful job in the universe, reading for a living. Apart from writing for a living of course. But when you write, you’re doing all the work whereas when you’re reading, someone else is doing the driving and you just enjoy. I wish you all success with your books Stefanie and I wish to enter your draw too. I think a love of books is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Your parents rock.

    From Maria pronounced Mariah: How do you get that job??? No seriously!!! If I could get paid to read or just handle books I would be in heaven. My family tells me I have monkey toes…long feet and toes (they are they only thing skinny on me)! mmafsmith at gmail dot com

    Fro April: Okay, I have to jump in here with the others and say – what a heavenly job – reading books and working with books at Amazon!! lol! Your books sound truly amazing, Stefanie and I love the title of the series – Regency Rogues (what intriguing pictures my mind envisions with that! lol) The best of luck in your wonderful writing career and I can’t wait to check out your work! cafeofdreamsbookreviews@yahoo.com

  5. Mary Preston says:

    I grew up in the middle of nowhere as well. I was lucky to have a house full of books. I love Regency Romances & a Regency Rogue or Rake gets my heart pounding.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  6. Jen B. says:

    I would be interested to read a YA or middle school book from you. I am always on the look out for good books for my kids to read. jepebATverizonDOTnet

  7. Desere Steenberg says:

    I just simply love,love your books Stefanie. The help me to escape to a whole new world. You certainly know how to grab ones attention! Thank you so much for the lovely interview and thank you so much for the stunning contest.

    Desere

  8. Laci C says:

    do you think that enjoying reading as a child helped in choosing a vocation? also, do you think that a child who enjoys reading will go further in life? i grew up reading lots and as an adult, i love it even more. especially now that i have a kindle. much like those in your life, none of the people in mine are the least bit shocked that i now review books. they always get this great big smile on their faces. i’ve got to be the only person, though, who can read in a moving car and not get sick, but take the book away and i feel ill. weird. lol. thanks for such a great interview!

    pinkelmo3 AT gmail DOT com

  9. Patti P says:

    I can’t seem to remember a time I didn’t love reading. I really admire authors like you. You have such amazing talent. To be able to imagine and dream and then organize those thoughts and weave them into wonderful stories that don’t seem like the same thing over and over is an outstanding achievement in my eyes. Thank you!

    I would love to be able to say I found a job reading for a living. 🙂
    Thanks for a great interview.
    musicalfrog at comcast dot net

  10. Becky Ward says:

    Thanks for a fabulous interview and giveaway! Stefanie Sloane is a new author to me. So I am planning on checking out Stefanie’s website and facebook page to learn more about her and her books.

    beckyqward@gmail.com

  11. Emma says:

    Great interview . .looking forward to reading The Saint Who Stole My Heart. please enter me in the contest”. Thanks for the contest !have a great week.augustlily06(at)aim[dot]com.

  12. Thank you for the lovely interview Ladies, I enjoyed getting to know more about Stefanie and her novels. I haven’t had the chance to read anything yb Stefanie yet, but sone of my fellow HR loving blogger friends have highly praised her, so I’m excited! 😀

    Thank you Stefanie for the amazingly generous giveaway, thank you!!

  13. Kate says:

    Have you ever thought about re-visiting your Ode to Bridget Jones now that you have some more writing experience under your belt?

    You made me laugh with the duck feet comment. Better duck feet than big flipper feet 🙂

    kashtastic@gmail.com

  14. Tina B says:

    What a wonderful interview! I think it is great that you put your degree to use. I would love to read for a living.
    Did you come across different genres that you found that you liked but had not read previously?
    I love the feet comment. 🙂 I have long feet myself (size 9), but a friend of mine walks with her feet turned out and I have always tole her that she walks like a duck. Hehe.
    Your novels sound wonderful. Thank you for the generous giveaway!
    Trb0917 at gmail.com

  15. Linda Mc says:

    I totally understand the ‘brain doesn’t turn off’ thing. I’m always thinking of new ideas for stories. It’s fun and terrible at the same time. Congrats on all of your books!

  16. Jen @ RtB says:

    Our contest winner is Emma. An email is on it’s way to her with directions on how to claim her prize. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support Stefanie!

    Jen

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