TAMING MISS TISDALE By Jessica Jefferson @goddessfish


20140605-185052-67852161.jpgTAMING MISS TISDALE
Jessica Jefferson

Miss Tamsin Tisdale believes herself to be completely unsuitable for London life. After a myriad of social mishaps, and the potential ruination of her family name, she’s shipped away to her cousin’s northern estate. Only after she comes to her senses will she be welcomed home.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson, has a lackluster reputation. The last in a dying line, he’s endured a protected life—rank with privilege, encumbered by isolation. After a brief encounter with rebellion, he learns the devastating consequences of his carelessness and willingly accepts living life from inside his gilded cage.

However, a chance meeting with the brazen Miss Tisdale gives Marc the opportunity to reinvent himself into the man he’s always dreamed of being. When his deception comes to light, and ghosts from both their pasts threaten to unravel the intimacy they’ve come to cherish, will either of them set their fears aside long enough to embrace love? Or will Miss Tisdale’s stubbornness divide them?

Author interview:

Favorite place in the world?
Two way tie. I love Macy’s on State Street in Chicago, formerly known as Marshall Fields. I get giddy just thinking about it. That and Raccoon Lake in southern Indiana. It’s a campground with a massive lake (hence the name). I love camping and it brings me peace whenever I go.

The last book you’ve read?
The Earl’s Enticement by Collette Cameron.

Have you ever Googled yourself?
Who doesn’t?

Favorite writing music or snack?
I have a new playlist for every book I write. I try not to snack while I write, but if I have to then my go-to are cocoa powdered almonds. Wait a sec – does wine count as a snack?

Do you ever run into someone who says “You write WHAT?”
Pretty much every time someone finds out that I’m a writer they assume I write children’s books. And then I tell them what I really write, and they’re usually pretty surprised.

Morning person or night owl?
I’ve never been a morning person. I’d stay up all night if I could, but I still have small kids at home so that doesn’t fly.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want for company?
Can I bring my husband? I really do like him an awful lot.

What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
​I didn’t like them…at first. Then I received my Kindle from my husband. I was annoyed, but then I found a good case for it that made me feel as if I were holding an actual book. And then I instantly downloaded from Amazon and I was hooked. I’ve saved a small fortune by switching to e-books. I still can’t quite get into using e-book format for my research and text books, but for your typical paperback – it’s a great substitute.

Read an excerpt from the book:
Marc watched the faint outline come across the dense morning fog, becoming more discernible as it approached. The tall, thin figure was riding along at a perilous speed, given the morning’s lack of visibility. He thought perhaps it was some gangly young man misguided in the fog. It wouldn’t be the first time someone accidentally stumbled upon the vast property that made up his family’s immodest estate.

Then the fog parted in an almost biblical manner, revealing his gross inaccuracy.
Were those … breasts?

Marc closed his eyes and thought for a moment. Typically, women didn’t ride alone at such an hour and they certainly didn’t wander unexpectedly across his property. It’d been quite a while, his last birthday to be exact, since his last intimate encounter with a woman—a gift, compliments of St. Regis—so there was always the possibility that perhaps his half-drunk, sex-starved mind had conjured up the sensual image.

He shook his head, opened his eyes, and looked back again toward the horizon.

Yes, those were most certainly breasts.

And she was most definitely not a young man. The woman’s riding habit pulled taut against her body as she raced toward him. Her hair was blowing behind her—various hues of auburn and gold, like wild flames curling about in the wind. Then a decidedly feminine voice burst through the morning’s silence, interrupting his self-doubt.

“Oh, thank goodness I found you!”

This was no mirage. She was indeed very real.

And very loud.

20140605-185539-68139057.jpgAbout the author:
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.

http://www.JessicaJefferson.com and www.embracingromance.com
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About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. I really enjoyed your comments. This book sounds like so much fun. Loved the excerpt.

  3. That’s pretty much my journey to ebooks, too!

  4. Rita Wray says

    I felt the same way about my Kindle. I said I didn’t want one but now that I have one I don’t mind it. I still prefer paper though and takes turns between my paperbacks and the Kindle.

  5. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Sounds like a fun book. My husband says my Kindle was either the best present he ever got me or the worst. I am so addicted to it that I have a back-up Kindle just in case something happens.

  7. Enjoyed the interview.

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