Cast of Characters from In Bed With a Rogue by Samantha Grace – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Hello, everyone! I’m Samantha Grace, author of the historical romance series Rival Rogues. It’s great to be here today at Long and Short Reviews. Recently I recalled my love for reading plays in my high school and college literature classes. Anton Chekov, Neil Simon, William Shakespeare, the Greek tragedies… It didn’t matter if I would like the story by the end—although 9 times out of 10 I did—I always experienced a rush of excitement when I opened the play and found the cast of characters. Maybe it was the sense of possibilities with each characters—what role would they play? What secrets would they hold? Would they be exactly what they seemed to be on the surface or was there more depth to them? I thought it might be fun to share the “Cast of Characters” for my newest release IN BED WITH A ROGUE and what role they play in a story I truly love.

Sebastian, 2nd Baron Thorne—hero; a rogue by reputation; jilted by the heroine in ONE ROGUE TOO MANY, whom he wanted to marry to help improve his sister’s standing in Society; son of an officer in the King’s military who was granted a barony for his service. Sebastian’s goals: Help his sister reenter Society and complete his father’s work for housing for homeless soldiers. Barriers: Gossips are spreading rumors that he is mad like his father; No lady of high standing will help his sister since they are giving her the cut direct (turning their noses up and shunning her).

Eve Thorne—Sebastian’s younger sister; abandoned at the altar 2 years earlier and her reputation suffered greatly; the ton assumed her fiancé had learned something horrible about her; spunky and resilient despite everything.

Lady Helena Prestwick—heroine; a viscountess; widow with a sterling reputation recently arrived from Scotland; has a secret past she wants to keep hidden; in London to search for her younger sisters whom she hasn’t seen since her father lost her in a card game to Lord Prestwick and he took her to his castle in Scotland; independently wealthy since her husband had no heirs. Helena’s goal: Find her sisters and provide a better life for them in Scotland. Barriers: She can’t search the fashionable brothels where one of her sisters is rumored to work because she is not a gentleman.

Fergus—Helena’s champion; he is her deceased husband’s land steward; Scottish; he is a father figure to Helena and a bit of a pushover when it comes to her; very protective.

Olive, Lady Eldridge—Lord Prestwick’s cousin who has taken Helena under her wing; a busybody and gossip, but good hearted; she caused a few problems for Sebastian in ONE ROGUE TOO MANY.

Lavinia Kendrick—Helena’s sister who is rumored to be working in a brothel.

Cora, Pearl, and Gracie—Helena’s other younger sisters.

Other characters play a role in the story, too, but these are the ones closest to Sebastian and Helena. Fergus and Lavinia are definitely favorites when it comes to secondary characters. Maybe they’ll each need a happy-ending of their own some day.

Not only do I enjoy reading plays, I love attending the theater. I had a chance to see “Wicked” onstage when the Romance Writers of America met in New York a few years ago and it was AMAZING! I kept thinking how each performer was at the top of their games. It was very inspiring for me as a writer. It made me want to be at the top of my game some day, too. Have you ever seen a professional performance of a play? Was it something you enjoyed or would you prefer sticking to movies?

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9_19 Samantha Grace Author PhotoAbout the Author: Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney’s Robin Hood. She didn’t care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn’t want the warm fuzzies to end. Now Samantha enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publisher’s Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever.

Part-time hospice social worker, moonlighting author, and Pilates nut, she enjoys a happy and hectic life with her real life hero and two kids in the Midwest.



Twitter: @SamGraceAuthor



9_19 Samantha Grace9781402286612-mHe’s the Talk of the Town

The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family’s reputation no matter what it takes.


She’s the Toast of the Ton

Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he’s quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she’s got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes…





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A Day in the Life of Author Samantha Grace

A Day in the Life of Author Samantha Grace

I’m not sure what I pictured life would be like once I became a published author. Maybe a cross between Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Obviously, I didn’t expect to jet off to New York once a week for lunch with my wonderful editor. We don’t even speak on the phone that often. I mean, I could call her weekly, but eventually she might stop taking my calls. There’s too much for both of us to do for weekly chats.

Unlike Carrie, I rarely hobnob with big names at fancy parties. Okay. I never hobnob with ANYONE at fancy parties, but I did go to dinner with some of my favorite authors at the RT Booklovers Convention. (Sabrina Jeffries, Claudia Dain, Ava Stone, Deb Marlowe, Heather Snow, Erin Knightley, Catherine Gayle, Julie Johnstone, Jane Charles) And I chatted with Grace Burrows who then introduced me to Mary Balogh. Yes, THE Mary Balogh! I even passed Jane Ann Krentz aka Amanda Quick in the hallway. Some day I’ll get up the nerve to say hello. Maybe. I’ll probably faint if I ever cross paths with Johanna Lindsey. We all have our idols!

I did NOT expect when I became a writer to be mixed up with the Colombia drug cartel like Joan Wilder, for which I’m eternally grateful. Plus, I already have my real-life hero, so no need to go searching the jungles for Mr. Right. But how cool would it be to knock on a door in a foreign country and find out the person living there knows me and has my book? Seriously, those moments when I receive an email or Facebook message saying someone has read one of my books and loved it are amazing. I feel like I’m walking on clouds the whole day. No! Dancing on clouds! But then it’s back to the real world eventually and I don’t mind.

In addition to being an author, I’m a wife and mom like a lot of women. I also work outside of the home three days a week, so there are many days I’m juggling my employer’s demands while fielding calls from one of my kids who has forgotten something they need at school. Today, however, is a writing day and here’s how it looks:

6:15 am (Okay, I hit snooze so it was closer to 6:30) – Wake up to get high school boy off to school

6:30ish to 7:00 am – Drink my coffee while checking email, Facebook, & Twitter

7:00 am – Get youngest up to get ready for school

7:05 to 9:45 am – Sporadically answer emails, send youngest off to school, realize Mother’s Day is only three days away, PANIC, scour the internet for a florist in my mother’s town to deliver flowers, look up her business address (Why don’t I ever write it down???), promote an interview with my hero (Luke Forest, Duke of Foxhaven) and respond to comments, look up natural remedies for headaches, promote the blog post for my writers’ blog (Lady Scribes), get harangued by fellow author and great friend Olivia Kelly for not getting around to doing something I’m supposed to do, race to the phone only to see it’s a telemarketer, acknowledge I’m starving, ransack the pantry and refrigerator, mildly curse, resolve to get groceries today, settle on a baked potato for breakfast (I’m Irish, it’s okay. I’d totally gnaw on some cabbage too if I had any.), sit down to write this embarrassing exposé blog…

10:43 am – It’s time to shower. Yes, I’m still in my pjs. No judging. (LOL)

Next it will be off to the grocery store and post office. Hopefully I’ll fit some writing in this afternoon before it’s time for the youngest to be home. Then I’ll have to pick up our son from track practice and the madness begins with dinner prep, clean up, homework, bath time for our daughter and detangling her long curls… Tomorrow I work my day job, so it will feel like a vacation. (wink)

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If you could switch places with anyone for a day (real or fictional), who would you pick?

5_13 samantha grace coverTHE NAKED TRUTH

Lady Vivian Worth knows perfectly well how to behave like a lady. But observing proper manners when no one is around to impress is just silly. Why shouldn’t she strip down to her chemise for a swim? When her betrothed arrives to finally meet her, Vivi will act every inch the lady—demure, polite, compliant. Everything her brother has promised the man. But until then, she’s going to enjoy her freedom…


Luke Forest, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, wants nothing to do with his inheritance—or the bride who comes with it. He wants adventure and excitement, like the enchanting water nymph he’s just stumbled across. When he discovers the skinny-dipping minx is his intended, he reconsiders his plan to find Lady Vivian another husband. Because the idea of this vivacious woman in the arms of another man might be enough to drive him insane—or to the altar.


Author Bio: Samantha Grace is the author of several Regency romance novels. Lady Vivian Defies a Duke is the final installment of her Beau Monde Bachelor series. Publisher’s Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. She writes what she enjoys reading: romantic comedies about family, friendship, and flawed characters who learn how to love deeply.

Samantha is a part-time hospice social worker, moonlighting author, and full time wife and mom. She enjoys life in the Midwest with her husband, two witty kids, and a multitude of characters that spring from her imagination.

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