Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Compromising Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson (Interview + Giveaway)


Today, Love Saves the World is pleased to welcome Jessica Jefferson and her book, Compromising Miss Tisdale.

Jessica will be giving away a $50 Amazon or BN.com Gift Card to one lucky commenter on her blog tour (giveaway is via Rafflecopter). To visit Jessica's other stops, click here.

For this tour stop, Jessica answered some questions for readers of Love Saves the World:

Q: What do you think you’re really good at?
A: I’m really good at deflecting. Next question, please.

Q: What do you think you’re really bad at?
A: Follow through. I am easily distracted (squirrel!). I never have just one WIP, I have two or three. It is a bit of a handicap since most editors prefer one finished work rather than three half finished pieces, no matter how good I believe them to be. I’m pretty artistic, so at home it’s not uncommon for me to have a half done quilt, a newly started painting, some sheet music laying around from a song I wanted to learn, and then there’s probably some ceramic tile being regrouted in the hall. Some call it eccentric, others call it attention deficit.

Q: Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
A: I have a two year old, so I’d have to say no. There’s a five year difference between my children. It took me that long to recover from the first. So, having two has been a challenge. Welcomed, but a challenge none the less.

Q: Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
A: No. But I had imaginary stories. I was a pretty fat kid, so I didn’t have a lot of friends. In actuality, there were a myriad of reasons, but we’ll just go with fat. So, I would hit a ball against the house with a tennis racket an older doctor who lived down the street had given me. It was poor man’s racquetball. While I did this, I would make up stories -- long, elaborate stories with tons of characters and plot lines. My favorite was a female witch school, which is funny to me now since I don’t typically write anything but romance and chick-lit.

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About the book:

Blurb:

Ambrosia Tisdale is the very picture of propriety and the epitome of what a respectable young lady should be. Haunted by a memory and compelled by her family, she pursues perfection to a fault.

The Earl of Bristol, Duncan Maddox, has returned to London after years of familial imposed exile. As the second son, he has led a life filled with frivolity, leisure, and a healthy dose of debauchery. Now his older brother has died, leaving the family’s flailing legacy in Duncan’s unwilling arms.

At the behest of his uncle, Duncan is advised to do the one thing that could provide instant fortune and respectability -- he must marry. But there is only one prospect who meets the unique requirements to solve all the Earl’s problems -- the lovely Miss Ambrosia Tisdale. But securing the prudent daughter of a Viscount’s hand proves to be more challenging than this scandal ridden second son of an Earl has bargained for.

With scandal, extortion, treachery, and even love itself threatening to keep him from his goal, will Duncan succeed in compromising Miss Tisdale?

Excerpt:

James tapped his finger to the cleft in his chin. “So, I am to assume that you need financial prosperity, respectability, honor, and security virtually overnight? That is your dilemma?”

Duncan chuckled at the absurdity of the situation. “In so many words, yes.”

He shrugged. “Should be simple enough.”

Duncan laughed outwardly now. “Simple? You call that simple?”

James arched an eyebrow. “Such a quandary is hardly original to noble men like us.”

“How do you figure?”

“Your predicament is nothing new. Men of our station have been combating that very issue for years. And the solution is hardly novel. I’m quite surprised someone with your acumen hadn’t thought of it earlier.”

“Clearly, I am ignorant, so please -- enlighten me.”

“You need to marry.”

Duncan deflated. “Is that all?”

“Well, you couldn’t just marry anyone. She must be rich, but not noveau riche. And her family must be prominent. She needn’t be from a ducal house necessarily, but with rivaling status in its age and reputation. And since you’re such a cad, your wife will need to be the picture of morality. We’re talking the personification of righteousness-no skeletons in the closet, no relatives from the other side of the blanket, no scandals amongst third cousins. The gossip rags must have nothing on her or her family.”

Duncan felt his nostrils flair. “Yes, simple indeed. So, where exactly do you suggest I find this rich Lady Madonna?”

A slow smile crept up James’ face. “You’ve already met her.”

Confused, Duncan thought for a moment. Then he smacked into the great stone wall of realization at just what it was his friend was implying. “Miss Tisdale? You’re suggesting I marry Miss Tisdale? The Miss Tisdale who you just finished telling me is waiting for the perfect husband–who no doubt has far more prestige and fortune than I? You’re cracked.” Duncan turned and started walking back towards the curtain.

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About the author:

Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it – almost Chicago. Jessica originally attended college in hopes of achieving an English degree and writing the next great American novel. Ten years later she was working as a registered nurse and reading historical romance when she decided to give writing another go-round.

Jessica writes likes she speaks, which has a tendency to be fast paced and humorous. Jessica is heavily inspired by sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy to transport the reader into a story they miss long after the last page is read. She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read her random romance musings.

Website: http://www.jessicajefferson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Jefferson/
Twitter: https//twitter.com/authorJessicaJ

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Jessica will be giving away a $50 Amazon or BN.com Gift Card to one lucky commenter on her blog tour (giveaway is via Rafflecopter). To visit Jessica's other stops, click here.

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24 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued ... what is the memory that haunts Miss Tisdale?

    jbandy8233 AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Entertaining interview...Love the squirrel analogy! Enjoyed reading Compromising Miss Tisdale and highly recommend it. :)

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  3. I like the premise of the book and can't wait to read it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I love a plot like this that features a quiet and demure heroine who becomes paired with a man who is rather like a rake. I know that it will be a delicious story as they learn to accept each other as they are and, hopefully, will adopt some of the other person’s characteristics. I’m truly looking forward to reading this novel and am delighted to have found it today!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the Q&A and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  6. HI, Jessica!

    Welcome to my blog and, thank you, for the opportunity to host you!

    Thank you everybody for your comments! Please make sure to visit Jessica's other stops for more features and excerpts!

    Have a great day!

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  7. Thank you Tin for the shout out! I have to say - love the blog and I'm wild about the graphics you use!

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  8. Thanks for a wonderful blog tour and great excerpts!

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  9. Great interview!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  11. What a fabulous giveaway! I am certainly looking forward to reading this book. It sounds great!

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  12. Great giveaway! So much fun to discover a new book to add to my TBR list!

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  13. I like the first two questions and answers...What are you really good/bad at? I'd never seen those before in a book blog interview. Thanks for the excerpt, too.

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  14. Dear Jessica, super fun getting to "know you" a little bit better. Totally understand the creative works-in-progress :D I have two unfinished quilts, 1/2 a origami star I need to further assemble. A bunting line I wanted for Christmas... No way is THAT going to be on display tomorrow. It's good to go from one to another I think, helps the process along being able to relax and let it be for while. Wouldn't you say ;) Ambrosia& Duncan's story sounds promising!!!!

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  15. I loved the interview questions! Jessica sounds like a really fun and interesting person. Maybe she should follow up with the witch school.

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  16. The interview. I totally am a squirrel too!

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  17. My husband gripes all the time about my unfinished projects! Don't think I'd tell him I'm a squirrel, he likes to hunt.

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  18. The excerpt, specially when James declared that Duncan had already met the woman who he should marry. I can imagine his face as it dawned on him!

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  19. I liked the author Q&A, which reminded me that I used to make up stories as a kid, but I was putting together jigsaw puzzles or coloring while doing so. Thanks for the trip down memory lane ... and for the giveaway opportunity!

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