This week I would like to introduce you to Miranda Neville, a wonderful historical romance writer and one of the six fabulous authors who have pooled their collective knowledge and talents over at the brand new site The Ballroom Blog. She’s stopped by here at my humble blog to offer her Five Things and show off her wonderful new book–which I am going to tuck into my bag for my upcoming vacation!
1. Favorite indulgence: Leonidas white chocolate truffles and Veuve Cliquot Champagne. Please send me the thin gene so that I can afford to eat the first, and buy all my books so that I can afford to buy the second.
2. If you could go on a date with one of your heroes, which one and why? I’d pick Cain, the Marquis of Chase from The Wild Marquis. He’s charming, witty and sexy, and he truly enjoys women’s company. I love dark, tortured heroes but a first date could be awkward. Cain knows how to spoil a lady and he’d keep the conversation and the Veuve Cliquot flowing. (My favorite champagne was around in the Regency period. Leonidas chocolates, alas, were not. Thank you Google.)
3. Coolest celeb you’ve ever met (other than me): The Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. He was a sweet, cuddly man with the most adorable smile. (Very like Elizabeth, actually)
EB: Oh, go on with ya!
5. Favorite place to shop online: I’d have to say Amazon, because I have a Kindle and it does terrifying things to my monthly credit card bill. But for sheer fun there’s nothing like eBay. I buy Hermes silk scarves and Christmas tree ornaments.
Watch for Miranda Neville’s new book, The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton, hitting bookshelves this week. For a sneak peek inside, free reads and more about Miranda’s other exciting romances, please visit her website.