Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Launch of A LADY AND HER MAGIC by Tammy Falkner



On this day of remembrance, my thoughts and prayers are with all the people who were affected by September 11th.  That would be an entire nation, wouldn’t it?  I don’t think there’s one us of who wasn’t affected by that day, whether directly or indirectly.  

I remember when it happened, the same way I remember every big moment in my life. They play in my head like snippets of film.  My books play the same way. I’m not sure if other authors see books in scenes as they write them, but that’s how I see them.  Like little snippets in my head.  When I have a whole scene, I can write it. Then I wait for the next scene to materialize. When I’m done, I have a whole book, like A LADY AND HER MAGIC.  

A LADY AND HER MAGIC started with a simple beginning line, and I'll share it with you:

"August 1817
If the Duke of Robinsworth had known it would be so difficult to raise a daughter alone, he never would have killed his wife. He would have coddled her, wrapped her in lace and taffeta, and put her on a shelf so the whole world could view her beauty.

Even though he'd never admitted it, everyone knew he'd killed her. And though he refused to share the details, they were all correct."

Some of you may know that this is my first book with my real name on it, and I'm tickled to death to see it on the shelves!  I have co-written 9 other books with a writing partner, writing as Lydia Dare.  We dipped vampyres, Lycans and witches right into the middle of Regency England.  I started thinking about what other beings might live and interact with the British ton, and faeries came to mind.  My heroine is a Mission Faerie, which means she's predisposed to do good deeds.  She lives her life by a list of Unpardonable Errors, the breaking of which means she can be cast out from the land of the fae.  Of course, when she is sent to help the Duke of Robinsworth's daughter, she can't avoid him as his melancholy piano playing calls to her in the middle of the night. The rules of her world are even more strict than the rules of his, so let's just assume there's a potential for a lot of rule breaking going on.

I just got the cover for the second book in the series yesterday, so I wanted to share with you all. You get a sneak peek!







Thanks for letting me visit and talk about the launch of A LADY AND HER MAGIC!  We're giving away a copy of the book to two random, lucky people who leave comments!

22 comments:

  1. Congrats, Tammy! WTG on introducing more paranormal critters to Regency England. That's what we need more of: supernatural and historical mixed. :) (I'm unfortunately behind on your Lycan series :()

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  2. BIG congratulations, Tammy! Those covers scream BEST SELLER!

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  3. Hi Tammy. Congrats on the release of A Lady and Her Magic. Sounds great. I love the cover.
    Crystal816{at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. What delightful covers, and what a delightful premise. Very best of luck to you, and your faeries (and to poor Robinsworth, too, of course).

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  5. Congratulations Tammy! The covers are beautiful :) The piano playing -creepy- is very Poe-esque

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  6. I love the book cover and the title.
    Can't wait to read it. I have read all the Wolf series. Love them.

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  7. This is the first time I've heard of a fairy in Regency England.

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  8. Oh what a charming premise! Don't enter me in the drawing. I've just downloaded it to my Kindle and look forward to hiding away from the real world while I read it.

    Congratulations on you release under your real name. I enjoy your Lydia Dare persona and look forward to getting to know the "real" you. ;-)

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  9. I love the cover of both of your books! They both sound really good too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  10. Oh, I want to know the how and why to that dead wife!!!! Great beginning to a story. Last year I discovered romantic fantasy/historical and fell in love with the mixed genre. Your books sound like a wonderful mixture! And lovely covers.

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  11. Congrats on the release of this book. The beginning sentence certainly is a great attention grabber!

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  12. Wonderful cover on your second book! CONGRATS!! Do you need to read the series in order or is each book a stand alone?

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  13. Congrats on the release! Hope you have a fabulous release week! :)

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  14. I write to snippets of "film" in my head too. Thanks for the chance!

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  15. Thinking back to that day it feels a little surreal does it not? Always good to remember.

    I love the cover for book two! How exciting!! It will be fun to read how all your "snippets" came together.

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  16. Congratulations on your solo flight under your own name, both covers look scrumptious!

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  17. Congrats, Tammy! I saw your book at BN the other day. The cover really does stand out. Is the new one in the new Sourcebooks behind-the-scenes cover shoot video?

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  18. Oh my gosh, the covers are so lovely! Big congratulations on the release of A Lady and Her Magic.

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  19. Congrats on the book! Nice covers.

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  20. A Lady and Her Magic sounds like a fantastic story and I'm looking forward to reading it. And what a lovely cover for your next book, it's just as pretty as the first one.

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  21. Congrats on your first solo release! This does sound great, and the part about the Duke killing his wife really makes you want to know why/what happened (hopefully the book will tell). You do have a couple of gorgeous covers there, btw :)

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  22. Wow, love the mixture of historical and paranormal. Can't wait to read it!

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