Friday, December 17, 2010

Author Preview: Miranda Neville

Miranda Neville
"I grew up in Wiltshire in southwest England. During my misspent youth I devoured the works of Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy and any other historical novels I could lay hands on. As a result I attended the University of Oxford to study history, ignoring all hints that economics might be a more practical subject. I spent several years writing catalogues of rare books a nd original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby's auction house in London and New York. Much of my time in this job was spent reading the personal correspondence of the famous. This confirmed my suspicion that the most interesting thing about history is people. I'm also a sucker for a happy ending: I howled in the back of geography class when I was supposed to be learning about German coalfields because I hated --HATED -- the end of Gone With The Wind. I still haven't forgiven Margaret Mitchell.
A few years ago I decided to write an historical romance. How hard could it be? Wrong. Several manuscripts under-the-bed (or deep in the hard drive) later, HarperCollins bought NEVER RESIST TEMPTATION, published in 2009 by Avon Books.
I now live in beautiful rural Vermont with my daughter Becca, a college student and confirmed drama queen. I am always happy to be distracted from gainful employment by cooking (3o minute recipes only), gardening (don't look at the weeds), cross-country skiing, arguing about unimportant topics, and general procrastinating. "
Check out my past interview with Miranda: here

Find Miranda Neville on the web: Website | Blog/News Page | Facebook | Twitter

Some of Miranda Neville's works: (click image for info)

Miranda's Latest Release:
'The Dangerous Viscount' (September 2010) 
"She is determined to find a husband ... now!

Diana Fanshawe's impeccable bloodline doesn't stop society from laughing at the antics of her eccentric family. She knows the right marriage is her one chance to make her way in the world--which is precisely why she will marry Lord Blakeney. But then she's kissed by the brilliant and unconventional Sebastian Iverley, and her well-laid plans tumble into disarray.

Sebastian wants absolutely nothing to do with love or marriage. He likes his books, his male friends in the Burgundy Club, and he avoids women. But when he arrives at his hated cousin Blakeney's house party, he's smitten by the tantalizing Diana.
Should the lady follow her heart and try to win Iverley's, though it seems hardened against her - or should she sacrifice love for respectability?"

Read My Review of 'The Dangerous Viscount': here

What To Expect in 2011:
Miranda Neville will be adding a new edition to the Burgundy Club in the new year, which means: YIPPIE! The official title of the book will be 'The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton', and it will be release July 26th, 2011!


  1. I totally love Sebastian, the nerdy virginal hero! And the whole lot of Montroses is a hoot!

  2. I'm in love with your covers......they're enough to get the juices goin'!!!!!

  3. What a stunning interview ,thanks so much for the stunning books you share with us and thank you for always making the stories so impossible to stop reading !! I just adore the covers always so beautiful !

    Have a great day and Merry Christmas to you and your family

    A fan


  4. I enjoyed the interview ,you can find out things about Miranda that you can`t get from the back of the book. I am happy you get to write your happy ending. I enjoy reading your books,I have all your books, Thanks for reaching your goal.

  5. Hi Sheree! Thank you. There's more Montrose action coming in The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton.

    @Cath: I've been very lucky in the cover department so far.

    @Desere & @Debra - thanks so much. It means so much to hear from readers who enjoyed my books. Maybe one day I shall be jaded about that, but I don't think so. Pleasing people is why we write!

  6. I loved The Dangerous Viscount. I devoured it in one sitting. I <3 Sebastian. I loved that he wasn't the typical hero. I like that he was nerdy and a virgin. We need more heroes like him. Can't wait to read the next in this series. Totally loving it so far.

  7. loved Sebastian & am looking forward to the next Burgandy Club installment -- keep it up :) please :)

  8. I loved the Dangerous Viscount! One of my favs this year! Can't wait for your next one! Thanks for sharing with us today!

  9. How fascinating that you were able to read personal letters? It let's you see an unguarded side of people.

  10. I agree, GWTW has the most unsatisfying ending. It's a good thing I read it when I was young. These days, I have to have my HEA, otherwise, I won't even pick the book up.

  11. How awesome is that, that you got to read personal letters from famous people in History. I love the Burgundy Club and The Wild Marquis.I really enjoyed the post. Thanks.

  12. Merry Christmas Miranda. i love your books :)



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