Sunday, March 28, 2010

Maggie Dove in the Author Spotlight

Cate: Please welcome Maggie Dove. Maggie, will you please share a short bio with us?
Maggie: Hi Cate, thank you so much for having me here! I'm a housewife, a mother of two, and a writer. I've always enjoyed romance novels, especially historical romance. I'm also a sucker for a good mystery. I was born in Havana, Cuba, but have lived in the U.S. since I was five. I spent a year in Spain when I was nineteen and fell in love with Europe. As the granddaughter of a famous Cuban writer and publisher, writing is in my blood. I come from a long line of journalists. My family owned one of the oldest newspapers in the Americas. I've had twenty-six of my letters to the editor published in The Miami Herald

Cate: Tell us about Call Me Duchess and where it's available.
Maggie: Historical romance/romantic suspense, CALL ME DUCHESS is the second novel of the Windword Trilogy.
Released by Eternal Press - January, 2011
Paperback can be ordered through Barnes & Noble.
Paperback and Kindle available at Amazon. Com
Kindle Available at:
Cate: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Grippingly suspenseful and romantic, CALL ME DUCHESS, is a stunning, young woman’s journey to find love in 1870 London while a dashingly handsome chaperone, a heinous villain, and her own lofty aspirations stand in her way. Left penniless by their father, Marguerite Wiggins and her sisters must find husbands during the London season or work as governesses by season’s end.
Determined to become the next Duchess of Wallingford, Marguerite is a woman in love who must make the difficult decision between following her heart or attaining her lifetime dreams and ambitions as a depraved rapist seeks to make her his next victim.  

Cate: Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero?
Maggie: He is one gorgeous hunk of man! Very manly, sexy, and witty.

Cate: Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others. Aside from the gorgeous covers! 
Maggie: I like to write historical romance novels with a mystery included. I also like to set them throughout Europe.

Cate: Very cool. What's next for you?
ANGEL OF WINDWORD is my first novel, and the first of the WINDWORD TRILOGY.  CALL ME DUCHESS, the prequel to ANGEL OF WINDWORD and the story of two characters from my original manuscript, is set in 1870 England. At this time, I am writing my third novel, THE ENGLISH MARQUESA. The last of the Windword Trilogy is set in 1870 Spain and it also involves a member of the Kent family.

Cate: What inspired you to draft your first story?
: A dare from a friend. I wrote Angel of Windword, the first of the trilogy, fifteen years ago. I put it away. Two years ago when my kids went off to college and law school, I took out the manuscript, revamped it and sent if out to be published. It was published by Eternal Press on October of 2009.

Cate: Do you have a writing routine?
Maggie: I like to write from 9am to 5pm. When I tackle the blank page, I need a clear mind and a steaming cup of coffee by my side.

Cate: Where can readers find you on the web?
Maggie: I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.

Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Maggie: What do you look for in a romance?
Thanks again, Cate, for inviting me to your wonderful site!

Cate: Readers, Maggie is giving away a pdf copy of Call Me Duchess to one lucky commenter... so start commenting. She'll pick a winner next Sunday and announce it here. 
Thanks so much for being my guest Maggie! Best of luck to you. 


P.L. Parker said...

Interesting blurb. I've put this one on my to be read list. Congratulations on the release and much success with book sales.

Maggie Dove said...

P.L., thank you so much for your good wishes! I really appreciate them!


Margaret West said...

Ah maggie, an historical and a romance..both the themes i love. And the, I love them. I'm sure both books will do very well.

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Maggie,
Well girl, u know I love ur covers and ur books...great interview. Best of luck with ur latest release...Hugs...Tabs

Maggie Dove said...

Thanks, Margaret and Tabitha, for stopping by. It is always so nice to hear from you!

Danielle Thorne said...

I've been wanting to read this book for awhile. Love the covers.

Maggie Dove said...

Thank you so much, Danielle!

Amy Talbot said...

Hi Maggie. I love your cover art, the theme colors and how the artwork links to your titles. What do I look for in romance - believable characters going all out for love. All the best with your launch.

Maggie Dove said...

Thank you, Amy. Amanda Kelsey at Eternal Press has done an excellent job with my covers. They are exactly what I pictured when I wrote my books. Thanks for stopping by!

Maggie Dove said...

Danielle Thorne is the winner of the pdf of Call Me Duchess! Danielle, please contact me at so that I can send it to you!