Monday, July 16, 2012

Interview with Sweet Romance Author Marie Higgins


Marie Higgins is a multi-published author of romance; from refined bad-boy heroes who makes your heart melt to the feisty heroines who somehow manage to love them regardless of their faults. She’s married with two daughters, has two grandchildren, and she’s lived in Utah all her life. Visit her website/blog to discover more about her – http://mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com.

“More than just a romance...my stories are an adventure!”

Welcome back to my blog, Marie. I love adventurous romances. Please tell us about your new book.

Thanks for having me back, Linda! My book, “The Sweetest Touch” is book #2 in my Regency Romance series – The Brothers of Worthington.  I’ve tried to add a little humor, a little suspense, a little action, and a whole lot of romance in this story, hoping to please all kinds of readers. So far, I’m getting raving reviews!! Here is the blurb:

Louisa wakes from a deep heavy fog, surrounded by strangers and horrified to discover she's been the sole victim of a terrible buggy accident. Worse... she remembers nothing.

Trevor Worthington, Duke of Kenbridge, can’t trust women. Yet after nearly killing the amnesiac Louisa, he has little choice but to open his home to her. His heart softens to the straggly woman in beggar's garb as he strives to help her regain her memory. As proof of Louisa's scars, both physical and those lurking beneath the surface, come to light, Trevor finds himself more and more drawn to the mysterious woman. However he is hesitant to enter another nightmarish entanglement like his first marriage.

Louisa is all too happy to accept employment in the Duke's household though it quickly becomes apparent she doesn't fit in at all! For starters she speaks French and has no skills to speak of. Bits and pieces of conflicting memories flash through her mind, lending more confusion to the puzzle of her life. Fortunately the duke proves ever patient with her myriad of mistakes and Louisa finds herself falling in love with the kind, brooding man. As their budding relationship progresses from improper to scandalous Louisa's memory begins to return. Dare she tell Trevor the horrible truths of her past? That she belongs to an evil man known only as Macgregor.

As the heartbreaking facts of Louisa's past are exposed and decade old questions come to light, will the truth keep these lovers from happiness? Will Trevor be able to give love another chance? Or will Louisa's sweet touch prove yet another forgotten memory...

Wow! I love romances that have a touch of mystery. And this sounds like one I’d enjoy. Where did you get your inspiration for this novel?

Well, Linda…to be honest, I like to mix up themes when I write. So this one is a little like The Prince and the Pauper meets Oliver Twist.  lol.  Although this is book #2 in my series, it’s about the oldest brother, Trevor Worthington. I didn’t know what kind of story I’d give him until I was nearly finished with “The Sweetest Kiss” (book #1). So what inspired me to write this story? It was book #1, “The Sweetest Kiss”. 

I love hearing what inspires an author to write a novel. Thanks, Marie. What kind of research did you do for this book?

Oh…I love doing research! I researched the slums of London. I researched pick-pockets and how they lived. And I also looked up how the gaols were operated back in Regency times. There’s a part where my characters go to a circus, and I looked online for that, as well as what particular vehicle my characters would drive in what scene. Fun!!

Do you ever put real experiences in your books?

Not really. I’ve always thought I lead a boring life, so to add a real situation from my life to a story… well, I’d fear it would put readers to sleep. However, I’ve felt sad before. I’ve been in love. I’ve felt fear and helplessness…and of course pure happiness, which are all the emotions I’ve written in this story.

What a perfect answer! Thank you, Marie, for a wonderful interview. I have learned a lot about you and your new book.

57 comments:

Marie Higgins said...

Linda, thanks for interviewing me!

Pam Mcneill said...

Oh my, this just teased me into wanting to read more. Great interview.pgmcneillsbcglobal.net

Lorri Austerford said...

I've read this on Wattpad! Yea! So I want my own copy :3

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Darcy Flynn said...

Linda, your book sounds wonderful! Nothing like a clean historical romance to warm my toes and my heart! :)
Here's my e-mail. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book!

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Charissa said...

Great interview--hooked me right into wanting to know more. Trevor sounds like an intriguing character. Here's my email: char(at)joyinthemoments(dot)com

Gail Pallotta said...

The Sweetest Touch sounds like a heartwarming book with a bit of mystery along with the romance.
Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

You are awesome Marie I have enjoyed so many of your stories. I also am glad to consider you a friend as well. Keep giving us more awesome stories to escape every day life. Thanks Darla Kay

Natasha said...

Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Kat said...

I'm hooked! I'd love the chance to read this! Thanks!
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apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win

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Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book!

Mary
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BLHmistress said...

That tease did it for me, I love when the hero is a bit skittish when it comes to love.

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Monja Blue said...

great interview! Good clean fun: mystery, romance, intrigue, count me in!
Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love romance with a little bit of mystery. Sounds like a great book.
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Ladette Kerr said...

Thanks for the interview (and introduction to a "new-to-me author) and thanks for being part of the blog hop!

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Katie McCurdy said...

Ohh, I just LOVE that cover! So captivating! :-D Thanks for the chance to win it!

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Brandy, April, and Amanda said...

I learned that I have yet another book that needs added to my collection. The Sweetest Kiss sounds like a wonderful book as does the second in the series. Thank you for the interview!

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Amanda Ray said...

The book sounds and the review are great. Looking forward to reading the book. Have added it to my TBR list! Love historical romance.
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Emmanuelle said...

Cool, hopefully I will win!
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Amy R.S. said...

Marie Higgins books are enjoyable reads. I have read the Sweetest Kiss, Secrets After Dark, and my favorite Falling in Love Again. Please enter me for this book it sounds great. Thanks.
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Megan said...

Great interview! Very interesting hearing about all the research that went into the book. I love regency novels, so I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

Megan
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Judy said...

I really enjoyed the interview. This really looks like my kind of book, would love to win. I will still put it on my TBR list.

Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Judy
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Lioness said...

This seems really cool- especially the plot.

I want to read this- win it or not xD

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LadyRed said...

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catslady said...

Thanks for the chance - catslady5(at)aol.com

Nancy said...

Love historical romance. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

Clean Historical Romance is one of the things that I love. Thanks for the interview.

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daysease said...

Oh! I absolutely love a good mixture of romance, intrigue, adventure, and humor.... I would LOVE to win this! Sounds like a different story like nothing similar to what I have reafd before... While I live in Italy, I have an addtress to send a paper copy to in the States... Hope that is okay! Thanks so much!

Celita
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Nancy Luebke said...

Your books sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

marybelle said...

My real life experiences would certainly not be worth reading about.

Wonderful!!

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Çråz¥ K¥ (Alisia) said...

Sounds really good! Thanks for the great intervIew and giveaway!
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BookAttict said...

The Sweeetest Touch sounds like a fantastic read!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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GFC: BookAttict

Tressa said...

I have two of Marie's books and have enjoyed both of them. Thanks for the giveaway!
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wwe11 said...

Book sounds good.
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holls said...

Thanks!
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cheralyn said...

Great interview! I love historical romance novels,the Sweetest Touch sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win it! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Christine Jensen said...

I have read a couple of Marie's books and would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy

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pol said...

Hi Linda, sounds like an interesting story, I would like to read this one, thanks for letting us know about the book and little about you.
I am on goodreads and found your blog there.
Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Gale Nelson said...

great interview.
Gale
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ronnkelly3 said...

Great interview..

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RILEKAT said...

I like all the research that went into the book - I hope to read it soon.

melody durant said...

I love authors interviews. I'm always amazed when they answer back on fb or email personally. Can't wait to read your book.

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Justin and Kenzee said...

The book sounds wonderful! I hope I get my hands on a copy soon. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
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Nikki said...

Sounds like a good read! Thank you so much!

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Anonymous said...

sounds like a good book thank you
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Darlene said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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kristin j said...

I love romance's with a mysterious twist. I enjoyed reading your interview. I have never read a book written by Marie Higgins. It would be a special treat!!
blessings, Kristin keithkrisjager(at)aol(dot)com

Maegan Morin said...

Prince and the Pauper + Oliver Twist... sounds intriguing!

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brendajean said...

I love Marie's books! Cute interview and thanks for a chance to win. I hadn't heard of this book until today and am excited to read it:)

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Kasee said...

Great, honest answers! This book sounds like one I would enjoy!
Kasee Johnson
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Love her answer about putting real life in her books!
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zahra said...

I've read this on Wattpad and would like my own copy.

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Teresa Thompson said...

Great interview.
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/\Heather/\ said...

Love a good mystery, especially historical ones. Thanks!
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Ruth Hill said...

Clean historical mystery romance? Just perfect!
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Marny said...

If I win, I'll have to buy the first book! I love historical romance.

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks to everyone who left a comment to win my book. I was floored with as many responses I received. Thank you!

I actually picked FIVE winners. The grand prize winner will receive a paperback of "The Sweetest Touch". The other four will receive a PDF copy of the story.

Here are the winners:
for PRINT - Kristen (keithkrisjager)

for ebook:
Elizabeth (book attict)
Justin and Kenzee (Kenzeelp)
Paula (kyflo130)
Cheralyn (cheryllnne)

I will be contacting you shortly.
THANKS AGAIN!