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August 12, 2014

Is guest author Laura Strickland a Mary Ann or Ginger? An interview at #PlottingPrincesses #MFRWorg #historical

Hi, Laura, and welcome to the Plotting Princesses where we pride ourselves in asking funny questions! 


Let's get to know Laura better: Laura Strickland is the author of Scottish romance Devil Black as well as The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy consisting of Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood, and Lord of Sherwood. She is currently working on the second book of a new Steampunk romance series.

Is she a Mary Ann or Ginger?


Speed Round:



Favorite movie: “Lord of the Rings”  
Favorite book: “The Diamond in the Window” by Jane Langton 
Last book read: “The Well of Lost Plots” by Jasper Fforde 
Favorite color: Green 
Stilettos or flip-flops: Flip-flops 
Coffee or tea: Tea 
E-book or paperback: Paperback 
Pencil or pen: Pen
Favorite song: “By Weary Well” by Robin Williamson
Streak or not: Not!
Favorite dessert: Red Velvet Cake
Champagne or gin: Champagne
Paranormal or Historical: Historical!
Ginger or Mary Ann: Mary Ann
Favorite TV show: Coronation Street
Hot or cold: Cold
POV: First Person
I'd die if I don't have: Time to write.






Blurb from Lord of Sherwood: Only the magic of Sherwood can bring them together, and only their union can complete the spell woven so long ago…


Excerpt: 

She ate a sticky bun and watched a couple behind the next stall as they indulged in a kiss and cuddle. The restlessness she felt increased.


What would happen if she tried to purchase a mug of ale? She had to exercise some caution—her father had threatened more than once lately to send her away to the good sisters at the nearest nunnery. And she would rather end her own life than be confined in such a place.


She watched a rough man, a farmer from one of the villages, perhaps, buy a flagon of ale for himself. Before he could drink it she edged up and spoke from the corner of her mouth.


“I will give you twice what you just spent, in exchange for that.”


Startled, he turned his head and their eyes met. He wore a squat woolen hat over hair like brown straw. His eyes were brown also, almost the exact same shade as the ale. They moved over her face slowly and then down to her bosom, where they lingered.


“Well, now.” He grinned, revealing a big gap between his front teeth. He hesitated, “My lady.”


Anwyn dug into her pocket pouch and brought forth a coin. “Here, trade me.”


“You want my ale, do you?” His gaze shifted to her mouth. “Tell you what, let’s share it. We shall go someplace quiet—”


“The coin,” Anwyn insisted.


He shook his head and stepped closer, his eyes issuing a dare. “Not for no coin, but I will give you this flagon for a kiss, my lady.”


Find Laura at:
Website: LauraStricklandBooks

Email: Laura Strickland

Find Lord of Sherwood at:
Buy Link: Lord Sherwood Guardians

10 comments:

Laura Strickland said...

Thank you so much for inviting me here today. It's been fun!

Ashantay said...

Welcome to the Mary Ann Club! I've just popped a bottle of bubbly - grab a glass - we've got some books to discuss! (grin) Enjoyed your quick picks -

vicki batman said...

Hi, Laura! I wanted to be spunky like Mary Ann, but wear Ginger's clothes. Thanks for being with the PPs today!

chris keniston said...

absolutely love that cover - so striking!

Welcome to the princesses !

Kelly L Lee said...

Most days I'm a Mary Ann, especially the older I get....but Ginger comes out to play now and again. :) Great post!

Sylvia said...

Hi Laura,
Love your cover. Very handsome. Why does it seem that most of us want to be Mary Ann? Ginger always seems fake to me even as a child. But I did like her clothes better than Mary Ann's.

Kathy Ivan said...

While I may have the red hair of Ginger, personality wise and temperament I'm definitely a Mary Ann. LOL

Welcome to the Plotting Princesses blog, Laura. That cover is absolutely striking and I really liked the excerpt.

Melissa Keir said...

What a beautiful cover. I always wanted to be Ginger but I felt I was Mary Ann or worse Gilligan. I wish you all the best. Your book sounds great!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Laura,
I've read Champion of Sherwood and really enjoyed it! Glad to see you have another one. I'll have to go check it out. Here's to many sales!!

Ilona Fridl said...

Fun interview! I'm really loving the excerpts from your novel, Laura.