Woo Hoo....the moment has arrived! I am so pleased to welcome you, one and all, to the Inaugural Author Chat Night at Passages to the Past, featuring Susan Holloway Scott!!
Here's how Chat Night will work:
All correspondence (questions and answers) will take place in the comments section of this post. I will start off with a question or two to get the ball rolling and then the floor is open! To see an example of my previous Chat Night, please visit the Sourcebooks Summer Reading Club Book Chat Night post and check out the comment thread.
We will of course be talking about Susan's latest AWESOME release of The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II and anything else that tickles our fancy: Susan's other books, Project Runway, Top Chef, baseball or hockey!!
SYNOPSIS: Katherine Sedley lived by her own rules and loved who she pleased- until she became the infamous mistress of King James II...
London, 1675: Born to wealth and privilege, Katherine is introduced to the decadent court of King Charles II, and quickly becomes a favorite from the palace to the bawdy playhouses. She gleefully snubs respectable marriage to become the Duke of York's mistress.
But Katherine's life of carefree pleasure ends when Charles II dies, and her lover becomes King James II. Suddenly she is cast into a tangle of political intrigue, religious dissent, and ever-shifting alliances, where a wrong step can mean treason, exile, or death at the executioner's block. As the risks rise, Katherine is forced to make the most perilous of choices: to remain loyal to the king, or to England.
If you are trying to win the SUSAN HOLLOWAY SCOTT GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA and you attend tonight, you will be earning 5 additional entry points. You have to participate in some way by commenting so that I can see you were here!
Here is a little slideshow of the characters you will meet in The Countess and the King that I put together with help from Susan. Enjoy!
IMPORTANT: If you run into any issues while Chat Night is in progress PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org directly and I will get back to you ASAP. I also have Google Chat if you'd like to instant message me there.
Let the fun begin!