Welcome to Live Author Chat Night with Leslie Carroll, author of ROYAL PAINS!!

 
Welcome one and all to Live Author Chat Night with Leslie Carroll!!
 
To start this night off right, I'd like to pop open some virtual champagne to make a congratulatory toast and say....

HAPPY RELEASE DAY LESLIE!!!!  

I am so thrilled and honored that you are spending such an exciting night here with your fans on Passages to the Past and I wish all the best with your release of ROYAL PAINS: A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes and Bad Seeds!

Not only is Leslie here on release day, but she has also provided a most excellent prize package for one lucky participant of chat night!

One of you will be the new owner of a signed copy of ROYAL PAINS and a crown embroidered tote bag with natural leather handles, an inside pocket, and room for all the books (or e-readers) anyone could possibly schlep!

Crown embroidered brown tote bag (wrapped gifts not included)

CHAT NIGHT DETAILS

When: Tuesday, March 1st
What Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm EST
Where:  http://www.passagestothepast.com

All corresponding (questions and answers) will take place in the comments section of the this post.  I will start off the Chat Night with a welcome message and a question or two to get the ball rolling and then the floor is open to whomever has a question for Leslie.  

PREVIOUS CHAT NIGHTS

Sourcebooks Summer Reading Club Book Chat Night
Live Author Chat Night with Susan Holloway Scott
Live Author Chat Night with Gillian Bagwell
Live Author Chat Night with Lauren Willig 


ABOUT THE BOOK

SYNOPSIS
The author of Notorious Royal Marriages presents some of history's boldest, baddest, and bawdiest royals.

The bad seeds on the family trees of the most powerful royal houses of Europe often became the most rotten of apples: über-violent autocrats Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible literally reigned in blood. Lettice Knollys strove to mimic the appearance of her cousin Elizabeth I and even stole her man. And Pauline Bonaparte scandalized her brother Napoleon by having a golden goblet fashioned in the shape of her breast.

Chock-full of shocking scenes, titillating tales, and wildly wicked nobles, ROYAL PAINS is a rollicking compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe.

If you have any questions during the live chat you can reach me at passagestothepast@gmail.com or IM me on Google Chat and I will get back to you!


I think that covers everything!  A big thanks to all of you that are here tonight...let the games begin!


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181 comments:

  1. I am here I am here did I miss anything Amy Leslie are you there?

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  2. Good evening everyone and welcome to Live Author Chat Night with the always delightful Leslie Carroll!! I thank you all for coming together tonight to talk about Leslie's new book ROYAL PAINS: A Rogue's Gallery of Brats, Brutes and Bad Seeds!!

    Let's all raise a glass in congratulations to Leslie and wish her a Happy Release Day!!

    To start off chat night, I'd like to pose a question of my own....Leslie, which of the royal pains included in your book was the most fascinating to research and why?

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  3. Hey Lizzy! So glad you made it!

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  4. Hi Amy, thanks for hosting.

    And hello Leslie! Happy Release Day!

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  5. Hello Virginie...thanks for hanging out with us tonight!

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  6. I made it Amy! Yeah!!!! I am so excited to read this book.

    Leslie, I am sure it must be fascinating to read all the saucy antics of the royals. Do you have a favorite bad girl/boy?

    Also, where can we buy one of these bags if we don't win? I looked online and couldn't find it!

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  7. Leslie,

    What period of history had in your opinion the most interesting pains?

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  8. This is Martina, by the way. The name on my blog is Virginie (my grandmother's name...) :)

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  9. Hi Leslie,

    Who is your least favorite royal?

    Thanks,
    Kathy

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  10. Yeah thank you for hosting Amy I am super excited that I did not miss this one. I love your work Leslie.

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  11. Hi everybody! Leslie, my question is a little like Amy's but I'm dying to know: which rogue is your favorite?

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  12. Hi all!! Leslie should be here soon, sorry for the delay!

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  13. It looks like we all have a similar question! We want to know who outranks all as the fav badey!

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  14. No worries! And I just noticed that I asked the same question as Colleen! Great minds...

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  15. Haha! After reading Royal Pains I find it hard to pick who was the baddest - they were all pretty nasty!

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  16. Hi Amy, Hi Leslie! *raises glass to toast* I can't wait to read this book! Where do you do your research? Online, museums, historical texts, libraries? Do you have a favorite historian that you use often?

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  17. No worries amy! Your author chats are really organized. I participated in one the other day that was a multi author chat and it was all over the place! It was really funny to follow, though, because somehow the topics kept verging into the scintillating! With yours we know we will get some cool author insight.

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  18. I have always loved Pauline Bonaparte...from all I've heard, she really drove her brother up the wall...

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  19. I am SOOO looking forward to reading this book. It's right up my alley...

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  20. Ha Christy! I am blushing at the comment..great minds think alike. I am honoured :) Love your books!

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  21. Oh great question Jen! I am alwasy fascinated by the research aspect of writing!

    Colleen - oh thanks for saying that! that makes me feel really good! I have so much fun with these and I'm tickled that you all love them as well!

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  22. Hi everybody! Thanks Amy for hosting another chat which I'm sure will be awesome. And of course happy release day Leslie!

    Like everyone else, I'm interested in who's the worst of the worst. lol

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  23. Thanks so much Colleen...:) I am very excited to get my hands on this one...

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  24. Thanks so much Colleen...:) I am very excited to get my hands on this one...

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  25. Well, Colleen my next announcement will be right up your alley - my next live chat for April will be with the one and only Christy English!

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  26. Whoops! There's an echo in here...and I caused it. Sorry about that...

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  27. Hi all sorry for interrupting so wanted to be here and the comment box wouldn't open :0(

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  28. And I am super excited about next month's Live Chat, let me tell you...I need to get my fingers limber and ready for all that quick typing...:)

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  29. Leslie, I'm wondering if your research showed that any particular era or royal house tended to produce more "pains" than others?

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  30. These Live Chats really are a lot of fun...I love hearing the answers to all the questions...

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  31. Just read your Christy English comment ~~whoo hoo

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  32. Hi, everyone! Sorry, I was over at the other post!

    welcome!!!!

    To answer the questions, I have a couple of favorite baddies in the book: Lettice Knollys and Pauline Bonaparte, to name a couple. I guess it's hard to name a "least favorite" baddie, but I researched some truly insane psychopaths, like Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible.

    I do my research mostly with secondary sources, reading dozens of biographies and biographical articles. Each book represents nearly a year of research.

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  33. It seems that Leslie is on a different post - trying to get her over here....one more minute!

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  34. Woo hooo!!!!! I will DEFINITELY not miss that chat either! I think I have figured out how to make sure to be here...set an announcement on my work email and my phone! No matter where I turn I will be reminded :). I will be there in April to chat with Christy!

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  35. That's the way to do it Colleen! I forget everything so I have sticky notes everywhere!!!

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  36. Sadie, I'd have to say that the most interesting pains were probably in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance because you've got a bunch of autocrats doing horrid things to their own people; it goes way beyond "royals behaving badly"

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  37. Yay! Glad you found your way here, Leslie.

    I'd love to know where your favourite place to write is - what your weapon of choice is.. (Typewriter, computer, good old pen and paper...)

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  38. Thanks you guys! Next month's chat is am exciting prospect for me.
    And so is this one! Leslie, I am happy to hear that Pauline is one of your favorites...

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  39. I just read a book with Lettice Knollys as the main character (along with Elizabeth) and she was sympathetically written. It will be interesting to read some fact of her naughtiness! I am currently reading a book about the Borgias. Did you find out anything particularly saucy about them? They seem ripe for this sort of thing!

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  40. Just got home from the doctors and signed in on the wrong post. Didn't want to miss this.

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  41. Wow - a year of research!! It must be tough to find the point where you've done enough research and decide it's time to sit down and write!

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  42. Hi Leslie, thank you so much for coming by and joining all of us! :)

    I am curious, where did you get the idea to write Royal Pains, and what made you want to write about historical bad guys?

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  43. Nice to be hear with you ladies and Leslie! I am super excited to read Royal Pains since I loved the other ones. By the way Vlad scares the HELL out of me.

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  44. Woah...the chapters on Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible were insane! I recommend not reading them before bed :)

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  45. Amy -- the most fascinating royals to research were the ones I knew least about -- those from central Europe and Russia, like Vlad Dracula and Erszebet Bathory (known as the "Blood Countess"). It's an era of history I didn't know much about, and also a part of the world I wasn't as well versed in as, say 18th or 19th c. English history.

    However, these bloody royals certainly weren't my faves. I prefer the sex crazed ones to the violent ones. One of my favorites in the book is the Duke of Cumberland, the younger brother of George III, who is such a loser -- you can;t make this stuff up. he goes from an illicit love affair into an illicit marriage (with someone else) and his behavior is the reason George III had the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 passed.

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  46. Leslie was there some moment that you remember which triggered your love of royal history?

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  47. I have a weird one for you Leslie, let talk about the cover art. Have your non-fiction works covers been chosen by you? I really like that they all keep the same classical theme.

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  48. Ohhh, I don't think that's a weird question, Lizzy. I love hearing about how covers are chosen :)

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  49. Virginie ...catching up with your questions: The bag is from Ballard.

    Favorite place to write ... I write my notes in longhand (with a purple Pilot extra fine point marker) on notebook paper. And I keep one file folder per Royal. But I write my books on the computer. Yet I have to edit on a printed out hard copy. My home office/library has wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling white bookcases and a wood burning fireplace, with a portrait of Emma Hamilton over the mantel. It's very cozy. I posted some photos of it at my Lady Novelist blog at www.leslie-carroll.blogspot.com around Christmas time last year.

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  50. I've heard Vlad, Ivan, and Lettice mentioned. Since I read mostly British historical fiction, I'd like to know some of British bad guys listed in the table of contents.

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  51. It is amazing how tame our current royals seems to be (comparatively, of course). Are there any more modern royals that you think would make it into any books of this type in the future, or do you think maybe the new "royalty" behaving badly are celebrities? Just curious (sorry if of subject slightly :)).

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  52. Oh that Erszebet Bathory was one crazy chick! All of those poor women she butchered just because of her vanity!

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  53. It sounds like a lovely room!

    PS. I adore Emma Hamilton!

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  54. LOL, I love the sex-crazed ones too! I'm always shocked at how much illicit sex went on behind tapestries!

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  55. Hi Ladies!! I'm so happy I made it and am voraciously catching up on all the comments. Leslie, Congratulations!! I just had a feeling it would be either Lettice or Pauline- both gorgeous and vicious-lol! I can't wait to read this:) Like Lizzy, I also adore that cover, and want to know what made you choose this-beautiful.

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  56. Jessica, I decided to write about some of the Bad (and some simply naughty, or outre) boys and girls because I wanted to take a little break from royal behavior outside of the confines of an affair or a marriage, which had been my bailiwick in the first two royal books. Also, it gave me the opportunity to take a look at what some of the relatives of kings and queens were up to.

    To answer the question about the Borgias, they got left on the cutting room floor and didn't make it into this book, although I adore them and they deserve a book (or several) all their own. I fully intend to get to them at some point, because I've always been fascinated by Lucretia. My grandmother used to have one of those "poison rings."

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  57. Welcome Lucy! It's so awesome you could make it!

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  58. So excited for this chat! Thank you!

    My question: Most often were the awful things done justified by the circumstances and time period or did you come across more just really insane people?

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  59. I love Emma Hamilton, too.

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  60. Loved the first two books and have been waiting for this one. I too like the tone the covers set.

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  61. A book on the Borgias would be sweet Leslie! I too am fascinated by Lucrezia. I just hope Showtime portrays them accurately!

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  62. Oh Amy- I just couldn't miss this! What a great idea this series of yours:)

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  63. Ooohh! I second that, Amy! A whole book on the Borgias sounds great...

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  64. I am having to constantly hit enter to see posts am I doing something wrong>

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  65. Leslie, I loved your books, and have been waiting for this one for what seems like FOREVER!

    Amy, thanks for hosting this chat! :-)

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  66. I second Amy, a book on the Borgias would be awesome. I'm definitely excited for the show.

    And I'm curious about Colleen's question too -- it seems like a lot of the royals today have tame lives compared to some of the craziness we read about that happened with royals in history. I wonder if it's different because of the time period, or maybe just because there's so much media now that it's hard to cover up craziness and bad behavior.

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  67. Showtime~ I must have missed something.
    Congratualtions!!
    When will that be happening

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  68. Lady Bren, I think I've always loved royal history. I used to dress up like a princess when I was a little girl, and I always loved stories about real royals. So I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.

    Lizzy, et al. re: cover art. I had no input regarding the first cover (ROYAL AFFAIRS). And I love it. The other 2 covers, NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES and ROYAL PAINS are more 18th c. drawings than 19th c. paintings and seem more thematically related. I actually proposed the cover for RP, among other pix, when they asked for my suggestions. The publishers definitely chose the images for the 1st 2 royal books. Funny, I didn't think the image for NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES looked very "regal" although I do like the drawing itself.

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  69. Leslie,

    A purple Pilot extra fine point marker! Brilliant! Doesn't writing just flow smoother with a purple pen!

    Kathy

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  70. I am really enjoying Sins of the House of Borgia and cannot wait for the Showtime show to come on. I didn't really know much about them until recently and now I am hooked. I would love to read more nonfiction about them!

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  71. Where is the chat? Is it here in the comments?

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  72. Showtime will be airing a series on The Borgias, similar to the one they did on The Tudors.

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  73. Am glad there will be another book in this series. will it stop there or do you think there will be more? If the Borgias were left on the cutting room floor, there is a good start for another book.

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  74. Ladies I am on the same page as you I can not wait for the Borgia's and plan on reading the Jean Plaidy one before the series starts. Leslie you would rock them.

    Yes Amy thank you for this wonderful event it is a blast to see so many book lovers in one place at one time

    HEY LUCY!!!! Nice to see you here.

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  75. Anonymous - yes, the page does need refreshing to show the new comments.

    ninoskasua - yes, this is the chat here in the comments.

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  76. I am really stoked that you all are lovin' this as much as I am! I've got the biggest grin on my face :) Thank you!

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  77. I know! It stars in april! I can't wait to watch the Borgias as well. I just love the story line. Have you guys read any book by Eleanor Herman. She has a book called the Mistress of the Vatican. Very interesting book!

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  78. Hi Lady Bren!

    Showtime has a new series about the Borgias starting in April. It looks really good and steamy, and now that the Tudors are over I am ready for some more royal scandal on my tv!

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  79. I love the covers Leslie they are perfect and they just feel like you.

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  80. I can't wait to see Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia!

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  81. Leslie, which of your books did you enjoy doing the research for and writing the most? Also, what is your writing process like? How do you know when it's time to move from researching to writing?

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  82. I really want to read Leslie new book! I can't wait to go and buy it from barnes and nobles!

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  83. I must ask this Leslie are you working on another non-fiction release? I know you have to have something up your sleeve.

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  84. British baddies in the Table of Contents of ROYAL PAINS: King John, Richard III and his brother the Duke of Clarence, Lettice Knollys, the Duke of Cumberland, Prince Eddy (son of Edward VII), Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II) [I don't have a copy of the book in front of me, so I hope I'm not leaving anyone out]

    Colleen -- so true! Most of our current crop of royals, British or otherwise, hardly behave badly, when compared to their predecessors. I really had to make decisions, which, for example, is why Princess Margaret and not Sarah Ferguson, is one of my royal pains. I spotlighted people whose behavior had a major impact on their realm. And Margaret's starcrossed affair with Group Captain Peter Townsend was the scandal of the 1950s! Fergie getting her toes sucked hardly compares.

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  85. Jeremy Irons is such an awesome actor, he should play it well. I can't wait to see who plays Cesare and Lucrezia. I saw a picture but didn't know the actors.

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  86. How much research do you conduct Leslie? I would totally love to have your job or atleast be your assistant. I love the details in your previos books? What authors do you read Leslie?

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  87. PoCoKat -- funny how we get into our little routines. One day I started with the purple Pilot pens and now I do it all the time. But I always autograph my books with a red one! Ever since my very first title in 2002.

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  88. DO YOU PLAN TO WRITE ON ANY PARTICULAR HISTORICAL KING OR QUEEN IN GENERAL IN THE FUTURE?

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  89. @Colleen - Have you seen the trailer for the Borgias? Alot of the actors are Canadian or British.

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  90. I just choked on my tea when you mentioned Fergie getting her toes sucked! I didn't expect that.

    I would love to here as well what you are working on now!

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  91. Leslie, what is your next project?

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  92. I am so excited to hear that King John is in this book...he is one baddie that I really love...

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  93. ninoskasua - I haven't seen the trailer yet! I saw it online but I was at work and my speakers aren't working there :). I keep forgetting to watch it at home. I will have to do that tonight before I forget again :).

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  94. Hi everyone! I forgot! Need to catch up! Hi Leslie!

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  95. ninoskasua -- if you want to come to Vermont and work for free, I'd love an assistant :) I do lots of research. For each of these royal nonfiction books, I read 40 to 60 books, plus about that many biographical articles, plus I scour the internet for related articles.

    Question for those who've already ROYAL PAINS: Do YOU have a favorite pain, and why?

    And by the way, the violent "pains" (like Vlad and Ivan and Bathory), completely freaked me out as well. The cruelty that these people were capable of perpetrating was astonishing. And they considered themselves completely sane! And another thing ... my mandate from my editor was to write all that with a sense of humor!

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  96. Hi Lizzy!!! So happy to meet here!! Lizzy I'm reading the Plaidy one on Borgia now and it's fantastic.
    And- I'm sure Leslie, you would write a terrific Borgia novel...you must write it!

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  97. With your focus on this non-fiction series, will you be writing any fiction anytime soon? You must certainly have some interesting research that could be used.

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  98. I want to thank Amy for posting this event on goodreads. I love goodreads. Does anyone else use this site? What about you Leslie are you a goodreads author?

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  99. Good question librarypat...I've actually wondered that myself!

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  100. I use Goodreads all the time...I love it too!

    BTW...found the bag on Ballards and it is so pretty (just like the picture :)). Will have to get this if I don't win!

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  101. ninoskasua - I LOVE Goodreads and am really digging their new look!

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  102. Leslie, I have to ask- will you ever come up to Montreal for a book signing, event, anything?? I am dying to meet you!

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  103. Colleen - I already have that tote and the green fleur de lis on one order :) They are SOOOO cute!

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  104. @Leslie - I would love to work for free for you but I live in California :( I wish I lived closer.

    Do you travel anywhere to do your research?

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  105. 40-60 books? Wow! What's your favorite online resources?

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  106. Oh I didn't see the fleur de lis!!! This could be bad for my wallet. I love bags!!!

    I would love to know of your plans, Leslie, for a any fiction books as well!

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  107. Uh oh. Just looked on the Ballards site. I'm in Heaven!!

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  108. All these questions to catch up:

    Anonymous ... I have it on very good authority that there will be a novel coming out about the early years of Marie Antoinette... wait until this summer.

    Heather, hi!!

    I am SO happy to see my dear historical fiction bloggers here ... Lucy and Lizzy and Heather -- and AMY you are doing such a MAGNIFICENT job.

    I am writing the ROYAL ROMANCES book, so that's in the nonfiction pipeline, and I will also have another nonfiction book coming out sometime this year that I think will be titled something like THE ROYALS, THEIR LIVES AND LOVES, FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO WILLIAM OF WALES. I was commissioned by Barnes & Noble to to do it and it's one of those hardcover books that contain the facsimiles of historical documents.

    After that I can think about something Borgia-y. :)

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  109. Fleur de lis! That sounds gorgeous... and I too want to know about Leslie's fiction writing plans...

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  110. will you be doing a book signing tour>

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  111. Wow, you are a busy woman Leslie!! That's good news for us :)

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  112. Leslie, both the Marie Antoinette novel and THE ROYALS sound amazing...

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  113. Oooh, those historical documents facsimilies sound intruiging!

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  114. My historical fiction is keeping me in 18th c. France right now, and hopefully for the next few years.

    Lucy, I just asked my husband how far we live from Montreal. Maybe a road trip by motorcycle! I'm dying to meet you, too! A book signing in Montreal, peut-etre?

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  115. So many exciting things coming down the pipeline! And I have to say I love the covers of Royal Marriages and Royal Pains the best of the three.

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  116. I almost couldn't get back into the comments section when I tried to refresh! So much good discussion I guess.

    I found the fleur de lis bag....oh no I want it so bad!

    Leslie, would love to hear if you have plans for a book tour. Maybe come on down to Florida...pretty please :)!

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  117. Lady Bren, where do you live? My publishers aren't sending me on any tours (that I know of), but my husband has been known to hop on his motorcycle and we do "stealth signings." So sometimes the Northeast is fair game.

    Montreal update: 3 hours, 55 minutes from our home!

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  118. The Royal Romances will be interesting to see. As does the book with B&N. I can't imagine how busy you must be!

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  119. @Leslie Thanks for chatting with us. I look forward to your new books and future new books. I love the title!
    @Amy Thanks!!

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  120. Awwww...kind of far to take a motorcycle to Florida :(. Lucky Northeasterners!

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  121. And on your way to Florida you can stop in Atlanta :)

    With the publishers not shelling out the dough for authors to tour it's a good thing there are virtual book tours!

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  122. I too live in Florida but it is great motorcycle country :0) I'm not too far from daytona

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  123. Leslie!! That would be soo cool!! Just say when:)

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  124. Thank you ninoskasua for coming to chat night, I hope you enjoyed it!

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  125. I've just been nudged in the ribs by my friend Juliet Grey who tells me that the fleur-de-lis bag giveaway is for when Amy hosts a chat for her debut in August. She's the author of the Marie Antoinette historical fiction trilogy.

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  126. We are too far out of the way for you to even consider a signing. Grew up 65 miles south of Montreal on Lake Champlain in NY. Am now in the hills of TN. Asheville, NC isn't too far and they are a happening place.

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  127. Oh I agree Amy, virtual tours have allowed me to see/meet so many authors I have really admired and enjoyed. It doesn't seem like too many come in person to Central Florida so I "meet" them any way I can!

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  128. we could just plan a southeast excursion up ....amy colleen what do you think lol

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  129. Lady Bren - I'm a native Orlandoinian, but living in Atlanta now. Daytona brings back some memories for me :)

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  130. Leslie, thank you so much for chatting! I can't wait to read this book!

    Thank you Amy for hosting! This was my first chat and it was so much fun!

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  131. *wink* @Leslie...you know I've heard such wonderful things about Juliet Grey! Please tell her that she is more than welcome to Passages to the Past at any time!

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  132. I just need to thank Amy and of course Leslie this is the highlight of my day. Entered rehab yesterday after a stroke(at age 47) a week ago Saturday so first night alone but feel like I'm with friends :0)

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  133. Colleen, I wouldn't put it past my husband to get on the bike and head down to Florida ... it's just a matter of the time away from the computer to write all these books. In fact he suggested that we go down to Key West. He loves any and all excuses (I mean reasons) to get on the bike!)

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  134. Well maybe Lady Bren and I can meet Amy halfway between where we live in Florida and Atlantic and entice you our way with cheerleading by the road and treats?! Or bug your publishers until they sent you our way!

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  135. Thanks for being here Jen and I hope you come back to the next chat with Christy English!

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  136. Yep I am still here and Leslie if you ever go anywhere near the west coast you better come to Portland LOL. I can not wait for Juliet Grey's release you all know I love a good MA novel.

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  137. I'm dying at the thought of a Marie Antoinette historical fiction trilogy... Seriously!

    Sounds amazing.

    If you are coming to Canada, BC is nice :p

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  138. I am SO glad you joined us, Lady Bren And SO glad that everyone dropped by this evening. Amy, you have made my launch day a magical one, and have done an amazing job hosting the chat!!!

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  139. Your upcoming books sound awesome! Thank you for the chat Leslie and AMy!

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  140. Awww, thanks Lady Bren. I'm so glad this chat brought your spirits up a bit!

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  141. Oh thanks you're sweet Christy din't mean to sound like a sad puppy LOL and I will most definitely be at your chat next month

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  142. Bravo Leslie and Amy my hats are off to you ladies for providing a wealth of fun. Lady Bren us HF lovers need to bong together more and events like this are perfect for it, I hope you are feeling better.

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  143. Lady Bren, so sorry to hear about your stroke! I am totally up for a girls literary excursion with you and Amy, just tell me when (and give me some time to save my mullah!). I am in Tampa so really close!

    Leslie, I will NOT miss any author chat that has the fleur de lis bag as incentive! Although I don't think I would need the incentive for that chat :)!

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  144. This chat was amazing! Thank you for taking the time for us, Leslie...

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  145. THANK YOU LESLIE! I am honored you chose to spend release night with us and I wish you all the success in the world with Royal Pains! You are a joy to know and are welcome here any time!

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  146. Amy and Leslie this really was terrific:) I needed this break so bad and you helped cheer me up big time. Thanks sooo much xoxoxoxo

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  147. Leslie, thanks so much for having the chat and good luck with the release of ROYAL PAINS.
    Amy, thanks for hosting it. Something always seems to come up and I miss them. Hope to make the next.

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  148. Thanks Amy and Leslie! It was fun running between chat and cooking supper. It made chores tolerable :))

    Bye until next time..

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  149. Lady Bren, you are no sad puppy! Brave is more like it. I will be honored to have you guys at my chat next month.

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  150. Thank you leslie and much much success with this and your future books....collen email me at my lady bren blog

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  151. THANK YOU ALL!!! I am so lucky to have blogging friends like you all - this has been so much fun!

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  152. Thank you for chatting with all of us Leslie, it was so great to learn more about Royal Pains and just chat with you! And of course thank you Amy for hosting yet another wonderful chat. :)

    It was definitely nice talking to everybody, I love getting the chance to chat with others who are just as obsessed with historical fiction as I am, lol. :)

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  153. Oh, and I wish you tons of success and luck with Royal Pains, Leslie! I know I can't wait to read it.

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  154. Amen Jessica! Talking HF is my most favorite subject!

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  155. Same with me, Jessica! My husband and friends look at me like I'm crazy when I talk HF. It's good to be amongst friends :)

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  156. Well, have a good night everyone and thanks again for making this a fantastic chat night!

    CONGRATULATIONS Leslie - time to attend to your champagne and celebrate!!!

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  157. Thank you Leslie and Amy! This has been so much fun and has helped me distract myself from my five year old bolting around me!

    Lady Bren....I will definitely email you! So close, we should get together :)!

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  158. Virginie, you are so right I am just glad I am not the only one who gets the crazy looks.

    Lucy I am happy the HF love here tonight cheered you up.

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  159. Luckily my husband enjoys history. I share a lot of the posts, especially the ones on research with him.

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  160. We're all feeling the HF love :0)
    wish i knew how to make a crown LOL

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  161. Lucy, the score of the Habs game should cheer you up, too!!

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  162. That's really cool librarypat! My husband and I don't share all the same interests but we're very supportive of each other!

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  163. Lady Bren...I couldn't find the blog! Email me your info at candc320@gmail.com if you have time (I am not very technologically skilled it seems ;)).

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  164. Have a great night everyone!

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  165. Good night fellow bibliiophiles! I hope to chat with you again soon :).

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  166. Oh no ! I hope I am not too late! Class ran late (as usual)

    I just wanted to ask about Rogues - did you ever come across the reason why they are called rogues? And what attracted you to these guys? And what recommendations would you have for getting into a Regency Rake (if you were about writing a historical novel).

    Thanks!
    :)
    apereiraorama{at]gmail{dot} com

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  167. Enjoyed "listening" to everyone. Have a great rest of the evening.
    Lady Bren, take good care of yourself and work hard at the rehab so you can get out of there.

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  168. Ah! I was so close to making this one. Well it looks like I have a lot of comments to read :) Looks like everyone had a great time!

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  169. Enjoyed visiting with everyone.
    Lady Bren, take good care of yourself.

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  170. Good night Amy! Thanks for having a great blog chat with a cool author on my birthday. What a great way to spend some time :)

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  171. Darn...missed another one! I swear I'm going to make one of these chats one of these days. It looks like you all had a great time. I wish much success to Leslie with her new book. =O)

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  172. MAN of all chat nights to miss...and I miss this one. I'm so BUMMED!!! Was sick today and moved around all day in slomo mode and didn't get online all afternoon and this is what happens...CRAP! Oh well...sounds like you all had a blast. Till the next time ;)
    Roberta

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