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Stephanie-Laurens

Dear Bitches, Smart Author Podcast, Episode No. 9

Dear Bitches, Smart Author Podcast, Episode No. 9

We have a special podcast this week: both of us had the opportunity to interview Stephanie Laurens as part of her media tour for Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue, and to raise awareness for Avon’s KISS and Teal program. Avon has made a $25,000.00 donation to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and will donate .25 for each book, digital or print, purchased as part of the KISS and Teal promotion. Books marked with the teal ribbon are part of the promotion.

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Our interviews were recorded by phone in two parts, so we sound a little muffled, and each one of us has a segment where we ask questions – fortunately we didn’t ask exactly the same questions! Our discussion covers research science, ovarian cancer and Avon’s KISS & Teal program, and Laurens’ most beloved books, characters and family stories. And the weather!

A few of you asked for a list of books discussed during the podcast. Here you go: these are the books we mention in the podcast:

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We are planning more author interviews – including a time-zone-breaking interview with Sarah Mayberry very soon – so if you have questions for Sarah Mayberry or suggestions of who we should interview next, email us at sbjpodcastATgmailDOTcom.

As usual, the music is from Sassy Outwater. This week’s piece is Sassy on the harp, and is called “Fleurie de Brasil.”

Hope you enjoy!

Dear Author

WINNER of the Stephanie Laurens Backlist & Vera Bradley Bag

Avon put together this really lovely giveaway to celebrate the start of the new Stephanie Laurens‘ series, The Black Cobra Quartet. The premise of the Black Cobra Quartet is that there is a British traitor who is the head of the Black Cobra cult, an organization that is terrorizing villages and setting up a reign of fear in Bombay. Evidence has been gathered to deliver to the England but given the scope of the Black Cobra influence, it is determined that the four British officers who have this information will split up and make their way back to England separately in hopes that at least one of them will be able to deliver the incriminating evidence and put a stop to the Black Cobra.

You can read the prelude to the series here and the first 20 % of the launch title,

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Untamed Bride, here.

The winner of the backlist and the bag is:   BELLA