It is my great pleasure to welcome Maya Rodale to Teatime Romance today! I first met Maya back in 2008 at the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Put Your Heart In A Book Conference. I had heard of Maya as an up and coming historical romance writer, but didn’t realize I was sitting with and talking to THE Maya Rodale at dinner that night. After meeting Maya, I quickly tracked down her books, and have been a fan ever since. Even better, I’ve gotten to know Maya, and not only is she a talented writer, she’s smart, has a sharp wit, and is a great advocate for romance.
Maya is here today to kick off her blog tour for her latest release, The Wicked Wallflower and sharing an exclusive excerpt! I am so excited about this latest series-how can you not like the idea of Wallflowers who decide to get a little wild and scandalous??!!
This is a progressive blog tour, meaning that readers will have to follow Maya from blog to blog to get the whole Wicked Wallflower excerpt.
So, without further ado, take it away Maya! 🙂
Wallflower Moments Blog Tour #1
That Wallflower Moment…when your dance card is empty.
By definition a wallflower has no one to dance with. Since she is most often to be found lingering along the sidelines of a ballroom lamenting an empty dance card, I knew that’s precisely where The Wicked Wallflower—and The Wallflower Moments Blog Tour—needed to begin (as you’ll see in the excerpt below). For the next week I’ll be blogging about all those exquisitely agonizing wallflower moments and sharing an exclusive excerpt from my new series (visit my website for a complete list of stops). Without further ado, meet me in that dim, secluded corner of the party and let’s raise a glass of lemonade to all the moments only wallflowers will understand!
Excerpt: The Wicked Wallflower and the empty dance card
Introducing…Lady Emma Avery, heroine of The Wicked Wallflower, and her friends Lady Olivia Archer and Miss Prudence Payton. Also introducing the queen of the mean girls in 1820 London, Lady Katherine Abernathy.
“I hardly have any names on my dance card,” Emma said, slightly despairing. This was not how she imagined her debut.
“There are just four names on mine,” Olivia said. “But I think the gentleman only agreed to escape my mother. I really can’t blame them.”
“I haven’t any,” Prudence replied glumly.
“The night is still young,” Emma declared. “And this is only our first ball of our first season.”
“I wager her dance card is full,” Prudence said. They all turned to look at Lady Katherine Abernathy—blonde, beautiful and mean—surrounded by a gaggle of young, handsome suitors. She smiled like a cat in cream.
Question: At a party, will we find you on the dance floor or with the wallflowers?
Thank you so much for stopping by Teatime, Maya! Best of luck with the release of The Wicked Wallflower. Remember to follow Maya’s blog tour and join her at RT Daily Blog tomorrow!