KateNobleQandA

Kate Noble discusses her latest series

 

What can fans expect from your wonderful new Winner Takes All series?

A little silliness, and a whole lot of luck. The first thing that happens in The Game and the Governess is Lucky Ned and his secretary John Turner make a bet to switch places and see if Ned can still woo a lady without the benefit of his title. Little do they realise, this one wager - this one little lie - has a ripple effect through Ned’s, John’s, and even their friend, Dr. Rhys Gray’s, stories.    

You never know what tiny little thing that seems ordinary is going to change your life.


Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

I knew I always wanted to somehow be involved with telling stories. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Disney animator. When I was in high school, I worked at a movie store in the mall. I studied film and television writing and production at college. Of course, this entire time, I was reading - romance novels especially. I started writing when I was a poor college graduate trying to make ends meet in New York City, and I discovered that writing - since it was free - was a way to keep myself sane and from going into debt. I was as shocked as anyone when I ended up with a finished novel, my debut Compromised.

What I love most about my job is also what I hate most about it - the freedom. The freedom to create is amazing and the most fulfilling thing I can imagine. But it’s also incredibly frightening, to be the only one you are accountable to, and having to trust your imagination as the one thing that keeps you in business.


Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines?


Oh, it varies from book to book! I have had heroes I fell madly for and heroines I wanted to gab with for hours. But I always start with one more clearly in my mind than the other - and their match is created by me saying, ‘who is going to compliment this person best, and also drive them the craziest?’


Do you have a favourite hero or heroine from your books or by any other author?


I adore Ned from The Game and the Governess, as his cluelessness is enraging and endearing. But Phillippa Benning from Revealed was the first heroine I saw as clear as day - selfish, vain, and very, very smart. I loved writing her so much, I kept giving her cameos in my other books.


Who are the authors you read for pleasure?


I would love to hang out with Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons.  


If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?


A satellite phone with GPS. Then, daiquiris and my husband, as we wait for our rescue.


Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list, dead or alive?


Dorothy Parker, Jane Austen, Katherine Hepburn. I would just sit back and watch these take-no-sh*t women out-acerbic each other.


What are your guilty pleasures?


I don’t feel particularly guilty about any of my pleasures.  


It’s great to see so much excitement and appreciation for romance fiction right now. What do you think romance readers are looking for in the romances they’re reading?


I think romance readers are some of the most literary and prolific readers out there, and they are looking for what everyone is looking for: satisfaction. A story that transports them, makes their heart race while they laugh, hold their breath to keep from crying. Not to mention the sweeping emotions of what it’s like to be in love, and the trick of being entertained and thought-provoking at the same time. Luckily, they can get all of that - and more - in a romance.

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The Dare and the Doctor: Winner Takes All 3

By Kate Noble

From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the third novel in a dazzling and superbly witty historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.

The best of friends might be the perfect match . . . What's the worst that can happen?

Margaret Babcock had always been content with her quiet life in the country. But with her late mother's words 'What's the worst that could happen?' ringing in her ears, she longs to spread her wings. So when her long-time correspondent Dr Rhys Gray invites her to London, she eagerly accepts.

Many happy hours are spent touring the wonders of the city - purely as friends, of course. But would friends miss each other so fiercely when they're apart? Or feel such a spark together? And matters are complicated even further when it transpires that Rhys may be promised to another. Will their 'friendship' survive?

Be dazzled by Kate Noble's previous Winner Takes All books: The Game and the Governess and The Lie and the Lady.

Sharp, clever and adorable... Those who are big fans of Julia Quinn, Laura Kinsale and Tessa Dare will want to pick this one upKate Noble is a brilliant, fresh voice in historical romance... She brings history to life with laughterThis winning novel... boasts rich characters and a deliciously complex storySmart and sparkling. This is a wonderfully entertaining, delightfully effervescent romanceLiterally gave me goosebumps - goosebumps that never went away throughout the whole book. This is the kind of deep, touching read that romance fans search forThe third luciously romantic, witty and charming Winner Takes All historical romance from Kate Noble.

Kate Noble is a national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romance, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series. She has also written television for NBC and FOX, as well as the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles.

Keep up to date with Kate via www.katenoble.com, by following her on Twitter: @NobleRorick or visiting her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/katenoblewriter.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: RITA-nominated Kate Noble is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven series, which received starred reviews from industry publications such as Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.ONLINE STAR: Kate is part of a large online community as one of the writing team behind the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which has over 200,000 subscribers and millions of viewers.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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The Lie and the Lady: Winner Takes All 2

By Kate Noble

From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the second novel in a sparkling and wickedly witty historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.

He once posed as a lord and fell for a lady. Can he win her heart all over again?

John Turner thought only of securing a bet when he swapped identities with his friend, the Earl of Ashby. He didn't wager on winning the fiery Countess of Churzy's heart with his lies, or falling for her in return.

On discovering the betrayal, the impoverished countess fled, and John believed Leticia was lost to him forever. Now fate has brought her to his doorstep, can he regain her trust - and love - this time as himself?

Intent on turning over a new leaf, Letty is determined to avoid Turner - and his maddening kisses. But some things are too intoxicating to be denied. If she turns her back on the dashing rogue again, will it be her last chance at true love?

Don't miss the first spectacular Winner Takes All book, The Game and the Governess.

Literally gave me goosebumps - goosebumps that never went away throughout the whole book. This is the kind of deep, touching read that romance fans search forSharp, clever and adorable... Those who are big fans of Julia Quinn, Laura Kinsale and Tessa Dare will want to pick this one upSmart and sparkling. This is a wonderfully entertaining, delightfully effervescent romanceKate Noble is a brilliant, fresh voice in historical romance... She brings history to life with laughterKate Noble's The Game and the Governess spins a clever, tremendously entertaining tale of truth and lies, love and friendshipThis winning novel ... boasts rich characters and a deliciously complex storyThe second Winner Takes All historical romance from Kate Noble - filled with dazzling wit, emotion and depth.

Kate Noble is a national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romance, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series. She has also written television for NBC and FOX, as well as the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles.

Keep up to date with Kate via www.katenoble.com, by following her on Twitter: @NobleRorick or visiting her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/katenoblewriter.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: RITA-nominated Kate Noble is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven series, which received starred reviews from industry publications such as Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.ONLINE STAR: Kate is part of a large online community as one of the writing team behind the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which has over 200,000 subscribers and millions of viewers.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
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The Game and the Governess: Winner Takes All 1

By Kate Noble

From Kate Noble, part of the sensational writing team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, comes the first in a sparkling and witty new historical romance series that's part Trading Places, part Pride and Prejudice. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Tessa Dare.

As the Earl of Ashby, Lord Edward Granville has never been in short supply of luck. Making a wager that he can have any woman he desires even without his title, 'Lucky Ned' switches places with John Turner, his friend and secretary. But once he does, Ned's luck suddenly abandons him, for the ladies now have eyes only for Turner.

Governess Phoebe Baker wants nothing more than to keep her head down, teach her students, and go unnoticed - especially by the Earl of Ashby. But his rakish secretary has the infuriating habit of constantly crossing her path - and making her pulse quicken. If this prim-and-proper governess lets her heart rule, will fate intervene where Ned's luck has forsaken him?

For more passionate historical romance to sweep you away, don't miss the next Winner Takes All book, The Lie and the Lady.

The story's prologue literally gave me goosebumps - goosebumps that never went away throughout the whole book. This is the kind of deep, touching read that romance fans search for. I have a new favourite author!Sharp, clever and adorable come to mind when I think of a Kate Noble romance. Those who are big fans of Julia Quinn, Laura Kinsale and Tessa Dare will want to pick this one upKate Noble's writing is smart and sparkling. This is a wonderfully entertaining, delightfully effervescent romanceKate Noble is a brilliant, fresh voice in historical romance. Her characters are fun and unexpected. She brings history to life with laughterWitty, sparkling, deep and touching historical romance - 'the kind of...read romance fans search for' (Romantic Times) - from Kate Noble.

Kate Noble is a national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romance, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series. She has also written television for NBC and FOX, as well as the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles.

Keep up to date with Kate via www.katenoble.com, by following her on Twitter: @NobleRorick or visiting her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/katenoblewriter.

RITA-nominated Kate Noble is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven series, which received starred reviews from industry publications such as Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.Kate is part of a large online community as one of the writing team behind the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which has over 200,000 subscribers and millions of viewers.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.

Kate Noble

Kate Noble is a national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romance, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series. She has also written television for NBC and FOX, as well as the Emmy award-winning hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles.

Keep up to date with Kate via www.katenoble.com, by following her on Twitter: @NobleRorick or visiting her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/katenoblewriter.