It took me less than a second to realize why USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee is a reader favorite (under two names).  Jade is not only fun and engaging she loves to chat and share her great sense of humor. I’m so glad she made time in her crammed schedule  to discuss her newest release WEDDED IN SCANDAL. She also allowed her alter ego, Kathy Lyons, to make an appearance.

The Book

WEDDED IN SCANDAL (Bridal Favors Book #1)

Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 0425245934
ISBN/13: 9780425245934

The dazzling wedding of fashions of A Lady’s Favor dress shop are guaranteed to make any girl the talk of the ton. But the brides aren’t the only ones falling in love….

Lady Helaine’s father was cast out of society as a liar and a thief—a scandal which renders her unfit for marriage. In order to provide for herself and her mother, she adopts an assumed name and runs a dressmaker’s shop that specializes in bridal wear for ladies of high society. Helaine is happiest immersed in silk and satin, but she lives in terror that someone will learn her true identity and she will lose everything…again.

Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill, is entranced with the mysterious Helaine and weaves a web of seduction sure to ensnare the delectable dress designer. Yet too late he learns the heartbreaking truth about who she used to be. Now he must find a way to overcome the past to claim Helaine as his own. But what chance has love when a secret mistress becomes a scandalous wife?

The Questions

1. What inspired your intriguing new Bridal Favors series?

Who wouldn’t want to hang out in the best girl heaven place of all: a bridal salon!  Okay, so that was a flip answer.  The truth is that I wanted to explore the difficulties of a working woman in the regency time period.  And the series has 4 books, each with a heroine who works in the bridal salon.  That’s quite the challenge even in this day and age.  But back then, working and still being respectable was a very difficult balancing act.  And of course, each woman is matched with a handsome, powerful man.  And yes, I confess, they’re each arrogant enough to require a dose of humility thanks to their lady loves!  Truthfully, these books are FUN.  A bit of a departure from my dark tortured heroes, but I loved, loved, loved writing them!

2. What’s your alter ego Kathy Lyons up to?

She’s got a book out this March as well.  Night After Night…   It’s about a woman who starts sharing erotic dreams with her next door neighbor.  (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)  Half the fun was waiting for them to find out.  After all, you don’t just confess to your hot neighbor what you two were doing in your dreams that night.  It takes about half the book before they say, wait, you were dreaming what?  So was I!

3. You’re the rare extroverted author. What’s one activity you like to do that most authors don’t?

Conference, party, dance with cover models, dance with anyone, hang out and talk, talk, talk.  OMG, I can’t get enough of conferencing.  I’m always collapsing exhausted at the end of the day, but I’m up bright and early ready to do it some more!

Bonus Questions
4. What’s the strangest thing a reader has ever asked you?

I had a reader email me his picture and asked me to be his tantric mistress.  Actually, that’s happened more than once!  I have a fictional assistant named Butch who politely declines for me.

5. Was “Wedded in Scandal” the original title for your newest release or
did it go through some changes?

I suck at titles.  My titles are: Helaine’s story (Wedded in Scandal) or Pirate Comes Home (Wicked Seduction).  Then there was the very popular Sexy Chinese Book that Mom Cannot Read  (White Tigress).  So no, Wedded in Scandal was not my title, and that’s a good thing.  Kate Seaver (brilliant editor) is much better at titling things than I am.

Find out more about Jade and her work on her website or on Facebook.