SPECIAL GUEST ~ Lecia Cornwall author of What A Lady Most Desires ~ Giveaway

18 Sep

Please help me welcome author Lecia Cornwall to the blog today! I think you’ll enjoy her guest post because she’s interviewed herself. I enjoyed her questions and her answers…especially the answer to her question about overused words…lol 🙂 And don’t you absolutely love her book cover for her release What A Lady Desires!?

Don’t forget to sign up for her giveaway at the end of the post!!

And we have a bonus giveaway! Please see the beautiful picture at the end of the post for a gorgeous bracelet from the Victorian Trading Company. This bracelet is valued at $59. All you need to do is leave a comment with a valid email address and one lucky commenter from Lecia’s tour will WIN!

Take it away Lecia…



It’s lovely to be here today with you at Christine’s words! I’m often sent questionnaires and lists of interview questions for guest appearances like this one. This time I thought I’d create my own interview to share with you.

Have you ever seen the Proust questionnaire in Vanity Fair Magazine? Each month the editors ask a celebrity a list of deep and thought-provoking questions. The answers are sometimes funny, sometimes serious (check out David Bowie’s hilarious responses at You can even take the Proust questionnaire yourself at

For today’s blog, I thought I’d interview me about my life and the inspiration behind WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES. Some of the questions come from the Proust Questionnaire, and others are made up. So without further ado, here’s my Proust(ish) interview.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

I love the endless variety, the new ideas, and the challenge of shaping vague thoughts into a novel. I also love the aha! moments that come while writing—times when a character will suddenly do something I didn’t plan, but turns out to be far better. Also, seeing my books in print, with my name on the cover and my words inside, is an incredible thrill.

What’s the worst thing about being a writer?

Perhaps it’s my age (52) or my historical mindset, but technology and social media have been lo-o-ong learning curves for me. I love to connect with readers, but sometimes pushing the right buttons and getting to the right places on the web is a challenge. I still don’t really get ‘The Cloud”. Thank heaven for my young adult children, and their infinite patience! According to my son, the cloud is a server farm in California—now that I understand!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Books! I have never left a bookstore without at least one new book. I have more books than my bookshelves can hold. My iPad is full of sample chapters.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’d choose to make my home in Scotland (for the warm people, the setting, and the culture), or on a farm in Normandy (for the setting and the proximity to Paris, or in New Zealand (I hear it’s very much like my own country, Canada—and they have Hobbits! 🙂

What are the most overused words?

Twenty-four-seven, back in the day, and Bieber.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family.

What qualities do you admire most in a man?

He must be tall, intelligent and have a sense of humor. I include those characteristics in every hero I write—including Stephen Ives in WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES—along with a character flaw he must overcome. All my heroes have gray eyes. (Why? Think of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in Lord of The Rings—that’s why!)

What qualities do you admire most in a woman?

Bravery, honesty, intelligence, femininity. My fictional heroines are brave and resourceful enough to rescue themselves if necessary, smart enough to match wits with their hero (or the villain), equal to him in intelligence, and have the feminine essence that complements his masculine one.

Who is your favorite character in fiction?

There are so many characters to choose from, but probably Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, or Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. Both have a lot of growing and adapting to do to reach their heroic potential.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Anne Boleyn. I see her as a woman misunderstood by her time. As for me, I just think I was born in the wrong period of history by some dreadful cosmic mistake!

Who are your heroes in real life?

People who are brave enough to stand up and speak out against wrongdoing and evil.

What is your motto?

If you can’t be a good example, serve as a horrible warning.

Now it’s your turn to ask me anything!

I love hearing for readers. Please leave a comment or a question below for a chance to win a signed copy of HOW TO DECIVE A DUKE, the first book in the Temberlay series. Or, you can send me an e-mail at, or visit me on Facebook at

To read an excerpt from WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES, drop by my website at

What a Lady Most Desires


On the night before the final battle against Napoleon, Lady Delphine St. James finds herself dancing with the one man she has always wanted, Major Lord Stephen Ives. He makes it clear he has no time for a lady he sees as flirtatious and silly, but as the call to arms sounds, she bids him farewell with a kiss that stirs them both. When he returns gravely injured, she is intent on caring for him, even if his surly behavior tests her patience.

After the battle, Stephen is not only wounded and blind, but falsely accused of cowardice and theft. The only light in his dark world is Delphine, the one woman he never imagined he could desire. But she deserves more than he can give her.

As their feelings deepen and hidden enemies conspire to force them to part forever, can their love survive the cruelest test of all?


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Author Info

Lecia Cornwall is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America’s Seattle and Calgary Chapters. Her background includes all facets of writing, including running a successful freelance writing business specializing in direct marketing and advertising. Both history and writing have been lifelong passions. Lecia currently lives and writes in Calgary, Alberta, the heart of the Canadian West.



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*Avon is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for Print Copy of THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY JULIA by Lecia Cornwall*







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30 responses to “SPECIAL GUEST ~ Lecia Cornwall author of What A Lady Most Desires ~ Giveaway

  1. Jennifer Lowery

    September 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Great motto! Love the cover! Sounds like a great read!

  2. ChristineWarner

    September 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Thank you for joining me on the blog today Lecia 🙂 I enjoyed your self interview….wonderful answers 🙂 Best of luck with your release!!!

    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Thanks for inviting me to be here, Christine! Looking forward to chatting with your lovely readers today.

  3. lilli530

    September 18, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Loved the interview, Lecia! Happy to *meet* you here at Christine’s. Thank you both jump-starting my morning coffee time. 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      September 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

      I’m glad you came by and I’m glad we helped get your day off to a good start 🙂

    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

      I’m just about to go and have my coffee—I can’t start the day without it either. It’s a cup of calm before the storm, isn’t it?

      • ChristineWarner

        September 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

        I miss coffee Lecia…gave it up a little over a year ago. It was amazing each morning….now I’m a water or tea girl. lol

  4. Lecia Cornwall

    September 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I drink entirely too much coffee, and I’m trying to cut back. I’ve switched to tea in the afternoon, and while I’m working I try to drink water—sometimes I heat it up, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, so maybe it’s not coffee I want, just a hot drink.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Have you tried hot cider with a little bit of cinnamon in it Lecia? It’s very good 🙂

  5. Joy Isley

    September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, Lecia. I am always looking for new authors to read.

    • ChristineWarner

      September 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

      So glad you came by Joy! I hope you’ll find many new to you authors on my blog 🙂

    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

      Oh, Joy, there are so many great books, and so little time to read them all! I have stacks of books and a dozen e-book samples waiting on my iPad.

  6. Tasty Book Tours

    September 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting Lecia today!!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 18, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you for the opportunity Tasty Book Tours!

  7. Lecia Cornwall

    September 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I went for a walk this morning with my dog, Kipper, and met a lady with a blind dog. He was just like any other dog, and I never would have known until she stopped him when he tried to follow Kipper into the river when he went after his ball, which isn’t safe, in case he swims the wrong way. She said she picked Chance from the litter, even knowing he was blind, because she knew he’d be special. He was an outgoing, typical dog, obviously very happy, curious, and well loved. I thought she was pretty special too, and she reminded me of WHAT A LADY MOST DESIRES’ heroine, Delphine, and made me feel as if I’d met a real life heroine today. It’s been a lovely day!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      I love that Lecia. Thank you for sharing. I think you’re right, you did meet a special lady today 🙂

  8. JoAnne Myers

    September 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Nice interview,I also consider my family my treasure. Good luck with sales.

  9. jdh2690

    September 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I, too love a hot drink in the morning and it’s usually coffee or tea. But lately, it causes the dreaded hot flashes and sweats so I’m trying my best to stay away from caffeine for a few months. 😦 I love a quiet time in the mornings before I go for a walk with my Yorkie, Maggie. I usually read during that time, and it’s usually a romance. 🙂 Thank you for your writing, Lecia. I admire your type of hero and heroine very much. Thanks for the post.

    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Maggie sounds adorable! I love creating heroes and heroines with a lot of issues to overcome and poor Stephen and Delphine probably got more than their fair share!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 19, 2014 at 1:14 am

      Mornings are the best. That’s my favorite time to read and write as well. Thank you for coming by and commenting 🙂

  10. marcyshuler

    September 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I love a wounded warrior, Lecia, so I’m really looking forward to reading this book. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.


    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      There’s something wonderful about seeing someone overcome wounds, and doubt, and rise from the lowest place you can imagine to win, isn’t there, Marcy? I think I may have tortured poor Stephen throughout both books he appears in (he’s part of a love triangle in The Secret Life of Lady Julia), but he’s such a confident, cocky man, and so sure of himself. I thought he needed a course of deep self-discovery before he found true love!

    • ChristineWarner

      September 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Thank you so much for coming by and commenting Marcy 🙂

  11. JoannaM

    September 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    So glad for technology! If it wasn’t for it I wouldn’t have room for anything else in my house but books! And the only way I know my way around computers is because I went to a special school for it! 😉
    Btw, I love that cover, so sexy and colorful

    • ChristineWarner

      September 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Glad you dropped by and commented Joanna. Thank you!

    • Lecia Cornwall

      September 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

      I am so technologically inept! It takes me a long time to learn new systems. Fortunately, my children, aged 23 and 19 are kind and helpful when it comes to walking me through new processes. There are days when I really do wish I’d been born in the Regency!


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