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Award-winning author Emma Wildes writes for NAL’s Signet Eclipse line but she started in e-publishing where she has garnered an Eppie, a Lories Best Published, and a WisRWA Reader’s Choice Award. She has been a # 1 bestselling author at Fictionwise, Capa nominee, and received several gold star awards from JERR. Recently, Publisher’s Weekly said of An Indecent Proposition (Signet, April 2009) that it provides a spectacular and skillfully handled story that stands head and shoulders above the average historical.

Emma was born in Minnesota and she lives in the Midwest, though she grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended Illinois State University where she majored in geology, and there she met her husband, Chris. They have three children, a temperamental cat named Poot, and are lucky enough to live on a beautiful lake. On warm days, she does enjoy a glass of wine on the dock now and then, and always loves to sit at her desk, winter or summer, and tap at her keyboard.

Emma’s latest release is TWICE FALLEN:

Women in Regency society are expected to wed young, run a household, and be seen, not heard. But then, these ladies hardly ever do what’s expected….

Lady Lillian Bourne can’t afford another scandal. Re-entering society after her disastrous elopement four years ago, she has no choice but to be the very picture of propriety. But she’s convinced fate is conspiring against her when she finds herself locked in a library with a handsome ex-spy during a party. It would ruin everything if she were to fall from grace a second time…

After the years he spent in Spain as a spy, Lord Damien Northfield finds London a bit tedious—until his unexpected encounter with the lovely but notorious Lily. Even after their misadventure in the library, he can’t stop wishing their interlude had been less than innocent. And when he’s enlisted to investigate a scheme of blackmail and murder involving some of England’s most prominent families, he’s thrilled to discover that fate has put her in his path again—and that she might be the key to catching a ruthless killer…

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Authors write about all kinds of scandals in every genre. What’s the biggest scandal you’ve ever read about?

(This drawing is open internationally.)

31 comments to “Win TWICE FALLEN”

  1. Yadira A.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm · Link

    A impotent husband wanting his wife to bed his best friend in order to get an heir. I loved reading about that scandal!

  2. chelleyreads
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:43 pm · Link

    a widow remarried but then the husband she thought was dead comes back to reclaim her

  3. Raonaid Luckwell
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Usually the biggest scandal that comes to mind is pregnancy or that the h eroine did something audacious.

  4. KIKI W
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:46 pm · Link

    Biggest scandle that I ever read was when a husband left his wife for his wife best friend.

  5. SharonD
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm · Link

    So many scandals to choose from… I’d have to go with a married Silence Hollingbrook having to spend the night in Mickey OConnor’s (a river pirate) room then do the walk of shame through the town with everyone knowing. Eeeek terrible.

  6. aretha zhen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:54 pm · Link

    hmm, it would be a scandal about a girl who has to pretend to be a mistress of a gay duke:)

  7. Caro
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:56 pm · Link

    a guy got an older, married woman pregnant when he was 16 so his father sent him away as part of a deal w/ the husband & then rediscovers the son when he (the dad) is around 30 because the boy’s mom is dead & the husband is dying

  8. Tina B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm · Link

    How about a doctor who convinces an amnesiac woman that he is her husband? 😉

  9. bn100
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:31 pm · Link

    The husband asking the wife to have a child with his cousin.

  10. Colleen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:48 pm · Link

    So many good ones out there… hmmm, one I read was where a woman was pregnant and told the father it was not his… years later she had to find him to help the child.

  11. catslady
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 pm · Link

    true story – A young married couple had two children who were born with extreme problems (they were told it couldn’t happen a second time but it did and apparently she had taken some things to rid herself of the pregnancies both times) and the wife ended up with her priest and the third child born was probably the first husband’s (no dna back then) and then she had two more. The first child looked like the first husband’s but the next two looked like the expriest’s. He ended up an overweight salesman while the first husband did very well for himself but never had more children .

  12. Barbara Elness
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:05 pm · Link

    The biggest scandal I can think of is Eloisa James’ This Duchess of Mine – after Emma, Duchess of Beaumont walked in on her husband with his mistress, she went off to Paris and created scandal after scandal for nine years.

  13. Na S.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 pm · Link

    One of the biggest scandal was when the heroine had a child and named the father (the hero) who had lost his memory at the time.

  14. winnie
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Probably not the biggest scandal I’ve read in a story but it’s the freshest in mind, where the heroine secretly writes a scandalous lady’s guide to enticing rakes.

  15. eli yanti
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 pm · Link

    a widow who want to claim her husband welfare with sleep with other guy within 1 month

  16. Melissa Poe
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:03 pm · Link

    Two widows (with the heroine pregnant) are drawn together because their spouses died in a compromising position. Probably not the most scandalous but definitely the most recent.

  17. Sinn
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:18 pm · Link

    hummmm ; scanilus have tos ay most recent one ive read woman was pregnant and wasnt her husband to bes child

    not exactly riskeh but hey i dont r eally r ead a whole lot of scandlous things

  18. kristin nelson
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:13 pm · Link

    I love medieval/viking romance and I once read one after the mr. tall dark and handsome sleeps with the girl for the first time, he hung the sheet up so all could see. YUCK!!! Talk about a walk of shame!!!

  19. Fedora
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Oy. Reading about real life scandals always makes me sad–I so dislike knowing that sometimes people make foolish choices that ultimately hurt themselves and the people around them, that spouses will throw away that bond for a sense of power or passion or some other hunger and in doing so, make their families feel like garbage. No one wants to learn the person s/he married is making a fool of him/her 🙁

  20. Jane
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:21 pm · Link

    One of the first scandals I read was the hero’s wife dies while giving birth to a baby fathered by the hero’s brother.

  21. Betty Hamilton
    April 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 pm · Link

    Eloisa James’ This Duchess of Mine. The Duchess walked in on her husband with his mistress. She then went off to Paris and created scandal after scandal for nine years….. fun book!!

  22. Viki S.
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:07 am · Link

    It would be the woman who married one brother for position an money claiming she was with child. As soon as she was married she “miscarried” and the husband was killed. The middle brother had promised to take care of the woman on his brother’s death bed and married her. After 7 years of marriage he finds out she lied about everything and planned the first husbands death.

  23. CYP @ A Bookalicious Story
    April 4th, 2012 at 2:29 am · Link

    Haha, I find myself so inadequate in this field! I’m new to the historical romance genre, and I’ve only ever read one scandal. It’s about this sexy, flirtatious Lord who went into an innocent woman’s room instead of the innocent’s flirtatious cousin’s room. Haha, really cute.:P

  24. Danny
    April 4th, 2012 at 3:22 am · Link

    I have read about too many scandals to choose just one, especially in the Regency world

  25. Maria Pronounced Mariah
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:19 am · Link

    This is a tough question for me. Nothing really jumps out to me. I don’t really look at the storylines as scandles but hurdless that the heros/heroines must get over on thier way to the finish line.

  26. Froggy
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:41 am · Link

    My comment is missing again. 🙁

    I think I put how back in the day when a gentleman was forced to marry a lady because he compromised her.

  27. Shannon
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am · Link

    Most of the scandals I have read recently are betrayal and infidelity. Always love a good scandal!

  28. Kristy
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Eeek, this is a tough one. I’ll just go with the one where the heroine decides to never tell the hero? that he is the father of her twins even though the hero treats her with the utmost respect. She wants him to continue believing that an a’hole is the father. What’s worse, the series ends soon after that decision.

  29. Ren Puspita
    April 4th, 2012 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Is it scandal in the book or real life? If in the book, the biggest scandal when I read about a duchess’s husband who turn to be gay and be her father’s lover. As for real life, I will said Bill Clinton’s scandal is the biggest

  30. JessS
    April 4th, 2012 at 10:52 pm · Link

    I honestly can’t think of any scandals! Though they do always seem to be sexual, or at least a lot of the time. Though one of the people above mentioned one that I *think* I know what series it’s from (the things with twins and the father), and YES that was definitely a scandal! And I felt so bad for the father.

  31. ELF
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:23 am · Link

    I’m not sure whether you’re referring to fictional or real-life…I think these horrible tales of the child molesters hitting the news lately are the biggest scandals I’ve read. Please don’t enter me into this contest, I greatly enjoyed this book and just wanted to say hi, thanks for visiting!

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