Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 23

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Welcome to Day 23 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Mandy Baggot. Catch up with more from Mandy in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

Made in Nashville

Where is your home town?

I live in a small village called Great Durnford, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, UK. My claim to fame is that Sting is one of my near neighbours. I’m still waiting for him to come round to borrow a cup of sugar.

How long have you been writing romance?

I’ve been writing romance of some form since I was a child. I had great fun pairing my friends off with members of New Kids on the Block in my stories then! I self-published my first book, Excess All Areas in December 2008 and then gave up work to be a full-time author in 2010.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

I’m a contemporary lady! I haven’t attempted anything set further back than the 2000s. I do love a bit of romantic suspense too though. The same goes for my reading – modern, sexy, lots of action.

What happened in the stage attack on Honor?

Honor Blackwood was a teenage star in Nashville – the biggest and best, the world at her feet. Then, one night, a guy got out of the audience, made it onto the stage and attacked her. She has a scar down one side of her face and the whole incident rocked her world and changed everything about her life.

Tell us about Jared Marshall.

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Jared is the bad boy of country music, rocking a Southern Rock style. He’s all about the tattoos and torn jeans and bending rules. But he’s fiercely loyal, has a good heart and strong values. I’m a little bit in love with him.

Who is Dan Steele?

Dan Steele is Honor’s ex-boyfriend. They were together when Honor went through her attack. He’s also a musician.

What is the Marlon Festival?

The Marlon Festival is a fictional festival meant to resemble the annual CMA Music Festival. In my mind it’s all happening on LP Field.

What anonymous gifts has Honor been receiving?

I don’t want to spoil things for people who haven’t read the book yet but Honor starts to receive gifts from an unknown source. Is it from the man who attacked her on stage?

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

Right at the moment I’m editing my tenth novel which is a contemporary romance set on Corfu. I’m also working on a short story for a charity project and novel number eleven!

Where can readers find out more about you?

MandyBaggot

I’m never far away from Twitter @mandybaggot https://twitter.com/mandybaggot and my website is http://mandybaggot.com/

Find a copy of Made In Nashville here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Find out more about Mandy from Stephanie Hurt’s blog and all our Romance writers http://stephanie-hurt.com/

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19 thoughts on “Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 23

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me, Rosie! Thank you June – I do love my country music and the series Nashville has just made that popular again! Thank you Carmen! I hope you like the book!

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  2. Am very much looking forward to reading this, Mandy – it’s next on my list after the current one I keep not reading because am wrapped up in my WIP!!! But very soon! 🙂

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  3. Hi Lady B! ((waves)) frantically. Hope you have a great day on Rosie and Stephanie’s blogs. Jared is to die for, and Made In Nashville is a fantastic book. Caroline x

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  4. Thank you Terry and Caroline! I’m hoping to crack into my TBR pile in Corfu (fly on Thursday!). Rosie, I’ll let you into a secret *whispers* all my men come from Dreamstime!

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  5. Thanks for dropping in Romy and Barbtaub! I do love Corfu as much as I love country music! Maybe it’s the stringed instruments – guitar – bouzouki! LOL

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  6. This seems like this would be a enjoyable book to read. I do like the guy you have envisioned for Jared Marshall, he is SEXY!! I am looking forward to see how Honor’s character develops, especially after experiencing that horrific incident, and I can’t wait to see how Honor and Jared’s relationship grows from page to page.

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