Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Goddess Fish Promotions: All About Seduction Book Tour & Giveaway

Book blurb: Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover— At her husband’s command. For fifteen years, Caroline has done everything her much older husband has desired—except provide an heir. Now he has given her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentleman and bear a son. Caroline would never think of bowing to such a shameful order, but then she meets Jack Applegate.

Jack has longed for the beautiful, untouchable Caroline for years, but the chasm between a lady and a laborer was too wide to ever dream of crossing. Now, fate and passion have thrown them together, but the potential scandal threatens to smother their love. And when a violent secret comes to light, only a terrible sacrifice will prevent the flame of their affection from being snuffed out forever …
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An interview with Katy Madison:

Have any of the books you read as a child influenced you as a writer?

Undoubtedly. With two older sisters I had over a hundred Nancy Drew novels, all the Little House books and many of the other classics, not to mention I checked out all the library books that I was allowed every week. I read a lot as a child, I read so many books that my mother ran out of age-appropriate books to feed my addiction. Probably out of frustration, she handed me a romance novel when I was in third grade. I was hooked. Pretty quickly after my mother turned me on to romances I found her hidden stash and started raiding it. I read Phyllis Whitney, Victoria Holt, and Mary Stewart early on, which probably contributes to my love of Gothic Romance.

Why historical romance? What are your thoughts on the genre and the popularity of it? What is the appeal of historical romance to so many readers of different ages?

Historical is fun because the rules were different and interaction between men and women was so regulated. Nothing really is taboo in today’s world, so it is hard to tap into that lure of the forbidden. I also think historicals get away from people’s real world experiences, which might throw someone out of the book if what is relayed in the book doesn’t match up to what a reader has lived through, even when the fictional depiction is a valid one. None of us were alive in 1860 so a reader can’t compare to her own life experience. Plus the past in some ways just seems much grander and simpler. I think we like to look back and see historical periods as more romantic than they were and gloss over the gross parts.

Have you ever thought of writing outside of your genre?

I have and do. I have a contemporary romantic suspense novel out under the pen name K.T. Madison.

With regards to All About Seduction, which character was a delight to write? Were any problematic and if so, how did you work it out?

I’d have to say Jack was my favorite character to write. I always fall in love with my heroes. Caroline was more problematic, but I tend to have more trouble with the heroines. It took a little while for me to figure out who she was and make her strong, yet bound by the conventions of her upbringing and the rules of society.

Do you have a favorite scene in All About Seduction?

Probably the epilogue. But I actually like the scene on the stairs with Jack and Caroline because they’re both starting to let down their guard around each other.

If a movie was being made, who would you cast and why?

That’s a tough one. Because I tend to see my characters in my head and they don’t resemble models or actors, they just look like themselves to me, but I’ll give it a go. For Caroline, Lauren Graham’s got the right look or possibly Liv Tyler or Zooey Deshanel sans bangs. For Jack, possibly James McAvoy or Henry Cavill. For Mr. Broadhurst, my hands down favorite pick would be Clint Eastwood, because he’d be deliciously perfect, even sympathetic—in the beginning anyway.

About the author: Katy Madison has always loved stories. As a child she was always lugging a book around. At the age of eight, after having gone through over a hundred Nancy Drew mysteries, all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books—at least twice—and many others including her full weekly allotment of library books, Katy went to her mother and begged for a new book to read. Her frustrated mother handed her a romance novel. Katy fell in love with the romance genre. She quickly found where her mother hid the rest and began sneaking them out to read. She cut her eye teeth on books by Georgette Heyer and Mary Stewart, not to mention dozens of Barbara Cartland’s. With a nod to great Gothic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca, Katy offers up her gothic romance Tainted by Temptation.

Katy makes her home with her family and two cats on a tree-lined street in Kansas City. She thinks there is nothing better than a curling up in front of the fireplace and escaping with a good book while a storm rages outside. Except maybe the beach without the storm, plenty of sun, and, of course, a good book. Katy's website


Katy Madison will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour and comment. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning! The tour dates can be found here. Good luck!

We thank Katy Madison and Goddess Fish Promotions.


  1. Just wanted to say thanks to Meg, Caitlin, and Laurie for having me here on Reader Girls. I'll check back in and answer questions.

  2. I really want to read this one, Katy. Good interview.

  3. Following this blog hop. This is a new author for me and would love to win and read this book. Love, love, love the cover. Congrats on the new release and can't wait for the next post. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  4. I love who you would pick for the movie! Great interview!


  5. That's a great cast for your characters in film! Wouldn't if be great to see that happen one day?

  6. I want to know what that secret is!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  7. Congratulations on the new book. It looks like a great story and I do really enjoy the aspect of historical romance that has you going to a different time and place with different rules.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  8. It's my first time hearing about this book, but I already loved the cover and blurb! Oh, Liv Tyler is so pretty!!
    thanks for the chance!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  9. I read Mary Stewart as a pre-teen & discovered her myself at the library. My hands-down favorites of her books are the Merlin series. Thanks for the giveaway.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

  10. Love the cover for All About Seduction! I think Henry Cavill would be great as Jack.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  11. Thanks for the lovely post!
    Looking forward to reading this book!

    claudigc at msn dot com

  12. I love that fact that you fall in love with your heroes. That speaks volumes.