Living the Fairy Tale...Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe!

The lovely Lila (and she is—as are her kids and her adorable husband—they have cornered the market on cute) writes about fairy tales. I am living mine.

What, you say? Do I have princes and frogs and gnomes in my life? Of course. Doesn’t everybody? Seriously, the fact that I’m now a published author is as spectacular a fairy tale as ever was. I’ve toiled in my tower since 2003, and this year debuted with Maggie Robinson’s Mistress by Mistake from Kensington Brava and Margaret Rowe’s Tempting Eden from Berkley Heat.

Yes, there are two of me, one slightly naughtier and darker, as befits a walk on the wilder side of the forest (that would be Margaret). I’ve been enormously fortunate, and Maggie just sold two more books to Brava. That will bump up the total of MR/MR books to ten in the next couple of years. Surreal! Don’t tell me not to believe in happy endings—this is the sweetest way possible to ride into the sunset. I’m a little (oh, hell, a lot) older than the usual debutante, and I’m having the time of my life.

Brava is releasing the anthology Lords of Passion in December, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the title with romance legend Virginia Henley and Kate Pearce. My story in it, Not Quite a Courtesan features prim bluestocking Prudence Thorne, who loses her sense but discovers her sensuality in the arms of adventurer Darius Shaw. In January, the second Courtesan Court book, Mistress by Midnight comes out. My hero Con will do anything to get his childhood love Laurette back into his bed, even blackmail her into becoming his mistress. Back-to-back books! Both will also be featured alternate selections for the Rhapsody and Book of the Month Clubs.

I’ll give away an ARC of LOP today, as well as a copy of Margaret Rowe’s edgy, erotic Tempting Eden to a random commenter. To win, just click on over to the books page on, read the short excerpt of NQAC, and tell me what Pru’s romantic fantasy is. What’s yours?

Thanks so much for join me in my PRINCESS BLOG PARTY, Maggie! She has generously opened up her giveaway WORLDWIDE!

To win you must:

1. Answer Maggie’s questions below in your comment.

2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).

3. Winner will be selected from a random commenter on SUNDAY.

NOTE: The more you comment on the posts during the month-long PRINCESS October Blog Party, the more points you earn toward winning a signed copy of the next in the sexy Fiery Tales series, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED…plus SIGNED copies of Nora Roberts’ BLACK HILLS and Eloisa James’ A DUKE OF HER OWN!


Ways to increase your odds of winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.