“Don’t speak of death. Speak only of life. With you I am alive. With you I am whole.”
- Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor (via bookhuntress
I’ve just read Counterfeit Lady..an amzing book,obviously.River lady comes next..
Sweetbriar (1983) [Linnet Tylee & Devon Macallister, 1784]
Counterfeit Lady (1984) [Nicole Courtelain & Clayton Armstrong, 1794]
Lost Lady (1985) [Regan West & Travis Stanford, 1797]
River Lady (1985) [Leah Simmons & Wesley Stanford, 1803]
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Mr. Darcy, of course.
“You’d think the very thought of a romance writer would bring a smile to people’s lips. Ah, how nice. Love. Making love. Laughter. Kissing. But no, the world is upside down as far as I can see, and romances and their writers are ridiculed, hisses and generally spat upon.For what reason? One of my favorites is that women who read them might get mixed up about reality and imagine a man is going to rescue them from Life. According to this theory, women are so stupid that they can’t tell a story from reality. Is anyone worried that the MEN who read spy thrillers are going to go after their neighbors with an automatic weapon? No, I don’t remember anyone thinking that. Nor do I remember anyone worrying about murder mysteries or science fiction. It just seems to be dumb ol’ women who might think some gorgeous, thoughtful, giving hunk is going to rescue them.
Honey, if any woman thought a gorgeous hunk was going to rescue her, romance novels wouldn’t be forty percent of the publishing industry.”
- Jude Deveraux, Remembrance
“There are some things that are as ancient as time, and knowing when a man desires you is one of those.”
- Jude Deveraux, Secrets
Miss Minton, what is your hesitation? The beautiful town of Edilean is awaiting you, plus a magnificent old house, and Colonial Williamsburg is right next door. What more could you want?
Jude Deveraux, The Duchess
“When I start a book I think about all those cliches and try to come up with something different. Unfortunately, this often gets me in trouble because I get a lot of complaints that my books aren’t the same. I didn’t know what they meant until one day I walked into a Cracker Barrel and had a thought. What if the waitress said, “We’re serving sushi today?” I wouldn’t like it so I understand that readers want the author to write the same way book after book. But I can’t do that. I would lie down and never get up out of sheer boredom.”
- Jude Deveraux, July 2nd 2012 via Twitter
“I need to know about 5 times as much about a person as I put in the book. One time a bad editor told me that I should tell more about some house in the novel. I think she thought I didn’t know any more. I wrote 12 pages of the history of the house, including dates. She said it was better the way I had it and I took it all out.”
- Jude Deveraux