I discovered Lucinda Brant through two reviews of her Alec Halsey historical fiction series here at AudioGals written by Caz (Deadly Engagement) and Kaetrin (Deadly Affair). Both highly praised Alex Wyndham, narrator of the series, giving him an A grade. I had only listened to an hour of Alex’s narration of Midnight Marriage before I too was praising his skills which are remarkable to say the least. Kaetrin, Caz, and I all agree that Alex could give Nicholas Boulton – easily the most praised male narrator I’ve seen in the romance genre – a run for his money. You can discover more about Alex at his AudioGals Narrator’s Page.
And then there is Ms. Brant’s superb writing of both historical fiction and historical romance. It’s not cliched in the least offering the listener a detailed look into the Georgian era.
The first in the Roxton Family Saga historical romance series, Midnight Marriage, releases today. Within the next few months it will be followed by another three series entries. With Alex Wyndham’s narration and Ms. Brant’s writing, we just knew it was something we needed to celebrate.
Today, I’m chatting with Lucinda and Alex and we have a First Chapter Listen of Midnight Marriage as well. AND, of course, there is the Giveaway. We’re giving away ten sets of the first two audio releases in the series – Midnight Marriage and Autumn Duchess. Autumn Duchess will be released in mid-August and will be available for download upon release.
Also, immediately below this post, you will find Caz’s review of Midnight Marriage. So – lots to entertain you today!
We’re giving away ten (10) sets of Midnight Marriage and Autumn Duchess (Audible downloads). Entry is simple. Just complete the easy entry form found at the bottom of the page by midnight (CST) Friday, July 31st. No comments are necessary to enter although we’d love to hear your thoughts in our discussion area. You may only enter once – anyone entering more than once will be disqualified. We’ll contact the ten winners on August 1st so watch your email as we must have acknowledgement of your win within 24 hours. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll select another winner.
Chatting with Lucinda and Alex
LEA Welcome Lucinda and Alex to AudioGals! We’re thrilled to have you with us today.
ALEX Thank you very much!
LUCINDA Thank you, Lea! It’s wonderful to be here. :)
LEA Lucinda, I know you write in more than one genre. How would you describe your books?
LUCINDA Character driven Georgian historical romances and mysteries, with lots of drama, adventure, a sprinkling of eccentric characters and a villain or two to keep things interesting. And of course the reader/listener gets an immersive experience in my Georgian world. As one reviewer put it “When you read a Lucinda Brant novel you are THERE in the 18th Century”. Another reviewer said my stories are “Heart-wrenching dramas with a Happily Ever After”, which pretty much sums up the emotional content. Perhaps we should put Alex on the spot and ask him how he would describe them (he’s now read enough of them!) :)
ALEX Oh sure! Well for me they had that rare Georgette Heyer quality of being smart and sensitive enough to elevate themselves above a lot of historical/romantic fiction.