Author Spotlight & Giveaway Blog Tour: Valerie Bowman!

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 Today’s featured author is the charming Valerie Bowman! Learn some fun facts about Valerie in this short Q&A.  Ask Valerie a question on the blog for a chance to win a signed copy THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE! 

1. What genres do you write? 

Regency historical romance

2. Coffee or tea lover? 


3. Name one thing on your bucket list.

Live in a New England for the entire month of October

4. Do you have pets?

Two mini-schnauzers: Huckleberry and Violet

5. When I wake up every morning I… play with my dogs.

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.
Poodle drinking coffee(1)

A tiny painting of a black poodle drinking coffee

​7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills? 

I love to watch True Crime TV shows. Does that count as a hobby?

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories? 

Fun and happiness. I want everyone to finish my books smiling and feeling great. #RacyRegencyRomps

Meet Valerie Bowman

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VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides and Playful Brides series.

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The Right Kind of Rogue

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Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part?

Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride—ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .

Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry—or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?


Winner is Amy H!

Valerie Bowman is giving away a signed copy THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE (U.S only) to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply ask Valerie Bowman a question about her Q&A’s or books.  Giveaway ends on 11/11/17.

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25 thoughts on “Author Spotlight & Giveaway Blog Tour: Valerie Bowman!

    1. Hi Anita, I choose them in many different ways and some are definitely loosely based on people I know. At least some characteristics are. 🙂

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  1. wow. i have 4 sisters (i am youngest) so i can imagine how some things were with them.
    have you ever put any of their personalities into your books?

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    1. I wrote stories when I was a kid but didn’t start writing romance until 2007 after both my sister and my mom (in quick succession) suggested it to me. I figured the universe was trying to tell me something. I spent many years as a technical writer and editor and I’m currently also a project manager at an IT company.

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    1. Hi Karen, I’m a little of both. I usually write a couple of lines per chapter in a Word doc to give me an idea of where the story is going but I like to leave room to add things as they pop into my mind too.

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    1. The poodle painting hasn’t inspired any writing…yet, but you never know. I get ideas all over the place. Often when I’m driving to work!

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