Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Janna MacGregor!

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 Today’s featured author is the delightful  Janna MacGregor! Learn some fun facts about Janna in this short Q&A.  Leave Janna a question on the blog for a chance to win The Bride Who Got Lucky!

1. What genres do you write? 

I write historicals set in the Regency period. Specifically, my stories are set in England from around 1811-1820.

2. Coffee or tea lover? 

Coffee-the bolder the better! However, I don’t like a bitter brew.

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.

I have two actually. I’d love to see the whales off the coast of St. Johns, Newfoundland. Plus, St. John’s has a wonderful maritime museum there. I’d love to see the sun rise and fall on Key West, Florida.

4. Do you have pets?

Pollie-fawn pug, and Mad Max-black pug. They’re always with me when I write. As you can tell from the picture, Pollie has to be into everything! Of course, Mad Max loves to sit with my husband during a ballgame. He leaves me for the Minnesota Vikings.

5. When I wake up every morning I…brew a cup of coffee, then feed the pugs. I have a second cup, answer emails, then I write a little before I do anything else.

6. Weirdest or unique thing you own. 23107399_1114957128638417_780008328_o

I actually have an antique “Lover’s Eye” jewelry pin from the Regency era. On mine, paste jewels surround the lover’s eye. These where quite popular during the Regency as a couple might exchange these tokens as a remembering their love for each other.

7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills? 

Well, I can play the flute and harp. Not very well, but I can pound out a tune or two. Does that count?

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

No matter how difficult life is, love is an adventure and you should jump in with both feet!

Meet Janna MacGregor

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Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers.

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The Bride Who Got Lucky

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He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her…
The son of a cold-hearted duke, Nicholas St. Mauer isn’t one to involve himself in society…or open his own heart to anyone. But driven by honor, the reclusive Earl of Somerton feels obliged to keep a watchful eye on Lady Emma Cavensham. She possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds Nick in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. She even dared kiss Nick once―an utterly unladylike, and delightful, lapse…

Emma can’t deny the appeal of the earl’s attention, and occasional affection, but she has no need for a man. There are worse fates than spinsterhood, as Emma knows too well. She still mourns the loss of her dear friend Lena, and is determined to prove Lena’s husband responsible for her death before he lures another innocent woman into a brutal marriage. But as Emma pursues her prey, a compromising moment upends all her plans. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma’s cause. . .and fight for her heart.

Book 1


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Janna MacGregor is giving away a signed copy  OR ebook of The Bride Who Got Lucky (winner’s choice -U.S only) to one lucky commenter!

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39 thoughts on “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Janna MacGregor!

  1. wow! love the cover on your book. idk if i will see the sun rise or set over Key West, but taking an adventure to Long Key next week with my sis & daughter.

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    1. Hi girlfromwva! Oh, your adventure sounds delightful! How much fun! Thank you for the wonderful complement about the covers! I’m truly blessed with the covers my publisher comes up with me. IMHO, I think they’re stunning! I love the dresses!

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  2. That is a really neat pin! What a clever idea. I have seen whales in the Plymouth, MA area….it was awesome! We had 13 whales swimming around our boat. My oldest loves whales and her dream is to see a blue whale in person. They are the largest of all whales, of all creatures actually.

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    1. Hi Sue G.! Oh, how fabulous about the whales off Plymouth. I can just imagine the sight, plus to have them swimming around your boat? Heaven! I got the idea from my husband who was on a business trip to St. John’s several years ago. It was about this time of year, and late afternoon, he saw a herd migrating. It was mesmerizing for him. So, I want to see them! At least once! Maybe twice? LOL!

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      1. The same daughter is getting married in July 2018 and for her honeymoon she wants to see a blue whale…so she has been researching the best place to go to see one. Most brides want a sunny, warm tropical honeymoon….not my kid!


    1. Hi Kat! Love the name! Mad Max and Pollie say, “thank you!” I haven’t used them yet, but in the current book I’m writing, I’m thinking of a scene with a pug! They’re too adorable not to write about! *wink*

      To answer your other question, I’ve written three books, and I’m currently working on my fourth. The third book, The Luck of the Bride releases 5-1-18. It’s the story of Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin and Miss March Lawson. March is introduced in the second book, The Bride Who Got Lucky.

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      1. May I add that Janna’s debut novel- The Bad Luck Bride- is captivating! I just finished reading it, and I’m giddy with excitement to read book 2 The Bride Who got Lucky- next! Who ever wins The Bride Who Got Lucky will be a very Lucky Bride-I mean, reader! 😉
        Here’s the link to book 1 I just posted my review.

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  3. I have the Bad Luck Bride downloaded and ready to read! I can’t tell what kind of material the lover’s eye is fashioned from. Stone or what? As for Missouri, what a beautiful state. My dad was born and raised in Kansas City, MO back in its badass gangster days!

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    1. Hi Pat! Thank you for stopping by. Well, the stones are paste. The eye is painted on a piece of gold, then covered by a piece of glass. Why thank you for the compliment regarding Missouri! I bet your dad has some stories to tell. KC was a pretty rough town in the day! At Union Station (railway station), the bullet hole marks from the “Kansas City Massacre” are still present in the granite pillars!

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    1. Hi eawells! It’s delightful to meet you! Thank you on both counts. That’s a great compliment to hear that your story sounds interesting! I hope you get a chance to read both books! Thank you for the book list! I’m going to do both! It’s a matter of when! LOL! Thank you, eawells, for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Debra, to make a long story short…I always wanted to write a romance, but thought it never possible. Then the RT Convention came to KC. By then, I was heavily into reading all the current releases and devouring all the previous releases from the authors I adored. I had imagined making a blog just critiquing and reviewing historical romances. I signed up for a Cherry Adair class as a way to analyze plot structure – BTW – I adore her!! After two days, I had the plot for The Bad Luck Bride and never looked back from there. Hope that answers your question! XO Janna

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  4. I know nothing about Newfoundland. But I can heartily recommend Key West. I hope it has survived the hurricane well. I am curious. Where did you get the Lovers Eye pin? Do you rub it or stare at it, picking up any vibe left from the original owners? Does it give you inspiration for your writing?

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    1. Hi lisoo! Here’s to Key West coming back stronger and better than before! I got my Lovers Eye pin at a store that specializes in antique jewelry. I like to look at it occasionally and try to imagine who the piece was made for and who gave it! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. Historical romance is my favorite genre…I can’t wait to read The Bad Luck Bride and The Bride who got Lucky. I love both covers. Sunset at Mile 0 is breathtaking.

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    1. Hi conservativeken! I bet sunset at Mile 0 is one of those events that can change your life! I so want to see it. I can’t wait for you to read The Bad Luck Bride and The Bride Who Got Lucky, too! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Angela! No, I haven’t, but I should! LOL! Actually, Alex gives Claire quite a few pieces of jewelry in The Bad Luck Bride, and Somerton does the exact opposite with Emma. It was fun to write the characters and their different personalities! XO, Janna

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    1. Hi Janice! Well…I’ve never used one of my pet’s names in a book. However, I’m currently writing a story that has a pug and cat in the story. I’ve chosen names that have a special meaning to the characters in the story! XO, Janna

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