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All of Me, a McRaidy Son

All of Me, a McRaidy Son
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~The McRaidy Collection~

  • Her McRaidy Chieftain
  • Somers Rising Book 2 of the McRaidy Clan
  • Only because it was You, Gus McRaidy
  • All of Me, A McRaidy Son

Friday, May 9, 2014

An interview with Cate Parke's hero Richard in her new book Richard Berkely's Bride

I'm thrilled to welcome Cate Parke this evening. I have interviewed the hero in her spectacular book, Richard Berkeley's Bride. Let's sit back and poke and prod to find out all about him...shall we?

Cate, could you introduce your hero before I begin the questions?

Thanks so much for agreeing to speak to the hero of my story today. I must tell you, Richard was reluctant to appear here. (He’s a man of the eighteenth century, you know. He finds the twenty-first century a bit daunting.)

Can you tell us your name and how you first met your writer?
My given name is Richard William Thomas Berkeley. Cate was a guest at Lord Edward Campbell’s the evening Lord Edward and my father proposed Lord Edward’s lovely daughter, Alexandra, as my future wife. She sat in the shadows of the room so it was difficult to see her. I didn’t actually meet her until later that evening, at supper.
Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
No, Cate surprised me. I believe I led an interesting life, but I wouldn’t have believed someone in the twenty-firstt century would have thought so.
What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
I loved Cate’s description of the scene where I would have beaten Lord Thomas Graham within an inch of his life. The vicious fop had it coming to him. Cate had the sheriff stop me before the man bore little more than mussed clothing. I disliked him from the first time I set my eyes on him. Doubtless, he felt the same about me. We never spoke to one another except to trade insults.
Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Cate wasn’t eager to write the scenes between my wife and me—in the bedroom, if you catch my meaning.
Do you infiltrate your writer’s dreams?
No—the only person who manages that feat is my wife. Cate and Alexandra have an uncanny relationship. Cate seems to read her mind. Alternatively, Cate is forced to ask me about myself, or watch the things I do and try to understand my actions and activities. With Alexandra, Cate almost seems to have always known her. I find myself at a loss to explain it.
What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Like most gentlemen, I enjoy my leisure hours. I have a sawmill and enjoy planning improvements to it. I was blessed to find the finest land steward in South Carolina and perhaps anywhere in the American colonies. The man has—had, that is, a genius for designing engineering marvels. I breed Arabian horses and hope to have a large herd of them one day, as fine as the one from whose stock my horses came, the Harrisons of Virginia. 
Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
Yes, for the most part, though I might have chosen an action adventure for myself. My wife has a secret passion for historical romances. She reads the ones her aunt sends her from cover to cover. I’ve a feeling she rather likes being the heroine of her very own romance.
Do you like the way the book ended?
Yes, but the book didn’t actually end if, once again, you catch my meaning. Our story continues in Cate’s next book, Dreams Within Dreams.
What is your least favorite characteristic your writer has attributed to you?
It is the scene where I disgrace myself with my wife. You see, she’s the granddaughter of two dukes and believed she had fallen out of love with me, especially after our son was born. I failed to acquit myself well. I admit it.
Do have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about?
Yes. Cate doesn’t know that I would like to design a ceiling fan able to turn without means of a servant.
What do you do for a living?
I must beg your pardon, but I don’t labor at anything. I’m a gentleman. After completing my years at Oxford, I trained as a lawyer at London’s Inner Temple. I was fortunate. Most Americans were admitted only to the Middle Temple. It was Lord Edward who assured I was provided with the best education. After I returned to Charlestowne, Lord Edward took me into his successful business. I perform legal service for him whenever he requires them. I also operate a successful lumber mill. My plantation, Oakhurst, requires much of my time. It is successful, as am I. By means of canny investments, I’ve already acquired a small fortune. I shall make a much larger one, I can assure you.
What is your greatest fear?
In my soul, I most fear losing my beautiful wife.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
You surprise me madam. I wear nothing at all.
What is your most prized possession?
My wife.
Did you have a pet as a child? 
I have a pet now. His name is Jack. He has a longer name, but Jack suffices. He’s a St. John’s Water Dog. He is the forerunner of the dog you call a Labrador Retriever. My wife’s grandfather sent her a Scottish terrier pup. She named him Gilleasbuig after a famous ancestor of hers. You’ll pardon me for believing the pup will never grow to such heroic proportions as his namesake—though I would never say these words to my wife. (There you have one of my secrets!)
What do you find most appealing in men/women?
In men it would be their ability to argue their positions with sound logic. I enjoy engaging in strong arguments with my friends. In women, it is their poise, their gentility, their beauty, their ability wear the clothing of our day with aplomb. You must understand, that society of our day does not expect women to be well-informed and well educated. I believe this is a mistake. I always have.
What do you find most unappealing in men/women?
I am repelled by most women’s stupidity. As I mentioned, most men and women believe education to be wasted on young girls. I believe they are wrong. Certainly, my wife hasn’t fallen prey to this ignorant conviction, and for that I am eternally grateful.
What do you like most about where you live?
Oakhurst? The house. It’s where I live with my wife. She has made it a home. It is graceful and elegant, as warm as anyplace could be in the winter—and as cool as anyplace could be during our long hot, humid summers.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy Sunday?
Even on rainy Sundays we rise early, breakfast with our houseguests, attend services at St. James Goose Creek Church of England, and return home for one of Miss Ruth’s magnificent dinners. Miss Ruth is our cook. Lord Edward employed her and her husband when he first built the plantation. My brother and I often ride during the afternoon. By sundown, our guests have departed. I rarely waste the hours of my day. I spend the evenings with my beautiful bride.
What is your vivid memory of your mother and father?
One of the things I found most engaging about my parents was their attachment to one another. My mother never failed to flirt with my father and he with her. Perhaps I was aware of it because I’m a man. Girls have flirted with me almost since I was breeched. My parents never spoke about it to me but I was aware of them, you may be sure. My mother’s face lit up in a certain way when my father entered a room. They never failed to touch one another and their eyes rarely left each other while they were together. Now and again, one of them would make an innocuous comment to the other evoking private smiles and certain little glances. It’s how I’d hoped the marriage I shared with my future wife would be. I’m a fortunate man. Alexandra and I share such a bond.
What is your least favorite word?
I believe it must be the four letter epithet most of us dislike most. I use it now and again. Most men do. I confess, though, I still don’t like it.
What turns you on?
I confess, I’m unfamiliar with this term. From the way you ask it, however, I presume you mean that which I find titillating. If that is the case, I find my wife’s brisk response to my lovemaking to be my greatest…turn on. She’s loving and, most of all, creative in her response to me.
What turns you off?
If, from your previous question, you ask what I find most off-putting, it must certainly be a woman’s grasping for more than are her just deserts. While I sympathize with women’s positions, I find such behavior amongst them to be unladylike…distasteful. They are not the women to whom I would have offered my hand in marriage.
What sound or noise do you love?
Ah-h, you ask such easy questions. It must be the soft noises my wife makes when she is well-sated from lovemaking.
What other profession would you like to try?
Not only would I like to try it, I shall go to war on behalf of my country. I cannot support England’s position in the American colonies.
What is your most favorite memory?
On the day were wed, the doors from the narthex opened and my wife stood with her hand on her father’s arm. She was a shimmer of brocaded cloth of silver, her bodice cut below her breasts. A stiff starched lace inset scarcely covered their rosy tips. Her shoulders were bare as well as a large part of her bosom. A long train trailed behind her. The skirt of her gown opened below her tiny waist to display the beauty of her ruffled petticoat. Her mother’s pearls dangled in her ears. High-heeled slippers, covered in the same brocade as her gown, bore froths of stiff pale blue ribbons tied in bows sewn on each one. They peeped from beneath her gown with each step she took toward him. She wore a crown of winter herbs and hothouse flowers on her head. A lace veil covered her long red curls. She’d told me it was a gift from her Grandmother Wessex. I suspected the heirloom was priceless. She was a vision of loveliness. I shall never forget it as long as I live. I couldn’t imagine I could be more in love with her than I was that day. I must confess how very wrong I was.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Eternal Press Authors Valentine Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Eternal Press Authors Valentine Blog Hop!

*Leave a comment and your email address anytime from February 9th through February 15th at 5 p.m. eastern time for a chance to win 1 of 3 grand prize packages of 7 e-books from the fabulous and talented authors listed below. 

*Be sure to visit each author and comment to increase your chance of winning. 

*PSSST participating authors will be holding their own drawings as well...so check out their temptations! Eternal Press has kicked in some swag for our wonderful hoppers and each author will be drawing for that awesome give away!

Let's kick things off and tell me; In your best relationship, which came first for you, Love, Lust or are you still figuring it out???

Don't forget to keep hopping and commenting at our Eternal Press authors listed below
Scroll all the way to the bottom for another little surprise.......

Lots of Love and Happy Valentine's Day
Em


Andie Lea

Barbara Winkes

Briana Lawrence

Em Epe
Somer’s Rising, Book 2 of the McRaidy Clan

Fiona McGier
For The Love Of His Life

Giana Bruno
The Journey

Jeremy E. Elwell

Katie McKnight
Secrets Revealed

Kimberly Tipton
Passion Surrender releasing 2014

KZ Riman
Kissing Another Grimaldi

Laura Dasnoit
Forgotten Legends

Linda Hays-Gibbs
Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul

Lisa Acerbo
Apocalipstick

M. Homer
Dare to Breathe

Rachel Robinson
Escaped

Roberta Hoffer
Silent Heart

Rose Montague
Jade

Ross S. Simon
Red Dahlia

Stephanie O'Hanlon
Affaire de Coeur

Trisha Haddad
Deep Green


Another little gift for you! Hop over to http://www.eternalpress.biz/  and use promo code 20EPdb14 at check out for 25% off your entire ebook order.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Saturday, January 11, 2014

So much is going on! Reviews, interviews and upcoming blog hop!

Interview:
I had awesome interviews with Katie McKnight! Come check them out.
http://farmingdale.patch.com/groups/katie-mcknights-author-spotlight/p/em-epe-is-in-the-author-spotlight
http://writergirlkatie.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/auther-em-epe-is-in-the-author-spotlight/

Katie McKnight is the author of Secrets Revealed, a suspenseful-romance. Be sure to get up to date on her book while you visit my interview.

Review:
Oh Yes! Awesome review for All of Me, A McRaidy Son by Andie Lea! In part, she says: Barb and Den’s story is definitely unlike one I have read before. You will be enthralled from the time you start reading until you finish the last page.

Check it out http://andieleabooks.com/2013/12/31/book-review-for-all-of-me-a-mcraidy-son-by-em-epe/


Eternal Press Authors Valentine Blog Hop:
Here is sampling of authors and books coming for the Eternal Press Valentine’s Day Blog Hop with more to come! Look for us beginning Feb 9th - Feb 15th win a grand prize winner receiving an ebook from all our participating authors! Doesn't much better than this with so many talented writers.

Pop over to their Eternal Press author pages and take a look at the wonderful selection of books from this talented group!

Fiona McGier 
For The Love Of His Life

KZ Riman
Kissing Another Grimaldi

Jeremy E. Elwell

Barbara Winkes

Stephanie O'Hanlon
Affaire de Coeur  

Linda Hays-Gibbs
Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul

Trisha Haddad
Deep Green

Rose Montague
Jade

Katie McKnight
Secrets Revealed

Em Epe
Somer’s Rising, Book 2 of the McRaidy Clan

M. Homer 
Dare to Breathe

Lisa Acerbo 
Apocalipstick

Ross S. Simon
Red Dahlia

Roberta Hoffer
SILENT HEART



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book 3 of the McRaidy Clan, Accepting her Laird is on its way!


Great News! Yesterday, I received a contract from Eternal Press for my Scottish Historical, Accepting her Laird, Book 3 of the McRaidy Clan! Very Excited:)

Better hurry and catch up on books 1 and 2 so you're ready!




Saturday, September 7, 2013

New Review for Somer's Rising, Book 2 of the McRaidy clan

Stop by Tome Tender for the new review on my Scottish historical, Somer's Rising

Ms. Epe’s style and attention to the detail of each scene will pull you out of the twenty-first century and into the distant past! 




Saturday, August 10, 2013

Another great review for All of Me, A McRaidy son!

Just Erotic Romance Reviews gave All of Me a 4 1/2 star review. Check it out!

Click here for the full review!

All of Me, a McRaidy Son is a wonderful and emotionally gripping novel that I had a tough time putting down. What struck me the most was the very realistic storyline…


….While I have not read anything by this author before, she is definitely on my list of authors to watch out for. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

We Have A Winner Here!

First thing is first, THANK YOU, to everyone who stopped by and especially those who left a comment. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Love at First Sight!

Our winner for my blog is:::::::::

Michelle Willms!! 
She chose, Somer's Rising 

Lots of Love
Em

P.S. I used Random.org to make the selection

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop from July 18 - 21! Win a free e-book from me and much more!

 

Ahhh, Love at First Sight. 
Is it real or is it a perception? 

We could scientifically break it down and at the end, decide the logics don’t fit our scenario, but let’s explore my Love at First sight encounter.

Think about love, it’s an intimacy of your soul. The person you are in love with make you feel a physical reaction. Maybe its excitement or sensuality or even a twisting of your nerves because you were unprepared to have such a visceral response.

I don’t know if it was love at first sight but my eyes locked gazes with a man, the one I’m utterly devoted to, and that experience we all read about happened to me. The sounds of the cold fall day and the other people talking faded into a background hum. His eyes, they were alive with personality. I shook his hand and my body physically responded. I knew that the touch of his skin on mine was something I’d never forget.

All the general things we experience with an immediate attraction were there. He was gorgeous, well built, stunning smile, smooth voice and a perfect hair cut but his eyes….I couldn’t stop staring. There was almost a centrifugal force pushing me toward him and I had no control.

We had our first “interlude” that very night and it was perfect. No nervousness, not a bit of self-consciousness, and it was all about us…several times…oh my!

He never left my mind the days after. What was supposed to be just a good time, didn’t end. I wanted him with my heart like no other. Almost four years later, I still have the same response to him and I swear there is no more masculine, handsome man out there. He spoils me, brings me the sweetest little gifts, tells me how beautiful and sexy I am and I love it and him!

My logical conclusion is it may be gripping attraction that grows to a profound love.
My romantic heart’s conclusion, “Oh yeah baby, just like that!”

What about you? Love at First sight or is there a logic to it? Share, tell me. I’m dying to know!

Now for some more fun stuff! Leave a comment and your email addy and I’ll put you in my own drawing for an e-book of your choice. You can browse through my “My Books” tab and decide.

Also, click here, and check out all the authors talking about romance and comment on their blogs for a chance to win a gift from them.

Lastly, you’ll want to comment on as many blogs as you can for a random drawing for one of the grand prizes… #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Lots of Love

Em

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review of One Bad Day by Edie Hart

One Bad Day by Edie Hart is a fun little novella. There was chemistry between the hero and heroine but the real fun was the culmination of the suspense. The title of the book, One Bad Day nailed the story line right on the nose! I admit a cringed a couple of times since a few things weren't as believable or realistic as I’d like. The good part about Ms. Hart’s writing is, those couple of incidents didn't throw me out of the story. I enjoyed how the suspense was layered throughout the story and it brought out the…Well who is it?? Ms. Hart has a definite talent for suspense.

I’d also like to comment on the cover. It was hot and really displayed the story. The artist truly captured the book.

Overall, I believe Ms. Hart’s debut book, One Bad Day to be a well-crafted story and I look forward to watching Edie Hart continue to provide readers with more books.

Be sure to visit Edie at: