Birthday Girl Alexandra Hawkins

Hi friends! We’ve got Alexandra Hawkins back visiting us today … on her birthday! Whee!! I love birthdays so much, and it’s always fun when we have author/reader friends visiting with us on her special day. 😀

CupcakesOctober has always been my favorite month.  Cooler weather, autumn leaves, Halloween—and, of course, my birthday.  As a kid, I loved having an October birthday.  Although schools have more or less done away with celebrating Halloween, I was fortunate enough to attend elementary school when my birthday “week” included a costume parade, craft projects to decorate the classroom, and a class party to celebrate Halloween and my birthday.  The party continued at home with my family, and the pay-off at the end of the month was Halloween and tons of candy.  Oh yeah, no doubt from a kid’s point of view, birthdays close to Halloween are the best!

My birthday must-haves haven’t really changed over the years.

Halloween decorations—Definitely.

The No Good, Irresistible Viscount TiptonCandy—We always have a huge bowl of candy with all of our family’s favorites.  I have a weakness for Twizzlers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Almond Joys.  Suffice to say, I’ll be doubling my workouts at the gym in November to appease the calorie gods.

Costumes—I no longer dress up for Halloween.  Instead I channeled my creative energies into making costumes for my kids.  Selling my first book pretty much put an end to my fledgling career as a seamstress.

Cake—German chocolate.

Good food—My husband has a “no cooking on your birthday” rule that I heartily approve of.

Scary movie—Family time with my little ghouls.

The Scandalously Bad Mr. MilroyI’ve been on deadline for my last few birthdays, but this year, I’m working on proposals and looking forward to the releases of my three November books.  Before I sold my Lords of Vice series to St. Martin’s Press, I wrote nine books under the pseudonym, Barbara Pierce.  SMP picked up two of my earlier books and I’ve updated them to match my sexier writing style.  The No Good, Irresistible Viscount Tipton and The Scandalously Bad Mr. Milroy will be released as $2.99 ebooks on November 1.  Then, the final book in my Lords of Vice series—Frost’s book—will be available in paperback/ebook on November 26.  I’m sad to see the series end, but I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to write all seven books.

And… Just to whet your appetite, here’s Frost’s cover and book blurb. 😀

Twilight with the Infamous EarlLord Chillingsworth’s reputation precedes him—the infamous “Frost” is as legendary on the field of honor as he is in the bedroom. Which makes it surprising that young Emily Cavell has taken up the cause of closing Frost’s favorite gambling hell. Who does this brazen, flame-haired beauty think she is?

Emily’s vendetta is personal: She is determined to take a pound of flesh from Frost, who ruined her sister. But the man she meets is not the cold-hearted devil she imagined—and is twice as handsome to boot—and soon Emily finds herself falling for him. Their battle of wills quickly ignites into blazing desire. Could it be that the most jaded Lord of Vice is finally willing to risk everything and gamble on her heart? Or is true love only a fool’s game?

Good yeah? Alexandra has also very generously offered one of you a present on her birthday! Your choice of one of her earlier Lords of Vice books! So – what do you think of historical romances? Or Halloween? Favorite memory or costume? And remember to wish Alexandra the happiest birthday ever!

19 thoughts on “Birthday Girl Alexandra Hawkins

  1. ki pha

    Welcome back Alexandra, and happy birthday!!!!! Oh the final Lord of Vices~ 🙁 And that blurb!!!! 🙂 I can’t wait for the two updated and republished books and this upcoming one~

    I love Historical romances. They’re the largest genre on my shelf!! Halloween is okay. I only go for the candy and costume seeing. I don’t dress up any more. But I did buy a Recency dress a while ago and was planning on wearing that just for the heck of wearing it rather than keeping it wrapped up and hidden in the closet.

    Hope you have a great birthday and Halloween!!!

  2. Linda

    Happy Bday Alexandra! I have 4 of the Lord of Vice books, my fav is After Dark with a Scoundrel. I just love historical romance, I love the elegance of the stories.

  3. Mary Preston

    Happy Birthday!!

    We have a “no cooking on your birthday””
    rule as well. It’s a pity my birthday only comes around once a year.

    LOVING your covers – I need to catch up on my reading.

  4. Barbara Elness

    Happy Birthday Alexandra! My birthday is Friday, so this is my time of year too. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, I just love the decorations, the fun, the goodies and watching the little ones enjoy dressing up and getting their candy haul. For me, I never have cake for my birthday, it’s always a pumpkin pie with whipped cream, yummy! 😀

  5. Julie

    Happiest of birthdays! My favorite costume took almost an entire morning to put together on my person, and I will probably drop dead if I ever attempted another like it.

  6. Sandy Xiong

    Happy birthday! May your wishes come true and you have a fun and enjoyable birthday!

    I love historical romance. I fell in love with it after reading Julie Garwood’s The Wedding. Ever since then, I pick historical romance over any other romance novels. I’m not a big fan of Halloween…I’m only a fan of the sweets. That’s the only time of the year I will buy so much sweets.

    Again, happy birthday! I can’t wait for Frost’s book to come out! Less than one month away!

  7. Tina B

    Happy Belated Birthday, Alexandra! I hope you had a fabulous one!
    I am really enjoying Historicals and Lord Chillingsworth’s tale sounds wonderful!
    I like taking the kids Trick or Treating and like Halloween parties, though we don’t really have many to attend. My kids love dressing up though, so that makes me happy.
    Thank you for sharing and for the possible “present”. 😉

  8. Ada

    Happy birthday, Alexandra, sorry to hit the party late! Historical romances I love! Costumes and Halloween? Not so much. I’ve never been much of a dressing up kinda gal and it’s not really my favorite “holiday” so I tend to pass on Halloween. One thing I’ll never pass on is a good historical. I love the Lords of Vice!

  9. Anita H.

    Happy belated birthday, Alexandra!! I hope you had a most fantastic birthday! I’m a big fan of your Lords of Vice books, I can’t wait to read Frost’s book! And I’m a huge fan of historical romances.

  10. Maureen

    Happy Birthday to Alexandra! I hope you had a wonderful day. My birthday is in October too so it was definitely a favorite month of mine when I was growing up.

  11. Diane Sallans

    Can’t believe I missed the party! I love historical romance – it allows me to visit someplace I can never go.


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