Louisa George Speaks About The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date - And A Giveaway

It's my pleasure today to welcome British but New Zealand based author Louisa George to MBB.  Louisa writes heartwarming medical romances for Harlequin. Her latest book THE LAST DOCTOR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE is an innovative one - a medical romance set in the world of sports.  After reading the book, I had questions to ask the author, so.over to Louisa....


ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of a copy of Louisa's book is.....And a Pinch of Love.  Pinch, leave me a comment here and we'll figure out some way to get the book to you....

Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog again- it's always so much fun to be here!

Louisa, you're very welcome.  You're four books old now as an HM&B author.  Your latest release is  very unusual for a medical romance with regard to the fact that it's set on a rugby pitch rather than a hospital ward.  Did you set out deliberately to write a different type of  book? 


Four books! I can hardly believe it- this time last year I was celebrating my debut- what a year! 

The hero of The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date, Zac Price, appeared (off page) in my first book, One Month To Become a Mum- his sister Jessie came back to New Zealand to locum at his practice while he was away...so when my editor asked me about Zac's story I jumped at the idea. Our Mills and Boon editors are always encouraging us to explore all aspects of medical life- what are the trials and tribulations? What does it mean to be a doctor? It's a profession that has a myriad of opportunities and I thought it would be fun to ride along with Sports Doctor Zac and see what his experiences were. 

It's different in setting, yes, but all the elements of a good romance are still there- emotion, conflict, sensuality, humor, the push-pull of attraction....


Are you interested in writing romances in different genres?

Yes! I started out very unsteadily with a historical romance (which will never be published as long as I draw breath) and I'm hoping to branch out into something new and exciting later in the year. But I will still write medical romances, I love them.

Did you have to do a lot of research for THE LAST DOCTOR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE, or are you familiar with the world of sports?

My husband is a sports doctor (and GP). He has worked with international teams in basketball, rugby and football (soccer). I also have two sports-mad teenage boys. So I didn't need to do much research, to be honest. This is my world (not my story, but the reality I live in every day).  New Zealand held the rugby world cup in 2011 (and won!) and I attended 7 matches and drank in the electric atmosphere. Millions of people across the globe watched these games with such passion and enthusiasm I thought it'd be interesting to explore what happens behind the scenes- and have a little fun too.  I tried hard to make the story much more about the romance and just a little about the back room action. 

Can you tell us a little something about your two main characters?

Sure thing. I wondered what it would be like if you were a sibling in a very famous family (like say, the Kardashians) and you didn't WANT to be famous- what would life be like for you? If you'd been brought up in the headlines with a family who craved publicity, what would happen if you did something really dumb, felt totally humiliated and then wanted to live somewhere quietly?  This was Daniella- one time IT girl who made a big mistake.

Zac has his own demons- he also made an error of judgement once and that nearly proved to be fatal for someone close to him. So now, while he loves to get close, he doesn't do personal. So an undeniable attraction to his boss's daughter rings all the alarm bells.

We were delighted to notice that one of those glamorous sisters was called Desere, like our reviewer at RBH.  It's a gorgeous name, isn't it?  And please tell us, what's next for you, Louisa.

I have a July medical romance release, How To Resist a Heartbreaker. This is a duet written with the amazingly lovely and talented Sue Mackay. For those who don't know the terminology, a duet is two books where the stories are related in some way- in our case we have two brooding duelling identical twin brothers who are surgeons working in the same hospital. (So yes, I'm back to a more traditional medical setting  !). I have no back cover blurb to share yet- but will try get hold of some and share as soon as possible! Suffice to say, stubborn Max and feisty Gabby have a heck of a challenge to let themselves fall in love....

Once again, thanks for having me!

Thanks for sharing Louisa.  I look forward to the next book coming from you.

LOUISA ON THE WEB:



THE LAST DOCTOR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE

British Edition


International Edition


A mistake waiting to happen?

It's been four years since infamous party girl delectable Daniella Danatello brought her powerful family the wrong sort of publicity! Dani's desperate to get back in their good books, and accepts a job as a physiotherapist on her father's rugby team.

There's just one thing- one man- standing in the way of earning back her self-respect: the team doctor, Zac Price. With killer abs and infuriatingly sexy arrogance, Zac is one massive distraction- and now she's his colleague, any involvement with him would break all the rules. Dani's determined to keep away...but Zac's just too tempting to ignore...

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Currently available in print  and digital in the UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand,  Available in USA only as digital release.

Giveaway:  Louisa is giving away a free copy of the book to one lucky commenter.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday.  So please remember to leave a comment before you go......










Comments

  1. Great interview, ladies. I adore medical romances and can't wait to read THE LAST DOCTOR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE.

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  2. COngratulations Louisa! I loved the rugby part as I'm from a rugby mad country where everything stands still when Fiji plays matches!

    I loved the story and the characters of TEH LAST DOCTPR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE!

    Thanks Maria!

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  3. Hi Suz,

    I'm not surprised you like medical romances. You write them pretty well yourself! :)

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  4. Wow, Nas, I never knew that! It sounds like rugby is to Fiji what cricket is to India. Well, you learn something new every day.

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  5. Maria, Fiji used to be top in Sevens Rugby! Even last week it won in Japan Sevens.

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  6. Hi Suzanne! So glad you like medical romances! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi Nas! I think Fijians are as mad about rugby as the kiwis- but no-one can beat the Indians for being totally sport crazy! LOL! They love their cricket. Isn't it interesting how one country 'adopts' a favourite sport?

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  8. Well, now I know ladies. And yes, Louisa, the Indian Premier League (Cricket) is on here in India.. Which is great if you love cricket but what if you're not interested. I've no choice but to be interested with boys in the house LOL

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  9. Four novels in a year???? Gosh. Good thing your real life helps with the research part.

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  10. Hello Patsy, I don't think I could do that myself.

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  11. Thanks for the interview. Goodluck with the book.

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  12. Sounds like a fun book...congrats Louisa, great interview, Maria!

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  13. Hi Pinch, always nice to read your comments..

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  14. Hi Adite,

    You're very welcome. Thanks for coming over....

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  15. This book was GORGEOUS ! I Louisa I cannot wait for Desere's story wink wink

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  16. I really enjoyed this interview. Louisa sounds so upbeat and positive and I can only imagine that her books would be the sparkle with the same enthusiasm! Four books in a year, and all in your first year of publishing?? Wow! Congratulations. Will check out my local Tesco which stocks a few M+B titles to see if they have your book in stock. Good luck!xxx

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  17. the characters sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  18. Hi Patsy! It's been very busy! But it's everything I dreamed of so I'm happy working flat out. And yes, it helps having a doctor on site!

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  19. Hi Pinch- thanks for the good wishes x

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  20. Hi adite! Thanks very much- I tried to make it fun as well as emotional too.

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  21. Aw, thanks Desere! I'm back-to-back with my next books, but Desere's story is churning away at the back of my mind!

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  22. Hi Edith! It's been a bit crazy to say the least, but worth every second. (Oh, and I didn't have a backlist of stories I could use, so they're all new and written this last year or so.)

    Tescos- now you're making me very homesick. Wish NZ wasn't so far from home (I'm from Yorkshire originally, lived in Bradford, London, Leeds and Manchester before emigrating)- where are you?

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  23. Hi bn100 thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I loved the interview and the description of Louisa's work.

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  25. I like the very sexy guy on your cover, Louisa. Awesome!

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  26. Yes, I'm waiting for that one too!

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  27. Tesco in ireland is great for books and reading. I got my kndle there....Edith is Irish like me, Louisa....

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  28. Hi Medeia, thank you. Good to see you over here.

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  29. Hi Cherie, yes he is appealing all right LOL

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  30. oops- sorry Edith- I didn't know you had Tesco in Ireland.

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  31. Hi Medeia, thanks for taking the time to read the interview x

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  32. Yes- I think he's pretty special- the cover fairies certainly did me proud!

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  33. Haven't read a medical romance in a while.
    I can imagine how complicated life is for the person who's caused distress to their family in the eyes of the public. Hope the book is doing well.

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  34. I can't believe I won! Thank you so much! :) :) :)

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  35. Great interview, ladies! I love reading about how authors use bits and pieces from their own lives in their stories. And I have to say, Louisa, it was so cool meeting you in real life last year at the RWA! :-)

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