Evelyn Pryce

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in Pittsburgh, The United States



Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Jane Austen, and a hundred musicians

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Evelyn Pryce writes historical romance in a growing number of eras. Her first novel, A Man Above Reproach, won the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in Romance. Her mind is often occupied with the 19th century, particulars of the American Revolution, magic, philosophy, and the evolution of human interaction.

Pryce lives in Pittsburgh with three gentlemen--her husband and two cats. She can be found blogging at her website, on Twitter and Facebook, behind a desk at a university and behind her computer working on her third novel.

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Evelyn Pryce Ah, thank you! I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed writing it.
My second book, The Thirteenth Earl, will be coming out in 2016. It's a Victorian …more
Ah, thank you! I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed writing it.
My second book, The Thirteenth Earl, will be coming out in 2016. It's a Victorian Gothic with seances, spirits, and of course, smooches. It's not a sequel to AMAR...but I am finishing that right now. (It will be a novella, to go between the first and second books in the series.)
If I say any more, it will be a spoiler. :)(less)
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Evelyn Pryce Iris, think nothing of it! I loved your thoughtful review. And this gives me an opportunity to talk about this issue--which, it is an issue, within Ro…moreIris, think nothing of it! I loved your thoughtful review. And this gives me an opportunity to talk about this issue--which, it is an issue, within Romance.

It's so difficult to tow the line in this genre: I have been told to make things less sexual and more sexual, at different times. Balancing what the readers want and what I want to write can become a thorny thing to navigate. In the end, I put the bedroom stuff where it belongs, where it would happen in the course of a real life. I think it's important, especially in a culture where women are still shamed for even thinking about what is a natural function of our messy and complicated bodies.

I know it makes me inaccessible to younger readers, but they'll eventually grow up and my books will be here.

Thank you again, Iris--I live for reviews like yours, someone who reads and gets exactly what I was going for in the story! (less)
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A Man Above Reproach

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The Thirteenth Earl

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“Now everything about their lives had become a duet.”
Evelyn Pryce, A Man Above Reproach

“It is, of course, much easier for a literary character to take a risk for love. The realities of social strata and responsibility mean nothing but a plot point in today’s modern literature, but outside of these stories we are not pushing for change. The ideals we embody in our art rarely play themselves out in our lives. What would happen if we took the example of our fictional heroes; what if each of us was a Don Juan?”
Evelyn Pryce, A Man Above Reproach

“Elias was so close that she could not even draw a breath before his lips were on hers. ... She could not deny that she wanted him with all her heart, in wanton ways and practical ways, day and night. Almost losing him was far scarier than the life-threatening situations she had faced on her own.”
Evelyn Pryce, A Man Above Reproach

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ρυηүα [Punya Reviews...] Hey Evelyn, thanks for the friend invite. :D

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