WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE WITH US TODAY…..
HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR
~LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT~
MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT?
CHRISTY: I was inspired by my character Pembroke, Anthony’s best friend from the first novel in the series HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE. He was a womanizer, a drinker, a gambler, basically your rougish type. A true rake. But Pembroke had a depth to him that really caught my eye. I knew all along that I wanted to write about him. I wanted to see him happy.
MBA&M: Why Shakespeare plays?
CHRISTY: The first story was so clearly a new version of The Taming of the Shrew that I wanted to write all three novels in the vein of Shakespeare. He stole many of his own plots, so I was pretty sure he wouldn’t mind. If he can see me now, I hope he’s getting a laugh or two out of my version of his world.
MBA&M: What do you do to celebrate on release day?
CHRISTY: There is a tea room in my home town, and I love to go down there. It makes me feel positively English to drink tea out of a china cup and slather a scone with clotted cream. If I can’t get downtown, I open a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. 🙂 In the end, nothing beats a glass of champagne.
MBA&M: Tell us a few tidbits about LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, if you can?
CHRISTY: The story opens at a funeral. Arabella, Duchess of Hawthorne, stands over the coffin of her elderly husband, and sees Pembroke, the love of her life, staring at her across St. Paul’s Cathedral. She hasn’t seen the love of her life in over ten years, and it is a powerful moment. The rest of the book stems from that.
LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT is basically a story of redemption, in which two people who thought they had lost each other find each other again. It’s a story of true love triumphing over time, distance, war, and pain. If I did my job right, everyone can see a little bit of themselves in Pembroke and Arabella.
And it’s fun watching them come back together…for a quiet woman, Arabella makes sparks fly. Still waters run deep.
Thank you, Christy for taking a few moments of your day to visit with us and our readers today!
A bit about the author:
After years of acting in Shakespeare’s plays, I am excited to bring the Bard to Regency England in my next novel HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, a re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew. Please click on the book cover on the right to find out more.
LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT
Pembroke finds his true love… but can he stand to look at her?
The charming, dissolute Earl of Pembroke is the most notorious rake in London. Home from the war against Bonaparte’s forces, he spends his time gaming, drinking, and bedding courtesans, trying to forget the only woman he ever loved.
Arabella, Duchess of Hawthorne, is the woman who betrayed him. Forced into a marriage with an older man, Arabella hasn’t seen Pembroke in a decade. But now her elderly husband is dead, and if the new duke can’t have her for his own, nobody will. The only man who can save her is Pembroke, the man she deserted years ago. The question is, will he?
LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT out August 6, 2013
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