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October 29th, 2013!!!
know what you're wondering. What about
the rest of the Rakes? Well, I have every
intention of giving each of them their
own story. And for those of you (like
me), who hate to read a series before
all the books are out, I think I've found
a solution. There are 9 books in the Drake's
Rakes series. I am dividing them into
3 trilogies, seperated by the heroines.
The first trilogy was informally known
as The Three Graces. The second trilogy
will be Last Chance Academy. Then the
third trilogy is patiently waiting to
be named. The good news is that Grand
Central has just asked for the first two
books in the Last Chance Academy trilogy!
Stay tuned for the latest news and updates.
LAST CHANCE ACADEMY
Ian Ferguson's story: ONCE
Knight & Chuffy Wilde's story: TWICE
NEXT BIG THING
What is the working title of your book?
Once a Rake
Where did the idea come from for this
I’ve been working on a series of gentleman
spies in Regency England, and ended my last book
with Ian Ferguson getting shot and landing in
the ocean and presumed dead. I wanted to pair
him with Sarah Clarke, a woman who stands to lose
everything if she helps him.
What genre does your book fall under?
How long did it take to write the first
This was kind of an unusual book for me. There
were a lot of distractions, so it took 9 months.
Usually it take about 6.
What actors would you use for a movie
rendition of your book?
Ooh, my hero would be Kevin McKidd. I saw him
on Rome, and heard that lovely Scottish accent
of his, and with red hair, he’d be perfect.
As for my heroine, I think Kate Winslet would
be perfect. She has the knack of being plain and
beautiful at the same time, but you know she’s
What is a one sentence synopsis of your
When Sarah Clarke stumbles over a wounded Scot
by the name of Ian Ferguson in her barn, she doesn’t
realize that she will risk everything to save
him from the hangman’s noose—especially
Will it be self published or represented
by an agency?
Grand Central is publishing it.
Who or what inspired you to write this
I’d have to say that all of my historical
romances are inspired by early romance author
Patrician Veryan, who wrote what I called historical
romantic adventures. The perfect proportion of
everything exciting. Except I added sex.
What other books would you compare this
story to within your genre?
I hope my books could be compared to Jo Beverly’s
League of Rogues series. That was another inspiration.
What else about your book might pique
the reader's interest?
Well, besides the ‘love on the run’
theme, and a lovely wounded hero, I do have one
of my favorite secondary characters I’ve
ever written. My heroine Sarah has a 600 pound
pig who has a bad tendency of falling in love
with animals on other farms—sadly, though,
not other pigs. His latest amour is the squire’s
horse. Sarah named him Willoughby after another
faithless pig in Sense and Sensibility.
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