MY SCANDALOUS VICOUNT
The Inferno Club # 5
RCJR eZine Interview
Gaelen, I’m always over the moon when you drop by to share what you have been up to I’m so psyched you’ve stopped by to share more about your dynamic sinful Sebastian, Viscount (Beau) Beauchamp and the adorable busybody, Miss Carissa Portland from your latest Inferno Club release, MY SCANDALOUS VICOUNT. For those who have yet to be introduced to these sinfully seductive fellows in the Inferno Club series would you explain a bit more about it?
It’s a joy to be with you! Thanks for having me. And thanks for the kind words about my new book. Okay here’s the lowdown on the series.
The Inferno Club is a scandalous gathering of wealthy libertines and highborn rakehells devoted to their wicked pleasures. So the Club's members are known to London Society.
But little does the world suspect the true purpose of the Inferno Club or the danger that looms over
which these select, powerful lords are secretly sworn to fight. England
Recruited as lads from noble families, they are trained in an array of deadly arts and sent into various countries throughout
to hunt down and destroy their targets as operatives of an agency so secret
that few beyond the Crown and a few top officials even know it exists!
Do you remember where you were when you first thought up The Inferno Club series?
I just knew I wanted to write about a “brotherhood” of dark heroes. Of course the darkness/light levels vary within the Inferno Club series. It happens that My Scandalous Viscount, the new one, is the lightest of the bunch. That last one, My Ruthless Prince, was the darkest. For me, the dark/light factor is simply determined by the personality of the hero.
I know that you put your own blood, sweat and tears into ever page. So, I’m curious to know if your characters have any of your own traits. Is there one character you think is more like you than any other?
I think the Inferno Club heroine who’s the most like me is probably Kate from My Dangerous Duke. But all of my characters probably reflect different parts of me. I think it has to be that way so I can relate to them all. Because if the writer can’t relate to the character then it’s unlikely the reader will care about them very much either.
Not really. I had the three sexy guys on Beau’s team of Order agents sketched out as far as characters, but not their plots. Beautiful Beau, Trusty Trevor, and Nefarious Nick as I like to call them.
The Inferno Club series is set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Regency era. What about this era drew you to it?
There’s so much going on in the Regency period. Never a dull moment, and for me, it’s just the quintessential romance setting!
I thought how funny it would be if a Society gossip—sorry, Carissa, I mean a “lady of information”—that is, a snoop and a spy fell in love. She can’t help herself with unearthing secrets and he’s duty-bound to keep things hidden. And hilarity ensues. *gg*
Check out the fun little 1-minute book trailer here: http://youtu.be/PRniNp8M8-E
I would like to take a moment and thank Beau and Carrisa for dropping by with Gaelen. Hi Guys, (waving above the crowd) I am so excited that you both were able to drop by today. I hope you do not mind, but I would love to ask you some need to know questions that readers are desperate to know.
I am one of those readers that love to find out what people think the moment they meet the love of their lives. Carissa, I will start with you. What was the very first thing you thought when you met Beau?
Well, Christine, funny you ask. I thought he was one great piece of arrogance from his golden hair down to his champagne polished boots. But even though I loathed him on sight and all the women hanging on him, I admit found him amusing.
Busybody! (Giving Christine a kiss on both cheeks. – Hullo, darling. So kind of you to have us.) In any case, I knew she was going to be a problem when I saw how she delights in unearthing secrets. Still, I figured she’d have her uses. A lady who knows all the Society gossip can be a boon. Yet, it was so strange. The more I tried to befriend her, the more she fled from me.
I know your love story stated with a stolen kiss. (Pulling the besotted couple into a secluded corner) Beau was it really a stolen kiss or just that you got caught?
Lady Christine, I regret to say it was the only way at hand to shut her up. Once again, she was asking countless questions, demanding answers on matters that were none of her affair—and I needed a quick out. I was in a hurry.
Carissa, wow, what a kiss, (Christine fans her heated red cheeks) what did you think of that kiss?
Yes… one wonders where he learned such things. (Winking at him.)
I know that your code of honor, Beau, dictated that after being caught in a compromising position to offer marriage to Carissa. What is the one thing about being a married man that knocked you off your feet?
I THOUGHT, yes, I most distinctly HEARD the vicar say “To love, honor, and OBEY.” She never seemed to pick up on that last part. Quite impossible. But worth it.
Carissa, when you found out your new husband was part of the illicit Inferno Club what did you think and do? (I would have loved to been a fly o the wall when you confronted Beau about what you finally knew.)
I’m sure I would’ve stood a better chance if he had been wearing a shirt at the time. It was the first time I had seen him—that way (half naked) and it was…shall we say distracting. Add to that, he was not happy with me for snooping, alas.
Carissa, what is it like being married to a notorious scoundrel? Is it true that rogues make the best husbands? Would you please share with readers the moment you knew your scoundrel was the man for you. Same question for you, Beau. When did you know that your "lad of informtion" was the woman for you?
To be honest, I suspected she would be my downfall when my brother warriors warned me they’d kick my arse if I touched her. She’s Lady Rotherstone’s best friend. (You know Lord Rotherstone, our top agent in
His wife Daphne was being protective of her innocent little friend, and that’s
when the gentlemen saw fit to intervene. Honestly, what did they think? That
I’d seduce her and leave her ruined? Hardly! Why I ask you does everyone assume
the worst of me—? Like they’re so
innocent! Still—she is a tempting little minx.) It was my own keen
disappointment after their warning that made me start to realize how much I
truly wanted her. As draw to her as I was, I half considered that getting a thrashing from the likes of
Rotherstone, London , and Falconridge might be worth it for the
chance to taste those lips. Warrington
Thank you Galen for bringing the Viscount Beauchamp and his Viscountess along with you today to chat about their love story in MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT; I appreciate you letting me take a few moments to ask them some need-to-know questions.
Gladly. J Should I apologize for Beau’s ribaldry? Once a rakehell, always a rakehell. It was his cover for a long time, and by now, he plays it well. He so enjoys scandalizing people, but that wasn’t too bad—for him. Trust me, it could have been worse.
Now, I am curious, Gaelen, when you wrapped up with them and typed THE END of MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT’s transcript, what did you do to celebrate?
Oh, my Lord, I was so behind on everything that it has been a mad dash still to catch up on a hundred things and I’ve yet to relax. No, wait—the afternoon I emailed the finished book to my editor, I put on my PJ’s and stared like a zombie at a movie on TV. I don’t even remember what it was. But there was wine and chocolate that night. One of these days I’ll get my spa day… Finishing the book, just knowing it’s done and you gave it your all, that’s really the best reward in itself!
When your readers read the last word of MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT what do you hope they take away from it?
I hope it gives readers a reading experience of excitement, laughter, poignancy, suspense, and a dreamy sigh at the end as Beau and Carissa finally settle in to their true love.
When that fleeting free time comes your way what do you like to do?
In Autumn, I love to be outside taking walks in the woods at this gorgeous time of year. Then I love to come home, put on some Celtic music or old-timey jazz and make soup. Yes, soup. Don’t laugh, it’s the coziest thing in the world to do on an autumn afternoon! (Well, besides reading, which is a given.)
Are there any authors you would recommend to readers until we have the next Inferno Club series release in our hands?
I would certainly invite you to try newer authors like Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville, Sabrina Darby, and the rest of my extremely talented fellow authors over at the Ballroom Blog! (Visit www.theballroomblog.com.)
Where can we connect with you on the great wide web?
Visit me at www.GaelenFoley.com and when you do, sign up for my newsletter because I have a random drawing every month where you can win free books. Free is good!
I would like to thank you one more time, Gaelen for bringing readers into the fascinating and opulent Regency world once again. Beau and Carissa love story in MY SCANDALOUS VISCOUNT released by
Avon romance will have your legions
of fans rushing to know more about this incomparable loving couple. As always, it is a blast when you and your
deliciously decadent characters drop by RCJR eZine Blog.
It’s my pleasure; you guys here at RCJR are the best.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Series: The Inferno Club #5
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Meet the Author
Gaelen Foley is the author of seventeen rich, sexy, and dramatic Regency historicals. Her books have won many awards, are published in numerous languages, and appear regularly on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. She lives in
with her college-sweetheart husband, Eric, and a spoiled bichon frise named
Bingley. To learn more about Gaelen
please go to www.gaelenfoley.com Pennsylvania
HAPPY READING! =)