Friday, February 14, 2014

The Heartbreakers Blog Tour Day 6 (Part 2)


In a paragraph or two:
1. Tell us about your most romantic experience (either as an adult or as a teenager).

I never had a lot of the hearts and flowers, champagne under the stars, surprise trips to Europe romances. Which was okay. Flowers work best while growing in the ground. I’ve never understood the appeal of champagne – I really prefer beer. And I took myself to Europe after guy I was supposed to go with cancelled at the last minute. (I had a blast, the tour guide and I became friends and I saw nightspots the rest of the group never knew about.)
Only one thing jumped into my mind. I was in college on a date, we were heading back to his place, and I felt really ill. I didn’t want to tell him because we had plans for the evening, but I felt worse every minute. In spite of guys usually being deaf, dumb and blind, he realized I was only pretending to be all right. Instead of all the fun we had planned for the evening, he put me to bed, gently wrapped a blanket around me, and brought me chicken soup. I went to sleep with his hand brushing my hair.

2. Which literary character embodies true romance to you?

Angelique and Joffrey de Peyrac.
I discovered the Angelique books written by Sergeanne Golon in college and became an immediate and devoted fan. I’m currently a member of the Friends of Angelique Facebook group and went to far as to learn French so I could read the two books in the series that were never translated into English.
I love the way Angelique starts out strong. She is a teen in the first book, but you can see the woman she is going to mature into. While her marriage was supposed to be a business arrangement (Joffrey really only wanted her dowry) in true romance tradition, he fell in love with his young wife and wooed her with music and gallantry until she loved him back. Twelve books later the series has taken them through wars, separations, children (she is a truly devoted mother). The two have taken readers across the historical landscape and ended up in the new world. Sometimes he saves her, sometimes she saves him. They mature and grow, fall out of love and then back in again. I would love to create a character as smart, strong, resourceful and loving as Angelique, who resonates with readers the way she does with me.




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In a paragraph or two:
1. Tell us about your most romantic experience (either as an adult or as a teenager).

One time my husband made a super-fancy dinner for me, including special sauces and dessert, and he served it to me in different courses. For anyone else, this may not be the most romantic thing ever, but because it was so far out of my husband’s comfort zone (he rarely cooks anything, and when he does, there’s usually not much creativity involved) it meant a lot to me. That was as an adult. As a (late) teen, I remember being in Hawaii and meeting a cute guy at the beach. The first time he kissed me was under the stars while we were having a late-night swim in the ocean. (As romantic as that may sound, I still liked the dinner better!)

2. Which literary character embodies true romance to you?

I’d have to say Etienne St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’s ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. He knows how to show Anna around Paris and makes pretty much every conversation he has with her romantic. Plus, you know, the accent and the hair...




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