Saturday, August 13, 2011
Debra Mullins: The Heroes We Love to Love
In book one of the series, Tempting A Proper Lady (June 2010), we meet Samuel Breedlove, an American sea captain who was left for dead during a voyage by the villainous Lord Raventhorpe. Now, Samuel is a good guy, an honorable man who worked his way up to captain of his own ship with pure sweat and determination. But when Raventhorpe leaves him for dead on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere and then proceeds to go back home and steal Samuel’s heiress fiancée—well our boy gets a little cranky. He is rescued from the island by his good friend John Ready and sails off to England to stop the wedding.
In book two of the series, Too Wicked To Love (June 2011), I tackle the Man of Mystery—John Ready. Now, John is quite clearly not what he seems. He works as Samuel’s coachman, but speaks like an Oxford scholar. He stays in the shadows much of the time and manages to escape the notice of most people—except Genny Wallington-Willis. She is too curious and suspicious for his taste, but soon events unfold that expose the secrets of John’s past, including his true identity and his seven-year feud with Raventhorpe. The revelation threatens his love for Genny and puts his very life in jeopardy.
Throughout the first two books, there has been a recurring character—a scoundrel of a highwayman named Black Bill. The question I get asked the most once people have read the first two books is “Will the third book be about Black Bill and Annabelle?” And the answer is YES. I don’t have a release date for that one yet, but I will update my website when I do.
I’m tackling pirates and cowboys with the re-releases of three of my earlier books: Once A Mistress, Donovan’s Bed and The Lawman’s Surrender. They’ll be coming out in digital format from Samhain Publishing in early 2012. In addition, I’m currently working on a contemporary paranormal trilogy for Tor Books. Featured heroes: a lone wolf, a tormented brooder and a warrior.
As you can see, I can’t make up my mind about my favorite type of hero. So what’s your favorite and why do you love him? Those who comment will be entered in a drawing for one person to win the first two books of The Brides of Nevarton Chase series!
***Debra's winner is Lolarific!! Lola, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address so Debra can get the prize in the mail to you. :) Thanks everyone else who commented!***
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