Please welcome Maire Claremont to the virtual offices! Maire also has a story in Entangled Publishing’s Christmas anthology All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke. She is here to chat about her story, The Twelve Days of Seduction.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Maire Claremont] I am a total gypsy soul! I love to travel about and constantly see new things and new people. I’m a book and movie aholic and I’m never happier than after a marvelous play.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Twelve Days of Seduction?
[Maire Claremont] The Twelve Days of Seduction is a nod to Jane Eyre and features a heroine’s mother, a lady runs away with her drawing master. The heroine fights her way to a much better life, but has a number of secrets! And when her employer, the duke, finds out there is hell to pay. There’s also a whole lot of pleasure!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Maire Claremont] Delilah Marvelle and I both wanted to write stories featuring a duke and I loved the idea of doing a story up in a isolated castle where the romance is all part of the landscape too. My heroine, Adriana, insisted on being a cheeky young woman who’d been masquerading as the perfect young woman. I loved creating her.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Adriana?
[Maire Claremont] Clever. Resourceful. Loyal
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Alexander had a theme song, what would it be?
[Maire Claremont] Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Adriana won’t leave the house without.
[Maire Claremont] A BOOK!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Alexander’s greatest regret?
[Maire Claremont] Not taking a chance on love when he had the chance. It has haunted him for years.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this story?
[Maire Claremont] I loved exploring Victorian Christmas traditions! And I adored bringing two characters who couldn’t dare to express their desire, even though they had secretly wanted each other for so long.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is your favorite holiday themed book?
[Maire Claremont] With out a doubt, A Christmas Carol by Dickens. I try to read it every year.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Maire Claremont] I LOVE to hear from readers, especially since I’m recently published. Its fun! You can find me at my website, Maireclaremont.com, on twitter @maireclaremont, and Facebook!
I look forward to meeting you all!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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