Please welcome Callie Hutton to the virtual offices today! Callie’s here to discuss her new release, The Elusive Wife, and after, she has an awesome giveaway for you to enter!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Callie Hutton] Funny, easy going, love to write and read romance. Disciplined writer, and an energetic workaholic.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Elusive Wife?
[Callie Hutton] Jason Cavendish, Earl of Coventry, is trying to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. However, he doesn’t remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding, and hasn’t seen her since.
The fascinating Lady Olivia has captured the Earl’s attention. Newly arrived from the country to stay with her school friend for the Season, she is appalled to discover that her husband, Lord Coventry, doesn’t even recognize her. She’s not about to tell the arrogant arse that she is his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night, and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day.
Will Coventry discover that the woman he wishes is pursue is actually his elusive wife? And if he does, will Olivia welcome him with open arms?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Callie Hutton] I was sitting in church one Sunday, and the family in front of us had several children. One of the little girls kept crawling around the pew, and her mother called to her “Olivia, come sit by me.” For some reason that name struck me as a wonderful name for a Regency character. I immediately took my checkbook out of my purse and wrote the entire outline for The Elusive Wife while Pastor Dave spoke.
My heroines are usually ‘different’ from their time period, and Olivia is no exception. I don’t go too far with uniqueness because they did have to live successfully in their time, but just enough to cause trouble for the hero. My hero in The Elusive Wife, the Earl of Coventry, is an arrogant alpha male who is used to getting his way – especially with the ladies. But, in this case, not so. Olivia gives him a run for his money.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Olivia?
[Callie Hutton] Poised, beautiful, talented
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jason had a theme song, what would it be?
[Callie Hutton] My Way by Frank Sinatra
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Olivia is never without.
[Callie Hutton] Her sharp wit
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jason’s bedroom?
[Callie Hutton] Olivia, ::grin:: disheveled clothing, and any remnants from the night before (his valet is very thorough)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Olivia’s greatest regret?
[Callie Hutton] That she agreed to honor her father’s request to marry the Earl of Coventry.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Callie Hutton] People. I love to watch them and listen to them. You learn so much about your world from other people, which inspires stories for me.
Music. I can hear a song on the radio and a story will come to mind.
Books. I’ll read something and think, wow, if it was different in this way, then it would be another great story.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Callie Hutton] My laptop, a cup of coffee, and the internet to surf when I’m stuck
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Callie Hutton] Although it was quite a while ago, A Knight in Shining Armor has always been my favorite.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Callie Hutton] Fun With Dick and Jane. ::grin::
I was turned onto reading from the time I learned how. My mother used to take my books off me and make me go outside to play.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Callie Hutton] I love the Downton Abbey series and hate that it’s only a few short months a year. Other than DA and a couple of news programs, I don’t watch TV. I love to read, and go through over 250 books a year.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Callie Hutton] My Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Callie-Hutton/206166449404454
My website: www.calliehutton.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006O2IF2I
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
We have a special giveaway today! The Earl will gift a family heirloom charm bracelet of pearl and sterling silver to the individual who assists with the locations of The Elusive Wife.
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About the book:
Callie has been making up stories since elementary school, and writing gave her a way to turn off the voices in her head. After having a number of articles and interviews published in newspapers and magazines, she took on what she’d always dreamed of. Writing that book. She currently has a number of both historical and contemporary romance books published.
She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and adult children who move in and out with alarming regularity. Add three rescue dogs and the household is complete—and full. She enjoys hearing from her readers, and would love to have you visit her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.