Character Interview: Nathaniel Colton from Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe’s One Night With a Rake and Giveaway!

Please welcome Nathaniel Colton, the hero of Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe’s One Night with a Rake.  After Nathaniel charms your pants off, be sure to enter to win a copy of Waking Up With a Rake!  Mia has a special giveaway for International readers, too!  Read the interview for details.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Nathaniel] Incorrigible. That says it all.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Nathaniel Colton?

[Nathaniel] Dawn finds me in search of my bed, not that I may not have found someone else’s before that. I rise when I’m rested and head for White’s for a game of poque. Don’t make that tsking noise! It’s not gambling when one consistently wins. My evenings are spent in riotous living. The charm of wearing myself out with mindless hedonism is that it leaves no opportunity for thoughts of Anne’s death to creep in. I despise maudlin people and what could be more maudlin than a man who cannot forget his first love?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Georgette?

[Nathaniel] Anne’s sister… Stubborn… Addictive. That’s four words, but you’ll simply have to forgive me. In truth, a thousand words would not be sufficient to explain the minor miracle that is Lady Georgette.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?

[Nathaniel] It’s her confounded desire to fix everyone. She undoubtedly means well, but there are some things that cannot be mended.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?

[Nathaniel] I would not have trusted the scout’s reports before leading my men into the disastrous battle at Maubeuge, France. If not for that debacle, I would not find myself susceptible to a certain Member of Parliament’s blackmail and wouldn’t be tasked with seducing Georgette. The more I learn of her—her kindness, her vulnerability, her open heart—the more untenable I find my position. When I am with Georgette, I can indulge the fantasy that I might become a different sort of man. But if I am bound to ruin her, I must remain what I am—an unrepentant rake.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

[Nathaniel] My wits. I do not routinely carry a weapon, having seen enough bloodshed to last a lifetime on the Continent. Though that is not to say I cannot acquit myself well if matters turn to violence.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t charming the ladies?

[Nathaniel] When I cannot lay aside the shadows that gather on my soul, I enjoy listening to my sister Caroline play the pianoforte. I’m not musically inclined, but her melodies never fail to sooth me.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.

[Nathaniel] Something other than my present.

I am on the horns of a dilemma. I must ruin Georgette or my family will be engulfed in scandal. Yet the idea of harming that delicate creature offends even my debauched spirit. There is not enough wine, not enough laudanum in the world, to make me easy with my impossible choice.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

[Nathaniel] No, thank you, my dear. You’ve been a charming hostess and I’ve been . . . well, myself. I should try not to let my dark humors get the best of me. You see, my authors assure me it all turns out well in the end.

Oh, one last thing! If you would be so kind, dear reader, as to leave a comment or question for me, you will be entered in a random drawing for Waking Up with a Rake—the story of my friend Rhys Warrington and the young lady he was sent to remove from royal consideration. USA/Canada only. My author Mia Marlowe will also offer winner’s choice of one of her Rock*It Read ebooks. Open Internationally.


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About the book:


For King and Country, Three Notorious Rakes Will Put All Their Seductive Skills to Work.

After All, The Fate of England’s Monarchy is in Their Hands.

Since the death of his fiancée, Nathaniel Colton’s polished boots have rested beneath the beds of countless wayward wives and widows of the ton. He’s careful to leave each lady smiling, and equally careful to guard his heart. So seducing Lady Georgette should pose no problem. But the beautiful reformist is no easy conquest, and Nate’s considerable charm fails to entice Georgette to his bed. To woo her, Nate will have to make her believe he cares about someone besides himself–and no one is more surprised than Nate when he realizes he actually does.


Connie Mason is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels. She was named Storyteller of the Year in 1990 and received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews in 1994. She currently lives in Florida. Mia Marlowe is a highly acclaimed new voice in romance whose debut novel released in Spring 2011 from Kensington. She lives in Boston. Together, they are working on the next book in the Royal Rakes series, Between a Rake and a Hard Place, which will be in stores in January 2014. For more information, please visit .

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19 thoughts on “Character Interview: Nathaniel Colton from Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe’s One Night With a Rake and Giveaway!

  • June 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Congrats ladies on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  • June 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Congrats on the release of the book. He didn’t even need 5 words. Don’t u just love a man of few word? :p

  • June 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

    That was nice

  • June 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

    This book sounds really good. I love the cover.

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Thanks, Erin. We’re really excited about sharing Lord Nate’s story.

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Linda, Nate has many redeeming qualities. An over-abundance of restraint is not one of them.

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Anita, I love the cover too! They really captured Nathaniel’s smoldering good looks!

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I really like Nate. I get the feeling he’s not really a rake deep down inside. I can’t wait for the next book.

  • June 12, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Congratulations on your latest release, Ladies and I loved the interview with Lord Nathaniel ~ Gorgeous man ~ ahh cover! 😉 I am looking forward to reading both rakish tales!!! Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth MacGregor

  • June 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Elizabeth, we strove to create a Regency alpha–a cultured man who hides a solid core of danger beneath a thin veneer of civilization.

  • June 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Ooohhh this one sounds SO GOOD!! Love the story line! The cover is gorgeous! I’m adding this one to my TBR list and I am REALLY looking forward to reading this one!! Thank you so much for another awesome giveaway!!! Crossing my fingers! :))

  • June 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats on the new release. One Night With a Rake sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway. Nathaniel sounds yummy!

  • June 14, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Hello Nathaniel!!!

    This was fabulous thank you.

  • June 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

    is this INT giveaway ?

  • June 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

    No. This is US shipping only

  • June 16, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I enjoyed the interview and look forward to reading the book.

  • June 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My, for a rake, Nathaniel was exceptionally polite and wonderfully charming. His despair did bleed through a bit. It made me want to bake him cookies.

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