Please welcome roguish George Upperton to the virtual offices this morning. George even brought along two copies of A Most Devilish Rogue to giveaway
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[George Upperton] I can do it in one word: trouble. Or at least, I seem to land in it a lot.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of George Upperton?
[George Upperton] Before or after my marriage? Either way, I might shock you if your sensibilities are at all delicate. Let’s just say both involve rising from bed as late as possible, but perhaps for different reasons.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Isabelle?
[George Upperton] Strong—despite her delicate appearance, the woman is made of steel.
Proud—her reduced circumstances when I first met her aside, she hasn’t lost an ounce of her breeding.
Worthy—a damned sight more worthy than most of so-called polite society.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?
[George Upperton] The deuced woman knows me too well. Erm, I mean… *runs a finger under his very high-pointed collar* This is embarrassing to admit, but she knows, at the heart, I’m not really that much of a rogue. Should she decide to tell anyone, my reputation would be in shreds. I can’t put a thing past her; she’s far too clever for her own good.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[George Upperton] That’s a difficult question, because if I changed something, I might never have met Isabelle. I suppose I might have paid more attention to the marriageable misses when I was younger and possibly saved Isabelle from a harsh fate. But then she might not have paid me a whit of attention. See what I mean?
There’s also the matter of a certain grasping courtesan, shall we say, named Lucy, but the less said about her, the better.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[George Upperton] I always keep my best weapons on my person: my sharp wits and a wicked left hook.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t rescuing young children from drowning or rescuing them from kidnappers?
[George Upperton] The usual gentlemanly pursuits. I like my drink strong, my wagers daring, and my women willing. Since my marriage, I’ve naturally had to cut the number of women down to one, but I’m not finding that much of a sacrifice. And if anyone tells you I’m secretly a music-lover, they’re a bald-faced liar. *nods emphatically*
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[George Upperton] In five words? Not this time. This is strictly off the record, but I’d like to right a few of the world’s wrongs in my own quiet way. Not that I’d dream of going into politics and doing anything public, but I do what I can. I intend to set Isabelle’s son Jack on the road to a better life for one thing.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[George Upperton] My pleasure. *bows, possibly offering a rather delicious view to anyone fortunate enough to be standing behind him*
About the book:
About the author:
Ashlyn Macnamara writes Regency romances with a dash of wit and a hint of wicked. She considers this writing gig her midlife crisis, but figures it’s less risky than rock climbing or skydiving. When not writing, she looks for other excuses to neglect the housework, among them knitting, reading and wasting time on the internet in the guise of doing research. Despite her insistence on looking toward the past, she can be found on her website, Facebook, and Twitter. She also likes to play at being a Duchess from time to time.