Meet George Upperton from Ashlyn Macnamara’s A Most Devilish Rogue and Giveaway!


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*


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About the book:

Years ago, when Isabelle Mears was still a young miss too infatuated to know better, she surrendered her innocence to a dishonorable man. Though ruined and cast out from society, she has worked hard to shelter her illegitimate son, Jack. Having sworn off men in her quiet but dignified life, Isabelle is unprepared for the deep longing that rips through her when a handsome stranger rescues her rambunctious six-year-old from the pounding ocean surf.

George Upperton is a man in trouble with debts, women, and a meddling family. He is, by all accounts, the last gentleman on earth Isabelle should be drawn to. But loneliness is a hard mistress, and caution gives way to desire . . . even though Isabelle is convinced that happiness can’t be found in the arms of such a devilish rogue. Only when Jack is kidnapped does Isabelle discover the true depth of George’s devotion—and how far a good man will go to fight for the woman whose love is all that matters.

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.

22 thoughts on “Meet George Upperton from Ashlyn Macnamara’s A Most Devilish Rogue and Giveaway!

  • August 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Honestly, this is probably the best character interview I’ve ever read! You brought Upperton alive here. And oh, I just love that cover. Thanks for a great post.

  • August 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love this character interview! I’ve been waiting for this book’s release and it’s just 6 days away! Thanks for the giveaway

  • August 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Thankn you, Kathleen and Sandy. I hope you enjoy the book! Not much longer to wait now.

  • August 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Nice interview

  • August 21, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    It was lovely to meet George Upperton and learn more about this most devilish rogue. 😀

  • August 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Congrats to Ashlyn on the new release! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • August 22, 2013 at 12:42 am

    This sounds like such a wonderful read! AND, I LOVE the f/c!

  • August 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Thanks for stopping by, bn100, Barbara, Erin and Betty. I have to say, I love the cover, too.

  • August 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Character interviews are always a great favorite of mine, and I loved this one.

    I really enjoyed your other book “A Most Scandalous Proposal”, Ashlyn, and would love to win a copy of “A Most Devilish Rogue”. I love the cover too, and I recognize Paul Marron’s bottom. 😉

  • August 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I haven’t read anything by this author yet but will add this book to my TBR stack.
    Thanks 🙂

  • August 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Diane! You recognize that model??? I’ve been trying to find out who that was for the past 7 months! Thank you! Now I know who to stalk at RT!

  • August 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    George sounds like my kind of hero.

  • August 23, 2013 at 7:48 am

    George Upperton is delicious!! LOVE the cover.

  • August 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I like the way this blogger did the interview in first person from George’s POV. And it’s not surprising that Isabelle understood George’s true nature real well. Most women usually know the men in their lives better than the men think they do. 🙂 I like what this story is about…sounds fun!

  • August 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Can’t wait to read this one! Love finding new books to add to my TBR list. Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!! Loving the cover! Sexy!!!!

  • August 25, 2013 at 5:32 am

    The cover is definitely an eye catcher. I want to read all about the man that b*** belongs to! 🙂

  • August 25, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Can’t wait to read this book. Look interesting.

  • August 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    cant wait.. great cover!!

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:27 am

    George sounds like a fun hero.

  • September 1, 2013 at 3:50 am

    I love the cover! Can’t wait to read this! Congrats on the release, Ashlyn!!

  • September 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

    George sounds like a great hero, I can’t wait to meet him!

  • September 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Congrats on the new release! I haven’t read anything by Ashlyn as yet but A Most Devilish Rogue sounds like a great HR that I would love to read. I enjoyed the interview and can’t wait to read George and Isabella’ story.

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