Please help me welcome Vivienne Lorret to the blog today. She’s talking about the process for putting together a series and sharing her latest release The Elusive Lord Everhart. I love the cover and blurb. This sounds like a must read.
Afterward, please check out Vivienne’s wonderful giveaway. The link is the at the end of the post.
Take it away Vivienne…
VIVIENNE ANSWERS THE QUESTION : What is your process for putting a series together?
The initial stage is the most fun part. Anything can happen. Any character can make an appearance. I think of it like discovering money in your coat pocket after it’s been hanging in your closet for months. It’s that feeling of exhilaration, that “Yes!” you say to yourself as you start to imagine all the possibilities. Five dollars?! Cool! I’m treating myself to a grande chai with whip.
Once the stage is set, I ask myself what all these characters have in common. In The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, each of the men is looking for a place to escape the pressures of London, whether it’s family or society driven. From there, discovering their reasons builds the foundation.
For Gabriel in THE ELUSIVE LORD EVERHART, he escapes to the wilds of Lincolnshire to avoid the demands of his father, who wants him to become respectable, to settle down, and to marry. For his own reasons, Gabriel vows never to marry. His friends follow suit, and soon enough they strike a wager, pitting themselves against each other. The last bachelor standing will win. And from there, a series is born.
The Elusive Lord Everhart
The Rakes of Fallow Hall # 1
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing March 24, 2015
Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart will never marry, and thus is sure to win the bachelor’s wager against his friends. Assuming, of course, that his deepest secret—a certain letter containing a marriage proposal made in a moment of passion—doesn’t surface. After all, without Calliope Croft to tempt him, there’s no danger in losing. Or in falling in love.
Calliope wants revenge. Five years ago, an anonymous love letter stole her heart and ultimately broke it. Now, Casanova has struck again, and Calliope vows to unmask the scoundrel, stopping him from breaking any more hearts. Yet, time and again, Gabriel distracts her from her task, until she can no longer deny that something about him calls to her…
Gabriel was a fool to deny the depth of his feelings for Calliope, but the threat that kept him from her five years ago remains. Now, he must choose between two paths: break her heart all over again or finally succumb to loving her…at the risk of losing everything.
Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart, collapsed against the cushions of the sofa and gritted his teeth. The splint around his lower leg was a damnable nuisance. A month had passed since he’d broken the bone above his ankle, and he wasn’t certain which bothered him more—the steady ache from the injury or the constant pinching from the cure.
Damn, he needed another drink.
Reaching forward to massage his leg between the slats of wood, Gabriel answered the challenge his friend had issued a moment ago. “Forget it, Montwood. Only a fool would wager against you. You have a peculiar way of winning when it suits you.” “Aye.” Rafe Danvers nodded, the firelight glancing off his dark, angular features. Lifting a finger away from the glass in his hand, he pointed to the man in question. “I’ve seen you at the tables too many times to gamble with you, as well.” Renowned for his charm, Lucan Montwood ignored their comments and tossed the cork from another bottle into the fire. Lying on the floor in front of the hearth, the lanky gray dog that had made his home here in recent weeks didn’t even flinch. Arching black brows over amber eyes, Montwood considered the label of a rather costly scotch. A slow, appreciative grin followed.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/02/the-elusive-lord-everhart-rakes-of.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22588921-the-elusive-lord-everhart?from_search=true
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/131479-the-rakes-of-fallow-hall
USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order … but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is proud to be an Avon Impulse author of works including: “Tempting Mr. Weatherstone”, The Wallflower Wedding Series, and the Rakes of Fallow Hall series.
*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Giveaway of a Digital bundle including: Winning Miss Wakefield, Daring Miss Danvers, and Finding Miss MacFarland.*