Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HAPPY HUMP DAY WITH LINDSAY DOWNS!

It's Hump Day and halfway through my guest blogger for the week. Today, Lindsay is bringing us another character interview. Debbi from Spy Catcher, the heroine, brings insight into her character.

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Today we’re lucky enough to have Debbi Overstreet, the heroine in Spy Catcher, a regency romantic suspense, releasing in July 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing.
LINDSAY: Is your love interest the way you pictured him or her? Or would you have preferred someone with a different hair color.

DEBBI: As you’ll see in the excerpt below I had an idea what he might look like. Trust me I wasn’t surprised when we finally came face to face.

LINDSAY: Do you have siblings? Are you close to them?

DEBBI: Not that I knew of at first but when a Bow Street runner showed up at the Duke of Carlisle’s estate soon I realized I might have a brother.

LINDSAY: Any hobbies we might be interested in knowing about?

DEBBI: I love to fish and am very skilled at it. Even though some might consider it work to me it’s a hobby in looking after the ducal gardens.

LINDSAY: Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?

DEBBI: Being born into servitude I didn’t know any better and was very happy. When I found out who my mother is my life…Sorry I’m not giving you the answer otherwise I’d spoil the book for you.

LINDSAY: Would you like to be taller, blonder, thinner or smarter than you have been portrayed?

DEBBI: I never gave it much thought and since Gerrard loves me for me then I’m happy with the way Lindsay drew me.

LINDSAY: Are you planning to make an appearance in a sequel? If not are you unhappy about that?

DEBBI: I’m hoping to if I can, along with my brother who can have him arrested if he doesn’t, convince Lindsay to write the story about my brother. From the two of us talking I learned he had a very hard life which would make a great book.

LINDSAY: Now for a personal question. Is there enough  sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?

DEBBI: I may have started life as a servant but I do have certain moral values. The most I let Gerrard do is the occasional chaste kiss.

LINDSAY: Is you’re hero/heroine a good kisser?

DEBBI: Being a lady I’m sorry but I’m not at liberty to share those intimate moments. I can tell you he, I think you people in the 21st century say, “He rocks my boat.”

LINDSAY: Are you happy with the setting? Did you want a bigger house or car?

DEBBI: Oh, you should see the manor house I’ll be living in when we marry. What’s a car?

LINDSAY: Did your author listen to you when you tried to redirect her/him?

DEBBI: Since I’m an expert with not only a spoiler alert or spoiler alert he know to listen to me when I directing him.

LINDSAY: Were you happy with your wardrobe?

DEBBI: Considering I started out wearing plain grey dresses and ending being dressing in some of the finest gowns money could buy, I’m very happy.

Excerpt from Spy Catcher.
NOTE: This hasn’t been edited so forgive any mistakes you find.
As promised here we have Debbi woolgathering about the hero she hasn’t met yet.

“I’ll certainly have to be on the alert then.” So Aleece couldn’t see the quizzical expression on her face, Debbi turned her head and gazed out the window.

I wonder what he looks like. Tall, short. No, tall with black hair and eyes that can melt a woman’s heart with a smoldering glance. Broad shoulders like Mr. Thomas but from helping to work the land, not swinging a sword. Not that I object—both in their own way are dashing, dangerous and courageous.

“Debbi, stop daydreaming about this rogue.”

It took a second before the words reached far enough into her mind before she turned back.

“I wasn’t thinking about him,” she replied, not realizing she was worrying her lace handkerchief.

“Oh yes, you were and you can’t deny it. You have a tendency to twisting something with your hands when you woolgather.”

“I’m sorry, m’ lady. It’s just I’ve never seen a rakehell before, leastwise not that I know of. I was wondering what he looked like so I’d know how dangerous to me he is.”

And here her dream becomes reality as she gets a brief glimpse-

Without warning a shiver coursed down her spine, which unfortunately brought Aleece’s attention.

“Are you all right? It’s just like walking through any door. Take a deep breath,” she whispered.

“I don’t think it’s that, Lady Aleece. I fear I feel eyes on me, and I don’t know if it’s good or what,” she replied in a hushed tone.
Stepping back from the small group Debbi peered around, letting her gaze carry up to a window overlooking the forecourt. There she spied the reason for the unnerved feeling. The most dashingly handsome man she’d ever seen in her life. Even more, the sight of his appearance before he hid was exactly as she’d thought.

Tall, taller than she with pitch black hair and broad shoulders. Lips deadly to a woman’s heart in the way he smiled down at her. Before he ducked behind a curtain she noticed he was dressed in a Bath superfine coat with a crisp white shirt and his cravat tied in the latest style.

Great job Lindsay! Can't wait to see this one out for the world to see!

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Until tomorrow my naughty pets,
 GRAY
 

1 comment:

  1. This was a fun and at the same time difficult interview.

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