Interview with the leading character: the heroine
Hello Friends, Old and New,
Welcome to the Soul Mate Publishing blog. Under my pen name, Wareeze Woodson, I write historical romance books with a twist of suspense.My books are all available on Amazon: Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman, An Enduring Love, A Lady’s Vanishing Choices, After She Became a Lady, Captured by the Viscount, Bittersweep ismy historical western, and my latest offering is up for pre-sale, The Earl’s Scandalous Wager. As you can guess from the title, this is also a historical romance and contains a twist of suspense.
The interview with the heroine in The Earl’s Scandalous Wager:
Lady Emily Lenbridge entered the parlor with her head held high and her heart tripping the pulse in her throat. She didn’t wish to be interviewed, but Phillip thought it would be best to comply so the magazine would print the slant to the story Lord and Lady Lenbridge wish to promote. She sighed. The Lady’s Journal would survive on printed innuendos and rumors if Emily did not grant the magazine’s request. This was an oh well moment and there was nothing she could do about the situation. Phillip referred to the magazine as the Lady’s Tattler instead of the Lady’s Journal. Emily had to bite back a chuckle when she recalled his remark. The thought left a smile upon her lips.
The butler introduced the magazine columnist as she entered the parlor. “Madam Gainsworth.”
Lady Lenbridge bowed her head toward the interviewer: “Please be seated and let us commence with the interview immediately.”
Madam Gainsworth settled and smiled at Emily. “Indeed.”
Interviewer: “I write articles for the Lady’s Journal as you know. I understand you married Lord Phillip Beckely Benton, the Earl of Lenbridge recently.”
Lady Emily Lenbridge: “Most recently.”
Interviewer: When did you first meet Lord Lenbridge? At Almack’s or some such happening? Perhaps the theater? My readers would certainly relish that information in the hopes of copying your success.”
Lady Lenbridge: “My stepmother usually accompanied me to any entertainment offered. However, this time my stepbrother took me to a party, but I can’t recall the name of the host or the establishment. I was to petrified. The first time I looked across the room and met my husband’s eyes, I nearly swooned. You’ve met him so you understand, goosebumps appear on my arms when I recall that meeting. He is so handsome, strong, with broad shoulders and an athletic build. The ladies all find him fascinating.”
Interviewer: “Rumor has it your marriage didn’t go well at first. Can you explain so our readers may profit from your mistakes.”
Lady Lenbridge: “If coming down the stairs only to witness Miss Annalise Dubey fling herself into my husband’s arm and proceed to kiss him was a mistake, I certainly do not own the guilt of that incident, nor of the rumors flying about. My grand-mother-in-law thinks I should have waited to appear at a more appropriate moment, but I say fustian to that.”
Interviewer: “What did you do”
Lady Lenbridge: “Do? I continued down the stairs as if there was nothing unusual in finding my husband wrapped in another lady’s arms. Lord Lenbridge, as most gentlemen, doesn’t appreciate a lady causing a scene and acting like a fishwife.”
Interviewer: “But weren’t you upset at all?”
Lady Lenbridge: “Certainly, I was not best please. I suppose I somehow communicated my views on the subject with a simple look. Perhaps it was the trembling of my lips, which I couldn’t completely control that caught my husband’s attention. He led me into his study to explain.” She smiled. “And explain he did. I was completely satisfied for the moment.”
Interviewer: “Do you regret your marriage?”
Lady Lenbridge: “Mostly certainly not. We find ourselves deeply committed to one another. You might tell your readers that total commitment is the only way to establish a worthwhile marriage. I am blessed with such a union.”
Interviewer: “Is there any thing else you wish to add to your statement.”
Lady Lenbridge: “There is one other thing. Remember ladies, wealthy or not, a man is a male creature. Learn to deal with his nature and you can handle most any situation. It is a man’s world but a good woman supporting her man in his endeavors can accomplish much.”
Emily had managed to avoid the question of her first meeting with Phillip. She shuddered when she considered the fact Phillip won her with the final roll of the dice. If that story ever appeared in print, the scandal would never die. She only hoped she gave the old busybody enough to satisfy her craving for gossip. Settling back in her chair, she waited for Phillip to put in an appearance.
Thank you for taking time to read my interview with one of the characters in my latest book due for release May 5, 2021. It is currently up for pre-sale.
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