How can she teach manners to the rakish nobleman if he is determined to show her the thrill of scandal instead?
ONE FOR THE ROGUE
The Bachelor Lords of London #3
Released Dec 6th, 2016
The third dazzling romance in USA Today bestselling author Charis Michaels’ Bachelor Lords of London series.
Beauregard “Beau” Cortland has no use for the whims of society and even less for
aristocratic titles. As a younger son, he travels the world in search of adventure with no plans to settle down. Even when the title of Viscount Rainsleigh is suddenly forced upon him, he will not bend to duty or decorum.
Not until an alluring young woman appears on the deck of his houseboat, determined to teach him propriety in all things and tempting him with every forbidden touch Lady Emmaline Crumbley has had a wretched year. Her elderly husband dropped dead without naming her in his will and she’s been relegated to the life of a dowager duchess at the age of 23. She has no wish to instruct a renegade viscount in respectability, but desperate to escape her greedy stepson, Beau’s family makes her an offer she cannot refuse: teach the new lord to behave like a gentleman, and they’ll help her earn the new, self-sufficient life of her dreams. Emmaline agrees, only to discover that instructing the viscount is one thing, but resisting him is quite another. How can she teach manners to the rakish nobleman if he is determined to show her the thrill of scandal instead?
Michaels is thrilled to be making her debut with Avon Impulse. Prior to writing romance, she studied Journalism at Texas A & M and managed PR for a trade association. She has also worked as a tour guide at Disney World, harvested peaches on her family’s farm, and entertained children as the “Story Godmother” at birthday parties. She has lived in Texas, Florida, and London, England. She now makes her home in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
Well, this is sort of a reverse My-Fair-Lady story. The heroine is a young dowager duchess who has been trained since girlhood in manners and decorum. Through a series of hopeless circumstances, she is is charged with giving lessons on how to be “proper” to the roguish hero. He, however, has something else in mind for their instruction. The story revolves around the reluctant relationship that develops and their journey to love.
Name three things on your desk right now.
My Mrs. Daryl Dixon coffee mug, naturally. An old Dollywood brochure (I got ‘the call’ at Dollywood!). The lid to a stationary set that says, “Write a little happiness into the world.” The stationary is long gone, but I keep the lid because I love the design/message so much.
What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
Another wonderful question! I adore talking books! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Eligible by Curtis Suttenfeld The Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber Hot in Hellcat Canyon by Julie Ann Long
What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
Well, to be honest, my favorite thing to do when I truly have nothing else to do is go to a discount retailer such as Marshall’s or TJMaxx and simply browse all of the cheap things I did not know I needed until I dug for them at the bottom of the clearance rack.
A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
Bad boy transformed by the love of a good woman. In Regency England. At Christmas. And it’s funny. [grinning face emoji!]
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Dialogue-heavy scenes when the hero and heroine are in love but at least one of them is fighting it!
In the opening of the book, the hero lives on a dilapidated “narrowboat” on a canal in London. I lived in London for a time, just across Regents Park from Camden Lock. Camden was not yet a lock or a canal in 1813, but I was inspired by it and researched until I discovered Paddington Lock had just been formed. And that is where I docked the hero’s boat.
Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
Oh, I’ll eventually be back for dear Miss Breedlowe, I promise!
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Oh yes – I’m happy to share that I just signed a contract with Avon-Impulse for my next series: The Brides of Belgravia! This is a trilogy featuring two young men from the Bachelor Lords of London, Jon Stoker, and Joseph Chance–all grown up. (The London neighborhood of Belgravia was developed in 1831). I’m writing Book 1 now, and it’s so much fun. The expected release date is October 2017. Thank you for asking!