I’m Jade and I’ve been graciously invited to talk to you about my first book, The Viscount’s Counterfeit Wife, a regency historical that was digitally self-published in late July and has just recently become available in print. I’m going to let one of my characters, Foster, do the talking for a bit before I come back to tell you about myself. He likes to run things!
Let me introduce myself, I’m Foster, officially I’m butler and general factotum to Miss Talia Lawton, clandestine artist and newly arrived visitor to London but, unofficially, I’m a shoulder-to-cry-on, her partner-in-crime and the closest thing to a father she has. Or, as Miss Tally calls me, her “Guardian Angel”, though I look more like a weathered garden gnome than any angel you could imagine.
I won’t even bother you with the tale of how we had to break into the house we’ve rented ‘cuz the key wouldn’t fit. Our second mishap concerns Monsieur Moreau, Missy’s mentor — he’s vanished! And every time we set foot outside, another misfortune occurs, narrowly missing killing Miss Tally. Mere “accidents”, she thinks but, as I told her, no one is that unlucky.
And then last night a man climbed in her bedroom window! What brass! But Missy ain’t no wilting flower. Heh, heh… She shot him with her pistol. You should ‘av seen all the blood! Unfortunately, she only winged the blasted man on the shoulder. Thing is, he must have heard the trigger and dived to avoid the bullet and hit his head on a solid oak dresser. Knocked his senses clear out of his head… or so he says. I was all for throwing him out in the street, but Miss Tally wouldn’t hear of it. Soft heart, she has. Hope it doesn’t turn out she’s being soft-headed too.
So there he is in the guest bedroom, lying comfy as a Lord, being waited on mostly by Missy. She doesn’t want me climbing the stairs so much. I got arturitis and my legs pain me something awful. See what a kind heart she has!
I confess, my biggest worry now is when things become too quiet up there in that bedroom! I sure hope I can convince her to leave dirty, dangerous London and go back home soon... before she no longer can.
|J. JADE JORDAN|
Now back to me, Jade, although I can’t claim to be as interesting as Foster and Missy! I’m a freelance writer and member of the Romance Writer’s Association of America. I came late to the reading, loving and writing of historical regency novels. Now, that’s all I can think of writing!
The first book in my upcoming series, The Brotherhood of Spares, debuts later this year and is tentatively called Luke’s Book: The Misplaced Lady. You will meet a few of the Spares in The Viscount’s Counterfeit Wife, brothers and friends of Reed, the hero, though the book isn’t directly part of the series.
Enough about me. It’s time to pass the baton over to you. Should you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them and, if you would like to come visit me or buy my book, you can find my website at: http://www.jjadejordan.com/ .
WIN MY BOOK! I’ll be giving away a print or digital version of THE VISCOUNT’S COUNTERFEIT WIFE (your choice) to ONE lucky commentor. To win, please leave your e-mail address and comment.
***I’ll announce the winner on my website.***