Quintette of Questions: Elise Clarke
Answering five questions for me today is:
1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title?
My Lady Original. It’s in a series but luckily the editor picked it for me.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?
Ooh: Santiago Cabrera for Jack (see him as Aramis) and someone like Isabella Bird, the Victorian explorer, for Hermione – she had to be slightly batty to manage what she did, very talented and with a mind of her own. I love the anime book of her.
3. What five words best describe your story?
Prince Charming fights fairy tales.
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?
Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester; she’s so much stronger/worthier than he is, and he loves her for it. He’s made some terrible mistakes in life but he gives her the chance to have a better life of her own, and he always has her back. You can really see them loving each other forever.
5. What song should be the theme of your book?
Super Trouper by Abba – completely the wrong period but a brilliant, upbeat song about someone who seems to have everything (Jack) but needs someone slightly mad (Hermione) to bounce in so he’ll be “shining like the sun”. It’s also pretty much guaranteed that Hermione would “be changing everything”!
About My Lady Original
Jack, Lord Darenth is London’s favourite paragon, staggeringly handsome, always fashionable, and unshakeably single. But when The Conqueror, a smash–hit novel casts him as a thinly veiled, lovelorn Prince Charming searching for the perfect match, all of society loses their collective heads – and their hearts – and pandemonium breaks all over Jack’s well–ordered life.
Lady Hermione thinks Lord Darenth is handsome enough, when she bothers to think about him at all. For her, he is but the best friend of her own dear friend Sandy, the man she is considering for a husband. But when the sequel to The Conqueror is published featuring her as a drippy Cinderella heroine to Darenth’s hero, she is galvanised into action. Ignoring the book doesn’t work, so it’s best to proceed as if it doesn’t matter. Until life starts imitating art, and suddenly the possibility of a love story in truth becomes all too real…
About Elise Clarke
Elise Clarke is a history fanatic with a weakness for tall, handsome men, humour and the non-traditional. She lives in England with her family.
Follow Elise at www.eliseclarke.com
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