Quintette of Questions: Viveka Portman
The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton. It wasn’t hard to chose a title: all my stories are diaries or confessions of a particular character so the titles evolve naturally.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?
I think Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian/Dorian Grey) would make a lovely Lord Stanton. He’d have to smile more though, because Lord Stanton is quick to laugh.
3. What five words best describe your story?
Is four OK? Different, Sexy, Regency, Diary.
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?
I absolutely adore Mr Theophilus Mirkwood and Martha Russell in A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant. It is currently my favourite book. They are the most unlikely of couples but the author simply makes it work – and has recreated the regency norms beautifully. I highly recommend it!
5. What song always makes you cry?
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. It’s beautiful, and perpetually on my muse-music list.
Viveka Portman has bachelor degree in anthropology and uses it to weave historical fact into fiction and create lively, realistic and thrilling tales, sure to titillate and engage the most discerning reader. Considered an upstanding member of society, Viveka does not make a habit of eavesdropping, gossiping or making vulgar displays of impropriety — except, that is, in writing.
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The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton is due for release 1st December 2013 – but is up for pre-order at:
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