I'm very excited to have an interview with Máire Claremont today! I'm a big fan of Máire's books, and The Twelve Days of Seduction is a great novella.
The Twelve Days of Seduction
Author: Máire Claremont
Publisher: Entangled, Flaunt
Release Date: 30 December 2013
Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward's governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.
Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she's grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest.
But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?
Hi Máire, welcome to Rookie Romance!
Share 4 fun facts about yourself!
I wanted to be Johanna Lindsay when I grew up
I've lived in Ireland, Scotland, and England
I grew up doing competitive Irish Dance. . . Yep. Just like Riverdance
When I was little I would watch ANY movie that had a poofy skirt on the cover.
I loved The Twelve Days of Seduction, but if it was made into a movie who would you cast as Alexander and Adriana?
Thank you!! Hmmmm. I would cast a young Antonio Banderas (We'll pretend he's English) as Alexander and Jennifer Lawrence in all her blond saucy glory as Adriana.
What would you say makes Adriana the ideal match for Alexander?
When her proper governess mask is taken away, she's his perfect match. She has no fear and is absolutely willing to go toe to toe with a duke. He admires her strength and actually grows to love her BECAUSE of her determination and past. He needs to be challenged to be happy.
What drew you to writing romances in a historical setting?
Without a doubt, Johanna Lindsay. I was a teen and I found her books. I devoured them and decided I wanted to write historical romance novels. My tastes have changed but she really was what instigated my love for the genre.
What’s your favourite way to just relax and unwind, any hobbies?
For me, nothing beats a hot bath and a book. I can literally stay in a bath tub for hours, escaping into the world of another author. I adore movies, horses, and dancing. But my great love is travel.
Can you share a little bit about what you’re working on at the moment?
Sure!!! My next full length release is The Dark Affair. This book is all angst, a dark hero, snarky humor, and overcoming huge odds in the name of love. Powers is without a doubt my very favorite hero. He's in a quite a bad place when we meet him, poor man. And his heroine, Maggie, isn't about to cut him any slack, no matter how gorgeous or seductive he may be. It releases March 4th.
Thanks for visiting!
Thank you so much for having me!
About the Author
2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own… until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.
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