Heather C: For those who follow The Blogger Girls, they may have recognized that I’m pretty much the only one that reads and reviews historical romances. Any thoughts on how to convince readers that historicals are just as good as contemporaries? (For the record, you totally converted me with your Brook Street series)
Ava: I think historicals are more fun than contemporaries because the reader gets to be transported to another time and place. It’s different than what people experience in everyday life. There were also no mobile phones, no TV, no cars. You couldn’t just call someone. If you liked someone, you had to spend time with him in person to get to know him better. As a result, historicals have just always felt more romantic to me.
Heather C: If I remember correctly, all of your books have a Regency setting. Any plans to explore other time periods?
Ava: Perhaps. I have an idea for a contemporary that has been nagging at me. We’ll see, though, if it ever gets written. Usually, if I get a contemporary idea, it quickly morphs into a historical. My muse must prefer historicals. But this idea hasn’t morphed yet. So maybe someday I’ll try my hand at a contemporary.
Heather C: From Afar is your one and only paranormal, any plans to continue that story into series? Or create other paranormal worlds?
Ava: At this time, I don’t plan to continue From Afar into a series. I have ideas for additional stories set in that world, but I also have a long list of other story ideas. Invariably, when it has come time to decide on a next book to write, there’s been another story screaming louder at me to write it.
Heather C: What kinds of research do you do when getting ready to start a new project?
Ava: It depends on the story. Sometimes I need to do research ahead of time in order to nail down plot points. Other times, I’ll do research as I write the story.
Heather C: What new things can we expect to see from you in 2015?
Ava: Viscount’s Wager, the 3rd book in the Gambling on Love series, will be available in August, 2015. And later this year, I’m collaborating with Cooper Davis on a duology. My contribution will be a novella featuring Sam from Brook Street: Thief, and Cooper will be contributing a story set in her Noble Pleasures world.
Heather C: Now I’m going to make you play favorites! Out of all the books you’ve written, please tell us your…Favorite Series?
Ava: The Brook Street series. I adore all the guys in that series and how they each found love. And I particularly liked how most of the guys were friends and hung out together. I have an idea for a dinner party epilogue short story for them, and one of these days, I’ll get around to writing it.
Heather C: …Favorite Book?
Ava: This one varies with time. It was All In with the Duke for a while (because Max and Tristan – love their relationship), but lately, I’ve been super in love with Viscount’s Wager. I’m almost almost done writing the book, and I’m just loving how it has come together.
Heather C: …Favorite Character?
Ava: Leopold Thornton from Convincing Arthur and Convincing Leopold. He comes across as this gorgeous, unrepentant rakehell seeped in vice. Yet inside, he’s desperately in love with Arthur and terribly insecure. And he’s so drama. He was fun to write.
Heather C: …Favorite Sex Scene?
Ava: Oliver and Vincent’s first sex scene in Bound by Deception. I love the dynamics of the scene. Oliver’s excitement to finally be with the guy he’s loved for years coupled with the need to hide who he is and the surprise at finding out Vincent’s into some kinky play. Vincent starts off all ‘I’m in control’ alpha, but by the end of the scene, he’s showing signs of turning into a softie for Oliver.
Heather C: One final question, just for fun. If you were thrown back into a historical time period, what is the one modern amenity you would have to take with you and why?
Ava: Modern plumbing. It’s not an easy thing to take with you, but since we’re talking hypothetical, in my hypothetical world, I could wave my magic wand and bring modern plumbing with me when I travel back in time. Granted, by the late Regency, valves that could mix hot and cold water had been patented and were beginning to be put in use. Still, it wasn’t the same as the convenience of a full modern plumbing system. And since I’m bringing plumbing with me, I’d throw together a bag of my favorite shampoo, conditioner, and yummy smelling soaps and lotions. What would be the fun of having a big jetted tub in 1820 if you couldn’t slather on yummy smelling lotion when you got out?
About His Client
On every visit to Madame Delacroix’s brothel, Nathaniel Travers requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he has become a trusted confidant. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate longs for a committed relationship with his childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.
Unrequited love hurts, but it hurts even more when the object of affection is in love with another. Jasper Reed has been working at Delacroix’s for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Leaving would mean leaving Nate and the hope someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.
Edmonton’s impending marriage looms before them, causing Jasper to take another look at his stubborn heart. Yet Jasper’s a bastard whore, and Nate’s the nephew of a viscount. Surely there can’t be any hope for them…
Note: This is a previously published work. This second edition has been edited with minor changes. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
About Ava March
Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers. Visit her website at www.AvaMarch.com to find out more about her books or to sign-up for her newsletter.
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