Monday, February 6, 2012

An Interview With The Characters From The Treasure Hunter's Lady



Hi everyone!


Today we're going to do things a little differently. Are you excited? You should be, because we have Texas cowboy Abel Courte and British amateur archeaologist Romy Farrington. They're here to talk about the upcoming release of the novel they've been through hell and back in--The Treasure Hunter's Lady. Often funny, frequently romantic, and obviously heroic, here they are:


AM: Hi, guys. I'm so happy to have you today, even though I really kicked you sometimes and even stacked the odds against both of you. I just want you to know that I feel sort of bad about it. Especially you, Romy, because it must be difficult to be a woman in a man's world in 1884.


RF: Not at all. Of course, you did write the story so that Abel ended up saving me more than once, which was a little humiliating, but I get a few good scenes where it's clear who the champion is.


AC: In my defense, darlin', I thought you were a lady. I should've known you'd be the lady with the gun tucked under her skirt.


RF: I was referring to the other scene. You know, the one near the end.


AC: Oh.


AM: So what was your favorite part of the adventure?


AC: {wiggles eyebrows suggestively} My favorite--


RF: {interrupts with a glare} Flying. It was definitely the excitement of knowing that we hovered in the air with nothing between us and the ground but that rickety airship. {smiles sweetly} Wouldn't you agree, Abel?


AC: {mutters} Never. Again.


AM: After undertaking a cross-country journey to search for an artifact rumored to be legend, has your opinion about mystical objects changed?


RF: Well, it's true that we did discover something unusual in the Dakota Territory, it's difficult to sift fact from fiction sometimes. I don't think any of us, with you, the author, as the exception, could predict whether a magical stone would be stuck in a giant serpent's head or whether it was a story put in place to frighten would-be fortune hunters.


AC: What Romy's tryin' to say is: we're gonna be a lot more careful about what we pick up from now on.


AM: But if you had to do it all over again, would you?


AC: {looks at Romy with a smile} There were some parts that couldn't be missed.


RF: Agreed, although I have to admit I was frightened at some points. Have I mentioned the serpent was very angry--that it didn't have anything nice to say? Or should I bring up the waterfall and almost drowning? How about being abducted by natives? Twice, as though I didn't see enough in the Amazon?


AC: Romy, darlin', don't give the whole plot away. You promised.


RF: Oh, all right. I suppose she gave us a happily-ever-after.


AM: Suppose? Anyway, I said I felt bad about it. I think I ended the book on a very nice note--


RF: But you also said 'sometimes'. Sometimes you feel bad.


AC: Ladies. Romy could fight with a doorknob. In fact, she did fight with a doorknob, but I thought we were talking about adventures and romance, not all the times you almost killed us.


AM: Your opinion is subjective. Mostly because neither of you are real.


AC: But we're still good-looking, right?


AM: Right. Well, as the audience and potential readers can see from this interview, we have two very feisty characters, an airship, an angry serpent, a waterfall and some testy natives. That suggests adventure and one fast-paced romantic read. Anything you'd like to add?


RF: We're not as impossible as Allison makes us seem. We're lovely people, really.


AC: I think you might be diggin' your own grave there, darlin'.


RF: Then you say something helpful, cowboy.


AC: And ruin this pretty little conversation? Nah.




The Treasure Hunter's Lady
Romy Farrington has the perfect life—a world-famous archaeologist father and an upcoming marriage to a wealthy businessman. But to Romy, her new life among the elitists is like a punishment.

For years, she traveled the world at her father's side, exploring new lands and uncovering ancient secrets. It was everything she ever wanted, until a near-fatal encounter with hostile natives forced her and her father into a life of retirement in Boston and an undesired advance into proper society.

Everything changes again when she's saved from an accident by a brash Texan in a back alley. Abel Courte may act like a care-free cowboy, but he's harboring a secret—he's searching for the Diamond of Uktena, a legendary jewel that can cure any disease known to man. He needs information Romy's father has in order to get to the jewel. When he traces the origin of the Diamond to Dakota Territory, he sets off to claim the treasure, only to find the archaeologist's fiery redheaded daughter stuck to him like a bug in sap.

In a race against time, Romy and Abel must learn to trust each other as they undertake a cross-country journey that will expose them to lands uncharted by white men, a deadly battle against the fearsome creature in possession of the Diamond and a fight to return to civilization where they might make the greatest discovery of all—love. 


The Treasure Hunter's Lady coming to Amazon, Nook Books, and in any format on Smashwords on February 10, 2012.

2 comments:

  1. Super job! Loved and still do love these characters. This book goes on my keeper shelf. Romy and Abel are a special couple, ones to remember.

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