Today we welcome Chasity Bowlin to Romancing the Book as she interviews one of her characters for us. If you’d like to learn more about Chasity and her debut, The Haunting of a Duke, please visit her website: http://www.chasitybowlin.com.
CB: Rhys, I’m so glad you could come back and visit with me again. (Fanning myself a bit, since he’s THAT good looking)
Rhys: I’m very glad, as well.
CB: I feel very blessed to have been able to tell the story of how you and Emme came about, but there are a few things that people still want to know:
Rhys: (Looking a bit nonplussed) There always are. But, I promised Emme I would play nicely, so ask away.
CB: You struggled initially in coming to terms with Emme’s gift. How are you coping with it now?
Rhys: (At this point he shrugged his very broad shoulders and I had to wipe a bit of drool from my chin) Emme’s gift is a part of her. It isn’t the gift that is problematic for me as much as the danger it presents for her. I find myself preoccupied with her welfare these days.
CB: As would any expectant father. Congratulations, by the way.
Rhys: (Smiling broadly and far too charmingly for my state of mind) Yes, we’re very excited about that. I would like to point out to all of those nasty gossips that Emme and I have now been married for nine months and our child has not yet made an appearance.
CB: Naturally. But back to Emme’s gift. It was a bit rocky, initially, for you all. You didn’t believe in spirits at that time. Now, you’re a total convert. That’s a bit of a turn around, don’t you think?
Rhys: (Nodding thoughtfully) It is a turnaround, but there are some things that one simply cannot deny. A changing mind is an open one, and I do pride myself on being open minded.
CB: (I raised my eyebrow at this. I simply couldn’t help it.) Openminded?
Rhys: Well, relatively speaking. Incidentally, I should mention that Michael has found himself married to a delightful young woman.
CB: That was a bit of artistry, your grace. I’ve never seen a subject changed so skillfully. But since that’s such an interesting topic, I’ll let it slide. Tell me EVERYTHING!
Rhys: (with a wink) Oh, no. Gossip is beneath my dignity. Suffice to say she’s lovely, he’s happy, and if you want to know more, you’ll have to let them tell the story.
CB: So, Emme’s attempts at making a match between Michael and her younger sister, Larissa, were unsuccessful?
Rhys: I don’t think unsuccessful is the right word. Larissa and Michael would call the fact that they evaded her attempts a success, I think. Larissa has her eye on someone else, I think. No, I will not divulge who.
CB: That isn’t very nice.
Rhys: I’m a duke. I don’t have to be nice.
For more about Rhys, his high handed ways, and his spiritually gifted wife, Emme, take a peak at The Haunting of a Duke! Michael’s story, The Redemption of a Rogue, is coming soon!
Facing danger from both sides of the grave, will two souls merge to find a love that conquers all?
Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke.
Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector.
Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?