Character Interview & Contest: Chasity Bowlin

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:

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?


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33 thoughts on “Character Interview & Contest: Chasity Bowlin

    • Chasity says:

      I do have plans of turning the book into a series. There are two supporting characters within the book that will be getting their own stories soon.

      Chasity Bowlin

  1. Barbara Elness says:

    I liked Rhys’ comment: “I’m a Duke. I don’t have to be nice.” He sounds like a fun character and I can’t wait to see how Emme handles him.

  2. Jeanne Miro says:

    Hi Chasity!

    Congratulation on the release of your debut novel The Haunting of a Duke! I had to go over to Amazon (thanks for the link) to read a little bit of Rye and Michael’s story, The Redemption of a Rogue, is coming soon story it was wonderful. I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.

    I was excited to learn that the next book in the series, Michael’s story, The Redemption of a Rogue, is coming soon since the match Emme tried making with him and Larissa didn’t work out. I love to read books where the secondary characters get their own stories because otherwise I feel like I never find out “the rest of the story”!

    Good luck and I’m looking forward to seeing The Haunting of a Duke top the charts! As soon as I read the first chapter I was totally fell in love with it! I “liked” it and was glad to see that so many other readers had already realized how much fun it’s going to be to read and “liked” it as well!

  3. Ashley A says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book and Rhys sounds divine! So Rhys, duke’s don’t have to be nice? Don’t you WANT to be nice? (Don’t worry I like you anyway!)

  4. erinf1 says:

    thanks for the awesome interview and congrats to Chastity on her new release! I’m loving the sound of it… HR with a supernatural twist! I’m definitely going to have to add it to my want list 🙂

  5. Karen H in NC says:

    I love historical romances with a touch of mystery. Is this your first book? How many books do you have planned for this series. I’m putting this one on my BTB list as we speak!

    • Chasity says:

      This is my first historical novel. I have two related works planned (one mostly completed thus far), and then there are a few ideas rolling around in my head. Hopefully this will only be the first of many!

  6. Linda says:

    Congrats on the release of your debut book. Love a brooding hero, & a handsome one at that. Such a pity the cover doesn’t show his face (drats)

  7. June M. says:

    This does sound like a good book. I have read and enjoyed many books where the hero had been accused of murdering a previous wife (or another person) but I can’t think of any where the heroine had the ability to talk to spirits also. I am very interested in finding out if the heroine’s sister has special abilities since she was mentioned also. Thanks so much for the great interview & giveaway.

  8. Cathy V. says:

    Fun interview! This sounds like a great book. It’s on my TBR 🙂
    Thanks for the intro. to this book and the giveaway.

  9. Mary Preston says:

    People still count the months from the wedding to the birth.

    I’d hope that a Duke would be a little ‘nice’ at least.

    I loved this thank you.

    • Chasity says:

      I was writing, literally, from the time I could hold a pen and spell actual words. I used to entertain my friends on the school playground at recess with ghost stories.

  10. Loved the character interview. Chasity I was wondering what kind of writing ritual do you have? Like do you listen to a playlist while you write or do you have a favorite room you write it? Also, was writing your first choice of a career or did you want to do something else before you discovered what an awesome writer you are?

    • Chasity says:

      Hmm. I don’t have a ritual, actually. I’ll experiment when I’m not writing well. In other words, if it’s not flowing, I’ll build a playlist for inspiration. Often, when I’m struggling, I’ll stop writing on the laptop and grab a pen and a fresh notebook. Sometimes, that helps. Otherwise, I’m almost constantly living inside my head. I practice dialogue in the car while I’m driving. So yes. I look completely insane. As for my original choice of careers, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I had a thing for Indiana Jones! Still do, come to think of it!

  11. Sheryl N says:

    I love supernatural and paranormal books. You had me at facing danger from both sides of the grave. I have put this on my wish list and can’t wait to read this. I love that the heroine will be able to contact spirits, I love a good ghost story. Enjoyed meeting Rhys as well.

  12. Michelle Tucker says:

    Ohh, Rhys sounds SOOO yummy. I’d love to read what sounds like a great series:) He’s got that perfect Duke attitude. LOVE it.
    Michelle Tucker

  13. denise d says:

    I absolutely Loved this book and can’t wait for more. Bring them on. Do you have anything else in the works?

  14. Chasity says:

    Congratulations Karen! Your kindle edition of the Haunting of the Duke and your gift card has been sent via email! Happy reading!

    Chasity Bowlin

    P.S. Thanks to everyone for participating! It was so much fun to “hang out” with Rhys again.

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