Wednesday, March 15, 2017
WELCOME CALLIE HUTTON!
Welcome Callie Hutton!
In my new book, For the Love of the Viscount, my hero and heroine pretend to be courting to avoid her father betrothing her to another man. When I first outlined the story, I had her father as a strict, mean, domineering man. But, when I began to write the book, he came across as loving, funny, and in some ways quirky. I love quirky characters in my books.
Consequently, Lord Pomeroy will now have his own story as the final book in my new series, The Noble Hearts. His book will be For the Love of the Lady. But, there are two other books besides For the Love of the Viscount before his.
As I said, I love quirky characters, and I’ve written several of them. In The Duke’s Quandary, my heroine, Penelope, is a sweet, socially inept botanist—a very rare occupation for a woman in the Regency era. Many readers have told me of all my characters in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series, she is their favorite.
In The Baron’s Betrayal, the hero is blind, which does not make him quirky, but his valet brought quite a bit of humor to the story. He was the quirky one in that tale. His well-timed, spot-on remarks kept his blind master from succumbing to melancholy.
I’ve written a Highlander Laird, a genius, a lawyer, a pharmacist, a high school principal in the early 1900s, Civil War soldier brothers, and a modern female bounty hunter transported to the late 1800s.
But mostly I try to inject humor into my stories because humor is what keeps us balanced and helps to get through difficult days.
Now for my drawing. I will draw the name of one commenter to receive either one of my ebooks, or one of my audio books (The Elusive Wife, the Duke’s Quandary, A Run for Love, A Prescription for Love, A Chance to Love again, and A Wife by Christmas).
The question is, does one character from a book stand out for you? Someone who either made you laugh on a difficult day, or inspired you, or made a change in your life? I will draw the winner Thursday evening. IHis His
A pretend courtship can only if work if you don’t fall in love . . .
Bluestocking Lady Elise Smith is a very content spinster. She holds intellectual gatherings and attends poetry readings, mind-improving lectures, and art shows. She runs her father’s household with quiet and determine efficiency, which is why she is absolutely stunned when Papa informs his three daughters that until Lady Elise is happily settled with—gasp—a husband, he will not consider offers for his two younger daughters.
Lord Simon St. George has happily watched one friend after another become leg-shackled, taking pride in the fact that his title is secured by a brother and nephew, so there is no reason to seek a wife for himself. When he sees a woman previously unknown to him at a ball, who seems to be hiding from the rest of the attendees, he is intrigued enough to introduce himself.
Simon sees a lovely, intelligent woman to pass the time with, Elise sees a man who can help her thwart her father by pretending they are courting. But even the best plans can go awry . . . .
Callie Hutton, the USA Today bestselling author of The Elusive Wife writes both Regency and western historical romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.”
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Callie Hutton has written over twenty-five books, both western historical and Regency. See a complete list of her books: www.calliehutton.com