Romance By Catherine: Meet Lucien St Clare from Shelley Munro's latest release.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Meet Lucien St Clare from Shelley Munro's latest release.

Shelley has graciously added me on her latest blog tour for her debut Carina Press release, The Spurned Viscountess. For those of you who don't know Shelley, be prepared to be wowed by her talented pen. Mega-Multi-Published in everything from mainstream romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance, paranormal erotic romance and even M/M romance... Shelley will have something in her back list that will entertain any romance reader.

Today she is introducing us to her hero, Lucien. And can we give a quick AMEN to this stunning cover or what?

Name: Lucien St Clare

Title: Viscount Hastings

Age: mid-twenties

Appearance: Tall, over six foot. Long dark black hair. Mahogany brown eyes. Tanned skin since he spends a lot of time outdoors. His face is scarred, the puckered scar running from his left eye to his jaw.

Hangouts: He currently lives at Castle St. Clare in East Sussex, England. Prior to this, he lived in Italy, near Naples on the Bacci estate with his wife, Francesca.

Reason for the move: Fragments of his forgotten memory have started to return to him, memories that place him in England. He can’t remember much about St. Clare at all. Yep, he has nasty amnesia.

Reason for staying: Someone from the area murdered his wife and their unborn child. He’s desperate for revenge.

Big problem: The Earl of St. Clare expects him to go through with an arranged marriage to Rosalind, a small English mouse of a woman.

In Lucien’s words.

“Everyone tells me my name is George, that I’m the long lost heir, Viscount Hastings. I could leave and return to the Bacci estates in Italy, but I burn for revenge. Those bastards who murdered my wife and unborn child must pay for their crimes. Someone called Hawk ordered her murder. It seems a coincidence there’s a Hawk operating the smuggling ring—too much of a happenstance in my opinion. I’m investigating, looking for clues, but meantime I have to deal with my new wife. She’s small, blond and reminds me of a mouse. I tried to put her off the idea of marriage to me, but she was set on the marriage.

She’s not very good at following orders and I’m forever running across her in places I told her not to visit. Trouble is her middle name. She’s stubborn, frustrating, irritating and she’s getting under my skin. I find myself thinking about her at the oddest moments…”

The Spurned Viscountess Blurb:

She must marry him.

Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind’s only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn’t expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.

He wants nothing to do with her.

Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry, not when he’s plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.
Dark secrets will bind them.

Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close, and tempted into passionate kisses, Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife…

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Emma Lai said...

Love the cover! I'm hooked from just the blurb and tantalizing glimpse at the characters. Definitely adding to the TBR. Way to go Shelley! Thanks for the post, Catherine!

Catherine Bybee said...

He does sound yummy, huh? Thanks for stopping by, Emma.

sjwilling said...

Shelley definately writes stuff that make you want to come back for more :)


Catherine Bybee said...

I'm sure this one will be the same, SJ.

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks so much, Emma. I shouted really loudly when I first saw this cover. I think it's just beautiful and couldn't be happier.

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks, SJ. that's such a lovely thing to say.

Shelley Munro said...

Catherine - Lucien is a great hero, but I'm a little biased. :)

Sherry Gloag said...

Great cover and a great hero, I enjoyed the read. Best wishes with your book

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks, Sherry :)

Judy said...

Really enjoyed the post. Great cover. Another fantastic read.

Catherine Bybee said...

Hey Sherry - If you've never read Shelley's books you gotta try 'em. She's wonderful!

Judy: Thanks for stopping by!

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks, Judy. And thanks, Catherine :)