Author Interview: Rose Gordon

Hi Readers, I am excited to have Rose Gordon on the blog today. I have read many of her historical romances, and they are some of my favorites.

RRG: What made you decide to write historical romance?
RG: You know the old saying, “Write what you know”? This is what I knew. It was what I’d read the most of and I have an unhealthy obsession with history. I think it’d be wonderful to live back then and wear those fancy dresses and have someone else do all the housework. However, I’d certainly miss modern plumbing…

RRG: Is there a genre you’d like to try but haven’t yet?
RG: No. When I take it in my mind to write a story in a different genre, I usually do it because even if the genre doesn’t appeal to anyone else, I’ll never be able to say I tried and failed if I don’t try in the first place.

RRG: What does your family think of your writing?
RG: They love it! I must confess that in the past I had a history of starting things and not seeing them through. So when I started writing a book, everyone, and I do mean everyone, was skeptical but when I actually finished the first book, then the second and third, faith built. Now that I’m 15 books in and showing no signs of stopping, I think they all love it. But not as much as me.

RRG: Who is your favorite duo you’ve written?
RG: AAAAAhhhhh, such a hard question. Honestly, I don’t have any favorites. Books and the  characters within them are like my children. I cannot pick a favorite. Usually, though, I always think and say my favorite is the couple that I’m currently working on. Sorry, that’s not very helpful, but that’s the truth. It’s hard to pick a favorite.

RRG: What do you like to read?
RG: Just about any type of romance except one genre that I fear I cannot name without making your entire readership groan in one accord. When not reading fiction, I LOVE to read research books. I swear that for every novel I own, I have two (or three) reference books. Sometimes I’ll just sit down and read an entire trivia book cover to cover. Yeah, I’m a nerd like that.

RRG: Who are some of your favorite heroes and heroines in romance novels?
RG: I don’t think I can fairly answer this. Last year, I only read about 15 novels, most of which were a few years old so I don’t think I can give an answer that is even relevant. But, I can tell you what personalities I like. I love beta (and gamma) heroes. I want a guy who is nice and caring and genuinely loves the heroine. I want that to show. I don’t like guys who brood or are mean to the heroine. Nor do I care for the guys in historicals who have mistresses. For my heroines, they need to be sassy and have a backbone. Ladies who abandon their morals and good sense as soon as the hero saunters into the room drive me nuts.

19508224RRG: Can you tell us about your new series? (I just finished Secrets of a Viscount and I enjoyed it. I really connected with Giles. I am really looking forward to his book.)
RG: The series name on this one is Gentlemen of Honor, and the heroes, I believe, are just that: gentlemen of honor. Some have a past, some have issues and some just don’t have a clue; but they’re all honorable and want to do the right thing, even if they aren’t always sure what the right thing is.

As an aside, two of these books will include heroines we’ve met very briefly in my earlier books. Lucy Whitaker, the heroine in Desires of a Baron, is from Liberty from Paul as the woman Paul once proposed to but she declined in favor of his brother. Henrietta Hughes, the heroine in Passions of a Gentleman, is the sister of Juliet, the heroine from Her Secondhand Groom.

 

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Quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” –Les Brown
Season: Spring, before the weather gets unbearable.
Candy: York Peppermint Patties
Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Pair of Shoes: My running shoes–not that I wear them for that, because I don’t. Well, not unless something is chasing me, but otherwise I wear them all the time for just about every occasion except going to church.

Thanks so much for having me on today! I had a wonderful time with your interview.

Thanks Rose for taking the time do the interview. Readers, you can purchase Ms. Gordon’s book on Amazon and B&N.

Reach out to Rose Gordon via her website, Facebook and Twitter.

-Romance Reader Girl

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Review: Secrets of a Viscount (Gentlemen of Honor #1) by Rose Gordon

Official Blurb: One summer night, Sebastian Gentry, Lord Belgrave hauled the wrong young lady to Gretna Green. When her identity is exposed, the only obvious solution is to get an annulment. Only, just like his elopement plans, things didn’t go as planned and while she has reason to believe they are no longer married, he knows better. Wanting to make things right for her, he offers to help her find a husband—what neither counts on is it just might be the one she’s still secretly married to.

19508224My Thoughts: Look at the cover-Gorgeous! 🙂  Isabelle (Belle) is a second daughter with no prospects so when her neighbor, Sebastian (Lord Belgrave) sneaks into her room asking is she ready to leave. She doesn’t think twice and sneaks out the window into the night to marry the handsome young man she has always liked. So what if he thinks it’s her older sister, Rachel sneaking off to elope. When Sebastian realizes the woman he married is not Rachel, but her annoying younger sister, Belle, he isn’t exactly happy and begins the process to have the marriage annulled. After a bad accident Bell is left alone with a tarnished reputation. Five years has past, and Sebastian has been abroad and Belle has been a lady’s companion looking for a husband. Oh, yeah, you read the correctly she is looking for a husband because she thinks she is not married. But when Sebastian shows up after five years and offers his help to find her husband she may find that the husband she wants is the one in front of her. Oh, yes, you read that correctly he comes back to find her a husband. I’ve read quite a few books from Ms. Gordan, and one thing I find she excels in is having a great cast of characters in her stories. I always find them as intriguing as the hero and heroine. She does not disappoint. Giles and Simon are wonderful secondary characters and are great scene stealers. I hope they have their own stories. Welcome back to Regency, Ms. Gordon! I look forward to more books in this series.

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-Romance Reader Girl