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One of my favorite people in the entire world is Jenn LeBlanc. Today we have her on to talk about her FABULOUS book The Rake and the Recluse.
Thank you Heather for hosting the WICKED blog tour! I’m so glad to be here today!
I have a few posts to write between now and March so I asked my faithful readers on Facebook what they wanted to hear from me and they came up with such GREAT suggestions that I made two posts with nothing but reader questions! It was fun, but there was one question I haven’t yet answered because it really deserves a post all to itself. This one:
Pamela: Do you listen to music while writing or shooting?
I do, both. I have a soundtrack for every book. I can tell you a little bit: Whenever Roxleigh is on his horse this song plays:
Roxleigh and Francine’s love song?
Is that a little cliché? It might be. I’ve been listening to this song for decades. Yes literally. Yes I just scared myself. Moving on. How many of you remember the movie that made it famous? Did you know the boom box was actually playing Reggae music because they didn’t have the soundtrack yet? Just a tidbit.
Also John Cusack (LOVE!!) is standing in a park, not anbywhere near anyone’s house. LOL!
The next song was a bit of a maundering song. Whenever Francine was sitting around the “palace” thinking about Rox, wondering about life, trying to find herself? This:
And this… when stuff happens, you know…stuff, no not THAT stuff, BAAAD stuff…it’s all Louis’ Revenge. Such a strong, powerful song. the crescendo, *swoon*
The next song, it gets me. I love U2, let me just put that right out there. SO this duet with Bono and Frank Sinatra is incredible and represents Gideon and his inability to shale these feelings he has for Francine, but it’s from Perry’s point of view because it is so fun and jovial in tone. The first few notes of Bono’s voice in this though… *dies*
Gideon leaves Francine out of fear, of himself, of the future, of these powerful emotions fighting their way out of his soul. But he returns.
And this, when Gideon leaves, when she learns the truth, when the horrible secrets are revealed. Sometimes you just want to cry. Don’t you?
Seriously. There are several love songs in the playlist, this is another.
And when I said I love U2? Yeah, so this one, because Gideon feels like he is saved, but he can’t find up from down and he is constantly being tripped up by the paradox in his life. Gideon is definitely tripping through Francine’s wires. He’s a hot mess. Victorian style.
Of course, he does figure it out, and when he does…hallelujah.
And God only knows what comes next…Strip!!
So I’ll leave you with this, because if you actually watched ALL of those videos you have been here for awhile!
This video is just a bunch of WTFckry. Seriously. The 80s. What was going on there? *shakes head* Adam Ant, you should have kept to the Regency. 😉
Oh have one more! The trailer for TRATR!!
I hope you had fun with this little tour de playlist. There are a few more songs on the list, but these were the really good ones.
A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.
How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn’t know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?
Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.
Where to get the books:
THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE
FREEDOM : Part one brings Francine to the world of the Duke of Roxleigh, clashing worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.
Available now from these ebook retailers:
FOUND : Part two finds Francine in the world of the Duke of Roxleigh. The clashing of worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel continues as Francine finds her footing, discovers secrets about her elusive host, and learns more about herself than she ever thought possible.
Available now from these ebook retailers:
TAKEN : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Three
Part THREE brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined possible, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideon do if he loses her, this time, forever?
RUINATION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Four
Part FOUR is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?
Coming January 31, 2012
SUBMISSION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Five
Perry leaves Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.
Coming February 14, 2012
RETRIBUTION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Six
Perry must find the woman who has managed to capture his heart, then he must find a way to keep her. Someone else is on the hunt, someone from her past who doesn’t appreciate that she still lives and breaths.
Coming February 28, 2012
NOW it’s your turn, ask me anything! Thank you for stopping by, one lucky commenter will win a full copy of the six-part serial novel as it is released. You will ALSO be entered in the grand prize #WICKEDblog tour, which will be given away on March 1, 2012. Do not forget to include your email address in your comment or you can’t be entered into the grand prize drawing.
The Rake and the Recluse