Welcome to RWA/NYC’s Heroine Blog Tour.
This week, we are interviewing Heroines from New York’s Leading Romance Authors. Some are candid, some are funny, all are wonderful. We know you’ll fall in love with each and every one of them.
(Psst--watch for their Hero’s interview next month!)
Q: First impressions count so what are you wearing? What do you look like?
Don’t I know it! Having risen from a life of poverty to one of great wealth, I appreciate a pretty ensemble better than most. Today I’m in an apricot-colored gossamer satin gown, along with a pelisse made from of white lace. I’m told I look rather like a young Keri Russell – long, curly chestnut hair, pale skin and amber eyes.
Q: Are you a girly girl or a tomboy?
I’m a girly girl at heart, but I can fight and protect myself from danger if need be. New York City in the early 1800s isn’t the safest place for a young woman.
Q: Tell us your story.
Having climbed into society out of dire poverty using my intelligence and wit, I’ve recently discovered that my marriage to a wealthy wine merchant was not valid. Not only that, he’s throwing me aside by sending me off to the West Indies. You can imagine my reaction. But I’ve got plans to escape from his clutches and nothing will stop me.
Q: Describe the Hero of your story.
Benjamin Thomas is strong and mysterious and holds a secret I’m dying to figure out. His voice, which is rich and deep, brings me to my knees. That is, when I’m not trying to outwit or run away from him. My husband has insisted Mr. Thomas keep an eye on me while he’s away on business, but I think his job is becoming more difficult as we grow intimate. He’s not sure if I’m toying with him or in love with him. I’m not sure either, to tell you the truth.
Q: Tell us about your author.
Julia Tagan lives with her husband and goldendoodle in New York City. A journalist by training, she enjoys weaving actual events and notorious individuals into her historical romances. Her favorite activities include walking her dog in Central Park, scouring farmers’ markets for the perfect tomato, and traveling to foreign cities in search of inspiration.