Today I welcome the lovely Lady Kate Fairchild and Max, Duke of Lyle.
Their story is told in Christine Wells’ latest release THE DANGEROUS DUKE…at least that is what I have heard 😉 …read the interview below to find out more.
Jennifer: Thank you, Your Grace and Lady Kate for joining me today. So, how are you? What have you been up to lately?
Kate: Well, Miss Jennifer, I’m glad you asked! I’ve been incarcerated by the author of that scurrilous work of “fiction” THE DANGEROUS DUKE and forced—forced, I tell you—to write a diary of my so-called adventures for everyone to see: http://dangerousdiary.blogspot.com
Lyle: And I’ve been forced to edit it as well as making public appearances like this one. Doesn’t anyone understand a spy needs anonymity to survive?
Kate: But you’re not a spy anymore. ARE you, Lyle?
Lyle: Ahem. Well…
Kate: *smiling sweetly at Jennifer* He’s left all of that behind.
Jennifer: *smiles back and watches Lyle squirm a bit* So how do you feel about your story being published in the book, The Dangerous Duke?
Lyle: We can neither confirm nor deny that the story is about us.
Kate: Story? What story?
Jennifer: Um, well, I guess by that question and the look on her face that Kate hasn’t read it yet, have you?
Kate: My, you are persistent! No, I haven’t read THE DANGEROUS DUKE, although Lyle persists in reading the naughty bits to me aloud. I certainly don’t recall anything of THAT nature going on! All I can say is I think this Mrs. Wells has a very lurid imagination.
Jennifer: Hmm…well she seemed innocent enough when I met her a while back. So, how did you two meet?
Lyle: That’s classified, I’m afraid.
Kate: It was at a ball, dear. Nothing classified about it. Though I must say, when I first saw Lyle he was dangling a man by the ankles over the edge of a balcony. The thought never crossed my mind that I’d end up…caring for him.
Jennifer: Oh wow. That’s an interesting first meeting.*eyes Lyle carefully* From what I understand, and you can correct me if I am wrong, your relationship had a bit of a rocky start. How are things going now?
Lyle: Rocky? It was out-and-out war. Now…Let’s call it an uneasy truce.
Jennifer: That’s good, I guess. So, Your Grace, let’s pretend the book is about you *winks at Lyle*, are you really “dangerous” as the book’s title implies?
Lyle: Not at all. I’m a perfectly mild-mannered fellow.
Kate: —Who just happens to go around dangling men over balconies by the ankles…
Lyle: I pulled him back up, didn’t I?
Jennifer: I guess that’s all that matters, huh? *laughs, but stops when she notices Lyle’s scowl* Hmm…Lady Kate, if you had to describe yourself in three words, what words would you use?
Kate: Ah. Witty, graceful, tasteful and daring.
Lyle: —And incapable of following the simplest instructions…
Jennifer: *quickly interrupts* What about you, Your Grace, how would you describe yourself?
Lyle: Perfectly mild-mannered.
Jennifer: Lady Kate, what is your favorite thing about Max, Duke of Lyle?
Kate: Besides the obvious? I think it’s his ruthlessness, if I must be honest. It was the danger in him that first attracted me. And if he loves someone, he’ll stop at nothing to protect them. A quality that can be taken to extremes…
Jennifer: Aww…And what about you, Your Grace, what do you like best about Lady Kate?
Lyle: Besides the obvious? She has amazing warmth and charm. I love it when she winds me around her finger. Don’t tell HER I said that, though. She’s dangerous enough already.
Jennifer: I think she heard you. So what do you two like to do for fun?
Together: Besides the obvious?
Jennifer: I walked right into that one, huh? Yes, besides the obvious.
Lyle: I like reading. In fact, I’m reading a most excellent book…
Jennifer: Really, what book is that?
Lyle: It’s about this Dangerous Duke…A devil of a fellow by what I gather.
Jennifer: Hmm…sounds very familiar *winks at Lyle* Well, I know you both are very busy, but I want to thank you for chatting with me. I cannot wait to finally read your story and get to know you even better.
Kate: It’s been a pleasure, my dear. Although I do urge you not to believe a WORD that Mrs. Wells writes. Shocking, that’s what it is…
Lyle: Can I go now?
Jennifer: Yes, but before you go, is there anything either of you would like to tell or ask my blog readers?
Kate: Mrs. Wells asked me to say that there are excerpts of THE DANGEROUS DUKE on her website: http://www.christine-wells.com and that she always loves to hear from readers, so please contact her if you’d like to chat!
Jennifer: Tell Mrs. Wells that I appreciate her letting you come and chat with me. Thanks Kate and Lyle! *watches them leave…and bicker with each other as they do so”
Wasn’t that a fun interview? They seem like such a fascinating pair.
I can hardly wait to read their story.
Christine Wells has donated two signed copies of THE DANGEROUS DUKE to two lucky commenters today so feel free to ask questions. Kate, Lyle, and Christine all mentioned that they might stop by throughout the day so it should be fun!
I’ll randomly select the winners from those that comment and announce them tomorrow, Sept. 6, here on the blog.