Let’s meet Christian du Plessis from Heiresses in Love Trilogy, a historical romance by Marie Lavender. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Heiresses in Love Trilogy by Marie Lavender
Genre: Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
An unforgettable, sweeping saga of romance, passion and history rooted in tales of maritime suspense…
Three heiresses…three novels like no other.
Upon Your Return
Fara risks her heart every time she’s with him, but she cannot deny him.
Upon Your Honor
Chloe never imagined that the man she deceived would be the one man she can’t stop loving.
Upon Your Love
Adrienne must decide whether to succumb to desire or fight for love.
…Will these remarkable women at last find what they’ve always wanted, or lose more than they can bear?
Questions for Christian du Plessis
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Profession: Gentleman, Investor, Duelist
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I am tall, muscular with black hair and black eyes. I am also tanned from working in the sunlight without a shirt.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I came from a prominent family in New Orleans, but I left the comfort of home as soon as possible, just before my majority. I am an independent man of sorts, and I made a name for myself on my own.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I am not married as of yet, but there is a woman in town, Adrienne Bellamont Hill, who has caught my eye. Like myself, she is stubborn and chooses to do things herself. She also has some pursuits that most women don’t do. I would not mind at all getting to know her better.
If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What is your birth order?
If by that you mean am I a first-born son, no, that honor goes to my brother, Luc. But there are only two of us. We might’ve had another sister or brother, but my Maman died in childbirth when I was ten.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My favorite was a toy soldier. I often entertained that I was that soldier, going into battle honorably.
Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.
My favorite food is fried crab cakes. Seafood is plentiful around the coast.
Tell us about your best friend.
My closest friend is Pierce Laroque. He is a gentleman and successful scholar, and I would lay down my life for him. We met in school when we were children.
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I have already visited many great cities in the states, but I would like to travel abroad, perhaps to France, where my parents originated before they came here. The other place I would enjoy visiting is Scotland. I’ve heard the folks are quite welcoming there.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
My childhood home, the Arnould estate. I will never return. I do not stand to inherit a penny from my father, as Luc will have all of it, and I want nothing from the man in any case. We share too dark of a past to mention here.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
Oh, I have a mind to set up an appointment with the man chasing my friend Pierce. He will pay for going after my chosen brother.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Besides my family? I have made very few enemies. I get along with most people.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
Time travel? That is quite a fantastical thought. I’ve never heard of it before. But if you refer to visiting a time period in the past, I have always favored Roman tales.
Questions for Marie Lavender
What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
I think the biggest challenge was when all the characters wanted their say at the same time, and I had to stop and listen to them to identify what the final book in the series was about.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
Christian is one of my favorite characters from the book; he and Adrienne are perfect for each other. I had a blast learning about them both during the writing process!
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
There are many reasons he is wary of love, but you have to read the book to find out.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
No, there are three books in the series, and they wrap everything up just right.
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
Maybe horror. I’ve started writing a story in that genre, but I haven’t finished it.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I have green eyes.
Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Reading the boxed set of this book series will really give you a taste of my writing style. But I also write fantasy and paranormal romance, science fiction tales and even contemporary romance and romantic suspense stories.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
What are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this unique Victorian maritime romance saga. You’ll find nothing like it out there!
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Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, Upon Your Return, and 22 other books. Upon Your Love and The Missing Piece placed in the top 10 on the 2017 P and E Readers’ Poll. Directions of the Heart was nominated for the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK’s Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 TOP 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. Directions of the Heart placed in the TOP 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe. Second Chance Heart and A Little Magick placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P and E Readers’ Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for Upon Your Return. Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 23 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
Amazon Author Page: http://Author.to/MarieLavender