Monday, September 22, 2014

Get Lost in Another Time, Another Place: Must Love Breeches

How far would you travel for love?

A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, but before she understands the card case’s significance a thief steals it. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her time-traveling origins a secret, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes.

To Lord Montagu nothing makes more sense than keeping his distance from the strange but lovely Colonial. However, when his scheme for revenge reaches a stalemate, he convinces Isabelle to masquerade as his fiancée. What he did not bargain on is being drawn to her intellectually as well as physically.

Lord Montagu’s now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and her common sense. Isabelle thought all she wanted was to return home, but as passion flares between them, she must decide when her true home—as well as her heart—lies.

She's finally met the man of her dreams. There's only one problem: he lives in a different century.

"A fresh, charming new voice" – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare

Angela Quarles is a geek girl romance writer whose works includes Must Love Breeches, a time travel romance, and Beer & Groping in Las Vegas, a geek romantic comedy in novelette form. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies with a minor in German from Emory University, and a Masters in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University. She currently resides in a historic house in the beautiful and quirky town of Mobile, AL.

Jillian: How often to you get lost in a story?
Angela: Not as often as I’d like. Or maybe it’s a good thing? LOL. Because when I get lost, I get LOST. I sneak lines at a red light, I read when I wake up, instead of doing writing work and then have to rush to get ready for the day job, basically I become obsessed with that book, and the series. The last series to do that to me was Moning’s Fever series, and before that it was Ward’s BDB series (I was a latecomer to that one, so we’re only talking a year or so ago this happened). I love it when this happens to me, but it doesn’t happen all the time. My regular getting lost feeling is when I’m reading a good book at dinner and linger past closing time at the restaurant, but when I get past that part, or the call of nature finally gets me, I’m pulled out and the book doesn’t have its claws in me, urging me to continue at the next available moment, like the obsession-type lost feeling, if that makes sense.

Jillian: What’s the first book you remember reading?
Angela: Oh wow, I really don’t remember! I think Clip Clop? It’s the first one I remember being so proud that I could read on my own and that I read over and over again. I had a pony around that time, and of course called him Clip Clop after the book’s horse.

Jillian: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Angela: As a kid, I remember really loving Marvin the Martian for some reason, and I’m not sure why. I liked to go around and imitate his voice, but that can’t be the only reason. Maybe it was his determination and earnestness, coupled with his odd innocence, while he set about trying to blow up earth?

Jillian: What was the first story you remember writing?
Angela: I have a vague recollection of writing some adventure with an animal, but it’s all really vague. The only one I remember with any clarity was in grade school when I wrote about a kid during the American Revolution in Boston and I looooved doing the research and getting all the historical details in the story. It won a local DAR contest, I remember.

Jillian: Be honest, when reading 1st you miss the hero’s POV?
Angela: Oh yes. In fact it’s hard for me to get into a 1st person POV story, especially if it’s also in present tense.

Jillian: Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?
Angela: I’d most like to ask Ada Lovelace (a supporting character in Must Love Breeches), since she was a real person. It would be so fascinating to talk to her, though I’m not sure if I’d have anything intelligent to say to a genius like her.

Jillian: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
Angela: Tea, straight, if it’s an herbal tea, which is what I generally drink. I might indulge with some regular tea if it’s decaffeinated (I can’t drink caffeine) and then I’ll have it with half and half and sugar.

Jillian: Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most?
Angela: Might actually be the time period Must Love Breeches is set in, actually! 1834 was a horrible fashion decade for women. The empire waist gowns of the Austen era had morphed into these tight-laced, buttoned-up dresses that had these ginormous shoulders—they make the shoulder pads we used to wear in the 80s look like mere bumps. These things flared out superwide, as wide as the hoopskirt of the 1860s. Here’s one fashion plate: And the hair! Egads!

Commenters: Angela has a question for you: If you were given a chance to time travel where would you go and why?

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  1. Welcome to GLIAS, Angela. Best of luck with your release.

  2. Welcome to GLIAS, Angela! Love the book blurb a lot. Love the first book too. Hey don't be so hard on us 1st person pov writers! Angi, pointing fingers at you too. lolol

  3. 1800s England to see the fashion

  4. Welcome to GLIAS, Angela. Some of my all time favorite books are written in first person. I recently wrote a novella and a novel in first person and explored some very interesting things that involve my narrative voice which I hope to bring to third person. It's all good!

  5. You know what's funny, is that after turning this in to GLAIS, I not only read a book that had me pulled in and I got lost like I haven't in over a year, but it was written in 1st person POV!

    Thanks for having me on here!