A brilliant artist, Crispin Hawke disdains the Beau Monde so thoroughly, he thinks it'll be fun to help a Bostonian heiress bag a titled husband.
When he starts to wish he were the object of her affection, the fun and games are only beginning. www.emilybryan.com
I’m proceeding a little differently with my current WIP STROKE OF GENIUS (due out summer 2010). For one thing, this is the first time I’ve had an actual picture of my hero instead of just the one in my head. I’d imagined Crispin Hawke, my ‘tortured artist’ hero, as darkly handsome. Imagine my surprise when I actually walked past him at the Romantic Times Convention in Orlando! Well, not him in person, but there he was in this fabulous portrait at the Fortin & Sanders booth.
Another thing that’s different about STROKE OF GENIUS is that I’m flying without a net. Usually I sell a book on a “partial,” which means my editor has seen the first 3 chapters and a very detailed synopsis. I sold STROKE OF GENIUS on the title and a two sentence blurb.
A brilliant artist, Crispin Hawke disdains the Beau Monde of London so thoroughly, he thinks it'll be fun to help a Bostonian heiress bag a titled husband.
When he starts to wish he were the object of her affection, the game is just beginning.
So I don’t have a roadmap for this book, just a very general idea of where I’m heading. I’m “pantsing” it—writing by the seat of my pants—for a change.
And lastly, I’m giving my readers a chance to take part in how this story grows. I’m running a Name a Character Contest to decide what to call our hero Crispin’s friend and manservant.
Please help me by visiting my website and sending in your suggestion for this important character’s name! The winner will receive signed copies of my entire backlist PLUS a special “thank you” on the acknowledgment page of STROKE OF GENIUS!
Sorry everyone, Emily's Stroke of Genius/Name a Character Contest widget that was supposed to be on this post is MIA so the button above is courtesy of Bobbie from Book Reviews By Bobbie
Thanks Emily, all the best with Stroke of Genius!
I have had an absolute ball hosting this week and I hope you've had just as much fun learning more about historical romance author Emily Bryan. I cannot thank Emily enough for her generosity in time & spirit and a huge thank you also to our readers; your comments, questions & excitement have made Emily feel welcome 'down under' and contributed to an AWESOME week!
Don't forget Emily was first published under her real name Diana Groe. I am only a few chapters in to Silk Dreams (Diana's 3rd novel) but you can visit my blog The Eclectic Reader to see a review in the next week or two.
All good things must come to an end, and today concludes Emily Bryan Week. Au revoir Emily, we hope you've enjoyed your cyber holiday in Australia and we look forward to your up-coming releases.
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