Today I’m interviewing guest author and friend Juli D. Revezzo about her new release Watchmaker’s Heart.
- Tell us a little bit about your new release, Juli.
Watchmaker’s Heart is about a young woman, in late 19th century Britain who fancies herself an inventor. She is proud of her invention, but her family would rather she keep it secret, (I mean, a diffuser for Aphrodisiacs just isn’t something a young woman should spend her time on. It’s unseemly!:). So, it’s about her drive to create and be successful bashing heads with her need to please her family. Which also ties in with the hero, who also wants to be respectable, but his former life keeps creeping up on him.
- I am a fanatic about my character names. Are the character names special in any way?
As funny as it may sound, the hero’s name, Mortimer, was inspired by Mortimer Mouse (the one that is Minnie Mouse’s uncle). 🙂 I don’t know why but his name just popped into my head when I was first writing the book.
Phoebe’s name came from mythology. The name has been used for both a hamadryad, an Amazon, and is one of the names of the moon goddess Selene, so I couldn’t pass that up. 🙂
3. What was your process for writing this book? Is this different or the same as other books you’ve written?
I think it’s pretty much the same, although I did a ton of research for it, to make sure I got it as right as possible.
4. Do you have plans for a sequel to this book?
Perhaps. I haven’t decided yet, but I have an inkling that might involve the heroine’s friend. Or maybe the heroine’s brother.
- Who was the first romance author and book you read?
Unless you count the Arthurian Legends and Tristan and things like that, I guess you could say it was Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts
6. Who has been the greatest influence on your writing?
A lot of people, really. As far as authors go, I’d say the Brontes, Virginia Woolf, and Thackery as well as more modern authors like Michael Moorcock (a fantasy author), Anne McCaffrey, Joanne Rock, Debra Glass, Nathalie Gray, Paula Quinn, and many others.
7. If you could have one wish granted just for you (not world peace, LOL), what would you wish for?
I think it would be neat to have the ability to time travel, or have immortality *Yes, I know what some people worry about the death of loved ones but man, to be able to live to see what’s going to be created in the next 100 or 1000 years? I just think that would be cool.
8. What is the most exciting/daredevil thing you’ve ever done?
Flying! I avoided getting on a plane until just the last couple years. Yes, I’ve always been a chicken about it. Still am, if truth be told.
Now, Lightning Round:
9. What is your favorite amusement park ride?
I like merry-go-rounds and bumper cars.
10. Tea or coffee?
11. French manicure or color (and if color, what color)?
Color! And what color? Purple. Any shade, but I’m preferable to the darker shades.
12. Beach or mountains?
Ooh, hard choice. I do like both.
13. Chocolate or vanilla?
You know? Actually, if we’re talking about, say ice cream? I grew up loving Neapolitan ice cream—vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream? Mix them together and it’s very tasty.
14. Boxers, briefs or commando?
15. Blond, brunette or redhead? (preferred men’s hair color)
16. Would you rather skydive or scuba dive?
Scuba dive. My father used to be a scuba instructor.
17. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii, Vegas or London?
London, of course. 🙂
18. What’s the one thing you would never do?
Jump out of an airplane. (eep!)
London, 1898: For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons. London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention. Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?
The book is available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Watchmakers-Heart-Juli-D-Revezzo-ebook/dp/B01CF0HOZG
Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic legend, and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, New Adult romance Changeling’s Crown, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour
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