- by Charlotte Hubbard
Okay, here’s your chance to make your fantasies come true! I’m conjuring the plot/characters for my next erotic novel, SEXUAL HEAT, and I’m willing to give away books to those who help me out here! I figure you readers, writers and reviewers are just the ones to answer a few potent, pertinent questions I haven’t yet resolved in my head, before I submit my synopsis to my editor.
Here’s the deal: the story is set in Victorian London, 1899, and it involves a set of identical twins, Jason and Jude Darington. Hero Jason is older by minutes, so will inherit his father’s title—except Jason was involved in an accident/prank at the bachelor party on the eve of his wedding, so has been presumed dead for almost seven years. Our heroine, Maria Palladino, has always believed Jason is alive…but brother Jude has initiated court proceedings to claim the title, now that their father has died, as well.
I need to know….
(Answer ONE question per comment, please!)
1. What happened to Jason, that he disappeared/was considered dead, the night before he was to marry Maria? And what has he really been doing before he shows up in London again, very much alive!?
2. How was Jude involved in the incident with his twin brother? What story did he tell his horrified family and Maria? How will he react when Jason reappears?
3. Maria, of Italian descent, leads a double life: she is known only as Miss Crimson, London’s notorious gossip columnist, and has managed to keep her real identity a secret even from Jason’s family. Would you give her a different first name (Palladino connects to the previous book)? She has been allowed to live in one of the Darington town homes, a gesture of sympathy from Jason’s parents. She spends evenings at social events, gathering gossip for her columns. How does she spend her days?
4. What sexual situations would you like to see in this story?