Upon Your Honor
Published on… April 2014
Published as… Historical Romance
A Chat with Chloe
Bella: What is the name of the book where we’ll find you? Can you tell us a little about it?
Chloe: The book is titled Upon Your Honor. It is a tale about a young woman’s journey away from the nightmare at home and the danger that pursues her. In the story, a gentleman, Gabriel Hill, offers to protect her, but she keeps a lot of secrets from him in order to protect herself.
Bella: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you fit into the story? What should we know about you?
Chloe: I am 19 years old. I lost my father to pneumonia a few months ago, and since then, I have been in a pretty precarious situation. Upon Your Honor is my story. What should you know? I strongly suspect that who I ran from is coming after me, but I will not return. I simply cannot live that way.
Bella: What do you think of the author? Be honest. We won’t tell.
Chloe: Well, Marie is interesting, I’ll give her that. She often thinks in modern ways, and I have to remind her that we are Victorians after all.
Bella: How do you feel about the story you’re in?
Chloe: Parts of it are a bit startling, but there are some relaxing moments.
Bella: Do you like being a character in the book?
Chloe: It is like being exposed on the front pages of the society column in the newspaper at times. It can be a bit too revealing for my own comfort.
Bella: How do you see your future? Without giving anything away about the story, naturally.
Chloe: I just want to be safe. I want to reach New Orleans, where I can find some kind of peace.
Bella: What do you know about your author’s plans? Can we expect to see you in any future stories?
Chloe: From what she tells me, she is moving on to focus on Gabriel’s sister next, but she assures me that each and every one of us will play a role in the final book.
Bella: Let’s say they make a movie about this book. Who do you want to play you, and why?
Chloe: I believe that Julianne Hough would be a good fit. She is just the right height, and, since she has played the role of a woman on the run before, it seems like this would be a familiar role for her, despite the historic costumes. Besides, I hear she is a lovely dancer.
About the Book
Deception is a dangerous path… New York City, August, 1891 – Orphaned after the death of her father, Chloe Waverly stows away on La Voyageur to escape the clutches of her cruel fiancé, Lamonte Beckett. Gabriel Hill, a strange and compelling gentleman, comes upon Chloe and promises to protect her without knowing the true circumstances of why she is running away. During their journey, Gabriel doesn’t bargain on being distracted by her fair beauty or succumbing to her many charms. As their attraction to each other grows, so does the danger and Gabriel suspects things are not as they should be. Both are determined to get to New Orleans, where she can start a new life. But, once they reach their destination, events spin out of their control and Chloe is captured by the fiancé she escaped. Gabriel is left wondering if he can overlook her betrayal. Soon he finds himself in a race against time, to reach her before Beckett can exact revenge.
About the Author
Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 18 other books. 2014 BTS Red Carpet Review Nominee. Finalist and Runner-up in the MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 50 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 over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Marie has published nineteen books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. Lavender just released Magick & Moonlight, a paranormal romance, in March. Upon Your Honor, released in late April, is her second historical romance.