The Romans are coming! The Romans are coming to.. What's This...Today's guest is Christine Elaine Black; she brought them, so it's her fault.
Hummm... who doesn't like a nice hulk of a guy brandishing a sword..
What's the title?
Book I of the Imperial Desire series
What's the genre?
Romance, historical, fiction
What's the setting?
Ancient Rome & Italy
What are the names of your leading characters?
Maximus and Carissa
What are 3 things you want to share about each of the characters named?
Maximus: an exiled Roman soldier; a good guy at heart but trouble seems to find him; he has secrets that he’s not ready to share.
Carissa: once rich and pampered she’s hiding from her former betrothed; she’s struggling to make ends meet; she recognizes Maximus but hopes he’s forgotten her.
What can you tell us about the story in 3-5 sentences?
Carissa Valeria distrusts the handsome soldier who rescues her reckless son from plunging to an early death.
Recalling the man's heartless treatment of her from years ago, she itches to even the score, but her son hails the rescuer as a hero.
When he becomes her neighbor, her son's friendship with the soldier threatens to uncover old secrets and place her family and her heart in danger.
Exiled to the countryside by the Roman emperor, Maximus Octavius is confounded by the brittle countenance of the woman he's willing to befriend. She's afraid, and he's determined to find out why, but helping Carissa and her son means confronting the guilt of his long-forgotten past and stirring the silenced passion in his heart.
Taurus, Book II of the Imperial Desire series is due out on July 17, 2013.
Where can we buy your book?
Links to purchase Maximus or to visit my blog, website or FB pages.
My-FB-fanpage My Website My Facebook My Blog
Buy Maximus on Amazon Maximus on The Wild Rose Press
Maximus on itunes Maximus on Barnes & Noble
Personal note from Lisa.
Christine and I sort of began our writing journey around the same time. We met after we both posted our first efforts on a writers web site. She went Roman. I went Western. You can't go wrong if you like historical settings and sagas, because she's good at them both.