How to Capture a Duke
by Tina Gabrielle
Raven Club Series
Publisher – Entangled Scandalous
About the Book
Lady Olivia, the youngest sister of the Earl of Castleton, has no patience for the boring gentlemen of aristocratic society. She longs for a more adventurous life like the ladies who visit the Raven Club. But her plans are thwarted when her family drags her to a country house party to meet the elusive Duke of Keswick.
Tristan Cameron, the Duke of Keswick, finds Olivia in his stables. She believes him to be the stable master, and he doesn’t dissuade her of the notion. He has no interest in entertaining one of the spoiled, self-indulgent ladies who’ve invaded his home. Except, Olivia is neither of those things, and their shared kiss during a ride results in combustible passion.
And a potential scandal.
Olivia is relieved when the handsome stable master comes to her aid as her alibi, but that relief fades to anger when she suddenly finds herself betrothed to the harsh, foul-tempered duke.
Tristan believes he’s been trapped by a scheming, title-seeking lady. To make matters worse, she’s utterly captivating. He plans on leaving her behind in the country immediately after their vows, but Tristan soon finds himself battling temptation and Olivia’s stubborn determination to be the Duchess he doesn’t believe he deserves…
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How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I’m working on a new historical romance. The heroine is multicultural and comes from an Armenian, Greek and Lebanese family. Just like me!
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I do a lot of research on the Regency period. I’m a member of the Beau Monde chapter of Romance Writers of America and they are a wealth of information. I enjoy research and love to read nonfiction books on the period. For my Regency Barrister series, I used my own experiences as an attorney in the courtroom. For “How to Capture a Duke,” I also recalled my speech therapy sessions as a child. I think real life experiences help enrich a book.
How many hours a day do you write?
I try to write each day, but this doesn’t always happen. I’m a mother of two girls, a wife, a sister and a friend. I have learned to be flexible. I’ve also learned to write in the car during soccer or swim team practice. Every word adds up.
What was your hardest scene to write?
My hero in “How to Capture a Duke” has a bit of a stutter. The hardest scenes to write were when he recalls being bullied as a child at boarding school. It was hard because I recall having speech difficulties as a child. Other difficult scenes to write were when he rejects treatment. But wonderful scenes are when he gets the help he needs and accomplishes his lifelong goal of arguing on behalf of a bill in Parliament that helps wounded soldiers.
By the way, did you know Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Earl Jones, and Nicole Kidman (just to name a few) struggled with stuttering? This book means a lot to me and I hope it inspires others.
What is your favorite childhood book?
Beauty and the Beast.
Does your family support your career as a writer?
Yes, I’m very fortunate to have a supportive husband and two girls. I couldn’t do it without them.
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About Tina Gabrielle
Best-selling author TINA GABRIELLE is an attorney and mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. She is the author of adventurous Regency historical romances for Entangled Publishing and Kensington Books. Tina also writes best-selling cozy mysteries as Tina Kashian for Kensington Books.
Publisher’s Weekly calls her Regency Barrister’s series, “Well-matched lovers…witty comradely repartee.” Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina lives in New Jersey and is married to her own hero and is blessed with two daughters. She loves to hear from readers. Visit her website to learn about upcoming releases, join her newsletter, and enter free monthly contests at www.tinagabrielle.com