When Carole’s editor asked her if she’d like to write a duo of Presents books, featuring Argentinean heroes, under the title ‘Buenos Aires Nights’, she immediately said YES.
She had never been to Argentina, and simply couldn’t resist writing a duo of books with two tall, dark and sexy Argentinean men as the hero.
How is A Touch of Notoriety connected to A Taste of the Forbidden?
The connection between A Touch of Notoriety and A Taste of the Forbidden, the first in the Buenos Aires Nights duo, featuring two tall dark and gorgeous Argentinean heroes, is that the two heroines, Beth and Grace, are sisters. Well…not quite. But that’s the mystery left for the reader at the end of A Taste of the Forbidden and answered in A Touch of Notoriety!
Could you tell us a little about the hero and heroine of A Touch of Notoriety, Raphael and Beth?
Raphael Cordoba has a military background, and is the best friend and Head of Security for Cesare Navarro, the billionaire hero of the first book in the duo Buenos Aires Nights. Raphael is a man who doesn’t suffer fools gladly, so when he’s asked by Cesare to act as bodyguard to Beth Blake, the sister of Cesare’s fiancé, Raphael is not best pleased when Beth refuses to listen to any of his security advice, and he has no hesitation in letting her know just how much he disapproves of her and her reckless independence.
I love writing about strong, arrogant heroes and feisty heroines, and Raphael and Beth are exactly that. Which means the sparks are about to fly!
If A Touch of Notoriety was made into a movie, who would you cast as Raphael and Beth?
That’s a tricky one. But I think I’d have to choose a buff – very buff! – Hugh Jackman as Raphael – with a deep and sexy Argentinean accent, of course! Hugh is one very sexy man, and an actor who is capable of being tough as well as revealing his more tender side, as Raphael does in A Touch of Notoriety. I might even be persuaded to ask the director to put in an extra scene, and have Hugh strip off to the waist and tip a bucket of water over his head and chest – as he did in the film Australia. Whew – it give me hot flushes just thinking about it!
For Beth I would probably choose Amanda Seyfried, the young star of Mama Mia. She’s blonde and beautiful, and can definitely play feisty and independent, as well as vulnerable, which Beth is under all that fieriness. Yep, definitely Amanda Seyfried as Beth.
What are you working on next?
I have a Regency Historical duo out in August and December of this year. And a Presents two-in-one, also coming out in December, with both books set in the often scandalous and exciting world of films and television.
I’m currently working on the first in a Presents trilogy, coming out in 2014, and featuring three very wealthy, very ruggedly handsome, very arrogant brothers, who are the owners of three galleries and auction houses in London, Paris, and New York.
I could tell you more about this Presents trilogy, but as I’ve only written the first book, and my characters invariably take over and decide to write their own story, I can’t guarantee that anything I say about them now will actually happen!
Every day, when I sit down in front of my laptop, is as much of an adventure for me as it is for the reader, because I have absolutely no idea where my hero and heroine intends taking me today!