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I guest blogged at Emmy Z. Madrigal’s site and got to share the humorous first meeting between Ruined Reputations’ Emmaline and Mr. Aarons.
Meet the Hero of “The Unusual Manners of Mr. Aarons” by Lela Bay
Thank you for having me on your blog, Emmy Z. Madrigal.
Although stories that dark and dramatic are enjoyable, sometimes it’s a relief to indulge in a romance that’s funny and bright. The first story in Ruined Reputations, “The Unusual Manners of Mr. Aarons,” is a lighthearted affair that plays with the conventions of a Regency romance. In the tale, Emmaline is constantly amazed at Mr. Aarons lack of convention. Undaunted, and driven by larger concerns, he drags Emmaline into his unusual quest.
Their very first meeting is filled with heroic promise, as Mr. Aarons insists on being introduced to Emmaline’s cousin, the lovely Catherine Connersfield. The result is less than heroic.
“A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Mr. Aarons. I understand you’re staying in town with the Mayor?”
“Only while seeking my own residence for…
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