Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Talking Tuesday with Megan Mulry
Today, we're pleased to have Megan Mulry, author of Bound With Passion, drop by CoP and answer a few questions for us. Bound with Passion is her latest release in the Regency Reimagined series and Megan is out and about on her blog tour. Don't forget to check out the giveaway!
Interview with Megan Mulry
1. Most of your books star people of the nobility. What attracts you to the love stories of these folks?
I’ve always been fascinated by luxury and excess, and I also like playing with the philosophical ideas that revolve around the concept of ‘privilege’. For much of the British aristocracy at this time in history, they really were above the law, and I think that suits the themes about outsider sexual lifestyles depicted in these books. Also, I think a certain level of wealth forces characters to live the life they want, it’s like, “What are you waiting for? What’s stopping you?” Those questions are relatable for all of us, regardless of wealth or social status, but I think they are particularly incisive when posed to the superrich, because the rest of us are all, “I’m over here trying to make my rent payment…what’s your excuse?”
2. Do you have a single spot for writing? A cosy desk nook perhaps? Or are you more of a "have laptop will travel" type of writer?
I do have a round desk/table by a sunny window in my office that I love, but life usually requires me to be more of the “have laptop will travel” variety.
3. What do you like to do to relax? Any specific hobbies or pastimes?
I love going to the beach and reading or hanging out with friends by the ocean. The sun and surf totally soothe me.
4. You have lived in many places, but is there some place you'd like to go as your ultimate dream vacation? Sightseeing or beach life? Winter or summer?
Lately I am preoccupied with a desire to go to Japan. I’m having all sorts of hermit fantasies where I live in a tiny hut somewhere on the art island of Naoshima.
5. What inspired you to begin your polyamorous "Bound" series?
I read about a Japanese samurai who was part of a delegation that came to Europe in the 1600s and then I learned about a village in Spain where all these Japanese people ended up staying. And that made me think about the art of Japanese rope bondage—one of the Samurai arts—and how that might have been secretly passed down to those who remained in Spain. And that led me to create the characters in Bound to Be a Bride (who are the only ones in the series who are not polyamorous, by the way). Then when I decided to write more characters in that world, they just were polyamorous. Anna was already in love with Pia, but they both knew she was going to have to be with a man to get out of the convent. Then Sebastian fell in love with her, and that sort of threw her whole plan out the window. And then it seemed to make sense that everyone would have male and female relationships. The pansexual world just sort of…happened!
6. What would we be surprised to learn about Megan Mulry?
Not much lol. I think I’ve overshared pretty much everything about myself via my very TMI twitter feed!
Bound With Passion
Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Cambury has been a “wild romping girl” all her life: dressing in trousers, riding astride, and doing just fine, thank you very much. Her father’s exceedingly generous bequest—and her mother’s liberal views of the world—have ensured that Georgie will never be a slave to the barbarous institutions of marriage or motherhood. Or so she thinks.
When she returns from five years in North Africa to boring Derbyshire for a brief, obligatory family visit, she finds herself in the midst of a legal snarl involving Mr. James Rushford and Lord Trevor Mayson—neighbors, lovers, and her two closest friends. Mayson’s father has declared that he must marry or forfeit his vast inheritance, so Georgie blithely offers to walk down the aisle, in name only. Problem solved.
But try as she might, Georgie cannot ignore the passion that quickly blazes between all three of them. When her marriage of convenience turns into something much deeper, Georgie must decide if she is willing to give up the independence she has fought so hard to achieve—or if love is worth the ultimate surrender.
Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller. Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her family in Florida.
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