Thursday, 21 July 2011
Author Spotlight - Making Characters connect through emotion
What makes Victorian Scoundrel special are the characters. Alice reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. She falls into the "hole" only to discover a different world. Alice has her challenges. Her mother died of cancer around the time Edmund lost his mother. That sense of overwhelming loss drove the cousins together. Alice understands her cousin's need to seek out mischief, but she hates to see him get in trouble. She'll do anything to protect him – even going back in time.
Edmund has a good heart, but he's driven by a restlessness that settled over him once his mother died. He feels its always been his destiny to travel back in time and meet Prince Albert, but he doesn't think about what the consequences would be. Both Edmund and Alice wants what's good for England, but both have different ideas about what that is.
Grayson is also a patriot, serving in the House of Lords. Sir John Russell, the Prime Minister, wants to find alternative forms of energy. Grayson's not looking to find a lady, but Alice stimulates him like no other he's met. Can he stay true to his ambitious goals he's set in Parliament or will his heart take him down another path?
And haven't we all faced the same challenges? How do we channel our loss? Protectiveness? Recklessness? A tough decision? We can all identify with those emotions.
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REVIEWS: 5 Stars, Readers Favorites, Molly E: I have never read a Steam Punk novel before, but because of her fantastic writing, her engaging plot line, and fun loving characters, it will NOT be the last. I highly recommend this with highest of 5 stars, and I can't wait until the second Windsor Diaries installment releases!
5 Stars, Tami Dee, Author of the Mists of Time Series: Stephanie Burkhart has a fresh, quick, quirky, inventive imagination and she gives the readers of Victorian Scoundrel a delightful mixture of all of the above!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 Operator for LAPD. Her favorite football team is the New England Patriots. She lives in California.