Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author Interview - Keira Michelle Telford

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Have you developed a specific writing style? I write in omniscient third person, in present tense. It’s not to everyone’s taste.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? Lina returns to the drawing room with tray: two cups of tea, a jar of honey, and a pot of sugar.

“I hope your tastes haven’t changed.”

Carmen clears a space for the tray on the coffee table. “I don’t think you need to worry about that when it comes to your honey.”

“Good. I’m glad I still know how to please you.” Lina sets down the tray, bunches up her skirt, and kneels at Carmen’s feet between the sofa and the table.

She serves Carmen a drink just the way she likes it, then fixes her own.

“So where’s your partner?”


“Magistrates aren’t typically allowed to wander around Tower Hamlets willy-nilly. So how come you’re here all on your lonesome?”

“This isn’t exactly official CPS business.”

“Do they even know you’re here?”

Carmen takes a sip of her tea. “I don’t need their permission.”

“Would they have given it to you if you did?”

“Probably not.”

“Rube’s still afraid of my sinful influence?”

Lina stirs more honey into her tea, scooping a drip off the edge of her cup with her finger and then licking it off with the tip of her tongue.

Carmen looks away. “I think it’s my weakness for you that he’s afraid of.”

Lina pauses mid-sip, her cup against her lips, the tempting warmth of the liquid billowing against her, the scents of tea and honey and lemon drifting into her nostrils.

Focused on controlling her breathing, trying to remain unaffected by Carmen’s words, she slides her cup onto the coffee table and leans against the sofa. Resting her elbow on the seat cushion, she looks up at Carmen.

“He doesn’t want you seeing me, does he?”

“He thinks the sight of you might stir a particular dormant inclination of mine.”

“Is he right?” Lina slides her hand over Carmen’s knee.

“No.” Carmen focuses on her drink. “It was never really that dormant.”

Can you tell us about your main character? Carmen Wild is an orphan. No-one really knows what happened to her parents. Neither of them have been seen or heard from since her mother was sent to the workhouse and her father was sent to debtors’ prison for rent arrears. The only person who’s ever shown love to her is Emmeline – a whorehouse Madam who took Carmen in off the street when she was 14. Emmeline was her first love, but at that age, she was too young to know what to do about it. Not that Emmeline (or Lina, as Carmen calls her) would ever have acted upon any of those feelings anyway. Carmen was too young, the age difference between them exceeding 20 years. But now Carmen’s all grown up, things are different. The love between them hasn’t diminished, and there’s nothing stopping them from exploring it. Well, nothing except a harsh and strict law which prohibits their union …

Who designed the cover? The cover artwork is done by Kitt Lapeña: facebook.com/scarypet

Why did you choose to write this particular book? One day, this woman, Lina, appeared in my head. Instantly, I loved everything about her, from her stockings to her hypnotic blue eyes. I had to write about her. I had to write about her so that I could make her an indelible part of me, and love her the way she deserves to be loved.

What was the hardest part about writing this book? Breaking Lina’s heart.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? True love knows no bounds.


The Magistrate

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Genre - Lesbian Romance/ Dystopian/ Neo-Victorian

Rating – R (18+)

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Website http://www.ellacross.com/


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