I'm back finally with a great interview with Alice Renaud. (And I'll explain the last week in my next post)
Alice Renaud lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she's
a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy
romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling
witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by
Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy
inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second book,
“Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The
Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now.
Alice loves reading and writing stories and sharing them with anyone
Interview with-Charlotte Fitzwilliam (Charlie)
Beverley: What’s your name?
Charlotte: Charlotte Fitzwilliam.
Everyone calls me Charlie – except my father, but we don’t talk very often.
Which I’m quite happy about. We have a very difficult relationship.
Beverley: Where did
you grow up?
Charlotte: Fitzwilliam Castle. A gloomy pile of stones, on my father’s estate.
Full of ghosts and bad memories.
Beverley: During what
time period does your story take place?
Charlotte: During a few sunny, magical summer days in St-Sulien, on the coast of
Beverley: What’s your
story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about you?
Charlotte: I have a difficult relationship with my parents. They were always very
strict with me, and I think that they preferred my younger brother. I felt that
I would never be good enough for them. So I gave up trying. I was always a bit
of a rebel. I’ve always cared about nature and wild animals, so when I left
home (blessed relief) I became an environmental activist. An eco-warrior. That
brought me even more into conflict with my father, because he owns companies
that have no respect for the environment and do a lot of damage to beautiful
Beverley: What’s your goal in this story?
Charlotte: When the story starts, I’m in the village of St-Sulien, protesting
against a new development there that’s threatening the marine wildlife. I get
arrested by a young cop, Rob Regor. I try to convert him to my cause, but end
up feeling more and more attracted to him.
Beverley: What conflicts are you facing?
Charlotte: I’m only looking for a fling… Initially. Love ‘em and leave ‘em,
that’s always been my motto. That way I can’t get hurt. But Rob is different…
Very different in fact! He’s actually a shape shifting merman, but when I
discover that, it only makes me fall for him even more. Which is a problem, as
he is forbidden from having a relationship with a human woman… and his father
Beverley: Do you have a plan for resolving them?
Charlotte: There isn’t really any time to make a plan. Events take a strange
turn… And I am changed in ways I could not have imagined.
Beverley: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
Charlotte: All my life I’ve yearned to be close to the ocean, I’m never happier
than when I’m near the sea, or better still, in it! I have this recurring dream
where I swim and sing with all the other marine creatures. Maybe that’s why I
can’t help being drawn to Rob, even though it puts us both in danger.
Blurb from Music for
Rob Regor knew that humans were trouble. All
the shape shifting mermen of the Morvann Islands knew it. And human women were
double trouble... especially when they were lying on the road in front of a
a mission. Go to the mainland. Work as a policeman. Spy on humans. Report back
to his father, the head of the Regor Merman Clan. It should be easy. Until he
has to arrest Charlie. Rob can’t fight his attraction to the sexy eco-warrior,
and it puts him on one hell of a collision course with his family and his Clan.
Will he break the rules – or break her heart, and his?
‘em and leave ‘em, that was Charlie’s motto. It had served her well until now.
But Rob is different… Can
she open up her heart to Rob - when a secret buried in her past surfaces and
changes her completely?
for Music for a Merman
Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B