Please give a warm welcome to Edward Van Clef as we sit down and see what makes him tick.
Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
Gods only know. Mayhaps word of my exploits traveled further than I thought. How one gets a reputation as a womanizer is beyond me. I merely happened to tumble into one too many boudoirs and all of a sudden, I’m the victim of an outrageous reputation.
Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?
Ha, if Viola could only hear you call her that. She’d probably slit your throat—politely of course, quiet affair. What drew me to her was the challenge, the fire in her eyes as she turned me down. Her pride is a magnificent and often prickly thing to behold.
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner(s)?
Well, by far, the wildest place I ever took a woman was in the middle of a battle. One of those rough around the edges airship broads, and by the seven hells was she full of spitfire. One moment we were fighting, the next we fumbled our way to the nearest broom closet.
Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando?
Briefs. I’m not a complete savage, despite what most may think.
Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what’s one sure fire trick she can play?
Seeing her in action—the woman’s not called Brass Violet for those ladylike airs she puts on. Anytime she gets that swing to her hip and confidence in her gaze, because she knows she’s one of the best, I’m ready to take her then and there.
Q: What is the one place on your partner’s body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?
A gentleman never tells—but, since we can all agree I’m the furthest from, let’s just say we’re tied—neck and neck when it comes to driving each other wild.
Q: What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in Stolen Petals?
At this point, I’m a champion at making an ass of myself, so I didn’t really need any help in that department.
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
Don’t trifle with airship smugglers. They’re oftentimes much more trouble than they’re worth.
One man has swiped bounties from Viola, the Brass Violet, for years. Longstanding rivals, they’ve only had brief encounters, and if she had a choice, she’d avoid him entirely. When he saunters into her bar with an offer to work together on a job, the proper response would be to shoot him down and send him back to Shantytown. However, curiosity’s a wicked beast, and Viola needs to know why, after so many years of stealing her marks, he’d approach her now.
The man is insufferable, annoyingly cavalier, and tends to stir up memories she’d rather forget–but she needs assistance on this job and he’s offering aid and blueprints which could cut their work in half.
Given the intense way he looks at her though, working together isn’t all he has in mind. Van Clef is known for his persistence and, with his charm, he wins women over effortlessly. Viola’s not so easy though–she’s wise to his tricks. But if he wants to play the game, she will gladly rise to the challenge. By the end of this bounty, she’ll be the one leaving him in the dust.
Thanks to Breathless Press for the questions, as this interview was planned for part of the original promotional release!