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Jessamine Goodfellow has spent six Seasons avoiding the parson’s trap, and spinsterhood is finally within her grasp. A brilliant scholar, she longs for adventure and new experiences, things her family frowns upon. Presented with the opportunity to use her puzzle-solving talent on a secret mission for the Foreign Office, Jess eagerly accepts. Even when it means posing as the wife of a scorchingly attractive Scotsman who she must also covertly investigate as a possible double agent.
Lord Dougal MacNair, the new Viscount Fallin, has always completed his assignments for the Foreign Office alone. Now he’s saddled with an overly enthusiastic amateur partner. She possesses a remarkable intellect, but something about her isn’t quite right, and after two failed missions, Dougal is certain someone is working against him. Battling their secret suspicions, Dougal and Jess dive deep into their cover as a married couple, which arouses temptations they find irresistible. Danger is all around them, but it’s their hearts that may be the most imperiled.
Read an excerpt:
“Tell me why I’ve hurried back.” “A mission to the Dorset coast. You leave in a week.” Dougal frowned. “If I don’t leave for a week, why am I here now?” Lucien hesitated the barest moment. “Because you need time to prepare with your partner.” “My what?” Voices in the hall interrupted further conversation because a moment later, Lucien’s butler announced the arrival of Lady Pickering and Miss Jessamine Goodfellow. Dougal was very familiar with Lady Pickering, but the other white woman was unknown to him. Taller than most ladies, Miss Goodfellow possessed vivid cobalt eyes that assessed him with a keen curiosity. Indeed, her unabashed attention could only mean one thing—that she was to be his partner. Lady Pickering moved her vigilant gaze toward him. “I’m pleased you could arrive so quickly, Lord Fallin. I do apologize that you were called away at this time.” Dougal inclined his head. “I am always eager to serve.” “One of your best qualities.” Lady Pickering turned slightly toward the young lady. “Jessamine, this is Lord Fallin.” Lady Pickering then looked to Dougal. “Allow me to present Miss Jessamine Goodfellow. She will be your wife on this endeavor.” “My what?” First, he had a partner, and now he had a wife?
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What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
That is hard to think of because there are so many! Recently, my husband got me flowers and wrote a very sappy card (he’s really good at those) for my 10th publishing anniversary.
How would you spend ten thousand bucks?
Probably pay my kid’s tuition, lol, which is not very exciting! I might take my family to Disneyland. It’s one of our happy places.
Where do you get your best ideas?
Driving usually. Second place is the shower.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
What does your main character do that makes him/her special?
My heroine likes to solve word puzzles and riddles. That garners her the attention of the Foreign Office who wants to hire her to do decryption.
Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Click here to Join her Reader Club.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, artist daughter, and imaginative son who will almost certainly out-write her one day (that may be tomorrow).
They’re a crazy cat family with two Bengal cats, a small, fame-seeking cat named after a fruit, an older rescue Maine Coon with attitude to spare, and a collection of neighbor cats who hang out on the deck and occasionally venture inside. You can find Darcy at a winery, in her comfy writing chair, or binge-watching TV with the family.
Her happy places are Disneyland, Labor Day weekend at the Gorge, Denmark, and anywhere in the UK—so long as her family is there too.
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20 thoughts on “#Interview with Darcy Burke, author of Irresistible”
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How do handle writing slumps?
Hi Tracie! I don’t know that I have “slumps.” Some books are more challenging than others and usually it’s because I haven’t done enough work up front. The way my brain and process works, I tend to think A LOT about the characters before I start writing. If the percolation time isn’t sufficient or I just haven’t figured something/someone out, it may cause problems in the writing at some point. I find going back to the beginning of the book really helps me figure out what’s “missing” so I can power forward. Thanks for asking!
Thanks so much for your insights and inspiration, time for me to get to writing!
Sounds like a good book.
What inspires your book plots?
What is favorite type of food?
Thank you for sharing your interview and book details, I am looking forward to meeting your characters from Irresistible!
I enjoyed the interview and the excerpt is great, Irresistible sounds like a book that I won’t be able to resist reading! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular weekend!
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Have a marvelous day!
Do you have a favorite travel destination?
Which of the characters do you relate to most and why?
Do you have any other writers in your family?- sounds like your son is following in your footsteps.
Here’s to a super week!
Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
Do you have a favorite holiday?
If you could spend the day with another author, who would you choose?
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
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