Character Interview with the Duke of Gateway, the Villain from Intentions of the Earl

Good morning. I hope everyone had a good weekend. I’m sure some of you might be scratching your heads at the title of my post. But, it was brought to my attention last week that I didn’t do a very good job of introducing the book Intentions of the Earl. Something about a bunch of dull interviews or something. So, to appease one Miss Brooke Banks, I’ve gone further back in time and will be doing character interviews for that book like I’ve done for the other two. (If you’re interested in the post where this came about, click here.)

All right, then. Friday, I wasn’t completely sure who we’d start with, but I think it’s best we start with the villain behind the whole thing. As he pointed out last week, if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have had a plot. Not to mention, I’ve had villains on the brain this weekend…

*Clears throat* Your Grace, it is so nice of you to join me today.

Is it?

Well, no. It was nice having you here on Friday, but not today.

Pardon me?

Uh… never mind. (Oops, I forgot for a second we’re going even further back in time and he doesn’t know it all works out for him). Anyway, I understand there was something you wished to speak to me about.

Yes, there is. A most pressing matter, really. I need you to find a way for me to corner Townson.

Whatever for?

No need for you to worry about that. Just make sure he finds himself in a situation where I can take advantage of him.

Now if that doesn’t sound promising I don’t know what does.

Just do it.

Hmm, I do love a good conflict–both physical and emotional. All right, I’ll do it. But I’m warning you, if you take this too far, you’ll pay for it.

*Snorts* How could you possibly make me pay for it?

I’m the author, remember? I could inflict pain on you in the worst way?

I admit Townson packs quite a punch, but surely even you would be so barbaric as to have us fight.

We’ll see. But that isn’t the only type of pain I can inflict.

*Laughs in the most disturbing manner I’ve ever heard* Madam, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Inflict pain on me in the worst way, indeed.

You forget, I know everything about you. I made you. I know what makes you tick and I certainly know what can make you hurt.

Sure you do. You also made those two little Heathens that are running around, but I’m more than willing to bet you don’t  know everything about them.

Are you trying to tell me there’s more to you than meets the eye?

Yes. No. You know what? I really don’t wish to discuss this. Just get Andrew in a situation where he owes me something and I’ll take care of the rest.

Is that so?

Yes, that’s so.

Would you like to share your motives?

No. Those are none of your business. Besides, if and that’s a big if, I were to tell you, you’d probably blab it all to your readers. No, thank you. 

 So there are motives?

That doesn’t matter. Just do what you’re supposed to, would you?

I’ll see what I can do.

Good. And the sooner the better. It seems Brooke’s current lack of interest in me is not working for me at this point.

Hmm, is that where you were before we were chatting?

Yes. I was with Miss Banks in the garden.

Uh huh, and dare I ask what that is in your pocket?

*Looks down and pats his breast pocket* Oh, just a deed. *Eyes light up* Excuse me, Rose, I have something to go do.

I know. He’s headed for the door, you better hurry.


Well, I see my work here is done for the day. I’ll do more “early in book” interviews this week and part of next, then I’ll do another round for mid-book, so if you didn’t think Gateway was villainous enough today, don’t worry he’ll be back later to discuss Andrew being too slow in his scheme. Have a good day!

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