Immortal Surrender -- Farran & Noelle Interview

Immortal Surrender
TOR Romance
(September 25, 2012)

Mass Market Paperback
ISBN-10:  0765367599
ISBN-13:   978-0765367594

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"Readers who are new to the Curse of the Templars series will find this book easy to follow and hard to put down. The plot flows smoothly, with plenty of historical detail grounding the supernatural element and adding to its believability. The tug-of-war involving the hero’s heart will keep you on pins and needles, and the intense action will leave you reeling."

Romantic Times Reviews

“This series (The Curse of the Templars) is explosive, sexy, riveting, and Claire Ashgrove is a master of her craft.”

MAGGIE SHAYNE, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Ashgrove's Templars will steal your heart and her world building will leave you wanting more.”

KARIN TABKE, National Bestselling Author

“Claire Ashgrove weaves complex layers of history, paranormal worlds and romantic fiction seamlessly.”

CATHERINE BYBEE, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Compelling characters, crackling sexual tension and a fascinating paranormal mythology--Immortal Surrender has it all!”

LAURA KAYE, USA Today Bestselling Author

Interview with Lord and Lady de Clare

Taken from the Romancing the Book blog during the Immortal Surrender Blog Tour, and conducted by Claire's assistant, Tiffany.

Name: Farran de Clare
Profession: Templar Knight
Age: over 900 years
Height: 6'2"
Hair: sandy blond
Eyes: ale brown

So, Farran, what’s your shaving preference?

Farran: (Farran opened his mouth, clearly expecting another type of question, then blinked as her words connected.) Pardon?

You know—shaving. Are you an electric razor kind of guy, a soap and water man, aftershave?

Farran: (Amidst Noelle’s snickering, Farran gives in to a bewildered frown.) ‘Tis a straight edge, damsel.

What do you do in your free time, when you’re not fighting demons?

Farran: Free…time…

(At this point, he exchanges a disbelieving look with Noelle, who is barely containing her laughter. She pats his arm reassuringly.)

Noelle: I’ll handle this one. His free time is spent entertaining me. And if I elaborate, I’ll surely embarrass us all. Luckily Mikhail has stopped interrupting our mornings. That was getting old, really fast.

I can imagine. Okay, next. Boxers or briefs?

(Farran’s frown returns, but before he can offer up the remark his parted lips promise, Noelle leans in to whisper something in his ear. A grin slowly spreads across his face, and he chuckles.)

Farran: Why would one choose constraints that are unnecessary?

Hm, maybe because boxers are sexy?

Farran: Given such logic, ‘tis safe to presume you find bare flesh distasteful?

(Her turn to blink, Tiffany stares a moment. She recovers quickly. )

Are you saying you wear neither?

Farran: I confess to naught. You shall have to come to your own conclusions.

I vote for neither then. Noelle? Can you confirm or deny?

Noelle: I can… but I’m forbidden to talk about the Templar secrets. You’ll have to use your imagination. (She grins and drops her voice to a conspiratorial whisper.) Take a good look at the backside of his jeans. That should tell you all you need to know.

Farran: Damsel, I am less than two feet from you. I can hear you plainly. Mayhap I should inform her how easy ‘tis to silence your objections to waking so early in the morn?

(Noelle’s face turns crimson, and Tiffany smirks.)

Okay one more question, then I’ll let you off the hook. Where’s your favorite place to… She raises an eyebrow, pointedly.

Farran: (He splutters) Tis naught sacred?


(He stubbornly folds his arms across his chest.)

Noelle: (still giggling) Farran, everyone knows you have a thing for the bathtub. That was certainly obvious. She waits a beat, then gives him a meaningful look. Unforgettable too.

All right, you two, on that note, I think we’ve pried into your life enough…for now. I’ll let you get back to…yeah, we’ll just be going now. Come on Claire

We left, knowing a little more about Farran than we did before, thanks to Tiffany’s direct approach and ever-curious mind. You simply have to adore her!

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