Today I have Stephanie Cage back on my blog. It's been ages since she dropped in for a visit. And standing with her are her hero and heroine from her adorable new novella, Music to her Ears, the second book in Modern Magic: A Quartet of Fractured Fairy Tales.
Good friend, it is a pleasure to have you back. I'm going to turn this space over to you because I can't wait to meet Mike and Hannah.
Hello everyone. I planned to ask my characters a few easy questions, but as you’ll read below, the conversation got a little away from me!
What would be your perfect date?
Mike: I’m torn. Either a quiet day out in the beautiful hills of England’s Peak District, or dinner and a show in New York. I love that Hannah would enjoy both of those equally. I’ve so had it with women who won’t take a step off the path in case they break a heel … ouch! What’d I say?
Hannah: Enough with the heel jokes already. I know storming off into the woods in the middle of the night in high heels wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. But in my defence, I’d had a few cocktails earlier in the evening. And you had just given me one heck of a scare!
Mike: No more of a scare than you gave me! I thought the house was empty, and there you were sleeping in my bed… It was quite a sight to behold. Not that I’m complaining.
Hannah: Can we try and keep this family friendly? I thought you were supposed to be used to dealing with the media. You’re the big star, after all. Well, you and your brothers.
Mike: Yeah, The Ursa trio have done all right. But honestly, I’m not sure how many people have a clue who we are, individually. They know the three young musicians who play funky pop-classical crossover music, but us? Jamie, Mike and Bill? I doubt most people can even remember which one is which.
Hannah: You might disagree if you’d heard my friends carrying on about you guys the year you played the New Year’s countdown show. They practically came to blows over which of you they liked best.
Mike: And which one did you like best?
Hannah: Now you’re just fishing for compliments. There are times when a girl just has to maintain a dignified silence.
Uh, ok. I guess you’ll have to read the story to find out who turns out just right for our Goldilocks.
Hannah: It’s Hannah. Not Goldilocks. The only person who gets to call me that is Kayleigh, and only because we were best friends in school and she helped me out getting the job working for the Ursa trio. Nobody else gets to call me that stupid name! Believe me, it’s not fun going through school with fair hair and the surname Loxley.
Sorry. My mistake. Hannah it is.
~~~Thank you Hannah and Mike for coming by today. I just love the premise for Music to her Ears.
Hannah: Stephanie has an excerpt just to give you a taste of what I have to deal with around this guy. I hope your readers enjoy it.