If you haven’t yet started this series and met Ingrid, Gabby, Grayson, Luc, Nolan or Vander then you are seriously missing out on getting to know some amazing characters and an incredible and captivating and unique story. Both books in the series are phenomenal. And the writing is absolutely brilliant.
So… yeah… I’m really excited to be a part of THE LOVELY AND THE LOST Blog Tour. And I am so totally stoked to have been able to interview Luc Rousseau for my stop today.
Of course there was so much more I’d wanted to ask him. But in the interest of trying to keep the interview spoiler-free, I didn’t ask those overly revealing questions. But I really, really wanted to ask him what he thought about certain times that Ingrid spent with Vander. And what he would have done if….
Anyway… because I love this interview so much, I’ve included it immediately below this rather lengthy introductory ramble. But I’ve also included some information about both books in this series, as well as the short eNovella. And there’s also some information about the incredibly talented author, Page Morgan.
There are a couple of signed books up for grabs in the tour-wide giveaway. So if you’d like a chance to win, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter. And if you’d like to visit the other stops on the tour to learn more about THE LOVELY AND THE LOST, the schedule with direct links to each of the stops on tour is at the very bottom of this post.
If you haven’t yet met Luc then the interview will hopefully provide enough details to make meeting him a must. And if you already have, I hope that hearing directly from him will make you fall just a little bit more in love with him.
THE LOVELY AND THE LOST is a six-star off-the-menu read for me. And part of the reason why is Luc. So, I’m super thrilled for you to either meet him or get to know him a little bit better in the interview and in this fan-freaking-tastic sequel – and series.
Oh, and Luc, if you are reading this, I just have to say that I, too, wouldn’t at all mind if Vander Burke packed a bag and left Paris. Au revoir Monsieur Burke.
Q. For those who haven’t yet met you, could you please share a few details about yourself?
I suppose the most important thing to know about me is that I’m, well…a gargoyle. I was born human, and I still wear my human form most of the time, but when one of my human charges needs me, I coalesce into what we call true form.
Q. Can you talk a little bit about the Dispossessed and what being one has been like for you?
The Dispossessed have been barred from entering heaven and all because we’ve committed the same crime: the murder of a man of the cloth. Instead of being cast into hell, we’re sent back to earth as gargoyles, forced to protect the humans who live within our territory. I’ve spent the last three hundred years as a Dispossessed, and mostly, I’ve just been extremely bored.
Q. What was your first impression of Ingrid? Has that changed at all since you’ve gotten to know her? And if so, how?
I knew right away that she was different. Every gargoyle catalogues their human charges by scent and there was an undertone to Ingrid’s that I couldn’t place, which concerned me. She was curious, stubborn, a little reckless, and yes, beautiful, but I admired her devotion to her brother. Those things haven’t changed, though they infuriate me a little less than they did before.
Q. If you could change any one thing about who and what you are, would you change anything? Do you think Ingrid would want you to change?
I would like not to be a gargoyle. I’d like to just be human again, but it’s an impossible wish. I’m sure Ingrid would like the same thing but she hasn’t said as much. I don’t think she’d ever ask me to be something I’m not—or can’t—be.
Q. What one thing have you done that you are most proud of?
I didn’t think twice before going into the Underneath to rescue Ingrid and Grayson, but I didn’t expect the Angelic Order to praise me for it. I don’t know if I’m proud I rescued them, but it felt nice to be complimented by the Order for once.
Q. Are you at all concerned that what happened to Grayson might put Ingrid in danger? And what do you plan to do if he is a threat?
Ingrid loves her brother, and he is my human charge, but if his demon half starts to take over I won’t hesitate to protect Ingrid or anyone else he threatens. Then again, I can’t harm him either. So, let’s just say it would be complicated.
Q. What do you really think about Vander Burke and Nolan Quinn?
Nolan’s cocky but I like him. If any of the Alliance can be trusted, it’s him. I suppose Vander Burke is trustworthy too, but I wouldn’t complain if he packed his things and left Paris tomorrow.
Q. From what I hear, the danger in Paris is far from over. Can you tell us anything about what’s lurking and how you plan on keeping Ingrid and her family safe?
A new gargoyle has joined me at the abbey, but besides not wanting to share my territory (or my humans) with him, I also don’t know if I can trust him. There is the Daicrypta, a dark society of demonologists, to keep an eye on, and a mimic demon that’s attached itself to Ingrid, as well. The best way for me to keep her and the rest of the Waverlys safe is to keep them close at all times—but we both know that’s impossible.
Q. What would your happily ever after be?
It’s simple, really: never having to be a slave again and, of course, winning Ingrid’s heart.
About The Lovely and the Lost
Series: The Dispossessed #2
Release date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
For readers of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes the sequel to The Beautiful and the Cursed, The Lovely and the Lost finds the Waverly sisters in mortal danger and able to trust no one.
Ingrid and Gabby Waverly moved to France expecting a quiet reprieve from London gossip, but the truth they face in their new home has a sharper—and deadlier—sting.
Paris is plagued by an underworld of demons and gargoyles who all seem to want something from the Waverly girls. Saving Ingrid’s twin, Grayson, from the fallen angel Axia nearly killed them. And they’re still being hunted—only this time, demons aren’t their only predators.
Ingrid’s blood is special: it bestows the power to command gargoyles. It’s an ability no other human has, and in the wrong hands, it could be used to send her cursed guardian, Luc, and his fellow Dispossessed to extinction. There are those who will do anything to get Ingrid’s blood—and they see no value in human life.
The Alliance has vowed to protect the Waverlys, and a new gargoyle has been assigned to guard their abbey home alongside Luc. But no one can watch over Ingrid, Gabby, and Grayson all the time—which means the three must learn to fight for themselves.
Because darkness follows the Waverlys. And sometimes darkness comes in the form you trust the most.
To read an excerpt of the first two chapters, CLICK HERE.
About Page Morgan
I’m the author of The Beautiful & The Cursed, a young adult novel about two sisters who, on their mission to find their missing brother, discover a veiled world of gargoyles and demons in the city of Paris. I’m currently writing the second and third novels in this series, which saps most of my brainpower. I live in New England with my husband and our three children, along with our ancient dog and arrogant cat, quickly sap the rest of it. I accept virtual gifts of coffee, chocolate, and cupcakes.
Other Books in the Series
After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.
In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.
And Grayson has gone missing.
No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.
Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.
For readers of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes a digital original short story set in the world of The Beautiful and the Cursed that follows Ingrid and Gabby Waverly and the terrifying forces determined to take their lives.
Read it before the sequel, The Lovely and the Lost, which is available in 2014 from Delacorte Press.
This tour includes an awesome giveaway for a SIGNED paperback of THE BEAUTIFUL & THE CURSED and a SIGNED hardcover of THE LOVELY & THE LOST + SIGNED swag – US ONLY
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The Tour Schedule
May 12th – Dark Faerie Tales – Guest Post
May 13th – Alice Marvels – Guest Post
May 14th – Lili’s Reflections – Review
May 15th – Book Swoon – Review
May 16th – Fiktshun – Interview: Luc
May 19th – BookHounds YA – Review
May 20th – YA Reads – Review
May 21st – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Interview
May 22nd – Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post: Nolan
May 23rd – Refracted Light Reviews – Interview