Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Ascot and I’m a wulver. For anyone who doesn’t know, a wulver is a Scottish mythical creature who is half-man, half-wolf. I have the head of a wolf, the body of a man and I have impeccable manners and dress like a gentleman. I do like to be well dressed at all times. I may look a little scary but I’m actually a very kind soul. I often gift food to Cerise, who you’ll get to know if you read Cherry Lips.
What is your role in the story?
I have a direct link to the royal family and the nature of that link is revealed towards the end of the book, so I can’t say too much. I’m a good friend of Cerise, who is the protagonist and she and I would do anything for each other. I was even closer to her mother, Emilia. The official story is that when she was caught spending too much time with the local beast-man (that would be me), all the dirty minds went into overdrive and the beautiful Emilia was sent to an asylum, but there’s more to it than that. Emilia and I had a secret that even Cerise doesn’t know.
What is your favourite hobby?
I like fishing. In fact, I absolutely love fishing. On the days when I can’t fish, in winter and early spring, I like to read but mostly I just dream about when I can start fishing again. It’s not just a hobby. It’s how I survive. If I have any fish to spare, I gift them to Cerise and her family. Goodness knows, they need them. They only ever seem to eat parsley soup and my fish!
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I’d like to be taken seriously. I’m tired of being the mild-mannered wulver. I want respect, especially from my family and I’m going to get it. I have a complex relationship with a few of the characters in Cherry Lips that is only touched on in that book. In the sequel, Bewitcher, these relationships are explored further.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
I’d wish to be treated with the same respect as a human. It’s all I’ve ever wanted.
Title: Cherry Lips
Author: Lacey Dearie
Cerise is not a witch. She’s an apprentice herbalist whose father is a wannabe warlock and fairy godmother is a madame. But Cerise has a closely guarded secret – the cherry lip-stain she manufactures and sells to the richest and most powerful women in the land is a potent aphrodisiac that makes the wearer irresistible. Of course, with such power comes responsibility, something Cerise did not consider while she was testing each batch of the product on the men of her home town.
Soon, word of the magical make-up reaches the childless Queen Merewald, and she becomes determined to uncover the secrets of the lip-stain herself and use them to seduce her ageing, impotent husband, King Palen. Her best chance is to send her feline brother-in-law, Blaxton, to befriend Cerise and spy on her. What the Queen didn’t count on was her nephew falling for Cerise without the use of magic or her niece using their jester as bait to uncover the secrets before she did.
Cherry Lips is a chick-lit fairytale about a medieval amateur cosmetologist, a nymphomaniac witch, a kinky jester, an unconventionally handsome prince, a wizard with magical healing powers, a castle made of sand and crystals, magical lip-stain that makes the wearer irresistible and cats. Lots and lots of cats.
Lacey Dearie is the creator of the best-selling Leger – Cat Sleuth Mysteries Series about a talking Glaswegian cat detective. She loves observing cats and their idiosyncrasies and has a particular fondness for black cats with amber eyes or pretty calicos. She would own a house full of pets if her allergies allowed it.
She is also the author of chick-lit novel and Amazon UK Top 100 best-seller, The Tangled Web (currently available only on Createspace), chick-lit fairytale Cherry Lips, two nonsensical short stories about amorous foods and the soon to be released Candlelight Lane Mysteries which blend culinary cozies and magical realism.
In her spare time she loves to travel and is a regular visitor to Cyprus – a place that has influenced almost every story she writes as much as her home country, Scotland. She has a personal blog dedicated to lingerie and fragrances, studies perfumery and is a tiny bit obsessed with cute stationery and ska.
Lacey loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted on Twitter as @laceydearie (please be aware of adult content) or on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/laceydearie (family friendly).
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