On Sunday, December 17, I’ll be taking over a Facebook event called Book Elves on the Shelves from 5pm-6pm EST. In preparation for the event, I was called upon to write a character interview.
After some thought, I decided to interview Michael Rannigan from RANNIGAN’S REDEMPTION, and I have to confess, it was amazing getting back in his head. Obviously, I love all my characters, but there’s something about Michael that sticks with me after all this time. I thought I’d share the interview with you.
An Interview with Michael Rannigan:
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
Michael Rannigan: Well, I’m a lawyer. Earned my law degree at NYU here in Manhattan. I’m a founding partner at Murphy, Rannigan, and Metheny, along with my buddies Brian Murphy and Jim Metheny. Those guys and their associates practice a lot of different kinds of law. Up on the 50th floor, we specialize in high profile defense. When the rich and famous get into trouble, they call me. *laughs*
Q: You’ve had an associate working with you for a number of years, Maggie Flynn. Tell us about her.
MR: Maggie? She’s a good addition to the team. Smart, a hard worker. Has an eye for detail, that’s for sure. She’s a great lawyer.
Q: There are those who say the two of you are close. Are you romantically involved with Maggie?
MR: *blinks hard* No. Next question.
Q: That question seemed to bother you.
MR: I date a very specific type of woman. Even if I were to break my rule about going out with a colleague, which I wouldn’t, Maggie’s not my type. I like blondes with big *waves hands in front of himself* egos and low expectations. I’m not a ‘relationship’ kind of guy. *gazes at hands* Maggie deserves better than that. *looks up suddenly* That was off the record.
Q: Of course. What are your plans for Christmas?
MR: *confident smile returns* I’m jetting off to Barbados that afternoon. But I’ll probably pop by Maggie’s place that morning, say Merry Christmas to everyone gathered for her annual Orphans and Misfits Christmas celebration.
Q: Thank you for talking with me today.
MR: *nods* My pleasure.
Rannigan’s Redemption, my three-novel spicy vanilla law drama, is the story of the complicated relationship between bad boy Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan and Maggie Flynn, the smart redhead he hires to join his prestigious firm.
Michael is a rogue, an inveterate player with a stable of surgically-enhanced bottle-blondes at his beck and call. Maggie’s smart and capable, maybe even a better lawyer than Michael, if he stops to think about it. She’s too smart for his sexual tastes, definitely not his type. So why can’t he get her out of his mind?
Maggie has been in love with him from the beginning. She knows how he operates, and that the situation is all but hopeless. But she sees the man he could be. For now, she’s content to work with him.
What would happen if they crossed that line?
The three Rannigan’s Redemption books, RESISTING RISK, RUNNING ROGUE, and RANSOMING REDEMPTION are available individually, or as one boxed set. Full disclosure, the first book ends in something of a cliffie, so…
And please join me Sunday at Book Elves on the Shelves. It should be lots of fun!