Katharine Ashe's hero comes over to play

I'm very very happy to host Lord Ben Doreé, the hero of Katharine Ashe's latest book, In the Arms of a Marquess (out today!), on Inside the Character's Studio! I love love love hosting heroes, as they're always the most interesting guests...and I think after you hear Ben's answers, you're going to sigh the whole way to the bookstore. Welcome Ben!

What is your favorite word? Trust.

What is your least favorite word? Responsibility.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? An honest woman with long legs.

What turns you off? Weakness of character.

What is your favorite curse word? Blast. But I rarely curse.

What sound or noise do you love? Her voice.

What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of suffering.

What profession would you like to attempt? I haven’t the time or inclination for a profession. I am sufficiently occupied running an empire.

What profession would you not like to do? Run an empire.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? She is yours. Now finally, and forever.

I mean, seriously? Dreamy.

The fabulous Miss Ashe (my cohort over on The Ballroom Blog) is offering up a copy of In the Arms of a Marquess to one lucky commenter! Katharine writes the most amazing adventure romances, and this series, The Rogues of the Sea, reminds me of how very much I love high-sea romance.

Tell us your favorite book, film or tv show set on the sea to enter to win the book! We'll choose a winner on Friday!