Welcome, today we are speaking with Marcus Aronson, the male lead in Incognito by Morgan K Wyatt.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, that’s actually my strength, people not knowing a great deal about me. I come into town to evaluate failing businesses and sometimes colleges for takeover. Knowing me might diminish my effectiveness at going unnoticed.
Rumor is you didn’t go unnoticed at Jefferson College. Can you tell me about that?
(He laughs.) Yep, maybe I wasn’t the best person to send for that project, but I am very glad I went, very glad. As a fast-talking New Jersey Jew, I stand out like a sore thumb in rural Kentucky. Everything is wrong about me from my accent to my clothes to my unexpected attraction to a certain buttoned-up writing teacher.
This sounds promising. Could you elaborate?
(He grins.) There she was with her wild curling red hair clubbed backed into one of those old lady hairstyles. Teresa, the teacher, favors dark business suits two sizes too large. Maybe she dons her disguise to hide the passionate woman inside, but she’s not fooling me.
It sounds like romance is in the air. Do you believe in love at first sight? Are you currently involved with anyone?
You are a nosy one. (Wags his index finger at the interviewer.) I am not a big one on love period, except I do know some happily married couples. It works out for some.
Nope, not involved with anyone at the current time. Couple of years ago, my former fiancée claimed I spent too much time at work. She left me while I was away on a business trip taking every major appliance in the house with her. Heard she hooked up with another workaholic executive. After that incident, the only women I’ve met up with are those who chase after me. It’s all good until they decide to chase after someone else.
That sounds so sad. Don’t you want to settle down with someone special?
(Marcus looks reflective and sighs.) Lately, I’ve given more thought to that since I am hitting forty. Back home, when I jog through the park I see this old man walking alone. I don’t want that to be me.
What are you going to do to change your path? What about Teresa?
Hey, are you working for the FBI? Maybe they need to hire you since you have an uncanny ability to weasel information out of me. As for changing my path, I’m not sure how I can. I am flying to a new job site about a third of the year. No woman wants to put up with that. Worse, how could you have any type of home life?
As for Teresa, (rubs his hand over his face) she’s something special. I would like to get to know her better. (He grins.) She’d like to get to know me better too. Of course, when she finds out why I am really at Jefferson and that I am using a fake name, let’s say I might catch a flash of some of those hidden passions and it won’t be on satin sheets either.
Are you going to take a pass on the attraction between you and Teresa?
I didn’t say that. It won’t be easy, but it will be interesting.
Marcus, thanks for stoping by Hardcover Therapy today!
Teresa Gallagher did not expect to become an old maid school teacher at the great age of thirty-six, but she does teach and is single. She also didn’t expect a gorgeous stranger to slip into her university writing class. The man claims a historical name as his own and an interest in writing. She has high school students who lie better.
Marcus Aronson specializes in small colleges with problems. His company usually gobbles up the college, lays off people and takes over administration. Jefferson is his latest project. He slips into a classroom to check out if a favorite professor might be the embezzler. What he finds instead is a passionate woman hiding behind a button up exterior. Someone needs to release Teresa from her inhibitions and that someone would be him. There were rules about mixing business and pleasure. Rules he intended to break.
About the Author
Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.
At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.
Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.