Who is Jules Vanderzeit, and why does he appear in all four of my Gided Age romance novels?
He isn’t the hero of any of the stories. He’s more like a villain, the antagonist, and yet, he’s the common factor in the series.
Who would base a series on a villain? Not me! Not really.
As I see it, Jules isn’t a villain so much as he represents an opportunity.
While it may seem as if Jules, the Maestro, shows up at the worse possible moment in my character’s lives, he’s really there to offer them an opportunity to set things right. While it may seem as if he’s the source of all their woes, he’s really an opportunity to make life altering choices.
He’s like the classic case of getting fired from a job you really, really hate but think you really, really need. And then, when you’re at your lowest, this eventually becomes the best thing that ever happened to you. If forces you to jump-start your life for act two.
Being forced out of our comfort zone, even an unpleasant comfort zone, forces us to make choices we would otherwise avoid. And while it often seems more difficult and challenging than we would like, it also provides the opportunity for greater rewards.
Interested in seeking out a new opportunity for yourself? Read one of the Jules Vanderzeit books to see for yourself if he can make you an offer you can’t refuse.