Welcome to A Writer’s Mind’s, END OF THE WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT! On Monday I invited Robin Danner over to share a little bit about the cover for her latest release, THE PRINCES KNIGHTED. Now it’s my pleasure to welcome over and interview the characters from this story. Today I’ll be interviewing the heroine, Sara of Bevelaire. Tomorrow, the hero, Hugh d’Arcy.
Before we get started, let’s learn more about The Princes Knighted.
Sir Hugh d’Arcy has returned from the battlefield to escort Sara, the princess of Noventia’s sister, to wed another. The mission is his duty, and his personal agony. Sara has never forgotten her love for the boy Hugh once was. When captured, a shocking revelation brings their love to life again. To save all he has sworn to protect, Hugh faces a devastating decision. Can Sara convince him her love is strong enough to overcome any obstacle?
SKY: Tell us a little bit about you.
SARA: Hello, I’m Sara! My older sister, Rowena, is the princess of Noventia. We’ve lived in N’ior, the capital city of Noventia, for about three years now and I’ve never seen a lovelier place. (Our life in Bevelaire was fairly gloomy before we came here.) I recently agreed to marry the Duke of Aronia, but Hugh d’Arcy, the boy I’ve loved since I was sixteen, has just returned to N’ior.
SKY: Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Hugh, what thoughts come to mind?
SARA: My sister had just helped me escape the rebels, but she was captured. I ran for help and that’s when I encountered Prince Talin and his favorite recruit, Hugh. Hugh was such a hero, allowing me to ride his horse with him since I’m deathly afraid of them!
SKY: He has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? You know without doubt he appreciates one of your traits. Share what you think that is.
SARA: It would definitely be his sweetness. Hugh has always treated me with the kindest regard, even though he was seventeen when we first met. He wasn’t like most lads his age. He was patient and kind and willing to befriend me when I knew no one at N’ior other than my sister. And, he probably wouldn’t admit it, but Hugh has always felt responsible for me. He earned my hero worship at a young age and patiently stepped into the role of my protector.
SKY: He has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? Oh yeah, there’s a trait you know he’d change about you…fess up!
SARA: That’s a simple one, his stubbornness! Hugh thinks he knows what’s best for me even though I tell him time and again that I know my own mind. This hearkens back to his protector role. He would probably say the same about me.
SKY: Ah, love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing he’s done for you?
SARA: Oh, it would be so hard to name just one! It’s a mixture of many things…the way he looks at me, the way he holds me, the way he tries his best to protect me. Once he was even gravely injured, but he was determined to fight our captors to save me.
SKY: He has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? His eye constantly roams to a particular part of your person. Tell, tell!
SARA: I’m always been fond of his hair. Hugh has golden brown curls that have a tendency to fall over his brow. My fingers constantly itch to touch them! As for my feature, it may sound trite, but Hugh seems to adore my eyes. They are hazel and he claims that they alternating green and brown hues entrance him. (Blushes)
SKY: How do you think Hugh would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?
SARA: Sit in the rose garden at N’ior
SKY: You and Hugh just don’t see eye to eye on what issue?
SARA: Hugh thinks he has to be constantly on his guard around me. I just want him to know that I’m not a child anymore and my need for him is that of a woman.
SKY: He said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?
SARA: Hugh revealed the identity of the rebel leader to me, but shush…I can’t say. It’s a secret!
SKY: Thanks so much for joining me today!
Readers, be sure to swing in tomorrow as I welcome over the hero of The Princes Knighted, Hugh d’Arcy.