Welcome back to A Writer’s Mind’s, END OF THE WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT! Yesterday I interviewed the heroine of THE PRINCES KNIGHTED, Sara of Bevelaire (scroll to the next post to read). Today I’m thrilled to interview her hero, Hugh d’Arcy.
GIVEAWAY! Author, Robin Danner, is graciously giving away an eCopy of THE PRINCES BOUND to one lucky commenter. Contest ends Sunday, January 20th, 12 PM EST.
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.
HUGH: I’m Hugh d’Arcy, a knight of Noventia and the nephew of the Queen of Isidor. My grandfather, Collin, is the chief advisor to the Noventian prince. I’ve been around the royal family since I was a baby. My father, Lance, died when I was young and my grandfather and aunt raised me. I joined the army at sixteen and was knighted at a mere eighteen. I’ve been busy fighting the rebellion for three years now.
SKY: Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Sara, what thoughts come to mind?
HUGH: At the time, I was frantic with worry over Rowena, my prince’s betrothed. I was assigned to protect Sara. She’d obviously been mistreated by the rebels and her face was battered and bruised. I’ve felt responsible for her safety ever since.
SKY: She has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? Hands down, she appreciates one of your traits…what do you think that is?
HUGH: Sara seems so delicate, but you’d be surprised to learn that she’s actually quite fierce. She is also very stubborn. It’s an interesting mix. No doubt, she appreciates my loyalty to my prince, but knowing Sara she probably called me sweet or something equally trite.
SKY: She has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? You figure there’s probably a trait she might want to change about you… care to share?
HUGH: I wouldn’t change a thing about Sara. She’s absolutely perfect just the way she is. If I had to guess, I would say she’d change my determination. (She’ll probably call it stubbornness, but I beg to differ.)
SKY: Ah, love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing you’ve done for her?
HUGH: It probably won’t sound romantic, but I’ve watched her sleep. When we were captured, I stayed awake to make sure she was safe.
SKY: She has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? She can’t stare at you enough… but where is she staring? Now’s the time to gloat about your thick head of hair. *Sky sniggers* Truth! Do you think it’s your eyes? Chest? Etc.
HUGH: This isn’t not a manly response, but it would be her eyes. I could literally watch her face forever. (Hanging head) Did she really say my hair? I wouldn’t be surprised.
SKY: How do you think Sara would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?
HUGH: To keep this safe for children to read and because I know how Sara thinks, I will say that our favorite thing to do together is sit in the rose garden. When we were younger, she made me pick flowers all the time! Thankfully we now have new hobbies, but I won’t go into those here. ; )
SKY: You and Sara don’t see eye to eye on what issue?
HUGH: We don’t see eye to eye at all! (She’s quite a bit shorter than me.) To be honest, we don’t agree on many things. Sara is idealistic, while I’m a realist. My life as a knight isn’t suited for a delicate girl like Sara.
SKY: She said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?
HUGH: “I want to be with you, Hugh. Here, now. I will not watch you march off to war without knowing what it is like to be with you.”
SKY: Thanks so much for joining me today, Hugh. Great interview!
Meet the Author
Robin Danner writes sweet and sexy historicals and lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons. When she is not writing, she enjoys watching reality television and singing karaoke ... quite possibly off-key!
She is a graduate of Troy University and published her first novel not long after earning her degree in Biology. She currently works full-time and shuffles her time between writing, work, and her family. Find out more about Robin at http://robindanner.webs.com.
Contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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