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1. Do you have a favourite character from any of your books?
Absolutely! I have always been drawn to Fergus MacKay in Promised to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book two. I discovered him while writing the first, Bound to the Highlander, and he swept me away from the first moment I typed his name. I knew almost immediately he would get his own book. Fergus is all alpha male, but also loyal and fiercely protective over what’s his. He’s a formidable foe, but THE warrior you want in your corner.
He has flaws aplenty as well which is why I loved writing his story so much and discovering his character arc along the way. I had a really hard time letting PTTH go. Not because I didn’t think it was ready, but because I had to say goodbye to Fergus. The book comes out in May. Hope you like it.
2. If you were him/her what would you have done differently in their situation?
Listen more. Not be so judgemental and pigheaded. Seriously there’s times in the book I wanted to clock him in the head for being so daft. Thankfully, as with all character arcs, Fergus learns and grows as the story progresses.
3. Do you believe in the traditional HEA or do you think sometimes characters don’t need (or maybe deserve) them?
I want a HEA every single time in romance novels. In literary fiction or anything else, I up for anything. But I want my rom novels tied up nicely in the end. My favourite plot lines show characters that have a lot to learn and when they do that together, even when times get rocky, it satisfies me as a reader. The best ones out there have you going ‘how will they ever get past this?’ but they do. And I love that.
Hope you liked this week’s questions. Want to know how some other authors answered the above questions? Hop on over to Sarah Hegger’s blog and keep hopping until you’ve see ’em all! Thanks for reading! See you next week. xx