February 2019: Hardest Character
~ Ruth A. Casie ~
Who was your hardest character to write? And why?
Ruth A. Casie said:
Alex Stelton in The Guardian’s Witch. He wouldn’t talk to me. I know, sounds odd since I put the words in his mouth but I couldn’t get him to open up. I had a break through when I was driving down the NJ Turnpike. I begged him to speak to me and got aggravated and stepped on the gas. A few miles later I was on the side of the road with red and blue lights flashing behind me.
To make a long story short, I told the officer I was distracted trying to figure out a plot point with… my hero sitting next to me. Of course the passenger seat was empty. I got off with a warning, but so did Alex. The officer told him to cooperate or his story may never make to publication.
I drove the next hour with Alex explaining how distracted he was with trying to manage his responsibilities. Once I got that, he told me everything.
The Pirate’s Jewel
[Medieval Romance, Pirates]
Deception and family honor are at stake – so is her heart.
Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.
Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.
When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?
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