Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romance Weekly Hop--Who is your favorite character?

Time for another round of questions with the romance writers weekly blog hop! This weeks questions came from the lovely Rebekah Ganiere:

  • Who is your favorite character you've written and why?
Ooo, that's a hard one because I like all my characters. I think I might say Calum MacLeod from Captured by the Pirate Laird. He embodies my definition of the ideal Highland hero:

There are so many redeeming qualities in my sixteenth century men: 

1.      Total alpha male. These rugged warriors cannot afford to be passive. They have a duty to protect their clans and their women and nothing will stop them from doing so.
2.      Honor. The Scottish Highlander’s honor is his most treasured attribute, guiding his every decision. No one could ever strip away his honor.
3.      Respect and Chivalry. Both his honor and the code of chivalry ensure the Highlander will treat the heroine reverently, respect her virtue, and when in a crowd, he will make her feel as if she’s the only and most beautiful woman in the room.
4.      Ruggedly good looking. These Highland heroes are generally tall and sturdy, and definitely not pretty. With firm jaws, broad foreheads and intense eyes, there is no question who is in command when you enter their lair.
5.      Did I mention powerful? Their sturdy build and constant training tones their solid frames. A Highlander would be a good contender for Mr. Universe, though he’s not conceited about it. His muscular build is necessary for the protection of his clan.
6.      Well trained warrior. These men must be trained in the use of all weapons, and expertly wield a claymore, shoot arrows, and know how to handle a deadly dirk.
7.      A sense of humor. They don’t take themselves too seriously and know when to laugh at their own mistakes…but not always.
8.      Practiced lover. Any woman will swoon in their arms and consider herself completely ravished in the morning.
9.      Finally, my Highland heroes have a fervent passion for the heroine that drives them to the ragged edge of madness.

Who wouldn’t fall in love with rugged warrior, who only has eyes for you, would protect you with his life, and speaks with a deep, lilting Scottish burr? *swoons*

  • Do you prefer to write your Hero or Heroine?
  • What are the three things you can't write without? 
1. My computer.
2. My outline/scene notes.
3. Uninterrupted spans of time

Next, hop over to LaNora Mangano's blog to see how she answers these fun questions! http://findinglanora.weebly.com/lanoras-lanotes.html

And I'd love to hear...Who do you prefer to write, the hero or the heroine?


  1. I didn't mention it on my blog, but I probably should have. If I didn't have my own laptop I don't know if I ever would have finished a manuscript. Stealing time from the family's PC just wasn't working!

  2. Och, give me a lad with a broad chest in a kilt any day!

  3. I would have never guessed male POV LOL, enjoyed your blog!!!

    1. Yep...I think it's because I have an older brother and no sisters.

  4. Aye, real Scots - hmmm? Not so sure

  5. I would love your heroes, too! You make strong points about why a Highlander is the perfect hero.

  6. Um... yummy! I need to get acquainted with your book heros STAT! You killed me with the Scottish accent because who doesn't melt when they hear that?! I love those types they are my favorites too! I look forward to reading!
    Thanks for the fun post!

  7. Amy, I love your list of character traits. Well thought out and definitely worth a great swoon.

  8. Love your description of the Highlander man! My type of guy! I love writing the 'bad' ones. They do, think, emote, what I'd like to at times but do not!

    1. I enjoy writing the antagonists as well, Ronnie :-)

  9. Wow! Your hero sounds super dreamy :D

  10. So, where, exactly, do I find a man like this? My husband is great, but something about this hero of yours calls to me ....