I just saw this blog hop on a dear friend’s blog and thought it a fantastic idea! Showcase your favorite character (from your own writing) to everyone with a snippet from your work.
The blogfest runs from January 23-25.Here’s how it works:
1. Decide which of your characters you’d like to introduce everyone to, and choose a snippet about this character (preferably no more than 200 words) to share about this character. (A snippet from your manuscript would be awesome, but if you’re not comfortable with that, you can choose to do a character sketch–something to show us your character and writing.)
2. Between January 23-25, tell us who your favorite character you’ve written is and why and post your snippet.
3. Hop around to other participants to check out their favorite characters and a bit of their story.
My favorite character is one only a few of you may have met. He is my very first hero, from my medieval trilogy Time Enough To Love.
Sir Geoffrey Longford is a knight at the court of King Edward III of England in the year of Our Lord 1348. He has fought for the king for 10 years, since the age of 18, and is an excellent warrior. He’s recently been betrothed to a girl he’s never met, but whom he intends to woo because he likes her and wants her to like him in return before they marry.
I love Geoffrey because he’s the perfect hero–a strong, skilled, loyal warrior with a soft, passionate side. He wants his marriage to be more than just an arrangement–especially after he meets Alyce. And he’s willing to change in order to make this happen.
Below is an unedited snippet from my first novel, being revised this coming summer.
“Are you not coming?”
Geoffrey rose and stretched. “Nay, Thomas. I have business to attend to in the morning. Another time, mayhap.”
With a groan, Thomas left the chamber to Geoffrey, who went to stare out the window at the shadowy trees across the royal park. Thomas’s question still preyed on his mind. He pondered the way his flesh seemed on fire whenever he touched Alyse, the lightning stab of desire that coursed through him when he caught her eye. Such feelings were alien, unknown in all his previous dealings with women. This was different—and disturbing.
He sighed, and thought of the changes that would soon rule his life. Already ruled it. His refusal to carouse with Thomas was the first sacrifice. Geoffrey could match Thomas pace for pace in whatever pastime they favored and this was the first night he had cried off. Too bad his friend was disappointed, but he had devised a plan to satisfy Alyse’s need for time and wanted to put it into motion at the soonest possible moment. Which meant an early breakfast was in order.
Click on the button on the right for details on how to join/participate in this hop. You could win a critique from Melanie Billings, Acquisitions Editor at Whiskey Creek Press and other prizes.
Thanks so much for coming by and meeting Geoffrey.
You might also want to stop by Starla Kaye’s Blog today where Pam Kimball, my heroine from Almost Perfect, is being interviewed. Apparently she’s got a lot to say about her 1Night Stand experience! Hope you drop by.