Welcome to A Hero’s Blog Hop, peeps! I hope you all have hopped all over the place, taking in the many fine heroes Carrie Ann Ryan has amassed through the authors and bloggers participating. Thanks so much for hosting, Carrie Ann!
So, I’d like to chat to you all about my upcoming release from Decadent Publishing, ROUGH DIAMOND, and my wonderful, saucy hero, Rupert Llewellyn!
As a massive fan of the brilliant TV show Misfits, I love love LOVE Simon. He’s just so cute, which is really kinda strange cos in the first series, he was a bit of a creepy stalker dude. HOWEVER. The actor who portrays him, Iwan Rheon, is Welsh and as Rupert of ROUGH DIAMOND is Welsh, I thought who better to be my inspiration!
Personality-wise, though, the inspiration is all Rupert. He’s playacting at being an empty-headed Public School boy. Hmm. I should probably explain myself a bit there. Um… Er…
The closest example I can think of is Hugh Laurie in Blackadder. Total sidenote – you’ve no notion how shocked I was the first time I watched House. THAT was Hugh Laurie?! Are you sure?? No way was that the same man who played that empty-headed nincompoop in Blackadder. NO WAY*
Anyhoo, back to Rupert. Rupert is much cleverer than he pretends, and only his heroine, Alice, can see through his deception. Being the kind of man he is, Rupert is mightily intrigued and somewhat amused that Alice doesn’t believe his lie. Unfortunately, he underestimates her completely, and that’s when the fun begins… Alice turns him over and around, until he doesn’t know why she’s got him so tied in knots, and while it’s agony for him, it’s pretty fun times for us as readers, hey?
ROUGH DIAMOND will be available later this year from Decadent Publishing’s Western Escape. I hope you guys check it out!
And now, the contest#!
Comment below on your favourite hero. Why have you chosen that particular hero? What is about him that makes you swoon? What makes him so very special? Let me know!
One lucky commenter will win a USD$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, as well as a signed ENSLAVED postcard, a signed TEACH ME postcard, an ENSLAVED magnet and TEACH ME magnet. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter!
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!
The GRAND prize winner may be chosen from this very blog! Therefore, please make sure to include your email address in your comment – you could win the following:
- 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
- 2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
- 3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
Super cool, right? Good luck, peeps!
*FYI, totally is him. It’s on his IMDB page and everything, so it must be true**
** Guys, I’m totally messing with you. Of course I knew it was him. They kinda look the same, so it’s the same guy, right? That’s how that works, yes?***
*** Golly, I crack myself up some times, I surely do
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# The small print: Comment before midnight on 01/08/2012 (Australian Central Standard Time) to be entered to win a USD$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, one (1) signed ENSLAVED postcard, one (1) signed TEACH ME postcard, one (1) ENSLAVED magnet and one (1) TEACH ME magnet. Winner will be selected via random.org, with winner’s name posted on this blog by 02/08/2012. Cassandra will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Cassandra can send the prize to them.
Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Cassandra can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.
The Grand Prize competition is run by Carrie Ann Ryan and winner will be drawn by Carrie Ann. Cassandra accepts no responsibility or liability for this competition.