Monday, August 25, 2014

Meet My Character Blog Tour!

Fellow historical western romance author Carra Copelin invited me to join this fun and exciting blog tour that lets our readers learn a little bit more about a character from one of our works in progress! For my character, I've chosen Lena Sayer from my upcoming release, Chase (Prairie Grooms, Book Four). But first, let me fill you in a little about Carra, who roped me into this in the first place!

Carra Copelin is an Amazon best selling author who writes award winning contemporary and historical romantic suspense about Texans set in Texas. No matter the murder, mystery, or mayhem that may surround or involve the hero and heroine, every story revolves around their romance and family.
She's a member of Romance Writers of America and Yellow Rose Romance Writers, plus she regularly contributes to Smart Girls Read Romance and Sweethearts of the West Blogs.
She and her hero live in North Central Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where they enjoy their family and grandchildren. In addition to writing and researching with her fabulous critique partners, she enjoys playing bridge, crochet, and genealogy. Find her on her website, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Wattpad.
She loves to hear from readers at carra @ carracopelin (dot) com
Please sign up for her newsletter on her website or blog for new releases and contests. And if you enjoyed this book, please leave a review at Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble.!/CarraCopelin

Now, on to finding out a little more about Lena Sayer!  The Eldest of the  ... odd cousins! And all by answering a few questions from the tour!

1. Who IS this character? What is her/his name, and is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Lena Sayer, (whose real first name is Morelina. Yeah, ouch!) is completely fictional. After all, who would name their kid Morelina? Sounds kind of like the name of a wicked witch or evil sorceress, doesn't it? 

2. When and where is the story set?

The story takes place in Clear Creek, Oregon in the year 1861.

A day dress from the early 1860's.

A good representation of what the Sayer sisters may have worn, before sucumbing to more practical attire for prairie life.

3. What should we know about him/her?

Okay, here is where it gets fun ... Lena believes you shouldn't kill anything!  She'd have rescued that big spider from August (Prairie Grooms, Book One) and probably would have found the dear little guy (oh wait, he wasn't that little, was he?) a new home! She's articulate and very good at talking, when she wants to. In private she longs to be an actress or orator, but such occupations are not fit for ladies. She's a free spirit, and often got her sisters to perform small plays in secret, just the three of them, ones that she of course, wrote. 

More suitable attire for prairie life.

4. What is the main conflict?  What messes up his/or her life?

Simply put, she's a Sayer, and no one in their right (or even a drunken stupor) state of mind will go any where near a woman with that family name.  Rumor is they have a curse upon them, and bad things happen to any and all men who try to court them.  So alas, they are sent to America as mail order brides by their cousin the Duke of Stantham, (Duncan Cooke) who figures he can marry them off to some of the men of Clear Creek, where the Sayer "curse" cannot follow. Desperate for a husband, she and her sisters agree. But during the long journey from England to American, Lena begins to think, and notices she's not as comfortable with the idea as she thought. But why? You'll have to read the story to find out ...

5. What is the personal goal of the character?

To marry, of course. A good man of character, one who is forthright.  But even a good character, cannot guarantee there will be love ...

6. Is there a working title, and can we read more about it?

The title is Chase (Prairie Groom, Book Four).  As to reading more about it, you can read the whole thing! As it releases very soon!

7. When can we expect the book to be published? 

Wednesday, August 27th!  See, I told you it was soon!!!

Next in our 'Meet My Character Blog Tour is author Merry Farmer! 

Merry lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Women's Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.
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Meet Merry's character next week, 9/1 on  Merry's blog and have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Kit, I'm late in getting around to visiting. That little thing called life keeps showing up when I least expect it dumping all kinds of fun! I can hardly wait to read about Chase and Lena to find out who tames who!
    Thanks for participating in this fun little ditty and talking about your heroine!