So, I’ve been asked to participate in the Meet my Character blog hop by the awesome Shehanne Moore whose next book, ‘The Viking and The Courtesan‘ hopefully won’t be far from publishing after being signed with Soulmate publishing!
First, a bit of info about Shehanne Moore:
When not cuddling inn signs in her beloved Scottish mountains, Shehanne Moore writes dark and smexy historical romance, featuring bad boys who need a bad girl to sort them out. She believes everyone deserves a little love, forgiveness and a second chance in life. Visit her blog to find out about past releases and hear more about her forthcoming time-slip historical, The Viking and The Courtesan.
Shehanne’s blog: http://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/
So first off I have two things to say before starting:
1. I’m VERY sorry to Shehanne who asked me to do this a couple of weeks ago and I just completely forgot, and she was really, really lovely to let me try it again!
2. I’m a terrible blog hopper. Because I actually forgot I had to find people to, you know, hop onto next 😀 So, I’m making a plea to other bloggers to do this and post a link in the comments? Because you’re all so lovely!
I swear I will get better at blogging one day!
Now onto the questions!
The character I have chosen is Alex Lailand from my work in progress, which is embarrassingly still untitled! 😀
What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Her name is Alexandra (Alex) Lailand and she is a completely fictional woman.
When and where is the story set?
The story is a modern day story set in London and Scotland!
What should we know about him/her?
Alex is a very practical woman, and a very confident one. She built her business from nothing to a business that allows her to have a fancy apartment and office in the middle of London.
Though city life is beginning to wear on her, she won’t admit it.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
What messes up her life? More like who messes up her life!
That would be FG, her rom-com obsessed fairy godmother who appeared in her office one day and sent her life spiralling into chaos. FG believes Alex has lost her heart and passion for life including love and business, and she isn’t leaving until that’s fixed!
Though FG’s imagination runs as far as throwing Alex into her own romantic tale, flinging her and her ‘perfect match’ into an assortment of clichés she’s picked up from watching and reading too much romance, which only serve to make things a little awkward for the pair.
What is the personal goal of the character?
To be successful.
Alex is all about getting the win, even if that means focusing only on the hard facts rather than the personal when it comes to her clients.
Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?
There is currently no working title! Which I should probably rectify pretty soon.
I recently posted a short, unedited teaser from the first draft. And of course I shall post more about it the closer it gets to release day (end of September!).
Ok, now is the part where I’m supposed to link to the other bloggers participating in the hop! But like I said, I had a complete blank when it came to this hop apparently! So I really hope someone is willing to join in!
If you do, please post it next Monday and let me know and I will link to the post 🙂 If you want more info, drop me an email and I will send you the details! Email: harliqueen (at) Hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk
Status of fifth manuscript: Editing first draft.
Books read this month: 0/4
Mid-September Book Review: Currently reading.
I can’t wait to meet this character! I’m completely intrigued 🙂
I hope you like her, it was nice to write a modern day woman 😀
Thank you so much for commenting!
I can’t wait to get my hands on the book 🙂
Awesome post Mishka! And another one for the TBR pile. hurry up girl! Stop lagging. xx
Thank you so much! 😀 Glad you think it sounds good, it’s been great fun to write and to try out something different.
Aww, this sounds like a really cute book! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one. I’m not sure if I’m too far off, but I sort of picture FG like a bubblier version of Terry Pratchett’s Nanny Ogg…but that might be the magic and the romance part, though I doubt Nanny Ogg would call what she’s obsessed with “romance!” Ha.
Oh my word, I love Nanny Ogg! 😀 Most of my Terry Pratchett I read is through audiobook and Tony Robinson’s voice for her is just incredible!
Fortunately FG is a bit more fashionable than Nanny Ogg, though still has a healthy appetite!
Thank you so much for commenting 🙂
Nice post! Hi, I nominated your blog for Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
Thank you so much! That’s so kind of you 😀
You’re welcome 🙂
Very cool! 🙂 This sounds adorable. So, what exactly *is* her business?
Her business is helping other businesses 😀 She helps new businesses get started and takes them through the process until they are stable enough.
A risky kind of career seeing as she doesn’t like taking chances in anything!
Thank you so much for commenting, so glad you think it sounds good! 🙂
Love the blog hop and getting to know more about your upcoming book!!!
Thank you so much! Blog hops are always great fun 😀
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The story sounds a bit like a romcom itself! I’m looking forward to it!
I definitely wanted it to have that feel, so it’s good you picked up on it 😀
Sounds interesting, I can’t wait to read some of the book -keep going:)
Glad you think so! It’s exciting getting it up together, I love seeing characters come to life through writing 😀
Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂
I LOVE your ideas, Mishka. Seriously, you’re so creative. Watch me turning green with envy. 😉 Don’t worry, we all mind blank sometimes! I’ll do the blog hop tonight… I do so enjoy sharing FH things with my readers, and blog hops are the best way to do it. xx
Thank you so much for agreeing to do the hop. I was on a complete fail with this hop apparently!
Thank you so much for the compliment, definitely made my day now! 😀
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