This week's post is by Rachelle Ayala from her novel, Hidden Under Her Heart.
I’m Maryanne Torres, the unfortunate heroine in Rachelle Ayala’s latest book, Hidden Under Her Heart. Okay, so I’m darn lucky too, but that’s only because I twisted Rachelle’s little finger and demanded a happy ending and a hot hero, Lucas Knight.
Professionally, I’m a nurse and a pretty good one. I care about my patients and am happy to make their lives better. But I was a dating disaster and always picked the wrong men. I made some bad decisions and ended up raped and pregnant. Not very smart.
You’ll have to read my story, because it’s too embarrassing to talk about. I was shoved into a media circus while still in shock over my condition. I had tough decisions to make and even though Lucas tried to be supportive, I could not trust him to fully accept me. How Rachelle pulled it off is still beyond my understanding. But I’m more than satisfied with the ending, even though I didn’t think I’d survive the story.
1. The worst Valentine's Day gift I ever received was...
Valentine’s Day before Lucas Knight was a depressing day. If I had a date, or a steady boyfriend, they were more interested in what I would do for them. My last boyfriend before Lucas would say, “I believe in women’s lib. Where are you taking me?” Oh, and the one before that? Jerk. He gave me a pack of condoms, jumbo sized. What a laugh. That was the worst thing I ever received on Valentine’s Day.
2. My idea of the perfect date would be...
with Lucas Knight, of course. He’s daring me to take a ride in a balloon over the foothills. It would be thrilling and we can touch a piece of Heaven while up there. We’ll get into the position and kiss right at the highest altitude.
3. If you want to give me candy...
You can always placate me with chocolate, the darker the better. Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles, Lady Godiva, and Guittard, right here in Burlingame California.
You Da One by Rihanna. Lucas Knight is the only man for me. I knew it about halfway through the book, but I doubted near the end, afraid I had lost him because of a secret from my past. Fortunately, I almost broke Rachelle’s finger and she gave me my man back.
Rachelle Ayala is the author of three novels, Michal’s Window, Broken Build, and Hidden Under Her Heart. Please visit her website: http://rachelleayala.me blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/rachelleayalawriter
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Dear Denise and Rachelle,ReplyDelete
I loved this post, great questions and such great answers. I really enjoyed it!
Hi Sylvia. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :)Delete
Thanks Syl! I had fun doing the interview. :)Delete
Great name, Lucas Knight. I don't even have to see him to know what a heartthrob he is. Definitely the type to bring good-quality chocolate to a love-fest. Good luck with the book, Rachelle!ReplyDelete
Hi Anne! Thanks for stopping by. I agree, Lucas Knight is definitely a great name for a love interest. :DDelete
Thanks Anne, Lucas is a darling. Yep, chocolate always helps, with writing as well.Delete
Anne's right. It's a very good name. So now I'm wondering if I should change my answer to an interview question and say names do matter after all :)ReplyDelete
Hi Sheila, There is a really good article about character names right here:Delete
Thanks Sheila and Denise. this is a great article. I never really thought about the name aspect, but yes, "Knight" probably signifies good guy. And Lucas is a hero type name, maybe reminding you of "Luke" Skywalker.Delete
To see Lucas, see his interview here. Author vs. Character: Lucas KnightReplyDelete
He brings chocolates, flowers, and balloons. And he does the most romantic things in the excerpt posted at WLC.
Thanks Denise for talking to Maryanne.
I had so much fun getting to know Lucas better at my blog, but I love this interview with Maryanne!Delete
This book is a definite winner! Loved it!
Hi Chantel, Loved your interview with Lucas. Thanks so much for stopping by!Delete
Thanks so much, nice interview and I gotta say - love the parrot :DReplyDelete
Yes, isn't the parrot adorable? Thanks for stopping by. :DDelete
Hi Karina, he's a Solomon Island eclectus. The males are green and the females are blue, red and purple. Very pretty birds.Delete
Enjoying the change up of questions every week Denise. Thanks for the continuing 4-fers. They are so much fun to see and read.ReplyDelete
I'm really loving these interviews! Glad you are too. :DDelete
Hi Courtney, it's definitely a fun way to get people talking. I like it. :) Thanks for having me too.Delete