The Hero Blog Hop

Welcome to The Hero Blog Hop. I hear voices fairly often. It’s a requirement of my job as a writer. My current hero, Tobias Randall, has been fairly insistent and encroaches on my down time quite a lot. A word of warning about Tobias. He’s newly returned to my fictional english estate, Romsey Abbey, and unfortunately spent the last ten years ship-bound on the far side of the world.

As such, he’s not as refined as Leopold Randall (seen recently in Engaging the Enemy) and he tends to say the first thing that pops into his head. I’m doing a lot of rewriting to avoid giving offense.

Tobias: If the readers don’t like me then so be it.

Tobias, it’s important to make a good impression. You’ll not impress anyone by leaving your hat and gloves behind. Not to mention your shoes. This is Regency England, sir! There are rules for proper behavior to be followed now.

T: Please don’t remind me. Unfortunately, I think holding the Duchess of Romsey at the end of my pistol has already sealed my reputation as a man of poor manners.

Given the circumstances, I’m sure all will be forgiven if you expend the effort to do the right thing.

T: The weather gauge has already turned against me. I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

You did make quite an impression, especially with Lady Venables. She’d be shocked to see you as you are. Are you behaving as a gentleman? Are you happy to be back at Romsey Abbey?

T: [mumbles something under his breath]

Sorry, would you care to repeat that.

T: You’d only edit me. As for my time at Romsey, the whiskey is plentiful, my bedchamber’s not bad, and there’s a nice window I can climb out of to sit up on the battlements when my brother’s lessons become too much. Acting the gentleman is no easy lark you know.

You’re still clinging to the walls like an ape? You’ll frighten Lady Venables out of her remaining wits. Do try to mind your manners. I’m sure that will make your brother happy.

T: I’ll do my bestย but I doubt I’ll ever be truly comfortable here. However, Leopold will remain here and so will I for the moment. The only thing missing here is Oliver and Rose.

That’s right, the search isn’t over, is it?

T: Not by a long shot.

And there he goes.Tobias enjoys his new freedom and comes and goes at will. I hope you’ve enjoyed our quick chat.

Tobias’ story is unpublished as yet but you can get to know the Randall family through Engaging the Enemy. [Leopold Randall also first appears in my novel Charity]

I’m giving away two PDF copies of Engaging the Enemy as part of the hop. Be sure to leave a comment to go into the draw. The question I want everyone to answer: What was the last book (print or digital) that you read??


Once you’ve left a comment, including your email address, please click this link to return to Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog hop post to find the names of other participating authors.



43 Responses to The Hero Blog Hop

  1. countessofmar July 28, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Heather, Tobias sounds absolutely charming in a troublesome way. The last book I read was Temptation & Twilight by Charlotte Featherstone.

  2. Larkin Hunter July 28, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    So, Tobias is a little bit Leopold and a little bit Tarzan? That’s very lovable.

    Last book read: Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant. Just started A Road Less Traveled.

  3. laurie g July 28, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    after reading your blog post i want tobias to come vist ME lol.

  4. Trix July 28, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Last digital book was Tara Lain’s DECEPTIVE ATTRACTION (awesome, btw). Last print book was Catherine Mabe’s ROLLER DERBY.


  5. Tin July 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I just finished The Virgin Huntress by Victoria Vane (digital) and then Be My Prince by Julianne Maclean (print). ^_^

    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. Natasha July 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I just finished Hot In Handcuffs by Shayla Black, Sylvia Day and Shiloh Walker. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. Fiza July 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    the last book I’ve read is “They Say Love Is Blind ” by Pepper Pace


  8. M. S. Spencer July 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    This is the first “character interview” I’ve read–an interesting and fun concept! M. S. Spencer (meredithATmeredithellsworthDOTcom)

  9. gaele July 29, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    The last (and I just finished) was What Alice Forgot. I’m currently reading Pooh Bridge, and Belfast Girls.

    I think I like Tobias ..very much

  10. dgmolly July 29, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Tobias sounds like a yummy bad boy!

  11. kaylynd July 29, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I finish A Demon and His Psycho by Eve Langlais last night. It was excellent. Tobias sounds like great character. I loved his line “you’d only edit me” . lol Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Lorraine July 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    I think I need Tobias in my life…
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  13. yganoe July 30, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Love the interview!

  14. wolphcall July 30, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    I like Tobias as is. Don’t make him follow Regency England’s rules of society. Way too uptight.
    Last book I read was Irish Rising by Marie Rose Dufour

    Lisa G

  15. kittyb78 July 30, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    I like Tobias as is! Don’t change a thing.
    Enjoy the hop.

  16. Carin W July 30, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Tobias seems like the type of hero I will love. The last book I finished was was “Shadow Rising” by Kendra Leigh Castle
    Thank you, Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Brunette Librarian July 30, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I’m reading Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  18. JanD July 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I just finished a historical romance, The Warrior Trainer by Gerri Russell.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  19. Julianne July 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    The last book I read was Night Before Doomsday by Linda Nightingale. Thank for a chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  20. June M. July 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I am just finishing up “Saving sunni” by Kasi & Reggie Alexander. It is a polyamourous romance. Very interesting and good story.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  21. Janhvi July 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Just finished reading Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout.
    Enjoy the blog hop!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  22. Krista July 31, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    I am currently reading Catch of the Day (in print) by Kristan Higgins.

    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  23. Ayla Barrow July 31, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Just finished By The Balls by Mia Watts, currently reading Cake by Elise Marion both ebook. The last print book I read was a re-read of Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan.

  24. Lisa Walker July 31, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    The last print book I read is called Those Across the River.
    Thanks for the chance!

  25. JessieL July 31, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Just finished “Down to Business” by Helen Kay Dimon on my Kindle. Appreciate you being a part of this blog hop!

  26. micheleann oboyle July 31, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    thanks for a chance to win and hope you are enjoying your summer

  27. Joy G July 31, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    The last book that I read was Dukes To The Left of Me Princes To The Right, by Kieran Kramer, but I greatly look forward to reading The Wild Randalls Quartet.

  28. Renee B July 31, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Woohoo! Loving this hop!
    Currently reading ” What a Dragon Should Know” by G. A. Aiken.

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  29. arswthrt July 31, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Love Tobias and his character interview! So glad you’re part of the blog hop and thanks so much for the giveaway.

  30. Larissa Rodgers July 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Having a blast hoppin away!! Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚ raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  31. Susan W. July 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Tobias sounds like a handful! The last ebook I just read was Burned by Eliza Gayle just this afternoon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. latishajean July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    What a great post Thank you for the great giveaway! Love this blog hop so many great Heroes!
    Latisha D

  33. desitheblonde July 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    i have 3 on the table here that i read and did nto blog on them yet busy doing hops whos afraid of Mr Wolfe and then 1000thouasn place to see before you die b desitheblonde at msn dot ocm

  34. nina August 1, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    great blog contest love your books

  35. lenagrey August 1, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    ‘Bounty Hunter’ by Cornelia Grey

  36. MichelleW (@MsRomanticReads) August 1, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    The last book I read was The Last Warrior by Kristen Kyle.

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop and for the giveaway!


  37. Lona Stringer August 1, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Need by Sherri Hayes. Thx for hopping. Love ur character Names.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  38. Jessica August 1, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    I am currently reading “Mr. Cavendish, I presume” by Julia Quinn. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Debra A. Soles August 1, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    Tobias sounds like he is going to make a great fun hero to read about. Great post.

  40. Vanessa N. August 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Brawn by Laurann Dohner.

  41. Shadow August 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    The last book i read was Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell. Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. J. Lenni Dorner August 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    That was a fun read! I like the “you’d only edit me” line. LOL

  43. Heather Boyd August 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    And that’s it for the hop. Winner to be announced shortly.


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