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Today I’m on the ‘The Knight’s Runaway Maiden’ blogtour, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
To promote this book I have a guest post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.
About the Author :
She hates all Warstones.
Can this one win her love?
Balthus of Warstone secretly loved Séverine, even though she was unhappily married to his brute of a brother, then she fled six years ago. Now her husband is dead, Balthus must find Séverine and reclaim her sons as his father’s heirs. Balthus’ desire is to claim her too, and despite his battle-maimed arm and her distrust of his family, he’ll prove he’s a suitor worthy of such a courageous woman…
Guest Post :
Top Ten Things About Balthus of Warstone
1. Balthus is the youngest son in a typical Medieval family: Mother, father, four brothers. The mother likes to hold her sons’ left hand to a flame to test loyalty. The father likes to hang them from a ladder until their shoulders’ dislocate or they give up.
2. Okay, maybe the Warstones aren’t a typical family.
3. Might explain why two of the brothers, Ian and Guy, die horrible deaths (the author admits it was difficult bumping off Ian, but Guy, who killed a dog, had to go). The other two sons have risen against their parents. Reynold left the family unscathed, but Balthus…not so much. That flame thing his mother likes to do? He lost his hand.
4. All good now though…’cause The Knight’s Runaway Maiden is his HEA.
5. He’s in several books in the Lovers and Legends Series: Her Dark Knight’s Redemption, and The Maiden and the Mercenary. He was supposed to die in The Maiden, but I just couldn’t do it.
6. It wasn’t because of his tragic childhood, or that he was just too charming, it was because he was trying to be better. So, of course, I had to give him his own HEA.
7. But with whom? This story came out of nowhere, so I had to ask him, and I’m glad I did.
8. He’s been in love with the same unobtainable woman since he was young man: his sister-in-law, married to his eldest brother, Ian.
9. Thus, I killed off Ian and let Balthus live so he…. No, no, no I didn’t. Balthus didn’t even tell me he loved Severine until after Ian died, and even then, it was reluctantly.
10. Why? Because he didn’t want to still be in love her, and she ran away from the Warstones six years ago. Clearly, she doesn’t want anything to do with his family. Except…well, I killed off Ian and now Balthus needs to let her know. So off he goes on a quest to find her. (Psst, he does find her).
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