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Tobias’ story is unpublished as yet but you can get to know the Randall family through Engaging the Enemy.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 thoughts on “The Hero Blog Hop”

  1. 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.

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


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

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  4. 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

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


  6. 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

  7. Tobias seems like the type of hero I will love. The last book I finished was was “Shadow Rising” by Kendra Leigh Castle
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  8. I just finished a historical romance, The Warrior Trainer by Gerri Russell.
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  9. The last book I read was Night Before Doomsday by Linda Nightingale. Thank for a chance to win.
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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

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

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


  22. 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™‚

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