Interview With A Hero: Ryder, Earl of Stafford

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Denise Alicea

This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc

Captain Ryder Montgomery, now known as the Earl of Stafford, from my Regency novella, Her Captain Returns, has been so kind today to let me question him for my “Interview With A Hero” series. I must say he is impeccably dressed, and his clothes fit his form to perfection.

Eliza Knight: Welcome Ryder! Thank you so much for joining me this evening. Can I offer you a glass of brandy?

Ryder: *Chuckles* Why do I have a feeling I’m going to need it?

EK: *Pouts and flutters lashes* Oh, come now, it won’t be so bad. (But oh, how wish it would be…)

R: *Winks* No, it shall be quite a pleasure for me. I am eager to meet your readers, and I hope my story tantalizes them as much as it has me.

EK: I think they are just as eager to meet you. So, Ryder, can you tell us a little about yourself?

R: *Sits back, crossing one muscular leg over his knee at the ankle, arms spread back over the couch, stretching his dress shirt across his sinewy chest* Where shall I begin? I am 31, retired from Royal Navy. My ship was The Conqueror, which now belongs to a good friend of mine, Captain Williams, whom I believe the lovely Eliza has written a story about?

EK: Yes, I have, the third Captain book, but please do go on…

R: I am a little over six feet tall, blond hair and hazel eyes. And I have this cleft here in my chin, that Corinne loves to dip her dainty pointer finger in. *chuckles* I’ve taken my seat in Parliament, and I am extremely, utterly and madly in love with my wife.

EK: That is so sweet! I’m curious, with all the balls and decadent dinners I’m sure you attend, how do keep in such tip top shape?

R: *Crooked grin* Riding horses, Eliza, among other things…

EK: *Raises eyebrow* Other things?

R: *Winks* A gentleman never kisses and tells.

EK: Well, I suppose not. But I think I can take a guess. *Smiles* What is your favorite thing to do, now that you aren’t always occupied with life at sea?

R: Wouldn’t you like to know?

EK: I thought a gentleman never kisses and tells?

R: *laughs* Touché!

EK: Do you miss being out to sea?

R: I miss the fresh salty air, and the thrill of it. But to be perfectly honest, I rather enjoy being home with my wife. She is rather, uh, entertaining.

EK: *Looks around to make sure Corrine’s not within earshot* I know you said you don’t kiss and tell, but I have to ask, what is your favorite-position?

R: *Devilish grin slowly curls his lips* Position? Whatever do you mean Eliza?

EK: *blushes crimson* You know what I mean?

R: *Laughs aloud, and crosses arms over expansive chest* I find it most exciting to make love in a carriage—any position.

EK: *fans self energetically* And you will satisfy the readers with a couple of those scenes. Do you have a question for our readers?

R: Oh, yes I do. How would you want to be seduced if the hero in your life was gone for a long period of time, only to return unexpectedly with wooing in mind?

EK: Great question Ryder! I can answer this one. My darling husband was in the Navy and away on a ship for six months – I know I know, pitiable compared to your eight years Ryder—but all he had to do when I saw him again was smile and I melted like molten lava.

R: I bet you did, I’ve seen your husband.

EK: Lol, naughty naughty! Thanks for being here with us today!

R: Thank you, my darling lady.

I hope you enjoyed the interview! Next up is Ian from Lady In A Box, coming early-February.



Anne Sorgeson 01/29/2009 - 6:46 pm

What a charmer!!!!! sighs

Miriam Newman 01/29/2009 - 6:49 pm

Interesting fellow, Eliza (wink, wink!).

Eliza Knight 01/29/2009 - 7:08 pm

He is Anne!!! Sighing with you…

Thanks Miriam, I have to agree 😉

Denisse Alicea 01/29/2009 - 8:29 pm

I love Ryder. He’s so amazing espically with the letter he did for Corrine when he came back. I just had to sigh at that. I read the whole story in one night, Eliza. You are amazing. I cannot wait to read all your works. So I would have to say that I would love to get a letter of love from the person that I love if they were away for so long.

Eliza Knight 01/30/2009 - 8:16 am

Aw, Denisse!!! I’m blushing, thank you, I’m glad you liked it!

That letter would be nice, huh?

When my hubby was gone, he used to write me these long emails everyday, which was pretty much like letters, and much quicker for me to read 🙂

He’d sent me letters another time he was away, and I didn’t get some of them until he got back.

I am so flattered you like my writing!! Hugs!

Anastasia St. James 01/30/2009 - 2:51 pm

Ooooh, he sounds yummy. I’ll have to pick this one up. 🙂

Great interview, Eliza.

Eliza Knight 01/31/2009 - 7:09 am

Thank you Anastasia!


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