Hero Interview from Bound to the Warrior by Barbara Phinney

» Posted on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

This week I’m hosting Charlotte Carter with Home to Montana, Ramona Richards with Memory of Murder and Barbara Phinney with Bound to the Warrior (for the contest she will giveaway a copy of an ebook for Deadly Trust, romantic suspense). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (March 25th) evening. 

9780373829583_p0_v1_s260x420Interview with the hero, Adrien de Ries from Bound to the Warrior by Barbara Phinney:

1. Adrien de Ries, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a soldier in King William’s army. There’s very little that’s interesting about me. Though, once, with my brothers, we escorted our king, whilst he was still a duke, to Falaise and safety. I am proud to serve him.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Fun? My lady, I am a soldier in a turbulent time in England. And worse, I am now wed to  a widow and must subdue her and her lands. There is no fun here. Ediva Dunmow may be comely and fair to look upon, but she will be my greatest battle, I fear. But when I was young, my younger brother, Eudo and I would wrestle. He still continues to call me by my baby name, Prado, to torment me further. I oft have to correct him.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Ahh, I dread dealing with Ediva. She is as chilly as the north wind, yet, I know she was brutalized by her late husband and it still hurts her. I want to show her God’s love, yet she will not let me near her.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I fear very little. But I do fear that I will never be able to reach Ediva for God. For she hates Him Who allowed her to suffer so. Nay, my other great fear is my anger toward her dead husband. I would love nothing better than to dig him up and kill him, if ’twere possible, and this burning anger is not what God wants for me.

5.  What do you want out of life?

All I want is to serve King William as a soldier. And yet, as I say this, I find my taste for battle souring. For it echoes of the horror Ediva suffered, and I cannot want that for her.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My Lord and my Savior is what is most important to me. And if He wants me to wed and love Ediva, I will obey Him. But will it be returned? I fear not.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

I read my keep’s ledger. Ediva has done a fine job keeping control of the finances. I read my Bible and my prayer book, but not as much as I should.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’m tongue-tied and foolish with my words around Ediva. I was not meant to be a bard or minstrel with fine words for a lovely lady. I called Ediva old once, for she had been married to that filthy husband of hers for five years, and for such folly, I received more than my share of a cold shoulder. I meant no insult, but I wish my words were finer.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

A pet? I suppose my courser is my pet. But he is my battle mount, a good strong stallion well-trained in battle. More valuable than anything I have owned.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

‘Tis not possible, milady, so I would not entertain such dalliance. I need to focus on my new lands, and learn about my lovely wife, Ediva. I have a keep and a village to care for now.

6 Comments

  1. I do hope Adrien that you are good to Ediva. Maybe less of the subduing is called for?

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  2. Would love to be entered to win a copy of Bound to the Warrior. I love the Love Inspired line of books. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  3. Interesting – if Margaret Daley hosts you, then I would definitely like to read your book. So hope I win so I can review it.

  4. Hi Adrien de Rie, so you are a soldier in King William’s army and you have no fun! When Margaret ask you what did you fear and you said you feared little because you were a solder, is it because you carry a gun? I liked your interview!
    God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth n38stanforth@yahoo.com

  5. that’s good that character isn’t really afraid of stuff

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  6. This looks really good! I’d love to win! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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