Friday, March 7, 2014

Favorite Hero Friday with Emma Kaye

Who’s your all-time favorite hero? If don’t have one (cause, really, how on earth can you possibly pick just one?), then pick one you really enjoyed reading. Tell us why he’s your favorite. What makes him special? Be sure to give us the name of the book, so we can go look him up!
Gosh, this is hard. There are so many heroes out there that I just love! But, if I have to pick one, I’ll say Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. He definitely makes me weak in the knees. He’s not perfect, but he always does the best he can. And his best is pretty damn awesome. He takes on Kings and a time traveling wife all the while walking a fine line between loyalty and revolution. Plus, there’s nothing he won’t do for the love of his life. It’s the depth of that love that draws me in.
Now tell us about a hero from one of your books. And yes, I know picking a favorite hero is like trying to choose which child is your favorite—they all are. Every single book I write, I’m positive this hero is my favorite. Until I start the next one. But, I’d like you to choose one anyway. Tell us about him. What makes him who he is? And where can we find this sexy beast?

You’re dead on. My favorite is always the one I’m writing about now. I’m always a bit in love with each of my heroes as I delve into his past and see how he grows along with the story. But Nicholas Somerville, Marquess of Oakleigh from my time travel romance, Time for Love, will always have a special place in my heart. He’s my first. Don’t they always stay with you in some way? I love him because he’s been through a lot in his life and hasn’t let that ruin him. He took those tough times and resolved to do better himself. He’s playful and sexy and looks out for the woman he loves, willing to sacrifice his own happiness if it’s in her best interest. 

Time for Love Blurb:

Alexandra Turner will do anything to save her twin sister. Even when she’s transported back in time to Regency England. Rescuing her sister and finding her way back to her own time will take all her concentration. Falling in love is not an option.
With the death of his brother, Nicholas Somerville became the ninth Marquess of Oakleigh and must return to England to take his place in society. Part of his responsibility will be to find a wife. It never occurs to him he might actually discover a woman he could love—until he meets Alex on his voyage home.
Can Alex and Nicholas find a way to bridge the gap of time and circumstance? Can they overcome their fears to realize that true love transcends time? Or will a dark secret from Alex’s past rear up to separate them forever?
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Author Info:
Emma Kaye is married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful kids that she spends an insane amount of time driving around central New Jersey. Before ballet classes and wrestling entered her life, she decided to try writing one of those romances she loved to read and discovered a new passion. She has been writing ever since. Add in a playful puppy and an extremely patient cat and she's living her own happily ever after while making her characters work hard to reach theirs.



13 comments:

  1. Welcome, Emma! We share a favorite hero. Jamie Fraser is mine as well, for that exact reason. Oh my goodness, he's so sigh worthy. Thanks so much for sharing your favorites!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! It's great to be here today. It was hard to settle on one favorite, but it was a subject I sure enjoyed thinking about!

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  2. I like Jamie, too, Emma, although I have to say he's not at the top of my favorite list. Oh, heck, I'll admit--My list has about a dozen No. 1's :) So hard to choose. Today I'll mention one of my all-time fav's Sir David of Radcliffe, of Christina Dodd's Once a Knight. Sir David is a one-time king's champion who must regain his form in order to protect Lady Alisoun. I like tales of redemption, and this book does it with humor and pathos, tears and cheers. Barb Bettis

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    1. Hi Barbara!

      Sir David of Radcliffe sounds wonderful, and I love Christina Dodd, so I'll have to get Once a Knight. Thanks for introducing to another great hero.

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  3. Ummm, Nicholas Somerville sounds yummy! Wouldn't mind time traveling with him. My favorite hero's definitely my husband when my car breaks down ... and he fixes it (he's a top-notch mechanic!) Great post!

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    1. Thanks Laura!

      It's definitely nice to have a husband who's handy when something breaks down. My husband's my real life hero, all my fictional heroes have at least a few of his traits. It's funny, he just started wearing glasses for reading and wouldn't you know, my latest hero suddenly showed up in a pair of glasses!

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    2. Thanks, Laura!

      It's great to have a husband who's handy around the house (and car!). My husband is definitely my real life hero. There's something of him in each of the fictional heroes I write. He just started wearing reading glasses and wouldn't you know, in my current work in progress, my hero suddenly showed up in a pair of glasses.

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  4. Your hero Nicholas sounds like my kind of guy. I hope your time traveling brings you all you wish for and more!

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    1. Thanks, Ashantay! Nicholas will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope others enjoy him as much as I do.

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  5. Love, love, love, Jamie Fraser..great choice Emma! But your Nicholas is certainly drool worthy is so many departments. Good luck with ALL your upcoming works
    Nicole S. Patrick

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  6. Absolutely loved the book! Wondered what was next for you. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm so glad you liked Time for Love! It's great to know people are enjoying Nicholas and Alex. I love them so.
      Next up for me, I have a short regency time travel story coming out in May in an anthology called Timeless Escapes.

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