Saturday, February 06, 2016

Valentine's Day Blog Hop Featuring Heros

Hello and welcome! I’m Richard Courtenay, Earl of Glasmere.

My thanks to Ruth for telling my story in THE BRIDE TOURNAMENT and for hosting me today and to you for stopping by. Please comment on your favorite characteristic in a hero for a chance to win one of three copies of Ruth's first book, AT HIS COMMAND.

What is your strength?
I would have to say patience. The lovely Eleanor can be quite strong-willed and full of, shall we say, interesting ideas that she's convinced are for the best. Plus, as I'm sure you know, even in your time, politics can be trying. 

What is your weakness?
Trust. After you’ve allowed yourself to open up and be vulnerable to accept what you thought was love only to be cruelly betrayed…it’s very difficult let anyone else breach the armor you’ve created around your heart. Especially when said someone is doing her best to find you a better and more willing bride because she wishes to wed her betrothed, but you find yourself intrigued nonetheless.

What would you like to get on Valentine's Day?
Chaucer is believed to be the first to associate this day with romantic love. In the 1460s, when I first met Lady Eleanor de la Tour and was offered her hand in marriage, Valentine’s Day hadn’t yet come into vogue, as they say. Now, I confess I would like to receive chocolate. I do enjoy a good piece of chocolate, preferably with hazelnuts. The way it melts on your tongue.... 

What would be your perfect date?
 Unfortunately we One of our first "dates" was what you call a picnic. We had an interesting al fresco luncheon. She just looked so lovely sitting on a cloth on the grass arranging the foodstuffs I'd brought, and I was so pleased to be with her, I wanted that moment to last. So I'd say another picnic, on a perfect sunny day with a slight breeze. I'd select items to tempt her palate and please her.   

What are you giving the heroine for Valentine's Day?
Eleanor loves chocolate even more than I. We share many things, but can be possessive when it comes to sweets. So I'll be giving her a large box of her favorites, just for her. Which means no fruit allowed except for raisins, and only milk chocolate.    

Giveaway:
Ruth is honored to give away an ebook of AT HIS COMMAND to three random visitors who comment below about their favorite characteristic in a hero.

List of authors participating in the hop:
I hope you'll visit them all to learn about their heros and enter their giveaways.


24 comments:

kaisquared said...

My favorite characteristics in a hero are loyalty, strength, intelligence and a sense of humor.

Mary M.

Natasha Persaud said...

I love strong muscular heroes who are brawny on the outside but soft and fragile and tender towards their loved ones on the inside

bn100 said...

loyal

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Debbie Brown said...

My favorite characteristics in a hero are strong ethics, intelligence, loyalty, honest

Debbie Brown said...

My favorite characteristics in a hero are strong ethics, intelligent, loyalty and honest

Jan Goodard said...

I like a hero to be intelligent, honorable and have a sense of humor.

Jan Goodard said...

I like a hero to be intelligent, honorable, and have a sense of humor.

Diana Tidlund said...

humor and compassion.....loyalty.....worked for me with hubby for past 24 years...

Janice Hougland said...

I fall in love with a hero when he is genuine, truthful and honest with his heroine and other characters in a story. Thanks for your participation in this terrific blog hop! jdh2690@gmail.com

Tina J said...

My favorite trait is loyalty. Without loyalty none of the others matter.

Tina Hairston said...

I love my heroes to be tall, well-muscled Alpha males who are intelligent, loyal, honest, with a wicked sense of humor and dangerous to cross especially if you try harming his lady love, kids, family or close friends.

Tina Hairston said...

I love my heroes to be tall, well-muscled Alpha males who are intelligent, loyal, honest, with a wicked sense of humor and dangerous to cross especially if you try harming his lady love, kids, family or close friends.

Dawn Morse said...

Strength, integrity, loyalty and soft underbelly for loved ones

Ruth Kaufman said...

Thank you for the great comments!

Sunni H. said...

Loyalty is my favorite characteristic!

Cathy Hammerschmidt said...

What I like most in my heros is loyalty, fairness, caring for their ladies, and has a sense of humor! I also love imperfect heros. A limp, battle scars, lost in love. Not everyone is perfect

Tonya Jones said...

loyalty, strength, intelligence and a sense of humor

Candy`s Life said...

My favorite characteristic? I have two that I can't separate. Loyalty and Alpha attitude.

Candy`s Life said...

Loyalty and Alpha attitude

jmcgaugh said...

My favorite characteristics in a hero are kindness, loyalty, intelligence, confidence, honor, bravery, protectiveness, and humor. jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Michele Hayes said...

I like a hero who is honest, intelligent and confident.

Michelle Willms said...

My favorite characteristics are strength, bravery, honesty, intelligence and a great sense of humor.

Michelle Willms said...

My favorite characteristics are bravery, honesty, loyalty, intelligence, and a sense of humor.

Ruth Kaufman said...

And the winners of an ebook of AT HIS COMMAND are Debbie Brown, Dawn Morse and Sunni H! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Please contact me at ruthkaufmanbooks@yahoo.com with your email address, and I'll send your copies.