Friday, April 27, 2012

Oh, My Hero! Bog Hop

Check out Jaycee and Victoria's super fun blog hop!
To play along, post a picture of your hero with a character interview of at least 5 questions.  

As a favor to Finnley, Grayson is taking time out of his busy schedule to help teach Eri the basic skills of a Protector. The three of them are in the middle of a practice session when Eri starts asking questions. Grayson is in blue, Eri in purple, and Finnley is green.


I can tell you’re thinking something, Eri. What is it? Why are you resting?
I'm trying to figure out the common qualifications of a Protector.
Ha, you've blown that out the window haven't you?
Whatever. Not my fault I'm a girl. So, if you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
No, I know that already. Pick a different one please.
Okay. I think that probably applies to all Protectors. How would your friends describe you?
Slow! Ha ha ha!
*rolls eyes* Finnley, you're not the Protector I want to hear from. Control your big mouth if at all possible. Grayson?
Obviously not a quality all Protectors hold. *glares at Finnley* 
You either, blabber mouth! *laughs and nudges Eri*
Are you used to being up at night and sleeping during the day?
I've become accustomed to it.
You weren't always a night person?
No, some Protectors must become nocturnal. You know that.
Right. *tucks hair behind ears* Do you get much time to practice? Is there training required once you're a Protector?
Well, twice a week I'm with you. Sometimes Finnley and I get an extra hour in before our shifts on the watchtowers. 
Do you get any free time?
I do, but not much. Because of my hours, I'm sleeping during my time off after duties at the solar farm and guarding during harvest celebrations, or spending it helping you learn.
*blushes* What would you do if I didn't waste all your free time?
You're not wasting my free time, Eri. 
Whatever. What do you do in your time away from being a Protector?
I'm never away from being a Protector.
Do you think all Protectors feel this way?
Not Finnley. *laughs and hits him in the arm*
I'm so fast I don't have to be a Protector every second of every day, old man.
Are we done? Can we get back to practicing now?
Sure, thanks for taking me seriously.
I always take you seriously, Eri.
You forgot the best question! *nudges Eri in the ribs*
Finnley, what are you talking about? *cheeks enflame* Oh my God, shut up right now!
Nothing, thanks for answering so candidly, Grayson. Now show me how to do a leg sweep.
Good try, Eri. She wants to know if you believe in love at first sight?
*stares off toward the foothills* If you asked me two years ago, I would've said no. 
And now?
*sweeps Eri's legs, pinning her to the ground, staring hard into her eyes* I shouldn’t.

Now hop over to the list at Jaycee DeLorenzo's Blog and Confessions of a Twenty Something Fiction Writer  to find out about everybody else's heroes :)


  1. You've got me wondering about the story, I'm curious about all the characters and what happens. Is that romantic tension at the end or am I reading it wrong?

    I kinda like Finnley too, he seems fun.

  2. Great interview! I love the question: Do you get any free time? I wouldn't think he did! lol

  3. Ooh, that was great! Loving the sound of Finnley, and Eri is just awesome!

  4. Loves Grayson's answers! And you have major tension going on here between your characters. So fun to see! Thanks for joining the hop!

  5. Love the banter between these guys! Grayson = to die for.

  6. I'm also wondering about the story ... I want to read it! Need a beta-reader? LOL
    Great interview ;) (and GREAT pic!)

  7. Eri and Finnley are both so great. It'll be hard to choose between them. I like 'em serious but funny. Hmmm.

    BTW - great job!

  8. Wowsa. That was awesome. I want to read this right now. Nice job. :)

  9. Oh my! I'm in love with Grayson. Too bad he has eyes only for Eri. And the heckling Finnley is cute. Good job! :)

  10. And now everyone will see why I love Finnley! I married a Finnley *huge grins*

  11. Aw, I got a warm fuzzy feeling at the end there. That was really great. I liked all three of your characters. Haha, I have a Grayson too (spelled with an "e" though) that bears some resemblance to yours. Maybe it's the name. :-)

  12. Grayson is great! I love the picture and the conversation was cool :)

  13. Ooh, I wanna know more about Finnley! And what a great pic! YUM!

    Thanks for participating!

  14. ooo... a handsome protector is always welcome in my book. :)

  15. Great interview.. I love his eyes! I love the determined quiet types :) It was fun to read.


  16. GRAYSON!!! Swoon.

    He's all mine. :)