It's week two of the Love Has No boundaries thread hop over on Goodreads, and this week it's "Tell us three things that we won't discover about your main character from the story". This was a hell of a lot of fun to do as I was able to interview Will when he was... slightly exposed (perks of the job!).
And without further need to keep Will covered:
Jack: So, Will. It’s really good to meet you. How are things going between you and Mr. Kidnapper?
Will: [Shifts uncomfortably on the bed] It's a little… tense.
Kidnapper: [Grunts a chuckle from over in the corner]
Ah. I should mention that Mr Kidnapper has graciously allowed an all
access pass to Will today and Will's, well, slightly overexposed.
Will: You noticed that, huh? Any chance you can untie me from the bed? Maybe pass me the sheet back?
Uh, well, I’m kind of under strict orders from the guy in the corner
not to interfere, touch, or even let my eyes wander below waistline.
Will: [Manages a chuckle] How’s that going for you?
Jack: He blindfolded me to make sure. [Whispers to Will] He’s taking this really seriously, isn’t he?
Yeah, just a touch. [Whispers back] You sure you can’t untie me, lend
me a jacket — bake a cake with a razorblade in it for him to choke on?
Kidnapper: [Gives a deliberate half laugh, half cough]
You wouldn’t need the razorblade, not with my baking skills, anyway.
[Straightens in chair] So, hmmm, Will. Now may not be the best time, I
realise this, but I’m interested to know a few things about you that
we’re not going to find out during this whole mess.
I don’t think personal details are wise, what with, y’know, the whole
ropes, kidnapping, and “guy tied to a bed” scene going on here. But…
thinking on it, I am a sucker for happy endings, one where the
antagonist is incarcerated, even seriously worked over in jail by other
thugs — huge muscled thugs with baseball bats.
Ohhhh-kay, so away from this situation, you’re maybe open to a heated
debate on the pros and cons of the English judicial system and the
effectiveness of rehabilitating criminals back into society?
Will: It’s certainly moved up on my list of priorities.
Kidnapper: [Chuckles softly]
Jack: Anything else?
I suppose I could go for my favourite colour… of baseball bat. Which
would be white, by the way, just to accentuate any other colours it
could come into contact with.
Jack: [Chokes a
laugh] So. Things are certainly a little… tense, then? What would you
normally be doing to relax away from life issues like this?
Will: [sighs heavily] I could go for a Friday-night movie-night right now.
Jack: Care to elaborate?
I grew up with Friday nights being “Movie Night” at home. Kind of liked
to watch my mom and dad sit there together on the sofa as I claimed the
floor and two buckets of popcorn.
Jack: Any particular movies? Flavour of popcorn? And why the hell two?
Movies? Any really. [Goes quiet] It was just good to see my parents
together. As for the popcorn, it’s got to be toffee: one big enough to
share, another smaller one for me.
Jack: [smiles sadly] You like to have a little piece of the world set aside for yourself?
Will: Mostly just set aside to share with the right…
Kidnapper: Say it.
Will: [Falls quiet]
Jack: Yet you don’t mention any brothers or sisters in there, Will. I take it you’re an only child?
Will: Yes. Just me. Although I did have a—
Kidnapper: [a door creaks open] Out.
Jack: But… but Will, he... you. I haven’t even started on you yet.
Kidnapper: Yeah? Tell it to someone who gives a—
Jack: [Door slams conveniently shut] Oh, right. I see. [Shouts] I take it you didn’t get any Friday night movie nights with your parents, and you’d rather steal popcorn rather than share?
Kidnapper: Get lost, Jack. Busy here.
There are some other great thread hops going on over in the M/M Group on Goodreads: handcuffs, Doms, Elfs, Knights, lovin' in the poppy fields etc.... It's all continuing for a few more weeks before the stories are released.
It's pretty close to my heart, because we're able to give readers insights into the writing process and comment/interact along the way. And we get to tailor a character and story to a particular reader's need.
Picture "Fashion shot of a Young Man" courtesy of Photostock: FreeDigitalPhtos.net