I would like to thank Ms Mary King for tagging me to be a part of “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour”. Allow me to introduce Ms King to all of you.
Mary King takes a realistic approach to writing medical novels, featuring characters whose lives have been altered by traumatic injury, disease or genetics. Through her work, she invites readers into the world of adapted daily living, rehabilitation therapies and personal challenges met head-on by teens and young adults. Her interest in physical medicine began in 1982, while working at a spinal cord injury rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms King currently resides in Florida, where she continues to work on her novels in The McFadden Series. Visit her website: http://www.marykingbooks.com
And now, for my main character:
What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or historical?
Roarke Hamilton is the Dux (leader) of the Cynn Cruors based in Manchester. He is a Scottish immortal infused with the Kinaré gene – the amalgamation of vampire/werewolf/human blood. He is over five hundred years old but looks to be in his early to mid-thirties. He is a completely fictional character who came to me while I was in the middle of completing the first of the Cynn Cruors Bloodline series, Rapture at Midnight.
When and where is the story set?
The story begins in 1557 in Scotland. Roarke Hamilton and his fiancée, Deanna Logan are celebrating their betrothal when the leader of the Scatha Cruor, Dac Valerian attacks Hamel Dun Creag, The Hamiltons’ stronghold. In the aftermath, the stronghold is destroyed and Deanna is dead. However, Roarke catches a glimpse of Deanna over five hundred years after he buried her.
What should we know about your character?
Roarke is a Cynn Cruor immortal. He is very passionate, disciplined, and very focused driven especially after he lost Deanna. His discipline and drive elevates him to being the youngest Dux of a Faesten. He is fair, just, and loyal. He also loves without question.
What is their main conflict?
As part of the Cynn Cruors Roarke has a duty to bring the leader of the Scatha Cruor, Dac Valerian, to justice and to help humans in any way he can. The war has raged for hundreds of years and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. His main conflict occurs when he realizes that his mate is alive. However, Deanna carries the scars of her stay with the Scatha Cruor which can lead to her being banished and suspected to be a Scatha spy. Roarke’s loves her despite everything and has to find a way to protect the woman he loves without antagonizing the Cynn Cruors’ Council of Ieldran.
What messes up his life?
Roarke nearly loses his mind when Deanna is deemed dead after the siege of Hamel dun Creag. When a chosen mate of a Cynn Cruor dies, the one left behind will eventually succumb to death. He doesn’t understand why he is still alive, why he hasn’t turned to skin and bones and eventually ash. When he catches a glimpse of Deanna he can’t help think that she is either a ghost who will haunt him to his death or just a figment of his imagination to make his life bearable. However, Deanna appears in the flesh and when she tells him of what happened to her all these hundreds of years, he doesn’t know if he can contain the rage that he feels.
What is the personal goal of your character?
Deanna believes that she is not meant to be a Cynn Cruor mate after what she went through, especially not the mate of a Dux. Roarke has to make her see that despite everything, he chose her to be his, that she is worthy of being called a Cynn Cruor Dux mate.
Is there a working title for this novel, can we read more about it?
Forever at Midnight is already available on Amazon for everyone’s reading enjoyment.
I have also created a book trailer which can be accessed via this link: