January 25, 2015

Bucket List: Harriet - Knights Vampire @kryssiefortune #RLFblog #vampirelove

Knights Vampire
by Kryssie Fortune 
The bucket list interview allows a hero or heroine to tell readers about himself or herself. Today's list is from Harriet Mortlake.
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Leeds
Profession: Archivist
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we'd like to get to know you better. Please tell us about yourself.
I'm nothing much really. I'm tall, almost six foot, and sadly about ten pounds overweight. I don't think there isn't a diet I haven't tried, or failed to stick to.
I've got a bit of a temper too. My dad used to hit mum, and I've inherited my temper from him, I was twelve years old when I found him beating on her in the kitchen. I was so angry that I hit him on the head with a frying pan and dragged my mother off to a shelter. Mom's convinced I saved her life that night, but I've never lost my temper like that since. I daren't. It scared me.
I have a first class degree in library studies. I was lucky to land this job at Whitborough Castle straight from university. If the last two archivists hadn't vanished, and I could have shaken the "someone's watching me" thing, it would have been my dream job.
When someone dies, we say they "kicked the bucket." Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a "Bucket List." We'd like to know yours, please. If you haven't made one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you're at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I want to sail up the Amazon and see pink dolphins. They sound amazing. Maybe that could my honeymoon trip.
I'd like to visit Jerusalem too and follow in the steps of the crusaders. There's something romantic about the Knights Templar or the Knights Hospitaller. My personal favorites are the Knights Defender though.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
The hidden dungeon beneath Whitborough Castle. I can smell the stale urine and feces just thinking about it.
I didn't much like university life. I was too geeky to fit in. Shall I tell you a secret? I got angry when my one and only boyfriend told me I was frigid. I tossed his clothes out the window and shoved out into the dorm's corridor stark naked.
I suppose the worst place ever was my childhood home. Dad was a bully who liked to make me cry.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
Can you imagine a real live knight defender let loose in the 21st century. I don't mean some geeky re-enactor. Imagine a genuine knight with the muscles to swing a broadsword and the courtly grace of Queen Eleanor's courts. Wouldn't that be something?
Oh, did you mean someone real? I'm actually a bit of dreamer, but maybe Julian Richards. Never heard of him? I'm geeky, but he's the archeologist come media presenter who did an in depth study of Stonehenge. Mum bought me his popup book of Stonehenge before she died as a spoof gift, but it's one of my most treasured possessions.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Real or fantasy? I wouldn't care to meet Blaxton's wicked cousin Rolf again. He's got a vicious streak a mile wide. He wanted to create his own vampire army and take over the world. Human life means nothing to him.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I'd love to go back to the 1180's when Peter de Ferrers built Whitborough Castle. He had three sons back then, and I'd love to meet all of them before Cousin Rolf murdered them.
What is your birth order?
I'm not sure I understand the question. I almost answered Sagittarius then it struck me you were asking about my family. I'm an only child, an orphan now, and I still miss my mum.
I was born fully human. Obviously I'm different now.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
I had this teddy but my dad through it out in a fit of temper. I never really got attached to anything else. It hurt too much. I was the kid who lived in the library and read every book they possessed.
Describe your favorite food and how it's prepared.
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. A rare steak with a mountain of freshly fried chips, fried onion rings and side salad sounds good too.
Tell us about your best friend.
Blaxton de Ferrers. He's my everything. We talk for hours and never get bored. He was alone for centuries, but we've just discovered he has friends in Zurich. I just love to see him smile. Oh, did I say he's a billionaire property developer with a philanthropic streak and a former Knight Defender?

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About the Author

I could read before I could walk – or so my mother says. I definitely loved books, but at that stage I probably liked to look at the pictures. I do remember a lovely old-fashioned library with parquet floors and filing cabinets with a card index. I really loved that place.
Jump forward to my adult years. Two children and happy marriage later, my heart valve collapsed. After a terrible prognosis and an amazing surgeon, I'm strong and tough again. However, it was time I reached for my dream and started to write that book I'd been going on about.
Fortunately Loose ID liked it. I'm grateful for their support. Knights Vampire is my fifth book, and I'm really proud of it.

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  1. It was great getting to know Harriet and I will totally have to read your latest book, Kryssie! Who doesn't vampires? ;) MRS N

  2. Good morning Kryssie! Welcome back. :) Hey, Mrs N. Good to see you.

  3. HI Kayelle, sorry to be so late dropping by. I had a family emergency, but my mum's okay now. (She's eighty-nine and a bit vulnerable, but she love when I when I show her things like about my books on my laptop) It was great to have a chance to tell you about Harriet.

  4. Awww... I'm glad you got to spend time with her!

  5. Great to find out a little bit more about you Kryssie :-)


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