Today we have a guest post from author Vikki Vaught
Thank you, Leanne for asking me to participate on your blog today.
I’m going to talk about some of my heroes from my novels. I tend to like either a tortured soul or a chief, but I’ve also thrown a bit of a swashbuckler into the mix in my Montgomery Family trilogy.
Henry Montgomery, the Duke of Sanderford, my first hero, is a chief, a leader of men. He’s the man that others look to for answers. He’s a man who seizes control whenever possible. He loves fiercely with intense passion and will protect his loved ones to the death. When he meets Melody Canterfield-Smyth, he falls hard and irrevocably in love from the first moment his gaze meets hers. He immediately sets out to win her heart and does. While he is a wonderful protector, he’s also very possessive, which later in the story causes him a great deal of unnecessary pain. Thank goodness, he has the ability to love or all would have been lost and Henry and Melody might not have found their ‘Happily Ever After’.
Matthew Cunningham, the Earl of Collingswood, is a bit of a rake. His major downfall is that he loves women, all women. At a very young age, his father forced him into a marriage, hoping to settle him down, but it had the opposite effect. When his father dies, he has a rude awakening. He must pick up the reins of his falling down estate and find a mother for his twin daughters. Matthew has always lived for the day, always seeking pleasure and good times. Now he has to settle down and become responsible. He meets Lady Helen and immediately knows she’ll be the perfect solution for his dilemma. Fortunately, Lady Helen wants to be a mother beyond all things and is not looking for a love match. Before either expects it, love sneaks in, catching them both by surprise!
Jonathan St. John, the Marquess of Sutherland, is truly a tortured soul. When he’s injured during the Battle of Waterloo, he’s left with a bad knee, his betrothed calls off the wedding and he’s tormented by horrible nightmares. He’s filled with angst and unbridled passion. He keeps himself apart from loved ones and never forms any lasting relationships, vowing to remain a bachelor for the rest of his life. He drifts through life going from one mistress to another, carousing with his superficial friends. On top of all this, his reliance on the bottle, to alleviate his pain, becomes a serious problem. Then he meets Lady Kathryn, the portraitist, and she turns his life upside down. Kathryn inspires him to want a better life, and even though, he knows he doesn’t deserve her, he wants her.
I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about three of my heroes. All three books can be found on Amazon, either in print or E-book. Happy reading!