Throughout the month of June, Mirella Patzer is sharing all sorts of "insides information" with us about her book, Bloodstone Castle. A link to the full schedule for her virtual book tour is located at the bottom of this interview - along with details on how you could win a copy of the book.
But, now Mirella - it’s time to tell us about that hunky hero in your book.
What's his name?
His name is Duke Amoro Dragone of Genoa.
Why did you pick that name?
The name Amoro is my own creation. It sounds Italian but has never existed before. Amoro’s surname is Dragone and that is an actual Italian name. I liked the Dragone name because it signifies dragon and I could create a crest of a fire breathing dragon.
Give us a brief description of how he looks.
Amoro is tall, muscular, with vibrant green eyes and black hair with curls. He is very serious and focused.
Is there anything unusual about his appearance?
His eyes are an unusually vibrant color of green.
Who does he love? Why?
At first, Amoro belives he loves Laria Malacresta, but he knows he can never marry her because of her low nobility status. He soon falls in love with Morena, which at first is unrequited.
Does this person love him?
Not at first. She struggles with her feelings for him because of the forceful way with which he gained an audience with her to propose marriage.
Tell us about his family. Are they important to him?
Amoro loves his mother Caterina and his father, Bartolomeo. When his father is murdered, Amoro’s love is so strong that he swears vengeance and will sacrifice his own happiness to honor his father’s dying wish for him to marry Morena.
Where is he from?
Amoro was born and bred in Genoa. From an early age, he has been groomed to become Duke after his father.
Does his hometown affect his behavior, thoughts and attitude?
Amoro understands duty and has the skills and qualities to make a good Duke and leader.
What does he want out of life?
Amoro wants to avenge his father’s death and honor his father’s dying wish and marry Contessa Morena.
What's his biggest secret?
Amoro has kept Laria Malacresta as his mistress for several years. But when he realizes he must marry Morena, he parts ways with Laria to honor his future marriage vows.
Did you write more than one story about him?
No, Amoro will have to live in the hearts and memories of the readers. This is the only story I plan for him. Besides, he is living happily ever after, so there is no need for a sequel.
How would he describe you?
Amoro would describe me as a very dedicated writer with a penchant for the odd and unusual to be included in her stories. He also knows that I my heart is full of passion and my mind is always creating and twisting new stories and plots.
Is there anything else about your hero that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Amoro is a collector of antique gold and gems. For this reason, Morena is suspicious of him. She believes he is after the lost treasure.
Please provide your website link.
What is the link to buy your book?
You can purchase my novel at my web sites at:
Or you can purchase it from Amazon at:
It was wonderful to meet him. Thank you for bringing him to meet us.The Complete Tour Schedule – http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/mirella-patzer-virtual-book-tour.html During the tour, we encourage people to visit each tour stop shown on the schedule. Each comment on any of the tour stops is an entry in the book giveaway. Several copies of Bloodstone Castle will be given away at the end of the month. One will be given to the “best” comment, one for the “most unique and relevant” question. In addition, the blog host where the winning comments were posted will also win a copy of the book. So, visit Mirella, learn more about Bloodstone Castle and post comments. Mirella looks forward to getting to know her readers.