Thursday, 6 June 2013

Character interview with Lord McKenzie from Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh

I’m so excited. Today I’d like to welcome Lord McKenzie from Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh.  I’ve wanted him, um, I mean I’ve wanted to interview him for a long time, but he’s a very busy man.

NP: As you can see Lord, I have worn red and cleared off my couch. You know, just in case. *winks*

LM: (Chuckles) I knew that was going to come back to haunt me.

NP: Oh, I was just kidding, mostly. *giggles* How is Chantelle doing these days?

LM: Chantelle is great. She’s a wonderful mother to our twins. I fall in love with her anew every day.

NP: Congratulations on the twins. Must be a lot of work. My goodness you were burning me up with those dance moves. Where did you learn to dance?

LM: It’s not the most romantic story out there. I dated a Hispanic girl briefly. 

NP: Have you gotten Chantelle to do that risky Salsa move with you?

LM: Really, Nana. Did you ever doubt that I’d get her to do it? The only reason it didn’t happen on the page was because Empi had a fixation with making me suffer – something about character development.

NP: *chuckles* Empi is a ball breaker. I’m going to try to ask this question without giving away any spoilers. It’s important that you tell me the truth, because this kind of made me mad at you. Don’t worry, you’re too handsome to stay mad at for too long.  Why didn’t you tell Chantelle about the thing that happened?  You know what I’m talking about, the thing on Valentine’s day? 

LM: *embarrassed laugh* Have you met Chantelle when she’s angry?

NP: No, I haven’t, but you have a point. I’m sure I probably wouldn’t have told her either. If you could have told Empi one thing as she was creating your story, with no risk of her wiping you out of existence, what would it have been?

LM: Oh, I *did* tell her. She’s just too damned stubborn. Or at least that’s the story she’s sticking with. If you ask me, I think Empi grew fond of me in the course of the book and didn’t have the heart to “punish” me as much as she’d planned, but it might have been interesting if she hadn’t chickened out of the side plot of my ex-girlfriend dying of AIDS. And that’s all I’m saying, in case she wants to hang that side story on some other poor soul. You know, character development…

NP: What makes you different from all of the other romance novel heroes out there?

LM: You’re kidding, right?

NP: You are one of a kind, Lord. Okay, I don’t usually do this, but you’re special.  Here are some rapid fire questions. Tell me which option you would prefer.

  • No electricity or no running water? – no electricity (winks). You can do a lot with that.

  •  Fufu or banku? -  I have to choose?

  •     Reading or television? – is it odd that I have to think about this?

  •     Sweet or savory? – which do you want it to be?

  •     Go out or relax at home? – depends? Am I alone?

  •     Me or Chantelle? - *laughs*

Just kidding with that last one, kind of.  I know you’re head over heels in love with her and I adore her. I wish you both a great deal of success in your relationship and in your lives. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, Lord. I had a great time.

LM: Anytime, Nana. I usually don’t grant interviews, but Chantelle has talked me into easing up a little.

To read more about the scrumptious, Lord, check out Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh.

Magazine columnist Chantelle Sah doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day—not since her fiancĂ©’s betrayal three years ago. After botching her first assignment as a feature writer, she’s more than willing to put in a hard day’s work this Valentine’s Day; even if it means going on a date with gorgeous construction Tycoon, Lord McKenzie, and opening herself to an onslaught of all things love.

When Lord—his given name, not a title—sets his sights on Chantelle, it isn’t just work he has on his mind. But even he couldn’t have predicted the magnetic attraction between them when they meet, nor the evening ending with more than an interview. Now he has to convince Chantelle that their one-night stand wasn’t a mistake. Can he win her love without revealing a secret from their night of passion, which could prove fatal for both their hearts?

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  1. Hey, Nana. Thanks for opening your blog to Lord McKenzie. He was a blast to write about - even though he wanted to skin me alive from revealing his middle name ;-)

    1. You are very welcome Empi. It was fun having him on. It had crossed my mind to ask him what he thought about Chantelle being obsessed with finding out his middle name.

  2. Great interview, Empi and Nana. You had me snickering. The book sounds intriguing and HOT!

    1. Thanks Constantine. The book is HOT!!!!

    2. Thanks for the comment, Cathrina. I really enjoyed creating Lord McKenzie and I hope he's managed to charm you enough to try the book. I'd love to hear from you if you do.

  3. fun interview. The book sounds like a great read.

    1. Hey Lynda. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the interview. Lord was fun to write.

  4. Hahahaha... I love the interview. Nice to meet you, Lord. ;)

  5. Oh Nana, this interview is super. You know I had a terrible crush on Lord when I read MEB. I wouldn't mind a romp with him (shameless of me) if only Chantelle would not find out and if only he would agree. I did a review of MEB on my blog. Please, read it.

    1. Hey, Celestine. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the interview.

      >>if only Chantelle would not find out and if only he would agree<<
      Naughty naughty. LOL.

    2. I think we'd have to fight over Lord, but he's so stuck on Chantelle that it would never happen. Your review was great.


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