Character Interview with Gabriel from UPON YOUR HONOR on Mika Jolie's blog!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I believe I am where I should be at this point in my life. When I was a child, I wanted to be a pirate, but that was when I romanticized being a sailor or a captain. It is hard work, and now that I am older and much wiser, I want to acquire a ship of my own and run it as my father does. So, perhaps I haven’t achieved all that I want yet, but I am here for a reason. I will attain it when the time is right.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I would like to be settled down with a family at some point.
You’ve gone on several adventures with your father. What was your favorite journey?
Just before my 24th birthday, we arrived in Falmouth. We were to meet a client and drop off cargo. I accompanied my father and George into town. Eric had stayed back in New Orleans to keep watch over Maman and Tante Lina. We got into a skirmish outside of a tavern one night and I quickly felt the adrenaline move through my system. Of course, I had my sword as did my father. George, on the other hand, carried a pistol and a well-placed dagger. I really got to see Captain Hill, my father, in action that night. He had trained me in dueling, but this was real danger and I saw how effective his technique was. The bastards who confronted us were quickly incapacitated, and we were able to finish our business in Falmouth as soon as possible. Afterwards, my father and I had a drink in his cabin and spoke of the future. I think it was one of the few times I really felt close to him.
Do you have any siblings? If so, will we have an opportunity to get to know them better?
I have a sister. Her name is Adrienne and yes, I believe you will be hearing more about her in the future.
Considering the time period of Upon Your Honor, do you feel your love/sex scenes were hot enough? Anything you have liked done differently by the author?
That is between the lady and myself. If the author did not go into graphic detail, it is merely because she was trying to respect our wishes.
Any particular scene you enjoyed the most?
(*Blushes.) I do believe I will never forget our first kiss.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
I like someone fair and kind, of course. But, I don’t mind a woman who can stand up for what she believes in either. I think I’ve seen enough of that in my own family.
Is your hero/heroine a good kisser?
Oh, I think she does very well for not having much experience.
When did you know you were in love with your hero/heroine?
I wrestled with my feelings for her for awhile. I believe I was drawn to her from the beginning so I can’t really pinpoint the moment I realized it for sure. I began to suspect that I was in trouble the night she almost went overboard.
Did your story end too soon?
(*Smiles.) Our story isn’t over yet. I think there is more to tell.
What is your greatest fear?
Sometimes I believe I’m not good enough for Chloe, that she deserves better than a sailor.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I spend a lot of money trying to acquire books for my library. I can’t get enough of the written word.
Which living person do you most despise?
I don’t hate anyone really, but anyone who goes after Chloe deserves a special punishment.
What is your greatest regret?
I wish I had established with my father sooner what my future plans were.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be a great leader.
Where would you like to live?
I would spend my days at sea, but have a house in New Orleans, where my family is.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Sometimes I am arrogant, like my father, and it is a not comfortable seeing that in myself.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
John Harmon/John Rokesmith in Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Both my father and mother are my true to life heroes. Despite the odds, they still persevered and attained happiness.
Look for Chloe Waverly’s Character interview to be featured soon.
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Marie Lavender – Author of Upon Your Honor
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