Betray My King Blog Tour & Guest Post
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The next morning Conrad went to Roland's room, only to find the prince sitting outside of the door, sleeping. Conrad smirked. With swift kick against his shoulder, the prince fell onto the floor with a thud. Roland groaned, rubbing his face as he sat up.
"I see the princess has been keeping true to her vow to punish you whenever you do something stupid."
"Quite the jester you are this morning." He gave a slow mocking laugh and got to his feet. "Her being so jealous was rather adorable, but last night she wasn't cute at all." He rubbed his sore back. "She kicked me out of my own bed and threw me in the hall!"
"Good." Conrad's smirk grew, enjoying his pain. "Maybe it will teach you a lesson, and remind you that you are a married man."
"I might be married, but it doesn't mean I have to ignore every woman for the rest of my life."
"That's exactly what that means."
"That's absurd--" The door opened, smacking the prince in the face. Roland groaned, bringing his hand up to his nose.
The princess smiled. "Hello Conrad."
He greeted back with a nod. "Princess."
She noticed Roland. With an angry huff, she stuck her nose in the air and went down the hall. Conrad patted Roland on the back. "You are married now, get used to unfair things."
I enjoy the idea of arranged marriages: Two people tossed together, and slowly loving their good and bad sides. The struggle and realism of it being slow and natural makes their love stronger because of it. I also love reading bodyguard romances, but there wasn’t a lot out there, and I wanted to tell my own story. Magic has always been a thing that interested me, and it always makes things better, like chocolate dipped ice-cream. You don’t need it dipped, but it just makes it that more awesome.
To Betray My King is set in medieval type of times, but at the same time it’s fantasy, so it’s mostly made up. I didn’t have to do much research, but the desert kingdom, Shani, I based them off of ancient egypt, roman, and many other powerful and conquering places, but it didn’t make a full appearance in the first book, but it will in the second book so I have to do more studying on it later.
When it comes to the characters, I always do my best to make them as ‘real’ as possible. My one rule is to make them believable, and never have them do things they wouldn’t do, just for the sake of the story. Because of this, I had to rewrite and add about 25percent of my first draft, because Arianna decided she got tired of being weak, because that is not who she is, and she ended up doing something completely crazy that was so in character, but at the same time it ruined my plot for the rest of the book. Same goes another scene: A girl kept dying, when I was trying to keep her alive for questioning, but because of the scene, there was a character in there that wouldn’t not kill her because of the things she done… (I’m trying not to spoil anything and keep things very vague.) I kept screaming at my screen “Stop dying! I need you for interrogation!” But she just kept dying… and I had to leave it and change more of my story.
I try to tell someone about it and they keep saying ‘I don’t know what you are talking about, you’re the one writing the story’ but sometimes it’s not that simple… Hopefully I don’t sound too crazy…
I think of my characters, world and plot at the same time, picturing cool scenes and how they would react to each other for maximum awesomeness, while at the same time leave you with that ‘feel good’ sensation while you are reading it.
Because really, who hasn’t had one of those nights when you say to yourself ‘just one chapter’ and 7am later you are still reading, already passed the point of no return. Another all-nighter, but it was so worth it.
Prince Roland: Channing Tatum
Conrad: Channing Tatum with a five-o-clock shadow
King Albert: Channing Tatum with a beard
King William: Channing Tatum with a longer beard
Princess Arianna: Channing Tatum with a brown wig
Oh wait, I'm thinking of the wrong dream...
This is probably what you wanted:
Prince Roland: Chris Hemsworth
Conrad: Henry Cavill
Princess Arianna: Jennifer Lawrence
Vallagress: Millie Bobby Brown
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