One of the best things about being a writer is when characters consent to interviews. Today, I’m sharing an interview between debut author Gerri Brousseau and her sexy pirate hero, Captain Edmund Drake.
Let’s listen in:
Interview with Pirate Captain, Edmund Drake
Gerri Brousseau: Captain Drake, What motivated you to kidnap Lady Catherine?
Captain Drake: Now, now, Milady, kidnap an overly harsh word. I prefer to think of it as detaining. I merely detained Lady Catherine from arriving in London.
GB: Ah, I see. Then what motivated you to detain Lady Catherine?
Captain Drake: The ransom, of course. I saw an opportunity and I seized it.
GB: How difficult was it having a woman aboard ship?
Captain Drake: It was a situation that mightily tested my resolve.
GB: How so?
Captain Drake: Keeping my men away from her was a small challenge in comparison to staying away from her myself.
GB: How did you manage to do that?
Captain Drake: By constantly calling to memory the fact that without her virtue intact she would garner no ransom. Still, despite my great efforts, I must confess that many a time I found my resolve to be shaken.
GB: I understand she was stolen away from you by Blackbeard.
Captain Drake: That black-hearted son of a … I beg your pardon, Milady. The answer to your question is yes. Yes, Blackbeard did indeed kidnap Lady Catherine, and had the most vile of plans for her.
GB: Now, now, Captain Drake, we can’t reveal too much about the book.
Captain Drake: Again, I beg your forgiveness, Milady.
GB: Tell me, Captain Drake, how do you feel about the Duke of Devonshire?
Captain Drake: He was merely the means to an end. I would rather not discuss the Duke. Next question, if you please.
GB: You are quite well mannered for a Pirate, Captain Drake. How do you account for this?
Captain Drake: Thank you, Milady but as you have so aptly pointed out, we cannot reveal our secrets now … can we?
GB: No. I suppose not. Allow me to ask you a different question then. Had you a long acquaintance with Blackbeard? (I watch as his fingers graze the thin scar on his cheek bone.)
Captain Drake: Yes. It was he who graced me with his blade, leaving me this scar as a constant reminder of him.
Q: And how do you feel about your rival?
Captain Drake: My hate for him is part of what has made me the man I am today.
GB: Thank you, Captain Drake, for joining me today and for your candid replies to my questions. It has been a pleasure speaking with you.
Captain Drake: You are quite welcome, and rest assured, Milady, the pleasure was entirely mine.
GB: Would you like to say some parting words to our readers?
Captain Drake: Aye, there are two things I wish to impart. Firstly, they should read my story in “A Pirate’s Ransom” and secondly, they should visit Lady Gerri’s website (www.gerribrousseau.com) and enter her contest for a chance to “Claim the Ransom” for themselves.
Thank you, Captain Drake.
The following links will allow you to purchase “A Pirate’s Ransom” (links go here)
To enter the contest and have a chance to Claim the Ransom, please visit Gerri Brousseau’s website at www.gerribrousseau.com, click on “Claim the Ransom” and follow the instructions. Best of luck to all who dare to take a chance to claim A Pirate’s Ransom.
Thank you Gerri and Captain Drake for being my guests today!
So dear readers, if you have a question for Captain Drake, now is your chance to ask!