Eliza Knight: Welcome Ryder! Thank you so much for joining me this evening. Can I offer you a glass of brandy?
Ryder: *Chuckles* Why do I have a feeling I’m going to need it?
EK: *Pouts and flutters lashes* Oh, come now, it won’t be so bad. (But oh, how wish it would be…)
R: *Winks* No, it shall be quite a pleasure for me. I am eager to meet your readers, and I hope my story tantalizes them as much as it has me.
EK: I think they are just as eager to meet you. So, Ryder, can you tell us a little about yourself?
R: *Sits back, crossing one muscular leg over his knee at the ankle, arms spread back over the couch, stretching his dress shirt across his sinewy chest* Where shall I begin? I am 31, retired from Royal Navy. My ship was The Conqueror, which now belongs to a good friend of mine, Captain Williams, whom I believe the lovely Eliza has written a story about?
EK: Yes, I have, the third Captain book, but please do go on…
R: I am a little over six feet tall, blond hair and hazel eyes. And I have this cleft here in my chin, that Corinne loves to dip her dainty pointer finger in. *chuckles* I’ve taken my seat in Parliament, and I am extremely, utterly and madly in love with my wife.
EK: That is so sweet! I’m curious, with all the balls and decadent dinners I’m sure you attend, how do keep in such tip top shape?
R: *Crooked grin* Riding horses, Eliza, among other things…
EK: *Raises eyebrow* Other things?
R: *Winks* A gentleman never kisses and tells.
EK: Well, I suppose not. But I think I can take a guess. *Smiles* What is your favorite thing to do, now that you aren’t always occupied with life at sea?
R: Wouldn’t you like to know?
EK: I thought a gentleman never kisses and tells?
R: *laughs* Touché!
EK: Do you miss being out to sea?
R: I miss the fresh salty air, and the thrill of it. But to be perfectly honest, I rather enjoy being home with my wife. She is rather, uh, entertaining.
EK: *Looks around to make sure Corrine’s not within earshot* I know you said you don’t kiss and tell, but I have to ask, what is your favorite-position?
R: *Devilish grin slowly curls his lips* Position? Whatever do you mean Eliza?
EK: *blushes crimson* You know what I mean?
R: *Laughs aloud, and crosses arms over expansive chest* I find it most exciting to make love in a carriage—any position.
EK: *fans self energetically* And you will satisfy the readers with a couple of those scenes. Do you have a question for our readers?
R: Oh, yes I do. How would you want to be seduced if the hero in your life was gone for a long period of time, only to return unexpectedly with wooing in mind?
EK: Great question Ryder! I can answer this one. My darling husband was in the Navy and away on a ship for six months – I know I know, pitiable compared to your eight years Ryder—but all he had to do when I saw him again was smile and I melted like molten lava.
R: I bet you did, I’ve seen your husband.
EK: Lol, naughty naughty! Thanks for being here with us today!
R: Thank you, my darling lady.
I hope you enjoyed the interview! Next up is Ian from Lady In A Box, coming early-February.