Friday, 27 April 2012

X is for eX Girlfriends - and the Oh, My Hero Bloghop!

My plan for the A - Z Challenge is to write every post as if it were a diary entry by a character from my WIP. Today's post comes from Radleigh McCoy.


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I sleep with a lot of women, but I don't have a lot of ex-girlfriends. I can't see any good reason to date a girl unless she's really worth spending time with.

When I was in school, I had a couple of girlfriends, mostly short term. I don't think I dated any of them for more than a year. My longest relationship was with Jen. She was every guy's dream. I met her just after I signed with the Warriors, and she really turned the boys' heads. God, she was perfect. Great body, beautiful face, amazing legs. Too bad she was a bitch. She had one of those messed up personalities, turning on the charm when she wanted something, but once she got it, she was cold. I put up with it for two years because we looked good together, but as it turned out, she was sleeping with one of my teammates.

I gave her everything she wanted so it really burned my ass to find out she'd been dropping her panties for the team goalkeeper. At the end of the season, they left L.A. which was a good thing. It's hard to be on a team with a guy you can't trust, and seeing her around all the time reminded me of what a two-faced slut she was.

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And now it’s time for another super cool blog hop, hosted by the wonderful Jaycee DeLorenzo and Victoria Smith! Here are the rules: 

Post a picture of your hero with a character interview that has at least 5 questions.  You can check out the sample questions below, or come up with your own, since you know your hero best and what you'd like to reveal about him.

On that note, I would like to give you a further glimpse into the mind of Radleigh McCoy! 


1. How would you describe yourself in one word? Sexy.

2. How would you describe your heroine? Sexy. Oh, you want more than that? I don’t know if heroine is the right word, but the woman I want right now is … challenging. She acts all uptight, like she plays by the rules and never steps out of line, but I see through her. When she looks at me, I know there are dirty thoughts in her head, and I know that one day, she will tell me all about them. And then show me. 

3. What’s your idea of a perfect date? *pauses for thought* I guess I don’t really have an idea of a perfect date. I’m not crazy about going to the movies because you can’t talk there. Girls usually expect me to take them to expensive restaurants, and I oblige because I know I’ll get laid after. But I’d be just as happy doing something low key. If the company is right, it doesn’t really matter what you do. 

4. Do you believe in love at first sight? No. I believe in attraction at first sight, but love? Sounds pretty unrealistic to me. 

5. What song makes you think of your heroine? Great question! Whenever I fight with Leah, I hear this:  

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Aaaand finally! I reached 200 followers! Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with me - I can't quite believe it! I will do my best to keep on entertaining you! :D

Have a great weekend!

68 comments:

  1. Radleigh definitely sounds like a 9 on the hot meter. Excellent interview Kyra. Glad he dumped the bitch, I mean really.

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    1. You'd have to be one crazy lady to cheat on Radleigh! :D

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  2. Two very interesting insights into Radleigh's mind. The story of his ex is especially telling, I think. I love his answers to the interview, especially his perfect date.

    As always your voice for him is excellent!

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    1. Lol, I giggled when I realised that your character and mine pretty much said the same thing about the dates!

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  3. I think he's my favourite character. He's pretty straight forward - he's for the hot chick because they looked good together, but he got burnt so now he's looking for something more real, with a girl he actually likes to spend time with!

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  4. Wow, you've definitely been endearing Radleigh to me over the month. He started out seeming like such an ass, but it looks like he's got quite a bit of a sensitive side too.

    Congratulations on your followers!

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    1. Thanks!

      He's an ass quite a lot of the time, but he has his occasional softer moments too. :D

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  5. So is Radleigh a character who changes by the end of your story, or is he the same cocky guy?

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    1. He remains cocky throughout, but he definitely goes through a few changes! :D

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  6. I love that opening sentence: I sleep with a lot of women, but I don't have a lot of ex-girlfriends. What a TELLING statement! You can write a whole series of books based on that one statement alone!!! Did I say I love it?

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    1. Aww, thanks Jack! <3 Glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. what alotta great stuff! especially 200 followers =) yay for you!

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  8. What a great song! I love both! A/Z and Oh My Hero!

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    1. It really is a great song, I love it a LOT!

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  9. I have warned my boys about girls like Jen since they were in diapers. Imagine the poor fool who marries a girl like her?

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    1. Urgh, I know! Good thing your boys have a sensible mum to warn them! :D

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  10. Wow! Thanks for introducing me to Radleigh. Is it hot in here? Great voice!!!

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  11. Love the blog hop. Congrats on the 200 followers. Woot!

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  12. You do that obnoxious guy voice really well! And congrats on reaching 200! :)

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  13. Wow, he puts it all out there! Very strong voice and the guy knows what he wants. Love how honest he was about Jen!

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    1. Thanks! He is rarely that honest - we must have caught him at a weak moment! :D

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  14. Really love your journal entry. He had me in hysterics and he's sooooo fine! Seems like he's been burned a few times which makes for a hero who really appreciates a good heroine. Great job here!

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    1. Thanks, so happy you liked him! Thanks for hosting the bloghop, it was loads of fun!

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  15. Poor Radleigh, I totally feel for him.

    And congrats on your follower count.

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  17. Radleigh sounds like a sexy not-quite-jerk-but-not-quite-gentlemen-either. Those are the best kind of heros :)

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    1. Heh, that pretty much sums him up! :D

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  18. Radleigh is a huge crack-up, love a guy who is so BLOKEY. haha. i guess i love them most if they are going to get 'got' in the end by a strong female lead ;)

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    1. Haha, yeah he is very much a man's man!

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  19. You have a great ear for voices. You had two characters in this post and managed to make them sound unique and authentic. Good job! And congrats on 200 followers! :D

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  20. Congrats on your followers. I loved this interview. Nice job.

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  21. McCoy is a little bit broken. Now he makes total sense :)

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    1. Kinda sad to know that he was screwed over in the past, but it happens to everyone (mostly lol) :D

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  22. Love the song he picked to associate with his heroine! Love!

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    1. Aww thank you! It's one of my favourites!

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  23. McCoy always makes me laugh! Darn cute arrogant guys!

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    1. Hee hee, he can be pretty funny when he's not being a pig! :D

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  24. Sexy... sexy... hilarious! I love his answers & his face & his song choice. So I guess that makes me kind of in love with him! Fantastic interview post -- and I'm intrigued by this diary entry thing you're doing for the A-Z thing. Must investigate.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I was a little worried his arrogance would make hi, difficult to love but it's good to know it's working out!

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  25. Congratulations on 200 followers! Your hero is a sexy beast. :D

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  26. Congrats on 200! And you posted a song by Maroon 5. You are my best friend! :)

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  27. He's certainly a hottie... and oh so sexy! Thanks for sharing him with us :)

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  28. Love the confidence oozing through this, but he sounds like the kind of guy I'd be slapping most of the time. No wonder his heroine is so challenging.

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    1. LOL, yes he is hot, but definitely slappable! :D

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  29. OMG, that is one tasty hero...a self-assured, cocky jerk, maybe, but he's growing on me. LOL.

    Thanks for participating!

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    1. YAY!

      Thanks for hosting, I had loads of fun with it! :D

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  30. Oh, hellllo Radleigh you cocky yet hot son-of-a-gun! Kind of hate/love him at the same time Kyra. How do you do that? LOL

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    1. LOL, love/hate is definitely what I was going for, but I'm really not sure how I did it!

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  31. I loved Radleigh’s diary entry, it was a very masculine POV, he sounded like a dude would! It was great.

    I love the pic of him too, mmm hmmm. :)

    He would describe himself as sexy? Very sure of himself! hehehe. I am also a fan of low key dates, it doesn’t have to be a big fancy deal, but that is nice too sometimes. And I love Maroon 5, he has good taste in music.

    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea!

      Yeah, he is really very aware of how gorgeous he is which makes him even more infuriating lol!

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  32. I was all into being Radleigh's "Jen" until I read that she was a cheating bitch, ha ha. I really like Maroon 5 but had never heard that song before so thank you!

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    1. LOL! Sorry about that, I should have picked a different name!

      The Maroon 5 song is one of my favourites! :D

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  33. I'm with Jaybird on the hate/love thing, but he's definitely got the eye candy thing going on. Nice interview. :)

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  34. Loved the diary entry!!! And the interview was great, not to mention the gorgeousness of that picture. I could stare at him all day. lol

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  35. Where did you get that picture of my boyfriend? :p

    You can't help loving that scoundrel, Radleigh. I'm starting to think Leah should just give him a chance haha (completely different view to when I first started reading the entries... good job!) :)

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