Monday, March 31, 2008

Adam from In the Arms of the Enemy

What's his name? Why did you pick that name?

Jonathan Adam Blakely was a joint name picked by his father and mother, a tribute to his grandfather Jonathan Blakely and his father’s brother, Adam. It was a good name choice because it enables Adam to use his middle name when he goes undercover.

Give us a brief description of how he looks. Is
there anything unusual about his appearance?

Adam has a medium build with good muscle tone. Adam has just gotten his PhD from Cornell in Veterinarian Science. He rides a lot so he’s tan He has dark hair and dark eyes which Maggie calls brooding eyes. His eyes are wary, and he doesn’t seem to miss a thing. A good judge of character. Maybe. I describe him this way, because he’s a bit of a chameleon throughout the story.

Who does he love? Why?

He was married to someone he thought he loved, but found out she didn’t love him. They divorced a year before the story took place. He falls in love with Maggie because of her feistiness, her passion for horses and her sensuality. It doesn’t hurt that she has red hair and eyes the color of the Caribbean. He just likes her and feels like a heel when he has to be deceptive toward her.

Does this person love him?

Maggie doesn’t trust him. She starts having feelings toward him and those feelings go back and forth. She’s attracted but ambivalent.

Tell us about his family. Are they important to

Adam’s mother died when he was a child. He adored his father and wants to follow in his father’s footsteps to run Blakely Stables in Kentucky. When his father is framed for the murder of a racehorse and the horse’s trainer and he dies from a fatal heart attack, Adam is devastated. As law enforcement close the case, Adam goes undercover and find the person who murdered the horse, the trainer and indirectly, his father.

Where is he from? Does his hometown affect his
behavior, thoughts and attitude?

Adam grew up on a horse farm in Kentucky.

No. Although Adam loves his farm, it’s his family that affects his behavior, thoughts and attitudes.

What does he want out of life?

Adam wants to continue his father’s legacy and run a successful thoroughbred breeding operation and racing stable.

What's his biggest secret? (Only share if it isn't a spoiler in the story.)

Adam goes to the McGregor Farm undercover as Adam Grant, playboy entrepreneur, novice horse owner. He’s not a great actor and his deception gets him into trouble.

Did you write more than one story about him?

No. I haven’t thought about a series with Adam and Maggie.

How would he describe you?

I think he and Maggie would describe me as the true villain, because I get them into so much trouble. .

Is there anything else about your hero that we need
to know? Feel free to share.

I wrote the answer to that question and deleted it. Why? Because I’d rather have you discover what Adam and Maggie learn. I don’t want to give it away.

Please provide your website link.,,

What is the link to buy your book?,, Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, Borders, Half-books and other on-line vendors. This book may be ordered at any major bookstore.

Patricia A. Guthrie
"In the Arms of the Enemy." (Light Sword Publishing)
Dedicated to those horses lost to man's inhumanity and greed
and to those humanitarians who's mission is to save and protect them.

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