Hi Shey, thanks for having me here today to talk about my heroine in Honor’s Debt.
Okay Noelle, as you can NOT see, it’s IT’S GIRL FRIDAY where we dress up in pink hair bows to spill beans on our heroines.
So Noelle, what can you tell us about your latest heroine?
Honor Quirk has seen her fair share of tragedy in her young life. At the age of twenty-seven, she sets out to fulfil a promise that will repay a very old debt. She arrives in Ireland determined to carry out her mission. When she visits the old family farm in Tipperary, she finds conflicting welcomes. One person makes it very clear he doesn’t want her there and does everything he can to frighten her away. Another greets her warmly. Another wants her in his bed.
Right…..that’s it. Finitoville.
I don’t think anyone would want to be like you. What kind of hero do you match them up to?
Not you, you klutz…Noelle..
In Honor’s Debt, Honor meets three men. There’s warm and friendly Dermot; there’s cold, brooding, bad-tempered Bryan; and there’s gorgeous, charming, flirtatious Sean.
Are your heroines nice or, well, you know?
Honor Quirk comes under the ‘nice’ banner, but she’s feisty and won’t put up with the antics of some people who seek to make her take responsibility for all that goes wrong on Robinhill Farm. She gives as good as she gets, but in private moments, she shows that the harsh criticism levelled at her hurts.
In a word, or maybe ten, how would you describe them?
Honor is straightforward, loyal, a fighter, likeable, and strong.
Why do you choose to write heroines who are nice?
I like writing heroines who are ordinary people – those with flaws, weaknesses, and strengths – just like most of us are. Readers are inherently good people, they can resonate with an ordinary person who gets some problems and issues thrown at them. Sometimes they stumble, sometimes they fall, but ultimately they are victorious. It’s good for the soul to read about nice people.
A line from the book to describe your current heroine?
“Shush.” She held up a hand. “Stop right there. Bryan, even I get angry sometimes, and I apologise for swearing at you, but you infuriate me sometimes. Other times you’re an okay guy. But I’ve let off my steam now, so let’s just get back to being friends again. Okay?”
Her favourite line or motto?
There’s a promise in a debt of honour, and forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.
Tips on creating a believable good heroine?
A good heroine is one who engenders some sort of emotional response from the reader, whether that be love or hate. There can be no compromise.
That’s it for today. Honor’s Debt is the fab Noelle’s WIP.
But if it’s anything like Let Angels Fly and Rosamanti, it will be a winner.
Fate drew her to Rosamanti. Love made her stay…
After the death of her husband, best-selling mystery author Sarah Halliman has lost her desire for just about everything. Desperate to break out of her funk and rediscover herself, she answers a newspaper advertisement—For lease: Isolated villa on Capri, Italy. Must love cats. Traveling alone to the beautiful island of Capri, she locates Villa Rosamanti, a gorgeous 400-year-old dwelling nestled in the hillside of Monte Tiberio. Above it lies Villa Jovis, the 2000-year-old villa of Emperor Tiberius, ripe with history and intrigue.
Sarah soon discovers a strong resonance with Rosamanti and its gardens and quirky pets. She begins to feel a deep connection to Elena Lombardi, the deceased owner. But it’s not just the villa Sarah’s fallen in love with. Elena’s grandson, Pietro, is handsome and charming, the epitome of the passionate Italian. His dream is to own a restaurant of his own, but such dreams are for wealthier men.
Between the sparks that Pietro kindles in Sarah’s heart—and her kitchen—and the mystery of nearby Villa Jovis, Sarah’s muse begins to stir. She senses stories in the ancient stones, and romance in the phosphorescent blue waters of the Blue Grotto. But when her curiosity takes her to Elena’s library, a child’s notes and maps lead Sarah to a mystery that could be the answer to everyone’s prayers—or perhaps, be the destruction of everything they hold dear…
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Dear Hamstahs and Shey. Thank you for letting me introduce my latest heroine to you all. Love the pink drawers, by the way.
“She said a bad word !!” *covering ears* ❤
Ralpha…wif the pink drawers is it????? x
Oh dear !! Do I have to wear them on my upcoming holiday ? xox
We want piccies Ralph! xxxxxxx
Oh yes ?? For your new book front cover of “Knight in Pink Panties” ?? I’ll take my 10% now my friend 😉 ❤
Ha ha ha.. Never reaching the end…. Panties I’ve worn…..ok will shut up now xxx
Maybe so ! Goodnight my friend 😀
Night Ralpha-man xxx
Was that “Night” for last night or tonight when I’m replying ? Goodnight Shey ❤
Ralph…..behave. NOT. xxxxx
Noellle….glad you do. They are an advancement on buy my book !x
Catherine Cavendish said:
Your new story sounds great, Noelle. Way to go!
As a horror writer, I would love to see the hamsters go Goth. I think they’d work that look really well. In fact, a sort of Hamster Addams Family could be fun. On a rainy and stormy day of course…
Doesn’t it sound good? Well I think for you Cat ….seeing as they seem to think they have a publishing contract with you to publish the hamsutra and other works of great genius, they just might.
Hi Cat. Thanks. 🙂 Yes, break out the black and get those poncy little hamsters looking all goth with dark eye make up, black nail polish etc. Great idea!!
Catherine Cavendish said:
Definitely Noelle! Shey – ‘Hamish the Hampire’ is bound to be a bestseller, if only the naughty little minxes didn’t keep chewing up the pages to make nests!
Yes…..Hampira could top the charts….
Oh yummy. On girl, three men and one promise? What’s wrong with you hamsters? This sounds great.
They loved the …..mouses. Hugs doll for coming by x
Hi Aubrey. Those hamsters are getting too big for their boots. The power of taking over from Shehanne on this blog is going to their heads. No wonder the pink bows are all wonky. Yes, three gorgeous Irish men to choose from. Mmmmm.
O will get em back in the cages …..hopefully.
Such a cool post… Great feature 😀
Best wishes & hope you have a Great week ahead,
Hi Aquileana, thanks for keeping me company here with all those Hamsters!! 🙂
Hi Aquileana, lovely to see you. We are just sounding it for the ladies here for a wee change! Have a great week yourself x
I love the way you construct your posts.
Always entertaining (and great content)
What I appreciate most is how much time and work goes into what you provide.
Building content using multi-media, especially one’s own multi-media takes work and attention to detail, and of course talent.
I tend to notice these things (I’m a perceptive-kind-of-guy. Hahaha!)
My blogging ‘style’ is somewhat similar to yours, although not nearly as imaginative, nor detailed, nor creative.
I use a lot of videos, music, images, and gifs stolen from all over The Internet–Not nearly creative enough to create my own. (I do endeavor to credit the folks I steal from.)
What I am desperately trying to convey is that I love the way you add, as I am fond of saying…
The way you add, ‘added value’.
I’m talkin’ Hamsters here!
Very, very entertaining.
I have my own hamster post from some years past and if you are OK with folks dropping links into your comment section, I’d love to share it with you.
But be forewarned: my “Hamster Post” although funny, does not have a happy ending. Well, not for my pet hamster at any rate. If memory serves he was my first pet. I was about five years old.
Just let me know yea or nay.
I did read the entire interview Noelle Clark and was intrigued.
Very Best Regards to you and to MS Clark,
P.S. And Thank You VERY much for your time spent visiting my blog.
I appreciate it.
Oh my Lord, Lance, Firstly share share share, your hamster links. This is an older post but please share the link. Also I will be posting this weekend…–provided there’s no emergencies with family… and you can comment share there AND I will also mention in the post as well, sharing from here to there. You have no idea how touched I am to read your comment and how much it’s made my day. Writing can be a very lonely biz. I spent all of last night , not having slept for about a week, telling my two lead to SHUT UP. Also blogging is about putting yourself out there too blind. I got to wondering why do I do all this? But there, comments like yours. Truly. You have a great blog. It’s that right side of zany but heartfelt zany, and zany that says one hell of a lot. Just read your wonderful post about your mam there. You bring her to life not just in every way YOU knew her. I felt I was standing right there smelling her ‘cigarettes’. What a lady. So keep up the marvellous work. You are every bit as creative and talented, my friend xxxx
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to respond to my rather longish comment.
Here is my Hamster “Confessional”
(I feel better already)
Thanks again for all your visits to my goofy blog.
Listen, you are the kind one to comment. Truly. Love your post. Coulda been worse, I thought the dude was gonna get tangled in the wheel and how traumatic it would have been for you….all right the hamstah too. I confess it. Probably sheep ar safer. A pleasure to come by your blog. It is great to connect with people from all over this planet we share.
I concurred with your comment on ‘Hamsterdam’.
That hamster coulda fed his-own-self.
Far as I’m concerned, he committed suicide.
Abso. So quit beating yourself up. As every single one of my heroines TO A WOMAN would say to you, how selfish was that …of the hamster, traumatising a poor kid that way?