Michelle Sutton’s latest book is in e-book form published by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. A romantic suspense novel, it will keep you reading well into the night! Tomorrow, you can learn more about Michelle’s writing in a further spotlight.
Over to you, Michelle:~
Eric Bana would play the hero because he looks like Bojan in my mind.
Strengths and weaknesses
Bojan’s strength is his compassion and his faith. He also has a lot of wisdom tucked behind his strongly accented and often misworded use of English. His weakness is that he has a soft spot for women in difficult situations, like Laney. He wants to fix things for them.
Quirk (if any)
He messes up his sentences when he speaks and often misunderstands others, especially when they use American slang or idioms. But he also would do anything for anyone in need, which is also misinterpreted on occasion even though his motives are pure.
Your inspiration for the character
I based the character on several people and cultures I grew familiar with over the past five years. I have an Albanian friend who gave me a lot of tips, also. What made me want to write this character to begin with was my desire to play with cultural and linguistic nuances that make for humorous romantic situations. I wanted to use an uncommon language, too. Spanish is too common, but the Macedonian alphabet doesn’t even look similar to English so it worked for me.
Background to the story
Upon her fiance’s death, Laney became a recluse who only left her home for emergencies. She managed to survive – barely – on food delivery service and her work-at-home job. When she tries to move on from her grief, the commemorative meal she orders is ruined. However, it leads to an unlikely friendship with an attractive man, Bojan, who speaks little English. As he befriends Laney he continually says the wrong things, but he doesn’t give up trying to win her trust. Meanwhile, she has this strange feeling of being watched and wonders if she’s losing her mind. Complicating things further, every time she leaves her house something bad happens, confirming that she is safer at home. Can Bojan convince Laney she’ll be safe with him, or will his presence put her in further danger? Will he be able to protect the woman he loves before it’s too late?
Thanks, Michelle for sharing Bojan with us! It is great to see a character who doesn’t fit the usual mould and if he looks like Eric Bana…well, what more could we want – LOL!
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