Saturday, February 8, 2014

Characters in Love: Bradley Blackhorse Reynolds from Broken Bonds

Welcome to Unwritten's 
February Blog Series
 Characters in Love! 
Each day will feature a different fictional character from various books and genres, and a personal interview about their love lives. It's sure to be enlightening, and if you find yourself dying to know more about them, pick up a copy of the the book! 

Today, let's welcome Bradley Blackhorse Reynolds from Broken Bonds:

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bradley Blackhorse Reynolds, and I'm a major in the Terran Federation Guard. I was assigned the post of Commander of the Federation base on Aleyne after I defended one of the men under my command who broke the anti-psi laws.

2. How/where did you first meet your love interest?
At the reception welcoming me to the post of commander of the Federation base on Aleyne. I met Ardaval Namar, an Aleyni. He realized at once I was an empath and could read thoughts, at least occasionally. Psi of any kind is illegal for Terrans, so I was both terrified that I might be caught and punished and elated that at last someone discovered the real me.

3. Was it love (or attraction) at first sight?
Yes. I wanted to kiss him, but there were too many people, both Terran and Aleyni, for me to do it. We did take a walk outside, which was already chancy, but I couldn't resist. He assured me we'd meet again, which was the only thing that allowed me to let him go.

4. When did you know for certain that you were in love?
A few weeks later, I suppose. There was a lot going on, terrorists attacking the computer network and pushing drugs. It didn't leave a lot of time for me to devote to my personal life. Still, I'd made a vow twenty
years ago not to turn away from love, so I was bound and determined to see where my relationship with Ardaval  would go.

5. Have you done anything to compromise your love (or vice versa)?
I don't want to give away the plot of the novel, but yes. both of us did.

6. Has anyone ever come between you?
Ardaval has/had former partners, and he still had feelings for them. He'd formed what's called by the Aleyni a rolor bond, which is an unbreakable psychic bond. He and his ex-partners had attempted to break it, with limited success. It left him with a deeply wounded spirit. And one of his former partners, Imarin, was deeply in love with Arda and determined to get him back.

7. If you could take your lover on the perfect date, where would that be?
Now I'm stumped. Perhaps to hear a wonderful concert by a famous musician.

8. Is there anything your lover does that completely annoys you?
When he's working, he throws his books and papers on the library floor, leaving me or someone else to pick them up. Some of the manuscripts are old and valuable, but he does it anyway.

9. What's the biggest challenge you've faced together as a couple?
Being wrenched apart when I was accused of treason and hauled away to New Oregon without the chance to tell Ardaval what was going on. The Guard sent him a message that I'd been reassigned, and he almost believed them.

10. Is there a happily ever after in store for you?
Read the book and find out.

You can find out more about Bradley and the story beyond his love life at these links:

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  1. Mysti, thanks for hosting me today.


  2. Hi Brad,

    Congratulations on being made commander, and the fact that you met Ardval at the reception. Sounds like those psychic bonds would be hard to break.

    I sincerely hope your story has a happy ending.

    1. Leona, thanks for stopping by. Read the book to find out if Ardaval and I remain together.

  3. Certainly the romance and relationships in this book are not what we might expect, but they work, and the feelings among the people involved are very believable. Brad, I wish you the best, and Maggie I think you for a wonderful story.

  4. Margaret,

    I love the premise of your book and your cover is amazingly beautiful.


  5. Linda, I love the cover, too. Thanks for stopping by.


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