Guest blogger…Amy Ruttan

Another lady that helped me out in my time of need…here’s a guest blog from Amy Ruttan


Trying to pin down some of my characters can be tricky. Especially my medieval heroes, they really don’t like to sit down and “talk”. The heroines will, no problem, but the men are trickier. I was lucky enough to pin down Edwin and Alfwyn, brothers from my Enchantress series. I preformed a joint interview, and as you can tell they are night and day.

1. What is the name of the book where we would meet you? What genre is it?

Edwin: I believe the text you are referring to is called Enchantress The Fey. Though I would not know I do not have time to pursue such frivolous pursuits. I believe they call it Historical Romance, but I am not certain. *wrinkles nose in distaste*

Alfwyn: I am in both Enchantress The Fey and Enchantress The Sorceress. Haha, beat that Edwin.

Edwin *eye roll*: As am I you oaf.

Alfwyn: Yes but who is more exciting? I fight demons. Was it not Aislinn who saved her own hide? *Laughing hysterically at his older brother.*

Edwin *grumbling*
2. Who wrote the book?

Alfwyn; Would you believe it if I told you it was a female? Ha, I guess you would. Although I will be in trouble from Aislinn and Morag for thinking thusly, they both hold the author in high esteem.

Edwin: Just ignore my younger sibling’s prattling. The author is Amy Ruttan.
3. What do you think of the author? You can tell us the truth.

Edwin: I hold the author in high esteem. Why would I not? She brought me my Aislinn.

Alfwyn: I like the way she thinks.

Edwin: *snorts*

Alfwyn: I do! She has a filthy mind; I like that in a woman.

Edwin: Alfwyn for just a moment could you act in some sort of decorum?

Alfwyn: Not likely. *smirking*
4. Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe your appearance? That’s more than just really cute or drop dead gorgeous. Give us enough detail to get a clear idea of how you look.

Alfwyn: But I am drop dead gorgeous.

Edwin: Perhaps it would help if I describe my brother and he describes me?

Alfwyn: That suits me just fine, dear brother. Well, Edwin is the eldest, he’s old if you know what I mean. He’s a big brute of …

Amy: No, I think I’ll intervene here. Edwin is getting ready to draw his sword on his brother and their fights are legendary. I think to keep the peace here I’ll describe them.

Edwin: It would be best. *saying through gritted teeth*

Amy: I had two very clear pictures in my mind of Edwin and Alfwyn. Edwin looks like Clive Owen from the movie King Arthur. Black short curls, a cute little cleft in his chin, broad of shoulder and battle hardened. He’s a true warrior through and through.

Edwin*grinning smugly*

Alfwyn: *clearing his throat*

Amy: Yes, Alfwyn I am getting to you. Alfwyn is the younger brother, and like Edwin I had a very clear image in my mind. Alfwyn is the image of Richard Armitage from the BBC’s Robin Hood. Tall, lanky, devilish, sexy. There’s an air of pompous around him, and tom foolery, but he’s loyal and sweet. Did I mention sexy.

Alfwyn: See, I like her.

5. What time period do you live in?

Edwin: In the time of the great king, Alfred.

Alfwyn: What time is that called anyways? Seriously, I think of it as present day, but I guess Amy you think of it as something else.

Amy: I would call it Dark Ages, but it’s argued by historians. The book itself is classified as Medieval.

Edwin is nodding and Alfwyn looks confused.
6. Where are you from?

Edwin: Wessex, my home is called Braidwoode. I believe you refer to it as South Western England.

Alfwyn: I am also from Wessex, but I moved to the far North with my bride who had land. I believe you refer to that as the Highlands of Scotland.
7. What special skills or abilities do you have?

Edwin: My wife has many special skills. I am a warrior, and if that is special then those are my special skills, protecting my people and my king.

Alfwyn (who has a decidedly evil look on his face): You should ask my wife what my special skills are.

Edwin rolls his eyes.
8. Are you happy with the story?

Edwin smiles smugly: Aye. She gave me the woman I desired most of all.

Alfwyn: I concur with my brother. Shocking I know, but I agree.
9. Who is the most important person in your life? Tell us about them.

Edwin: Aislinn. She is everything to me. She is beautiful, kind. What more is there to say? I desire her above all others.

Alfwyn: Morag, she’s feisty and has a temper. She’s just as stubborn as me, great for sparring on so many levels. *wiggling eyebrows knowingly* She is a challenge, and I love a good challenge.
10. Is that person in the story we’re talking about?

Edwin and Alfwyn in unison: Aye.

Amy: Aislinn is in both, but her main story with Edwin is Enchantress The Fey. Morag is introduced in Enchantress The Sorceress, which is her story with Alfwyn.
11. Do you have any children?

Edwin: Aye, a boy and a girl. They are the joys of my life.

Alfwyn: Not as of yet, but I am working on it, daily and nightly. All the time as much as I can.
12. Do you think your author is going to write another story about you? Or, are you part of a series?

Edwin: I believe the author has planned a series. I appear in all but one.

Alfwyn looks hurt: Hey, I only appear in two. *Looks at me for explanation*

Amy: You’re in the last one Alfwyn. Neither of you are in the fourth one.

Alfwyn: Pray tell who are the other books about?

Amy: Well, Cedric is in the third.

Alfwyn: So he’s in more books than me?

Amy: Cedric was staying with Edwin. You’re in Scotland for heaven’s sake.

Alfwyn: So who has this mysterious fourth which appears to be about no one?

Edwin: Alfwyn *says with a warning tone*

Amy: Mathias.

Alfwyn: Him?!

Amy: Yes.

Alfwyn: And you can assure that I will appear in the fifth and final book.

Amy: Yes, everyone does, but that’s all I am going to say. I don’t want to spoil anything.

Alfwyn: Fine, as long as I have your word.

Amy: Alfwyn my editor likes you. Trust me, you’ll show up again.

Alfwyn: Oh, she likes me eh? *rubbing chin*
Well it seems Alfwyn is drifting off into some very risqué territory and Edwin never wants to sit still for very long. It puts him on edge. I better release them; medieval heroes can be unpredictable at the best of time.

I want to thank Shiloh for having me here, and sharing two of my favorite men.

You can read more about Edwin, Alfwyn and all the others on my website here:

Thanks you again for letting me share.