Thursday, July 26, 2012
Babysitting a beautiful princess sounds like an easy job for former CIA agent Alex Girard, but when it becomes clear that the assassin trying to kill Tara is the same man responsible for killing his father he knows keeping her alive may be the toughest assignment of his life. Just as disturbing is the growing attraction he has for the future queen. Determined to find the answers that will save the monarchy and finally bring the murderer to justice, Alex and Tara team up with friends on an international quest that will change all their lives.
Interview with Princess Tara:
Princess Tara is the daughter of King Edward of Gautier, and is heir presumptive to the crown. The small country of Gautier is located on the Atlantic Ocean, between North America and France. The princess is here in the states trying to find answers from her past with the help of her good friend, Scott Humphreys and her new bodyguard Alex Girard. Welcome, Princess!
*Princess Tara removes her baseball cap and sunglasses she’s been wearing to conceal her identity and takes a seat on the sofa* Thank you, Anne. It’s my pleasure to be here.
[Anne] Forgive me for my informality. I’ve never interviewed royalty before.
[Tara] Don’t be silly. I detest formality. Just ask my father. *Tara tosses Anne a mischievous grin*
[Anne] Would you care for a brownie, Tara? Ummm it is okay if I call you by your first name…I mean since we’re being informal.
[Tara] Of course. And I would love a brownie. Thank you.” *Tara carefully removes one from the plate and takes a bite* Delicious!
[Anne] *Big grin* Thanks! I appreciate the compliment. I’m not really known for my cooking skills.
[Tara] Neither am I.
[Anne] I’m surprised you even cook. If I had servants, I sure wouldn’t.
[Tara] On this adventure, I do a lot of things I don’t normally do.
[Anne] Hmmm…Intriguing comment. Though I’m tempted, I won’t go there just yet. Instead, please tell us what a day in the life of a princess is like.
[Tara] Normally I would be kept to a tight schedule of meetings, fund raisers…whatever my father’s advisors request of me. They’re all part of my royal duties. They’re grooming me to be queen some day.
[Anne] You said normally. What have you been up to lately?
[Tara] For the past several months I’ve been away from court on a holiday.
[Anne] Holiday huh?
[Tara] *Tara grins* At least that is what my father thinks. In reality, I’ve been working with Scott, a former New York policeman, to find the answers behind my brother’s abduction fifteen years ago.
[Anne] I’m so sorry about your brother. Have you been able to come up with any answers to his disappearance?
[Tara] Going on the original reports from my own government’s investigation, we came up with the name Diablo Lazario, who at one time had been a suspect. With some research and a couple of inside tips through government channels, we were able to learn Lazario has a son living in the state of Virginia.
[Anne] I hear Scott has brought in some help in the form of a bodyguard. I happened to catch sight of him out in the hallway. He’s very good looking.
[Tara] *Tara makes a huffing sound as she sets her empty plate aside* His looks are all he has going for him. He’s a beast of a man! I would have demanded his dismissal if he hadn’t recently saved my life.
[Anne] Oh my! What happened?
[Tara] I’d rather not say. It was all very disturbing. I don’t like to talk about it. Besides, if my father were to find out my true whereabouts, he would demand I return to Gautier and I would have to give up my search.
[Anne] I understand.
*The door opened and the man Anne had seen in the hallway stepped in. Gorgeous locks of brown hair curled along the collar of his dress shirt. He stands well over six feet tall and has the muscled physic of a football player. A pair of stunning emerald eyes looks at Anne.* “Sorry for the interruption,” he said before turning to Tara. “Marcus just called. The plane is fueled and ready for takeoff.”
[Tara] Fine. I’ll be out in a minute. Please close the door on your way out.
[Alex] *Instead of leaving, he offers his hand to Anne* Alex Girard. Are those brownies I see there?
[Anne] *Anne reluctantly withdraws her hand from his and picks up the plate* Take as many as you like.
[Tara] *Tara gasped* I don’t believe this. You have the manners of a baboon. *She rises from the sofa and walks over to Anne.* I should probably be going. We have a lot of work to do.
[Anne] *Shakes Tara’s hand* It was a pleasure meeting you. You’re as lovely as your photographs in the tabloids.
[Tara] *smiles* Thank you. *She then turns to Alex* I’ll be waiting in the limo.
[Alex] She’s a royal pain in the you-know-what if you ask me. I’ve been in war zones that were more pleasant than this assignment.
[Tara] I heard that *Tara shouts over her shoulder.*
[Alex] *rolls his eyes* I better get going before she leaves without me. Thanks for the brownies.
[Anne] You’re welcome. I hope Tara is able to find the answers she’s searching for.
[Alex] She will, if I can keep her alive long enough.
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