Dave Larson States His Case With Interruptions from Christopher Robinson and Gavin Blackheart

Since it’s Monday, I thought I’d discuss the inspiration behind His Abducted Bride–

dave larson

Dave Larson

Dave Larson: Hold on there, Ruth.  I reserved Monday to give a rebuttal to Christopher Robinson’s claim that he’s better than me.  This is in response to what he wrote in May 26, 2013’s post when he said “….His Reluctant Lady which happens to be the very best book Ruth has ever written…and I’m not just saying that because I’m the main character.  Well, all right, I am, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.  This is way better than anything else she’s ever done.  Dave Larson, eat your heart out.  *smirks* His Reluctant Lady is going to be better than Eye of the Beholder.”

Christopher Robinson: It took you this long to make a rebuttal?

Ruth: To be fair, this did have to travel back to the late 1800s.

Dave: That’s not what made me take so long to form a rebuttal.  I happened to be planting at the time.

Christopher: Planting.

Dave: Yeah, crops.  Perhaps you’ve heard of them.  They end up being food you eat.

Christopher: I know what crops are.  I just can’t understand why you couldn’t take an hour of your day to come on this blog to argue with me.

Dave: Well, unlike you, I work from sunrise to sunset.  I’m not frolicking about on a ballroom floor or taking a leisurely ride on Rotten Row while listening to gossip.  I actually have a purpose in life.

Christopher: *gasps* I have a purpose.  You think all I do is goof off?  I’ll have you know that Ruth is currently at the beginning of The Earl’s Scandalous Wife, and it’s up to me to find a wife for my cousin, Lord Clement.  If you think that’s easy, then maybe we should trade roles because no one turns ladies off faster than Lord Clement, especially when he whines about that blasted cane of his.

Dave: If it takes you a long time to figure out how to fix him up, then you aren’t doing it right.

Christopher: I’ll have you know my cousin has a very telling nickname.  Want to hear it?

Dave: Not really.

Christopher: It’s “The Earl Who Can’t Get a Wife”.  He’s been engaged but she ran off with someone else.  That was the closest he ever got.  I just know I’m going to have to help create a scandal to make it happen because there’s no other way he’ll get married.

Dave:  You can’t be serious.  Playing matchmaker isn’t the same as growing food and taking care of animals. You’re still playing around.  I’m actually working.  That in itself proves my book, Eye of the Beholder is better than yours, His Reluctant Lady.  It’s about a hard working farmer who meets the most wonderful young woman who came as someone else’s mail-order bride at a train station.

Christopher: Sounds like a winner already.  So you stole someone else’s intended bride.  Just the kind of thing heroes are made of.  *rolls eyes*

Dave: You didn’t let me finish.  The man she was supposed to marry rejects her.  It was his loss.  She ended up with me instead, making me the luckiest man who ever lived.

Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson

Christopher: Doesn’t sound like much of a plot.  It sounds like the happy little village with the happy little people.  Next thing I know, you’re going to be sitting around a campfire singing songs about love and harmony.

Dave: Not quite.  As it turns out, the man who rejected her gets married to another woman whose beauty is only on the surface.  My book is about what truly makes a woman beautiful.

Christopher: *yawns*  I can do better than that.  My book is about making a beautiful woman embrace the passion she’s been suppressing for years.  Mine has excitement and witty banter.  I’ll have Ruth post a sample of such witty banter this upcoming Sunday.  Then you can just how much more interesting my story is than a weak “it’s what’s inside that counts” thing that’s been overdone.

Dave: It’s not the theme of a story that counts so much as in how it’s told.  Even an interesting plot can become boring if the storyteller doesn’t know what she’s doing.

Christopher: Ah, so you admit my book is better than yours!

Dave: I did not.

Christopher: Sounds like you did to me.  You just said my book has an interesting plot.

Dave: No, I was saying that since I have a good storyteller, my story was a memorable and exciting book.

Christopher: I don’t recall you saying those exact words.

Dave: It was my meaning.

Christopher: Dave, you are a sad, sad, sad little person.   Your glory days are over.  It’s time to move on and fade into obscurity where no one will remember your book.

Dave: My book will not fade into obscurity because it delves deeper than the shallow back and forth talking you claim is so good in yours.

Christopher: You can have deep and meaningful while providing humor in witty banter.



Gavin: Thank you both for hijacking what was supposed to be a post about my book, His Abducted Bride.

Christopher: You’re welcome.

Gavin: I was being sarcastic.  And both of you have plots that are done way too much.  Dave Larson has the rejected bride who becomes well loved by all.  Christopher Robinson has the reluctant bride who ends up being glad she got married.  Big whoop.  Those books are a dime a dozen.  But when is the last time you read a book where the character of a story pulled the author into it?  I don’t recall seeing a bunch of those all over the place.

Christopher: Because no one wants to read that kind of book.  If they did, others like it would be written.

Gavin: That’s not true.

Christopher: Yes, it is.

Dave: It doesn’t matter what you two think.  Mine is the book will always be the best one Ruth ever wrote.  Sure, you two might have somewhat amusing plots.  Maybe you’ll even entertain some people.  But when it all comes down to it, mine will be the one that is the favorite.

Christopher: That’s big talk from someone who already has the book out while the rest of us are still waiting for August so we can finally see our books published.

Gavin: No kidding.  It feels like August will never get here, though technically mine comes out July 30.

Christopher: Close enough.

Dave: Fine.  Then after your books come out, we’ll come back to this blog and put it to a vote.

Ruth: There you have it.  In August, we’ll have a vote on this blog so you can settle this debate among three characters who all think their book is better than the others’.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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14 Responses to Dave Larson States His Case With Interruptions from Christopher Robinson and Gavin Blackheart

  1. bookwormsimi says:

    I’ve a feeling that when the next vote will be conducted, Dave will remain the first one again closely followed by Christopher. The pic you posted of Christopher is really handsome I must say! You’ve a good eye, Ruth. 🙂 Christopher’s book may be more entertaining but Dave’s book has a certain depth in it which girls like me (read ugly-duckling :)) appreciate more.

    P.S. It’s like choosing between Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Who is the sexiest vampire? I still can’t decide on this. LOL! 🙂

    Sorry for the comparison but both Dave and Christopher look yummiest in their pics! 🙂

    • Eye of the Beholder would win my vote because of that depth you mentioned. I am a Mary type, too. Not a real beauty and on the heavy side. I like the idea that a man loving a woman despite all the imperfections and things that others say or think about her, especially since she is perfect in his eyes. At the time I wrote the book, I asked myself who the ideal husband would be. LOL

      Christopher is a lot of fun and has some depth too, but Dave is a lot more of the ideal man in my opinion. Yeah, those guys are so good looking. I end up picking pictures of a model who has enough poses where I can do posts about him as one of my characters. 😀

      It’s hard to decide between two attractive men sometimes, isn’t it? 😀

      • bookwormsimi says:

        Yes, it’s hard to decide sometimes. For example, till today I can’t decide which vampire I love the most between those two. I feel loyal to both of them. It’s difficult picking one and betraying the other. LOL 🙂

        I’ve a request for you, Ruth. Would you like to do an author interview on my blog http://bookwormsimi.wordpress.com/? If yes, then let me know by replying here or sending a mail to my id chatterjee.simi@rediffmail.com. I’ll send you a set of questions very soon. I’m contacting you this way because I don’t have your email id. Have a nice day. Take care. 🙂

        • Well, you could pick one vampire for certain qualities and the other vampire for other qualities you like. That way you don’t have to betray them but can appreciate what makes each one best. 😀

          As much as I appreciate the offer, I’m overwhelmed with all the projects I have going on at the moment so I have to say no for now. I’m sorry.

      • bookwormsimi says:

        Though your response broke my heart, still I can understand about your ongoing projects and all. My proposal is open to you till I’m alive. If you ever find out time and want to do it, just let me know.

  2. Your characters just can’t get along, can they? LOL. And they give you all kinds of trouble.

  3. I haven’t read His Reluctant Lady, but Eye of the Beholder was one of the best romances ever. Dave Larson totally gets my vote for being the best type of hero there is. 🙂

  4. Christina M says:

    Even though I haven’t read two of the books yet, I’m fairly certain Gavin will be my favorite. I get the impression, at least from your posts, that he is charismatic, overbearing and more than a little frustrating. But he’s the kind of guy that chooses the girl despite what she can’t give him. That willing sacrifice is really romantic, at least to someone who knows where the girl is coming from.

    • You’re right. Gavin does give up everything to be with Sandy. I don’t see the other heroes doing that, except maybe Chogan in Brave Beginnings. LOL on his personality traits. You’re right on those, too. 😀

      • Christina M says:

        Gavin reminds me quite a bit of my husband, personality traits and all. But it takes a very special kind of guy to sacrifice so much for a woman.

        • Gavin is a sweetheart. I bet your husband is too. 😀

          I agree. It does take a special kind of guy who will make sacrifices for the woman he loves. There aren’t enough men like that out there.

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