SG: Melanie, tell us how you copped the assignment to protect a prince?
Melanie: As a member of the palace security I’d worked closely with his father the king. He insisted I got the job of looking after Liam.
Liam: *mutters* I’m a grown man, I didn’t need looking after.
Melanie: *indignation* No? Then what about the day the insurgents nearly killed you?
Liam: That was one day, after three years of my managing just fine.
SG: *hiding a wry grin, she turns to Melanie* Had you met the prince before the assignment?
Melanie: I’d seen him around, but not been introduced to him. He prefers horses to people…
Liam: I did! I’ve admitted that, but not anymore. I know where my priorities lie now.
Melanie: *grins, and in an aside to me* It took a while, but he got there in the end.
SG *turns to Prince Liam* How did you feel when you discovered Melanie was being paid to protect you?
Liam: I -what do the Americans say- ‘plead’ the 5th Amendment.
SG: You’re not an American, you can’t do that.
Liam: Very well, I am a prince. *He gives me a haughty stare –but his eyes are twinkling.*
Melanie: * gasps* Liam, you didn’t just say that! Apologise at once and answer the question.
Liam: *grins openly* No Mel, I’m not answering that question. If folk want to know my reactions then I suggest they buy From Now Until Forever to find out.
SG: *sighs, knowing when she’s beaten. One more question to Melanie, then.
Melanie: *nods in agreement*
SG: What did you think of Prince Liam’s homeland the first time you saw it.
Melanie: In a word? Awesome. When I first saw those mountains, they reminded me of you and me, *she turns to Liam and grinned.*
Liam: *Stands and tugs on Melanie’s hand before speaking.* You said ‘one question’. That was it.
SG: * swallows another sigh.* Thank you both for your time.
SG: watches them leave and knows she’ll miss both of them.
For Now Until Forever Blurb:
For Prince Liam, families meant bad news, unwanted commitments, and the loss of his personal freedom. Love spawned white picket fences, slippers at the hearth with a wife and kids making demands, so why did those images disappear when he met Melanie Babcot?
Melanie Babcot fought hard to escape the horrors of her youth and vowed to remain single and free, so when paid to protect Prince Liam from insurgents why did her personal pledge fly out the window?
Multi-published author, Sherry Gloag is a transplanted Scot now living in the beautiful coastal countryside of Norfolk, England. She considers the surrounding countryside as extension of her own garden, to which she escapes when she needs “thinking time” and solitude to work out the plots for her next novel. While out walking she enjoys talking to her characters, as long as there are no other walkers close by.
Apart from writing, Sherry enjoys gardening, walking, reading and cheerfully admits her books tend to take over most of the shelf and floor space in her workroom-cum-office. She also finds crystal craft work therapeutic.
You can find a cover pic for From Now Until Forever here.