Well, I'm not exactly sure how I did that, but we're gonna fix it. In the weeks/days leading up to the release of The Rose and the Balloon, I'm going to tell you more about the story.
First, this is Janelle. (picture left) She's our main character, the Beauty heroine, and only daughter to Lord Roux. She lives in Rohesia, a kingdom that has the particular (and, in Janelle's opinion, distressing) habit of holding roses and flora shows in the highest opinion.
And this is a Beautiful People post, courtesy of Sky and Cait. (picture right)
To make things more interesting, I've invited Janelle to answer the questions for herself. Mostly because it makes for great answers, and also since she threatened to put Nicolas after me if I didn't.
So, ladies and gents... here's Janelle Roux.
1. Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
First off, I would like to take the small opportunity to say hello to all of Kiri's followers and also to state that I did not threaten her with Nicolas. The prince's younger son threatened her by himself because Kiri hasn't written his story yet. Not that Nicolas's threats are anything to worry about, but you can never tell with twelve-year-old boys. Especially royal ones.
Do I want to get married and have children? I suppose so... one day, if the Lord wills it. But getting married is not exactly on my to-do list right now. At the moment, I would rather have "Stop getting random proposals" on my to-do list.
2. What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
My mouth. Everyone says I have a quick wit and a knack for sarcasm. I have no need of other weapons to defend myself.
3. What's the nicest thing they've done for someone else, and why did they do it?
Hmm... I would have to say probably caring for my father's roses every day. I really don't like them, especially the thorns, but I don't understand how people care so much for those flowers. I do love my father, though, so I continue to tend his roses.
Well, at least, I did tend his roses...
4. Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
In my youth, I enjoyed practical pranks, but I have never injured someone.
5. Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
My father would say that I do follow rules regularly, but I am most stubborn. Prince Dmitri would definitely call me a rebel... although no one truly cares for his opinion.
6. Are they organized or messy?
7. What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
I love when someone takes the time to talk to me, but I will admit it has been quite a while since someone actually did that. My father does from time to time, but he has been greatly distracted of late with the flora show.
8. What do they eat for breakfast?
Probably the same that most Rohesians eat for breakfast. I enjoy sausages and scrambled eggs, but I do not enjoy rose petals in my tea.
9. Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
My mother died when I was young. Father doesn't speak of her often, so I don't know that much about her.
10. What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
Not many people know it, but I love a good cup of hot chocolate. Not overly sweet, but thick and rich. Or... if chocolate is not to be had, books are the next best reward.
And that is the last question, so I will hand the reins back to Kiri and bid you all adieu. It is very nice of her to finally introduce our story on her blog.