Author Interview with Frasier MacKenzie, hero of “Holding Off for a Hero.”
Hello, Frasier. I understand you’re miffed about my
sending heroine Emma Prescott to live in the cabin next to yours in the
wilderness of Loon Lake. Would you care to explain?
do recall she had a bachelorette party the first week she lived beside
me complete with music blasting
until 3:00 a.m. and male stripper who
just happened to be her friend. Why did you have to move that woman up
there to live? Oh sure, she’s beautiful, she’s bright, she’s funny,
she’s fearless. She’s everything a man could want in a woman…except
that she’s got this notorious love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation…which
blows it for me. She’s left a train of broken hearts a mile long behind
her and the irony of it is, these guys still think she’s wonderful.
she’s been nothing but trouble from page one. She and her Pug keep me
constantly rescuing her from one scrape after another. From skunks to
bears, they stumble into one mess after another. Good thing I’m around
to save her sexy little hide. Not so sure about that Pug.
Miss Emma tells me the reason for the men in her past. Apparently she’s
holding off for a hero…a genuine fight-for-the- right, always-brave-and
strong-and-caring hero. Some kind of Hercules with a tender side.
Well, lady, let me tell you…I’m not about to become Mr. October on her
calendar of try-outs and I’m pretty darned sure I won’t turn out to be
her hero, what with her making all kinds of disparaging remarks about my
job of hunting down the illusive eastern panther as a waste of
So end of the line for Emma and me, right? Even
if she hadn’t broken dozens of hearts, it could never work…not with her
annoying Pug scrambling to turn my German shepherd guard dog into a big,
playful pup and getting into one mess after another. So you see, lady,
you’d better move Emma Prescott out of that mountain cabin and let me
get on with my life.
There’s no way you’re going to pull a happily ever after out of this no-win situation!