Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for "Bear" Court McAllister #atozchallenge



Hello, I'm Court McAllister. Yes, I know this is the April A to Z blog challenge, and I know today is April the 2nd and thereby this blog is about the letter B. But, I know the letter C will be all about that psycho Cole. If you were here for the challenge last year you read about Cole. Or if you read books one or two in the Providence in Ecuador series. And I thought you should get a chance to meet me. I star in the third book, Terror on the Bluff which hasn't been released yet, so for today, you can call me Bear. My wife calls me Bear.

What my creator- the author thinks my nickname means.


I think Scarlett Braden (our author and this blog's owner) is letting me get away with this because she likes me. I think she secretly thinks I'm handsome. But don't tell her I said so, okay?  She has released me from my confidentiality agreement regarding a few things about me.

What my employees think my nickname means.


I've been married to an Irish descendant lass for over twenty years. Her name is Colleen. I owe a lot to that lady. But hey, let's keep that just between us too. It's because of Colleen that I became an expert in explosives. Now I have my own business and my partner is Jake, the black lab. Scarlett says if she had to cast me in a movie she would like Richard Gere to play me. She calls me a silver-tongued devil, but only Colleen and my creator know what a softie I am.

What my wife knows my nickname means. Remember this is one of our little secrets.


I'm a contented kind of guy, life's been good to me. My needs are simple. Time to relax after a hard day's work with my canine companions at my side, a finger or two or three of Jamison's by the fire sitting with the woman I love. Oh and just one more thing...a mute button for that loquacious beauty I married. Darn, now that's three secrets you need to keep for me to keep me out of the dog house and Jake from getting my place in the bed.  That's the thing about being a fictional character, the product of a feminine mind.  It's just one more lady to be in trouble with.



Thanks for coming by. It was a pleasure to meet you. Watch for me in Terror on the Bluff.  You can skip tomorrow if you want, I happen to know that evil Cole will be here from ...well I won't say where he'll be visiting from, but I will tell you...no way no how will he show up in MY story!


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Scarlett Loving life in Cuenca!

48 comments:

  1. This is going to be a fun read A-Z ... and I **love** the pictures you've chosen to illustrate the posts!

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    1. I'm tickled that you like it, keep stopping by and I'll do my best to keep you entertained. Thanks for coming and taking a peek!

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  2. It was nice to meet Bear. Looking forward to meeting Cole! Or should I be?

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    1. Well Cole is one of those guys that you either love him or hate him...well I haven't found anyone who loves him yet, but someone will. A lot of folks love to hate him. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are entertained each time you come.

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  3. This is really cute! I do think bears are cute and cuddly, although I don't think I can actually hug a real one haha!
    Have a great a-z challenge experience! 😄

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Mr. Bear looks cute as a stuffed toy! Would be quite scary in real, I'm sure! :P
    - Chicky @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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  6. I love your unique approach and I love Court's story and he is a big cuddly softie. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to visiting more often. Have a lovely weekend and thank you very much for popping over to mine. Next time, I'll have the coffee on :)

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    1. I'm so glad you had a nice time while you were here. And I thank you for coming by. I'll bring the doughnuts!

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  7. Bear seems like a fun-loving guy. I'll have to be back tomorrow to see what makes Cole so evil.

    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. I would love for you to come back tomorrow!I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself while you were here. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Scarlett, what a clever idea for your theme this month. I am eager to find out about your books through your characters. Cool!

    Sharon Arthur Moore @good2tweat
    Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary Time

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for coming by and reading.

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  10. What a fun blog! I'm so glad I found you through A to Z!
    Writer’s Zen (www.writerszenblog.wordpress.com)
    Embracing Life Tribe (www.embracinglifetribe.wordpress.com)

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    1. I'm thrilled you had a good time while you were here! Thanks for coming by.

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  11. I like your character first person narrative there. And I am intrigued by the explosives expert piece...

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    1. Thank you and thanks for coming by to read the blog.

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  12. I love how your characters are "blogging" these posts!
    Thanks for coming by today.

    Naila Moon

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    1. Well, I'm trying to finish a novel, so I thought they should earn their keep! Thank you for coming by.

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  13. Hey Court, tell Scarlet I said you seem like a decent kind of a guy! ;)

    LuAnn (approx #369 on the list) @ Back Porchervations.
    (and one of co-host AJ Lauer's #wHooligans)

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    1. Aw Court is the best kinda guy! Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Day 2 and another great character. Love his sense of humor but he only made me want to tune in tomorrow to hear what Cole has to say for himself. Good post.
    Sasha Knight

    Romance, Passion, & Thrills | ❤ Twitter: @sashaknight

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    1. Thanks Sasha! Praise from another writer is so awesome. Cole will be here Monday. I'm sure hoping we have a whole month of great characters.

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  15. Nice to meet you, Bear. Oh, your wife probably didn't like the mute button comment too much. Are you in the doghouse with Jake tonight? You seem absolutely sure Cole won't show up in your story. hmmm? Whispers to Scarlet- Richard Gere. Yum!

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    1. Haha No Robin, after over 20 years of marriage, that's a tired old joke between us. And Yes maam, I'm certain that weasel won't be showing up. - Court
      Robin thanks so much for coming by, I hope you had a little fun while you were here. Have a great weekend. - Scarlett

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  16. Pleasure to meet you Bear but I'm going to read tomorrow as I want to get to know Cole :)Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty

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    1. Thanks for coming by Sue! Cole will be here on Monday- C is for Cole.

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  17. nice stuff Scarlett - thanks for the visit...

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    1. Thank you and thanks for coming by David!

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  18. Awww, nice to meet you Bear! Can't wait to meet Cole too!

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  19. Great bear pics. Now that you told me not to come back for C, I'm curious. Very sneaky.

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    1. Hmmm kind of like a cliffhanger? Thanks for coming by!

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  20. Great bear pics. Now that you told me not to come back for C, I'm curious. Very sneaky.

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  21. Lovely to meet you Bear. I too want to find out about Cole as well. Bear does look cuddly but most bears do but I wouldn't want to try it. D'you know what to do when a bear charges you? Pay it.

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    1. Great joke! I'll have to remember that. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

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  22. Nice to meet you. I met a bear on a hike once and had to run. I know I wasn't supposed to but oh well it seemed the best idea at the time.
    www.lorihenriksen.com

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    1. I think it would be incredibly hard not to run. I'm pretty sure I would take off too. Thanks for coming by and reading my blog.

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  23. Scarlett, this is brilliant! I love it!

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  24. Nice concept you have here, letting your characters talk - I love it!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by and reading!

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