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Thursday, June 2, 2011

CHARACTER BLOWOUT. Heroine Interview. Laura Kaye's, FOREVER FREED. Chance to Win!!!

Welcome! It’s finally that time. A Writer’s Mind’s END OF WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT has arrived. Here’s the scoop on what to expect every Thursday and Friday. An author−better yet the characters from their latest story−will be visiting this blog to be interviewed. Thursday, we’ll grill the heroine. Friday, the hero. It’s all about seeing how well the characters know one another. Ever heard of The Newlywed Game? Well this event is sort of like that!

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome over Samantha Sutton and Lucien Demarco from Laura Kaye’s latest release, FOREVER FREED. Before I begin interviewing Samantha, Laura would like everyone to know about the following…

FOREVER FREED GIVEAWAY: At the end of my four-day appearance, I will give away one pdf format ebook and one signed print book of Forever Freed. To enter to win, you must do all of the following:

1) comment on one or more of my posts at A Writer’s Mind (1 comment per day counts for an entry, but you can comment on the different days for a total of 4 entries)

2) follow me on twitter (@laurakayeauthor)

3) follow my BLOG. Leave your twitter name in your comments so I can verify the following.

Current twitter AND blog followers are eligible to win and can enter by leaving your twitter name in your comments AND tweeting at least one of my A Writer’s Mind posts (be sure to @ me so I see it!). Winner to be announced on June 7!

Sky here. What a fantastic giveaway, Laura! Thanks so much! Before we start the interview let’s take a moment to read a bit about FOREVER FREED…

A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation—talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can…

Oooh, sounds fabulous! Alright, I’d say it’s time we get to know Samantha Sutton from FOREVER FREED. Here goes…

SKY: Tell us a little bit about yourself, Samantha.

SAMANTHA: Uh, hi, Sky. Well, I’m a mom to a beautiful little girl. I’m a nurse. Or, I was. I’m not working right now since the move to New York. But maybe someday I’ll go back again. Right now, I’m just enjoying getting to know this big, new family I’ve moved in with, something that’s totally new for me.

SKY: Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Lucien Demarco, what thoughts come to mind?

SAMANTHA: *slow grins* Well, Lucien was…he was just gorgeous. Tall. The best hair—still! And so attentive. He always has made me feel like the only person in the room when I talk. *blushes* I remember stumbling a bit the first time we touched. I was just lost in his eyes.

SKY: He sounds delicious, Samantha! Lucien has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? You know without doubt he appreciates one of your traits. Share what you think that is.

SAMANTHA: I don’t know how to pick just one! Okay, physical trait would be his eyes, especially now that I know more about them. But even before I saw his vampiric side, I was mesmerized by his gray eyes. For him, they truly are the window to his soul. And, yes, I do believe he has one. In terms of character trait, I adore how completely he loves me and Ollie.

Um, I would say Lucien most likes that I’m happy most of the time, because he can feel it, and I know he hasn’t much felt it in his life.

SKY: He has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? Oh yeah, there’s a trait you know he’d change about you…fess up!

SAMANTHA: I would make him human, but only because he so desperately wants it. I love him just the way he is, and frankly find his immortal side completely thrilling. Hmm…that’s probably something he’d change. In flirting with the vampire in him, he says I play a little too much with fire, but I want to sustain him in every way I can, and he never takes too much. He’s going to die when he sees this! *grins* Well, not really

SKY: Love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing he’s done for you?

SAMANTHA: Again, it’s hard to pick just one thing! Lucien came of age in the nineteenth century, when things like courting and wooing happened. He is fundamentally a romantic person, and he showers me in that. Single most romanatic thing? Jeez. It’s a tie between surprising me with a road trip to see my favorite Broadway show and surprising me with the plans to our new house.

SKY: I must agree that there’s something to be said for a man from a different era. So incredibly romantic! Lucien has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? His eye constantly roams to a particular part of your person. Tell, tell!

SAMANTHA: His eyes. Whether gray or red, they enthrall me, even when he’s not trying. *laughs* Lucien definitely has some preferences, but I’m not telling you what they are.

SKY: Ha! No fair. Guess I’ll have to buy the book to find out! *Grins* How do you think Lucien would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?

SAMANTHA: I think Lucien would say, and I would agree, that our favorite thing is being together as a family, the three of us. It’s something neither of us has really had before or, at least, not in a very long time.

SKY: You and Lucien just don’t see eye to eye on what issue?

SAMANTHA: *deep breath* On whether I should become like him. Some day. I don’t really want to say more about that right now, though.

SKY: I understand. Sounds like a tough decision. Lucien said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?

SAMANTHA: He told me my love helped him forgive himself, that it gave him a sense of absolution he’d searched for his whole life. To know you’ve impacted another person that way, well… *clears throat* I just love him.

SKY: It certainly sounds like you two are a perfect match. I can’t wait to have Lucien over tomorrow! (Have SUCH a thing for vampires. *wicked grin*) Samantha, it was wonderful having you over. I can’t wait to start reading FOREVER FREED!

BUY FOREVER FREED.

Laura Kaye's Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter: @laurakayeauthor

Contact Luara at laurakayeauthor@gmail.com

Don’t forget that there’s a contest running. Here’s a rundown of the details one more time…

FOREVER FREED GIVEAWAY: At the end of my four-day appearance, I will give away one pdf format ebook and one signed print book of Forever Freed. To enter to win, you must do all of the following:

1) comment on one or more of my posts at A Writer’s Mind (1 comment per day counts for an entry, but you can comment on the different days for a total of 4 entries)

2) follow me on twitter (@laurakayeauthor)

3) follow my BLOG. Leave your twitter name in your comments so I can verify the following. 

Current twitter AND blog followers are eligible to win and can enter by leaving your twitter name in your comments AND tweeting at least one of my A Writer’s Mind posts (be sure to @ me so I see it!). Winner to be announced on June 7!

Be sure to pop back in tomorrow as I welcome vampire Lucien Demarco over to A Writer’s Mind!

~Sky

13 comments:

marybelle said...

I loved the Heroine interview thank you.

I follow the blog - Mary Preston
& twitter - maryloucoolumralph

marypres@gmail.com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for having me here, Sky! This is so much fun!

Hi Mary! Thanks for turning out bright and early! :)

Joya said...

Sam is such a cool character and I love the way Lucien is drawn to her happiness. Great interview! :)

Michelle (Reading Lark) said...

I love it! Great job to both of you!
Twitter name: ReadingLarkMich

Laura Kaye said...

Hi Joya and Michelle! Thanks for stopping in to visit with Sam!

Erin said...

I have to stop reading these during work hours... Sam made me teary eyed... again!!! wonderful interview!

Laura Kaye said...

Aw, Erin, I love that she affected you! :) Thanks for stopping over!

Sky Purington said...

Hi Laura! Sorry I'm running so late! Had one of those super crazy days. But I'm here now! So glad to have you over through next Monday. We're going to have a blast! :-) Great post. Loved it!

Sky Purington said...

Mary, great to have you over! Glad you enjoyed the interview. :-)

Erin, I agree with you, Sam sounds like one heck of a girl!

Sky Purington said...

Joya, thanks for joining us! I too love how Lucien is drawn to Sam's happiness. :-)

Michelle, thanks so much! Just wait until tomorrow's interview! *Grins*

AJ Nuest said...

Great post, Laura. Already following you on Twitter and at your blog - and I get the astounding LauraKayeDaily. That newsletter ROCKS. Off now to tweet you!

Laura Kaye said...

AJ, you're a sweetheart! Thanks for stopping by and tweeting!

Sky Purington said...

Going to have to check out Laura's newsletter, AJ. Hearing FANTASTIC things about it all over the net! :-)