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Friday, June 3, 2011

CHARACTER BLOWOUT. His Turn! Laura Kaye's, FOREVER FREED. Win Big!!!

Welcome back! It's DAY TWO of A Writer’s Mind’s END OF WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT. For those of you joining me for the first time, here’s the run-down. Every Thursday and Friday an author−better yet the characters from their latest story−visit this blog to be interviewed. Thursday, we 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 a lot like that!

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome over Samantha Sutton and Lucien Demarco from Laura Kaye’s latest release, FOREVER FREED. Yesterday, I interviewed Samantha. Today, Lucien. Because this event is still fairly new, I’ve added snippets from Samantha’s answers and posted them alongside Lucien’s. It's TOO much fun comparing their responses! Remember, Samantha’s responses are merely portions of her full answers. To  get a sense of who she really is, I highly recommend that you check out SAMANTHA’S INTERVIEW.

Before we get started, 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 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!

Let’s learn 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…

Okay, it’s time to have some fun! Let’s begin…

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

LUCIEN: I… *shifts uncomfortably, straightens* I am a husband and a father. I…I’m sorry, I’m not very used to talking to people, or talking about myself.

(Samantha’s response…. 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….)

SKY: Not a problem, Lucien! I don’t bite. *Grins* Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Samantha Sutton, what thoughts come to mind?

LUCIEN: *deep breath* I was completely enthralled the first time I saw Samantha. With her beauty and her joy. I wanted her from the first, and not in ways I’m at all proud of. Next question, please.

(Samantha’s response… 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: Samantha has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? Hands down, she appreciates one of your traits…what do you think that is?

LUCIEN: Samantha is everything sweet in the world. Her beautiful smiles every morning, her warmth wrapped around me, the sweetness of her emotions within me. I can’t separate those traits in my mind. She’s a package deal. One of my traits…she tells me she loves my eyes. *runs hands through hair* And that I’m good with Ollie.

(Samantha’s response… I don’t know how to pick just one! Okay, physical trait would be his eyes...
…... In terms of character trait, I adore how completely he loves me and Ollie. … 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: She has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? You figure there’s probably a trait she might want to change about you… care to share?

LUCIEN: I’d make her immortal, so she would always be safe. But that’s her choice. And I love her more than my life, just as she is. *slow smiles* She probably wishes I could eat with her, though she’s long past the point of feeling self-conscious about eating in front of me.

(Samantha’s response… 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: I can understand that, Lucien. Food is definitely one of the more enjoyable parts of being mortal! Love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing you’ve done for her?

LUCIEN: *tugs hair off face* I, uh, *shrugs* I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s romantic or not, but in building her a house, I’m trying to build her the life she deserves surrounded by a family that loves her.

(Samantha’s response…. Again, it’s hard to pick just one thing! Lucien came of age in the nineteenth century, when things like courting and wooing happened… 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: That sounds incredibly romantic! Samantha has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? She can’t stare at you enough… but where is she staring? Now’s the time to gloat about your thick head of hair. *Sky sniggers* Truth! Do you think it’s your eyes? Chest? Etc.

LUCIEN: I love her face. She’s very expressive and her eyes…well, they’re heaven in a stare. I could look at her face and see the love there, even if I couldn’t feel it. Sky, you know men don’t talk about this stuff, right? She says she loves my eyes. *runs hand through hair* And my hair.

(Samantha’s response… 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: *Chuckles* I love to try to pull the ‘mushy’ stuff from men, Lucien! How do you think Samantha would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?

LUCIEN: *relaxes* That one’s easy. Be together with Ollie, as a family.

(Samantha’s response… I think Lucien would say, and I would agree, that our favorite thing is being together as a family, the three of us...)

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

LUCIEN: Whether she should become like me, but I’d rather not say anymore about that. I don’t want her to feel pressured about it.

(Samantha’s response… *deep breath* On whether I should become like him….)

SKY: She said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?

LUCIEN: She said yes.

(Samantha’s response… He told me my loved 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: You two sound like a perfect match! It was really great having you and Samantha over to visit. You’re welcome back to A Writer’s Mind anytime!

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Contact Laura at laurakayeauthor@gmail.com

Don’t forget that there’s a CONTEST running!!!

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 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 swing in tomorrow as I welcome back Laura Kaye for A Writer’s Mind's BOOK TRAILER BREATHER! You’re going to love the trailer for FOREVER FREED!

~Sky

5 comments:

Sky Purington said...

Great to have you over, Lucien! (AKA- Laura) Great post. Love how much you and Samantha love one another. Truly fabulous! :-)

KatieO said...

Great "interview" and interesting post! I love the book's cover, and LOVE those trading cards ;-)

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for having me and Lucien here today, Sky. I'm totally in love with my vampire, and hope your readers will be too! :)=

KatieO--thanks for stopping by! As a note, IF YOU'D LIKE A SET OF TRADING CARDS, just shoot me an email and I'll give you my mailing address--a self-addressed stamped envelope is all it takes to get a set! I'll even sign them!

laurakayeauthor@gmail.com

Sky Purington said...

I agree, Katie. Love those trading cards too! :-)

Laura, you'll have to let me know how you made those!

Laura Kaye said...

Sky--Kim Killion at Hot Damn Designs! She did a great job and was super quick! Or, if you know photoshop, you can download the cool border template off of romancetradingcards.com and do 'em yourself!