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Thursday, October 27, 2011
CHARACTER BLOWOUT. A Revealing Interview with Jezebel's Wish's Heroine. Chance to Win!
Welcome! You’ve arrived just in time to enjoy one heck of an End of Week Character Blowout here at A Writer’s Mind. Why you ask? Well, have you heard about Jezebel’s Wish? It’s absolutely amazing. I mean hands-down incredible. Reviews continue to roll in. 5 Star after 5 Star rating. It’s that good!
Lucky for me, I get to steal its hero and heroine for the next two days. Yep, all mine! Sort of a pre-Halloween treat done Sky style. And did I mention what a fabulous person the author of this story is? ‘Hats off’ to you, AJ Nuest! I ‘met’ AJ earlier this year when I hosted her here at, A Writer’s Mind and knew instantly that she’d be a friend for life. Such a truly positive person. Definitely a keeper.
Okay, back to business. For those of you unfamiliar with this event, it’s done sort of like The Newlywed Game. On Thursday, I interview the heroine. On Friday, the hero. The best part is that they’re asked similar questions. It’s always a blast to see how well the characters know one another. *Grins*
CONTEST! One lucky commenter who comments on either today or tomorrow's post is entered for a chance to win a free copy of Jezebel's Wish in Ebook format.
Before we begin, here’s a bit about JEZEBEL'S WISH…
Haunted by nightmares, tormented by guilt, Jezebel came to Redemption Ranch to escape the past—except now she's stuck in the middle of nowhere with no redemption in sight. When her mother pushes her into riding lessons with local veterinarian Matthias Saunders, Jezebel balks. Sure, the doctor is gorgeous, but he’s completely obnoxious and knows how to push every one of her buttons.
Only her deep connection with The Reverend, a gentle stallion who guards her darkest secrets, has her agreeing to spend any more time with Dr. Saunders. Caring for the stallion is the first bright spot in her life in months, and if being around the horse means she has to deal with Matthias Saunders, then so be it. Surely a city girl like her can handle one country vet—even one with disturbing blue eyes. Can't she?
Alright, let’s get down to the interview. I can’t wait to chat with Jezebel. (AKA- Jezzy)
SKY: Tell us a little bit about you.
JEZEBEL: Well, I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, and after graduating high school I left for a more metropolitan life in Chicago. *Jezzy smiles, shrugging* I guess I never really considered myself a country bumpkin, even though now I know better. Anyway, after the accident, returning home seemed like the obvious choice. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I got here I realized I’d just made another mistake…in a long list of horrible mistakes.
SKY: Hmmm. Doesn’t sound too good. Hope all’s well. I’m sure you’ll fill us in. Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Matthias, what thoughts come to mind?
JEZEBEL: *Jezzy chuckles softly and rolls her eyes* First impressions can be so deceiving, can’t they? Most of what I saw in Matty that first time came from my own, distorted perspective. Terror was my best friend back in those days. *Jezzy shakes her head at the ground* My first thought was RUN, as fast as you can, because you never know what this mountain of a man is carrying in that duffle bag. This thought was quickly followed by, what a pompous ass.
SKY: LOL. You’re too funny. Of course now I’m curious what he’s carrying. He 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.
JEZEBEL: *Jezzy sits up tall and smiles brightly* He does? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. That’s so totally Matty. I can’t imagine what he saw in me. I was such a mess. *Jezzy squints at the ceiling* Hmmm… Quite honestly? I didn’t adore anything about Matty in the beginning. He annoyed the heck out of me. But…if I had to pick one thing, I guess I would choose that he annoyed the heck out of me. If it wasn’t for that, he probably never would have gotten close enough to break through my defenses. *Jezzy clears her throat* Well, that plus those dimples of his. A woman would have to be insane not to notice those.
SKY: Lord, I love dimples. Totally get it. 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!
JEZEBEL: *Jezzy stares blankly at Sky, and then blinks* I can’t for the life of me think of one thing I would change about Matty. Honestly. Not one thing. As for changing me? Matty would probably say I’m too hard on myself.
SKY: Ah, love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing he’s done for you?
JEZEBEL: Easy. Matty believed in me from the beginning. He never gave up on me, no matter what kind of grief I threw in his face.
SKY: Good man! He 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!
JEZEBEL: *Jezzy smiles wickedly* His arms. Matty is so strong, both physically and emotionally. He literally sweeps me off my feet. I love that…or wait, maybe it’s his eyes. They’re so incredibly blue, you know? And I love his hair, and the stubble on his cheeks. And the way he… *Jezzy abruptly stops* Whoa, sorry. Got caught up in the visuals there for a second. As for Matty? Hmmm… He’s confessed that my lips hold a certain fascination for him. *Jezzy twitches an eyebrow* I’m betting he’ll admit the way I use my mouth has his full attention.
SKY: Girl, I think you’re infatuated with your man. Can’t say I blame you! How do you think Matthias would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?
JEZEBEL: *Jezzy sputters and her cheeks pink* Um….ride?
SKY: OMG! *Sky can’t stop chuckling* Ignore me. I have a terribly dirty mind. You mean horses of course! Back to the interview, you and Matthias just don’t see eye to eye on what issue?
JEZEBEL: My past. Matty has always believed I’m not to blame for anything that happened. Bless his heart, he sees the best in me, regardless of the mistakes I’ve made.
SKY: He said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?
JEZEBEL: “Are you lost?” That was the first thing Matty ever said to me, and at the time, he had no idea how incredibly perceptive that question really was.
Sky here. Super interview, Jezebel! Sounds like you and Matthias are quite the pair. I can’t wait to interview him tomorrow. Seriously, it’s going to be SO much fun!!! *Wicked grin*
AJ Nuest lives in northwest Indiana with her loving husband and two beautiful children. She is the Senior Editor for Still Moments Publishing, and the author of two contemporary romance novels.
Award-winning New Hampshire native, Sky Purington writes a cross genre of paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history. From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you'll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart. Sky welcomes feedback from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com.
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