Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest with J. A. Belfield and giveaway !

Welcome to Characterfest

Characterfest is a month long event where you’ll find a different character interviews written by the author each day. Each interview has a giveaway(s) make sure the giveaway is open to you and if so add a comment or question along with your email. I will close all giveaways at the end of the week and add the winners to the winners post on that Tuesday. Odds are if you won you’ll be hearing from me.

One thing I will ask is if you could please twitter or hit the facebook likes button on the post so that others can see the interview. I want to get these authors out to as much as I can and you’re my go between in this event.

I hope you enjoy each interview and please try to make it here each day to find out whom or what’s next. If this goes as planned I will be hosting this next year. 

An Interview with Darkness & Light’s Ethan Holloway (by Aimee Laine).

A while ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Sean! (yes, with the !) from Darkness & Light, to pick his brain about ... well ... himself. Today, I find myself standing here behind Sean's brother, Ethan, the man of mystery that every woman on the planet wants to get to know.

Why is that?

Well, first, we all know he's a werewolf. Secondly, at least as I walk into this coffee shop to get my hot chocolate, I know he's single.

That means I have a shot, right?


I'm married?

Well, damn. Now what's my excuse for what I'm about to do?

A balance from foot to foot and I have an idea, 'cause I know he'll help out a girl in need ...

"Oh! Look out!" The contents of my purse fall all over the floor. I kneel down to pick them up, as Ethan turns and...

He rolls his eyes. “Really, lady, you ought to be more careful.” He scoops up my purse and waves it under my nose. “This thing weighs a ton and it nearly smacked me in the head.”

I, of course, expected that gesture. As I take the bag from him, my hand inadvertently (ok, read that 'on purpose') slips and it tips over again. Every bit of my money flies out—all of the hundred pennies I've been saving up sliding along the floor. 

His gorgeous, muscular hands start picking them up one by one. As a few other patrons do the same, I glare them off. I have 100 pennies to get a few questions in before he figures out my ruse. Unless he has already. 

Go, go, go! my inner teenage girl says.

"So ... um ... it's Ethan, right? You're Sean's brother?"

His head snaps up and his eyes narrow. “Do I know you?”

"Uh ... well ... not really. But, you see, I met Sean once, and he talked about you a little." I lean to pick up a penny. "He kinda said you'd be too chicken to talk to a writer about your life." I bite the side of my lip ... "Are you ... willing? Maybe just ... like ... five questions?"

“You have a lot of spunk—sneaking up on me this way.” He drops to one knee and collects a handful of coins before he freezes and looks up. “Sean said I was what?” He shakes his head. “Cheeky little runt.” Three more pennies find their way into his hand. “Five questions?” His dark eyes seem to intensify as he stares hard at me. “I’m a busy guy. You have five minutes.”

"Yes!" Oops. I said that out loud.

His eyebrow shoots up.

"We'll do them right here in line and I'll buy you coffee."

“Yeah, whatever. But”—he smiles—“it’ll cost you a burger, too.”

Ooh, they don't have burgers at this place, maybe I'll get more time with him. "Suuure … so … Redhead or brunette?" I tap my dark hair.

He straightens to his full six-five height. “What’s hair got to do with anything?”

I slap his bicep, a rigid muscle that flexes under his T-shirt. "Hair, Ethan? What would you go for? Women want to know what you'd want in ... them."

He peers down at the spot I assaulted him then back to me. “A female is a female. What are you? A rep for the local dating agency? Did Jem put you up to this? There is nothing wrong with detached physical contact with another consenting adult.” He grumbles beneath his breath—words too low for me to decipher—and shakes his head.

"And what about hobbies ... outside of ... you know ... sniffing stuff ... what else do you like to do? Jog? Paint? Bowl? What do you do for fun?"

“Too easy.” He shrugs. “Hunt. Run. Basketball.”

"Oh, c'mon, Ethan. Give me one morsel, one tidbit, one little hidden shining thing about yourself. Tell me your deepest darkest secret.

"Like ... who was your first?" I offer him a wink hoping that will lighten him up.

“First what? Kiss? Bed partner? Though I doubt Chloe Newton could be considered a bed partner.” He snorts. “Not when we did the dirty in her dad’s potting shed whilst he was at the local horticulture show.” He chuckles, rubbing a hand across his jaw. “Dad bust my hide when I got in stinking of … you know.”

"Um, yeah ... that." My entire train of thought has been shot thanks to the first bit of silliness I've ever seen in Ethan. "Okay ... so ... yeah ... clearly you've got a sneaky side in ya. Tell me one thing your Dad hasn't caught you doing ... yet."

Amusement lightens his brown eyes as he leans in close. “You can’t tell a soul, but … me and Kyle went out the one night. Picked up a couple females. We were in someone else’s territory so we couldn’t just wander around the streets, you get me?” He tucks his hands into his pockets. “Anyway, even trying to avoid the ‘locals’ we managed to run into one. Some fugly bastar—” He winced. “Sorry—some moron who wanted to squeal to his Alpha that we’d crossed the line without their pack’s permission. So I took him down an alley for a friendly chat. He changed his mind.” His smile borders on smugness. “Dad never found out we weren’t where we supposed to be.”

"You sly dog, Ethan. Pun intended." I mirror his grin with my own. Seeing as how we've collected all the pennies on the floor, I figure I ought not push my luck for me. "Okay ... one more and I'll leave you be .... If you were ever in a fight with a vampire ... would you win?"

“Well … I’ve never lost a fight yet.” He stares hard at me, his eyebrow quirked up. “So what do you think?”

This interview was very kindly conducted by Aimee Laine, author of Little White Lies.
Thanks, Aimee.

The blurb is below:
Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes, is a bid to escape boredom.

Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn't met--at least, not in this lifetime.

Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives.

Together, they'll become prey to rival packs just as they have been for hundreds of years.

When their worlds collide, and not for the first time, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Futures are uncertain. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love.

Can Jem accept her destiny before it's too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10835992-darkness-light
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Light-J-Belfield/dp/0983405816/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1309544813&sr=8-2
B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkness-light-ja-belfield/1031438025?ean=9780983405818&itm=1&usri=j%2ba%2bbelfield
Book Depository link: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Darkness-Light-JA-Belfield/9780983405818

Youtube link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaIqHa9jo1c&feature=share

Julia is  giving away is an E-copy of Darkness & Light. So please leave a comment along with an email.

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