Friday, December 28, 2012

Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips Blog Tour Character Interview

Book Blurb:
Secrets. Lies. Deception. For the past six years, Samantha Hunt has lived with the belief that the untimely death of her parents was the result of an unfortunate accident—that by the cruel hand of fate, she had been left an orphan. But it was a lie, a terrible lie told to her by those who wanted to keep her in the dark. And the truth... when revealed, will change her life and haunt her forever.

Suddenly plagued by a series of events which find her in danger and in need of a savior, Samantha is repeatedly rescued by the mysterious and elusive Shadow—a stranger who seems to know more about her past and the tragedy which befell her family, than she does. Drawn to him despite the antagonism she feels whenever in his presence, Samantha soon discovers that Shadow is not what he appears to be. Determined to learn his true identity and why he has come to Mystery Falls, the small town in which she has spent all of her seventeen years, Samantha not only uncovers the secrets he refuses to share, but also the truth about her own past. A truth which forces her to acknowledge that things are not always as they seem, and sometimes, not even those close to you can be trusted.

Resolved to seeking justice for the unwarranted death of her parents, Samantha embarks on a journey which brings her perilously close to her own demise. Can Shadow use his angel powers to save her yet again, or this time, will he be too late.

Character Interview:

Who is Shadow? 
Shadow is an avenging angel, and like most angels, he is gorgeous. He has intense blue eyes which darken when he is angry. His hair, a shade lighter than jet black, is slightly on the long side, and while untamed, always looks naturally well placed. His wings, when not concealed in his back, extend to double his height. They are white and luminesce in a way which makes them appear like they are covered in raindrops, and when fully extended, surround his body in a soft glow. Shadow can be arrogant, egotistical, annoying and conceited, but he loves Samantha with all of his heart and would do anything for her. And despite his faults, she loves him back just as deeply.

1. Describe yourself to me. Tell us a little about yourself? 

I’m known as Shadow. I am an avenging angel, which means that I avenge the death of those who have died by someone else’s hands. I was sent to Mystery Falls to carry out an assignment. I did not mean to cross paths with Samantha. To be honest, I was supposed to ensure that we never met. But… due to my own arrogance and selfishness that was one order I failed to follow. And I’m glad that I did.

2. How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period? 

I think it would be safe to say at first sight. From the very first time I saw Samantha, I knew I had deep feelings for her, feelings which I knew I was not supposed to have, that I didn’t expect to feel, but couldn’t prevent. The more time I spent near her, the stronger those feelings became. I love her with all my heart and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for her. I have to be with her, that much I know is certain. And no matter what it takes, I will make it happen.

3. What do you consider your special talent? 

I’m not sure if you would call it a special talent, but I have the ability to manipulate people’s thoughts and behavior. All I have to do is form a thought in my own mind of how I would like someone to respond to a certain situation, and then I project that thought so it becomes theirs. I should point out that it only works on humans and only when I am in their presence. Oh! And before you ask, yes I have used that ability on Samantha, once without her knowledge, and once with. But please don’t ask me to explain anymore. It’s kind of a sore point, because on neither occasion, was she particularly thrilled about it.
4. What are you most proud of about your life? 

In my human life, there was not much I could say I was proud of. At a time when they needed me the most, I abandoned my family in search of a better life. However, things didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. Due to my own stupidity and cockiness, I ended up murdered. Since I became an angel, I have tried to carry on with integrity and honor. I’d like to think that it hasn’t all been a waste; that in part, I’m succeeding.
5. Describe your ideal mate. 

My ideal mate...? Hmm... I’ll need to be careful how I answer this. Let‘s start with her appearance. She would have to have long flowing hair, preferably blonde, soft hazel eyes, and a great smile. She would have to be strong-willed, able to stand up to me when the need arises, and be forgiving of my faults. She would have to have a kind heart and love me unconditionally. Yeah! I think that pretty much sums up Samantha.

6. What are you most afraid of?  What is your greatest fear? 

Losing Samantha! Losing us! She is my world, and without her, I would no longer want to exist.
7. What do you most value in your friends? 

Loyalty! Trust! Integrity!

8. On what occasions do you lie? 
It is imperative that my true identity is kept from the human world, so I guess in a sense, I lie when I pretend to be human, which would be most of the time. Apart from that, I try to maintain my integrity but circumstances can be tough and it’s far from easy.
9. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 

When Samantha and I first met, she would constantly ask me questions which I was not in a position to answer. Because I didn’t want to lie to her directly, I would often respond with, “I can’t tell you that!” or “I can’t answer that!” It drove her crazy, but at the time, I didn’t feel like I had any other choice. I was burning inside, not being able to tell her the truth.

10. What is your idea of perfect happiness? 
Perfect happiness! Hmm… I guess it would be to be able to spend the rest of my existence with Samantha and not have to worry about her father’s determination to separate us. But... unfortunately, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Thank you for this interview. It has been a pleasure

Author Bio:
Marilyn lives on the outskirts of Melbourne (Australia) with her wonderfully supportive husband and two beautiful children. When not writing, she likes spending time with her family, taking long walks in dark forests and reading (anything involving paranormal romance / urban fantasy). Her favorite authors include Becca Fitzpatrick, Stephenie Meyer,Claudia Gray and Amanda Hocking. Mystery Falls is her debut novel and the first in a series.

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Tour Schedule:
Dec. 1 - Nomi's Paranormal Palace
Dec. 2 - The Y.A. Bookworm
Dec. 3 - Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Dec. 4 - A Reader's Devotion
Dec. 5 - Book Briefs
Dec. 6 - Beth Art From the Heart
Dec. 7 - WonderlandReviews
Dec. 8 - Rowan's Moms Blog
Dec. 9 - Jenn's Review Blog
Dec. 10 - Tien's Blurb
Dec. 11 - Books Down My Pillow
Dec. 12 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books
Dec. 13 - Mind-Ventures
Dec. 14 - Night Owl Reads
Dec. 15 - Vamps and Stuff
Dec. 16 - Book Dream Land
Dec. 17 - I am a Reader, Not a Writer
Dec. 18 - Simply Infatuated
Dec. 19 - Bookworm Babblings
Dec. 20 - Fictional Candy
Dec. 21 - Just Me, Myself and I
Dec. 22 - JennReneeRead
Dec. 23 - Nazish Reads
Dec. 26 - The cover Contessa
Dec. 28 - The Cover (and Everything In Between)
Dec. 29 - In This World of Books
Dec. 30 - A Soul Unsung 
Dec. 31 - Bookishly Devoted

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