Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marissa Farrar Blog Tour Character Interview

Hello everyone :) I'm today's stop in Marissa's blog tour. I have interviewed Serenity from Marissa's Serenity Series. Sit back, relax, and get to know Serenity a little better :)

What is your name?

Serenity Hathaway.

Do you have a birthmark? Where is it? What about scars? How did you get them?

I don’t have any birthmarks but I have circular scars on the insides of my thighs where my husband branded me with a lighter.

What is your greatest fear?

I’m frightened of everything – if I’ve done the cleaning right, if I’ve cooked the correct meal for dinner. I’m terrified to stay and I’m terrified to go.

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

I’ve fallen in love at first sight to a man who sends my heart racing, but that I know nothing about.

What parts of loving come easy for you? Hard?

My marriage to another man makes loving the man I do very hard.

When and where were you the happiest?

Right after my wedding, when I’d escaped the abusive clutches of my step-father and hadn’t yet realized that my husband was the same.

What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?

The gentle touch of a stranger’s hand on mine. Seeing compassion in someone’s eyes.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

A man called Sebastian who just happens to be a vampire.

How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?

My life is like living in a box, one I cannot find a way out of. I’m trapped and there is only one person who offers me hope, but he what he is terrifies me.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

A vampire.

By Marissa Farrar

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Warwick House Press
Release date: January 15, 2012

Caught in a violent and abusive relationship, Serenity thinks there is no escape.
On the day she fears her life can get no worse, she meets a stranger, Sebastian, who shows her the possibility of a different future.
Only Sebastian has a dark secret; he is a vampire.
 As Serenity’s life takes a terrifying turn, she finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed; one of murder, love and immortality. She is forced to confront her own weaknesses to save both her own life and that of the vampire she has come to love. But in the end all that matters is; can she find the strength to be Alone?

Alone – Excerpt

He must have read her thoughts.
“You could leave him now. Pack your bags and go.”
The thought struck fear into her heart and she hated herself. He was right; she should have left Jackson years ago, but didn’t have the courage. More things came into play than simply packing her bags because he was a bad husband. Things had happened in their marriage, some weren’t Jackson’s fault, and she blamed herself for them. Part of her didn’t blame Jackson for the beatings. Deep down, she felt like she deserved it.
“I don’t know how to,” she admitted, her cheeks heating with shame. “I don’t know how to be alone.”
“Alone is all I’ve ever been.”
They looked up at each other and time stopped. Even though they sat in dim light, his features were more real to her than anything she’d seen before. The gloom cast shadows across his face, making his pale skin jump out from the darkness and his eyes almost glowed. She wanted to reach out and touch the thick lashes framing his eyes, trace her finger along his jawbone, touch the fullness of his lower lip.
How was it possible to want someone so badly when you knew nothing about them?
“I will leave him,” she said, her voice low. “As soon as he is well again, I’ll leave.”
He dropped her hand.                  
Panic rose within her; she was being forced to make a decision she should have made years ago. “I don’t even know your name,” she said, “and you’re asking me to leave my husband.”
“I’m not asking you to leave your husband for me. I want you to do it for yourself.”
He pushed back his chair and stood. For a moment, she thought he would touch her again, place his palm against her cheek. Heat spread from the centre of her chest, flooding down into her belly and coalescing between her legs.
Instead, he took a step away.
“I don’t want you to choose because of me. What would you have done if I hadn’t stopped your husband tonight? Would you have let him do what he wanted and then pretended nothing happened?”
A lump formed in her throat and her eyes burned with tears. She would never admit it, but he’d called her out. She would have done exactly as he claimed.
“I can’t save you,” he said. “You’re the only one who can do that.” With those words burning in her ears, he turned and walked away

Buried Buried
By Marissa Farrar
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Warwick House Press
Release date: January 15, 2012


Four years after the horrific murder of her husband, Serenity is living a new life and finally putting the terrifying events behind her. Though now a stronger person, her heart craves the vampire who gave her the strength to change her life.
Desperate to forget Serenity, Sebastian hides away in the underground tunnels of Goreme, Turkey, and has thrown himself into an existence of darkness and blood. 
But rumours are abound of something unnatural existing, something with the strength of a vampire but that can walk in the light.
And a murderer is on the loose in Angeles Forest, someone who is killing with the ferocity of a beast. The killer is moving closer and closer to the city, searching for something...

Captured Captured
By Marissa Farrar

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Warwick House Press
Release date: January 15, 2012


Living in Jackson’s cold embrace, Serenity no longer remembers who she is. Repeat feedings have left her a mere shell of a person and she has no recollections of her past life, though the sense that she isn’t alone often haunts her.
Back in Los Angeles, Sebastian has never given up hope of finding her again. Their daughter, Elizabeth, experiences visions of Serenity’s new existence and together they track her across the country.
But finding Serenity might prove to be the least of their problems. When Sebastian seeks the help of an older vampire, Demitrios, the family find themselves in the fight of their lives.

Marissa FarrarAbout the Author: 
Marissa Farrar is a multi-published horror and fantasy author. She was born in Devon, England, loves to travel and has lived in both Australia and Spain. She now resides in the countryside with her husband, two children, a crazy Spanish dog, two rescue cats and six hens. She has a degree in Zoology, but her true love has always been writing.
Marissa is the author of four novels, including the dark vampire ‘Serenity’ series. Her fifth novel, Underlife, a dark fantasy set beneath the streets of London, will be published August 2012.
Her short stories have been accepted for a number of anthologies including, Their Dark Masters, Red Skies Press, Masters of Horror: Damned If You Don’t, Triskaideka Books; and 2013: The Aftermath, Pill Hill Press.
If you want to know more about Marissa, then please visit her website. You can also find her at her facebook page or follow her on twitter @marissafarrar.
She loves to hear from readers and can be emailed at 
You can purchase Alone, Buried, and Captured at Amazon :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the interview! It was good to see things from Serenity's POV again!