You may or may not know that Deliverance is on tour all this month and the sequel is scheduled for a November 24th release. So, I thought it would be nice to post a character interview featuring our very own hero, Tiger, aka Hayden. Because, well, why not!
So, here we go…
Tiger, darling, it’s so nice to have you here with us tonight. Any thing you’d like to add before we get started?
*Looks at me and frowns*
Not much for first impressions, I see. That’s okay. Let’s just get the ball rolling here, shall we?
1. What was your first impression of your writer?
She has an overactive imagination and uses it to her advantage. But I’m not quite sure that’s a positive for us, as she’s always thinking of ways to complicate our lives. However, because she’s rather fond of us, we might eventually have a happily-ever-after soon. One can only hope.
2. How did you and the hero/heroine meet?
She almost ran me over with her truck. Though it was mostly my fault. I ran into the street to get away from those in pursuit, but it was the only way to get her to stop and help me.
3. What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness? How have they shaped your life?
My greatest strength is, perhaps, my determination. When I set my mind on something, nothing short of death will stop me.
4. What first drew you to your hero/heroine?
Her sense of loyalty. She’s admirable in that no matter how bad things get, she always sticks to her beliefs and fights to protect those she both loves and cares about, even through her own fears and insecurities. It’s not a trait a lot of humans possess.
5. If you could be in any profession, what would you do and why?
Maybe a teacher. I like to learn and wouldn’t mind helping others do the same. It might come down to whether I have the patience for it or not.
6. So, in your story, what was the most memorable moment for you?
Most memorable to me…was experiencing true kindness from who I considered my enemy my entire life. It was every unexpected, but opened my eyes to the realization that not all humans are cut with the same scissors so to speak.
7. What do you do for fun?
Read. I know, the irony isn’t lost on me. But I didn’t know how to read until Kristina taught me. It’s an activity I enjoy quite a bit.
8. Would you like for your writer to create a sequel for you? Why or why not?
I was fine with the happy ending in the first book, but life isn’t always so simple, is it? There was more to be told so, naturally, my writer has already worked on a sequel for some time. Expect to hear more from us later this year.
9. What do you do for a living?
Currently, nothing. I’ve garnered no useful skills while I was imprisoned. Unless you consider the horrible acts I was forced to carry out by my creator. I do hope to evolve as I spend more and more time with Kristina.
10. What is your greatest fear?
Losing the one person I care the most about: Kristina.
11. What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Most nights, nothing at all. Others, I might wear bottoms. It depends on my mood.
12. What is your most prized possession?
I don’t find any value in material things. You can have something today and lose it in the next heartbeat. I prefer to hang on to things that truly matter. That which the enemy can’t rob you of. Like the good memories, for example.
14. What do you think your greatest weakness is?
That I’m insecure. It’s not something I’ve been able to get rid of or know how to curve and a weakness I’ll have to work on some more in the future.
15. What do you think is your strongest attribute?
To be honest, I’m not sure. I haven’t thought out my strengths in length yet. Maybe because I’m still learning what makes me, me. If I must venture a guess, then I’d say I’m devoted to those I care about.
16. What are you proudest of?
I’m not picky. Everything I have accomplish during and after my escape from the Institute is considered an accomplishment in my eyes.
17. What is most attractive to you about the opposite sex?
I’m unsure what you mean by attractive, exactly. Physically, there’s much to be drawn to when it comes to the opposite sex. But I pay close attention to the eyes. They’re the windows to the souls. Women tend to have the prettiest eyes.
18. What trait or characteristic do you most dislike about the opposite sex?
I admire a woman that is true to herself, caring, honest, but at the same time fierce. A fighter. One that is brave, but isn’t embarrassed to be afraid.
19. What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy afternoon?
Sit on the front porch of Rose’s farmhouse and watch as the drops of water fall from the sky. It’s a beautiful sight. One I never had the opportunity to observe in detail while I was imprisoned.
20. What’s your favorite animal?
Dogs. They’re peaceful, resilient, trustworthy animals.
21. Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo, what would it be and where?
Have not considered it at all. I was marked by a number my entire life. I don’t think I’d want to deliberately mark my skin. It brings back unpleasant memories.
And that’s all for now. Thank you for joining us, Tiger. We should really do this again soon.
*Stares in silence*
On a less awkward note, if you haven’t added Dissension to your TBR list, please feel free do to so. Check out this exclusive preview below.
In an age where humans dominate the world…
And supernatural creatures exist in the cover of darkness…
He must find a place among his rivals or risk losing it all.
Hayden has had his hands tied coping with life outside of the Institutes. He’s come far despite all the bumps along the way. He’s allowed himself to believe he could live a normal life…until a new threat makes its presence known.
In an instant, his entire life is flipped upside down once more. Those he cares for are not safe with or without him. There’s no escaping his past. Or permanent solution to his problems. One way or another he’ll become the target for all those looking to destroy the hybrid who endangers their way of life and challenges everything they’ve ever known.
Now he must decide between kill or be killed, and risk becoming the very monster he’s fought so hard to prove he’s not. Freedom has come with a price, but is he willing to pay the cost?
“Where is Kristina?” Rose elbows her way to the front of the procession, ignoring the quick glares Bray’s werewolves direct at her.
I scan the crowd, accounting for everyone except her. A knot forms in the pit of my stomach. She was here a moment ago. Where did she disappear to? A frightening realization assails me and I do a quick body count of Jovian’s men. Two are missing. Neither here nor among those I mangled in the fight.
Fixated on the spot where I last saw her standing, I dash toward it. My nostrils flair as I breathe in, detecting three distinct scents. One of which belongs to her.
The woods. They took her.
Without a second thought, I race into the woodlands, following the vampires’ scent. My feet heavy, as if they’re made of lead. I fly between trees, moving at record speeds, but even so it’s like I’m not making any progress. As if the world is at a standstill. The more distance I cover the farther away she feels.
Dismay settles in, filling me with trepidation and lack of confidence. I’ve lost her trail. I read the signs left on the earth. Two sets of footprints now instead of three. She must have not been walking from this point on. Where were they taking her?
Afraid of what I will find at the end of the trail left by the pair who carried her away, I use my preternatural senses to put together a possible scenario. I don’t detect either the vampires or Kristina. No unusual sounds anywhere that can point me to where she is.
Still, I push on. Despite my conscious stating repeatedly that she’s no longer within the vicinity, I trudge on. Injured and weak, I begin to feel the results of the multiple encounters with Jovian and his men. But I don’t care. My body will heal. Kristina, however, will not. If they harm her…