Wednesday, December 5, 2012

0 Give@way and Character Interview of Lorelei Preston by author Ashley Jeffery



Character Interview of Lorelei Preston by author Ashley Jeffery


Lorelei was late to our interview even though I checked, and rechecked the specific time a dozen times. After countless text messages,
directions and missed meetings. The interview finally took place. It’s a funny thing to actually meet your character face to face (so to speak). For a long time I lived inside Lorelei’s head while I wrote down her story. She arrived on her bike, wearing her signature denim shorts, knee high boots and a tank top. She didn’t smile when I extended my hand.

Me: “Hi Miss Preston, I’m so happy to finally meet you.”
Her: “Right can we move this bitch along; I have real shit to do today.”
Me: “Yes, of course…so Miss Preston-“
Her: “Lo, call me Lo, I’m not eighty.”
Me: “Okay sorry, Lo...”

A long pause stretches between us. She’s tapping her foot anxiously and I can’t help but wonder why I made her so utterly bitchy. Even to me her creator she’s snarky, it kind of sucks.

Me: “Right so, what can you tell me about yourself?”
Her: After a snort and snide smile she says….”I’m impatient, about as cuddly as a porcupine, and I don’t do relationships.”
Me: “Aren’t you currently in a relationship?”
Her: Smile disappears. “Depends on who you ask, I say we have an understanding, he thinks like an ape-man and therefore thinks he owns me.”
Me: “What would you like the readers to know?”
Her: “I’m not nearly as bitchy as you make me look.”
Me: “Right.”
Her: “I’m not, I just don’t like bullshit.”
Me: “Uh huh.”
Her: “People are idiots, they lie, they cheat, they all play this polite bullshit game and no one says what they really think or feel. I think they should, in fact I’m an advocate of STBS.”
Me: “STBS?”
Her: “Stop. The. Bull. Shit.”
Me: “And that makes you less bitchy somehow?”
Her: She narrows her eyes and sits forward. “You are absolutely right.” She sits back flopping in the chair and sighs. “I really am an asshole.”
Me: I nod along with her realization.
Her: “I guess I’m just as oblivious as everyone else.” She looks a little sick to her stomach.
Me: “No one’s perfect.”
Her: Snort. “Nope, I hear your cousin found 18 mistakes in the book.”
Me: “Right.” Now I feel sick.

Lorelei gets up from her chair, a smile firmly pulling at her lips.

Her: “Well I gotta get, I’m sure we’ll uh…be hearing from each other.” She turns on her heel and exits.

I have no words to say before she’s gone. The interview’s over before it ever even started.

About the book:

I see ghosts.......
Except my ghosts aren’t just floating see-through apparitions. They aren’t drifting clouds of mist, or glowing balls of light. My ghosts are the soundless, walking zombies of the dearly departed. They are the rotting corpses of the dead.
I am crazy........
I have never pretended to be anything else. I know that seeing the dead isn't something sane people do. No. I am fully aware of my own psychosis. Too bad knowing and accepting isn't a cure.
But.......
Something else seems to be happening around me. People are dying, people I know. And whats worse the Sheriff thinks I'm doing it. Even my silent rotting friends can't help me, not without a voice.
I am not a murderer.


About the author:
I grew up in the central valley of California. After years of devouring any books I could get my hands on, I finally got up the courage to finish one of my stories. The Wild Hunt is one of many I started and never finished. I primarily write Adult Fiction that leans towards urban fantasy, horror and the paranormal.

Even though my characters can be, and are often times monsters, I wanted them to be believable, and flawed. Lorelei, is both, but she is also tough as nails, mouthy, and vulnerable.

Welsh mythology plays an important part in my stories. I wanted to write about monsters no one had ever heard of. It is my hope that readers will love them as much as I do.

Links:
http://ashleyjeffery.blogspot.com/    <----- Author Blog
http://thewildhuntseries.blogspot.com/ <----- The Book Blog
http://www.amazon.com/The-Wild-Hunt-Series-ebook/dp/B009YRAM2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352392642&sr=8-1&keywords=the+wild+hunt+by+ashley+jeffery <------ Where to buy the book
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6453632.Ashley_Jeffery <------ Goodreads profile

*Giveaway*
Thanks to Ashley Jeffery, I have two signed copies of The Wild Hunt to give away to two lucky readers. To enter you must be at least 13 years old. The Giveaway is open to US address only. Good luck!

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