Friday, May 10, 2019

Character Interview: Sylvia Dowder from A Lady's Virtue by A.S. Fenichel



We’re thrilled to be talking to Sylvia Dowder from A.S. Fenichel’s, A Lady’s Virtue.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Misss Dowder.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

It’s not generally asked so bluntly. However, I am nearly twenty-five. I have recently become a member of the Everton Domestic Society. I work as an Everton lady helping others get along in society.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Let’s see, I’m on the thin side. Mother always complains that I need to put on some weight. She says men don’t like skinny girls. However, as I’m no longer a girl and not under my parents’ roof, I should not worry about what they think.

What makes you laugh out loud?

I do love a bit of wicked humor. My twin sister and I used to have such fun make light of any situation.

What is your greatest fear?

Disappointing others and being left all alone.

What is the trait you most like about yourself?

I’m quite bright and have a good eye for details.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

I think she did her best. Most people think I’m willful and foolish. However, I didn’t choose to be discarded just before my wedding. I would have married that imbecile if he’d stood by his word. As it is, I am happy at Everton’s. Here no one judges me and I am in control of my own destiny.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

I would go to work and spend time with Tony. I’m currently assigned to help the new Earl of Grafton decorate his townhouse and plan a few events.

I shouldn’t say I want to spend time with him. He is my client and nothing more, but the sight of him brings me so much happiness and longing for what I cannot have.

We might go and order furniture for his new home or have a picnic where he will serve his family’s wine.

The only bad thing will be at the end of the day when I must return to Everton House and how I miss him.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

It is always good to have friends around to keep one from worrying about what cannot be changed. I’m lucky to have found some wonderful friends at the Everton Domestic Society.

Who is your best friend?

My twin sister, Serena. Though, I don’t see her as much as I wish. I hope to change that soon.


If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

I would tell Tony that I love him and have been a fool to hide my feelings.

About the Author


A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in historical, paranormal, erotic and contemporary romance, A.S. is the author of The Forever Brides series, the Everton Domestic Society series, and more. With several books currently contracted, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of edgy romance for years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the Southern Missouri with her real-life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, puttering in her garden and spoiling her fussy cat. 

Website Link: http://asfenichel.com
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/asfenichel
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel
 
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About the Book:


Title: A LADY’S VIRTUE
Author: A.S. Fenichel
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Books
Pages: 225
Genre: Regency Romance

BOOK BLURB:
Can a broken engagement ignite the spark of true love?

Sylvia Dowder had almost made it to the altar when her fiancé unexpectedly became a viscount, and dropped her like a stale crumpet to make a more “suitable” match. Though Sylvia’s heart has been crushed, her spirit has not. She puts her wits and social savvy to use as a secret gossip columnist—and as the Everton Domestic Society’s party planner to the ton. Luckily, she’s not in danger of ever falling for an aristocrat again…

Especially not one like Anthony Braighton, Earl of Grafton. Raised in America, Anthony sees no reason to marry when he can enjoy all the perks of being an eligible earl. Determined to convince his family he doesn’t need a wife, he hires Sylvia to act as hostess and decorator for upcoming parties. Yet Sylvia is as adept at captivating his interest as she is at beautifying his home. And despite this Everton lady’s aversion to titled men, some attractions can’t be denied—and love rarely does go where it’s told . . .

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Interview with Penelope Steng of John Joseph Doody's The Crimson Witch





We’re thrilled to be talking to Penelope Steng from John Joseph Doody’s, The Crimson Witch, Book 3 of the Guild Saga.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Penelope.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

Age is important to Earthers, not to Prometheans. Some say I am an assassin, but if they said it to my face I would kill them.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

My skin tone is jaundiced, but with make-up I can pass as human.

What would I love the most about you?

Some say I am sentimental, but if they said it to my face I would kill them.

What would I hate the most about you?

Ultway loves me and not you.

Where do you go when you are angry?

Far away from Ultway.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

My hair is not wiry, it’s just hard to manage.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

Yes.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Luch Chi master, and so I am.

What is your most treasured possession?

Luch Chi.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Kill Alex before sunrise.

About the Author

I earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Coral Ridge University and Seminary, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from George Wythe College. My first publication was a short story, TELEPIO 690, which appeared in Sidetrekked Magazine, Issue #48. My other publications are, my first novel (actually a novella), THE WONK DECELERATOR, my second novel, THE LATE, GREAT BENJAMIN BALE, my third novel, RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH and a fourth mini-book, a prequel to the Guild Series, THE DAUGHTER OF GETH, which is available only in ebook. I am currently working on a science fiction/horror novel, THE DARK. One of these days I might even finish it.
Happily, I have a wife and four children and live in Florida.
Website Link: www.johndoody.com
Twitter Link: @johnjosephdoody
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/authorjohnjosephdoody/

Inside the Books


Title: THE GUILD SAGA: THE WONK DECELERATOR (Book 1)
Author: John Joseph Doody
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing LLC
Pages: 131
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
BOOK BLURB:
For Earthers dwelling in Guild space, it is a one-hundred year journey back to Earth. An unimaginable voyage, until now.
When Guild commander and crack pilot, Thad Cochran boards the shuttle destined for the casinos of Timmerus, finding a way back to Earth is not on his radar. He wants the five-percent finder’s fee the Guild is offering for a black box held by the lizard-like Yazz. Thad has a dream: With the loot he will get for stealing the Wonk Decelerator, he can buy a ranch on Beta Prime.
But things begin to fall apart for him in the dark caverns of Timmerus, and Thad must reconsider his priorities in life. Has he discovered a cause greater than his dream? Are there actually more important things to life than money and his dream? What about the woman who is waiting for him? What about freedom in the galaxy? And what about his discovery, fashioned by the gnarled hands of a brilliant, old Yazz, that could change everything?
Thad Cochran has a choice to make. He can fulfill his quest, escape with his life and be rich. Or he can fly with the Wonks … one more time.

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Book Excerpt:
Thad opened his eyes, aware of a sense that the murky sun was dropping on the horizon. He panicked momentarily until he realized he still had a half hour before the prearranged confab with Maggie. 

He headed for the bathroom to change into darker clothes for the journey. The bathroom had Thandimonean stone flooring, golden faucets and a huge commode one nearly needed a ladder to get up on. 

Thad rubbed his face and ran his tongue over his teeth. He might as well clean up while he was in here. He stripped, broke out his toothbrush and was busy about his business when he heard a creaking hinge. 

He stepped out of the bathroom in his skivvies, toothpaste frothing in his mouth. 

"Commander Cochran." 

He heard the voice, glanced at the open door, but saw no one. 

"Yeph?!" he gurgled, toothpaste spraying everywhere as his voice took on a falsetto tone. 

"I’m up here, silly boy." 

Thad looked up, and his heart tried to jump out of his gullet. The woman, the one he had seen in the space port and had suspected of being a droid, crawled across the ceiling like a spider chasing after a bug. How she managed to cling, upside down, her head twisted a hundred and eighty degrees and looking directly at him, was a repulsive mystery to him. 

Oh, you’re a droid all right! 

He had never seen a Mandroid capable of walking on ceilings. This droid’s techno was impressive and scary. 

"You should go back to your people, Commander Cochran," she said, as she crawled down the wall, her head twisting again, cracking and popping back to its original position. 

He knew there was no sense in trying to get away, or in trying to fight with this droid. She was too fast, too strong. He had no weapon to use against her, and worst of all, he was in his underwear. 

Thad swallowed his toothpaste. 

Once on the floor, she meandered over to him and, with a critical expression, eyed him from head to toe. She was beautiful, but she smelled of a peculiar blend of perfume and something like burnt rubber. 

"There’s only death waiting for you here on Gar Mega. Go back, Commander, before it’s too late." 

With that, she walked stiffly from the room, leaving the door open. Thad wasted no time, sprinted to the door, locked it and leaned against the wall, his legs trembling beneath him. 

She’s probably got a key that pops out of her finger or something. I know I locked that.


 
Title: THE GUILD SAGA: THE LATE, GREAT BENJAMIN BALE (Book 2)
Author: John Joseph Doody
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing LLC
Pages: 370
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
BOOK BLURB:
The destinies of two men depend on Maggie Thorn. One is dying and the other is dead…or is he?

Captain Maggie Thorn is on a formal Guild mission, supposedly to kidnap the yazz scientist, Gravian Endrenicus, and return him to Thandimone. But she also has a personal score to settle with the lizard-like inhabitants of Timmerus. She intends to make the yazz pay for what they did to Thad Cochran—the one the yazz call the Thieves Guild pilot. The man she loves.

Supreme Fleet Commander, Admiral Geoff Grangore knows of only one man who could get Maggie to Timmerus and back while traitorous eyes are watching. That man is an old drunk who lives deep in the Thandimonean wilderness with his pet Eno, Snot. Benjamin Bale is suicidal and cantankerous, and Maggie can’t stand him—at first.

Bale is a dead man. At least, that’s what everyone was told. But this dead man has a final mission to perform. The greatest star pilot in the galaxy has a chance to redeem himself and make right a great wrong. A wrong which he can never forgive or forget. A wrong that cost him everything.

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Title: THE GUILD SAGA: RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH (Book 3)
Author: John Joseph Doody
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing LLC
Pages: 407
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
BOOK BLURB:
The Bashtier call Wonk space, Eerindark—The Place of the Dead—and Thad Cochran, the only pilot to go there and live, will soon find out why. The sacrifice of Benjamin Bale brings Thad back from the dead. But is he truly free from the death grip of the Wonks?
A body is discovered behind an apartment wall in a small town on the planet Daggon. With the mystery thrust upon him, Admiral Geoff Grangore must pursue a dangerous quest for the truth—is it somehow connected to The Wonk Decelerator?

Dreams and visions are dancing in the heads of the yazz. Something bad is coming to the frontier—a hidden enemy only the Guild traitor, Alexander Hamilton Patho knows.
Patho sends an assassin to Daggon and his conniving gaze is on the M-3 Wonk vessel. It seems civil war is imminent and those who control the power of Wonk travel will rule the known galaxy. Therefore, it must not fall into Patho’s hands.

It is time for war, and time for Maggie Thorn to learn the truth about who she really is. It is also time for The Return of the Crimson Witch.

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Interview with Celeste Jones from Sheila Roberts' The Summer Retreat




We’re thrilled to be talking to Celeste Jones from Sheila Roberts’ The Summer Retreat. It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Celeste. How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I’m 37 and I’m a teacher. Those lucky kids. Heehee.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Well, I hear I have nice lips. And eyes. And hair. In fact, I’m darned cute, at least that’s what I’ve always been told. So why I’m not married by now with two kids and a dog and fabulous husband is a mystery. I can’t seem to pick a good man.

What would I love the most about you?

The fact that I’m fun to be with. J

What would I hate the most about you?

Gosh, is there anything to hate? That’s a scary thought.

What is your greatest fear?

Not finding my other half. I don’t want to end up alone. Not that I’d ever really be alone. I’ve got an awesome sister and a great niece and lots of friends. But that’s not the same as having a man. I want to find my soul mate. I was too little to even remember much about my dad, who died. Maybe I’m looking to fill that Daddy-sized hole?

What are three must haves when shopping at the grocery store?

Chocolate, piña colada mix and chips. A girl should always be prepared for company.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

Friends! I love to party and have fun.

Who is your best friend?

My sister Jenna, who runs the Driftwood Inn in Moonlight Harbor. I’m so excited to be spending the summer there, helping her. And walking on the beach. And forgetting that rat who cheated on me.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Happy. And you know, teaching kids does make me happy, maybe because I’m just a big kid myself.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Throw a giant party and tell all my family and friends how much I love them. Some people think you’re rich if you have a lot of money. I think you’re rich when you’ve got great people in your life, and between my family and the people I’ve met in Moonlight Harbor, boy a I rich. Now, if I can just mind that perfect man.

About the Author

Best-selling author Sheila Roberts has seen her books published in a dozen different languages and made into movies for both the Hallmark and Lifetime channels. She’s happily married with three children and lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not hanging out with girlfriends, speaking to women’s groups or going dancing with her husband she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

Her latest book is the women’s fiction/romance, THE SUMMER RETREAT.

Website Address:  http://www.sheilasplace.com




BOOK BLURB:

Celeste Jones has plans for a perfect summer with her boyfriend (and hopefully soon-to-be fiancé)—until he dumps her to be with the woman he’s had on the side for months. Heartbroken and furious,

As soon as school lets out for the summer, she waves goodbye to her first-graders, packs up her bikini and heads for Moonlight Harbor, where she knows her big sister, Jenna, will receive her with open arms. Jenna could probably use some help at the Driftwood Inn, and Celeste is happy to do chores around the place in exchange for a relaxing summer escape. She just needs something—or someone—to distract her from her troubles.

Finding The One can be tricky, and Jenna is determined to make sure Celeste gets it right this time around. Not that Jenna’s an expert. She’s still trying to sort out her own love life. But if both sisters listen to their hearts, eventually they’re bound to discover that life—and love—is good at the beach.
Celeste resolves to move on. When the going gets tough, the tough…okay, the not-so-tough go to the beach.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Character Interview: Penelope Steng of John Joseph Doody's The Crimson Witch, Book 3 of the Guild Saga



We’re thrilled to be talking to Penelope Steng from John Joseph Doody’s, The Crimson Witch, Book 3 of the Guild Saga.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Penelope.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

Age is important to Earthers, not to Prometheans. Some say I am an assassin, but if they said it to my face I would kill them.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

My skin tone is jaundiced, but with make-up I can pass as human.

What would I love the most about you?

Some say I am sentimental, but if they said it to my face I would kill them.

What would I hate the most about you?

Ultway loves me and not you.

Where do you go when you are angry?

Far away from Ultway.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

My hair is not wiry, it’s just hard to manage.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

Yes.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Luch Chi master, and so I am.

What is your most treasured possession?

Luch Chi.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Kill Alex before sunrise.

About the Author

I earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Coral Ridge University and Seminary, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from George Wythe College. My first publication was a short story, TELEPIO 690, which appeared in Sidetrekked Magazine, Issue #48. My other publications are, my first novel (actually a novella), THE WONK DECELERATOR, my second novel, THE LATE, GREAT BENJAMIN BALE, my third novel, RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH and a fourth mini-book, a prequel to the Guild Series, THE DAUGHTER OF GETH, which is available only in ebook. I am currently working on a science fiction/horror novel, THE DARK. One of these days I might even finish it.
Happily, I have a wife and four children and live in Florida.
Website Link: www.johndoody.com
Twitter Link: @johnjosephdoody
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/authorjohnjosephdoody/

Inside the Book

The Bashtier call Wonk space, Eerindark—The Place of the Dead—and Thad Cochran, the only pilot
to go there and live, will soon find out why. The sacrifice of Benjamin Bale brings Thad back from the dead. But is he truly free from the death grip of the Wonks?
A body is discovered behind an apartment wall in a small town on the planet Daggon. With the mystery thrust upon him, Admiral Geoff Grangore must pursue a dangerous quest for the truth—is it somehow connected to The Wonk Decelerator?

Dreams and visions are dancing in the heads of the yazz. Something bad is coming to the frontier—a hidden enemy only the Guild traitor, Alexander Hamilton Patho knows.
Patho sends an assassin to Daggon and his conniving gaze is on the M-3 Wonk vessel. It seems civil war is imminent and those who control the power of Wonk travel will rule the known galaxy. Therefore, it must not fall into Patho’s hands.

It is time for war, and time for Maggie Thorn to learn the truth about who she really is. It is also time for The Return of the Crimson Witch.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Character Interview: Christopher Styles of 'Material Things'



We’re thrilled to be talking to Christopher Styles from Larry Spencer’s, Material Things. It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!
 


Thank you for your interview, Christopher.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I am 24 years old and I write TV sitcoms and also own a hip clothing store in Sherman Oaks, California. Selling bellbottom pants and trendy apparel.

Can you tell us about one of your most
distinguishable features?

I would say my sarcasm.

What would I love the most about you?

My wit and edgy humor.

What would I hate the most about you?

My sarcasm. Once had a date with this girl who at the end of the evening said I was the most sarcastic person she’s ever met and to never call her again.

Where do you go when you are angry?

I drive in my car, chain smoke and yell at horrible drivers for making stupid mistakes on the road.


What makes you laugh out loud?

Watching George Carlin do his stand up routine. The Man is a genius. His observations on life, death and happiness are spot on.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

A six pack of Pepsi, Coors beer, cheese and a bottle of cheap wine. Maybe a leftover cold slice of pepperoni  pizza.   


What is your most treasured possession?

My 1960 Porsche 350 SC.


What is your greatest fear?

Root canal. Being trapped in an elevator, heights and any chance World War III might break out.  


Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Yes. But I’m better looking and have a better hairline.

If you could change one physical thing about yourself, what would that be?

Better hair. It’s curly and I hate curls.


Who is your best friend?

Matthew Street. My business partner in the boutique.

Do you have children?

Not any that I know about.

What is your favorite weather?

Sunny California. .

What’s your idea of a perfect meal?

Steak, baked potato, green beans, chocolate cake.

Someone is secretly in love with you.  Who is it and how do you feel about that?

I wouldn’t let it go to my head. Although it would boost my ego. I would hope it was Ina Byers and girl I always had the hots for in high school but never could get to first base. My kind of perfect.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Cartoonist. Started drawing when I was five.

What is your most treasured possession?

I answered that already. Pay attention, man.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Get a second opinion. 


About the Author

LARRY SPENCER published his first novel, The Tipping Point Of Oliver Bass in the summer of 2017. A story that covered the life of a pathologically arrogant, wealthy young man who sets off on a journey of self-discovery, family tragedy, and sexual conquest in a modern California noir backdrop.   Spencer has been a Writer’s Guild of America member since the late 70s, having written and produced a multitude of highly successful TV shows, which culminated into writing several feature films. He was then encouraged to pen his second book, Material Things, a story based on true events that takes place in the 60s &70s and tackles organized crime, drugs and embezzlement during a time when bellbottom pants ruled the fashion scene.  He lives in Valley Village, California.

Visit his website at www.larryspencerauthor.com.

About the Book:

Larry Spencer’s riveting, interlocking narratives circle the lives of Matthew Street, Jon Lewis and Christopher  
Styles, in a 1970s California backdrop that takes them from owning and operating a fashionable clothing boutique into the gripping world of an FBI under cover operation, drug trafficking, prostitution and a nefarious criminal element, that brings to light a Mafia contract killer, who’s out to bump off a stoolie in their midst.
    
Material Things is based on true events surrounding the store that introduced bellbottom jeans to a hip Southern California crowd and how it became, not only a cottage industry but also an arena fraught with danger and moral strife that put the store and it’s owners under close scrutiny after an alarming number of felonious activities surface.

The climax is anything but conventional as Matthew, Jon and Christopher are confronted with a life threatening reality that they never imagined could happen just by selling bellbottom pants.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Character Interview: Glory from A.L. Bryant's 'Blessed'




We’re thrilled to be talking to Glory from A.L. Bryant’s, Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Glory.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

Thanks for having me. I’m in my mid to late twenties and I don’t believe I’ve ever had a conventional job before.

What would I hate the most about you?

Sometimes I’m too serious.

What is your most treasured possession?

A weather-beaten alarm clock with big golden bells that look like ears.

What is your greatest fear?

That I’ll Spiral out of control.

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?

I see . . . things.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

She does the best with what she has but she has only seen me at my worst.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Lying in a field of vibrant flowers, the salt breeze gently brushing my cheeks. The sun is warm; I am dozing but not asleep. There are people I love around me and we talk and laugh until the sun goes down and the sky is covered in stars.

I’m opening up your cabinet.  What foods do I see?

One box of Cheez-its with one Cheez-it left. I just haven’t thrown it out. Even though this is temporary housing it feels good to have something in my cupboards.

Do you have children?

No. Maybe. Not with me.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I don’t . . . I can’t . . . Can we skip this question? It’s just, I’m not feeling well.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

I can’t. I won’t. Not until I find out who tried to kill me.

About the Author

A.L. Bryant was born and raised in St. Petersburg FL. She became interested in writing at an early age; an interest that depending on the circumstance brought punishment (detention for passing out the latest installment of her novella during class) and praise (being chosen for a youth writers conference at the Poynter Institute.)  A.L. Bryant gets her inspiration from both her mother and her Great Grandmother. Her mother recently published an inspirational children’s book under a pseudonym and her great grandmother is South Carolina’s first published African-American female author and playwright.

Until recently writing had simply been a pastime for A.L. Bryant who although she attended several writing courses, graduated with a B.A. in International Business. It was shortly after her second job as a Financial Office Manager at a Goodwill correctional facility that she realized she loved writing more than anything else. It would still be some years before she would convert the short story she wrote in college into a novel.

Besides writing, A.L. Bryant loves traveling the world. God has blessed her with the opportunity to visit a total of seven countries. She has studied abroad in Seoul and has traveled throughout Kenya; two locations she researched for her Blessed series. Her dream is to visit every country in the world.

Her latest book is the supernatural Christian thriller horror novel, Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter.

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About the Book:

Title: BLESSED: THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
Author: A.L. Bryant
Publisher: HSW Publications LLC
Pages: 279
Genre: Supernatural Christian Thriller/Horror

BOOK BLURB:
On New Year’s Eve 2021 the staff at St. Ann’s Hospital witness a medical miracle when a semi-conscious woman walks into the emergency room. The Jane Doe has been stabbed multiple times and as the staff struggle to keep the woman alive in the end all they can do is stand back and watch as their mysterious patient revives herself.

Glory wakes up in St. Ann’s Hospital gravely injured from an attack she cannot remember. However, her memory loss is no ordinary amnesia and she is no ordinary patient. Much to the shock of the hospital staff Glory heals at three times the rate of an average person. Soon the administration hears of her unique case and waste no time convincing the recovering Glory to be a part of an experiment to discover the origins of her power.

Once outside the comforting walls of the hospital it becomes apparent that healing is just a small portion of Glory’s capabilities. Abilities that to Glory’s distress are becoming increasingly unstable. Deciding that the hospital’s experiments are in vain, Glory embarks on her own Journey to discover the source of her power, unaware that she is a major pawn in a war between two secret organizations.

The two syndicates continue to clash in their fight for control and their battles result in several casualties. The crimes of their warfare surface and draw the attention of Dennis Wilson, a NYPD Detective known for solving his cases in the first forty-eight hours. Dennis follows the trail of bodies out of curiosity. But when his curiosity causes the deaths of his loved ones Detective Dennis becomes obsessed with the case.

In his overzealous attempts to find the murderer Dennis becomes the syndicates’ next target. Now the Detective must run for his life and the only person capable of saving him is the very person he suspects.

Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter is a hybrid of government espionage and supernatural Thriller. This novel is intended for audiences 18+ that seek an edgier outlook on Christian fiction. Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter is the first installment of the Blessed trilogy.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Character Interview: Meridian of M.D. Fryson's Meridian Chronciles: Black Widow Curse & The Coven



We’re thrilled to be talking to Meridian from MD Fryson’s, Meridian Chronicles:  Black Widow Curse & The Coven.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!
                                                              
Thank you for your interview, Meridian.  Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features? 

My green eyes.  Tallulah tells me that she has never seen someone with green eyes have such depth. 

What would I love the most about you?  

 That I am most certainly in this book, as a human, one that you have never met before.  I am a spirit guide that now has been banished to live on Earth as a human.

What makes you laugh out loud?   

Relic, my old friend from the Spirit Realm.  I can’t hear him the entire time through the book, but back before I was cast away, some of his commentary made me laugh. 


What is your greatest fear? 
Never returning home, to Etheria.  The fate of humankind and the other spirits in my realm have a lot at stake.  I am afraid what will happen to them if I don’t return.  My leader has a dark secret and I feel I have so much on my shoulders so things don’t go off track again.

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?
What I dislike most about myself is the one thing right now that I struggle with the most.  Having faith in myself to make the right decisions where no one is hurt.  If I tell you too much more, it will spoil the story.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I do, my situation is complicated enough.  If a reader pays attention, she describes my physical features in the first book, and the big change I go through physically in this book.  Before I was cast away, I feel that a lot of the time I reacted in an emotional way, not really thinking things through.  I feel looking back, I was a bit naïve and selfish.  With all these new human experiences that I didn’t get to really witness in the short time of watching over humans when I was a spirit guide, I am seeing now that I have a lot to learn. 

What is your idea of a perfect day?
The day that this horrible curse is broken. 

Who is your best friend?   

Right now, Tallulah, she has helped me so much with all that has happened to me.  She took me in and has really been there for me through this situation. 

What’s your idea of a perfect meal? 

Tallulah’s pancakes or anything I eat when I am with Aiden always tastes good.


When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Living a childhood, so to speak isn’t the same as a human’s childhood.  Before I was cast out of my realm of Etheria, my destiny was already set for me.  As a realm born guide, I was in training with my parents and the elders to at one point watch over humankind, to protect them.  I remember only a few, after that I was cast away.  Now my hope is to return home.

About the Author

I am a wife and mom to three boys. I am an animal lover especially horses that I used to ride, train and show. Someday will do once more!

Favorite books are anything astrology, self help, motivation, romance and humor.

I love chocolate, coffee, my family (not in that order), and the beach.

I like to garden, hike, jog, swim and travel. My oldest two boys tell me I am weird as they laugh and I’ll take that as a good thing. I am told I am witty and sarcastic and I believe that comes out in my writing. 

The third installment to this series comes out September, 2019 and I am nearly finished with the last book to the series that comes out in 2020.

Website Link: www.mdfryson.com      

Twitter Link: @madelyn_fryson


About the Book:

MERIDIAN’S curse has left her in a state all her own of amnesia. She is on Earth lost and afraid with only fragments to piece together her mysterious circumstance. The curse has taken the unimaginable
from her, but that is just scratching the surface. The Black Widow curse will reveal itself through the demon’s riddle, the Coven and the Fairy Nymphs.

A trip back to
Salem is just what the psychic ordered, but treachery lurks with an ex coven member who calls on demons. The demon realm offers more riddles than answers, but a stroke of luck from the high demon court, brings in a sophisticated demon, Lahash who has grown tired of the games. 

The curse hides
Meridian's identity and her memory will unlock the Universal secret of her twin soul to find her way home. As Meridian finds Aiden so do the impacts of her curse and what it could do to their budding relationship. 

Meridian’s soul and fate are in the cross hairs, while the odds rise between the demons, witches and the fairies. 

Finally having found Aiden, the Fairy Queen comes through to send aid to
Meridian, but she still doubts herself and contemplates running away from it all. Who is Meridian's twin soul? Will she go back to Etheria or will the curse reign down on Meridian?
Find out in this dark and twisted paranormal romance. 

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