Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Character Interview: Kona from Charles M.'s THE JUNGLE WITHIN

We’re thrilled to be talking to Kona from Charles M’s, The Jungle Within.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

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

I am as old as time itself. What I do for a living…well it’s what most people fear. I am Death.

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

My yellow eyes contrast beautifully against my black coat. I have a long, pink tongue that lays neatly between my razor sharp, white fangs.

What would I love the most about you?

The fact that I’m so beautiful.

What would I hate the most about you?

The fact that I scare you.

What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is being misunderstood. If people only knew that living was the hard part of life, they would learn to love.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

The author portrayed me in the one the only we he could. With a metaphor.

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

Unfortunately, I have no friends. I have a very specific job in the universe and that job is not very popular. I take people all living things from one form of life to another. It’s really that simple.

What is your favorite weather?

I prefer the rain of the jungle. It makes my coat shiny and live. As if light were trying to burst out behind me. It’s quite breathtaking.

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

I think desperate people might be in love me. I would tell them to enjoy life. It’s a very special experience. And besides, I’m not going anywhere.

What is your most treasured possession?

The life force of the universe. Without it, I have no job.

About the Author

Despite growing up in a small town, I always knew I was destined for bigger things. At age eighteen, I enlisted in the US Navy, a move that allowed me to see the world and explore my passion for life. After 6 years and an honorable discharge, I settled into civilian life, earning my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management.

Always eager to challenge myself with new and different roles, I took on the role of “Author,” writing my debut novel among the roles of full-time engineer, local business owner, and family man. But, I have no plans to stop there!

I am an avid outdoorsman, enjoy camping, hiking, snowboarding, shooting, and fishing, making the Land of Enchantment an ideal place to call home.

I look forward to sharing my novel and experiences with all of you!

Charles’ latest book is the drama/suspense, The Jungle Within.

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About the Book:

When Evan and Katie said “I do”, they expected to navigate life together side-by-side. But when a car accident and a tawdry affair disrupt life as they know it, Evan and Katie are forced to venture on alternate paths, alone. In the darkest depths of an unforgiving coma, Evan fights to survive the treacherous jungle of his mind. He embarks on a spiritual journey to understand the meaning of life and the beauty of death…forcing him to face his deepest fear. Meanwhile, Katie ventures through her own guilt. On a strenuous moral journey, she juggles the consequences of infidelity and the strain of caring for her unresponsive husband. But are their paths truly separate? Or are they simply on parallel journeys that are destined to converge?

For More Information

  • The Jungle Within is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Character Interview: Brent Holcomb from Sean Dow's A LEAFY GREEN WORLD & AL-THAR

We’re thrilled to be talking to Brent Holcomb from Sean Dow’s A Leafy Green World and sequel, Al-thar.  It is a pleasure to have Brent with us today at Pimp That Character!

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

36, and I am a doctor, or at least I was before the witness protection plan rearranged my life and dropped me off in the Philippine islands.

What is in your refrigerator right now? 

Fresh fruit and a Glock 19!

What is the trait you most not like about yourself? 

I have a tendency to speak my mind, a little more forcibly than I should, and usually before I stop to think about the implications of what I’m going to say; my knee-jerk reactions tend to get me in a bit of trouble!

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately? 

Very much so-couldn’t have done a better job, myself.

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

Scotch bonnet peppers, big shrimp and a huge selection of premium coffee.

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

I love to be with friends. Of course, after reading my story you can see where that got me.

Do you have children? 

I had a beautiful daughter, Jadan. She was killed by a drunken driver when she was 3. Never have gotten over it, or the anger I have at the bureaucracy that allowed it to happen-guess I’ll never get past that.

What’s your idea of a perfect meal? 

Lamb korma, a little on the spicy side with all the na’an I can eat, followed by a cup of Persian coffee.

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

Normal. I was raised in a life of extreme privilege, travelling the world and meeting the movers and shakers. Sounds great, but life was so regimented, and I was expected to always be on my best behavior. I would have given anything for a normal upbringing, with normal friends.

About the Author

Sean Dow is a pulmonary and critical care physician in Great Falls, Montana. He started writing thriller novels in 2011, and has three titles, one of which, Debridement, is in its second printing and is being made into a feature film.

Sean was born in Iowa City, but was raised on a small farm in Kansas before leaving for medical school, and the adventures beyond. His career was largely in Klamath Falls, Oregon, a town that still feels like home. He did a brief stent in Las Vegas before moving to the paradise of Montana. When not working or writing, Sean can be found in the kitchen perfecting his New York cheesecake, or on the mountain streams with Bailey, his beloved (and perfectly behaved) Mastiff and his favorite 2 weight fly rod-a parting gift from a dear friend and patient.

His latest books are A Leafy Green World and Al-thar.
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About the Books:

Title: A Leafy Green World
Author: Sean Dow
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Pages: 449
Genre: Thriller

A Leafy Green World is a fast paced, action packed thriller set in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Brent Holcomb has moved to Portland in hopes of resurrecting his life and his career. There, he meets Robyn-the girl from his dreams. All is going smoothly until he realizes Robyn and her friends are not what they seem. Now, wrapped up in the murder of an innocent man, and with nowhere to turn, Brent forms a bold plan-a plan that will put him on a dangerous course, aligning himself with domestic terrorists and ultimately, a deeply hidden cell of Islamic terrorists. 

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Title: Al-thar
Author: Sean Dow
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Pages: 466
Genre: Thriller

In Al-thar, (Arabic:revenge) Brent is living a tranquil life on the peaceful Philippine island of Masbate. But the FBI's witness protection plan is not enough when you have destroyed the plans of the world's most feared terrorist group-an assassin is on the way, and his plans are far worse than a simple bullet in the head. 

With the violent destruction of his new island home, Dr. Holcomb is once again thrust into danger, this time on an international level. There are only two outcomes in this new high-stakes match, Brent's painful and public death and the destruction of
America's, or the death of Saadullah Abul Ka-beir, and his council. 

Brent brings together his cast of memorable friends from A Leafy Green World as he devises the greatest deception ever imagined. The action goes at a break-neck pace from the
Philippines to Washington, D.C., and from a remote valley in Pakistan to the jungles of Sierra Leone in this novel that has been described as almost too real, and too timely.

For More Information

  • Al-thar is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.