Friday, June 24

HCRW Blog Chain -- I'm being interviewed... the hero of Techno Crazed!

I'm participating in a blog chain with my fellow Heart of Carolina Romance Writers this month, and it's my turn to post! This is my first time doing a blog chain, but it seems pretty exciting!

The theme is...
Have one of your characters, from one of your stories (any! Novel, short, flash…) interview YOU!

Part one: Describe your interviewer (your character) in 50 words or less.

Part two: The interview. Use whatever method you like (Q&A, story, strict prose, etc.), but write it as if you were being interviewed — ‘you’ being the subject.
The Character...
Ian Bradley is hero from Techno Crazed. He's a tall, muscular, sexy technomage who worked as an IT Security Expert for his former employer MAX Home Security. He is now a freelance hacker. His home is well-fortified. He might be a little paranoid, but that doesn't mean they're not out to get him. He's also a coffee addict.

The Interview...
I walk into a coffee shop and sit in a booth. After a few minutes, a tall, broad shouldered man with brown hair walks in quickly and sits across from me.

"I don't have a lot of time for this." He glances over his shoulder. "Let's begin."

I frown. "If you want, we could resched--"

"No, it's fine. So what's the book about?" Ian asks.

"It's uhh..." He's making me nervous and slightly paranoid too. I glance out the window and see a few guys in suits lingering. Are they just workers on their lunch, or could they be spies or assassins?

"Keep your eyes on me. If you look around they'll notice. So, the book?" His tone is more calm as if he's putting in the effort for me.

I look back at him and smile, gazing into his brown eyes. "It's about a technomage has to protect his ex-girlfriend from his former employer while having deliciously hot love scenes." Whoops, did I say that out loud?

He cocks an eyebrow at me. "What an interesting read. That guy would have to be pretty experienced to pull that off." His voice edges toward husky.

I grin, and my gaze drifts over him. "He certainly is."

"I have another question." Any traces of huskiness leave, and he gives me a somewhat stern look.

My heart races in my chest. "What question?"

"What's with the gnome? Why did you have to pair me with him?" He crosses his arms.

My jaw drops, and I quickly sit up straight. "Well, he's funny and provides comedic relief, and I thought it was a cool idea."

He just cocks an eyebrow at me again. His face is devoid of humor. I guess he doesn't share my opinion.

My eye catches movement from outside, and the men in suits are starting to walk toward the coffee shop. I stare back at him to see he's scooting out of the booth.

"Don't tell them anything about our conversation here. I'll be in touch." He tosses a couple of bills on the table even though he didn't have any coffee, which is a shock really since he loves coffee.

He seems to notice my expression and smirks. "Have a cup for me, and you better be working on the sequel. Bye."

I nod and wave to him, not saying a word that the money will be spent on a Frappuccino instead of a cup of black coffee. He'd probably take his money back. But he's right. I'm working on the next book in the series. Hopefully, he'll like it.

He darts through a door that says employees only.

The men in suits burst through the door and chase after him.

Full list of participants:
Aimee Laine :
Lyla Dune :
Carol Strickland :
Amy Corwin :
Lilly Gayle :
Rebekkah Niles :
Laura Browning :
Andris Bear :
Marcia Colette :
Nancy Badger :
Sarah Mäkelä : <-- Me!
Jennifer Harrington :
Scott Berger :


  1. he sounds like a very 'interesting' (demanding, little crazed, probably hot) guy! ;) Thanks for letting him interview you and for participating in the chain! :)

  2. Thank you, Aimee, for creating the chain! Yeah, I really like him. *grins* He's one of my favorite heroes that I've written.

  3. Your character sounds very interesting, though he needs to work on his interviewing skills--we didn't learn much about YOU! Perhaps it's hard to do an interview when men in suits are chasing you. It will be fun to read the book and find out where the gnome comes in!

  4. I think you have a great page here… today was my first time coming here.. I just happened to find it doing a google search. anyway, good post.. I’ll be bookmarking this page for sure.

  5. Awesome, Sarah! :-) Apparently Ian isn't as interested in you as he is in his heroine, Hannah. As it should be :-D

  6. Thank you for the comment, Jennifer. Yeah, I don't think he's used to interviewing people. lol =)

  7. Kinley, thanks!! Yeah... darn! I tried to hit on him, but he just wasn't interested in me like that. Good for him and Hannah! *grins*

  8. Fun "interview." But I must confess, I don't know what a technomage is. Is this a modern term I'm too old to know? Or one you created for your series...which, btw, sounds terrific!Ian sounds hot! And dangerous....Oops. That sounds like a song...

  9. What i find troublesome is to find a blog that can seize me for a minute but your weblog is different. Bravo.

  10. Sarah, I don't think I've read an interview where the interviewer was under duress. Well done!
    Scott B.

  11. Thanks for the comments, Lilly and Scott!

    Lilly, A technomange in my world is magic user who possesses technomancy, which I outlined here. =)

    Scott, thanks! You're right. I don't think I've really seen an interview where the interviewer was under duress either. Thanks for pointing that out! I'm grinning now. :-D

  12. Loved your interview! You packed so much intrigue into very little space! Magic and suspense! Love it!

  13. Nice interview! I love the concept of technomages; I might have to drop by B&N and find me a copy! ;) And what's this about a gnome?

  14. Andris, thank you for the comment! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the interview!

    Carol, LOL! Yeah. =) Thanks for stopping by!

    Juturna, I'm glad you liked the interview! I love technomages too. Bernard the gnome is kind of like Ian's pet and sidekick rolled into one. Actually, Techno Crazed is an ebook. Right now it's just available at the publishers website.


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