It is my great pleasure to embarrass … er, I mean interview, J. A. Belfield, author of the Holloway Pack series of books, on the blogzilla today.
What’s your favorite paragraph from Eternal and why? No spoilers now, just a nice, slow tease if you please.
Only one? Oh lordy! And no spoilers? Hmmm, okay, the following is my favourite because it’s such an awesome description of Sean; here you go:
Tearing my gaze from the seeping liquid, I studied the power in his body, evident in each and every movement he made, no matter how minute. From his dark mop of hair, across his muscular back, all the way down his defined legs to the tips of his toes, strength and might dominated Sean’s body like a tailored uniform. I would never feel anything but safe whilst beside him.
Excuse me while I strain to see him in my mind’s eye ::squints:: oh yeah, nice, indeed. Where did Sean come from? Someone you know? Dreams of the *ahem* daytime persuasion? What makes him tick? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Sean Holloway is one of those character’s, who bounce into your mind like a deranged Space Hopper, leaving you no choice but to pay attention. He’s 100% unlike anyone I know in real life. He’s tall, he’s dark, he’s (very) handsome, he’s totally buff, he’s better at giving orders than taking them although, in all honesty, his compliance depends on what’s at stake, and he is utterly in love with his mate, Jem.
Space Hopper? *snort* Love it. Those are the best kind of characters, the new and amazing ones. What scared you most as a child?
Werewolves, oddly enough. I used to dream about a werewolf named Sid—a recurring nightmare that woke me up so consistently, I can still recall the exact sequence of the dream over thirty years later.
Really? I’m not sure I knew anything about werewolves as a kid. Sheltered life, I guess. I only knew of the mundane kind. Has your fear changed as an adult?
Heh, yeah, you could say that. I mean, I do still dream of werewolves, but they’re no longer nightmares.
Oh, do tell! Well, I guess you already do in your books, so get reading, people! Are there any other fantastic novels waiting to burst free from your imagination in the future?
Yep, for sure. I have big plans for the Holloway Pack.
Can you tell us about them?
Ah, now that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? Well, it’s safe to say that Blue Moon: Holloway Pack 2 is coming out in December 2012. Just as it’s safe to say Caged: Holloway Pack 3 is totally and utterly Ethan Holloway Heaven. However, as far as Caged’s release date is concerned, I’m keeping that info close to my chest for now. I’ll also be keeping mum for a while about the narrator’s for the 4th, 5th & 6th Holloway Pack novels.
Oh, you tease! Well, I guess the others will tide me over until I can get my hands on Ethan … um … I mean Caged.
There are a lot of stereotypes cast in a romance novelist’s direction, like they must sleep in slinky lingerie when most I’ve met are dressed from head to toe in flannel jammies when they hit the sack.
Have you been spying on me?
I’ll never tell, now spill it; Are you a warm and comfy girl? Or an in-the-buff or silk and satin kind of girl?
Honestly, it depends on the time of year. If it’s hot enough, I’m all about the buff; if it’s freezing, I’m all about the fleece. Luckily, Mr B’s smitten whatever my attire.
Oh, a buff girl, huh? Right on. Does Mr. B. know how lucky he is?
What kind of high school personality were you? Band dork? Jock? Loner? Brainiac?
I was actually the kind that sort of didn’t fit anywhere and so stuck with the middle-of-the-road’s so as to be less conspicuous. You see, you have those at the top of the totem pole, the ones who followed the fashions, who the hot boys ogled, who nobody cared if they were as dense as a roiling smog because their golden hair and ample chest made up for that …; then there were the ones way at the bottom of the pole: the ones who were either too geeky for the geeks or had peculiar quirks or speech impediments or their glasses were too thick or their trousers too short or … you get the picture?; then somewhere in between those two lots were the not-so-noticeables. That’s about where I was. Not cool enough and not freaky enough to be noticed. However, I did borderline on the freakiness because I was always acting the fool, and sometimes even my ‘regular’ friends would look at me like I’d grown two heads.
Strange, you just described me, as well. I wonder how many of us authors fit into that category? That’d be an interesting study. Anyhow, onward! If you could be a superhero, what would your power be and why?
Ha! First answer that sprang to mind was: X-ray vision, baby! Because there are plenty of ‘things’ I’d be eyeing for sure, with that power.
But then, I realized there were also plenty of ‘things’ I reeeaaally wouldn’t want to have the ability to eye and so the excitement over that headed south at a rapid speed.
So … I’d have to say, my superhero ability would be flying. Because I’ve flown in my sleep and, trust me, it totally rocks!
Oh, yeah. ::shivers:: Yes, I definitely would not want to see what some people have under their clothes. Yikes. Flying would definitely be cool, though, except I’m afraid of heights.
If you could have an hour alone with any literary character, who would it be? What would you say to him or her? Or do with, if you’re more adventurous
Is it wrong of me to say one of my own characters and go for Ethan Holloway? <<Absolutely not!
I’d make him invite me to dinner and have him cook the meal, just so I could listen to him tell me he’s the best cook he knows whilst grumbling over the fact he’s ended up cooking again. And then, pure bliss would follow. Because he’d be too busy stuffing his own face to grouch and pop out his amusing-to-him-only banter, and I’d get to fully appreciate the beauty of the man in peace.
He’d make my list, too, as he’s just so yum-terrific. And so … so … Ethan. For those of you who have read any of the Holloway Pack series, you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t, there’s no time like the present.
Eternal, A Holloway Pack Prequel, will be released July 2, 2012
Check out this amazing cover:
Target Reader: Adult
Back of the Book:
An unmarried woman living in a house of men breeds heresay and lore. If only the villagers knew the truth.
It’s not Jem Stonehouse’s marital status that brings unwanted strangers to town. Rather, it’s that she is the only female werewolf in existence — a prize to any pack.
Sean Holloway, the love of Jem’s life, has gone to great lengths to protect her. As a new attack becomes imminent, Sean realizes he must take greater measures with Jem’s safety or risk losing her forever.
His first task must be to marry her, but a force greater than the largest werewolf stands in his way.
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See you next week!