Monday, February 25, 2013

#Interview ~ Author Versus Character ~ Torin

I'm pleased to welcome back Dariel Raye to my blog. Today, she is here because her newest release Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin just came out. She dragged her leading man, Torin DuMont, over here to speak with us. First, let's see the details on Torin's book:

When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.

Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends. 

Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising affect she has on his heart.

“Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” at Amazon

Let's jump right into the interview. Tell me how you two met and how long ago that was.

Torin: Who are you again?

Dariel: Torin, I already told you she’s a friend of mine. She’s an author, too. You promised to be cordial.
Torin: Dariel works with “Defenders of Wildlife.” I met her at one of the committee meetings, full of opinions as usual.

What was your first impression of each other?

(Dariel gives Torin a side glance and presses her lips together) He didn’t say much, mostly sat there scowling at everybody, kind of like he’s doing now, and when he decided to speak, it was out of order.

(Torin rolls his eyes, interrupting Dariel) and she was talking more than everybody. I had to interrupt her to get a word in. She’s not even a shifter, but you’d think she knows more about us than I do.

She's an author. We're all know-it-all's if you get stuck in one of our books. That's just the way we are. Sorry, Torin. 

Dariel, what does Torin do that annoys you the most?

Just one thing? He talks over you like you’re not talking.

And Torin, if you could say just one thing to Dariel, what would it be?

So you’re not gonna ask me what she does to annoy me? What am I gonna say to little miss know-it-all? She’s gonna do what she’s gonna do, and I’m gonna do what comes naturally to me. Stop trying to control what I do and say.

Wow! I'm sorry...totally didn't mean to cause trouble, Torin. This is just a friendly little chat we're having. Let's see...I'm already in the doghouse, so to speak, so I'll just keep going. Why don't you tell me the most embarrassing thing that’s happened between you two?

Dariel: (smiles and looks away)

Torin: I’m not talking about that, and she promised to never bring it up again.

Must've been good! Guess we'll skip that question. Dariel, what do you feel the worst about doing to Torin?
Not giving him a heads-up before he met Stephanie. He’d never had to handle anything like that before.
Stephanie? Who’s Stephanie?

Torin: She’s this little uppity human lawyer – a lot like Dariel, actually, except Dariel’s not a lawyer. She’s worse.

Dariel: (laughs) Stephanie is a brilliant lawyer who nearly knocked him off his feet before he even saw her.

Do you think you two will meet again in the future?

(glances at Dariel with a shit eating grin on his face) I’m pretty sure she’ll drag me through something else. She gets her kicks that way.

Well, I really do appreciate you both coming here today. I hope after this interview we are all still friends :-)

About the Author
Dariel is a classically trained pianist and vocalist with a degree in piano and vocal performance and a master’s in counseling psychology from The University of Georgia. She also completed studies and passed comprehensives for a Ph.D. (ABD). She loves animals, nature, all things paranormal, and presently lives with 2 large dogs and a passel of black cats. Dariel is currently writing “Dark Sentinels Book Three” and two Nephilim series: “The Alerians – Dark Progeny” and “Children of Cain.”

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1 comment:

  1. I adore character interviews. :)
    *waves* great post.
    Torrin is awesome.
    Nice blog layout. I like the contrast of colors. :)


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