Time for the Meet My Character Blog Hop, Part 2!
Folks, author Erin Moore tagged me last week in the Meet My Character(s) Blog Hop. She’s the author of AWAKENED BY THE MINOTAUR, a sexy contemporary romance with shapeshifters and lots of Grecian myth. Check out Erin’s blog, and please be sure to check out her book!
Now, on to the blog hop, which will be discussing my novel AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE from my heroine Sarah’s perspective. As this is the second time I’ve done this particular blog hop (see this post for my previous answers coming from Bruno’s point of view), let’s just see if the change in perspective actually makes a difference!
So here we go:
What is the name of your character? Sarah Birch — though at the beginning of the story, she thinks her name is Daisy Birch as she’s under a spell.
Is she a fictional/historic person? No. She’s my own creation.
When and where is the story set? AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE is set during the present-day, on our Earth, in Knightsville, California — a fictional place near the Sacramento River, with the biggest nearby municipality being Davis.
What should we know about Sarah? She thinks she’s ten years old; she isn’t (she’s in her late teens and is under a spell). She is intelligent, adaptable, has strong talents for healing and empathy . . . and she’s ripe for an age-appropriate romance.
What is the main conflict? Her parents aren’t good people, and have captured an Elfy in order to torture him for his nonexistent secrets. Sarah isn’t having that, and helps Bruno (the Elfy) get away…but that backfires, so she has to hide him in her own room until she can again get them both away to friends who live nearby.
Her parents, mind, are the tip of the iceberg, as they’re the pawns of a Dark Elf who’s masquerading as a priest. But the main conflict, as she sees it, is protecting her new friend/boyfriend Bruno from her awful parents.
What messes up her life? Right now, it’s more what isn’t messing up her life…but the quick answer? She’s older than she thought she is, she’s under multiple spells and is just unraveling them, and she’s fallen in love with an Elfy her parents both hate. (Let’s just say her life right now isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries.)
What is Sarah’s main goal? Right now, staying alive long enough to escape with Bruno and figure out what they’re going to do next in order to fight her parents and that Dark Elf priest sounds like a plan. And as she’s an optimistic sort, she also is starting to wonder what her life will be like as Bruno’s wife, down the line…is it too soon, or is it true love? (Hint, hint: bet on the latter.)
What is the title of the book and where can it be found?
AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, part 1 of the Elfy duology, is available as an e-book at Amazon, BN.com and through Twilight Times Books’ own website directly (here’s a link to the five sample chapters to get you started).