I am amped to be back in the interview seat at Rush Bound Blog. It has been a while and I’ve missed it. I’ll tell you this, I was boarding a plane for China, the surfing off of Hainan Island right now is too radical to miss. But alas, I will always come to the call of the Rush. So here I am. A lot has been happening around here since I went on my surfing hiatus. I see the coffee here is much improved, that is always a good sign. (Hitting the button on the Keurig coffee machine)
Let me get everyone up to speed. My name is Lucky and I run the interview department here at Rush Bound. I specialize in Character Interviews, mainly from Karli Rush’s Novels. It is rare that I get to sit down with the Lady herself, but today is a Great Day!
Please give it up for Paranormal Romance Indie Author and my boss, Karli Rush! (Hitting the button on the applause machine)
Karli – Thank you Lucky, you’re looking quite tan, seems the time off was good for you. Thanks for showing up so quickly.
Lucky – Anything for you, Karli. What I want to do in this interview is to dig into the psyche of an Indie Author and find out some details behind the books that your readers would love to know. I’m gonna start at the beginning. Crescent Bound – Tell me something about Alyssa that is not in print.
Karli – Alyssa is an amazing witch, friend, healer, lover, and lifemate. One thing not in print? Hmm, let me see. Okay, you know how Megan is always messing with Alyssa’a wardrobe. Well Lisa and Alyssa put together this spell that every time Megan would make a reference to anything sexual, a piece of her clothing would convert into a part of a Nuns outfit, called a Habit. Megan has vowed revenge.
Lucky – That is too funny. I can picture her face, red as fire. On to the next as they say. The next in this case is book two, Raven Bound. One character that stands out in this book is Evan. Tell us something about him.
Karli – Evan is still single ladies. Maybe Alyssa will see something about his future soon. When and if she does, I will let you know. Right now he is dedicated as Alyssa’s bodyguard. That girl sure needs one too.
Lucky – Now on to Demon Bound, a dark and dangerous world, and in the middle of all that, my favorite weekend distraction, Megan, has some interesting things going on too. I won’t put out a spoiler, but tell us something about Megan, and David also.
Karli – Megan, oh mischievous Megan! Then there is David. Oh let me see. David has sworn off red-headed fire elementals for life. He currently is trying to invent a spell to make pizza taste like the one he found down in Miami. He has too much time on his hands.
Lucky – Shadow Bound is the beginning of Alyssa and Marc, it is far in the past, can you share anything about this Novel, due out this spring?
Karli – Every story has a beginning. Alyssa and Marc are in an ancient time, a time when they are living their full magickal potential. A time when the world still held a rawness and love was impassioned with a wildness not seen in our modern world. Magick was part of the time and a seer was invaluable. The prosperity or poverty of many rested in the hands of so few.
(Coming Spring 2013)
Lucky – Ice Bound baby, this is Marc’s point of view as we ride the wave with him and he gives us his experiences of Crescent Bound. I hear there is a bunch of new stuff in this that gives the first Novel greater depth and appeal. More about the leading man, if you please.
Karli – Marc is such an outstanding guy, it is so important for the readers to know him just before he meets Alyssa and that is where his story begins, the fall before his senior year of school and up through Crescent Bound. You are right, Lucky, there are many parts in this that fill in gaps about where Marc was during certain parts, and what he was doing. Some good stuff coming with that book.
(Coming Fall 2013)
Lucky – Okay now, out of the blue you wrote a Novelette about Seducing a Mermaid. I have a story to tell you about surfing off the coast of Morocco, but that will be another time. Can you tell us something about Sam or Jewels?
Karli – I said once that I would never write a story about a Mermaid, but Jewels snuck up on me, and Sam was so deserving. He had been through the ringer with a long time ex-girlfriend. I also wanted to show a side of men that is not all macho and dominating. Sam is my artist, the one who has no tendencies towards violence. He is the lover not the fighter. I have been asked about writing more on this one. I will never say never, but Sam and Jewels are content at the moment, so I don’t have any current plans to do another story or expand the current one, yet.
Lucky – Now we switch gears again and delve into the future and science fiction side of your Romance writing. You have a book coming out this year called Pine Needles. Care to give us a taste of this delicacy?
Karli – Selene is an independent and successful small business woman, engaged to a great guy. Her future looks bright with no surprises on the horizon. And here comes the but. But an earthquake hits the city and a strange energy veil splits it in two. One side of the veil must deal with the after effects of the devastating earthquake. On the other side of the veil is a whole new and dangerous world. Selene is behind the veil and Rayden is on the outside. Selene must become more than she could ever imagine just to survive.
Lucky – See all the activity going on around here while I was gone. Things are popping, books are growing out of thin air and I can’t wait to get my (interview) hands on some of these characters. Even though I’ve been surfing my ass off, I haven’t been completely out of touch, I keep up with The Zon and scope out GR, FB, and the Twit.
I’ve caught wind of a project you’re forging as we speak. The world of Vampires, the Romance of a young woman, and an Obsession from the Underworld. Tell me, tell me, something about Daylight!
Karli – Oh, this story is eating me up with excitement. Mattie, a young Vampire is being stalked by Death, literally. Mattie enters this city called Solace and it’s ruled by ruthless vampires, so it is a good thing to have Death on your side. Mattie’s obsessions involve two things, a serum called Daylight and Him! Both are so close to her, yet somehow just out of reach. Her intention is to get both, all she has to do is survive HELL in Paradise.
Karli, you continue to bring us Excitement, Adventure, Romance, which is all a true reader craves.
I am giving the fans a link to the prelude to Daylight, better known as Prelude to Death. Click the link and for free you can meet Mattie and Graham.
Hello One and All,
My name is Lucky and I am back to interview yet another Witch from the World created by Author Karli Rush. I have been away for a while, let’s just say that Megan and I had a very long discussion that lasted about…a month or so? Best damn conversation I have ever had. Megan you will not be forgotten. Unless…what was I talking about? Kidding, that’s a book joke, read the book, get the joke, sorry, back to business.
Hey, we have a special guest here today, David Van Buren, fire elemental extraordinaire and ex-boyfriend to Alyssa Worthington. David how are you today?
Lucky, here I am, now what are your other two wishes.
Feeling good about yourself are you? Got a little Genie in a bottle thing happening?
I’m feeling good and just saying I think I warrant a little more than being Alyssa’s ex!
Tell me about that then, why does that bother you so? How does it make you feel?
What the hell are you, Lucky, my shrink? Look I thought I was here today to talk about me and what I have going on.
Like hooking up with a red headed pysco that tries to scorch your ex-girfriend?
See that’s what I’m talking about, everything is tied to Alyssa and what happens to her.
David, you had a chance to get her back, hell, you could have not ditched her when you went off to the Arcane. From my view, you made your bed, as horrid as it is.
Okay now, let me tell you something. (Flaming hands) and I want you to listen without interruption.
(Nodding quickly to David and flaming hands go out, David rubs his forehead)
When I was fifteen I met Alyssa and something happened with that first meeting. I was at a coven gathering and had heard about the true blood heiress to the Worthington coven but had never seen her. She walked up to me with her hand out and said “Welcome to the Worthington coven, my name is Alyssa.” Her smile disarmed me and I was hooked. We dated for about two years once I found the courage, which comes out wrong sometimes.
I always had, and still have this feeling of knowing her before I knew her. The smile, her rolling of the eyes, the way she walks are all familiar to me in a way that doesn’t make sense. It is as if I have known her before. Maybe we have been around each other in a past life, I don’t know.
It was that feeling that kept pushing me on to make it work. Yeah, I did a stupid thing when I left for the Arcane, but by then we spent more time getting on each others nerves and negativity of any kind is bad for a witch, so , thinking I’m doing a noble thing, off I go with a breakup phone call later. I couldn’t face Alyssa, I can’t say no to her face.
Then Marc came along, and man, did I hate that guy, but he is growing on me and I see something there that was never part of Alyssa and I.
Well now, David, that was a mouthful and I see better now how things are but tell me, Megan says that she, at one time, would have…how did she put it…”Given him things that even the Arcane couldn’t undo.” Why not Megan?
(David rolls his eyes in a pretty good impersonation of Alyssa) Megan, that girl has more life in her than most metropolitan areas. She is one of the close and loyal friends to Alyssa. Even though witches are very open sexually, compared to humans there can still be certain situations where they can be difficult. Alyssa, Megan, and Lisa have never shared guys, they have always maintained a separation to their love lives and I would have broken that unspoken rule. Megan would be very fun, but also temporary, she gets bored way to easy and it will take a special witch to tame this vixen.
Alright David, so why hang out with your ex-girl at all, why have you not moved on?
Dawson, he is my best friend, we have known each other forever and he talked to me one day. He said that we are necessary for Alyssa and being her good friend and supporter is more valuable than trying to reclaim our relationship. He says Alyssa will need us all one day and so here I am, being an unforgettably annoying friend.
How much trouble has your mouth gotten you into, David, you’re not known for being complacent.
(Laughing) Yeah, I can piss them all off and I really don’t care. I speak my mind, say what I think, like your hair is horrid, who cut it, a monkey that drank too many espressos?
(Checking my hair in the glass of the booth) My hair is awesome! Thanks. David, we are going to wrap it up here, any final thoughts?
Back up Lucky, your standing on my aura.
(Door shuts loudly)
Thanks for joining me again for another eye opening interview from the world of Crescent Bound…now where did I put Megan’s number?
Megan, yeah it’s Lucky, Lucky, you know they guy that interviewed you…L U C K Y… come on that’s not funny…no I’m not still tied up, hey what are you ….
Hello eveyone welcome back to the show, my name is Lucky and I’m lucky to be here. I am going to be your host as we dive deeper into the world of Crescent Bound with Author Karli Rush. Karli, how have you been since we last spoke?
(Just sitting down and putting on the headset) Lucky, I have been busy, I’m starting to think my name is a verb more than a noun. I do have something fun to talk about though.
Good, fun is good.
Well throughout today’s interview there will be hints to a download code that will get you a free copy of Crescent Bound. I would guess that if you pay attention to grammar, the code will be revealed. Now if we go through this and you didn’t get the code you can still write me for it, but isn’t it more fun to have a scavenger hunt.
(smiling) I hope your not counting on me for grammar, so how do we knoW that the code is complete?
It will go in order throughout the interview and will only be five digits long. Letters and numbers, and at the end I will tell you how to redeem the code for a free download of Crescent Bound.
Alright, well lets get things started then, Karli, in your bio that I read it says that you use to hang out in graveyards, can you tell us about that?
Yes, I use to read Stephen KinG in old Cherokee graveyards as a teen, but let me say this, never at night, I was not that brave. My place was always full of people and I wanted to get away, the graveyard thing appealed to me because I knew no one would look for me and no one would bother me while I read, which was the point in going there.
You know Karli, you become more interesting with each passing interview.
Lucky, thanks, but I must say that I find the characters in Crescent Bound way more interesting than me. Like Daniel Worthington, Alyssa’s father. He has lived through some of the most interesting times in history and some of the most dangerous too, he is amazing.
As always Karli you have a sixth sense about our surprise guest Daniel Worthington. Welcome Mr. Worthington.
(Daniel walks in and takes Karli’s hand kissing it.) Tu es belle Karli.
(Blushing slightly) Why thank you Daniel, I am flattered you think so.
(Smiling) It is a trite for one who has created my world.
Mr. Worthington, Karli has created a world within a world so to speak, can you tell us about the Witch world a bit?
Magic surrounds everyone everywhere but the humans, 4 the most part, are not able to tap into this energy. On the other hand Witches are born having the magickal energy within them. So, we have two world created at birth by nature itself. Humanity seems more at ease not knowing certain things. Governments of the world quickly learned this and have been operating this way 2. Witches are not the only world flying below the raDar, as they say.
We “hide” for the lack of a better world for protection and privacy. Witches require privacy and when I heard about Karli and her visits to graveyards for solitude, that in itself is very Witch like.
Fascinating stuff, Karli, anything to add to that.
Lucky, I would say that I hope the Crescent Bound series can begin to relay that different is not bad, and that open minded kindness truly is the way to a better world.
Well said Karli, I would like to add to your words with a quote from a great friend of mine, and if he were here to day he would delight in your writings. Basil of Caesarea lived many years ago and once wrote this, “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
What a great note to end on, and with that said, we are out of time for today, this is your host wishing you a good read.
Oh, quickly, go to smashwords.com and search for Crescent Bound and use the 5 digit code to download a free copy of the book. The download code will expire on April 1st, again if you missed the code, just ask me for it.
Thanks everyone, see you next time.