Friday, October 29, 2010

Interview with a Werewolf

In anticipation of Christine Bell’s release AWAKENING: Book Two in the Wolves of Pray series, Christine has allowed me to interview her sexy main character Sean Mulaney.

Sean, thank you so much for being here today, although I can tell by the glare you’re throwing in my direction that you aren’t too thrilled to be interviewed.

Listen, I might as well tell you right off the bat, this wasn’t my idea. Christine asked me to do it, so here I am. But I’m a busy man, so let’s skip the foreplay and just get to the questions. That work for you, Red?

Okay, let’s jump right in, shall we? Tell us a little about your pack – the Wolves of Pray.
We don’t usually talk about this kind of stuff. Christine says you’re cool, so I’ll give you a brief overview. We’re a werewolf pack, living in Pray Montana. Our alpha is Liam, his female is Amalie. We run a business that deals in real estate acquisitions. Anything else is pretty much classified. If I told you…I’d have to eat you.

*I place my hand around my throat and hope like hell he’s kidding* Um, moving on, you all share a house and send your children to a private school. Why is this?
The single members of the pack, along with our alpha and his mate, share a house because it’s practical. We have needs that can’t be easily met by a traditional home life. A large plot of secluded land where we can train and exercise, excellent security, and the camaraderie of our pack, just to name a few. For us, pack = family, so it doesn’t feel strange to live in a group. Being alone feels strange.
As for school, our kids need to learn things that traditional schools don’t teach. If you can find me a school in town that offers Stalking With Stealth, I’ll certainly consider a transfer, though.

Recently, a new addition joined the household; I believe her name is Chandra. How do you feel about her joining the pack?
Chandra’s good people. She’s really nice to my son Ryan and she’s a strong addition to the pack. She’s also dead sexy.

Wait, does she read this blog? You know what, can you just delete that last part?

On to a more difficult question. Your mate Sara was murdered and the pack has yet to find the culprit. How has the loss of Sara affected you and your son?

I can’t sleep, I can’t think, I can hardly parent my son. The grief is heavy, every minute of every day. I’m stuck in it. It’s like quicksand, trying to suck me all the way down. The only reason I even fight it is because of Ryan. Then there’s the guilt. I can’t even look at myself in the mirror. What kind of mate am I that I allowed this to happen? That I haven’t found the man who took her from us and punished him yet?
*Sean sits back in his chair and folds his arms, leveling me with a chilling glare*
The key word there is YET.

Do you think you will ever be able to find that special bond you had with Sara with another wolf?
No. And I think we’re about done here. *curt nod*
Thanks for your time.

To find out more about Sean’s journey to salvation check out AWAKENING coming soon from Cobblestone Press

Book Blurb:

Sean Mulaney’s beloved mate Sara is dead and her killer’s trail has grown cold.

Eaten up by grief and guilt, it’s an effort just to get through the day. Now, after a year in mourning, his animal instincts have reawakened. As Sean struggles to control the need clawing at him, along comes Chandra and she wants more than just passion.

But if she refuses, she might blow her once chance to convince him that she can rock his world and fill the empty space in his heart. Will Sean let love in, only to risk having it taken away again?

Christine has two awesome giveaways – First is a copy of the first book in her Wolves of Pray series, PRAY. Become a follower of my blog (shameless, I know) and comment on this post and you're entered to win!

The second is a 10 page critique on your manuscript. To enter for the critique, become a follower of my blog (still shameless) and leave a comment with the best line from your current work in progress.

The winners will be chosen on Sunday, so please check back on Halloween to see if you’ve won one of these awesome prizes!


  1. He he am I allowed to win?
    Mel that was daring, he almost bit you!
    Chandra must be a whole lot of woman.
    Love the interview and I hope he comes back

  2. "If I told you…I’d have to eat you."
    Have you SEEN him!? You should BE so lucky. ;op

    Alright, he behaved better than I thought he would, so that's a relief! I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say about this hunk of mine.

    Joanna- Of COURSE you can win!

  3. All I have to say is YUM-YUM! Sean is my kinda wolf!

    Great interview Melissa. Thank Sean for his fans, wouldja?
    Super job Chris! I can't wait t get this book to-- Wait, today? Hot damn! Do I qualify for a 10-page crit? ;)
    Race ya for it Joanna!

  4. ACK! I'm so SORRY M-E-L-I-N-D-A!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hubby's client's wife is Melissa and I was thinking about talking to her today.

    So, great blog Meli!

  5. Hi ladies - thanks for stopping by!

    It's okay Lisa - I've been called much worse (by Christine!).

  6. Hi Melinda! Great interview. But, um, you're first instinct was to cover your throat? I would have been unzipping...well, never mind. ;)

    Sounds awesome Christine! Good luck and wishing you lots of sales with this one.


  7. Hi Murphy - thanks for stopping by!

    I must be the only chick on the planet who would be more concerned with dying!!!

  8. Hi Murphy and Lisa! Thanks for stopping by. I'm with you, Murph. Melinda is a chicken!

  9. HI Melinda,

    Great interview. Very novel approach to get into the head of a mc of a new novel.
    Christine's book looks really exciting.

    I want to become a follower, but I can't the link on your blog page.


  10. Hi again Melinda...

    Here is the line from my current ms. I had to include the previous sentence to it would maker more sense.
    A line from my Y/A realistic fantasy- Amber and the Whispering Willows.

    Elena moved closer to him and kissed him on the cheek. She gently kissed Amber, and then she was gone, as if an unexpected breeze swept her away.


    I still can't find your follower link ... I'll stop back later for join.


  11. Thanks for stopping by Michael! Great line!!!

    I added the follow widget to my page - sorry about that :-)

  12. Da,
    I found the link, sorry about that...


  13. Melinda B. Pierce - That was a fun way to conduct an interview! Christine's first book was a blast to read. Looking forward to her next.

    Sorry to break the rules, but I found these lines from my current story and thought they were funny enough to share.

    Jack from Maguire's Corner.
    Closing the door he found her laundered underwear hanging from a hook to dry. Impure thoughts of her wearing the tiny satin black garments were outdone only by the thought that she currently wasn’t wearing them under his borrowed t-shirt.

  14. Hi Melinda! Great interview and many happy sales to Christine...oh and stay away from Sean, he sounds scarily devoted! lol.

    hmmm line from a wip....hmmmm. I guess I get to be a rule-breaker too... From my YA SciFi The Box.

    The girl in the hovering doorway stood half obscured by the edge. She wore a oddly patterned tunic. His heart began to slow, it was highly unlikely monsters went in for Hello Kitty.

  15. Hi Heather and Leslie! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Great line Leslie and Heather! Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Yes - great lines! Thanks to everyone who submitted. We'll let you know by this evening who our lucky winners are.

  18. Envelope, please - And our winners are:

    10 page critique goes to Heather! Great line Heather! Thanks for all who have us lines to read.

    Copy of Pray goes to Michael!

    Congrats to both of you, and again thanks to all who stopped by.

    Winners send me an email at melindabpierce at gmail dot com and I will get you in touch with Christine. Happy Halloween everyone!

  19. Melinda - Thank you so much! That is terrific! I will send you an email.
    Great interview and contest.

  20. Happy Hallowe'en!!!! Yay Heather! And since I already have my copy of Pray, Yay Michael! Don't forget to get Sean's book asap! I got mine today!

    Great contest girls!