Ever wonder what the characters from your favorite books do in between the scenes playing out on the pages of the book? They play around in the imagination of the author and fans. Jami M Brumfield decided to sit down with the characters from Lone Wolf Rising and find out what is important to them. This interview is with Rebecca Elizabeth Matthews Winters.
“Okay, let’s get this over with.” Rebecca entered the room with an impatient glare. “I have quite a few more things to do on my task list today.” She stood with her hands crossed over her chest.
Jami looked up from her desk and couldn’t help but grin a little at Rebecca’s irritation. “Well, I know you’re busy. Please have a seat.”
Rebecca stayed in her position across the room, glancing around, most likely searching for escape points. “I’d rather stand thank you.”
Jami picked up her notebook and pen and stood up, putting her on the same level as the dangerous teen in her office. “Okay,” she made her way over to Rebecca’s side of the room and sat down on the comfy couch only a few feet from Rebecca. “Let’s get started.” She poised her pen on the notebook and asked, “so lets start with asking what it is like being a werewolf.”
Rebecca rubbed her hand and Jami noticed the faint outline of a tattoo on her hand. It disappeared as fast as she noticed it. Rebecca narrowed her sapphire blue eyes, “you know what happens if you reveal our secret to the humans right?”
“Yes, and I will remind you this interview is simply a follow up written for the fans of Lone Wolf Rising.” Jami leaned forward and whispered, “they already know your secret.”
Rebecca breathed a sigh and sat down next to Jami on the couch. “Good because I’m not sure if you noticed but I have a lot of pressures on me at the moment and becoming a traitor of the supernatural world is not something I can add to my plate.”
Jami just sat there silently with a grin and a nod. Silence is golden in interviews, or was that sales? She wasn’t sure but decided to go with it.
“Being a werewolf is okay, I guess. I mean you have the painful transformation once or twice a month, but it gets easier.” Rebecca smiled. “Or at least you fool yourself into believing it gets better.” Rebecca examined her unpainted, torn fingernails. “The hard part is having your wolf constantly second guessing everything you do. It is like a war zone in my head sometimes.”
“I can imagine.”
“Can you? Really?”
“Sure. You think I couldn’t hear you when I created your story?” Jami asked.
“Yeah? Sorry, not the same thing. I didn’t constantly tell you everything you did was wrong.”
Jami laughed uncomfortably, “I’m sure she has calmed down a little.”
Rebecca’s sapphire eyes turned violet. “You have no idea.”
“Rebecca this was our interview, not the wolf’s.” Jami said pointedly, trying to get things back on track.
“She likes to be called Siren.” Rebecca’s eyes converted back to sapphire and Jami released the breath she didn’t know she was holding. Rebecca’s temper could flare that fast and she knew all too well what could happen when she got upset. The girl was crazy strong and if pushed too far; fangs, claws and hair would make an appearance. Jami didn’t want that mess in her office.
“Siren, got it!” Jami wrote down a quick note for book two. She cleared her throat, “so you’ve discussed the downsides to being a werewolf, are there any good sides?”
“I used to think the super human strength, enhanced senses, and speed were great benefits but they did little to help me keep my family safe so now, I don’t know.”
“What about being an alpha? That has to have some perks.”
“If you can call the added responsibility, the political games, and the idea of offering someone a bite that could kill them or give them a new life perks, then sure.”
“What about the handsome suitors you have falling over each other to win your heart?”
“Lucky is engaged to someone else and Gabe wants a commitment for life. So if you think having those two gorgeous men falling over me is a perk then you are sadly mistaken. In fact, I feel terribly guilty for the problems I bring to their lives.” The silver circle tattoo on Rebecca’s neck seemed to sparkle.
“It’s not all that bad, Becca.” Jami put the pen and paper down.
“Oh no? You did a great job of creating a page turner for the readers but that means my life has been turned upside down for the majority of the book. It would be nice to have something good happen once and a while.” She crossed her arms over her chest again.
“You have forgotten your desire for to avenge your parents’ death.” Jami started ticking off good points with her fingers. “You have realigned the rogue wolves and given them a home. You have the undying love of your mate. Your family now knows a secret that has been kept from them for ten years. You protected your brother from drugs.”
“And what about my sister?”
Jami couldn’t respond to that question. It was a horrible thing that happened to Savvy but it was necessary.
Rebecca jumped up from the couch and placed her hands on her hips. “Did you have to let my sister face that ordeal?”
Jami simply shook her head. “Things happen for a reason.”
“This interview is over.” She started heading towards the door. “Oh and thanks for all the wonderful things you gave us.” She said sarcastically as she slammed the door behind her and disappeared.
Jami stared around her empty room. “Well you think you’ve seen challenges so far? Wait until book two.”
Get book one Lone Wolf Rising on Amazon here.