Hey cyber surfers, it’s Tuesday! Which means it’s time for another installment of What a Character where we hear from a new and diverse character every week. This week’s victim comes to us courtesy of the talented Dani Lyn Alexander. Welcome Shay McKeon, the heroine from Trust and Betrayal, a paranormal romance.
I do love paranormal romance. In fact, my first book, Gift of the Realm, falls into this category…but I digress. Ahem. So, Shay, I’m so happy you’re here. Love that cover by the way. Please, in Twitter fashion, tell us about your story in 140 characters or less.
Shay: I’m beaten, left for dead, and Mason takes me to the Realm of Light where I become a Guardian. Together we must try and save my daughter.
Mac: Wow! Sounds like you’ve got a lot on your plate. What do you consider your biggest strength?
Shay: My love for my children helps me to stay strong enough to do what I have to do.
Mac: Yeah, kids can bring out the best in us. And your biggest weakness?
Shay: I get too emotional when it comes to my children being in danger. With our telepathic bond my fears disturb the whole team.
Mac: I can imagine, but hey, telepathic bond? What a great skill to have. The romance genre is often heavy with heartbreaking conflict but what makes you laugh?
Shay: Murfy, my enormous, male Bernese Mountain Dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog.
Mac: Okay, I’m toast. I can’t resist a story with a dog and a WIP I’m working on includes a border collie-jack russell mix named… Murphy! Be right back. I have to go buy a book. While, I’m gone, what was the toughest aspect of your story for you and Dani Lyn to work through?
Shay: My story has a lot of characters, many of them twins. Keeping track of where they all are and what they’re all doing can be difficult.
Mac: Back, and my kindle is sizzling. Love that buy button at Amazon. Don’t you? Wait, twins? Okay, this is getting a little freaky. Did I mention my Murphy’s WIP has twins? Hmmm. Can you give us a short excerpt from your favorite scene in the story? And tell us why it’s your favorite.
Shay left the kitchen with Murfy on her heels. As they passed the living room, Murfy stopped short, a low warning growl emanating from deep in his throat. The familiar sense of unease crept over her. She studied the room carefully. Everything seemed to be in place. Yet the longer she stood observing the room, the more distorted it appeared. Everything was shimmering, hazy. When the first shadow appeared, she gasped. A male form moved across the room. She froze, unable to move, and watched him. She didn’t feel threatened in any way; he made no move toward her, and she was once again able to take a breath as he paced across the luxurious rug. He was insubstantial—just a silhouette outlined by the rays of the morning sun.
Shay: This scene comes just before everything goes crazy, one of my last peaceful moments.
Mac: It does seem as though things are about to get a little sticky. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and before you go, do you have a question for visitors.
Shay: As Guardians, Mason and I share a telepathic bond. We are able to experience all of each other’s feelings, both physically and emotionally. Would you want to share such a bond with your partner?
Mac: Hmmm Now that I think it through … LOL I’ll leave it up to others to answer that. And hey, folks. You can find out more about Dani Lyn and all her stories at the links below.