Karen Blake-Hall creates memorable personalities in her novels, short stories and novellas. Feisty Molly Jackson’s appealing strength kicks the romantic suspense novel genre up a notch in You Are Mine while ‘the scary guy’ in Your Number is Up imparts a delicious paranormal tinge to her short story in the Nefarious North anthology.
Today I am interviewing one of her most exciting characters yet, Hunter, from the short story Destiny in Villainous Vacations, A Collection of Crime Stories. Hunter is at a holiday celebration.
“Tell me why you went to the party?”
“Ted and I were in the forces together. He’d never get off my back if I didn’t show up, but the truth is I didn’t want to go. Never liked celebrating the holidays. Too much family drama.
“Your family has a lot of drama?”
‘No.” Shaking his head, he continued. “I don’t have a family. Right now I’m a lone wolf kind of guy.”
“What did you think of Destiny when you first met?”
“Wow. She smart, funny and great looking. She gets me. You know, on my most basic level. On a scale from one to ten she’s definitely a fifteen.”
“Do you believe in love at first sight?”
“I do now.”
“What do you like most about her?”
Hunter smiles, as he looks me in the eye. “She has an Irish Wolfhound. What’s not to like?”
“Describe her in one word?”
“I can do it in two words. My Destiny.”
“Now for our fast round of questions. Say the first word that comes into your head.”
“Fruit or Chocolate?”
“Coffee or Tea?”
“Go to the movies or watch TV?”
“Snuggle at home and watch TV or movies. Destiny and Barker the dog will love to do that.”
“Thanks for being here today Hunter.”
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Karen Blake-Hall bio
Karen’s sharp-bladed fiction cuts to the heart of the emotions driving her characters in desperate situations. When she’s not crafting thrilling romantic suspense stories, she can be found drinking tea with friends, crocheting or making jewelry.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, Crime Writers of Canada, and Writing Community of Durham Region.
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