Thursday, August 27, 2020

Character Interview with the Pirate Quinn O’Connor from Caught by Kimberley Cale #fantasy #mermaids #pirates

What is your full name? 

Me full name’s Quentin T O’Connor but you can call me Quinn

What does the T stand for? 

True ‘o course 

What is your occupation? 


What does your voice sound like? 

I’m Irish through and through so I’m sure ye can hear me accent I’ve the sweetest voice ye’ll ever hear unless ye wrong me then mine is the last voice ye’ll will ever hear.

Oookay moving on. Do you have a motto? If so, what is it?

Me motto is lie, lie, lie and if ye get caught lie some more. Hey what’s that yer doing on your paper? 
Scratching out the next question. 

Don’t worry luv ye can ask me anything

Really? On what occasions do you lie?

Lie? Why I would never.

Riiight. Do you have any physical traits that stand out (such as scars, birthmarks, tattoos, etc.)? If you have scars, how did you get them? If you have tattoos, why did you get them and what meaning do they have to you? 

Tats Aye I’ve a few I also have a nasty scar on me elbow. I was only a young lad when I got it
How did you get it?: I was out at night on me own when ten no there must have been twenty full grown men-

No how did you really get the scar?

Well- sheepish expression- I may have slipped and fell as a lad while I was swabbing the deck. 
Do you have a criminal record?: Well now you only get a record darlin’ if you get caught and the one time I did get caught wasn’t for a crime I had not actually committed.

What are your views on sex?

I’m definitely for it.

Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

Ha, ha, ha, ha yer a funny one… oh wait ye were serious? I might have believed in that at one time but I’ve grown up since then. True love and soulmates are just myths luv like mermaids and unicorns. They’re not real.

Do you have any prejudices? If so, what are they and why do you have those specific prejudices?

I have nothing against women I just know not to trust them present company excluded of course.
Of course but I never mentioned women I just asked-

Fine fine I’d love to stay for more of yer questions but I’ve got ta get back to me ship. I’m taking her out for the first time as Captain. Just a short trip I’ll be back before ye know I’m gone.  

Sea Temptress Series
Book One
Kimberley Cale

Genre: Fantasy romance
ISBN: 978-1-7772821-0-3
Number of pages: 155
Word Count: 58127

Cover Artist: Sharko Studios cover model Taylor Walker

Tagline: She was just supposed to be a myth. He was just supposed to be a stupid pirate. Who knew?

Book Description: 

A vengeful pirate…

Ruthless pirate captain Quinn O’Connor is bent on getting revenge on the creatures who wrecked his ship and killed his crew. When he claims their leader as his captive, he doesn’t expect the scorching consequences that come with being stranded with her on a mysterious island.

A beautiful sea temptress…

Lorelei, a daughter of Poseidon, is willing to bargain with the dangerous pirate who captured her in order to save the ones she loves. He believes the worst of her and her kind, and when he drags her onto dry land, turning her beautiful tail into a pair of unsteady legs, she’s not sure if she’ll be able to return home—and soon she starts to wonder if she really wants to.

Magic and mayhem bring them together…

With each smoldering kiss, each heated touch, their desire blazes higher. Can they overcome misunderstandings and monstrous enemies seeking to tear them apart? Will a mermaid challenge her fate for the love of a pirate? Will the vengeful pirate give up his revenge and take on a god to save his mermaid?

Excerpt One for Caught

He’d make her pay. He vowed it. Quinn sat with his unconscious prey in the only remaining rowboat. With red-rimmed eyes, he watched as his ship, his pride and joy, The Mayhem, was consumed by fire. Yellow and orange flames blazed, creating a distorted tale of fiery devastation on the dark waters, while billowing black smoke overshadowed the star-studded sky above.
He would not look away, not from the sweltering heat of the flames, nor from the acrid stench of burning oiled wood and sail. Not even the vile smell of human flesh set afire could make him avert his gaze. He wanted to imprint this sight into his brain, so when he was ready to punish the murderous little creature he had captured and plucked from the sea, he would not falter. He would remember and take measure for measure.
He stared at her now, and hatred raged in his heart. Her face, so deceptively innocent, did not fool him. Relentlessly, he rowed towards the little island not far off while his thoughts churned on the treachery of women.
Having once been played the fool by a pretty face in his checkered past, he’d learnt a thing or two about women and their self-serving ways. He’d almost paid the price by getting leg shackled to one until he’d discovered the true extent of her devious nature.
Fortunately, he’d found her out before she’d been able to cause too much damage.
The one taking up space in his rowboat had scuttled his ship and succeeded in sending his crew on a one-way journey to Davy Jones’s Locker.
It gutted him to think of their lifeless bodies drifting down into a watery grave while their murderer sat across from him, alive and well.
Quinn collapsed back into the bow of the rowboat. His weary mind drifted back to before the mermaid had invaded his life. Memories took on a dreamlike quality, taking him back to just before this nightmare started, as if the events were occurring for the first time.

About the Author:

Kimberley Cale writes fantasy romance and is the author of the Sea Temptress Series and the epic Tales of Terraron. She has been a reading addict for as long as she can remember. While she enjoys reading anything and everything from historical, paranormal to contemporary novels, she has found her passion bringing her feisty heroines together with their bad boy heroes and adding a spark of magic to create fantastic page turning romance.

After visiting over half of the United States, Mexico, The Dominican, Europe and parts of Canada, she can honestly say the experience has broadened her perspective on other cultures and enlivened her already overactive imagination.
Her family will tell you that from the time she was a child she has rarely been without a journal in hand building worlds for her characters to live in and exciting obsoletes for them to overcome.

With a few college and online writing courses under her belt, Kimberley is constantly learning how to improve her writing craft online, While she worked for an insurance company, part of her job involved writing letters to claimants. These were sad tales that should have started with sorry for your loss. Later she worked in the safety industry and wrote many a safety manual for different companies. Unfortunately not one manual included an ounce of romance in it. Finally after years of research, which involved reading a great variety of romance novels well into the night, she decided to pursue her writing passion.

Kimberley’s other loves besides her awesome family include, trying unsuccessfully to keep the weeds out of her garden. So far verbal threats and hand gestures haven’t worked; still it’s a war she intends to win. She’s also obsessed with a streaming cup of hot chocolate; well chocolate of any kind really, there’s been talk amongst family and friends about an intervention. When she’s not writing you will find her snuggled next to her hubby searching Netflix for the latest epic movies.

More than anything else she loves hearing from her readers and makes it a priority to respond to any and all who are willing to take the time to send her a line.

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marisela zuniga said...

fun interview, thanks for sharing