Friday, April 20, 2012

Guardian Character Interview

His Impressive pedigree is apparent as he lowers himself gracefully into the plush antique chaise opposite me. His manner is polite, yet business like. Where some might feel nervous about being interviewed, he practically oozes confidence. 

I catch myself mid-sigh as he casually sweeps his long silky blond hair over his shoulder and shoots me a soft smile. The blurry pictures in the gossip rags simply don't do Gabriel Ward justice. 

EterniTeen Magazine: Gabriel, thank you for agreeing to this interview with the Eternal Times.

Gabe Ward: You're very welcome, but please call me Gabe.

EM: Oh yes, my apologies. So Gabe, lets start with an easy one...What made you decide to be a Guardian? Considering who your father is and the overwhelming success of your older sister, did you feel pressured into living up to the Ward family’s good name?

GW: Easy, huh?

 He chuckles. 

GW: Did I feel pressure to make something of myself? Of course. My parents are renowned for their power and status and my sister's skills are unparalleled. However I can honestly say that even if I had been born to a family of Messengers, I would have pursued Guardianship. It's just who I am. There is simply nothing like working to save a human life.

EM: So what is it about humans that you love so much? Why do you risk your life for theirs?

GW: That’s an easy one. As all angels know, humans are not gifted the way we were with power or flight. This leaves them virtually defenseless against the Enemy. That's where we must step in; to protect our fellow brothers and sisters from the evil they can't see or even begin to comprehend.

 EM: Yes but why did you specifically want to be a Guardian? Gabe pauses, contemplating this for a moment before turning his storm-grey eyes to me and answering.

 GW: Everyone has a true calling. I have always felt very protective towards human life. When it came time to decide my path, shipping off to the academy was pretty much a no-brainer.

 EM: I'm sure that the fact that your father was a member of the acquisitions commits didn't hurt your chances of getting in!

GW: Actually, I changed the name on my application. My alias was Larson Gray, if I recall correctly.

He smirks, the left corner of his mouth lifting slightly.

GW: I needed to know if I could get in on my merits as a potential Guardian. Not just as my father’s son. Actually, I though he was going to have a stroke when the deadline passed and he didn't have my application. But by that point I'd already received my acceptance letter.

EM: While we're still on this train of thought, what is your favorite thing about being a Guardian?

GW: There's a moment in each successful case, when you see for the first time since you've met your charge that there is finally a glimmer of hope in their eyes. That’s why I love to do this… It's such a breathtakingly beautiful moment. The intensity shining in his stormy eyes reflects his genuine passion for his duty. I'm about to continue with my next question when the study doors burst open.

In walks a tall man, neatly dressed in black pants and blue button down shirt. His clothes contrast almost comically with the filthy frilly apron he wears over top of his otherwise dressy attire. He's extremely good looking for a man of middle-age. 

Unfortunately, his pristine grooming and good looks fail to counterbalance the horrible hot reek that puffs in coiling grey clouds from the tray of charred cookies-at least I think they were cookies-that he deposits with a flourish onto the coffee table between Gabe and I. 

I try my best to mask my revulsion, looking to Gabe for an introduction that doesn't happen. 

Instead, the handsome youth glares up at the intruder, his posture snapping from relaxed to rigid in an instant.  

GW: Aiden, what do you think you’re doing?

Gabe’s eyes grow dark and his eyebrows furrow angrily as the older man turns to me with a friendly grin. 

Aiden: I heard that the Eternal Times was interviewing you today, Gabe, so I made some cookies. But if I’d known it was EterniTeen Magazine, I would have made my world-famous cupcakes instead!

Gabe’s glare turns to me and I flinch back under the intensity of his heated gaze. 

GW: Wait. EterniTeen Magazine? You’re from that bottom-feeding gossip rag?!

Aiden interrupts him with a smooth admonishment. 

A: Now Gabe, they aren’t all bad! I was their hunk of the year back in 327 B.C.!

 He leans down to look at my face more closely, and I am struck once again by his good looks and the awful burnt smell that clings to him like a cologne. 

A: Actually, you seem familiar…You were the reporter’s assistant back then! Lovely to see you again, my dear. It’s been a while!

GW: …Ya well, the last article they published on me was an exposé claiming I was a woman in disguise. Just because of my hair!

I scramble to my feet, nearly upsetting the tray in front of me--my cover is blown. I must retreat!

EM: Yes, well, I have to, um, go now.

I glance at Gabe, whose skin and eyes are beginning to glow bright, silvery white with power.

EM: I guess now would be a bad time to ask if you’re dating anyone?

I don’t stick around for an answer--my reporter’s instinct tells me to book it. I dash through the Ward’s huge, exquisite Georgetown mansion and out the heavy front door to my assistant’s waiting car. I slide into the passenger’s seat and smile to myself--this story is going to be even better than my exposé!

April 6 Guest blog
Mama Knows Books

April 8 Promo
Reader Girls

April 9 Interview and review
- Shera (Book Whispers)

April 12 Promo
the guardian of the crossroads

April 16 Promo Stop, review
The Readers Round Table Young and the Restless

April 20 Promo
Roxanne’s Realm

April 23 Guest blog
The Fairytale Nerd

April 23 Guest blog
This Author's Life

April 24 Guest blog

April 25 Promo
Chapter by Chapter

April 26 Guest Post
Ink Spots and Roses,

April 26 Promo and review

April 27 Review and Interview
Behind A Million and One Pages

April 28 Interview and review
Fictional Candy

April 29 Guest Blog
Fang-tastic Books

April 30 review and guest blog
Beverly @ The Wormhole


The first book in the trilogy
Guardian, Thief, Human
By S.B. Rodgers

Paranormal YA


It’s been almost a year since Abby Shepard’s once-perfect life crumbled into little more than a nightmare. Dumped, bullied and abused, the seventeen-year-old has all but given up hope. Little does she know that her father died protecting a family secret; a secret that has the forces of good and evil battling to claim the power lurking just beneath her skin.

About the Author:

S.B. Rodgers is a pen name that stands for Sara & Becky Rodgers. Becky argued extensively that in the name of humour, the letters should be listed alphabetically, but lost out to her arch nemesis common sense.

Sara and Becky met at the young ages of twenty-two months and zero days, thrust into each other’s lives by fate and situations beyond either of their control. They are sisters, frenemies and most importantly co-authors. It’s theorised that they were identical twin in a past life…not really but it’d be pretty cool. Their parents taught them that a person’s imagination is a precious gift and stories should be cherished. As a team the siblings bring very different skills to the table, each one’s strength perfectly complimenting the others weakness. They try not to take themselves very seriously and strive to look for the humour in life. Their partnership is one of extreme love and respect for each other, both as family and literary artists.

Sara is the younger of the two. She lives with one cat, five dolls and her potato head man collection in an orange room. Regrettably she is not Spiderman or Batman, but she is a card holding Pokémon master and that’s good enough for now. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She collects graphic novels and manga as well as all things written by the fantastic Neil Gaiman. When she is not reading or writing she is needle felting and posting her work on her popu-lish tumblr account: The Land of Fluff and Needles.

Becky is the classic girly-girl. Her blond hair and pink nails served as the perfect camouflage during school years were teachers undoubtedly took her day dreaming for air-headedness. To the contrary, she spent that time drifting in and out of imaginary worlds filled with fantastical creatures and memorable characters. Today she divides her time between working with animals as a certified pet stylist and typing away at new manuscripts. Among other things she describes herself as a Gleek, sci-fi nerd, smustle expert extraordinaire and above all she just “wants to believe.” She lives with her two German Shepherds-Abby and Odin-and is driven by delusions of grandeur.




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S.B. Rodgers said...

Thank you so much for hosting and for all that you are doing for this tour! HUGZ! :) S.B. Rodgers