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Blood Awakening by Jamie Manning: Character Interview and Giveaway!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ava’s life went from bad to worse the night Chance became a vampire.

He won’t have anything to do with her. Ava understands why—because he blames her—but it doesn’t mean she likes it.

And it doesn’t help that she’s starting to feel something for Erik, the boy who once wanted her dead. Especially when Chance decides that he does still love her, and wants her to be with him for eternity.

Now she has a choice: Humanity…or forever as a vampire with Chance. 

But Ava wants nothing more than to be human again. At least, she thought that was all she wanted. 

Thankfully her best friend Kayla has a plan to distract Ava from her boy troubles, and they go in search of Kayla’s missing dad. A great idea, but one that brings Sebastian back into Ava’s life. Along with another, more sinister former member of his coven. 

Sebastian and Zyris face off against Ava and her friends, resulting in Ava making yet another choice that changes the course of everyone’s lives, and leaves her wondering if being human again is really worth losing everything.

Goodreads Summary

Q&A with Jamie Manning

1.  Describe your feelings towards Chance and Erik so we get a little background.

This is a really tough question, because I do feel something for both of them. When Chance saved me, I had nothing, no one. He was there for me when no one else was. I loved him for that. I still do. And now, with all that’s going on between us, Erik is the one who has stepped into that role. He’s been there when I’ve needed someone. And that’s after I basically got his sister killed, so I don’t understand why. But I’m glad he is. So…yeah, I guess I could say I love him, too. But it’s different, somehow. Ugh.

2. Why does Chance blame you for his vampirism?

Because it’s totally my fault. If he hadn’t dug me up, none of this would’ve ever happened. Oh, he’ll say different if you asked him, that even if I wasn’t around, he still would’ve come across Sebastian and his gang of crazies, but I don’t think so. I know it’s my fault. I feel it. And I get why he blames me, because I blame myself, too.

3. What would you say are Chance's and Erik's best characteristics, respectively?

Wow. I’ve had chemistry exams easier than this. *ponders* Okay, so Chance’s best characteristic (besides his looks, lol) is that he’s always putting others’ needs before his. Even though we’re kinda sorta not getting along right now, I know, deep down, he would do anything for me. That’s just his nature. With Erik, um, not so much. :) Okay, so yeah, I think he’d kinda do anything for me, too, but Erik is more spontaneous and uninhibited. He’s the kind of guy who’d jump off a cliff if you dared him, you know? I think that’s probably his best characteristic, that he isn’t afraid to do anything. 

4. How do you feel about vampirism?

It. Totally. Sucks. Okay, so I get the “cool” aspect that some weirdos out there find in being a vampire (honestly, people, it’s torture). The whole “living forever, super strength” thing sounds kinda fun. But having to drink blood to stay alive? Yeah, that part really stinks.

5. What other stressors are going on for you right now?

You mean other than the fact that I’m a blood-sucking monster who has God knows how many vampires after me, not to mention the boy that I love won’t speak to me and the other boy that I think I love is mad at me right now? Um, not much.

6. In a perfect world, what would your ending be?

I’d be human. Easy, right?

7. If you could switch lives with another character who would it be and why?

If there’s a book out there where the girl spends her days reading books and loving the guy she loves with absolutely zero trouble, then that’s who I’d wanna switch lives with. ‘Cause all this drama really bites.

8. Are you a chocolate or vanilla person?

Um, I honestly don’t know. Or I should say, I don’t remember. I can’t really remember anything about my life before waking up half-vampire, and I haven’t really had the chance to sit back with a nice big bowl of ice cream. But I think I’d probably say chocolate. :)

9. Cupcake or cake?

Same thing here, but I do know that cupcakes are portable, and since I’m always going somewhere, I choose cupcakes!

10. Mountains or Beach?

I’ve never been to the beach (or at least I don’t remember going to the beach), so I’m gonna pick mountains. I totally picture me and…um…someone curled up in front of a fire with snow-covered mountains outside the window. :)

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Fun interview questions