July 25, 2013

Character Interview: Shane from Desire Unleashed @Layne_Macadam #RLFblog

Desire Unleashed 
Layne Macadam, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Shane Jackson aka Ice, from the book, Desire Unleashed.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Cover artist: Lyn A Taylor
Length: 105K words
Heat rating: Spicy Hot
Tagline: Find out what happens when a career-driven, cocky Navy SEAL meets an old-fashioned good girl looking for love in all the wrong places. Intrigue, kidnapping, and danger await you in this explosive tale of desire unleashed.
When schoolteacher Kathy Bellamy moved from Louisiana to Coronado, she didn't expect her secret dream, or her worst nightmare, to become a reality.
Confirmed bachelor and relationship cynic, Shane Jackson has no room in his life for a permanent woman. Temporary liaisons are all he is up for. Cocky and self-assured, he believes he can pick a like-minded player at a glance. So when he discovers Kathy is the complete antithesis of what he believed her to be, he is thrown into a tailspin. Before long, and way out of his comfort zone, he finds himself knee deep in a relationship he can't quite seem to end.
Kathy longs for a fairytale romance, an old-fashioned girl saving herself for the right guy. But, after one date with Navy SEAL Shane Jackson, she trashes her values and willingly tumbles into the sack without a thought for the consequences. Now, Kathy's love life will soon become the catalyst of a nightmare. When she throws caution to the wind and acts out of character, her actions are seen as a betrayal by her stalker, a betrayal that demands retribution in blood. Abducted at knifepoint and taken to a secret location, it's up to Shane, the ultimate predator, to find and rescue her before it's too late!
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
The main characters are Shane *Ice* Jackson, he's a Navy SEAL and is 34 years old. Kathy Bellamy is 24, and she is a first grade teacher. Kathy has moved from Louisiana to Coronado and that is where Shane and Kathy meet.

Interview with Shane Jackson

Tell us about yourself.
Up until recently I was a Navy SEAL, that's where I got the name Ice, but after getting wounded in Cambodia, I was medically retired from fieldwork. Now I co-own a private security business with my old SEAL team. The guys and me will take on any job *grins* as long as it's legal.
Tell us about Kathy Bellamy.
What can I say? The moment I laid eyes on her I was smitten. My wife is one of those rare creatures who is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. She's feisty when the situation calls for it, and she's as sexy as hell! She opened my eyes and made me see there was more to life than work, and she taught me to trust again. I adore her.
What do you think is your strongest point?
Loyalty. I will hang in there till the end, no matter what, and I will fight for what I believe in.
What would Kathy say is your strongest point?
Well, I think she would probably say my stamina. LOL! Nah, seriously, she calls me her rock. It's funny hearing her say that because I have always thought of her as my rock, my anchor.
What was it like where you grew up?
I had a rough childhood. I don't talk about it much, but my mother's parents disowned her when they learned I was on the way. Long story short, she ended up on the street and died young. I was in and out of foster care until I was about fourteen when a Marine and his wife took me in and turned my life around. They were amazing and kind, and I will always be grateful for their love and support.
What do you wish was different about your life?
My life is perfect now, but if I could change one thing it would be that I discovered the identity of Kathy's stalker before he got to her. I give thanks every day that Frosty, and I arrived when we did, thirty minutes later and we would have been too late. Only for Frosty, I would have finished that sucker when I had the chance.

About the Author

I live with my husband, two dogs and a cat on the beautiful east coast of Australia. I have a full-time job with a degree in history. I've always been an avid reader, and I love a happy ending, so writing romance seemed a natural progression for me. But as I sat at my computer staring at a blank screen it all seemed rather daunting. Once I started tapping on the keys though, the words kept flowing and before I knew it I had written my first book.
Layne Macadam 
I write contemporary romance and sci-fi. I am currently working on Desire Denied book 2 in the Desire Series. I have ideas for an historical romance in the future, and with thoughts of a wolf shifter germinating in my head a paranormal romance is not outside the realms of possibility either.
When I'm not writing you might find me in the kitchen creating culinary delights, but of course some dishes work out better than others!
I guess my love of history has fueled my other passion which is travel. I have been fortunate enough to have seen lots of this wonderful world we live in and on my web page you can share some of my experiences and pictures.

Books Coming Soon

Desire Denied, Book 2 in the Desire Series


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  1. Just dropping by to say Hi and that I enjoyed the character interview.

    1. Thanks for being here, Tif! (Love your name)

  2. Thanks Tif for dropping by, so glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Good morning Layne? Are we ready to rock this thing? :)

    2. We sure are Kayelle. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  3. Great interview, Layne!

    1. Yo, Kimber. :) Nice to see you today.

    2. Thanks Kimber glad you enjoyed it.

  4. I like Chardonnay too :-) I want ICE! Okay, so Kate might have to share him...

  5. LOL Maggie. ICE is hot but alas taken! However there are three other SEALs just ripe for the picking!!

  6. Loyalty is definitely an attractive strong point, never mind a man who adores his woman.

  7. Couldn't agree more Allie, thanks for dropping by!


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