January 22, 2014

Character Interview: Bryce Tarunson from Cloak and Dagger @katehillromance #RLFblog

Cloak and Dagger 
Genre M/M Erotic Vampire Romance
Author Saloni Quinby
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When police detective Bryce Tarunson arrests a man who's identical to his lover from two thousand years ago, he's pulled closer to the vampiric master he hates.
Vampire hunter Shane will do anything -- including tempt a vampire -- to rescue his brother who has fallen into enemy hands. He doesn't believe he's capable of falling for the object of his seduction, until he meets Bryce.
The bond between Bryce and Shane forces them into a battle that might end in the destruction of the Weapons of Redemption.

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Interview with Bryce Tarunson

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
My life and my lover, Ronan, back. Or at least that's what I've wanted for two thousand years. Shane has changed my outlook, though. I guess most of all I want revenge on Tarun, the monster who made me.
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
It's complicated, but what isn't, right? Maybe the Ronan part isn't so complicated. He's been dead for about two thousand years. My friends and I have been trying for revenge against Tarun, but he's elusive. In the meantime, we dedicate ourselves to helping those who are victims, like we used to be.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I'll lose to Tarun again, that somehow no matter how hard I've fought he'll still overpower me.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Shane allowed me to love again after two thousand years. Ronan was my lover in my mortal life and when Shane and I first met, he was so much like Ronan it was both painful and wonderful. I don't know for sure if he's Ronan's reincarnation and it doesn't matter. He's the man I love and we've been through a lot together in a short time.
What would that person say about you?
I'd like to think he'd say that I proved to him not all vampires are evil. He'd say he loves me. I know he does.
What is your family like?
Brayden, Ansley, Rule and Guy are my family. They're my brothers. We weren't born to the same mortal family, but we were changed by Tarun. We've depended on each other, fought with each other and cared about each other. We've shared good times and endured rough times together. We're vampires, but I guess you could say that in a lot of ways we're a pretty average family.
What special skills do you rely on?
Gut instinct. Mind control is a powerful thing and I learned a lot about it from Tarun, but in the end I believe you have to go with your instincts.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Wow. Tarun. He's also the person I want to show up. Go figure.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
I'm happy to be with Shane, but we're still in danger. Shane's brother is still in Tarun's clutches. Even worse, I lost a brother--or it seemed that way. He might be out there. If he is, we need to find him, so I won't be completely satisfied until we find out exactly what happened to Ansley.

About You: Questions for the writer.

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
I write characters I love, because if I don't like them, I can't expect anyone else to.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
It made me happy to give Bryce some peace and happiness with Shane, but it made me sad that he had to lose Ronan. Even I'm not entirely sure if Shane is Ronan reincarnated, but I do know that Bryce was finally able to find love again and I enjoyed exploring everything that brought him to it.
Why do you write?
I can't imagine not writing. Writing is so many things to me--an outlet, a lifestyle, and an intimate form of expression.
What do you want to write next?
Right now I'm working on two science fiction romances.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
I truly wanted to write about Tarun and Adrian. It was so much fun to give them their own story in Fangs and Floggers. I love villains and antiheroes, so I really wanted to let Tarun tell his side of the story. From his vampiric sons' point of view, he's a monster, but like them he has a dark past and his own reasons for his actions.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for your support. I hope you enjoy the stories!

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