January 4, 2014

Character Sketch: Sam Samuels - Protective Instincts @mmarvelab #RLFblog #suspense

Protective Instincts 
Protective Instincts
Author: Mary Marvella
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) PG13
They met because he had premonitions and she was in peril. But you will never believe why they fell in love. Paranormal romance at its best.
After mourning the loss of her husband, Brit Roberts manages to pick up her life as a teacher for a rural Georgia High school. Things are fine until anonymous phone calls turn creepy and her life is endangered. It's not until Sam Samuels, shows up to check on her that she finds a little peace, if not a slight attraction to the handsome yet meddling security specialist.
Sam Samuels isn't just the father of one of Ms. Robert's students, he's a man with premonitions so strong, they make him ill. So when he meets his son's teacher and pain kicks in, he knows something's awry but can't put his finger on it until he interrupts an attempt to kill the teacher. Sam makes it his personal goal to protect her, only he didn't count on falling for her.
Someone wants Brit, and now Sam, dead too. Could the death of her ex husband be part of the reason? Can Brit and Sam navigate a relationship despite both of their headstrong natures?
About the Book
They met because he had premonitions and she was in peril. But you will never believe why they fell in love. Paranormal romance at its best.
After mourning the loss of her husband, Brit Roberts manages to pick up her life as a teacher for a rural Georgia High school. Things are fine until anonymous phone calls turn creepy and her life is endangered. It's not until Sam Samuels, shows up to check on her that she finds a little peace, if not a slight attraction to the handsome yet meddling security specialist.
Sam Samuels isn't just the father of one of Ms. Robert's students, he's a man with premonitions so strong, they make him ill. So when he meets his son's teacher and pain kicks in, he knows something's awry but can't put his finger on it until he interrupts an attempt to kill the teacher. Sam makes it his personal goal to protect her, only he didn't count on falling for her.
Someone wants Brit, and now Sam, dead too. Could the death of her ex husband be part of the reason? Can Brit and Sam navigate a relationship despite both of their headstrong natures?
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About the Character

Name: John Samson Samuels (Sam, please)
Age: 38
Gender: male
Birthplace: Florence, Georgia
Profession: He owns a security systems company
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian.
Sam is tall, broad shouldered. He has thick black hair and piercing green eyes.
Who is the significant other in your character's life (hero/heroine)?
The heroine is Brittany Marie Simpson Roberts, 33 and a teacher.
If you could only hear this character's voice (but not see him) what characteristic would identify him?
Sam's baritone voice suggests strength and confidence. All true!
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Sam has a college degree from University of Georgia. He played football for them.
Are any of his/her skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
Sam has premonitions when bad things are likely to happen. He can't ignore them, but he won't discuss them. He doesn't see visions or hear voices, he just has physical pain and the knowledge that a certain person is in danger. His premonitions have never been false alarms.
What is your character's family like?
Sam has two brothers and a sister. They are close. His mama gave each child a Biblical name. Sam's are Samson and John. He goes by Sam!
Is he close to family?
Sam still works on his daddy's farm and calls on his mama when he needs someone to watch over the heroine when --- You didn't think I would give away part of the plot, did you?
Does he have children?
He has a son, one of Brit's students.
Is your character involved in his/her community?
He installs a security system in his son's school at a low price, just as he did several churches. He attended all of his son's sporting events.
How does your character handle challenges?
He meets challenges head-on!

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Mary had no choice. I pestered her until she gave in and started writing
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She did blab about my premonitions, but i guess she had to.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her head. She's been telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened to me instead of making up a story.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
Mary needs to write a book about my baby sister Esther. She's a pistol and a strong southern woman.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Mary has a book about my brother she needs to send out again or publish it herself. My brother is a great guy who saves lives. He's an undercover cop. It's a good story, too!
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Thanks, Mary, for finding us a publisher. I was leery when you sent my story to a publisher specializing in erotica. I never thought about my story and Brit's as erotic fiction, though we have a VERY erotic relationship!

Author Bio

Mary has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She made up stories for the other children and created the details for their "play like" or "let's pretend" games. Sometimes the details were so real they scared Mary.
Mary was born in Augusta, Georgia to two eighteen-year olds. Her daddy, a young Mississippi man, was stationed at Camp Gordon and fell in love with a young girl selling flowers.
Mary graduated from Mercer University where her mama worked in the library. Her mama started working there when Mary's daddy went to college to become a preacher and a teacher. Mary taught language arts for 15 years, perfect for her BA in English. Her M.Ed in Counseling served her well during her years as a school counselor and as a teacher later.
Now she tutors, teaches writers, and edits. Her inner English teacher loves the editing part. Mary helped her husband photograph hundreds of weddings. Her daughter is her cover artist now. Danielle was raised in the photography business. She doesn't read Mary's books. Something about TMI.

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18 comments:

  1. Good Saturday morning. Good God, it's cold in Suwanee, GA!

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  2. Mary, it's colder in Wisconsin. lol Your book sounds great!

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    1. Thanks, Edie! Better you than me! There is a reason I don't live north of Georgia!

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  3. Hey Mary. I love the intimacy aspect of your post. The character are vivid and brought to life through during the interview. And, I must say that I love this novel. I can relate to the characters and feel their compassion. I championed their success the entire story.

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  4. Hey Mary. I love the intimacy aspect of your post. The character are vivid and brought to life through during the interview. And, I must say that I love this novel. I can relate to the characters and feel their compassion. I championed their success the entire story.

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    1. Thanks, Pam! You know these people almost as well as I do!

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  5. Wow! The story sounds great, Mary! I'm getting my copy as soon as I'm done writing this. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Patricia, thanks for stopping by! Don't read this one late at night if you are alone. I hope you love it!

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  6. I have this one on my Kindle. Can't wait to read it!! WTG, Mary.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I hope you enjoy it and that it isn't too tame for you!

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  7. What a fun concept -- interviews about both character and author. And a great story, for sure. Go, Mary!

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    1. Barbara, the interview is Kayelle's idea and the questions are hers.

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  8. This one looks right up my alley!!

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  9. I love football players almost as much as I love paranormal!

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    1. Sam's a cool, good dad, former athlete, protective guy!

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  10. Hi Mary,

    Sounds like this one is a winner! I have a paranormal mystery coming out later this year, so I am finding myself noticing when someone else is also writing the same kind of story.

    Wishing you well with this and all your other works! Blessings for the new year.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! Blessings and prosperity to you too!

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