August 11, 2014

Character Interview: Michael from Eternal Life @authorvsnelson #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance

Eternal Life 

About the Book

Title: Eternal Life, Sekhmet's Guardians - Book 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Name: V.S. Nelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Something is happening to Michael, the Guardian's physician. Every time he is in the same vicinity of a certain female coma patient he looses himself to her vortex. Determined he will pull her back to the here and now, Michael enters her imaginary world without his immortal abilities with hopes of saving her and her daughter.
Sam (Samantha) Waters, one of CNN's top investigative reports has lost everything; first her husband now her daughter… or so she believes.
No longer can she face the hardships she's endured in this world, she buries herself in her subconscious, taking Michael right along with her.
Will Michael be able to convince Sam she has more to live for than she knows?
Will she believe him when he tells her, her daughter still lives? And if she believes him, will he be able save her daughter from the deadly AIDS virus which plagues her tiny little body?

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Interview with Michael

Tell us about yourself, please.
What's to tell? I'm a physician. Trained and studied at such prestigious places as Harvard, John Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic. I'm proficient in traditional medicine in some unorthodox methods my colleges might view unethical. These include a variety of hands-on healing methods the ancients practiced.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
The end to the age old war my brethren and I have been fighting for close to 6,000 years. Although they, my brothers in arms, look forward to returning to Tuat some day, I am very content to live out the remainder of my life in the modern age. I've grown accustomed to the luxuries our culture provides and can no longer see myself riding on a chariot or walking to my destinations. Air travel and computer technology is great – at least where I am concerned.
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?
I'm accustomed to utilizing all of my immortal abilities when I am unfamiliar territory. Sadly, I am unable to use my special talents when I am around Samantha (Sam) Waters, my current coma patient. My desire to help her weighs heavy on my heart but without knowing what she is feeling, fearing, thinking; I'm as lost as any other modern day human physician. There is no reason for her to remain in the coma. I only hope my words will give her the strength she needs to return to the present as an active "alive" member of our society. In the scheme of things I wish to send a message to who ever did this to her… I will find you and I will make you pay.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I guess that question would reflect my current situation with my patient. I fear I will not be able to bring her out of her "sleep" world. She is such a talented individual. I fear the world… and I will be lost without her.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
There is always an external complication or two in V's books. That woman tends to put all of us in awkwardness situations but I think she's once again out done herself.
We have to contend with the on-going war with Set's Legions and now she's added another twist to that story with Unab trying to over-throw Bagsu for their leadership.
We all fear the dreaded doom that awaits us. When will the prophesized avatars that hold the human race's fate in their hands arrive?
On a more personal note, V's put me in a delicate situation; while I'm still very much involved with my colleague Dr. Susan Radcliff, V has introduced me to Sam Waters, an investigative reporter for CNN. I have to admit I am attracted not only to the predicament of pulling her out of the coma, but to her and her young child who I discovered carries the aids virus. I'm determined to cure this child and bring her mother back to the living.
Can I do it? I sincerely hope so.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
I've never relied on a woman. My sole purpose in this life has been to cure the ill and fight along side my brethren… until now and now that these two (Sam and her child, Samantha have entered my world, I cannot see my life without them.
What would that person say about you?
I really don't know, but from her touch, I believe she's interested. At least I hope she is.
What is your family like?
What special skills do you rely on?
My ability to touch someone and know what they are thinking, where they have been and what causes them pain and happiness.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
I doubt if any immortal, or mortal for that matter, has that much control of the outcome in a story. We are merely players in the world our author has put us in.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
Story teller with a love for sharing her world.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I've always had a fondness for Michael even though he is far from my usual bad-boy heroes. He's kind, intelligent, direct and Gabriel's confident. True to his nature he is perhaps the most grounded Guardian of the seven. Where others fly off the handle, Michael reins them in and keeps them focused. Now that the wheels are turned and he is stripped of his unusual gifts can he remain that way?
What do you want to write next?
The next book in the series is Eternal Warriors staring the pretty boy who spent the last fifty years living it up on the beaches of California.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
The series entitled Sekhmet's Guardians continues to grow. When I first say the series I saw seven books, then eleven made their appearance. To date, I'm taken notes on sixteen.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Like the majority of the PNRs (Paranormal Romances) you've read, this series centers on a couple, but let me assure there is so much more to Sekhmet's Guardians. Every player, even minor characters who appear in the very first volume (Eternal Lovers) come back to make additional appearances throughout the various sequels.
For the most part my stories focus on the heroine's growth and her struggles as she becomes bound to an immortal. Can you imagine what you would do if you found yourself falling in love with an immortal warrior, one who has lived for over six thousand years.

Author Bio

With a love for history, Native American author V.S. Nelson, instructed elementary, high school and college in the U.S. and abroad before launching her second writing career.
V has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing her paranormal series centering on strong relationships and led her to coin the term: Ancient Legends, New Worlds.
She is well known for her "time management and sprint style writing," producing well over five thousand words daily - consecutively. Ms. Nelson is available for speaking engagements, appearances and is more than willing to share her methodology with others in a variety of workshops. A member of three RWA chapters she sits on several committees and judges writing contests across the states.
In Jan, 2013, Eternal Lovers, the first book in her eleven book paranormal series, Sekhmet's Guardians launched with a fury. Being a series reader herself, she has held true to her promise by releasing no less than two books in the series per year in addition to her other work. With only three books out, Sekhmet's Guardians was proclaimed one of the top new PNR series for 2013.
She enjoys hearing from readers, fans and people with similar interests. They are more than welcome to contact her through her website

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