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Shadow Stalker, Part One (Episodes 1 – 6) – Character Interview with Drevin

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Shadow Stalker, Part One, (Episodes 1 – 6)

Author, Renee Scattergood

Character Interview with Drevin

Is it true that you were once a Shadow Stalker?

Yes.

Why was your powers stripped from you?

Because the shadow people are corrupt dark beings who use the shadow stalkers to their own ends. I refused to be part of their game any longer.

What kind of new technology did you create to take the place of your powers?

I wouldn’t say it takes the place of my powers. It takes the powers from the shadow stalkers and puts us on even footing. As far as what that technology is, I will not say.

Do you enjoy watching people being tortured?

I do not watch people being tortured. I watch them being cleansed of the delohi-saqu’s influence, and while their pain brings me no joy, it is a good feeling each time someone’s mind is freed.

Wouldn’t you rather have people follow you because they liked you, rather than because they fear you?

My subjects do not fear me. They have no reason to. They understand the purpose behind everything we do, and I don’t need them to like me to follow me. They believe in my cause and that is enough.

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Shadow Stalker: Part 1 (Episoded 1 – 6)

The Hidden Truth (Episode 1)

A young shadow stalker is destined to enslave the people of the Serpent Isles, and the Galvadi Empire want this child of prophecy dead. Auren Trasks perfectly normal life is disrupted when the Galvadi invade, and she learns a startling secret about her past. A secret that will change her life forever.

The Delohi-Saqu’s Fate (Episode 2)

Auren is being targeted by the Council of Elders, and the only one who could put an end to their corruption is her father. But leaving the Dark Isle would turn Kado against her.

Shadows’ Betrayal (Episode 3)

After seeing the monster she will become, Auren swears not to leave the Dark Isle. Despite that, the elders are conspiring against her. To escape their scheming, she and Kado decide to explore the Dark Isle. But worse things await them in the forests.

Forbidden Love (Episode 4)

Kado and Auren survive a deadly storm, but when Auren is forbidden from pursuing love with another young shadow stalker, will it be enough to drive a wedge between her and her foster father?

Destiny Reconciled Part 1 (Episode 5)

Auren and Kado accept that they may not be able to avoid her leaving the Dark Isle. Now they have to prepare for that eventuality. Will the training be more than Auren can handle?

Destiny Reconciled Part (Episode 6)

Cathnor has been arrested and is facing a death sentence. The Dark Isle is out of control, and Kado is the only one who can help his people. Se he prepares Auren for the possibility that she may have to leave the Dark Isle without him and face her destiny alone, but can she leave him and do what must be done?

 

 

Character Interview with Makari from Shadow Stalker Episode 7

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Character Interview with Makari

Today, I have Makari with me from Renee Scattergood’s series, Shadow Stalker.

Makari, you’re the son of Drevin, the emperor of the Galvadi Empire. What was it like growing up as a prince on Nadiria?

I wouldn’t say I grew up as a prince exactly. My father doesn’t acknowledge me as an heir. I’m just a means to an end for him.

That’s a pretty harsh outlook. What makes you think your father feels that way?

He told me. He made it very clear from the time I was young that I only had one purpose, which was to find the delohi-saqu. Beyond that, I was of no further use to him. If I did my job well, he might reconsider, but I have my doubts.

Why is that?

Just a feeling, but to answer your earlier question about what it was like growing up on Nadiria, I imagine it was just like it is for anyone else. When I was five I was sent to an academy. We are taught what it means to be a subject within the Galvadi Empire, how it is our emperor who protects our minds from the delohi-saqu through the cleansing, which we receive daily. When we are old enough, our aptitude is tested so we can be trained for our future jobs, which is how we serve the emperor. Once we are trained, we are assigned to our tasks, and we spend each day fulfilling our purposes for the empire.

You don’t get days off?

No, no days off. We do not need a day off from our lives.

What do you do for fun?

We do not require entertainment in order to serve the emperor.

Right, well, you said your purpose is to find the delohi-saqu. What do you plan to do with her when you find her?

I am to turn her over to my father.

And what does he plan to do with her?

Originally he only spoke of killing her, but as time goes on he grows more and more angry and resentful. I can’t say for certain, but I do believe he plans to make her suffer long before he kills her. I think he wants to use her to punish her father, Zain.

And you’re okay with condemning another human you’ve never met to that fate?

I have nothing personal against her and wish her no ill will, but I believe she needs to be stopped before she fulfills my father’s prophecy and enslaves the people of the Serpent Isles.

Well, that’s all we have time for today. Thank you for your time, Makari.

Makari nods.

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Character Interview with Dosien from the Shadow Stalker Series

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Character Interview with Dosien from the Shadow Stalker Series

Today we were visited by Dosien from the Shadow Stalker Series by Renee Scattergood. Dosien is a shadow stalker, the elder of his village, Ganida, and Auren’s Uncle.

Dosien, you’re Auren’s mother’s brother, right?

Yes, I am.

Did you know Auren’s father, Zain, very well?

I had met him a couple of times, but I didn’t know him very well.

It must have been hard when your sister died. Did you often wonder what happened to her child?

Yes, it was very difficult. I was close with my sister even though we grew up in different villages. We still saw each other a couple of times a year, and we maintained a strong bond with one another.

As far as what happened to Auren, I suspected she had been rescued even though many people believed the Galvadi had murdered her. Kado had disappeared at the same time and though no one else found that suspicious, I knew there was something to it. I kept my thoughts to myself, though, to protect my niece.

Did you see Kado often when he was growing up?

My sister often brought him and Cathnor with her when she came to visit. They were both good boys, though Kado had a wild streak as a youngster.

Did you grow up in Ganida?

Yes, and my sister grew up in Adaliasa, which is how she met Zain. It was an interesting situation because she and Zain had feelings for each other since they were adolescents, but they were told they were not allowed to be mated with each other. Zain had originally been mated with another woman, who died a year before Drevin had his supposed prophetic dream about my niece. They had two boys who died fairly young in the first war against the Galvadi.

I thought Drevin predicted the Foramar’s first child would be the one who would enslave the people of the Serpent Isles.

He referred to the first child with his new wife, Frai, Auren’s mother.

So how did he and Frai eventually get together if they had been forbidden to mate?

Several months after his first wife died, Zain dreamed about Frai, and consulted the shadow people who informed him she was to be his next mate. It’s never been clear why she couldn’t have been his mate to begin with.

How did the people in your village escape the attack on the Dark Isle?

Adaliasa was the only village that really came under attack. My guess is they focused on that one village because it’s where the Foramar and his wife lived. They knew they were losing the war and it was their last chance to kill the delohi-saqu before he or she was born. We were warned as soon as the attack came, and we left the Dark Isle. Some went to aid those in Adaliasa, but many of them were captured or killed. The Galvadi had developed a weapon that could neutralize our power.

It’s hard to imagine that such a weapon exists.

Yes, it is, and as of yet, we still do not know how to counter it.

Well that’s all we have time for today, Dosien. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. It was great getting to meet you.

The pleasure was all mine.

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Renee Scattergood lives in Australia with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Taiya. She has always been a fan of fantasy and was inspired to become a story-teller by George Lucas, but didn’t start considering writing down her stories until she reached her late twenties. Now she enjoys writing fantasy. She is currently publishing her monthly Shadow Stalker series, and she has also published a prequel novella to the series called, Demon Hunt. Aside from writing, she loves reading (Fantasy, of course), watching movies with her family, and doing crafts and science experiments with her daughter.

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‘Pretty Things’ Character Interview – George, the Miller

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Pretty Things

A Robber Bridegroom Tale

Author, Christine Haggerty

Character Interview

George, The Miller

You loved and spoiled your daughter, Maddie, to a fault. What made you turn on her, throw her in a livestock wagon, and take her to the town square?

Maddie was becoming an embarrassment to the family name. I had burned a blind eye to her little escapades, but it was costing me business because I couldn’t keep any good help around. And when I thought of what Joanna’s life had been like… Well, I couldn’t risk Maddie going through that, too.

You refused to let Maddie out of the marriage arrangement. Why?

A man’s only as good as his word, and I gave my word in the town square. If I had backed out of that agreement, then nobody would have ever taken my word to mean anything again.

Why did you turn a blind-eye to Peter’s faults?

Nobody’s perfect. I figured at least Maddie couldn’t ruin him.

How could you send your daughter off into the woods by herself?

She kept pouting and carrying on. I thought maybe a trip into the wood by herself would be just what she needed to grow up a little and appreciate the good life she had. Of course, I didn’t realize it would turn out to be as bad as it was.

What happened to make you realize your daughter was right about Peter?

Peter happened.

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Christine Nielson Haggerty grew up in rural Utah with three brothers, a sister, several chickens, a goat, and an outhouse. She always loved the escape of fantasy and the art of writing, and her passion for life is to craft stories of strength and survival.

As a former high school language arts teacher and a black belt in karate, Christine has found a niche in combining those skills to help authors write effective fight scenes.

An award-winning young adult author, she is now launching her dark fantasy fairytale novella series The Grimm Chronicles.

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‘Pretty Things’ Character Interview – Maddie

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Pretty Things

A Robber Bridegroom Tale

Author, Christine Haggerty

Character Interview

Maddie

Why are you so amorous?

I like boys and they like me. My favorite boys are the ones who think they’re all perfect and good but really, underneath, they aren’t any better than me.

 Your father dotes on you. Why do you insist on making him look bad?

My father used to dote on me. He used to get me everything I wanted. Then he married Joanna and she just ruins everything.

When did you first suspect Peter wasn’t what he pretended to be?

I could tell by looking at Peter’s friends that they were nothing but a bunch of thieving bandits. Their clothes didn’t fit them because they were stolen, and those dirty boys all had shifty eyes. It was so obvious from the beginning that Peter was a lying vagabond that I have no idea what Daddy was thinking.

What were your feelings about the woods?

The woods? (wrings hands and takes a deep breath). They’re scary.

What were your feelings about a house in the woods?

There’s no way I ever would have lived there, so I didn’t think about it. I only went into the woods to dig up the creepy dirt on Peter. Of course, what I found was way worse than I thought it would be.

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Ithaca Davidson, Character Interview

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By: Quan Williams

Ithaca Davidson Character Interview

Early on in the book, you are accused of always quoting the Bible. Can you tell us why?

I don’t think there is a more quotable source of information than the Holy Bible. Every word in it is the truth, so why not use it to emphasize my point? Even if you’ve never read a word of God’s Word, you can still acknowledge the truth contained within it. And I try to use that truth to illustrate the truth in what I’m trying to say. Every word of God is pure. He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Did you see yourself as the conscience of the company, Baal?

Yes, I did, and I am unashamed of that. When you work in a corporate environment as long as I have, and at any job, really, you’re going to see a lot of workplace politics anddoubledealing. Shady alliances, backstabbing and sabotaging others are the rule and not the exception. I’ve seen many people come and go through Baal, their careers sidetracked or destroyed, simply because they made an enemy of the wrong person at the wrong time. That’s not what I stand for, and I consider it my responsibility to fight that culture at every opportunity.

You tried to warn Elijah, several times, about power, and how it could change a man. How did you feel when he rejected you time after time?

I admit it’s hard to not take rejection personally. But to be fair, Elijah wasn’t the first one who rejected me, and he wasn’t the last. “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” I think Elijah might have stung a bit more because I was working so closely with him every day, and it was easier to see not only the trajectory of his character, but also where I had thepportunity to reverse it before it got him into some serious trouble. I failed.

Why did you start a Bible study group at Baal?

Why not? You have to understand that the only way to reverse a culture of corruption is to instill habits of righteousness. For me, starting a Bible study group was a step in that process. And it wasn’t like nobody came. Sheila from accounting was one of our most consistent attendees. At some level, I believe everyone at Baal was exposed to theJudeau-Christian-Islamic view of God at some point in time. They have been exposed to the Bible in some way, shape or form. I just gave them an avenue to deeper explore that and encourage some more positive behavior in the process.

In the end, you and Elijah end up collaborating to find your way to Claudius Webster. Can you tell us why the two of you decided to trust one another and work together?

Know this: I am not Elijah’s enemy. I never was. Yes, we clashed often while working together, but I was always on the side of righteousness. After the ordeals he had been put through, he finally saw things the way I’ve always seen them. And plus, we both had lives at stake: he was trying to rescue his wife and child, and I’m trying to find my sister. And despite escaping that abominable building, our mission still isn’t over. I’m still searching for my sister, and we will not rest until we have reunited our families and made Webster and his cronies pay for their evil.

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Claudius Webster’s Character Interview

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Claudius Webster’s Character Interview

By: Debra Mauldin

 

  • Did you enjoy watching most of your employee’s dying?
  • Of course not. No sane person enjoys watching others suffer. Well, There’s Miss Tessmacher, but she’s an exception. If it were up to me, none of those people would have lost their lives. And let me state for the record that I had nothing to do with that tragic event. I have absolutely no idea how those creatures were unleashed, and I thoroughly regret not being able to save those people.
  • Did you enjoy watching Elijah trying to find a way out?
  • Elijah is a very intelligent man, with excellent instincts. These are qualities any employer should look for, and I look for them especially. He is a survivor, and he finds a way to get where he needs to go in life. Those are good qualities to have. But watching him in action meant something more to me: it meant that all of the work we did at Baal on the physical enhancements that we utilized on him were not in vain. Our experiments on him were an unequivocal success, as he was able to utilize his enhanced strength, endurance, and healing to make it through the building unscathed. It would have been a pity to see him fail, even against the amalgamation, my final test for him, Ithaca, or whoever else made it that far. Now that I know the enhancements work, the next step is figuring out how to make it available to the world.
  • Did you plan PROJECT: THESEUS?
  • Project Theseus was concepted with the intention of creating a compound that would increase strength and agility based on reaction to high adrenaline levels. The more excited you got, the stronger you became. The grafts were to aid in more quickly melding the requisite DNA and making it safe for mass consumption. The idea was that this formula would make the soldier or athlete more formidable when they are in the midst of combat or competition, but then become dormant once the adrenaline wore off. That the test subjects went berserk is unfortunate, but that was not our original intent.
  • You enjoyed stealing Elijah’s wife and daughter to make him do what you wanted him to do. Exactly how did you manage to kidnap them and where did you hide them?
  • First of all, let me set something straight. You have no proof that I had anything to do with that, nor would I enjoy doing such a thing. But let’s say for the sake of argument I did find it necessary to kidnap an employee’s love ones after they left that employee. If that were the case, I would obtain records from the moving company they rented and ascertain their destination. And since it is a mother and child, I would then want to check the school records in the city they relocate to and use that information to trace down their residence. From there it is just a matter of catching both of them when they are at home and at their most vulnerable. It’s elementary. Where would I keep them once I had them? That is for me to know, and me alone.
  • You saw Elijah as having a great potential for great things. What, exactly, were those great things?
  • Elijah had the intelligence and the drive to be a very important member of the Baal team. He had the endorsements of both Sylvia and Mulder, and was fast-tracked to be one of my elite. But things changed when we learned of his unique physiology. He would be the key to accelerating our research years faster than our original pace. It is a pity he had to be coerced into participating. Had he willingly joined, he would have seen countless benefits beyond what he had experienced as a mere project manager. Nonetheless, I needed him and I would not take no for an answer.

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