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Friday, August 31, 2012

Character Interview and Giveaway with R.J. Sullivan, author of Haunting Obsession

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in R.J. Sullivan's Haunting Obsession Blog Tour hosted by Seventh Star Press.

About R.J.:

R. J. Sullivan resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. His first novel, Haunting Blue, is an edgy paranormal thriller about punk girl loner Fiona "Blue" Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. R.J. is hard at work on the next chapter in Fiona's story, Virtual Blue, coming soon from Seventh Star Press. 

R.J. is a member of the Indiana Horror Writers.


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, R.J.!

R.J. has written a Character Interview, so I will now turn the floor over to him.

Interview with Loretta Stevens from R.J. Sullivan's Haunting Obsession

RJ: Welcome to day seven of the R.J. Sullivan book tour. As always, thanks to Seventh Star Press for this opportunity, and to Darlene's Book Nook for hosting today's entry, an interview with character Loretta Stevens.

Loretta, thanks for joining us.

L: Well, thanks for finally having me. I'm surprised it only took you seven days.

RJ: You sound a bit upset about that, Loretta, what's on your---

L: ---I guess it's not too surprising, though. Kinda like Pam Dawber.

RJ: I'm sorry, what does Mork and Mindy have to---

L: ---when the show first started, Pam Dawber, who played Mindy, was equal half of a double-bill. But even before the show premiered, everyone gravitated to Robin Williams. It was Robin Williams this, Robin Williams that. All the reporters wanted to talk to Robin Williams. Nobody wanted to interview boring old Pam.

RJ: So, you're saying, you feel a bit like Pam Dawber?

L: Hello? Have you seen the early reviews? Maxine this, Maxine and Daryl that. Maxine, Maxine, Maxine, the sexy ghost, and her over-the-top fan Daryl. Oh, and there's a jilted girlfriend in there someplace.

RJ: So you feel like the emphasis has been uneven?

L: Well, I think it builds up a false expectation when the readers buy the book.

RJ: Fascinating, how so?

L: Well, when the reader finally gets their copy, and sits down to read it, who's the book about? Maxine? Please, she's dead. Not exactly the basis for a great changing character arc. And Daryl? He just makes one dumb mistake after another until he's in way over his head.

RJ: Well, that's a good point. I mean, he's your boyfriend. And he's not exactly James Bond, is he?

L: Of course. He's a geek. He's always been a geek, and nothing but a geek. But he's my geek, and I'm used to him.

RJ: Well, not everything that happens is completely his fault. I mean---

L: ---Why are you defending him during my interview?

RJ: Sorry, you're right.

L: I mean, hello, changing character here. I'm the one who has to find out what my boyfriend has been up to. I'm the one who has to decide if I'm going to be Tammy Wynette or Shania Twain. It's all on me, isn't it? Do I leave him to suffer for being the schmuck he is, or do I rescue him from the clutches of the evil seductress?

RJ: And do you?

L: Well, it's good that somebody cares around here, isn't it!

RJ: Okay, well, that's fair. And you're right. Almost everything about the publicity of this book is about Maxine and Daryl, but when it comes down to it, it's truly your story.

L: Well, thank you. I'm glad someone said it at last.

RJ: But, really, you get it, right? Hollywood icon, ghost from the grave, obsessed fan in over his head...pretty sexy stuff.

L: Yeah, whatever. Oh, and another thing. [shakes hardback book at R.J.] What the hell, a cover and three interior illustrations, and you can't spare my face somewhere?

RJ: Well, that's all the time we have---

L: ---Oh, fine!

RJ: Join us tomorrow for another entry of the Haunting Obsession blog tour. Thanks again to Darlene's Book Nook for hosting this entry.

Thanks so much for joining us today, R.J. and Loretta!!

One lucky winner will win a paperback copy of R.J. Sullivan's paranormal thriller, Haunting Obsession.


“She wants to be loved by you…alone!”

Daryl Beasley collects all things Maxine Marie, whose famous curves and fast lifestyle made her a Hollywood icon for decades after her tragic death. Daryl’s girlfriend, Loretta Stevens, knew about his geeky lifestyle when they started dating, but she loves him, quirks and all.

Then one day Daryl chooses to buy a particularly tacky piece of memorabilia instead of Loretta’s birthday present. Daryl ends up in the doghouse, not only with Loretta, but with Maxine Marie herself. The legendary blonde returns from the dead to give Daryl a piece of her mind—and a haunting obsession he’ll never forget.

The book contains artwork, courtesy of Bonnie Wasson:

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us today, really enjoyed the interview, and even more so learning about what sounds like an awesome read.


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