Today is my stop on the blog tour for Taming Darkness by Kat Daemon. Kat Daemon is published by Entranced Publishing. This blog tour runs from 3rd March 2014 until 16th March 2014.
I had the pleasure of reading this book last weekend and even had a chance for a private interview with one of the characters, Maria. So without further ado, here’s a transcript of the interview:
Welcome Maria and thank you for taking the time to sit down and talk with me.
Maria: It’s my pleasure.
So let’s get started…
1- Tell us about yourself
Maria: There’s not much to tell, I lived a simple life, a life that I was very content in and out of the blue an extraordinary man crossed my path. I am a woman of deep faith and I believe strongly in that which cannot be seen. I always felt in my heart that I was placed in the convent to do the work of God, to give back to those kind souls that took me in when I was young. Life is a beautiful web that the creator has woven, all of our actions lead to our destiny. I was placed in the convent to do God’s work, yes, but the divine plan was far greater than that. Had I not been in the church that day, I never would have met Lucas. It was fate.
2- Tell us about your childhood
Maria: That’s a tough question. My parents died when I was very young, they were trapped in a fire. My only living relative was very old and she could not take me in. I flitted around in and out of foster care, until I landed at an orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of Charity. I liked it there, the sisters were strict, yet kind. It was the first time I found a place that I wasn’t desperate to leave. The first time I wasn’t so lonely. I finally had role models and people to look up to. It was the first time in a long time that I felt at home.
3- How do you see yourself?
Maria: I know I look small and frail, but I am a lot stronger than I appear. One does not lose both their parents on the same day and become weak. On the contrary, I am strong willed and determined. I love the simple things in life, a good cup of coffee, a beautiful sunny day. A laughing child. There is too much sadness in the world, too much pain. We cannot let the darkness consume us, or else how would we go on? I’d like to say that I can find the light in even the darkest of caves.
5- Do you have a hero?
Maria: If you had asked me this question a year ago my answer would have been a list of saints, in particular St. Francis who gave away everything he had to help the poor. That was the person that I strived to be, now I am different. I fell in love. So I’d have to say that Lucas is my hero. He rescued me from a tower I never even knew I was in. He has shown me so many wonderful things, so much that life has to offer, so much that I never thought was even possible for a girl like me. He is the living breathing saint in my life.
8- What makes you happy?
Maria: I can’t even say Lucas without smiling, so I’m going to say Luc. See? I’m smiling… ridiculous big smile with cartoon love hearts swirling around me… I’m in love. Everyone should feel like this. It’s complete euphoria. So Lucas, Lucas Starr makes me unbelievably happy.
9- What are you afraid of?
Maria: I am petrified of snakes! It’s an irrational phobia I know. I must have had an encounter when I was a child, one that I don’t even remember. I don’t really understand where it comes from, I just know that the thought of one near me, or on me is a paralyzing fear.
10- What, if anything, haunts you?
Maria: Not knowing how the fire started that killed my parents. No one was ever able to tell me, and I’ve often wondered if it wasn’t just an accident.
11- What is your most prized possession? Why?
Maria: My mother’s silver crucifix that I wear on my neck. It’s the only thing that I have of hers that wasn’t destroyed by the fire.
12- What would you like people to take away from your story?
Sometimes terrible things happen, and you feel that there is nothing that will ever lift you out of the sadness. I am living proof that there is still good in this world and that happiness can be found when you least expect it.
I couldn’t agree more. You are a good soul and it was such a pleasure to meet you. I wish you all the best in the future and I look forward to what happens next.
Thank you, MRS N, and I look forward to reading about the Princess of the Light.
Taming Darkness (Taming Darkness #1) by Kat Daemon
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
Since he was sentenced to earth eons ago, Lucifer has always lived by three simple rules: Humans are toys that are meant to be played with, love is a useless emotion, and the only creature worth fighting for is himself. To him, nothing matters but his own enjoyment, whether it be manipulating those around him, or indulging in the sins of the flesh with Lilith. Then he found young, sweet, and innocent, Maria, who is everything that Lucifer detests. She has devoted her life to her one true love, God. Unable to resist a challenge, Lucifer sets his sights on tempting Maria away from his enemy. Disguising himself as Lucas Starr, he creates a world that not even Maria can resist. He never planned on having the tables turned on him. Imagine Lucifer’s surprise when Maria brings him to his knees and shows him a glimpse of heaven once more.
Blinded by his arrogance and an unlikely vision, Lucifer falls again, this time forgetting that some lines should never be crossed. When his greatest opponent, Michael, shows up, all Hell breaks loose. Will Maria be able to accept Lucifer for who he truly is, or realize what Michael already knows: some destinies can never be changed?
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About the Author
Kat Daemon grew up in New York where her imagination always seemed to get the best of her. When she’s not hanging with demons, she’s usually armed with a strong cup of coffee and dreaming up her next tormented character.
You can find out more about Kat and her books at www.katdaemon.com
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