This week I’ve been invited to take part in the Meet my Character Blog tour. This is a blog tour in which authors interview one of their main characters from an upcoming or recently published novel.
The author who tagged me is Katheryn J. Avila.
Katheryn J. Avila has always dreamed of being a published author, and recently, that dream has come true! Her novel, Reckoning, is the first in a paranormal sci-fi trilogy she’s titled The Breach. Reckoning tells the story of Lexia, a young woman who discovers that she’s psychic and is thrown into the dangerous world of the supernatural, where she must place her trust in an unexpected ally in order to protect her family.
Today I sat down with Kokawa Taku, the main protagonist of Demon’s Blood, and asked him some questions about himself and the novel.
1. What is your name? Are you a fictional or historical person?
My name is Kokawa Taku. I’m a fictional character that you made up!
2. Where and when is Demon’s Blood set?
The main story is set during modern day, in the fictional city of Norfield, England, but there are also flashback scenes connecting the story to the Edo period of Japan’s history, as well as modern day Tokyo and Yokohama.
3. And tell us a bit about yourself. What should we know about you?
I’m a two hundred and twenty-five year old vampire. I burn in sunlight, although I can go out during the day if there is sufficient cloud cover or if it’s raining – but I do receive some burns if I do this, kind of like sunburn!
I drink human blood; animal blood cannot be a substitute for this. I kill to survive or if threatened, and I don’t agonise over it. I have to live after all and humans kill other humans for much less!
I’m not very social. This isn’t because I’m shy – far from it, I’m quite overly confident – I simply don’t relate to other people well. I have a temper which I would lose more times than I actually do were it not for Thane.
Who is Thane?
Thane is my gorgeous English lover. We have been together for a hundred and twenty-four years now.
Wow that’s a long time! I admire your devotion to each other!
Thane means the world to me and I know I do to him too. I can’t imagine us ever being apart.
You’re so sweet!
*frowns* In my two hundred years as a vampire I have never been called sweet!
^^;; he he….moving on…
4. What’s your main conflict? What messes up your life?
You mean what have you done to mess up my life?
Urm…yeah I guess ^^;;
Now you did say before we began this interview to avoid spoilers so my answer is going to be vague!
Something happened to me when we were in Yokohama and since then I’ve felt as though I’m fighting a darkness that resides inside myself. I’m trying to keep it from Thane as he had a part to play in what happened to me and it would cause him a lot of pain to know this. I’m also afraid. I rarely confide in anyone under normal circumstances and this darkness has made it harder for me. I’m frightened that I am going to lose myself.
You’re making me want to hug you
You may if it makes you feel better but remember you did this to me!
*hugs him anyway*
5. What are your personal goals?
On the surface I appear very materialistic. I like living in luxurious apartments and buying sports cars, but my personal goal is protecting Thane. He’s still the same kind, naïve (sometimes infuriatingly so!), gentle person that he was before I turned him into a vampire. To retain so much humanity is very rare and precious for our kind. I would gladly give my own life to preserve that and protect Thane.
6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
Demon’s Blood is the title. It’s listed on Goodreads, amazon and smashwords to name a few! You can also visit http://www.sharisakurai.com for more information.
7. When can we expect the book to be published?
The novel was published on 25th January. You can purchase it from amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I11W9FE), smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/393858) and other ebook retailers.
There will be a sequel but I’ve been told not to give away too much about that at this stage!
Thank you, Taku!
Here are the awesome authors I tagged who will be participating next week. Be sure to check out their work!
Kyra Halland, author of romantic fantasy novels including “Urdaisunia” and “The Lost Book of Anggird”. You can find out more about Kyra and her work by visiting her website or on Goodreads.
Stuart Keane, author of horror/suspense novels “The Customer Is Always…” and “All or Nothing”. You can find out more about Stuart and his work by visiting his website or on Goodreads.
Monica Enderle Pierce, author of the historical fantasy novel “Famine” and the science fiction novel “Girl Under Glass”. You can find out more about Monica and her work by visiting her website or on Goodreads.