Friday, November 6, 2009

Interview with a Vampire

Please welcome back Susan Macatee. Today we're talking---

Hello, Isabel. I'm sorry to interupt your introduction, but you're not talking to Susan today.

Oh. Well then...even better. (Sorry, Susan! *bumps her out the window*) Hello, Jonathan. Welcome to my blog. Let's talk.

First, let’s dispense with the formalities. What is your full name?
Captain Jonathan Hackett

Where are you from?
I was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1832.

Vampirism – that must be frightening. How did it happen?
Just recently, I was pinned down by Rebels on the battlefield at Fredericksburg. All of my troops who hadn’t escaped had been killed or died and I was left alone until a strange man came to my aid, or at least that’s what I thought. But he attacked me and shortly after, I began to
exhibit an aversion to daylight and a craving for blood. All attributes of a vampire.

Fascinating. Are you familiar with vampires? Or were you before this happened?
I’ve heard tales of such creatures, but always thought them to be myth. Although, demons certainly do exist in many forms, so why couldn’t bloodsucking beings, that shun daylight and corrupt the living be walking among us?

I understand that you left the church. Tell me about that.
Sighs. I fear I lost my faith and couldn’t live a lie. I left and, when the war broke out, I joined the Union army.

Do you think leaving the church and being bitten by a vampire are related in some way?
I’m sure my sin of breaking my lifelong vows caused God to turn his back on me and send this demonic creature to take my soul.

How can you make a life with Maddie Emory with impending vampirism looming over you?
I’ve decided I can’t and have to leave, because my cravings for her will doom her as well.

If you can’t break the curse, what will you do? Find other vampires, life alone on the streets or in the wilderness, or…?
I’ve decided the only place left for me would be to retreat to the wilderness away from civilization. I can’t bear the thought of harming or corrupting another human being.

Do you believe in destiny? That perhaps this was meant to be?
I can’t believe I was meant to suffer this fate. My only thought is that my sin of breaking my vows is what brought this creature to me.

How do you want this conflict to be resolved?
My hope is that by destroying the vampire, this curse can be reversed, but if not, I only wish for Maddie to live and find another man who can take care of her and love her. I want her to be happy, even if it must be without me. Shakes head.

I’d like to thank you, Isabel, for allowing me to tell my tale and bear
my soul today. I understand you write paranormal tales about werewolves. I don’t know much about them, except through legends, of course. Hopefully, I’ll never come across such a beast in my lifetime.

Jonathan! There you are. What are you doing here? Oh, hello, Isabel. Thank you for taking care of Jonathan, he hasn't been himself lately.

Not a problem, Susan, we've been getting to know each other better. *winks at Jonathan*

I hope you all enjoyed this look into Jonathan Hackett, my newest hero’s, life. Be sure to leave a comment today on this post to be entered in the drawing for a pdf copy of Sweet Redemption.


Susan Macatee said...

Thanks for interviewing my Sweet Redemption hero on your blog today, Isabel! He really is a lost soul, who just needs the love of a good woman to bring him around.

Isabel Roman said...

You're right, Susan. Poor Jonathan, I think he's found his woman, though. :)

Caroline Clemmons said...

Susan, SWEET REDEMPTION sounds too good to be missed. And what a clever interview. Isobel, thanks for inviting Susan and Jonathan to your blog.

Susan Macatee said...

Yes, Isabel, I think you're right. What more could you ask then a beautiful and strong Southern woman to get your juices flowing!

And thanks for stopping by Caroline!

Denysé said...

This is wonderful, and fascinating. I like the interviewing the hero angle, too - very nicely done, and intriguing her, of course. MUCH good luck and success with this one!!


Keena Kincaid said...

I've thought about posting a blog from my characters' POV. Thanks for showing me how to do it well. Great post. I feel like I know Jonathan now.

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Denyse and Keena! Actually it was another Got Wolf? author, Dariel Raye, who brought up the interview the hero idea. You can read my interview with the hero of her story on my blog at

She'll also be interviewing my vampire at her blog next week.

Mary Ricksen said...

I'd like to reassure Jonathan. Romance stories are HEA, Happily Ever After tales. It will work out, I promise Jonathan. Hang in there.

Susan Macatee said...

That's the great thing about romance, Mary! No matter what happens, we know it will all work out in the end.

Skhye said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo! Me! PICK ME! Okay, I'll stop it. But it was so funny over at Isabel's blog that I had to behave badly again.

Love these revealing interviews. Thanks you both! I'll have to go shopping...

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks for stopping by, Skhye! On both blogs. Now you have two chances to win. LOL.

Debra St. John said...

It was nice to hear from Jonathan. I love vampires. I hope he finds some peace with his new life.

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks for stopping by, Debra! I'm sure you'll be pleased with how the story turns out.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Great interview, Susan and Isabel. Sorry to be stopping in so late--i'ts been a heckuva week, LOL.

What a great interview! Sweet Redemption sounds like a must read!

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Nicole!

Only a few more days till the release!!

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