Peep Rep: Thank God! I've been ignored forever.
Liza: That's because you're annoying, and what makes you think you're invited to this interview?
Peep Rep: But you always let me be a part of book interviews. Someone's got to hold the book while you tickle it's binding.
Liza: Just for the record, I have never done that.
Peep Rep: Yes, you--
Liza: Do you want to participate or be thrown out?
Peep Rep: I stand corrected. Liza has never tickled a binding, dog eared a page, or threatened a book with a paper shredding canine. She is the epitome of professional journalism, a credit to her craft--
Liza: Enough, you get to stay. I've no idea how Brenda intends to deliver the book.
Peep Rep: A little boy just left his wheelbarrow in the front yard.
Liza: That had to be little Ike. He's adorable. Shame he didn't stay.
Peep Rep: This is a book interview. He's cute, but he's not a book.
Liza: True enough. Well, let's get Prophecy's Child out of the wheelbarrow.
Welcome, Prophecy Child. I'm glad to meet you.
Book: *Flutters pages* Now I'm hearing voices. No doubt demons.
Liza: I am not, nor have ever played a demon! Back me up Peep Rep.
Peep Rep: She's not a demon. She's way too silly to be a demon.
Book: Then what are you?
Liza: I'm a nut. I have a badge and everything.
Book: That's impressive. What is the thing in the middle?
Liza: That's a llama's eyeball.
Peep Rep: Not a real one. Just a picture of one. No llamas were blinded while producing her badge.
Book: Good, because I was about to call for help.
Liza: As long as you are an expert on your book, you do not require help. So tell about Prophecy's Child. And I'm calling you PC. Turns out I can't spell Prophecy without three tries.
Book: I'd prefer Prophecy's Child.
Liza: Are you okay if it comes out prhogpehy child?
PC: PC is fine.
Peep Rep: Good choice.
Liza: So Tell me about yourself...in one sentence.
PC: Let me think....Got it!
His secret will shatter her world; her secret will change his life.
Peep Rep: That's good. *hi-fives PC, knocking it over*
Liza: *sets PC upright* Peep Rep, be careful.
Peep Rep: Sorry.
Liza: You okay, PC?
PC: Spine not broken, pages not torn or crimped. I'm good.
Liza: I expect you're better than that. That's a fabulous one-liner. Can you tell me more. I am very intrigued.
PC: Ten years ago, Katherine Colby's life splintered when her lover, Kal, suddenly vanished, leaving her with a broken heart.
Peep Rep: Where did he go?
PC: She had no idea, but he left her something so she could never forget him.
Peep Rep: What?
Liza: Hey, this is my interview, go sit in the corner.
What did he leave behind? An amulet, a letter explaining why he left?
PC: No, a baby in her womb.
Liza: That's an 'iffy' goodbye present. Sometimes it's appreciated, sometimes its not.
PC: Well, given how hard it became for her and precious child, she's not exactly happy when Kal shows up ten years later disrupting the safe and dependable life she'd created.
Liza: How did he disrupt it?
PC: Turns out he's a vampire warrior, sworn to protect humans from demons.
Liza: Okay, if a guy put a baby in my bun, then showed up ten years later with that as his excuse, he'd be missing his head and possibly another body part.
PC: Well, that is her challenge. Can she forgive past deceptions and find the courage to love again? or will she turn away the one man who owns her heart and soul?
Liza: If I were the character, you'd have a really short story, unless you became a murder mystery where I hopefully escape getting arrested for my justifiable crime.
PC: Katherine is NOT nor never will be 'you'.
Liza: So you'd better make me like Kal.
PC: Kal deserted Katherine ten years prior believing it was best for them both. He loved her too much to pull her into his dangerous world. But not even time could assuage his yearning for the woman who captured his heart.
Liza: Did he know he'd gotten her pregnant?
Liza: So why reconnect now?
PC: I do not wish to reveal too much of the exciting plot, but Kal must win Katherine's trust and forgiveness before evil separates them forever.
Liza: Good luck on that.
PC: Is Kal ready to become the man she needs him to be? Or will he lose the one woman he can't life without?
Liza: Why are you asking me? I let you slide on the first questions, but not these.
I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE I HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET!
PC: Then perhaps you should read it.
Liza: Let me peek beneath your covers and see if I like what I see.
PC: As you wish, but if I see a highlighter in your hand, I'm running away.
Liza: *rolls eyes* The only thing a book can outrun is a slug. And you really should outrun those. So open up and show me what you got.
PC: Here's a scene where Kal meets his son.
Jealousy over Ike's obvious and instant adoration of Kal ate at Katherine like a worm eating through a rotten apple. She had to put a stop to their bonding.
A twinge of guilt squeezed her gut. God, she was a horrible person.
"You have all of them? Even a PS3?" Ike's mouth hung open and his eyes grew even bigger. "Wow. You're lucky. My friend Nicky Hymers got a zombie game for Christmas and he let me play it.” Ike sucked in a big breath. “And when I shot the zombies in the head, their heads exploded and sprayed blood everywhere." He stretched his arms wide and jumped up and down. "Kabooom!"
Katherine clasped one of Ike's flailing arms and turned him to face her. "Okay, that's enough. I asked you to please take your game and go to your room. I need to talk to Kal."
"Why can't I stay?"
She frowned and crossed her arms over her chest. "Don't argue with me, please."
Ike hung his head and toed the leg of a small table set beside the door. "'Kay." He glanced at Kal. "It was nice meeting you."
The dejected look on Ike’s face and the hurt pitch in his voice made her want to rip Kal's head off.
Kal stuck out his hand. "It was nice meetin’ ya, Buddy."
Ike's chest puffed out. He placed his much smaller hand inside Kal's and smiled.
Katherine's heart skipped a beat as she watched father and son shake hands. She blinked against sudden tears. How could she be such a bitch and keep them apart?
Because you raised Ike all by yourself. Where was Kal through all the hardships? Where was he when you found out you were pregnant? Where was he when your parents kicked you out? Where was Kal when you were alone, hungry and scared?
Her spine stiffened and her heart hardened again.
Kal ruffled Ike's unruly black hair with a hand that dwarfed her son's round head. "Maybe I'll see ya again."
Not in this lifetime, pal.
Liza: I don't want to behead Kal anymore. Now I want Katherine to forgive him, which is weird, because we were in her head throughout this. But still, he seems so nice.
Peep Rep: I want the book. Can I have the book?
Liza: No, you have no money.
Peep Rep: You could pay me...
Liza: Never happening. If you want money, go pick the pocket of my followers who voted you peep rep.
Peep Rep: *cries* But I really want to read this.
Liza: I intend to buy the book for MYSELF and once I'm done I'll let you read it.
Peep Rep: Yeah! Are you done reading it yet?
Liza: Done? I don't even have the buy links yet!
Peep Rep: I'll get 'em.
Liza: PC, I've bought your clone. Your job is done. Is there anything you'd like to say before I call little Ike to pick you up.
PC: I would like to tell you a bit about the talented author who wrote me.
Brenda Dyer lives in the small town of Sooke off the coast of British Columbia with her husband, two teenage boys, and an assortment of animals.
She is a graduate from LongRidge Writers group.
When she isn't writing you can find her out in her gardens or working with her two miniature horses.
Brenda loves to hear from readers. If you would like to contact her, visit her website.
Well there you have it peeps. Another great book has been interviewed. Please leave comments, Brenda and I love them.