September 9, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
Book Feature – She Came With The Tide, Crescent Creek Series Book 2 by Viviana MacKade #CharacterInterview
I stopped breathing a long time ago.
I was taken into a cult when I was ten, married to the leader’s son at 20.
I learned to fear independence, so I stayed.
Day after day after day.
Until I couldn’t anymore.
So I started running and kept running because he’s after me.
Afraid, alone, hungry, but free.
Until a stranger offered me breakfast. And I said yes.
The thing I can do best? Living. Hard and to the fullest.
The world had screamed my name, and I lived it all until I got tired of it.
Bought a surf board, a house in my sandy hometown, and started another great life.
Young, rich, and totally free had been working like a charm.
Until I saw that blue tent on the beach.
And my life changed again.
What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?
That I’m a man-child troublemaker.
How about after they’ve known you for a while?
That I’m a man-child troublemaker with something more under the surface.
What is your profession?
I used to be a rock star. Like, big deal rock star. Now I write music under another name, and do what I want. Sweet, ain’t it?
What’s the most important thing in your life?
Living. I want to feel as much as I can, as hard as I can because, you know, it’s not like we have forever.
You’re thoughts on love?
I used to speculate about it, even thought I was in love some time or another. Then Andrea came along, and I realized I knew zero on it. I love learning, thought.
Your greatest extravagance?
My life is had been an extravagance. Now? My cabin in the South Caroline woods where there’s no reception, no internet, nothing. I bought it after Andrea, in case you were wondering.
What was your first thought or impression when you met the person you fell in love with?
That she was in trouble. And those short hair was super hot.
What would you change about the person you fell in love with?
Her past, if I could.
What do you like most about the person you fell in love with?
Her spine. Jesus, that woman lived on the road for 2 years. She escaped a cult, for crying out loud. And beat the hell out of that ex-husband of hers. She’s the most resilient, tough person I’ve ever met.
What would you change about yourself?
I don’t understand the question.