Please give a warm welcome to Beth Ann Masarik. She is the author of The World Among Us (Prince of Darkness #1), an incredible PNR full of demons, gods, and vampires. Masarik has been amazing enough to give you guys a chance to win this book as well and a $100 gift pack. So read Masarik's great character chat between Arianna and Emily and find out how you can win some amazing stuff.
Take it away Ms. Masarik!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Diana! It is a pleasure and a real treat for me to be here! For those of you returning, welcome back! You all have been troopers! Today, I am going to be chatting with Arianna Aysel & Emily Smith from The World Among Us. They both wanted to be a part of today’s post, and I didn’t have the heart to say no to either one of them. Without further adieu, I give you this week’s Character Chat J (which by the way, is a meme I started on my blog www.bahbammymusings.wordpress.com).
I sat around the coffee table in the living room of my apartment with two beautiful women. We sat on the couch and loveseat, with our teacups in hand. I smiled warmly at Arianna and Emily. Arianna had long, curly, blond hair and blue eyes, while Emily had long, brown hair and hazel eyes. They had just arrived at my apartment, and were settling down in their seats.
“It’s so good to see you ladies. How are you both doing? You must be exhausted after everything you’ve been through,” I asked as I crossed my legs.
“You could say that again,” Arianna said as she sipped from her mug.
“Is there an end in sight with this war, Beth? I’d like to live a normal life again,” Emily asked.
I fell silent as I listened to their questions. I felt bad for what I was putting them through. I mean, constant battles with demons and power-hungry gods? It would be enough to make anyone go nuts.
“There is an ending coming soon, but I don’t know when, ladies. I am sorry. It’s all up to my Muse and what she wants to do. I am only her dictator,” I replied with knots in my stomach.
Emily frowned, and Arianna narrowed her eyes. “So you mean to tell me, I am going to be running into more demons? Great…just great. Do you have any idea on how difficult it is to protect not only Selene, but my human husband as well? Oh! And what is up with that Beth? Why is Andrew a human? A stupid weak human!” Arianna shouted as she flailed her arms in exasperation.
“Unfortunately, Arianna, that is exactly what I am saying, and, give Andrew some credit, will you?” I asked getting slightly annoyed at her. “Andrew isn’t weak. Besides, he’s your husband! Don’t you dare talk about him like that,” I scolded. “It’s all part of the story. I promise there is an ending in sight. It’s just going to take me a while to get to it.”
“We understand, Beth,” Emily said softly and turned her attention to Arianna. “Please don’t talk about Andrew that way, Ari,” she said. “He’s a great guy, and you know it! He puts up with your B.S., and has to deal with all those demons. I have to say, I think he’s doing a kick-butt job with protecting you and Selene for what limits he has.”
I watched the two girls go back and forth as if it were a tennis match. I was stunned to listen to Emily speak like that. I had to say, she was one of my favorite people to be around, and deserved a round of applause.
“Whoa, OK ladies. Where is the love?” I asked as my heart beat nervously against my chest.
Arianna shot me a glare, sighed and then recoiled deeper into her chair from embarrassment. Her cheeks were now a deep shade of red from emotion, and her blue eyes tried to avoid mine, but failed. Once she and I locked eyes, she frowned and mumbled, “I’m sorry.”
“It’s OK Arianna,” I said gently. “I understand that you are under a lot of stress. If anyone knows what it’s like to be under stress, it’s me. I have books to write, a part time job, PLUS a magazine to run. Oh, and did I mention that I’m getting MARRIED this year? So on top of all of that, I have a wedding to plan.”
Arianna’s eyes widened, and she got up and rushed over to me and glomped me. Yes, I just got glomped by one of my own characters!
“OH MY GOSH THAT’S SO GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS,” Arianna squealed. “Emily, did you know this?” Arianna asked as she hugged me tightly.
“I did, but, only because I’d heard rumors through the grape vine,” Emily replied with a giggle. “Well, since you are such a busy lady, Beth, we won’t keep you. But please, don’t make us wait too much longer! We all miss you!”
“Don’t worry ladies! You won’t have to wait too much longer. My tour is almost over, and I will be back to “normal” soon enough! Thank you for stopping by,” I said as I gave them both another hug.
“Bye,” they both said in unison and Arianna teleported themselves out of my apartment.
Well, there you have it folks! That was this week’s character chat. It was a short one, I know, but I didn’t want to bore you guys with too long of a post J.
Now, I am doing something special for you all. Since this is the last week of my tour, I am giving away some pretty epic prizes. Keep reading to find out what I am giving away and how you can enter it!
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THE GIVEAWAY & SCAVENGER HUNT:
I am offering:
An ebook of The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness
An autographed poster
THE SCAVENGER HUNT:
The last time I had you tell me who your favorite character was in any mythology legend. Now, I want you to FIND ME A PICTURE of your favorite character/god/creature in any mythology legend. Please send your entries to email@example.com by February 29. If you do, you will be entered to win a gift pack valued at about $100 dollars. This prize pack included: an autographed copy of The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness by me and the illustrator, a never before seen picture of Selene & Damien, a totebag, a personalized mug, & a keychain, plus the stuff listed above. Pretty sweet huh? The winner of the scavenger hunt will be announced on March 4th. GOOD LUCK!
Thank you so much Diana for hosting me today! I had a lot of fun with the post, and am very glad to have met you!
Please join me tomorrow on Ashley Laura’s blog which is on Tumblr. On her blog, I will be speaking about what it’s like writing with learning disabilities. Her link is: sparrowluvr2.tumblr.com
For a complete list of tour stops, please visit my website at www.bethannmasarik.com