By 1889 Labs
Posted January 16, 2013
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This is a first for 1889 — a CHARACTER interview!
As part of author Danica Winter’s blog tour, she’s stopping by 1889 Labs today for a little interview with vampire Ellie Smith, the main character in her fantasy novel The Vampire’s Hope.
Tell us about your family.
Ellie Smith: There’s not a whole lot to tell. Usual sob story. Mom threw me on a porch the day I was born. And well, never knew my dad.
Some people used to laugh at me when I was in the system—but you know what? It never really bothered me. It’s a strange thing, but nothing really seems to bother me…at least not until I was turned Vamp. Then… well then, Ian opened up a whole new door to the world for me.
What one word best describes you?
What was the scariest moment of your life?
Ellie: The moment I thought I would lose my Ian.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ellie: I sure as hell never thought I would grow up and be a dancer. (She laughs and takes a sip of her steadily warming beer.) I never really hoped for anything. I guess I just wanted to grow up.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Ellie: I am a HUGE Godsmack fan. Here are my favorite three songs:
1. Godsmack—Voodoo (My all-time favorite song.)
2. Godsmack—Now Go Away
Who should play you in a film?
Ellie: Have you seen that movie, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? It would definitely be that chic.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
Ellie: I’m a frigging Vampire. Really? I guess my other name should be Mary-freaking-sunshine.
What would we find under your bed?
Ellie: You don’t want to look under my bed.
What is the next big thing?
Ellie: Ian and I have only just begun our story. Keep an eye out for us. We’ve had some bad-ass adventures that only need to be written down. You wouldn’t believe what we’ve been up to.
Thank you to Danica Winters for letting her character Ellie stop by for a chat. For more tour stops, check out FMB Blog Tours.
Ellie Smith, an emotionally stunted dancer, finds more than she bargains for after her human life is taken by the vampire, Master Liam. Once inside the Vampire’s underground lair, the Keres Den, she meets Ian, an immortal Viking warrior, who is infiltrating the soulless prison. (New Paragraph) As Ellie begins her training, she learns that the dark tunnels around her are filled with even darker secrets. As the truth of her existence come to light, she is faced with a choice—does she let her past dictate her future, or can she begin to feel again?
Danica Winters is an Amazon best-selling romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is a contributor to magazines, websites, and news organizations. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the outdoors, and the bliss brought by the printed word.
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