Thursday, May 10, 2012

Destiny Awaits by Jaidis Shaw: Character Interview

Alayna Scott always knew that she wasn’t your average twenty-year-old. The visions she receives around water were a dead giveaway. But even her visions couldn’t prepare her for the tragic car accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything she loves gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden McKnight can’t explain the sudden attraction that he feels whenever Alayna is near but he does know that he wants her for his own. So when a local vampire selects Alayna as his next victim, Jayden will stop at nothing to ensure her safety – even if that means bringing Alayna into a world that she never knew existed.

Love will blossom, challenges will be made and Alayna will find herself fighting not only to survive, but against what she may become.

What people are saying about Destiny Awaits: 
"Miss Shaw has created a romance that is sweet on the surface but hides some real heat between the lines. Don't pass this one up!" ~ Tonia Brown, author of Skin Trade 
"Jaidis Shaw's Destiny Awaits will unconsciously absorb you into the realm of your untapped imagination." ~ Nely Cab, author of Creatura 
“Jaidis Shaw has created a magical realm within our world filled with excitement, love and creatures we've only dreamed of!” ~ A.G. Dow, author of ‘In Dreams’

Interview with Alayna Scott – Heroine from Destiny Awaits

Tell us about your family.

What is there to say really? My parents were wonderful people and I wish they could still be here with me today. My father was my rock, always encouraging me to better myself. I really looked up to him but I don’t think he knew that. My mother was so full of life and vitality. She always gave off this glow when she would talk about things she was passionate about. She…she was…I’m sorry, can we please move on to the next question please. *clears throat*

What was the scariest moment of your life?

I am often asked this question as if people expect me to say the day that I was attacked by a vampire was the scariest but it wasn’t. The scariest moment of my life was waking up in the hospital and being told that both of my parents were dead. Can you image how scary it was to lay in that bed, hooked up to machines, and wonder how in the world you would be able to face the next day alone?

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I often wondered what it would be like to go into a field where I could study the stars and planets. My mother always talked of the stars so fondly. A small part of me felt connected to mythology and I still feel the need to study that field more thoroughly.

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

Well I try to live my life with no regrets but there are some I wish I could correct. If I could apologize to anyone, it would probably be my parents. I know I wasn’t the easiest to deal with growing up and I wish I could go back and be a better daughter for them. If I had known my time with them would be cut short, I would have done things differently. Just goes to prove that we never know how much time we have and we need to live each day to the fullest.

What one word best describes you?


Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?

Can I be both? My friends from high school would probably say that I was an extravert before the accident but quickly became an introvert. Jayden has been wonderful at helping me accept myself and I am becoming extroverted again.

Who should play you in a film?

I’d like to think that either Emma Stone or Kate Mara would portray me well. I think Kate could handle the paranormal world that I have become part of but Emma would be great with portraying my sarcastic and witty side.

What would we find under your bed?

There is no telling what you would find under there. I’m a firm believer in ‘out of sight, out of mind’ when it comes to cleaning.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

To be honest, I haven’t listened to music much since the accident. Music used to bring me so much joy but since I was listening to it on the day of the accident, it only reminds me of my loss. Maybe one day I will be reunited with my love of music.

Jaidis Shaw currently resides in a small town located in South Carolina with her husband and beautiful daughter. With a passion for reading, Jaidis can always be found surrounded by books and dreaming of new stories. She enjoys challenging herself by writing in different genres and currently has several writing projects in the works.

When not reading or writing, Jaidis fills the position of Book Tour Coordinator for Nurture Your Books™, maintains the Juniper Grove blog and loves encouraging her daughter to let her imagination run wild.

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Joanne said...

This book sounds intriguing. can't wait to read it. I agree with the "out of sight, out of mind". Great character interview. Thanks.


Joanne said...

Sorry, I forgot to say I'd like a Kindle copy if I won. Thanks.


Jaidis said...

Hey Laurie! Thank you so much for allowing Alayna and I to visit your blog!

Joannamaz said...

Hey thanks for the review and interview it sounds like an amazing read :)

Sadieforsythe said...

This looks like an entertaining read. I'd love a kindle copy if I win. Thanks

Englehår said...

Hey :D

I would love to get it as a kindle copy :D! Btw, awesome blog!