Monday, May 14, 2012

The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone: Character Interview & Giveaway






As a Canadian, Feather Stone was allowed the freedom to explore a kaleidoscope of infinite ways of being human. The only restrictions imposed by her parents were that racism was not acceptable and deliberately causing suffering to any other being or creature for any reason was not tolerated. Upon meeting her spirit guide when she was a child, Feather’s life became a journey of experiencing the paranormal. Through her practice of meditation, Reiki, and study of Shamanism, she’s been able to shift to dimensions that defy description.

On February 15, 2002, Feather was honoured to receive the Exemplary Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) for her service as a paramedic with Edmonton’s Emergency Response Department. She and her husband are now enjoying retirement and loving their sheltie, Jasper, and two cats, Smokey and Leo.

Her motto? Change your thinking, change your life.

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Interview with Sidney, heroine of

The Guardian’s Wildchild

Sidney
Laurie: Thank you for spending time with us today. How are things going for you right now?

Sidney:  Hey, Laurie.  So sweat of you to invite me.  Things now are, um, complicated. Sorry if I’m not being specific.  Got to be careful in not letting your readers in on our secret – not until they’ve read The Guardian’s Wildchild. 

Laurie: What was it like growing up for you on Hawk’s Island?

Sidney:  Oh, man, what fun!  My parents were gone so my mentor, Greystone, was the one I depended on the get me out of my scrapes with the Elders.

Laurie:  (gasping at the sight of her coffee cup suddenly moving onto some sensitive recording equipment)  Oh, oh, Sidney.  What are you doing with my cup?  Look out.  No, we can’t put cups there!

Sidney:  Oh, didn’t you want your coffee over there.  Sorry, I’m still using my telekinesis when I shouldn’t.  Here, I’ll put it back.  No, don’t move.  I won’t spill it.  Heh, heh, I just can’t resist.  You won’t tell Greystone, will you?

So, where was I?  Oh, yes, growing up.  On Hawk’s Island, there was the good and bad. The endless meditation practice, the rules!  Well, if you can move a cup of coffee without physically doing it, why not?  But the Elders don’t see it that way.  So I spent a lot of time doing extra chores and staying late after school to clean the room.  Learning about time/space travel came natural for me.  Being in two places at the same time was a challenge. But the best part was the energy of being loved so unconditionally. 

Laurie:  Being a part of a secret Guardian community, do you ever wish you were someone “normal”?

Sidney:  Well, from my perspective, I’m what you term as normal.  You see, there was a time when humanity became physical only briefly, then returned to our ‘home’ without going through the death cycle.  However, a very long time ago, more people began to become enamored with the physical sensations.  They acquired things and traded in their spiritual powers for physical powers.

Actually, humanity is beginning to recognize that everyone has mystical powers.  Especially ESP and telepathy.  I was born with these powers.  So while you’re asking me these questions, I can see that you’re thinking about James.  He’s gorgeous, Laurie. 

Laurie: Oh, oh! What else can you read in my mind, Sid?

Sidney:  Not to worry, Laurie.  I don’t go prying into people’s private lives.  That’s one rule I can live by.  But your thoughts about lover boy were just too strong to block. 

Laurie:  What about your love life?  What were your first thoughts about Captain Waterhouse?
Sidney:  I scarcely remember the first few days on Sam’s ship.  Captain Butchart had nearly killed me during interrogation.  Once I was transferred onto Captain Waterhouse’s ship, I vaguely remember seeing the captain’s tall, muscular frame.  What hit me were Sam’s eyes.  They’re dark as sin. I had the strangest feeling that as long as he was in control, I was safe.


Then I learned about his rulebook!  His devotion to rules irritated me.  Scratch that.  It ticked me off big time!

Once I recovered, I had a bigger problem.  Every time the captain was close, looked at me, called my name, I’d forget about my mission.  For pete’s sake, he was ordered to have me executed!  I should’ve been playing smart, kept my heart under wraps.  No matter how I resisted, when his eyes looked into my soul, I couldn’t care less about the crystals. The problem was he was thoroughly devoted to the military officer’s code of conduct.  No risk in losing my virginity, I thought. Oh gads, I’m blushing!
Laurie: What do you think his first thoughts about you were?

Sidney:  Forgive the rolling of my eyes.  Golly, would I like to hear his response to that question.  I was a mess when I boarded his ship.  My clothes were bloody and torn, my long hair was a rat’s nest, my face was covered with dirt and spit.  In fact, he was pretty cool toward me for a long time.  He tried to be friendly but it became obvious that he was just trying to get me to confess.  All business, that man.  Good thing he liked my long legs.  Ah, men.  Aren’t they a hoot.

Laurie: You were on death row.  Was there someone on board the Nonnah who helped you?

Sidney:  The officers were loyal to the captain.  But one officer dared to push the envelope in an effort to get Captain Waterhouse to ‘lighten up’ - Lieutenant Lorna Paddles, Medical Assistant.  Here’s an excerpt showing the relationship between Lorna and the captain.

Lieutenant Lorna Paddles had been in the military for at least a hundred years, or so the seamen figured. Her short, gray hair was without style except for the wispy curls framing her round face. Large blue eyes told of a time when she’d been a beauty. She was a strong woman with shoulders as wide as those of most of the men on the ship. It was well understood by all that she didn’t take any of the seamen’s guff.


She stood with her back to Sam, and he could just barely see beyond her shoulders that Sidney was seated in a chair. Lorna tossed used linen onto the floor and snapped fresh sheets into place on the bed. She fluffed pillows into submission so they sat only as her big hands demanded. Lorna turned around and saw Sam standing in the main infirmary. She hustled into the main room and snapped to attention in front of him.


“You caught me working again.” She feigned worry. “Damn!” Lorna had her own military decorum. She respected the rules but usually with a twist. She’d been around long enough to know what she could get away with and with whom. Sam was one of those with whom she, and only she, could push the envelope, just a bit. Not everyone was as successful as she was in getting Sam to “lighten up,” as she often advised him to do.


“As you were,” he said with as much authority he could muster over his desire to laugh.

Lorna relaxed her stance. “Didn’t see you sneaking up behind me, sir.”


Sam smiled. “Any problems?”


“No, sir. She’s pretty quiet most of the time.”

Laurie: Who did you fear most of all, Admiral Garland, Madame, or Captain Butchart?
Captain Frank Butchart
Sidney: They all had my head in their cross hairs.  Madame – lethal as she is, she’s no match for a Guardian.  Admiral Garland was a walking time bomb with his paranoia issues.  However, Captain Butchart was the sickest puppy of them all.  It’s hard to talk about what he had done.  He had been a powerful Guardian years before, trusted and loved.  Then something happened, something awful.  Usually when a Guardian gives up the sacred truths they lose their powers.  However, the demented Frank Butchart was able to retain his mystical powers.  He was dangerous on a level I can’t even describe.

Laurie: What do you hope readers take away with them after reading your story?

My dear readers, there is one thing I hope for when you’re reading The Guardian’s Wildchild.  I want to take you to a world you have never been before, and wonder, “What if …”.

Laurie: Thank you Sidney!

It’s been fun, Laurie.  Now, tell more about James. (giggles)



Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.

Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.


Title: The Guardian’s Wildchild
Author: Feather Stone
Genre: Fiction – Mystical, Paranormal, Romance, Murder Mystery
Published by: Omnific Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Format(s): eBook, perfect paperback
ISBN 13: 978-1-936305-88-9
Number of pages: 277

Buy the BOOK at:

The Guardian’s Wildchild by Feather Stone – NURTURE Book Tour Schedule:

·                 May 7th – Jaidis @ Juniper Grove

·                 May 8th – April R. & Wendy @ My Book Addiction and More

·                 May 9th – Miranda Wh. @ Ricochet Reviews

·                 May 9th – MK @ MK McClintock Blog

·                 May 10th – Deborah P. @ A Bookish Libraria: The Bookish Dame Reviews

·                 May 10th – Farrah K. @ The Book Faery Reviews

·                 May 11th – Inga K. @ Me And Reading

·                 May 14th – Kristen T. @ Seeing Night Book Reviews

·                 May 14th – Laurie J. @ Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews

·                 May 15th – Alicia J.@ Ali’s Bookshelf

·                 May 16th – Beverly G. @ Everyone Loves A SiNner

·                 May 16th – Norma @ Wakela’s World

·                 May 17th – Shannon Pa. @ Cocktails and Books

·                 May 18th – Bobbie @ Nurture Virtual Book Tourz™ Blog





22 comments:

Alicia0605 said...

I loved the interview! This is one of my top five books to read this month!

Feather Stone said...

Hi Alicia: Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Sidney's interview. She's quite unusual, sometimes a lot of fun. She sure fell hard for Captain Waterhouse. So did I, come to think of it. LOL
Feather

flchen1 said...

Wow, Feather, great to "meet" you and Sidney--I love the introduction to this story--will look forward to reading more!

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

Fantastic Interview. Thanks ever so much for the giveaway.

Doodle said...

Great interview!
The book sounds amazing!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Feather Stone said...

Hi everyone: Oh if only we could meet and chat over a cup of coffee, maybe a glass of vino. I'd love to tell you more about Sidney and, especially, Sam. He's an amazing man. Of course, I know more about these folks as so much didn't make it to the final cut in the book. Thanks for stopping by. Feather

Feather Stone said...

Thank you Laurie for posting my book on your blog. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to share my book with readers. I appreciate the time and effort taken by bloggers like yourself who connect authors with readers. Thank you so very much. Feather

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Looks like an interesting book!

Courtney Wyant said...

Thanks for the great giveaway !!

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Sounds very interesting! Added to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shauna Buck said...

Sounds really good!

Megan @ Books and Teacups said...

Great post! Looks like an interesting story indeed.

Sadieforsythe said...

What an interesting premise and interview. I'd love the chance to read it.

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book looks great and I would love to win it!

Suz Reads

Kimberly Lim said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Helen said...

I would love a chance to read this. I have seen this before and heard great things about it.

Holly Bryan said...

Great interview!! It must be so fun to interview a character...even more fun to answer as a character :) The book sounds great, as Helen mentioned, I too have read about the book in other places and heard good things about it. I look forwarding to reading it (one way or another!). Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Gakuen Alice said...

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Maegan Morin said...

Love the interview! Looks like a really awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer Haile said...

Great giveaway, thank you!

Heather said...

I love interviews with characters from featured books. Thanks for this and the giveaway.

Kara D. said...

Great interview. Love them when they're with characters, gets me excited to read it!