Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Caged by J A Bellfield: Character Interview, Review, Excerpt

 
 

 


 



Character Interview with Ethan Holloway of Caged


 Who is your favorite author?

 Delia Smith *smile*


 What was the scariest moment of your life?

 When Connor’s wife was killed. I was working that day with Dad and Connor, Sean, and we had no idea if the outside pack had gotten to Mum, too, until we got home.


 What book are you reading now?

 Does Cars & Lacy Bras count? How about Trucks & Good f—what? I’m not a book kind of male.


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

 Myself.


 What are your favorite TV shows?

 Anything that highlights murderers and s***. You can pick up fresh ideas for body disposal from some of those programs.

 

That was a joke, if anyone asks.


 What group did you hang out with in high school?

 What do you mean, ‘what group’? I hung out with Kyle. Last I checked, he was one male. Didn’t need anyone else.


 If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?

 If you came to visit me any time of day, I doubt I’d invite you in to find out. *shrug* Being territorial is in my nature.

 

 What one word best describes you?

 Protective

 

 Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

 Know what’s worth fighting for. Know when to fight for it. ~ Nathan Holloway (my father)






If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.
For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.
Not this time.
Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.
What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.
If he survives.
Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.
Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.

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“… from the Shropshire area. Following Carly McDowd’s disappearance on the fourth, and Andrew Doherty’s on the seventh, this is the third incident this month …”
I turned from the square-jawed newswoman on TV to Dad, where he sat in his corner armchair.
His attention remained on the screen, a frown across his brow.
“… the duo of friends were first reported missing late last night by their parents, after they discovered neither of the teenagers …” The newscaster’s voice infiltrated once more.
Images of a couple of lads flashed side by side on the screen. The one on the left had the appearance of any late teen, with shaggy overgrown hair and the twinkle of mischief in his expression.
From the other image, brilliant blue eyes stared out at me from beneath a shock of pale blond curls.
“Oh, shit!” I pushed to my feet, took a step forward. “That’s …”
Nineteen year old Gabriel Lewis was believed by his mother to be staying at Colum Delaney’s since Friday evening, whilst Colum’s parents …”
Dad stood, his fingers retracting his mobile from his jeans pocket as I worked my own out. He paused, nodded to me. “Go on. You make the call, Ethan.”
Shelley Lewis’s number had been saved in my phone book since the beginning of the year, right after we met for the first time. I hit dial and paced to the window. September sunshine, of the early morning variety, blinded me as my phone rang.
It took only a few trills for her to answer. “Ethan?” Her voice held hope, as well as a heavy weariness and the thickness of tears.
“Is it true?” I’d promised to support her—a lone parent, a female no less, raising a werewolf son with no guidance. So far, I’d delivered on that promise.
The sob hitting my ear gave confirmation enough. “Oh, Ethan.”
“Hold tight, Shelley. I’m on my way.”
“I’ll come with you,” Dad said, as I hung up and spun to him. “Shout Sean, too—in case we need to do any scouting. I think I heard him stir upstairs.”
“What about Connor’s lot?” The Larsen’s made up the other half of our eight-wolf pack, but lived separately to us on the south side of the forest.
Dad shook his head. “I’ll update Connor whilst you deal with Sean—”
“And Jem?” I asked with a lifted eyebrow.
Dad’s lips twitched, but he continued as though he hadn’t noticed my reference to his buck-passing. “Just the three of us will go. Connor and his boys can spend the morning here and stay close to Jem and your mother unless we need them.”
 


 

4 STARS

This book kept me from getting anything else done all afternoon – that is how engrossed I became in the action.  I LOVED Ethan, big, strong, loyal, and smart; he is a hero through and through.  Even under the direst circumstance he never lost sight of his plan, and worked to implement the salvation of an entire group of captives.  The suspense was woven throughout the tale in such a way that I almost felt the pain and desperation of being forced to become ruthless and unfeeling; doing the unthinkable at the whim of a despicable and corrupt, but powerful, cabal. 
It was easy for me to get carried away, caught up in this story, and whisked into a world similar to ours, but with all manner of supernatural creatures.  This is the first Holloway pack I have read but not the last.  I just picked up Blue Moon and cannot wait to dive into that story.
This book was given to me by the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J

 

 

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Long Bio:
One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield’s head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination, as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if …? How would they react if …? Who would they meet if …?
Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family … they had Become.
One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She’s yet to stop.
J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, four cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.
She also book blogs over at Bookaroo-Ju.


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3rd Prize: 5 runner’s-up will each receive a digi-signed Caged cover
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1 comment:

jabelfield said...

Hi, Laurie.
Thank you SO much for having me over for the Caged Tour. ♥
Can't wait to read your review. ☺