Character interview with Cassandra Bick, Dark Dates
What was the scariest moment of your life?
Just lately my life seems to be pretty full of scary moments – it’s getting worryingly hard to pick just one. I’d say being rescued from a house fire that killed my closest friends was the worst night of my life, but being caught up in an exploding skyscraper and then kidnapped by a homicidal vampire comes pretty close. Oh, no, wait, then there was the fight with the werewolves…
What are your favorite TV shows?
I’m a complete geek so I love shows like Doctor Who, Supernatural, the X-Files, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Being Human. I also love the Wire and have a secret soft spot for ‘girlie’ shows like Sex and The City and Girls.
What are you passionate about these days?
My business, Dark Dates, which matches up humans and vampires for dates. It takes up pretty much all of my time.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I don’t get a lot of time to relax – it seems like the last year has been one crisis after another! But when I do get some spare time I like to hang out with my friends Medea and Katie at their place, just eating nice food and drinking wine and letting them make me feel like I am domestically disadvantaged – they’re a lovely couple but it’s a little daunting having friends who are so much more sorted than you are. Of course if Cain is in town we might have some more… erm, physical recreation, but unfortunately he’s not very predictable!
Who should play you in a film?
Who should play you in a film?
Well, this might be a little arrogant but I do love Kat Dennings in Two Broke Girls – she’s really snarky and has big boobs, like me, so I think she’d be a good fit.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
My business is mostly evenings only, so definitely a night person!
What would we find under your bed?
Honestly, these days, it wouldn’t surprise me if you found a demon under there. But most days, it’s just my cat. Sometimes assorted weaponry, but again that tends to depend on whether Cain is in town.
Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?
“You’re not crazy; the world really is this weird”. Honestly, I was dubious at the time but now I’m thinking of getting it printed on t-shirts.
After narrowly averting a supernatural war in London, Cassandra Bick just wants life to get back to normal. Or as normal as life can be when you run a dating agency for vampires, your best friend is a witch and the oldest, strongest and sexiest vampire in town is taking a very personal interest in your business. But when a vicious new supernatural enemy threatens her friends, Cass finds herself once again fighting for the fate of her city – and having to face some demons of her own.
Snarky, sexy and fast paced, Wolf Night will leave you breathless.
Wolf Night is Book 2 in the Dark Dates series, the Chronicles of Cassandra Bick.
Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) before publishing the Dark Dates series.
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