Today I'm super excited to welcome young adult author J.A. Redmerski to the blog! She's stopping by to share with us an exclusive interview with Isaac Mayfair, one of the main characters in The Mayfair Moon, a YA paranormal romance available now. Welcome J.A., "G" and Isaac!
*This interview was conducted by a Praverian, who, due to the clandestine nature of Praverians, cannot be named at this time. For now, we will refer to her simply as ‘G’.
G: Isaac Mayfair, son of the most feared and notorious leader in werewolf history is more than the love of Adria Dawson’s life and an up-and-coming Alpha. Apparently, there are things about Isaac that not even Adria knows yet. Of course, being who and what I am, there’s nothing that he can hide from me. So, let’s put him on the spot. *grins*
G: It’s good to see you again, Isaac. You were barely six when I saw you for the first time, fully wolfed-out and fighting your brother to the death.
Isaac Mayfair: You say that like I had a choice. It was kill or be killed. I was forced to hurt a lot of my kin during my training and it’s not something I like to talk about.
G: Understandable. So then let’s talk about…say…your job at Home Depot? Uh huh, don’t be shy. Spit it out. (I swear he’s blushing!)
Isaac Mayfair: Yes, I actually did work at Home Depot once. I only applied for the job to keep track of a new werewolf Turned by William Vargas in North Carolina. The guy worked at Home Depot; so naturally, I did what I had to do.
G: It’s just hard to picture you—big, scary, werewolf guy—wearing a bright orange apron and helping humans decide what kind of wood to use to build their add-on porches. That’s pack loyalty right there!
Isaac Mayfair: *just smiles and shakes his head*
G: Well, if you could take a customer service job in the line of duty, why didn’t you attend Hall-Dale like Zia, when you were tracking the movements of Adria?
Isaac Mayfair: Honestly, Alexandra was the one my brothers and I were tracking. She was the dangerous one. Zia agreed to take the school job and watch over Adria.
G: I bet you never thought you’d end up more involved with Adria than her sister, did you?
Isaac Mayfair: You got that right. I never ‘get involved’ with an Innocent. Never. I guess sometimes you just have to let fate work its magic. But then you already knew it would happen, didn’t you?
G: (I see why it’s hard for Adria to resist him – those frickin’ enchanting eyes!) Of course I knew. Now I have to ask some basics. You’ll probably find it kind of ‘girly’, but just bear with me.
Isaac Mayfair: Ummm, alright.
G: Don’t look so worried! Harmless questions, I promise!
Isaac Mayfair: July 20, 1992
Isaac Mayfair: Macedonia, particularly Mount Korab, but Sibyl left there with me shortly after I was born.
G: (FYI - Sibyl is his mother, but he refuses to acknowledge her as such.)
G: Favorite color?
Isaac Mayfair: I don’t really have a favorite color...
G: Favorite Movie?
Isaac Mayfair: The Matrix and Fight Club
G: Favorite T.V. Show?
Isaac Mayfair: Well, it was ‘Stargate Universe’ until it ended. I like ‘NCIS’ and ‘Supernatural’, I
G: What turns you on?
Isaac Mayfair: What? (Clearly he knows what I mean.)
G: Seriously, what do you like in a girl? And don’t just say ‘Adria Dawson’, because that would be so cliché and I don’t take you for the cliché type.
Isaac Mayfair: *sighs heavily* I like girls with a mind of their own. Strong-willed. Intelligent. And it doesn’t hurt if she has nice skin and pretty teeth. Oh, and delicate wrists.
G: *coughwristfetishcough* What turns you off?
Isaac Mayfair: I can’t stand rude girls. Obnoxious girls. Superficial, materialistic girls. Honestly, when it comes to things that turn me off, it hardly ever has much to do with appearance and more-so attitude.
G: Favorite type of music?
Isaac Mayfair: Hard Rock mostly, but I like a lot of Instrumental music like Wojciech Kilar and underground stuff like Arcana.
G: Favorite food?
Isaac Mayfair: Praverians that ask too many questions
G: *grins* Alright, alright. I’ll move this along. Last question: Do you think Adria will forgive you for what you did to her?
Isaac Mayfair: (He looks away from me. I can hear his thoughts. He hates me right about now for asking this question, but at the same time he knows I’m only here to help Adria through this…) I hope so. More than anything, I hope so….
That is an intense last question. *Jenny dies of curiosity* Thanks so much for sharing this with us J.A.! More information on J.A. and her books can be found here:
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THE MAYFAIR MOON
After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.
Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.
As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.