Today I’m happy to have a great story and a great Hero here with me for a nice (and kind of odd, sometimes) chat. (PS: he is one of the funniest Heroes I’ve ever had here with me. Honest.)
The book is Strength of Love (Heirs of Orion #3) By D. Anne Paris, and it will be released Thursday the 3rd in the Romance, Sci-fi genre.
With his special powers, Jason “Tiny” Tucker could handle anything.
Bullets, hauling cars, Bigfoot, nothing scared him. When a psychotic ex-lover captures and tortures him, he loses his powers and himself. His only light is his angel, Elle, who opened the door to his heart but hasn’t fallen for his good looks and charm. When Elle succumbs to the after effects of her powers it stirs emotions he never knew existed. Now it’s up to him to help her heal and unleash the passion trapped inside of her.
Despite her miserable past, Elle Stevens became a healer.
Determined not to turn into her promiscuous mother, Elle leads a celibate life focused solely on helping others. When she meets Tiny he awakens feelings in her that she tries to push away but her heart and body crave. It’s hard to control when she’s tasked with helping him heal from his wounds. Harder when he stays by her side day and night. Impossible when she looks into his eyes and sees a future she thought she could never have.
Unfortunately, someone has other plans for them and they don’t include a happy ever after.
Strength of Love is the 3rd book in the Heirs of Orion paranormal romantic suspense series which takes readers on a journey through the lives of people with special powers and those who want to control them.
And here’s the Hero, Jason! Hi, and thank you for being with us. Let’s start easy, what’s your profession?
Scuba instructor/shop manager/ex-Marine.
Are you happy with your life?
Life’s too short not to be. As long as I have my Angel everything’s alright
Would you change something about it?
I wouldn’t mind if the Agency disappeared. Who came up with that name anyway? Are they trying to sell insurance?
What would you change about yourself?
Hey, you don’t mess with perfection.
Your quirky habits.
I’ve been told I am a bit obsessed with sharpies. I label everything with them, air tanks, cups, shelves, cabinets, car parts, flippers, masks, food in the fridge. At any given point I have at least 5 sharpies in my car. I just use them because they keep me organized. Apparently that’s odd or something.
Which talent would you like to have?
I’d love to be able to play the saxophone. It’s not so much that I’m into jazz but the ladies are a sucker for a man who knows how to handle an instrument.
The trait you most despise.
I can’t stand people that take their problems out on others. We all got problems and headaches to deal with. Taking it out on others isn’t going to help any.
On what occasions do you lie?
Hey, I don’t know what the others told you but all my stories are true. They may be a tad exaggerated now and again for dramatic flair but none of them are made up. Especially the one where I beat Chuck Norris. Why does no one believe that one?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would you like to be?
I’d probably be a vibrator.
What kind of impression do you make on people when they first meet you? Is that accurate?
Most people write me off because of my height. I like that they underestimate my strength. It gives me an advantage.
What are you most afraid of?
Becoming someone I can’t respect. I’m proud of my service in the Marines. There is a difference between being a Marine and being a killer. Sometimes though it’s hard not to cross that line. I guess that’s what I would be most afraid of.
What is in your refrigerator right now?
Mold, probably. I haven’t been back to my place in a while. Normally it’s pretty clean or filled with homemade Italian food.
My mom taught me to cook so I’ve got a few favorites. Lately though it’s been chicken vesuvio. I found a kick ass recipe last month.
Your first thought and impression when you first met Elle.
The first thing I said was ‘Thank you Santa!’ I had thought I’d get her between the sheets in 24 hours. I was way wrong. I never had so much trouble with a girl before.
If you were an animal, or a shifter, what animal would you be?
Oh that’s easy. I’d be a platypus. Can you imagine the look on someone’s face after ripping off your clothes and transforming into… a platypus. The romance genre would never be the same.
Your obituary would be …
An epic tale involving a tuna salad, a rogue chicken and a quest for the lost sock of King Tut!
What would you do if:
You arrive home to find your door unlocked and slightly ajar, and you’re sure you locked it on your way out.
I’d pity the fool who tries to ambush me!
You wake up in a room and bed you don’t recognize.
That used to happen all that time. I’d usually try to make a quiet exit. Now that I am a one woman man, I’d probably panic.
If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?
I would probably open my package of sharpies so I could label the boxes of pizza.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Interesting story, I once went on a mission to find and rescue some hunters. So I guess you could say I’m a gatherer of hunters.
What is your least favorite thing about humanity?
Belly button fuzz. I don’t know where the stuff comes from or what it is but just keeps coming back. I mean if there was just one thing I’d fix about us as a species it would be belly button lint.
How honest are you?
How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?
None, technically. True pizza can only be found in Italy. Everything sold here in the US is actually just a tomato based panini
If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?
Never pee into the wind. That’s good advice at any age.
What’s the color of money?
It depends on the country.
Thank you, Jason! That was so much fun!
Anne Paris began conjuring up stories even before she could put words on paper. When other kids in her class submitted stories about their vacations and puppies, she submitted ones that had to be blessed by a priest.
The paranormal has always called out to her and she’s usually the one that’s running into haunted houses and graveyards. She strongly believes Halloween should be a national holiday and everyone should have a favorite paranormal hero or heroine.
When not in the writing cave D.Anne can be found in the garage working on her first love- her Trans Am, or working on her blueberry farm. She is the wife of one hot Silver Fox and the mom of one mini salesman who tries to convince his friend’s mothers to buy her books.
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