We're in the home stretch now for the big day. Are you ready? Put your feet up for a bit and come meet author Angie Day. Welcome, Angie!
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
AD: The main character, Kate Martin, is really two characters in one. She used to be called Mara and was part of a bad group of people who were like her. She used her ability to take energy from humans to cause death and pain for her own enjoyment. During the first book she realizes that she doesn’t want this life that she has grown up in and chooses to change. She goes by Kate and hides from the people who used to be her family. She changes a lot throughout the rest of the books and is constantly battling with her identity and which matters more: the choices she is making now or the way she was raised.
In this third book, Rogue Unbroken, she is stuck between her two worlds. Her way of life is threatened and she needs help that only her past can provide. But trying to bring the worlds together caused catastrophic consequences in previous books. Kate/Mara is a kind person who wants to fight for the people she loves. She is strong and talented, and because of this has to practice learning to rely on other people. In the meantime, she is great at covering any weakness with sarcasm or misdirection until she is ready to let people in. The great debate throughout the books is which one is she more like, the Mara she had always been or the Kate she created with a hopeful mind.
SC:Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
AD:I believe there are things we maybe cannot see or explain, but they are real. As far as people who can steal human energy level of paranormal, I believe those things are just for books and movies. But it is fun to play around in the books that I write as if Legends really existed.SC:What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
AD: I’m currently working on the fourth and final book of the Legends and Shadows Saga. I will hopefully be releasing that book next year.
SC: Thanks for the chat. Let's take a look at your novel now.
Alec lifted a hand to my face but lowered it again. “But then you came back to me. You fell for me again. I saw it. If you say you’re done with me, then why can’t you just do the honorable thing and stop loving me?”
Alec looked down at the floor and he never looked so sheepish and small.
A trick. It had to be a trick.
But he was so small and broken and careening in his own mind. I knew what that felt like, all too well.
“I want to.” I leaned back on the shelves again. “You’re despicable and psychotic. You hurt the people I care about. You tortured me, manipulated me—”
“And yet that’s not good enough for you to kill me. All you can do is leave, and I’m sitting here hoping I can somehow get you back.” Alec raised his arms like he didn’t know where to put them anymore. “Why?”
“I don’t know.”
“That’s not an answer. Why?” Alec moved closer to my face.
“Because you won’t let me.”
“Ha.” Alec grinned before his eyes turned dark again. “I wish I had that much control over your decisions. Try again.”
I shoved him away. “I don’t know, Alec.”
“Yes, you do,” he came right back. “Think, Mara.”
“Because you’re home to me!”
His mouth fell open and the pain created lines around his eyes. I just stared at him for a moment. I saw all the same years of complications that I felt in mine. We weren’t just similar. He and I were mirror images of each other.
“No matter what you do, no matter where I go. When I think back on my life, you are all I can see for centuries,” I said.
“I get it.” Alec backed off. I caught his arm.“You don’t. You’re a terrible person. You’re the nightmare that just won’t go away.” I looked at the floor. “But you’re also a huge part of my life, whether I hate you or not.”