about the creation of Deven Chandler in the book His Lost Mate.
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entity. Will he lose her again forever?
psychic Lauren Halpern embarks on a journey to uncover an ancient mystery in a
sultry and exotic jungle, but everything is getting in her way. Deven Chandler,
the drop-dead gorgeous leader of their excavation is a serious distraction she
does not need, and she’s desperately trying to guard her heart. But the heated
passion between them is undeniable, and they simply cannot find a way to stop
the inevitable. Lauren senses the supernatural connection between them holds a
secret deeper than the hot sex they’re trying to resist. And Deven, the
scientist that he is, simply won’t believe her esoteric beliefs or warnings.
they tumble into a sizzling affair the real trouble begins. From the ancient
ruins, a ghost of an ancient shaman appears. He lures them deeper to into the
jungle where lies the deadliest evil of all. When danger arrives, can Deven
learn to trust her and risk everything to save her?
Introducing Deven Chandler
Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Tan, toned,
muscular build, 6’, rough hands from years of field work excavating
significant other in your character’s life?
doing field work on his excavation for credits towards her degree. There’s an
instant attraction the moment she arrives. The woman is hot, smart and sexy.
But he knows he should resist. As a professional, he shouldn’t allow it. There
are too many complications with the excavation—local authorities, potential
antiquity thieves, rumors of rebels in the jungle. The safety of the team and
his project is vital, his love life with a hot student is not priority. And now
there are a number of strange, unexplained events occurring around the ruins.
Not to mention his ex-fiancée has decided to join the team this time around,
and she has her own agenda besides adding to her collection at the museum.
smart professor, a bit like Indiana Jones. Although he was offered a
prestigious board position at a large museum, he turned it down to continue
traveling and working his projects in the jungle.
dress? Archaeologist in the jungle, working on ancient ruins. Jeans or
khakis, no suits for this man. (unless he’s teaching at the university) He’s
not afraid to get dirty.
live comfortably, live extravagantly? He makes a comfortable wage. He works
at a university in Boston, has a nice condo there and owns a cottage on Cape
Cod. He’s most happy when he’s traveling and digging in ruins.
does your character rely? He’s highly skilled at his job, good at working
with students and negotiating with foreign authorities. He’s all scientist, but
rugged to the bone, devoted and determined to uncover the mystery surrounding
his current project. But his flaw is not seeing a supernatural element closing
in on the ruins.
character’s family like? He’s close to his family. His sister is also an
archaeologist, but more sensitive to the supernatural. She has experienced
ghosts at the ruins where she has worked. His parents live in the Netherlands.
They sold their home to provide college educations for their two children. Over
the years, Deven and his sister helped them purchase a home again.
character’s past showed up, who would he most NOT want it to be, and why?
Sylvia, his ex-fiancée. Of course she decides to show up during this semester.
He can’t turn her away since her father privately funds most of these projects
for the college. He’s president of the board of the museum and part of the deal
is acquiring a collection of artifacts for his museum. Deven has a hunch Sylvia
has plans to acquire more than artifacts and that makes this trip more of a
complication than Deven wants to deal with. Especially since things are heating
up between him and Lauren.
causes your character the most fear? In the jungle of a third-world
country, anything can happen. Danger can arise, natural and unnatural can
threaten lives deep in the jungle. Having local authorities shut down his
project is one fear, but having his team come to harm is another. Antiquity thieves, paramilitary groups,
desperate locals, wild life, and more can all be a threat to a secluded
archaeological dig. But there’s another threat, a supernatural one…
biggest personal flaw? He and Lauren are connected to the jungle in a
supernatural way that he refuses to acknowledge. His seeing-is-believing,
analytical mind denies what is obvious. And that could be dangerous for all of
them on the team.
breaking point? When Lauren goes missing. Can’t say more without a spoiler.
About Your Writer
writer chose to write about you?
bit, explored the Mayan ruins in Tikal, Coba, and Tulum. She spoke to an
archaeologist (not me), when she decided to write this story. He even gave her
a Mayan artifact. The ruins must have inspired this story. I’m trying to
determine what happened to an entire culture that seemed to have vanished
hundreds of years ago. She asked the question: What if two Mayan lovers who
lived back then were faced with a tragic life event? Could their love survive
and they find each other again?
writer had not told others about you?
my job as an archaeologist and professor is important and rewarding. Sometimes
I’m stubborn and keep blinders on. I guess I need to be more open to the
esoteric world. I’m not comfortable with that. I’d rather go with facts and figures
and proven hypotheses.
from your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
Greece. Or the two young guys on the team Kyle and Justin.
writer loves to write?
mysteries. It’s a way we can connect with cultures to the past and better
understand them. A writer likes to tell
stories. The stories have to be told as they come to her, and she must love to
share them with others. It’s her way of connecting with people from the present
and also the future.
you’d like to say to your writer?
swore I’d never have to. And for helping me find the woman I was meant to be
with always—my soul mate, my lover. From one work-aholic to another, get away
from your desk and work. Have more fun. When you return refreshed, write what
you’re most passionate about. You’ll always have new stories to share with
readers and fans.
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& USA Today bestselling author Kathy Kulig is a writer, a science geek, a part time health food nut, an occasional cat sitter, and an adventure movie junkie. She lives in a 100-year-old Victorian house with her amazingly support hubby who is also a geek and shares her love of traveling. Kathy writes sexy paranormal, contemporary and suspense. Her books can be dark and edgy, passionate and erotically-charged, but there’s always a steamy romance and a happy ending.