Let’s meet Tempest Pomeroy from Storm Crazy, a paranormal by Livia Quinn. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.
Storm Crazy by Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Welcome to Destiny, or should I say Middle Earth…
I’m Sheriff Jack Lang. After an exciting career as a Navy pilot, Destiny seemed like the perfect place to settle down – safe, sane and secure. But that ship sailed when I met Tempest Pomeroy – sexy redheaded mail lady and trouble magnet. Tempe never fails to test the limits of my patience or the law. Every time I think it’s the last straw, up pops another haystack.
My name is Tempest Pomeroy, and my human job is delivering the mail. I’m also a Paramortal like my family, or I’m supposed to be. If I didn’t have a few little talents, I’d think I was adopted. To say I was having a bad day would be like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on New Orleans. My brother’s genie bottle is missing, my mother’s AWOL, and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking a claim over a poodle. I am no one’s poodle. I’ve denied my heritage for most of my life but all this chaos is a sign of my quickening Tempestaerie power.
Oh, and the sheriff? He thinks he’s settled in a normal, quaint small town—like Mayberry?! We’ll see how that turns out… Things better settle down soon, ’cause I’m about to go…Storm Crazy.
Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.
Please tell me about your heroine.
Birthplace: Destiny, Louisiana
Profession: mail carrier and weather witch
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Tempestaerie
What does your heroine look like?
Tempe is tan and fit, a redhead with rainbow streaks in her hair. Her eyes are sunny blue until she gets her weather dander up then they go stormy.
Who is the significant other in her life?
Jack Lang, is becoming her significant other, but he hasn’t seen her wild side yet.
The Heroine’s Relaxed Side
This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.
The is being given by Jane Fortune, Destiny’s gossip columnist and 900 Psychic. It’s a ploy to get new fodder for her column.
How does the heroine feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she displaying that gives it away?
Tempe did not want to be at Jane’s party so when Jane starts asking her about the dead body she found at the clubhouse, sparks fly from her fingertips.
Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
Tempe isn’t really a mingler. She and her brother were abandoned by their parents when she was ten so she tends to stay to herself.
If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?
She’d love a shot of tequila but she learned her lesson – twice – this week, that Tempestaerie elements and alcohol don’t mix.
How much drink is her usual?
Ha! less than one is plenty to get her in trouble.
The heroine figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
To avoid someone, this time the hostess.
Is she likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend that others latch onto?
Tempe would find Montana her bigger than life intimidating warrior friend to hang out with.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?
It depends on whether they are human or a supernatural since letting others see you use your powers is a no-no. But most likely Tempe would toss a lightning bolt at them, or call up a gust of wind to distract them.
Is the heroine the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
Tempe’s a trouble magnet but not the kind to get thrown out. People understand why she’s having trouble
Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?
LOL, she’ll be looking for the first opportunity to get away.
The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side
How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?
This happened and it didn’t go well. The sheriff didn’t believe her when she said she stepped over the dead body to steal her brother’s genie bottle from the locker. Ooops.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?
Tempe wouldn’t hesitate to jump in and help.
This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?
She’d fake it, pretend she was winning until she could gain an advantage, or outlast them.
The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does she do?
Something she didn’t want to do after having a shot of tequila. She kisses him.
Someone younger than the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?
She raised her brother so she understands the mistakes young people make and would try to help them without making them feel like she’s taking over.
The heroine is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself in order to get through the situation?
Pain is just a state of mind. Deny, deny, deny.
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
“Whatever you do, stay calm. You’re about to go through your quickening.”
What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?
Even when things seemed hopeless and there was no one to turn to she managed to get herself and her little brother through a bad time and they came out okay.
What one thing would you like readers to know about your heroine?
Tempe’s like most of us, she’s just trying to protect the ones she loves and do the right thing but somehow things just keep happening and that dang sheriff keeps showing up at the worst possible time.
Where to buy Storm Crazy
Storm Crazy is #99cents – the last time for a while.
Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
Livia Quinn’s Social Media
Growing up in DC, Livia tagged along with her Daddy to Redskins games and explored the rich history of our country, then she moved to the bayous of Louisiana where the weather and culture of this region inspired her writing, including her storm faerie, Tempest and her military heroes. Livia’s many jobs as mail lady, salesperson, plant manager, business owner and professional singer are the conduit her characters have used to relate their stories to her. Think of her as her characters’ biographer! Down by the bayou she is protected from the alligators and bears by her husband and feisty Pomeranian, Dusty.
Amazon Author page amazon.com/author/liviaquinn
Livia Quinn Readers Group http://bit.ly/2gBFQ12