Meet Haven, the main character of my upcoming novel, I See You
I was tagged by the one and only alpha, A.T. Russell in this blog hop discussing a favorite main character. A.T. Russell writes Paranormal Fiction and his novel, Apex is available now. A.T. also has two other novels, New Alpha Rising: Ascension Part I and Ascension Part II New Alpha Rising. He is also a contributing author for several short story collaborations with 7DS Books.
Thank you for invite, A.T. ~ Frantiska
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
My main character has been called many names over the years, but her birth given one is Haven. She isn’t based on anyone in particular, but I would love to have her shape shifting abilities.
2) When and where is the story set?
My main character calls it a delusional safe haven, but really it is a gated subdivision set in todays’ world. (2014)
3) What should we know about him/her?
Haven (aka Skittles) views herself damaged. And honestly, who could blame her? She was molested throughout most of her childhood, her siblings wanted nothing to do with her, and she watched her parents die on her sixteenth birthday. Her life is filled with revenge seeking madness and haunting reminders of her past. She is a nomad erasing the earth of child predators, hoping one day she will find the peace her scarred heart and soul crave.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
When Haven meets Bryce, her world of secrecy is exposed. Her solitude life is challenged and the protective walls she built around her scarred heart begin to crumble. Tossing her into uncharted territory and reminding her of forgotten dreams. Struggling with the haunting memories of her past, the inability to trust and the hideous reality of abuse, Haven is thrown into a battle she never expected to fight and feelings she didn’t want to face.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
With shape-shifting abilities, Haven sets out on a path of revenge against child predators, while she searches for the monster who ripped away her innocence, murdered her trust and abused her body. Hoping one day she will come eye to eye with the man who stole from her the only thing that cannot be given back or replaced.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
I See You
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
I See You will be published by Twisted Core Press summer of 2014
I have tagged 3 other wonderful writers to continue the blog hop. Check out their posts and discover a new favorite author!
Coming summer of 2014 – I See You by Frantiska Oliver
Wounds that cut so deep they leave a scar, are the hardest ones to overcome. I’m not talking about the cuts and scrapes that mar your skin. I’m talking about the ones that imbed into your heart and haunt your every dream—the kind that causes you to snap awake from a deep sleep with tears. They leave you gasping in fear, constantly dredging up the horrible events from your past. Persistently reminding you that they follow your every step and no matter how fast you run, or how far you travel, you can never leave them behind. Ones that sneak into your daily life and attempt to rob you of your happiness and peace, dreadful memories that, if given the chance, you would erase and never think of again. You know the ones I’m talking about. The aching pain that resides inside your heart, the way a simple word or phrase can stir it awake. How it eats away at your mind and tries to destroy your world with every bite. Memories so strong, you can close your eyes and relive every agonizing second as though it were happening again. The stalkers of your mind, thieves of your heart, and destroyers of your happiness… sometimes even your life. Those are the wounds I’m speaking of. We all have them, in one way or another. Nightmares from our past, heartaches from love, regrets for one reason or another, and then there’s mine.
Thieves steal for profit or greed, but what do they gain when they rob a child of their innocence? Murderers kill for money, jealousy, power or religion, but what can the slaughter of a child’s trust offer them? Abusers mistreat for dominance, possession, or pleasure, but how can they be satisfied by beating away the child’s self-worth? All these questions, and then some, cross my mind as I stare into the eyes of the guilty and seek revenge against the monsters who created the deepest of wounds in an innocent child. Hoping one day I will come eye to eye with the one man who stole from me the only thing that cannot be given back or replaced. The monster who ripped away my innocence, murdered my trust, and abused my body.
I have been called by many names over the years but, my birth given one is Haven. One I chose not to use, at least not until I fulfill the revenge I originally set out to seek…