google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2011-10-09

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Spare Time

Well, it's another weekend. I'd like to say it's going to be fabulous - warm sunny days, garden blooming, books to read, food to eat. But in actual fact it's quite the opposite. It's raining. I'm staring up at my roof with my fingers and toes crossed in the hopes that it won't bloody leak. The garden looks like crap and my grass is dead. I can't read because I've got to much to do, and I really shouldn't eat because I'm developing a third leg. To make matters worse, the hubby and I are trapped indoors because of said rain and he's a "country music" fan.
I'm currently mopping up blood from my bleeding ears ...
Anyway, taste in music aside, I remember a time when I used to look forward to the weekend. Movies, dinners, a bit of renovation to break things up. Now it just blends in with the rest of the working week, tormenting me with the idea of spare time.
This weekend I have to put together the synopsis for my next four books and start thinking of cover design. I should probably actually work on the last book and get it finished too! There's three loads of washing with my name on it, and I had to put shoes on so that I didn't keep thinking about the fact my floor needs vacuuming.  Needless to say that spare time is a vicious rumour insistent that my mattress also needs to be flipped and my car needs to be cleaned before it spawns new bacterial life. Eeek! As you can tell I'm procrastinating, writing blogs instead of blurbs.
Well, wish me luck. I'm going to need it. Oh, and if you have some free time, please e-mail it to me, I don't have time to walk to the mailbox.

Kristy :)

Friday, 14 October 2011

Follow Friday! #3

Well it's follow Friday time again. If you are new to the #FF fun, feature and follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between other bloggers. It's hosted by Rachel http://parajunkee.com/ and Alison http://www.alisoncanread.com/

How does it work? You need to ensure you follow back every blogger that follows you! Please check out the websites above for details on how to enter. But apart from that, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I can follow back!

This week's follow Friday question
Q - If you could have characters from a particular book meet and form an epic story-line with characters from a particular TV series, which would you choose and why?

A - I actually don't watch too much TV, but one of my favourite shows would have to be Supernatural. I love myself some Sammy. So, with that being said, I'd like to see him and he's bloody hot bod team up with Anita Blake from Laurell K Hamilton's books and kick some serious vampire ass! If Sam took his clothes off, that would be okay too.

Have a good one everyone!

Kristy :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Interview with a Vampire

Look out faithful followers, today I have none other than the up and coming star William Granville, here to talk to me about his starring role in my book - The Hunted (no, this is not weird).
So sit back and get your fill of one of the sexiest vampires to hit books in years! He'll be answering a few of your burning questions while undoubtedly not giving too much away about the upcoming release - The Damned.


What was your most memorable moment while making The Hunted?
Truthfully? Meeting Elena. I've never met anyone like her. She's brazen, beautiful, confident, and dare I say it, cocky? *laughs quietly to himself*

So you've grown quite close to Elena over recent months?
She would vehemently deny this, but yes, we're currently seeing one another.

Was it difficult to pursue a relationship in light of your eagerness to hunt the Alpha werewolf escapee from London, as well as uncover the cause of the kidnappings?
The werewolves did keep us on our toes, I'm not going to lie. There were times when I thought I'd never find the alpha, never uncover his main agenda. But there was also the space in between. As you can imagine a vampire has plenty of time on their hands when there's no real need for sleep. So in these moments I pursued, pursued, pursued - much to Elena's annoyance. *laughs again, shaking his head* I think I won her over, though.

Do you enjoy being a vampire?
I'm grateful for my strength and finely honed senses, but no. I never wanted to be a vampire, but being born one I guess I never really had the choice. Vampirism appeals to many of my kin - the speed, strength and immortality. But everyone forgets about the blood drinking, the way your insides burn when you hunger, when even your closest friend or your ... family could become a meal should you ignore the thirst.

I sense a story here ...
I don't want to talk about it. Let's just say that I'm glad Synth Corp was established. Synthetic animal plasmas make it easier for me to live with myself.

(I decided on a subject change here. He kept glaring at me, making me feel pretty damn bad about even hinting about his past. I decided to also skip questions about his old coven leader Lucius and his time spent in the Roman Guard. His eyes went from emerald green to black when I mentioned Lucius's name. You'' just have to read The Damned to understand better)

So ... What are your thoughts on The Protectors?
I have a great deal of respect for the magic they wield and the idea behind the Institute of Magical Intervention's methods. Their main priority is to protect the human race from the likes of me - I can't fault them on that. *He shrugs* That doesn't necessarily mean I trust them.

Speaking of trust, I noticed you didn't tell Elena about the angel Araqiel ...
What is there to tell? He thinks she belongs in the arms of someone I despise, and I think he should stay out of it. Who can better protect Elena than me? Who knows Elena better than I do?

I heard on the Grapevine that Elena is heading to Bucharest?
Not my idea, but Elena can't be dissuaded when she makes up her mind. Of course, I'll follow her there, but it won't be easy. At least I know that werewolves will not attack her at the IMI (Institute of Magical intervention) headquarters, but I also worry about their agenda - after all, Elena's no ordinary teenage girl.

Will we find out what happens in The Damned?
Of course. I doubt people are going to be impressed if you leave them hanging, Kristy. But, I can say there are a few twists and turns, some of them I'm not overly happy about. *glares at me again* Did you have to write Him into the story?

Him?
You know exactly who I'm talking about.

So, just to top off the interview, how about a few quick questions?
Favourite colour: Black (I didn't have the balls to correct him and tell him that black wasn't a colour)
Favourite song: I've been partial to the Rolling Stones since the early sixties.
Favourite movie: I prefer to read.
Favourite book: The Hunted, naturally. (Thanks for the plug, William)
Favourite holiday destination: I've never had a holiday, I'm always hunting, but I once crossed the Arctic chasing werewolves and I saw the northern lights. It was so wonderful to see something that spectacular occurring at night.
Who would you love to ... you know: Besides Elena? Definitely Kate Beckinsale. Thomas persuaded me to sit and watch this movie once called 'Underworld'. Have you heard of it? Anyway, let's just say, beyond fiction, that's one vampire I'd like to meet.

Well, that's all of William's time I could take up. He said something about being hungry, and let's face it, holding him up while he was already a bit cranky pants for bringing in another major character into The Damned just made him continue to stare unabashedly at my throbbing veins. Needless to say I slapped a baggie of Synth blood into his hands and told him to pipe down - I'm the writer.
(I didn't really. I apologised profusely and promised I'd make it up to him. I'm such a pussy.)
Anyway, so stay tuned. I'll post another interview soon, depending on who can make some time for me now that they're all big celebrities *rolls eyes*, perhaps even get one of them to actually pose for a photo.
Catch you all soon

Kristy :)