Today I am SUPER lucky to have the opportunity to share with you an interview that I had the pleasure of doing with none other than Briar, the leading lady in Kelley York's fabulous new vampire novel!
Welcome to Reading in the Corner, Briar! I’m so excited to have you here today.
Hi. Hey. How's it going?
Great! Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a little bit about yourself (before “the event.”)
I like that. "The Event." Uh, let's see. I worked at a family bar, which is a job I totally never would've gotten if my roomie's brother didn't own the joint. I totally blow at interviews. I visited my parents a couple times a month and I kinda, sorta, maybe flunked out of community college. Which is something I hadn't gotten up the nerve to admit to Mom and Dad yet.
What do you remember about the night you and Sherry were attacked? Anything?
The memories were fuzzy at first. Now I can remember pretty much all of it. I remember thinking it was my fault we were there, and thinking the entire thing had to be some nightmare. I kept waiting to wake up from it.
I also remember it being really cold and wet and icky. But I guess you don't hear much about people being murdered on a bright, sunshiney day.
What was the biggest adjustment after you first changed?
Not being able to see my family. Someday, maybe I will. But I have some work to do before then so I don't scare my parents senseless. Having a life, no matter how stagnant it might be, then having it ripped out from under you is kind of a big thing. You lose your whole sense of self and have to rebuild it all.
What’s your favorite part of being a vampire, now that you’ve had a little time to adjust? Least favorite part?
There are some cool things about it. Our senses aren't, like, super-human, but they're kind of...tuned better than a human's, if that makes sense? I see and hear and feel the world with more clarity than I did before.
My least favorite part? The food. Ohmygod. Sometimes I get the worst cravings for something, like a huge cheeseburger, but when I eat it, it tastes like cardboard. So disappointing.
Yeah, THAT would not make me happy. I had the BEST bacon cheeseburger this past weekend...but I guess you don't really want to hear about that.
If you could go back and do one thing before becoming a vampire, what would it be?
If I were capable of changing something, I'd make sure Sherry survived. If changing something was out of the question, I'd at least make sure she knew how much I loved her, and how I still think about her every day.
And I gotta ask—do/can vampires drink coffee? I think I’d be lost without it. ;)
I was never much of a coffee drinker, to be honest, but I was a complete soda junkie. You can drink it—Cole sometimes does—but the caffeine effect is lost on us. It moves through our systems too quickly. Same goes for alcohol. You might feel it for a few minutes, but then it's gone.
This was awesome. Thanks for having me!
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All 18-year-old Briar Greyson wanted was to figure out this whole living-away-from-your-parents thing. Apartment, steady job, cool roommate? Check. Noah, her adorable (albeit elusive) boyfriend? Check. Everything in the life of Briar was pretty good.
Then she and her roommate are attacked on their way home one night. Briar wasn’t supposed to survive.
Instead, according to the two guys who saved her, she’s turning into the things that attacked her: a vampire. Totally crazy and Not Okay. Now Noah’s secrets are coming to light, and he wants Briar dead. Then there are the vampires who attacked Briar to lure out her sister.
Her sister…who died years ago.
The city’s body count is rising, and Briar wants to help put a stop to it. But first, she has to figure out who the real enemy is: the vampires, the boy she loves, or the sister she thought she’d lost.