The authors of the stories in Crazy Little Spring Called Love (order here) sat down to answer some questions for their readers. For links to the full list of interview questions, teasers, and more, visit the blog tour page.
Question 7: Heroes
Who is your hero? How does he see himself? How do others see him?
Hermes begins my story performing the same duty he has for millennia—escorting Persephone on her yearly journey from the Underworld to a party at the Oceanus Resort. His image as nothing but a playboy trickster and rogue weighs heavily on him and he yearns to break out of the constraints others have placed on him. He has big plans on the horizon and is determined to stay focused on those goals and not let love interfere—until a chance meeting with a certain goddess on the beach changes everything.
Edward is a talented clockmaker, in a long line of distinguished clockmakers, who finds out he’s half-fairy. He’s doing his best to come to terms with what that all means, as well as how it may be responsible for his talent of making clockwork creatures. He’s a bit of a recluse–more at home in nature than with people. But when a certain broken-winged fairy crosses his path, his life takes him in a new direction.
Adam starts the story as a practical joker and a skeptic. When Janessa pops out of the planter and says he gets three wishes, Adam sarcastically wishes for a scavenger hunt to find his true love before dinner. Only when the hunt has begun does he really believe magic is real and that it is more powerful than he could have imagined. This mirrors how Adam feels about love. At first, he doesn’t really believe in it, but as time goes on, he starts to see things differently.
Reed is a healer. He was coerced by his father into choosing that career, but he has grown to love it and is very adept. He feels like a rebel, though, because he isn’t very devout and sees that bending or even breaking the rules is sometimes necessary to do what’s right. Others see him as easy-going, funny, and compassionate. Leora sees him as her nemesis–though he grew up to be too sexy for his own good.
Tan is a chef, sailor, and made from stone. We only see him from Svildna’s perspective and she thinks he’s ugly and a little scary-looking until he starts smiling and feeding her. His shipmates call him a troll and he just laughs it off.
Because Tan know what he is and and that’s his secret.
My hero is a little bit full of himself, and when he gets a small comeuppance, he uses magic to get around it. A small bit alpha, but don’t worry, we can work with him. Carson is someone who may be on top, but the top is a slippery place to be. He’ll come down, and he may appreciate it better.
Duke is gentle and kind with a deep inner strength. Duke underestimates himself. Those that don’t know him think he’s a pushover who is easily manipulated.
Nate is out-going, charming, and tough. He is clever and strong, but sometimes overthinks his own plans. People see him as someone they want to work with or be with.