This post is part of the Teen Book Scene tour
Olivia has spent her life learning about her enemies, the deadly Venator - including how to kill them. What she knows nothing about is whiskey, playing poker, or rugged, copper-haired musicians. As punishment for a small 'crime,' Olivia is sent to a safe house in a human town and forced to live as one of them for a summer. There, she meets the charming Jackson Vance, and her real education begins. She soon discovers that she's being hunted, and figuring out why means she uncovers a secret that threatens to end everything she's ever fought for.Published in US: Mar 24th 2011
Character interview with Olivia
--Did you ever see Everett as more than a best friend or brother? At the beginning of your story, I honestly thought he’d be the love interest.
*giggles* Everett occupies a huge part of my heart, but not the romantic center of it! He's my best friend in every way and I love him to death, but for love? Eek.
--Can you describe your relationship with Ivanna? How did it change when you were sent away? How do you view it now?
When I left Eagleton, I didn't know what my relationship with Ivanna was. That was an odd feeling, since she had always treated me as a favorite. Now, I understand that everything Ivanna has done was to protect me. I think I have a lot to learn about the decisions one must make as High-Priestess.
--Forgiveness is a big theme in Amaretto Flame, can you tell us a little about how you were able to forgive yourself?
You know, I had never really known there was anything to forgive, but there was. I was punishing myself for things that were not my fault and it was a hard and a conscious decision to forgive myself. I don't think that I've completely mastered forgiveness yet (even for myself), but I'm working on it every day.
--Where do you see things going with Jackson?
*grins* I don't know. I have never felt this way. It's like walking around blindly and hoping you don't stub your toe. I just know that I don't want to be away from him!
--Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Which one?
I haven't had the chance to learn how to play an instrument. I'm not sure I'd have the talent to make it work. Ha! I guess if I could learn anything it would be the drums.
--What’s your favorite book?
I don't read much, but I guess King Arthur stories would be my favorite. I love Morgan le Fay.