Friday, October 7, 2011

Character Interview and Giveaway with Su Halfwerk

Interviewing Andrew Taylor of Seeker

We have a very special guest today.

Andrew, the hero in Seeker—Book 1 of the paranormal romance series Unsettled by Su Halfwerk—has graciously agreed to sit for an interview with me. You will get a glimpse of Andrew's personality and will get to know a bit about Seeker.

The interview takes place right before the start of a movie premiere he's attending.


Andrew, thank you for visiting with us today. Please tell us about yourself. Where do you live and how do you relate to the whole setting of Seeker.

My residence is in Santa Clarita, but my job as a lead actor takes me all over the globe.

I understand that you star in romantic movies. With your height and physique, I would peg you as action movies type.

*Andrew smiles* Height and physique don't do much if the actor lacks the willingness or the skill to carry that look. I'm very relaxed in my life which won't support that image of me. No, I'm happy starring in romantic movies.

You have an entourage of guards around you wherever you go, that's hardly a relaxed life.

My guards are my wall of privacy; they block curious eyes from interfering in my business. And it's hardly an entourage. I have four bodyguards in total who work shifts.

What can you tell us about the latest addition to your team of bodyguards?

Adoria? She's a very efficient and valued addition. I hired her initially because of a lawsuit but she has proven her worth more than once. She's focused on her duty even though she possesses a softness about her that makes me feel safe when she's around my son.

Talking about safety, why are there so many attacks on your life?

One was a mugging that went wrong and the other a misunderstanding. Hardly organized crimes.

The night is still young. Moving on, are you an introvert or extrovert? What stresses you and what makes you relax?

There's no space for introverts in acting. I'm definitely an extrovert. Unfairness and loss of rights stress me. Any activity involving my son or my staff relaxes me. I'm like an open book with others.

Funny you mentioned that. There are whispers that you're more than what meets the eye. Is there a secret in your life that nobody knows about?

*Andrew frowns* What whispers? And no, I have no secrets. What you see is what you get with me.

If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?

Privacy, safety for my family and staff. I do care about people who are loyal to me.

Perhaps you care for some members of your staff more than others?

I have a feeling you're hinting at someone specific.

Yes, Adoria.

*Andrew waves a hand* Although she's new, she has saved my life more than once. Besides, even though I'm not a chauvinist, I can't help but pay more attention to her wellbeing since she's the only woman in my security team. Aren't you going to ask me about my girlfriend?

You mean Megan? No, Adoria is more interesting.

*Andrew huffs*

How would you describe yourself as a boss?

I don't view my position as higher than them. They have their jobs and I have mine. I think I treat them fairly, keeping in mind that they are human with their own needs.

*He glances at his watch and smiles* The movie is about to start. We better wrap up.

There are all kinds of rumors around and about you. Some even hint at an alter ego with super powers. Care to comment?

Yes. Look at how busy my life is. Do you think I have the time to do anything else but live it? As for super powers, this is reality, not some comic book. *sniggers* If I had a super power, one at least, I wouldn't be tolerating many things that go on in my life.

How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period?

I haven't timed it, but I think love at first sight involves admiring the appearance, while the one that grows over a long period of time is about knowing that person. My answer is that I fall in love at first sight and let it mature over a period of time.

When you met Adoria, for example, the first time, what was the first thing you noticed about her?

All of her. *clears throat* I pay attention to details. It's not like I gave her any special treatment.

How do you decide if you can trust someone?

I don't decide it, I let time show me the true color of anyone I meet.

What are you most proud of about your life?

My son. He's my soul. After that comes my career which is a result of hard work and dedication.

Which career are we talking about?

Acting, of course. What else?

Describe your ideal mate.

Independent, graceful, smart, funny, and adores children. She must be someone who can live with the type of job I hold.

What job is that?

*huffs* Acting!

What are you most afraid of?

Right now, I'm afraid I'll miss the movie. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think the movie is about to start and I don't want to disappoint the movie's leading actor by missing on it. Maybe we can continue this interview at a later time. Call my publicist and schedule another one, okay? *He rises*

Andrew smiles as he exits the room as though he won. I think we got more from his evasive answers than he thinks.

Don't you think?

By Su Halfwerk
Genre: sweet paranormal romance


The only obstacle in his quest is his heart.

Andrew Taylor has it all. A flourishing acting career, a stunner of a model as a girlfriend, and a countenance that swoons women right into his arms.

Except, this is not the only life he’s living. He is also a Spirit Hunter tormented by the murder of his wife and daughter and destined to hunt rogue spirits, seeking the one who destroyed his family. Even if that means repressing his needs.

Adoria Hall’s life is turned upside down after an unfair layoff from her job.

Financial pressures force her to accept babysitting a spoiled actor like Andrew. Or so she thinks, until she discovers a lonely heart beating beneath his glamorous façade. Protecting Andrew’s life from harm is her duty, safeguarding her heart is her compulsion.

When the spirits drive the war to Andrew’s turf, he must confront his key enemy to settle the score. Yet, if forced to pick, will Andrew choose to exorcise the one he seeks or will he opt to protect the one he adores?

Publisher's buy link:
Amazon: Not out yet, but should be up in a week or so.
Book Trailer:

Author info:

Su Halfwerk writes in the horror and paranormal romance genres. From a tender age, the written word left a strong impression on her, later on terrifying, blood-chilling books became the object of her interest. Su’s style in horror combines shuddery terror with elements of surprise; some would even call it an enigmatic twist. In the world of paranormal romance, she transforms the desire to scare into a quest to seduce and tantalize.

Other books by Su Halfwerk:

Untamed Temptation (Paranormal Romance)
His to Possess (Finalist in 2011 EPIC Awards in the Paranormal Romance category)
Zuphreen (Horror/Urban Fantasy)
Intricate Entanglement (Horror/Thriller)
The books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online outlets

When not writing, Su is designing book trailers for herself and other authors.

You can find Su online in any of these places:

Su is offering 2 giveaways- open tour wide.

1 lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and another lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of Seeker.

To enter please fill out the form.

Receive one bonus entry for each of the following: leaving a comment on this post, following Su on Twitter, and her blog.


Roxanne Rhoads said...

Sorry for the delay getting this post up today- blogger has been giving me hell.

I feel bad- I'm organizing the tour and my own stop doesn't post. It was scheduled to go live but didn't then I had to fight with it to make it post.

Su Halfwerk said...

Roxanne, glitches happen. Besides, I'm real happy to be here. People will get the chance to see more of Andrew's personality.
Thanks for having me :-)

marybelle said...

I love character interviews & I was NOT disappointed.


Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

This looks like such a great book, thank you so much for the chance to win!

Su Halfwerk said...

@marybelle & @Krystal: I'm glad the interview was to your liking :-D
Thanks for stopping by.

Vojalyn said...

Wow, that interview was interesting, thank you for it! And I have to tell: the cover is awesome! :)

lindalou said...

Love the cover! Roxanne - It's ok... we all know how frustrating electronics can be. Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the interview!

lindalou said...

I forgot to include my email address to my previous comment. Sorry!

Su Halfwerk said...

I'm really happy with that cover, it has the elements that make Seeker the story it is.
Thanks for stopping by Linda and Vojalyn.

Tanya1224 said...

Your book sounds great. I like the sound of Andrews character. Thanks so much for a chance to win a copy. I'd love to read how he actually feels towards Adoria...if I spelt that right. Cover looks great too. Very nice looking.

Su Halfwerk said...

Andrew is charming, I would've fallen for him myself if I didn't fear Adoria's wrath :-)
Thanks for your lovely comment and good luck with the draw.

JenM said...

I liked the interview, and I love the idea that Andrew has a son - kids in paranormal stories are pretty rare. Best wishes with the release.

jen at delux dot com

latishajean said...

This sounds like a great book would love to read it! Thank you so much for the great post and great giveaway!