Good morning, friends!
Are you ready for a character interview this morning? This has been one of the most real (and funniest, if I might add, but only because it caught me completely off guard) interviews I have ever had with any character.
He doesn’t sugar coat anything, holds no punches back (figuratively speaking, but maybe literally in battle), and is very honest.
If you’re wondering who could I be talking about, let me first introduce you to Julie Hall’s Huntress, followed by the very special character, Logan.
About the Book
No one’s afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey’s―at least that’s what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the rest of eternity. She’s convinced God’s made a cosmic mistake; after all, she’d rather discuss the color of her nails than break them on angelic weapons.
It doesn’t help that her trainer, Logan, is as infuriating as he is attractive. And just when Audrey and Logan appear close to developing an amicable relationship, a decision made under duress pushes their hearts in a direction neither of them saw coming.
Despite her sub-par fighting abilities, an ancient weapon of unparalleled power chooses Audrey as its wielder, attracting the cautious gazes of her fellow hunters and the attention of Satan himself. With Satan’s eyes now fixed on Audrey, a battle for the safety of the living looms in the shadows.
– Hi Logan! So excited to be chatting with you today! Do you have any secret talents that most people don’t know about?
If they’re secret that means no one is supposed to know about them, right? So let’s just keep them secret.
Not to say I have any secrets, but that if I did they would remain that way. No offense, but I’m kind of a private guy.
– Um, I suppose you have a point there. Where do you go when you get angry? How do you handle it?
I work out my frustration at the training center. Usually on a practice dummy or punching bag. I don’t think it’s healthy to work out aggression in the field or during sparring. That’s a great way to get yourself or someone else hurt, so I try to keep it locked up to when I’m alone in the gym.
If I’m really struggling with something that a solid workout can’t fix, there’s a spot in the forest I like to visit. It’s quiet and I can be alone.
I’m not really the type of guy to talk out my feelings. My personal stuff is just that, personal. I figure my stuff out on my own.
– What do you like best about Audrey?
Audrey? Yeah, she’s cool. Why do you ask? Is it because she was my last trainee?
**crosses arms over chest**
If you want to know about Audrey, working with her was pretty routine, except that she’s a girl . . . and when we started working together her level of skill was way below normal. Had to start at square one with that one. Actually, what’s lower than square one? She’s also super emotional, so some days it was like working with an infant.
I guess you could say working with her is a challenge, but I’m up to the task. I could train your grandmother if I needed to. That would probably be easier than training Audrey. I’ve never met anyone who has such a hard time following directions. It like she lives to get under my skin. Sometimes I wonder if she thinks that just because she’s pretty she can get away without working as hard as . . .
Sorry, what? You didn’t ask what it was like training with her you want to know what I like best about her?
I already told you she was cool. Where you looking for another answer?
– It’s good to know you think she’s at least cool, even if it was challenging working with her at times. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
**cocks a brow**
What, you’re serious?
**releases a hard breath**
You’re killing me here. Alright, fine. I’ll tell you one embarrassing thing that happened to me.
There was this day I was training with Audrey and she decided to just give up. Literally laying on the floor pretending she’d passed out. Real mature, right? She refused to get up and moving, so I scoped her up and carried her fireman style out of the training center. Then threw her in a nearby pond.
What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Being a hunter is a serious job and if she was going to act like a child it seemed fitting to treat her like one. I did make sure she could swim before leaving her there. Besides, I figured the cool-down would help her out.
After she crawled out of the pond she stormed into the training center and I swear there was actual smoke coming out of her ears.
That’s actually kind of a funny memory for me.
Anyway, when she found me she was out of control and just attacked me like a crazy person. And since she’d made such a spectacle stomping her way through the training center we had a nice large audience. Everyone was up in our business and I didn’t have a chance to scatter the crowd until after we’d given them an entertaining show.
That wasn’t cool. I don’t like having my stuff out there for the world to see. In hindsight, I probably could’ve handled that situation different.
That’s it, right?
Not to rush you, but I’ve got a lot of important work I could be doing right now. Protecting the living from demonic attacks isn’t a part time gig, ya know. And now that Audrey and I aren’t . . . ah . . . well let’s just say my time these days isn’t spent on training anymore. I’ve been focusing on missions. Which is good ‘cause that’s where the action is anyway.
Next time you might want to interview Alric instead. He loves the sound of his own voice. But thanks for having me and all that.
**gets up and walks out without saying goodbye**
– Well, I greatly appreciate you sharing, Logan, despite not hearing any word I’m saying at the moment. Hopefully you have a wonderful day!
About the Author
Julie Hall was a late blooming reader, but once captivated, writing became her dream.
Going the practical route in college she earned a business degree from the University of Michigan. After school, she worked in marketing and publicity for both television and film, until she’d had enough of selling other people’s creative expressions.
She miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that having ten years of experience mentoring youth, the idea of quitting her job to write a young-adult novel was the sensible thing to do.
Since then she’s become a puppy mama to a goldendoodle named Bear, and an actual mother to her adopted daughter.