google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2011-11-13

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Interview with Lucas Manory

Hi, Lucas, thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, especially in light of my current giveaway 'The November Follower Frenzy'! I think interviewing you while organising a give away of The Hunted is very apt under the circumstances.
LM: No problems. Supporting the book in which I play a major supporting role seems like a really good idea to ensure I get more action in the next few books coming.

Lucas, I can assure you that you have a very large role in the next book. Actually, you have a major role in all five books.
LM: *Sighs with relief* Well, that's good. I was starting to think that the Vampires were going to get all the action. *Wiggles eyebrows at me* In more ways than one if you know what I mean ...

Yes, following you loud and clear, Lucas. And with The Hunted's release, how would you say life has changed for you?'
LM: Honestly? Everything has changed. Things aren't quite right with my parents, and Elena? Well, we all know she has a lot on her plate at the moment. I'm trying to convince her to change her mind about a few of her recent decisions, but I can't exactly let on that I have my own issues that I could really use her help sorting through.

And why is that?
LM: I'm her big brother. It's my job to protect her even if she can self-heal and apparently kick my ass. For the record, I would just like to remind everyone that although I may look weedy, I can hold my own. Plus, how many guys can shoot fireballs from their fingers? I am one bad ass Protector with an ever increasing magical repertoire and a big ...

*eyes widen* Thanks for that, Lucas. Just another quick question. Do you think the Institute of Magical Intervention have bigger plans for you?
LM: You mean besides dissecting Elena? *Scoffs* Of course they do. Do they think I'm stupid? I've been mastering my magical skills from a very young age. I'm pretty sure the other Protector kids aren't as advanced. *Rubs his shoulder, looks at me pointedly and frowns* Do you think my scar has anything to do with it?

At this point I have to steer Lucas in another direction. He's getting too close about revealing too much information from the up and coming release of The Damned.

So, Lucas, finally I'm just going to fire off a few quick questions to wrap up this impromptu interview
LM: Hit me.

Favourite Colour: Blue. It goes with my eyes.
Favourite Song: I like trance and dance music. I don't have favourites. Maybe I don't care enough to have one. *shrugs*
Favourite Movie: I like the Simpson's movie. *chuckles to himself* Spider Pig, Spider Pig ... such a classic.
Favourite Book: I'll say 'The Hunted' because I'm in it, but I suspect I might like the fifth one in the series best 'The Delivered'. *Shrugs* Or I suppose whichever one it is that I might actually get laid.
Favourite Holiday Destination: I've never really been anywhere. I lead a sad, sad life. I suspect at this rate I'll never get laid, *shakes head at me* despite all of your promises to fix me up with a hot blonde.
Right, I get it - you want to get laid. I'll see what I can do. Supposing I don't come through for you, if you had to pick someone famous, who would it be?
I'm not fussy. Just open a Playboy magazine anywhere and point.

Okay, so I let Lucas go. He was eyeing off my bathroom door and the tube socks drying on my dining room table like he had a pressing date. Needless to say I'm going to have to get writing before he starts complaining that blue is not his favourite colour due to certain appendage congestion.
Anyway, if you're curious about Lucas's role in The Hunted, check out my latest (and first) giveaway!
Have a good one everyone

Kristy :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Follow Friday #7

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

This week's question: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!
Answer? In truth, I'm pretty damn excited about reading any supernatural or YA fiction. Books in general make me very happy, but if I had to choose, it would be for Santa to deliver my own book 'The Hunted' down everyone's chimney. Then they'd fall in love with the series as I've done and be super excited about the early 2012 release of 'The Damned'.
If you're curious, check out my November follower frenzy post below and you'll find out how you can get your very own copy and join me in Christmas bliss.