Carmen DeSousa is with us today interviewing one of her characters—her favorite male protagonist, she admits, who happens to be a kayak guide hottie—from Land of the Noonday Sun.
Due to secrets and discoveries, she requested we refer to him as Kayaker.
So let’s take a peek.
Kayaker: Leaning back and narrowing those bright blue eyes below dark brows, he asks, “So why me, Carmen? You have male characters from all walks of life. Why me? Though, I think I have a sneaky suspicion why.”
Carmen: “Well, I watched you grow up. I put you through one tragedy after another, gave you obstacles and weakness to overcome, and I thought you turned out wonderful, with a few exceptions.”
Kayaker: “Humph! That’s a nice way of putting it, but I do thank you for the friends and strength you provided along the way.” He leans forward and tilts his head. “What exceptions?”
Carmen: “I don’t want to bring up anything bad, since you’ve done so well. But you did backslide a few times. You let your emotions get away from you a bit too often. Luckily, you’re so darn cute and willing to admit when you’re wrong, that I along with your supporting characters were able to forgive you.”
Kayaker: He flashes that sideway smile that earns him just about anything he wants. “I’ve been learning, and thank you for giving me a chance, especially giving me a chance at love. Cassandra changed the way I look at life. Without meeting her, who knows what I’ve done. But didn’t you think I lost enough…that last barb really—”
Carmen: “Shh…I know… But we mustn’t give anything away. I just wanted you to know that I’m proud of you. And though you’re not perfect, readers agree that you are their fav.”
Kayaker: “Wow! Even over Jordan? Because I’ve heard how the women swoon over him, being a cop and a construction company owner and all. Me, I’m ‘just a kayak guide’, as Cassandra was so quick to point out.”
Carmen: “Well, no one’s perfect, even Cassandra. And yes, readers agree, even over Jordan. And guess what? There’s a reason we were asked to stop by today. There’s a new mystery going on in Nantahala, and you get a chance to stop in, show off some of your skills, and you’ll never guess who gets the lead.”
Kayaker: He throws his head back and laughs. “As long as you keep Michelle away from me—and the cops—I’m good.”
Carmen: “Yes you are, and I’m so glad I met you. But…if I have to be honest… The new guy is doing a pretty good job. I know you and he haven’t always gotten along, but per readers’ request, I had to give him a chance.”
Kayaker: “Oh…I get it. You needn’t say anymore. I agree.”
When Noonday Ends will be out December 2012
But if you haven’t read her first three novels, now’s your chance.
You heard her kayak guide mention Jordan; he’s the star of her first romantic-suspense bestseller She Belongs to Me. And for a limited time—so all can enjoy—it’s discounted to $0.99 cents.
Her second novel—a #1 romantic-suspense bestseller—where you’ll meet her kayak guide hottie above, is Land of the Noonday Sun.
And if you’re a fast reader, you can meet the star of When Noonday Ends in Entangled Dreams.
Keep checking her website for promotions and giveaways. And this link for release date of When Noonday Ends.
Carmen characterizes her stories as modern-day fairytales, as they are overflowing with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will hopefully make you cry, gasp, laugh, love, and hope.
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When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.
Cassandra is the beautiful, yet analytical daughter of a wealthy attorney. Destined to follow in her father's footsteps, her life of privilege suddenly shatters, and she finds herself with no home, career, or money. A glimmer of hope arrives in a letter from the grave promising a happier existence. Cassandra stands to inherit over half a million dollars if she can live in the sleepy little town of Nantahala for six months. Falling in love, however, was not part of the deal, and without warning, she finds herself fighting for two lives.
A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes though when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?