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Blog Tour: Find You in the Dark - Character Interview

17 Dec 2012

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Find You in the Dark by A.Meredith Walters hosted by The Readiacs. While I had a few issues here and there with the book, it was undoutedly an edge and painfully heart-breaking read. Today, I have an interview with possibly my favourite character from the book, Daniel :) While Daniel isn't the love interest (ha! The love interest is *usually* my favourite character, but there're always exceptions!), he's one of the sweetest and most caring and protective without being-in-your-face-kind-of-protective male characters I've had the pleasure to meet :) Hope you enjoy the interview!

Hi Daniel. So glad to have you on the blog today! How are you?  
I'm pretty great!  I'm glad I could be here!

I really admire how you're always so fiercely protective of Rachel and Maggie. Could you tell us how you three became best friends?
 Well, our moms were best friends in high school so we grew up together.  They were the two girls who I knew I could count on no matter what.  Some people may think it's weird for a guy to call two girls his best friends, but they are.  We always have each others' backs.  It's awesome.

Awwwww, that's so sweet! What's the best memory you have of you three?
 Our families used to go on vacations together when we were young.  I remember going to the Outerbanks when we were probably around five or six.  Rachel and Maggie had spent all morning making this huge sand castle.  Then high tide came in and destroyed it.  Maggie wanted to build another one, Rachel was devastated.  So I helped them build this kick ass sand castle for the rest of the day.  I knew then, even as a young kid, that I would do just about anything to make those two girls smile.  And that when they were happy, I was happy.

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be and why?  
Dating Kylie Good.  I wasted a lot of time chasing after a girl who really could have cared less about me.  I would have realized that the perfect girl had been staring me in the face for years.  I would have definitely acted on my feelings for Rachel a lot sooner.

Rachel must be the luckiest girl on earth :
Describe your perfect date!
Cooking her dinner and then going for hike in the woods.  I love to cook and I love the outdoors.  So my perfect date would encompass those two things.  

Fill in the blanks:
 I am flirty and outgoing
 Love is your best friend
 My ideal girl gets me without trying
 Highschool is a blip in the grand scheme of your life.  What seems so important in high school, won't seem so life or death a year from now.
 I regret being so insensitive toward Rachel.  Also I would be more proactive in trying to help Maggie with Clay.She was so secretive about him, I wish I had dug a bit deeper to see what was going on...maybe I could have helped earlier.
Brussel sprouts is the worst YUCK!
I cannot survive without my X-box. I'm a game junkie. It's horrible,I know, but I can't help it.
 In 10 years I want to be a sports journalist...and I hope starting a life with Rachel.
 Thank you so much for joining us today Daniel!

Find You in the Dark
by Meredith Walters
Published by Amazon
on October 10th 2012

Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life. Until him. Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her. Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. That together, they could face the world.

A. Meredith Walters has been writing since childhood and is the author of Irresistible Fear, the first book in a paranormal romance trilogy and Find You in the Dark, a contemporary romance.  Having recently made the big move from America to the other side of the pond, to jolly ol' England, she has been afforded the opportunity to write full time.  Before that, Meredith spent a decade as a counselor for troubled and abused children and teens.  Working first at a Domestic Violence shelter and then later in a therapeutic program for at risk youth.  The experiences and interactions with her clients has been the creative drive behind most of her writing.
When not pecking away at the keyboard, Meredith loves spending time with her husband and daughter exploring the English country side and attempting to cook. While she may not be very good at it, that doesn't stop her from trying.


  1. Hi Daniel! *waves*

    He loves to cook? WIN! Given I absolutely hate it, I think we would work out well. Except for the fact that he loves Rachel. Minor detail ;-)

    The love interest is almost always my favorite character as well Shirley, but it's fun sometimes to find a book where that's not the case! Looking forward to spending more time with Daniel!

  2. Oh Daniel sounds divine, I would love it for a guy to cook me dinner! I can totally see why Danie would be your favourite character from Find You in Dark, with some of his smooth answers he could probably be mine too! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us Shirley! :)

  3. Daniel sounds like a wonderful character! I wouldn't mind having his as my best friend. :)

    Brilliant post!

  4. A boy who cooks? This MUST be fiction. ;) Fun interview!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Aw, Daniel sounds sweet. :) And any guy who enjoys cooking gets a stamp of approval from me! Lovely interview, I'll have to check out this book now.

  6. Interview with a character is always fun. Good job on this. :)

  7. Sounds like an interesting read and I'd never heard of it until now so thanks for featuring it!

    Enjoy your holiday/blog break!!

  8. lool daniel sounds like an awesome character! and haha he cooks!? how awesome is that? and YAY for XBOX! Great post dear!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf


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