We’re thrilled to have here today Matthew Blair from Christine Amsden’s new urban fantasy, Kaitlin’s Tale. Matthew Blair is the 28-year-old leader of the White Guard living in Eagle Rock, MO.
It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!
Thank you so for this interview, Matthew Blair. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
This book did set the record straight. I was portrayed unfairly in Mind Games, part of the Cassie Scot series which takes place before this book. In Mind Games I was courting Cassie, who seems to think I used more mind magic on her than I did. And yeah, maybe I cast a few spells, but let’s face it: She ended up with Evan Blackwood, and what he did to her was much worse.
Kaitlin says they love each other. I hope she’s right.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
The author did a good job of showing my thoughts and feelings but … I’m a mind reader; I’m not used to people reading my mind. I’d rather the world not see my doubts and uncertainties. As a leader, I need to be seen as strong, steadfast, and in control.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
Telepathy. It’s a gift, something I use freely to help others … and to get what I want.
I’m used to getting what I want. When I don’t, I admit that I haven’t always handled it well.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Kaitlin Meyer. She’s someone I’ve known casually for a long time but it took a life-and-death situation for me to realize how amazing she is. She’s not a sorceress, which is probably why I didn’t give her a second look before, but she’s brave and loyal.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
The first paragraph!
It begins with Kaitlin’s e-mail plea that her best friend take her son, raise him as her own, and keep him safe.
After that, things go downhill fast.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
Jason. Aside from the obvious fact that he’s a vampire, there’s also the fact that despite being the father of Kaitlin’s child, he’s not (and never has been) good for her. And I want to be.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
Well, let’s be honest: It’s not entirely good. Bad things happen and I’m still recovering from some of it. But there is hope.
What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?
Next time, less blood. You know what I’m talking about.
Thank you for this interview, Matthew Blair. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Probably, although I’m told that Kaitlin’s Tale was my big chance to tell my story and set the record straight. There might be another Cassie Scot book in the future, though, and if so, you’ll see me (and Kaitlin) again.
Title: Kaitlin’s Tale
Genre: urban fantasy/paranormal romance
Author: Christine Amsden
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
About the Book:
Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary from the hunters guild. But they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered.
When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin’s past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal.
About the Author:
Christine is the award-winning author of the Cassie Scot series, the story of the only ungifted scion of a family of powerful sorcerers. Her latest novel, Kaitlin’s Tale, follows the trials of Cassie’s best friend as she falls in love with Cassie’s arch-nemesis. Christine’s other titles include The Immortality Virus, Touch of Fate, and Madison’s Song.
When she isn’t writing, Christine is often editing or coaching other authors. In recent years, freelance editing has become almost as great a passion as writing itself. Plus, it supports her writing habit. Christine is a wife, a mom, and a foster mom. She lives in Olathe, Kansas, just outside Kansas City.
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