Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Character Interview with Detective Allira Rose from M.T. Ellis' AZRAEL

Our guest character today is Detective Allira Rose from M.T. Ellis' crime thriller, Azrael. Enjoy the interview!

What is your name?

Detective Allira Rose.

What do you look like?

I have dark skin and black hair that is cut into a wavy bob that is a little longer at the front.

You come face to face with your worse enemy. How do you react?

My worst enemies are the murderers I’ve been chasing for months on end. I try and contain myself but I’ve been known to blow my stack and throw an offender down and handcuff them.

You keep a photo album of memories from your lifetime. If you could only keep one photo, which one would that be?

The photo of me in the foyer of the FBI headquarters after completing some training with them.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I’ve learnt to become a night owl. That’s when most of the murders I get called to happen.

A police officer stops you for a minor violation. What violation is that and how do you react?

I certainly wouldn’t be breaking any laws!

What is your favorite piece of clothing?

Jeans. Smart, casual and you can get things done in them.

Do you have any phobias? What are they and how intense are they? How have they impacted your life?

I don’t like heights or the feeling of falling. It’s not too bad, but I would never skydive or bungee jump.

Open your wallet, purse, or briefcase. What do you find?

A whole bunch of cards and receipts wedged in there.

You move into a new home. What's the first thing you buy for it?

A comfy bed.

How do you feel about mortality?

I’d be fine with being dead but I’m scared of the dying bit.

How would your parents describe you?

Determined and self-motivated. Also a little bossy.

What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed at night?

Mull over the cases going around my head, trying to solve the last piece of the puzzle.

Who is your best friend?

My partner Detective Calvin Todd. He’s there when I need him and can always cheer me up with a joke.

Are you faith-oriented?


Are you married or in a relationship?

Single. It’s probably for the best. My career as a detective doesn’t leave much time for personal relationships.

Do you have children?

No. I’d like to have kids one day.

You are at the zoo. What is your favorite animal?

A lion. They wait patiently for their prey and catch them unawares.

You just woke up to find that war has been declared. What’s the first thing you would do?

I’d grab my gun and get down to the station. I’m sure I’d be needed to help with the civil unrest that is about to unfold.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A cop. No doubt.

If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would that be?

I’d want to be faster at solving crimes. That way we’d catch the bad guys before they could attack again.

About the Author

M.T. Ellis is a Brisbane/ Lockyer Valley-based author. Her debut crime thriller, Azrael, won Bronze in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Suspense/Thriller Catagory. Her short story, The Ballerina in the Box, was short-listed in the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction Competition. Two of M.T. Ellis’s stories made it onto a billboard during the Queensland Writers Centre’s 8 Word Story competition.
Her dogs, Opal, Zeus and Matilda, occupy a lot of her time. She would write books about their adventures if she thought people were even half as interested in them as she is.
M.T. Ellis is an Australian Writers’ Centre graduate, freelance writer and journalist. The second novel in her Detective Allira Rose Series will be out on October 1, 2018.
Her latest book is the crime thriller, Azrael.



About the Book:

Author: M.T. Ellis
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 340
Genre: Crime Thriller


Emily thought her ordeal was over after she escaped a brutal kidnapping. She’s wrong. He’s coming for her again.

The body Detective Rose is looking at bears a striking resemblance to Emily, a woman who survived a horrific, sexually motivated abduction five years ago. Her fear is confirmed when Emily goes missing again.

When another woman, Grace, is abducted, Detective Rose finds herself doubting the instincts that tell her the disappearance is the result of intimate partner violence. She connects the cases and recruits Grace’s partner, Ethan, to help in the search. Together they must find Grace and Emily before it’s too late.


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