Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Character Interview: Nick Fahey from Margay Leah Justice's THE SCENT OF HUMANITY

We’re thrilled to have here today Nick Fahey from Margay Leah Justice’s romantic suspense, The Scent of Humanity.  He’s coming to us all the way from the great state of Massachusetts.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at The Literary Nook!

Thank you so for this interview, Nick.  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?

Hey, thanks for having me. I have to admit, this is a little weird – I’m usually the one in your seat, asking all the questions. A fair portrayal? Yeah, I guess I’d have to say it was pretty fair. I’ve got nothing to hide and the author got it right, for the most part.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

My strongest trait, huh? I guess it would be determination. When I set my mind to something, I don’t stop until it’s done.

Worst trait?

Oh, here we go! Silvie would probably say it’s that I can be an ass sometimes, but I don’t know. Next question!

Do you have a love interest in the book?

Uh, yeah. That’d be Silvie. I’ve always sort of had it bad for her – that didn’t stop just because she decided to hate me after her brother died.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

There were a few points midway through that I started to get a little nervous, you know – like when I got shot by a suspect and lost a good friend. Tough times.

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?

Well, since I’m a cop, I wouldn’t want to be any of the criminals I’m after. Do I really need to explain why? Okay – because I don’t stop until I run them to ground. I’m tenacious that way. So yeah, I wouldn’t want to have me on my tail, if you know what I mean.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

I think it worked out for the best – but is it really the end?

What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it?

Please don’t let me get shot again. That sucked.

Thank you for this interview.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

You’re welcome. This wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be – I don’t know what the perps are talking about! And you never know. I guess you’ll just have to wait and see.

About the Book:

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. In theory. But in one small town, in one family, that theory is put to the test. 

Growing up in a rural town in
Massachusetts was supposed to be safe, but for SILVIE CHILDS, that safety was shattered by a kidnapping attempt that forever changed her life. Now, nearly twenty years later, that sense of safety is challenged again by the kidnapping attempt on her young niece, and Silvie is left struggling with one question: How can something like this happen twice in one family? 

It is a dilemma shared by NICK FAHEY, the detective assigned to the case. Arriving on the scene of the abduction attempt, Nick expects to run a routine investigation. Until he meets the victim, the niece of a woman he once considered a dear friend. Unfortunately, these days Silvie Childs can barely stand the sight of him. 

Once there was a time when Silvie Childs worshipped Nick Fahey, believing he could do no wrong. Until the accident that nearly killed her brother; the accident that Nick reportedly caused. Coming on the heels of her own near abduction, the accident skewed Silvie’s ability to trust men – especially Nick. But now, with the attempt on her niece’s safety, Silvie finds herself in the untenable position of having to trust Nick to bring the kidnapper to justice. 

That trust is severely tested when, after only two months, the case is closed for lack of new evidence. Feeling betrayed by the system in which she works as a paralegal and by Nick, Silvie takes matters into her own hands. Contacting local news stations to generate interest in the case, allowing herself to be filmed hanging sketches of the suspect on telephone poles, she will risk her own safety to protect that of her niece. When her efforts re-open the wounds of her past, she is once again forced to put her trust in the one man who still has the power to hurt her – Nick 

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About the Author:
Descended from the same bloodline that spawned the likes of James Russell, Amy and Robert Lowell, Margay Leah Justice was fated to be a writer herself from a young age. But even before she knew that there was a name for what she was doing, she knew one thing: She had a deep and unconditional love for the written word. A love that would challenge her in times of need, abandon her in times of distress, and rediscover her in times of hope. Through her writing, Margay has learned to cope with every curve ball life has thrown her, including the challenges of single parenting, the harsh realities of living in a shelter, coping with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, and the roller coaster ride of dealing with a child who suffers from bipolar disorder. But along the way she has rediscovered the amazing power of words. 

Margay currently lives in Massachusetts with her two daughters, two cats, and a myriad of characters who vie for her attention and demand that their own stories be told. In her spare time, she is an avid knitter, knitting her way through a stash of yarn that almost rivals her tbr pile!

Her latest book is the romantic suspense/women’s fiction, The Scent of Humanity.

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