Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Character Q&A: Misty Indigo Summers of Avery Daniels' First Bite @my_averydaniels @pumpupyourbook #characterinterview

Today's guest is Misty Indigo Summers from inside the pages of FIRST BITE by Avery Daniels.  It is a pleasure to have her with us at The Literary Nook!

What is your name?  Misty Indigo Summers.  My mother was going through a little bit of a hippy phase.

What do you look like?  I have been told I look like a grown up version of a 1930’s child actress named Shirley Temple.  I have a mass of blond curly hair, not tight but loose curls.  I wear glasses, too.  I like to think I look as sunny as the bright outlook on life I try to have.

Where are you today and what are you doing?  Well today is my day off from the PI agency I’m a secretary at (although I started investigating… sshhhhh).  I get a lot of old television shows so I’m bing watching the old MacGyver and I recently found the old show Greatest American Hero.  Later tonight I’m going over to my bestie’s place for dinner and a movie.  Although I won’t be eating since I’m now a vampire.  I miss Italian food and a good glass of wine.

Describe the outside of your home.  Right now I live in the basement apartment of a two story house.  I’ve known the widow who owns the house for about nine years since I cleaned house for her as a teen for my first job.  The home is nice, but not old.  It looks like those nice new homes that are in new developments.  It is painted a muted teal with white trim which goes with the lake theme of the town.

You come face to face with your worse enemy. How do you react? My worst enemy at the moment is the person who sired me (turned me into a vampire.)  That person assaulted me and then left me to figure what had happened.  The bad part is that person is turning others too and the Meta-Mundane Council is asking me to track the rogue vampire (since they think I’m a PI, not the secretary– long story) so they can bring him or her to justice.  I am terrified of this being, but I have to channel my inner predator to get tougher.

You keep a photo album of memories from your lifetime. If you could only keep one photo, which one would that be?  The photo I have framed of my bestie, Courtney, and I during high school art class when we were throwing paint at canvas and got carried away.  We are covered in paint.  It took a week to get all the colors completely washed out of our hair.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?  Now that I’m a vampire, you would think I’m a night owl, but I’m trying to keep my normal schedule for my job.  A girl’s got to pay the rent and car insurance.  But daytime is a slog, a real fight, like I’m walking in water. 

A police officer stops you for a minor violation. What violation is that and how do you react?  I would most likely be pulled over for speeding, I’m a bit of a lead-foot. I would start saying affirmations that the policeman would just give me a warning because I really can’t afford my insurance going up.  I would be very quiet and keep saying the affirmation.

You move into a new home. What's the first thing you buy for it?  Heavy drapes for when I’m home to block the sun.  Also more plants.  I need the plants to feel close to nature, which gives me more rejuvenation energy.  I leave the curtains open while I’m at work for the plants, but as soon as I’m home, the drapes are closed and it is like a cave.

How do you feel about mortality?  Wow, that one has definitely changed.  I’m still in my twenties so it’s not like I thought about it a lot.  But now I’m facing a much longer existence.  Apparently, as a vampire, the core of who you are is magnified and my wanting to make a difference and help people is really coming out strongly.  For the time I have, I want to help people with the new and improved me, teeth and all.  My working at the PI company is perfect, even if I’m not supposed to be investigating (that’s our little secret).  When the time comes to finally take a “dirt nap”, I hope to feel good about how I helped the people I met.

What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed at night?  Play with my Tuxedo cat, Winston.  I’m doing my best to reassure the little fur-ball that he will never have to fear me.  So I play with him before “rejuvenation” at night, because I don’t really sleep any more.

Are you married or in a relationship?  Well, I’m not really either… but there is this wizard that helped me out when I didn’t know I was a vampire yet.  He saved me by getting me some nourishment and explaining things to me.  But the Meta-Mundane Council has these archaic ideas that the meta species should be segregated and not mingle.  We are working together with the Council’s okay to catch the rogue vampire and his help on some of my cases.  But I have a terrible romantic track record, so I’m not reading anything into the chemistry I think is there.

About the Book   

In 24 hours, Misty Summers had the worst date of her life, was bit by a vampire, and her PI boss may close his business as he goes through a divorce. Looking on the positive side, she decides to use her new vampire assets and become the private investigator to keep her income. She doesn’t know what her future holds, but it can’t be any worse! When she starts following up on a missing woman’s case, she finds herself in the middle of murder.

Book Information

Release Date: May 1, 2022

Publisher:  Blazing Sword

Ebook: ASIN; 290 pages; $2.99



About the Author 

Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. She inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table.

Her latest book is the paranormal cozy mystery, First Bite.

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