Vision is about the love of my life, or I should say, lifetimes (but that is all the spoiler I will provide), Layla Stone. I am Stuart Fairchild, and have loved Layla for hundreds of years.
Still, I have and will follow her to the earth-ends and back. And while she doesn?t remember everything now, somewhere inside her is the place where our love began, in another time when life was less complicated?yet more brutal. That brutality took her from me once. It won?t again.
Yes, you do your best!
She doesn?t know everything yet, and will not in this first installation of her story. It will take three volumes to document such a monumental task.
You will see, I am sometimes remarkably useful as a Guardian, but always fully, irrevocably declared in my love for her. Layla doesn?t fully understand this yet, nor does she understand the extent of tactics I will use in her defense, but in time, she will know all truths. Because nothing can be kept from a Clear.
Very nice Stuart, now… answer a few questions for me.
We all want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish your creator had done differently with you? Well, to be quite honest, she describes the events and my part in them with remarkable accuracy. There was no time to learn all there is to know about me, hence the series. She portrays me with a somewhat dark mystique. I find that rather amusing since I don?t fancy myself too much one way or the other.
If you could have added something to the story, and your creator would have let you, what would that have been?
I wish I had trusted my instinct to return to Layla?s room?the night?the night they took her?I can?t talk about it easily, sorry. I wonder why Layla was able to convince me she was ok, when nothing could be further from the truth.
She is a very strong young woman, I was not surprised she kept that from you.
What do you love best about yourself? What do you like least?
I suppose now I love the fact that I?m dark and mysterious *laughs* – seriously, I love being tuned in to Layla. Our ability to communicate without words is savagely sexy. I am privileged to have that connection to her. The thing I like least is that my past, the time spent waiting for her to return, is filled with secrets that will hurt her deeply. I also loathe that I don?t have the heart to tell her anything at this point.
Oh Stuart… Now you have me wondering what you were up to.
What part of the book was the hardest for you and your creator to work through?
Well, I am quite particular about how things should be presented and said. I was very certain about how I wanted things worded
So, you see first hand how we banter. But, in the end, wasn?t I almost always right?
*Beth nods then blushes*
Well, that?s settled! Honestly, I was relentless, making changes after we went to print and such. We have a better working relationship now I am happy to say!
Did she really just call you a Brute? (I whisper to Stuart and we both chuckle).
Is there a sequel for this book? If so, what do you want to accomplish in the next book.
Yes, so we have talked sequels ? the next installation is Soul Herder (Vision #2) out later this year. Vision tells the beginning, but Soul Herder delves into the danger, loss and pain of Layla?s journey. It is difficult to discuss, because I?ve lived it, but let?s just say Layla?s life changes forever?and so does she.
Thank you so much for coming to talk to me today, and Beth, thank you for coming too!
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