So today I have the AMAZING Victoria Scott and her characters, Charlie and Dante, stop by my blog! There are rumors out there that they’ve been taking the world by storm, one reader at a time. I have yet to read this book, BUT I’m dying to get my hands on it and find out what’s got everybody screaming for V-Mafia!
About the Author:
Victoria is a YA writer with a die-hard affection for dark and humorous books. Her work is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger literary agency. She has a master’s degree in marketing, and currently lives in Dallas with her husband, Ryan. She hearts cotton candy and chubby cats.
Victoria’s first YA book, THE COLLECTOR, is published by Entangled Teen, April 2013. It is the first book in a trilogy. Her second YA series will begin with THE BRIMSTONE BLEED and will be published by Scholastic in spring 2014.
Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of Hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of Hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.
NOW for an exclusive without further ADO….
THE INTERVIEW with The Collector’s Creator VICTORIA SCOTT and her Amazing Characters DANTE and CHARLIE!!!!
Hello V, Charlie and *hesitates* Dante.
So tell me, V, I want to know, how and where did Dante introduce himself to you? *This outta be good*
I saw Dante at a bar in Chicago. We were drinking alone and our tables were next to each other. I saw this guy and I thought, “Why the long face?” So I asked him. The guy didn’t stop talking until the sun rose the next morning. And man, did he have a story to tell. I think the Jack Daniels in his hand helped loosen his tongue that night.
Dante, so people seem to think you’re amazing, even though you keep insisting you make good girls bad. Why do you think that is? I mean, what makes you special? Seriously, I heard there are cults forming for Dante Walker *smiles sheepishly*
Look, I think there have always been chicks out there that dig a good Romeo. But there are other girls, girls who like to live on the edge, who love a bit of danger. Those girls want a guy like me. They want someone to wake them up and make them feel like maybe they’re doing something they shouldn’t. And I am something they shouldn’t be doing. Also, I’m never going to be the guy who forgets how damn sexy they are. Not for one second.
Charlie, so you’re a good girl that Dante’s trying to collect, right? Tell us, really, if you knew Dante was interested in ‘collecting’ you would you have, a) run away screaming the other way, b) kick him between the legs and then run away screaming c) resort to other forms of physical or mental abuse, d) other option and please explain yourself *winks*
Ha! Great question! I’d like to say I’d choose the physical abuse option *laughs* but in actuality, I probably would have stuck around. I feel like everyone has good in them, and it’s just a matter of getting to that goodness. What’s more, I believe people want to be good, but maybe they’ve been ignored or led to believe that they weren’t. So yeah, I would have stayed his friend and tried to help him. And I probably would have watched my soul pretty closely. 😉
So this question is for all of you! You get to do ONE thing you can do, a redo of sorts in life, what would that one thing be?
Victoria: I would have followed Dante around that night in Chicago after we met, just to see him work in person.
Dante: Nothing. I wouldn’t redo a damn thing. Pow!
Charlie: Oh, man. So much! I would do more for Grams. I feel like every day I do too little for her. She’s just the most wonderful Grandma ever!
Can I do speed dating questions with ya’ll? *grins* Just say the first thing that pops into your head. Okay? Ready? Set… Go…
Travis from Beautiful Disaster, Daemon from Lux Series, Aiden from Covenant Series, OR Caleb from Significance Series:
V: As in, cool? Oh, wait. One word. Okay…scarves.
D: She’s talking about a woman’s body. My word is sexy.
C: Confused? Ha!
YAAY! That’s all the questions I have and thank you all so much for stopping by my blog… It was sooo much fun having you guys here! Seriously…. You guys rocked my socks off! If you ever wanted to stop by again, PLEASE DO!
Between I DID finish The Collector and I can… *puts on a professional face* see the zeal behind the cults forming all around the world *screams like a little girl inside*.
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AND here are the buy links for THE COLLECTOR
VIEW DANTE WALKER WEBSITE