Meet the Characters with Dena Garson

Meet the Characters with Dena Garson

Hello and welcome to my blog for another round of Meet the Characters! Today I am featuring a guest blogger who has graciously agreed to let me do a character interview, which is my favorite kind of interview. Join me in welcoming author, Dena Garson, and her characters from Vordol’s Vow (part of the Cosmic Cabaret Anthology). It’s a fantastic sci-fi romance with wonderful characters so without further ado here is the interview with Vordol and Pitannah.

How did you first meet your writer?

Vordol: I first met Dena when she wrote one of brothers’ story, Rege’s Rescue.

Pitannah: I met Dena when she followed Vordol aboard the LS Quantum.

What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?

Vordol: The action, of course. Especially the sexy parts.

Pitannah: I liked the romance the best.

Vordol: Aren’t those the same scenes?

Pitannah: *rolls her eyes*

Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?

Vordol: Absolutely. I suppose she could have put it in regular sci-fi –

Pitannah: But then she would have had to skip a lot of details about how you and I got together.

Vordol: *kisses the top of Pitannah’s head* I wouldn’t miss that for anything.

Do you like the way the book ended?

Vordol: Yes. However, I will point out that if they had let me interrogate that Terridine the way I wanted to the book would have ended differently.

Pitannah: I liked the way things ended. *kisses Vordol on the cheek*

What do you do for a living?

Vordol: I own my own security business. We offer various levels of personal security and protection services.

Pitannah: I have been working aboard the LS Quantum as a waitress but that might be changing soon.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?

Vordol: *chuckles* Nothing.

Pitannah: *elbows Vordol*

What do you admire about your parents?

Vordol: I don’t remember much about my birth parents, but I admire the hell out of my foster mother for opening her home to a bunch of misfit boys and raising them as her own.

Pitannah: My dad was a hard worker. He made sure my mom, my sister, and I were taken care of and he was there for us when we needed him. I didn’t know it until his funeral but he was also a respected by a great many people outside of the family.

Vordol: Yes, he was.

Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo, what would it be and where? If not, what if you had to?

Vordol: I did more than think about it. My brothers and I all got the same one in honor of our mother – my foster mother. It’s a Yanthy -a bird like creature native to our home planet- holding a threaded needle in its beak.

Pitannah: Isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard? I love that tat. I don’t have one yet but I’m thinking of getting one on the back of my shoulder that includes a pair of Old Earth ballet shoes.

What is your most prized possession?

Vordol: I don’t put a lot of value on stuff but I admit that I still have the knife I bought with my first paycheck. As a matter of fact, I killed the last male who tried to steal it from me.

Pitannah: Mine would be a necklace my dad gave me just before I left for University.

Do you believe in ghosts/evil spirits/mysticism? Would you spend the night in a remote haunted house?

Vordol: I don’t believe in evil spirits. All of the evil I’ve encountered has directly from real live people or some other species. So, yes. I would spend the night in a haunted house.

Pitannah: What about that dead starship that supposedly floating around the outer rings of Gheri Zeta? I heard it’s haunted and that no one who has ever gone there to try and repair it’s systems and tow it out has lived long enough to report back.

Vordol: *snorts* It’s not haunted.

Pitannah: How do you know?

Vordol: Because we’ve been there.

Pitannah: What???!

Vordol: I’ll tell you about it later.

Blurb for Vordol’s Vow:

A long time ago Vordol Silveira learned that if he wanted to become the best bodyguard in the galaxy he needed to keep everyone except his brothers at arm’s length. That vow served him well until he runs into the now grown-up daughter of his former mentor while working a security job aboard the LS Quantum.

Pitannah Lorento is a Quantum waitress who dreams of winning this year’s intergalactic burlesque competition in order to pay for her mother’s expensive medical treatment. Seeing Vordol again brings back years of unfulfilled desires – a distraction she doesn’t need. Yet, she’s no longer an awkward teenager and he is sexier than ever.

Vordol’s client’s safety has always come first but when Pitannah is threatened, his heart demands he make her priority. If he somehow manages to keep them both safe through the competition, his vow may become obsolete.

Blurb for the Cosmic Cabaret Set:

Where Hearts Collide in the Greatest Show in Space

Join us aboard Blue Star Line’s crown jewel, the LS Quantum. Thirteen USA Today, Amazon best-selling, award-winning speculative fiction romance authors deliver their twists on tales set in the dance halls and clubs of this luxury starship as it travels through space and time.

Follow princes, sultans, rock stars, scientists, cirque artists, and dancers as they solve murders, track thieves, fight bullies, plan heists and fall in love.

Inside the set:

  • Catch a Falling Star by CJ Cade
  • Starlight by Kerry Adrienne
  • Midnight at Andromeda’s by Tessa McFionn
  • Stars Shining Bright Above by Jayne Fury
  • Star-Studded Love by Rosalie Redd
  • Forbidden Alliance by Athena Grayson
  • Razer’s Edge by Selene Grace Silver
  • A Dance of Fallen Stars by Kat Vancil
  • Vordol’s Vow by Dena Garson
  • Hide and Peek by Blaire Edens
  • Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste
  • Comets and Caviar by Jenna Lincoln
  • Star Searchers by Diana Rivis

Excerpt:

From Vordol’s Vow:

“Vordol! H-How are you?” Pitannah pushed a tuft of hair behind her ear. Her heart hammered against her chest so hard she thought it would burst out at any second. Seeing the object of your fantasies come to life after almost six years tended to do that to a girl. Especially when that fantasy had grown bigger, darker, and if possible, sexier.

“Well. You look good. A lot more grown up than the last time I saw you.” He glanced at her name tag. “You work for Quantam now?”

“Yes.” She clung to her serving tray like a lifeline and tried to not stare at the way his jacket bulged from the muscle mass he’d gained since she’d last seen him. “I’ve been with them for almost a year. What brings you aboard?” she asked in a rush.

“Work.” His eyes darted about the room before landing on Ms. Ruby who was watching their exchange with interest now that the Maître de had seated her.

“Vordol, bring your little friend over and introduce her,” Ms. Ruby suggested.

Vordol’s lips twitched even as he waved her ahead of him. “Ruby, this is Pitannah Lorento. She’s Harec’s oldest daughter.” To Pitannah he added, “Pitannah, this is the incomparable, Ms. Ruby Rose.”

Ruby extended her hand to Pitannah. “It’s lovely to meet you my dear.”

Pitannah shook Ruby’s hand and tried to not gawk. “It’s wonderful to meet you, too. I’ve followed your career for years.”

“Oh, thank you, dear.” Ruby shot a questioning look at Vordol. “Harec is the Security Engineer who trained you, isn’t he?”

Vordol nodded then faced Pitannah. “How is Harec? I haven’t heard from him in quite a while.”

She grimaced. “Papa died about six months ago.”

Vordol’s expression fell. “Damn. I’m sorry. I didn’t know.”

“Oh, my dear. I’m so sorry we brought up a sad topic for you.” Ms. Ruby patted Pitannah’s hand. “Your father was a huge influence on Vordol and I, for one, am very grateful for it.”

“Thank you.” Pitannah bit her lip. “I don’t mean to be forward, but are you two related somehow? You seem quite close.”

Ms. Ruby smiled. “I like to think so. I’ve known this handsome young man since he and those other hoodlums he calls brothers were chasing each other with sticks and mud.”

Vordol crossed his arms over his chest. “Who are you kidding? We still chase each other with sticks and mud.”

“Yes, dear, but now you call it training,” Ruby teased.

“Ruby and my foster mother, Sela, were close friends.” Vordol chatted with them, seemingly at ease, but his stance and his frequent glances about the room told her he was on alert. Her father had been the same way.

“Sela made many of my costumes, back in the day. The most talented seamstress in the cosmos,” Ruby declared.

“But, Ruby attracts trouble like sugar attracts pests, so we keep a close eye on her.”

Ruby patted his arm. “You’re being modest. There’s no one I trust more to protect me at events like this.” She winked at Pitannah. “Besides, who doesn’t want a handsome devil escorting you to all the big parties?”

“Well, I don’t blame you there,” Pitannah grinned.

“Miss? Could we get a refill?” One of the nearby customers waved his glass in the air at her.

“I better get back to work.” She smiled apologetically. “It was lovely meeting you.” To Vordol she asked, “So, I’ll be seeing you around all weekend?”

“You most certainly will.”

Damn, that voice of his made her knees weak. The appreciate look in his eye make her think he was hungry for more than just dinner. Or was just wishful thinking on her part? Somewhat distracted, Pitannah went to assist the customer.

Throughout the rest of her shift, she could feel Vordol’s eyes on her as she delivered food and drinks to nearby tables. It took a little while, but eventually she regained her rhythm. With a skill long honed during years in the service industry, she sidestepped the rambunctious young men who had already consumed too much drink or some other substance and were making a bit of a scene. Then she navigated around the table of pudgy middle aged men who had given unwanted attention to every female who happened to pass too close.

And so her evening passed. Much like every evening. But at least for a few days she would have something pleasant to look at.

Vordol Silveira. She fanned her now warm face. So much for thinking she had outgrown her teenaged obsession with him. The younger Vordol had been something but this older version would likely haunt her dreams for years to come. The bad boy she had known had grown into a predator that oozed sex. Ms. Ruby would probably have to fight the bimbos off of him through the competition.

That thought both amused and annoyed her.

Buy the Book:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2wCU8Ft

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Cabaret-Tales-LS-Quantum-ebook/dp/B0755XPYTM

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Cosmic-Cabaret-Tales-LS-Quantum-ebook/dp/B0755XPYTM

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Cosmic-Cabaret-Tales-LS-Quantum-ebook/dp/B0755XPYTM

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cosmic-cabaret-sfr-shooting-stars/1127023699

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cosmic-cabaret

Google:  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/SFR_Shooting_Stars_Cosmic_Cabaret?id=-sAyDwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cosmic-cabaret/id1280575601?mt=11&uo=4

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36144442-cosmic-cabaret

Meet Dena:

Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.

She is the mother of two rowdy boys, two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks), and a loving Labrador. When she isn’t writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.

Connect with Dena:

Website – http://www.denagarson.com/

Blog – http://denagarson.net/

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Thank you for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed this round of Meet the Characters and will join us again next week!

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