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Character Interview: Vine + Giveaway

Vine from Halflings has graciously accepted my invitation to join me on the blog for an interview. I'm so thrilled to have him here! Vine is one of the only characters we DON'T get a POV from in Halflings, and so I thought it would be fun to pick his brain for some need-to-know answers!
I'd like to say that although Mitch Hewer isn't Vine exactly, he certainly comes close! Although, Vine has much more beautiful hair ;)
About Vine
What can you say about Vine? He's adorable. Fifteen earth years, white blond hair, and electric blue eyes. And oh yeah, he loves candy! But right now, Vine's working hard to keep Nikki safe and Mace and Raven out of fist fights! --taken from Heather Burch's Website

Q. What is your most vivid memory before your time spent protecting Nikki? A time that you look back to the most fondly?
V: Definitely the rock concert we were sent to. Well, I wasn’t supposed to go, but Mace and Raven begged Will and he finally caved. Probably didn’t want me moping around the house for the whole night. You can read about the story in 11:15, The Making of a Halfing. It’s my favorite ‘cause, it’s mostly about me.

Q. What is your favorite aspect of being a Halfling? Your least favorite?
V: Flying. Snapping your wings open and catching a breeze. Man, there’s nothing like it. You can drop off a cliff edge and free fall until you think your skin will come off, then, snap! Wings spread, air slows. You feel invincible. My least favorite? I guess I’d have to say not having a home. Not just a physical home, but we don’t belong anywhere. Humans don’t know how good they have it.

Q. If you could be human for a day, how would you spend that particular day?
V: Wow, this is getting heavy. I’d be someone’s son. Hey, you can make sure the other Halflings don’t read this, right? I already get powned enough about eating candy all the time and how I’m younger than the others. Uh, btw, how old is your audience? Do I need to explain what powned means? ‘Cause if you don’t play HALO, you might not know.

Q. It seems we don’t get much of your perspective in Halflings, sadly. What are some of your biggest worries on this journey?
Right? I guess you have to fall for Nikki to get much face time. I’m just kidding, I know there will be a book with me as the main character. Heather’s already promised it.
My worries? Running out of candy. Jaj. Omega Corporation has way too much power. They’re in everything and down deep I know we’re just beginning to scratch the surface. I have this reoccurring dream where I’m standing on a hillside watching earth literally melt below my feet. The only thing I can distinguish is a sign that says Omega. We really have to stop them.

Q. How do you feel about Nikki? Have you noticed any… changes in your brothers, in their attitudes and so forth as a result of her presence in your lives?
Nikki’s cool. Changes in Mace and Raven? Where do I start? It’s pathetic. Don’t get me wrong, earth girls are totally hot. But they’re like sprinkles on ice cream. You want to order them because they look so good, but honestly, they kind of ruin the ice cream. You know? Will has to do something. I know he’s going to. I just don’t know what it is. We don’t feel like a team anymore. But hey, fighting for your life has a way of focusing your perspective. Maybe we just need a battle. Yeah, a ‘to the death fight’ with some hell-hounds and demons to set things right again.

Q. Name one thing about yourself that readers won’t find out about in Halflings.
I don’t heal well. Halflings usually heal really quickly. I heal, but my body takes more time. Sometimes I think that’s why Raven and Mace baby me so much. As long as we’re confessing, here’s a little more. Will found me in a children’s hospital when I was small. No info about how I got there. I seemed pretty normal other than anomalies in my blood.
Will rescued me and that’s when I learned I was a Halfling and would one day tap in and have wings.

Q. You seem to like candy. A LOT. If you could mix two candy flavors, what would the final product taste like?
Oh man, this is like the ultimate fantasy. Okay, so it’d have to have the texture of Skittles but be more sour. Ultra sour. Ultra sour Skittles with gummy worm dust. That’d rock.

Q. Many females seem to be flocking to you and your brothers. Humans and Halflings alike. Do you have a dream a girl? An ideal girlfriend? Is there a specific girl out there who’s caught your eye?
Girls are nothing but trouble. I'm pretty sure. But, yeah. There's one I like. She's the one that doesn't seem to see me. I don't really want to say a name, 'cause, seriously, if anyone reads this, I'm dead. But, when she's around, I get that feeling like when you drop off a roller coaster edge? Even with all the flying I do, coasters still turn my stomach upside down. I'm talking about really good roller coasters, not the cheezy ones. So, to answer your question, yeah. There's one girl who turns my stomach.

Ah, Vine, I'm such a fan! EEEEP, can't wait for the sequel! Thanks so much for stopping by!
You guys, isn't he the coolest cool kid on the block? I love Vine. Hey, don't forget to read my review!

After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with.

A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.

About the Author:

Heather writes full time and loves being involved with groups that promote books! Writing about the Halflings has been the funnest and most exciting writing journey of her life! Before novels, she wrote teen curriculum published in both the U.S. and Asia Pacific.
She spent eight years in the "spa world" as a licensed esthetician and won a trip to Europe for her commitment to the spa industry. With that knowledge, she developed the Writer's Ten Step Excercise: Save Your Neck, Shoulders, Back, and Wrists!

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Lienna Koll Lotus said...

A witch.. I mean.. Having all these powers... Why not?

Asher_Knight said...

Totally agree! *lol* I ADORE witches.

strongpieces said...

I would totally want to be some sort of witch. Everything else seems to have a giant drawback (vampires and the sun, werewolves and their curse, fairies are just kinda mean), and having magical powers would be awesome.

Liz R said...

Aww I love Vine! I just read the prequel and now I'm really intrigued. Plus, ultra sour Skittles sound amazing. I love sour things. Great interview! :)

If I could be a paranormal creature...probably a sorcerer of some kind. I'd love to do spells and make potions. But anything with powers involving flying, telekinesis and super-fast healing would suit me fine! :P 

Jenny said...

what a great interview.  I can't wait to see more of him...I mean more from him. :)

Asher_Knight said...

Hey, don't hate on the winged people. I love 'em almost as much as I love witches. ;)

Asher_Knight said...

Isn't the coolest? I downloaded the prequel not too long ago and can't wait to start it. I hate sour things but I'd try them just for Vine. And you, if you asked me :-)

Potion-making would be cool. Although I'm terrible at chemistry AND cooking so I don't think I'd be very good at it *lol*

Asher_Knight said...

*lol* Thanks. He's such a likable character.

Giselleco said...

Eww I hate sour Skittles! I used to love em though. Now I just don't see the point! haha. I have to read this! Great post Asherlicious! :D

Pooja_sat said...

Aww!! I loved the tidbit about him not healing very quickly! I love Vine :D And Raven!

Carl said...

 I think I'd be a shapeshifter, for some reason that has always appealed to me. Creepy? I dunno.

Celine said...

If I can be any paranormal creature, I guess I want to be Immortals like Vampires so I can stay Forever Young? LOL. Awesome character interview, Asher! I haven't read this book yet so thank you so much for the chance to read it! <3

ツ Ana Death Duarte ツ said...

I would be a Grimmalkin. Cats are wonderful! Imagine a FEY CAT? <3 Need any more reason than the? S2 Sooo much love!

Lexie@Bookbug said...

I would be a vampire so I could be young and beautiful forever!

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

I would be a werewolf because I love the fact that you can turn into a wolf! They are such cute animals!!