Thanks for having me, Sara! I’m excited to be here and to let you all meet…wait for it…Patrick Morris! (Cheers everywhere) By the way, in my Casting of Shadow Eyes post from yesterday (see full hypothetical cast at http://coffeebooksandme.blogspot.com/), I mentioned that I think Alex Pettyfer would make a wonderful Patrick. So feel free to picture Alex during this interview! (More cheers everywhere)
Everyone, don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a print copy of Shadow Eyes, your full name in the sequel, and a KINDLE FIRE!
(Note: This is pre-ending Patrick, since he does change somewhat…)
So, Patrick, why do you think Dusty Crabtree chose you for this interview?
Well, don’t tell anyone, but I think she has a small crush on me. It’s embarrassing, really. I can’t say that I blame her, though. It’s her fault anyway for making me so smooth and desirable.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Patrick Morris. I live in Indiana. Dusty describes me as a blond-haired, green-eyed James Dean, so uh… (sniff) …I guess you could say I’m a ladies man.
Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Oh, Dusty won’t be getting rid of me any time soon. I’m kind of a big deal. At least to Iris I am, and she’s an even bigger deal. So, yeah, I think I’ll be sticking around for the long haul. At least until this series is over.
What is your perfect evening?
With Iris, just relaxing. No distractions. Nobody and no-thing getting in the way.
What really pushes your buttons?
When people try to ask me about my father losing his job or anything else I’m uncomfortable with. Basically anything about my past.
What are your biggest turn ons?
What are your biggest turn offs?
Kyra. People getting in my business. Doing things I really don’t want to do.
What do you like most about Iris?
Well, I would say “everything,” but I’m assuming that’s too corny and cliché and that you’re looking for a more specific answer, so…let me try again. I love her innocence and naivety. There’s just something so sweet about that quality in her. It kind of melts me heart, to be honest. But if anyone asks, I didn’t say that.
What do you like least about Iris?
I know this will sound weird, but the same quality I love, kind of gets annoying too. Sometimes I wish she would just open up her eyes and see what’s truly going on around her. It would make my life a whole lot easier. Well, more difficult at first probably, but in the end, a lot easier.
A decision I made about a year ago. It was probably the worst decision of my life, and now I’m paying for it.
What is your biggest fear?
That Iris will find out my secret. But also, that she won’t.
Why should readers be interested in your story?
There is way more to me (not to mention Iris and some of the other characters) than meets the eye. If you want to know my whole story, complete with my dark and brooding past, you’re going to have to read about it.
Shadow Eyes Synopsis:
Iris Kohl lives in a world populated by murky shadows that surround, harass, and entice unsuspecting individuals toward evil. But she is the only one who can see them. She’s had this ability to see the shadows, as well as brilliantly glowing light figures, ever since an obscure, tragic incident on her fourteenth birthday three years earlier.
Although she’s learned to cope, the view of her world begins to shift upon the arrival of three mysterious characters. First, a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows; second, a new friend with an awe-inspiring aura; and third, a mysterious and alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend.
As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, she must ultimately revisit the most horrific event of her life in order to learn her true identity and become the hero she was meant to be.
Check out Dusty’s blog at http://dustycrabtree.wordpress.com/
Find her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dusty.crabtree.1
Follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/dustycrabtree
Buy Shadow Eyes at http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=176
(also available at all major online bookstores)
View the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UP9A0Fm78