Okay, in my last blog I asked you guys to leave questions for Della. And the most asked was whether Della would give Steve a chance. I can tell you right now, this question is gonna tick Della off. Let me channel up Della and see what she says. But just let me warn you guys, get ready for some attitude.
C.C.: Della, my readers have posted some questions and I told them you would answer a few. So the first question is about why you’re afraid to give Steve a chance and what’s the probability of you maybe changing your mind? Or kissing him again? They just want to know what’s going to happen with you and the hot shape-shifter you say has a cute backside.
Della: Who asked me this?
C.C.: Well, actually a lot of readers asked this one. So could you please at least attempt to answer?
Della: Fine, but just because they are readers doesn’t mean they can poke around—
C.C.: Stop right there. You are a fictional character and you need to behave like one.
Della: Fine. Do they want the truth?
C.C.: I’m sure they want the truth.
Della: Then the truth is I don’t have a clue if I’ll end up with Steve. Do I like Steve? Duh! Do bears poop in the woods? Seriously, if I didn’t like him, I wouldn’t be in the position that I’m in now. Well, that and if he wasn’t such a good kisser. And if he didn’t make me laugh. Just to make your readers happy I’ll admit that yes, I’ve sampled a few more of his kisses. He’s so irresistible. But will I agree to sign on the dotted line that I’m his girlfriend? No. And here’s where the truth comes out. I have no idea how things are going to end up.
Right now I’m dealing with so much in Reborn. I know you don’t want me to give anything away, but can I just tell your readers that there’s a heck of a lot of crap going down? It’s raining crap. And Steve is there, trying to help me, but in a way, he’s also part of the problem. If I let myself care about him too much, what’s going to happen later? What if he decides he wants someone nicer, someone warmer, or someone with bigger boobs, or someone who looks more Asian. Yeah, that’s what happened with Lee. And losing him was so darn hard. I know I’ve heard that old adage, “It’s better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.” Right now, I can’t say I agree with that.
C.C.: Yeah, but sometimes when it’s raining crap, you learn a lot of lessons. I haven’t finished your series, so I can’t say for sure if your path is going to lead you to Steve, but I’m thinking it’s going to lead you to a better place. Life is about changes and those changes and the lessons we learn guide us to the right path.
Now, let’s move to question #2 that was asked by Alana: If you were never turned into a vampire, what do you think your life would be like, you would never go to Shadow Falls, would you and Lee be together, what would happen?
Della: This almost feels like a trick question. Part of me wants to say if I’d never been turned, I’d be so much happier. I’d still be the apple of my daddy’s eye. I’d be on the honor roll at school. Who knows, I might have given into what my parents wanted and decided to go to school to be a doctor. And yes, I’d probably still be with Lee. Then again, maybe he would have tossed me aside anyway. I’m beginning to wonder if he was just a mistake. And I hate thinking that because it means I gave so much of myself to someone who I shouldn’t have. Anyway, about me being happier if I hadn’t been turned. You see, I’ve stopped to think about what I have in my life now. If I hadn’t been turned I wouldn’t know Kylie and Miranda, Holiday and Burnett. Even Steve. I wouldn’t give these people up. In a way, I think C.C.’s right. Don’t tell her I said this, she already thinks she knows everything. But I think when we face challenges, we grow and what would have been right for us at one point in our lives, may not be right for us later. What would have made the old Della happy, probably wouldn’t make the new Della happy. So I don’t know if I can regret being turned into a vampire. I really like my life, especially being able to kick butt like I can, but I just wish I could still have parts of my old one. Like my family and my daddy’s love. I miss that.
C.C.: Hmm, Della, my heart hurts for you. On another thought, do you not know I’m gonna read this? And I really don’t think I know everything. I sometimes think you guys, my fictional characters, actually teach me a thing or two. Anyway, thank you, Della, for the answers, I know how hard that was for you.
And now I’m going to give away another T-shirt. Actually, I’m going to give away two. One to an international reader and one to someone in the US. So make sure all of you leave a comment, and if you are NOT in the US, make sure you tell me what country you are from. (As always, if you are reading this on Goodreads, you have to leave our comment on my blog at http://cchunterbooks.com/blog/ for a chance to win.)
Last week’s winner of a Shadow Falls t-shirt is Lori Meyer. Please email your mailing address and t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know one of the biggest book signing events is going to happen in Houston, Texas? That’s right, it’s the Houston BookRave and it is coming up fast! I’m looking forward to being there. Mark your calendars!! This event will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 and will offer a unique experience where readers from everywhere can meet with their favorite authors in person. There will also be entertainment, exclusive giveaways, exclusive early book releases and delicious food.
Part of the proceeds will benefit GPISD’s Education Foundation which provides students and teachers with grants. So, it helps a good cause. Anyone in the Houston area should come out, meet me and many other authors, and have a great time. Don’t miss out!