Meet Jane Bled’s Main Character

Posted: June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

GETTING TO KNOW MY MAIN CHARACTER

1 What is the name of your main character? Is he or she fictional or a historic person?

Arguably, I have two main characters in the MASTER series, but rock star/secret vampire Raiden probably edges out his reluctant acolyte, famous TV star Gabriel Colin. Raiden is fictional – as far as I know. 😉

2. When and where is the story set?

Books 1-3 of the MASTER series take place mostly in present-day Detroit, with flashbacks to LA and mention of Nagoya, Japan. Deux (#4) begins the storyline shift from Detroit to present-day LA.

3. What should we know about him?

In Crimson (MASTER, #1), Raiden has spent the past five years adjusting to life as a vampire. The night of his transformation resulted in the death of Naomi, his former fiancee. Even now, years later, he’s plagued by guilt over his role in her murder. As a result, he isolates himself from society, and does his best to view humans as prey, rather than bond with them.

Not only the lead singer of Scent, one of the most successful J-rock bands in Japan, Raiden is also biracial. Although he grew up with his mother in Japan, he visited his American father’s plantation in North Carolina every summer for years, so he’s a product of both US and Japanese culture. This alienates him from most people, as he finds it hard to fit in.

4. What was the main conflict? What messes up his life?

Raiden’s main conflict is his vacillation between living without morals and keeping his humanity. The fact that his first human victim was his fiancee doesn’t help him sleep at night. He’s deeply fearful of getting close to another soul again. Gabriel Colin’s abrupt entrance into his life complicates his situation.

On the one hand, he wants to push Gabriel away, but on the other, he has a kinship with him, so his opposite desires are often at war with each other.

5. What is his personal goal?

Above all, Raiden does not want to get caught. Were his vampirism to be exposed, he would lose the one joy in his life – performing to a captive audience.  He craves connection, but is more comfortable doing it from afar, so his role as Scent’s lead singer proves vital to his struggle to keep his true nature on the down-low.

Also, he’ s a blood-junkie, so he’s always thinking about how he can get more blood, and he’ll stop at nothing to feed his fix. 😉

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

So far, there are 3 books published in MASTER:

Crimson (#1) – Originally published in 2009, revised edition published in 2013. Winner of Best eBook in the Hollywood Book Festival Awards 2009.

Luna (#2) & Naomi (#3) – Both published in 2014.

I’m currently working on Deux (#4). There are two more books planned for the series after Deux.

Here is the link to my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Bled/e/B002KMVDYS

You can read a variety of reviews of MASTER on my Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2899955.Jane_Bled).

I tweet every day (http://www.twitter.com/janebled) and often update my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/janebled).

I’m working on revamping my personal website ATM. Hope to have to all shiny sometime this summer.

7. When can we expect the books to be published?

Deux releases on Kindle July 28th, 2014. Maybe I’m not supposed to get excited about my own book, but I’m seriously having a blast with it. It’s definitely my new favorite. 😉

Thank you so much, Joy! You are wonderful. ❤

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