Friday, May 24, 2013

Talking with Tom from The Chemistry of Fate by Meradeth Houston

Today I have a special treat for you. Author Meradeth Houston is here interviewing Tom from The Chemistry of Fate. Take it away guys!


“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.

Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.

Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.



Thanks so much for hosting me Kelly! I thought I’d give everyone a little introduction to Tom today, and allow you to get to know him a little better (and realize just why I love the guy in all his slightly-nerdy glory).

MH: (I sit down at my desk and take a long sip from a mug of something that is theoretically water. Tom settles uncomfortably into the seat across from me, nervously rubbing his hands together.) Nice of you to join us here today, Tom!

Tom: Thanks for having me. I think. Just what was this job interview for again?

MH: Yeah, about that, we’ll talk once we’re done, m’k? Moving on, tell me Tom, are you currently seeing anyone?

Tom: Wait, what does that have to do with a job?

MH: (Another sip) It just does. We like to be thorough. So, are you seeing anyone?

Tom: (Looking around like he might bolt for the door any second.) No. I don’t have time.

MH: Don’t have time? Come on, there has to be someone you at least have your eye on? A guy who looks like you (I can’t help eyeing the nice muscles on his arms) doesn’t have trouble getting dates, I’m sure.

Tom: You’re not going to give in until I say a name are you?

MH: Nope. Not a chance.

Tom: There’s a girl I study with for our chemistry class. Without her, I’d probably be flunking. She’s way out of my league though. Nothing’s going to happen.

MH: I’m very sorry to hear you think that. You two haven’t done anything other than study together?

Tom: (Sighs) She’s asked me to grab coffee a few times. But I can’t get involved. I need to keep my grades up.

MH: Why is that so important?

Tom: I’m on a full ride scholarship but the required grades are really high. If I don’t keep them up, so long scholarship and so long college.

MH: Sounds rough.

Tom: Yeah, well, that’s why I need another job…?

MH: We’ll get that to that, I promise. Tell me, do you work anywhere else already?

Tom: I have a job in a genetics lab on campus. I work there part-time.

MH: Do you like it?

Tom: It’s good. My boss is a little crazy, but it keeps me out of student housing.

MH: What’s so crazy about your boss?

Tom: He’s, just, nuts. I mean, yesterday I walked in on him doing a fashion show for himself, singing to Thrift Shop. He saw me and was excited to have an audience for the last of it.

MH: That does sound, random. I’ll bet he keeps work entertaining at least.

Tom: Yeah, definitely. And he’s been really good getting me experience in the lab. Speaking of which, this position, it’s working in a lab right?

MH: (Looking at my watch) I’m so sorry Tom, but I have to run! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll be in touch!

Thanks, Meradeth and Tom! Check out The Chemistry of Fate on Amazon and B&N. It's only $2.99 during the blog tour, so hurry!

Also, Meradeth has a giveaway for you! It's for a $10 Amazon GC and a beautiful journal. Enter below. And be sure to thank her or comment about the interview.

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32 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me (and Tom) Kelly!!

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  2. Great interview, Meradeth! And I can't believe I wasn't already following you on Twitter! Glad to find you there and on Pinterest. :)

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    1. Meradeth is great, isn't she? :)

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    2. I'm glad you found me on both sites!! And I'm seriously addicted to Pinterest--be forewarned :)

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  3. Interesting spin on a paranormal, and it's certainly refreshing to get a guy main character with so many paranormals having female leads. Good luck with this one.

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    1. Thank you! I definitely wish there were more male leads--they are a lot of fun to read, I think. (And write, for that matter!)

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  4. That was fun to read. Great interview!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I had fun writing it :)

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  5. I *heart* Tom. I really do. He's one of those special book boyfriends you don't soon forget.

    And seeing him interact with Meradeth? Priceless!

    P.S. I hope you feel better, Kelly!

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    1. Just so we're clear: Tom's mine, m'k? LOL! :)

      Definitely do feel better Kelly!

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  6. Great to meet you, Tom! :) Tom sounds like a wonderful character, Mer. I'll be getting acquainted with him soon, so yay!! totally excited about reading The Chemistry of Fate. Congrats, Mer!

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading about him!! :)

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    2. I think Tom has quite a few admirers. :)

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  7. Tom does sound great! It was so fun to read the interview! Yeah for Meradeth! :) Wishing her much success.

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  8. That was a cute interview. I enjoyed it. :) Here's to much success with your book! :)

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  9. I really enjoyed this! I often interview my characters as I'm plotting out stories. And to the journal question, I've kept one in some form or another since the fourth grade. It's so interesting to go back and see a record of your thoughts and feelings at the time. And it's definitely helped in my writing as I revisit my high school journals. :)

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    1. Interviewing your characters is definitely a great way to get to know them.

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    2. I totally agree that it's helpful for reviewing! And it's also kind of fun :)

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  10. Oh, loved the interview, Tom and Meradeth.

    Hi Kelly!

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  11. It's a lot of fun, interviewing your own characters, Meradeth!

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

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    1. Thanks for visiting over here, William :)

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    2. Meradeth and Tom were so much fun to have. :)

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