Natalie-Nicole interviews Daniel Tremont from SEE ME
I’m thrilled to send some time with Daniel Tremont, hero of my paranormal romance, SEE ME, available from Leap of Faith Publishing.
NNB: Daniel, it’s rumoured that you have eternal life. Can you tell me how this happened exactly?
DT: A long time ago, 1896, I was the unfortunate victim of a lumber mill fire—I was burned beyond recognition. I don’t really remember much except for waking up on an embalming table with the most beautiful brown eyes staring down at me. That’s only the beginning of it all, though.
NNB: Did you recognize these beautiful brown eyes?
DT: Of course, it was Charlotte Hopkins, daughter of the local undertaker. She was more than just a beautiful pair of brown eyes, she was…magic. What she did for me that day, was love.
NNB: Is it true that you are a Funeral Director?
DT: I have been, and I will be again. I’m much better with the dead than the living.
NNB: So, you’ve been in love with Charlotte all of these years?
DT: I always loved Charlotte—well, she’s Carly now—but it’s far more complicated than you can ever imagine. That day of the fire, I don’t think Charlotte knew of her power, and when she resurrected me, well, she was more than just a little bit spooked. She ran away and I never saw her again for a very, very long time.
NNB: How did you know you would never die?
DT: I knew I was different after the fire, but to what extent I wasn’t sure. I knew I was a healer, but I always tried to convince myself that I never really died in the fire, that I was just very, very ill and imagined everything. When I was forty, I thought I was just lucky. When I was fifty, I sort of knew. All of my friends were aging and I looked the same.
NNB: It must be very difficult to retain friendships when your friends are aging and you’re not.
DT: It’s definitely one of the worst aspects of being eternal. Through no real fault of my own I have to walk away from friendships when people start asking too many questions.
NNB: In the past, have your friends asked one too many questions about your uniqueness?
DT: I live a much regimented life when it comes to dealing with people. There’s too much of a chance of my getting tripped by questions about my past. I’ve learned over the years to basically keep to myself.
NNB: Have you ever resurrected anyone?
DT: Almost…once. You need to understand that I have always loved Charlotte. But I was extremely lonely as well. In the end, I didn’t do it, and I’d prefer not to talk about it. That was a very dark time of my life.
NNB: Understood. What can you tell me about Charlotte, who now goes by the name Carly?
DT: She is the love of my life. I will never be complete until I am with her forever. And it will happen, sooner or later, one way or another.
NNB: You sound very determined, very sure.
DT: What I know, is what I know, that’s all. Until it happens, I’ll do what I must to get by.
NNB: Are there other eternals out there like you and Charlotte?
DT: There’s an eternal named Xander Elliott. He also loves Charlotte, but he’ll never have her. He’s cursed by his former lover, Embree. Embree, by the way, is the eternal who resurrected my Charlotte. I’m sure there are others as well.
NNB: There sounds like there could be more stories in the future involving Xander and Embree.
Many thanks, Daniel, for trusting me enough to share a tiny bit about yourself and your outlook.
To read more about Daniel and Carly, look for SEE ME, available at Leap of FaithPublishing, or visit my blog at: www.natalienicolebates.com
Carly Anders is hearing voices in her head. Another one of her kind is trying to contact her. She knows of the malevolent freaks—others who are eternal like her and seek out the weak to inflict pain upon. For years, Carly has held up huge protective walls to keep herself and her secrets safe. Now, physically and mentally exhausted, Carly needs protection and rest.
She accepts the invitation to visit an internet friend who needs help appraising a collection of antique photographs. The situation is not ideal, but Carly hopes a male presence in her life will deter the determined suitor who haunts her thoughts and dreams.
Daniel Tremont is not what Carly is expecting.
The former funeral director has a secret of his own. Not only is he eternal like Carly, he is her creation from all those years before—her abomination she thought she killed.
Daniel has been searching for Carly for years. He knows she is the piece of his life that he has been missing for so long. Now that he has found her, he has no intentions of letting her go.