Sunday, November 06, 2011

Welcome Mallory Sage of Blonde Ambition by Chris Redding

We’re speaking today with Mallory Sage, the heroine of Blonde Demolition.  Until recently, Mallory lived in a small town where she was a member of the volunteer fire department.  But now she’s on the run and we’ve managed to catch up with her and get a brief interview.

RIW:         What's your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about YOU?

M. S.         I’m Mallory Sage and I’m not sure what people find interesting about me. Really. I’ve been described as fearless which I don’t think I am. I don’t have much of a sense of humor. I’m pretty tough and fair. I guess being a female bomb defuser is unique but to me it makes sense. Women can have more of a sense of detail than men and that is what goes into disarming a bomb. You have to see the details.

RIW:         That’s certainly true.  You have to know exactly where each wire goes in order to cut the right one.  You must be good at it or you wouldn’t be here.  Can you tell us about your hero/ine?

M. S.         Oh, Trey McCrane. Where do I start? I fell madly in love with him when I was young and new at Homeland Security. He was my mentor and my lover, but I was never really secure with him. Guess that’s why I made some of the stupid decisions I made. He’s strong and always challenges me to be better; to overcome my fears.

RIW:         I think the fact that Trey was your lover says something right there about wrong choices.  I don’t know about Homeland Security, but in the military, there are strict rules about officers dating those they outrank.  Trey, at least, should have known better.  What problems do you have to face and overcome now in your life?

M. S.         Maybe the fact that I’m stubborn. And I’ll be stubborn just to be stubborn long after it has been proved I’m wrong. And I was an orphan so I never really learned how to rely on others.

RIW:         I know a little about being stubborn and having trust issues.  Do you expect your hero/ine to help or is s/he the problem?

M. S.         I guess it would have been nice if Trey had been a little less challenging and a little more, maybe…warm and fuzzy. Maybe I would have made different choices.

RIW:         Hmm…  I’ll need to read this.  That’s all the questions we have for you. Thank you for speaking to us.

M. S.         Thanks for having me.

You just can't hide from the past...

Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.

Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory's life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don't have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back.

Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out.

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, one dog and three rabbits. Her first book, The Drinking Game, came out in 2004. She graduated Penn State with a degree in Journalism with an English minor. She’s been writing since she was ten. When she isn’t writing she works for her local hospital.

Don’t forget that my blog tour is still going on.  Leave a comment here, and then hop on over to Rochelle’s Reviews and see what I thought of Chris’ book, A View to a Kilt