Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Character Interview: Gabriel and Layne from Spark


I don't think I can coherently express my excitement over today's interview given the fact it features Gabriel and Layne from the second book in Brigid Kemmerer's paranormal young adult series, Spark (you can read my review here). I was a little late to the Merrick brothers party (*pats self on back for a job well done*), arriving after much swooning and gushing took place, and wondering just what exactly I was so clearly missing out on. Let me tell you something. I was missing out on a lot. A LOT. A lot of hotness. A lot of family drama. A lot of pain and heartache. And a lot of hotness. That bears mentioning twice:) Gabriel, one of the loves of my life, is here today along with girlfriend Layne to answer a few questions for me, I hope you guys enjoy the interview!

Layne, let’s flash back to the moment you first laid eyes on Gabriel. If in that moment you had to assign an element to him, would you have chosen fire?

Layne: *blushes* The moment I first laid eyes on him? He was hot. So, yes, fire would have been my first guess.

Gabriel, your mouth gets you in trouble more often than not. Can you give us a single instance with either Layne or your brothers where you would have rewound events if possible and kept your mouth shut?

Gabriel: Dude, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish for a rewind button.

Neither of your parents really knows you very well Layne. If you could tell your dad one thing about you that he doesn’t know about what makes you you, what would you tell him? About Simon?

Layne: My dad is kinda overprotective, so I don’t think I’d tell him much of anything about me. He already knows too much. *frowns* I do wish he knew how much Simon loves basketball, though. My little brother might be deaf, but he sure can play.

Gabriel, what’s one thing you think Michael has done well in raising the three of you?

Gabriel: *snorts* Staying alive this long.

After spending a great deal of time with Gabriel (lucky girl) and coming to understand him on a variety of levels, how do you think he would describe himself? How does that differ from how you would describe him? Gabriel, same question to you regarding Layne.

Layne: I think Gabriel thinks he’s a screwup. I think he’s brave and fearless.

Gabriel: And hot, right?

Layne: I already said you’re hot. Your turn.

Gabriel: *shrug* I think Layne thinks she’s damaged. I think she’s perfect.

Gabriel, do you think Quinn will grow on you?

Gabriel: *rolls eyes* I doubt it.

Layne, when did you first know that Gabriel was more than the thug/bad boy you originally took him for?
Layne: When he played basketball with Simon. No one ever wants to play with the deaf kid, and he acted like it was no big deal.

Gabriel: It wasn’t a big deal. He’s a good player.

If you could both ask each other one question you had to answer truthfully right now, what would you ask? And how would you both answer?

Gabriel: *deadpan* Layne, do you want to see me naked?

Layne: There’s no way I’m following that.

Um. Layne? The answer to that question is YES. Just saying. Thanks so much for stopping by both of you! More information on Brigid and her books can be found here:

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SPARK

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit…

43 comments:

  1. That's an awesome review, Jenny! *fistbumps* I haven't read Spark yet (I couldn't finish Storm) but I looove Gabriel and I heard it's even better than book 1. Do you think I can skip Storm and read Spark?

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    1. Lol, I meant to say interview!

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    2. I think you definitely can skip - Layne's a completely new character, and if you've read part of Storm you at least have a feel for the world and the brothers' abilities:) I hope you give it a try!

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  2. I love Layne! I mean, for a nerd, she sure is straightforward! And Gabriel. So many feelssss.

    Great interview, Jenny :D

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    1. SO MANY FEELSSSSS GELLIE! Love them:)

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  3. I am sooooooo in love with Gabriel and Layne!!!!!! What a great Interview, makes me want to read this book again just now!!

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    1. I know you are, because we are the same person:)

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  4. LOL THAT LAST ANSWER! :D Aahh, gotta love these two! I love this interview, Jenny! It's so sweet and Gabriel is seriously hot...along with the rest of his brothers of course! ;) thanks for sharing this with us, dear - I loved it!

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    1. If it was me in the interview with Gabriel, I would have had an answer to that last question at the ready ;-) So glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. Ack oh my gosh Jenny, this is the best interview ever!!! Gabriel is definitely hot and some of those answers phew! I'm going to be sitting here now re-reading this with a big goofy smile on my face! Also I love it how you said he's one of the loves of your life! I still can't choose between them either! ;)

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    1. Well he is. He and Kaidan Rowe and Barrons and a monstrous list of others:) My capacity to love is enormous ;-)

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  6. Hahahaha! LOL! I haven't read the book, but I definitely want to now. Thank you for sharing, really! Reminds me of Kaidan Rowe and Daemon Black. Soooo.. definitely my kind of a guy. And Layne, wow, she seems like a beautiful person (on the inside of course, cannot speak about her appearences, but yes, she seems lovely). Thanks again :)

    Siiri

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    1. I would say Gabriel definitely fits with Kaidan and Daemon, I think you'll really enjoy him. He's all dark and a bit damaged but also vulnerable and sweet and I love him:)

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    2. Now I really want this book!!! Thank you! :) *goes off purchase it*

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  7. Did someone say naked Gabriel? Sign me up please, Jenny. ;)

    I have to say, I agree with Gabriel about Quinn. I'd be VERY surprised if I liked her by the time this series was done!

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    1. Right? Sign me up as well Sam! Sign me up for any of the Merrick brothers being naked really:)

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  8. I need to jump on this series...like NOW. (You've convinced me!)

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    1. YES! You definitely need to jump the Merricks! Wait. Jump on the Merricks. No, that's not right. Jump on the series ;-)

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  9. LOVE this interview, Jenny!! My answer to that last question is YES too!! A thousand times yes! Lol! I have this book, I just need to read it. Now I'm even more stoked to do so. :)

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    1. Oh yeah, I think most girls' answer to that last question would be a resounding YES PLEASE. Love him:)

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  10. I read and thoroughly enjoyed Storm and I had to rush out to see if my library had Spark but it was still on order. *pouts* That being said, I loved the snarky lines that Gabriel had in that book and I can't wait to see him a bit more happy in this one. I love this group of brothers and his twin is just as awesome. And..yeah, I think the only answer to that last question is YES!

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    1. I hope your library gets it soon Rummanah! I adored this book, and my love for Gabriel clearly knows no bounds:)

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  11. :)!!!!!!! Awesome character interview Jenny! I love it! They said exactly what i though there characters would say!
    Very funny! Especially the last question.

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    1. Gotta love that Gabriel couldn't make it all the way through the interview without a reference to nudity:)

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  12. I'm so glad to hear there would be no harm in skipping the first book and reading this one! Wonderful interview, thank you Jenny!

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    1. You're welcome! It always helps to read the first book, but Gabriel and Layne's romance stands alone I think:)

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  13. I have heard nothing but good things about this series and I haven't read it yet. *cries*

    Oh now I MUST read it because Gabriel cracks me up!!! <3 this!

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    1. MELISSA! REMEDY THIS FACT IMMEDIATELY!

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  14. First, Melissa, I cannot believe you haven't read this series given the type of books you like to read. What is wrong with you????

    Second, as always Jenny, awesome character interview. I'd answer that last question for Layne with a yes too, but it always feels a bit pervy given my age. Still, yes, the answer is yes. I think they're almost 18 right?

    Heather

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    1. In my head Gabriel is like 26 instead of 18, so I feel less pervy:)

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  15. Oh this was fun...I really must get to this series and meet Gabriel and Michael and the rest of the gang....it think it was certainly established that Gabriel is hot!

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  16. LOL! I love that last question/comment :)

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  17. I'd be all over a rewind button for my mouth. Or maybe a pause button, so I can think of the correct thing to say (I'm terrible about that!).

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  18. I loved this interview....fun...;) I really want to read start this series.....October!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Oh my dog this was 500 Shades of MERRICKLICIOUS!!! Of COURSE the answer to that last question is...
    http://goo.gl/YxSvf
    Big shout out from Merrickland!!!

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  20. Okay, so I haven't read this series yet but when I do, I'm snatching the hottest Merrick brother. Screw that, I'm taking them all and leaving nobody for you ;)

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  21. Is Gabriel the guy on the cover? He definitely looks like fire to me. Maybe it's the red shirt.

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  22. It sounds like these books are full of wit and banter that I would love. I love getting to know the characters in character interviews and this was a great one!

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  23. I'll take one for the team if Layne's not up for it :)

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  24. OMG Jenny! When I saw this in my reader page I nearly hyperventilated! AHHHHHH! I loved Gabriel so much. Dark an sexy, YUMMMMM! Thanks for the awesome post!

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  25. Fun interview! It makes me want to start the first book :)

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