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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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…