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Branded: Character Interview & Giveaway (Blog Tour)!

I am delighted to be a part of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for Keary Taylor and her new novel Branded. Today as part of the tour, Alex, a character from Branded, will be answering some questions for us!

Let's get right to it!


Question 1: What is your favorite song to listen to? to play?

Alex: I’ve loved the Goo Goo Dolls for as long as I remember.  I’ll always love Theory of a Dead Man.  Black Eyed Peas are always great.  There’s not too much music that I really don’t like.  I’ll never get sick of playing Iris.  One of the best songs ever written.  Given recent events it has a whole new depth and meaning to me.  If there was a theme song to Jessica and I’s life it’d be that.

Q2: Thai is your specialty, but what food or meal is your favorite to eat?

Alex: Does an entire Thanksgiving dinner count?  Haha  There isn’t much that I don’t like to eat.  Oddly I’m a big potato fan, mashed potatoes, French fries, baked potatoes, potato chips…  And I’m always a sucker for just a good hamburger or hotdog (as long as I get to grill it myself…).

Q3: What was your first reaction of Jessica when you first saw her standing in your grandparent's house?

Alex: Haha, oh man.  First?  I was just really hoping she wasn’t going to hit me with that baseball bat.  Jessica’s a lot stronger than she looks…  And then there was just a lot of shock.  I didn’t realize she was going to be there.  I’d driven for a whole day straight from Southern California nearly to the Canadian border.  My grandparent’s death was a major shocker so my head was in kind of a weird place.  When I saw Jessica everything just kind of cleared up, the world suddenly seemed a little brighter.

Q4: Did you ever think angels existed before Jessica entered your world?

Alex: Honestly I’d never thought about it that much.  I’m not the most religious person, never really have been.  My dad died when I was little and I always liked to believe that he was still with me somehow but I’d never really given anything to the concept of angels.  Boy did Jessica open my eyes!

Q5: If your Dad was still around, what do you think would be his opinion of Jessica?

Alex: You know, my dad died before I even turned seven.  I don’t remember that much of him.  But I’m sure he would have loved her.  It’s hard to imagine that anyone could not love Jessica.  She’s an amazing girl.  She’s been through so much in her life but she’s managed to keep sane.  She’s by far the strongest person I know.  To Jessica’s ex, Jason, you’ll never realize what you’ve missed out on. 


Thanks so much for stopping by Alex. I look forward to learning more about you in Forsaken, Fall of Angels Book 2!

Giveaway time!!

 Keary is giving away a copy of Branded to one lucky winner! The book will be coming directly from her, so this contest is US ONLY.

It will run for two weeks, and will end on November 29th, at midnight.

No comment entries allowed, but comment love is of course accepted and appreciated! ;)

Good luck everyone!



Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Awesome character interview! I'm so intrigued by this book, and I'd definitely love to try it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Sounds like a well-rounded character. Thai food and Goo Goo Dolls. Nice! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kat said...

Wow, great character interview! I can't wait to read this book-- about a fellow Theory of a Deadman fan, no less. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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