I have been having so much fun with these character interviews! It’s such a pleasure getting to know the heroes that my fellow authors create for all of us readers to fall in love with. Over on my personal blog, I’ve been interviewing the heroes from the Dark Moon Falls boxed set, which is coming out in May, however, today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Nathan D’Azzo from Nancy Weeks’s brand spankin’ new release, The Protector.
((PS – The Eyewitness, book 1 in this series, is FREE right now!!))
Okay, now that you’ve grabbed book 1, let’s chat with Nathan, the hero from book 3!
Bonus, today, both Nathan and his author, Nancy, stopped by to chat with me!
Author: Nancy C. Weeks
Title of Book: The Protector, Book 3 The D’Azzo Family series
Character Name: Nathan D’Azzo
Is this the hero/heroine/antagonist? Definitely the hero!
Tami: Nancy, please tell us a little yourself, what you write, and your guest.
Nancy: Hi Everyone!
We are thrilled to be here today. Thank you, Tami, for hosting us. I grew up in south Texas in a large family. I wanted to write stories most of my life. It took me until my youngest child was filling out college applications before I sat down and wrote my first chapter. That was almost ten years ago. I write romantic suspense because that’s what I love reading. A reader once described my books as “riveting tales that promise a wild ride, but in the end, a very sweet romance.” That’s become my promise every time I sit at my laptop to write.
I would like introduce my favorite hero to date, Nathan D’Azzo, from my new release, The Protector, Book 3 of The D’Azzo Family series.
Tami: Welcome! Nathan, tell us about yourself. Do you consider yourself your author’s muse or bane of her existence?
Nathan: Hi all. I’m a police detective and work with a couple of Nancy’s other heroes, Jared and Adam McNeil from her Shadows and Light series. I think for my series, I was definitely her muse.
Nancy: And I was the bane of his existence. I didn’t just give him a crazy journey in his own story. I did this unthinkable thing and he had to deal with it in chapter 2 of book one, The Eyewitness (which is FREE right now!), his youngest sister Emersyn’s story. And since he’s the oldest of the D’Azzo siblings, I needed him for his other sister, Tessa. I tried to write The Analyst without him, but it just didn’t work. He had to be there, and I wasn’t very kind at all to him.
Nathan: All’s good. I’m Joe D’Azzo’s son. He expects me to look after my sisters.
Tami: It sounds like you are holding onto a lot of secrets. I guess that’s good thing. What do you think readers will like best about you? Worst?
Nathan: I’m crazy in love with the heroine, Olivia Bennett. I think that’s what readers will like best about me. When I love, I’m all in. And, our love is a lifetime and beyond kind of love. But it took me a while to see Olivia for who she was. I used her, in the worst way, but at the time, I thought she was part of the unthinkable thing Nancy mentioned. My heart was there from the beginning. I had to put my feeling so hold until all my whys were answered. Olivia forgave me. I’ll still spend the rest of our lives making sure no one ever hurts her again.
Tami: Wow, how romantic! Okay, let’s get serious for a few moments… Favorite beverage?
Nathan (chuckling): Dr. Pepper. My first can is usually at 6:00am. I try to restrict myself the rest of the day, but it’s a morning, noon, and evening drink for me. Why folks choose coffee and tea over DP is beyond me.
Tami: Fair. Okay, how about this one: Vegetarian or red meat?
Nathan: Red meat, and rare.
Tami: My kinda guy. Do you sleep in pajamas or in the nude?
Nathan: While undercover, I sleep in whatever I was wearing during the day. Now…we’re newlyweds. Use your imagination.
Tami: My imagination is definitely going haywire. Lights on or lights out?
Nathan: Depends where we are.
Tami: Is it getting warm in here? While we’re heating up, tell me about your love life.
Nathan: From the beginning of The D’Azzo Family series, I was deep undercover. My life was dangerous. I would never put a woman through that kind of relationship. It would be so damn unfair to them. So, no ties at all until Olivia. She was part of the job. I just couldn’t keep things from getting personal.
Tami: Awww. What’s your favorite place to seduce Olivia?
Nathan: Everywhere…within reason, of course. And it’s not only me. Olivia can be very creative.
Tami: If you could rewrite one scene in the book, what would it be? How would you rewrite?
Nathan: I would have loved that our first time was on a real bed. It’s not like I didn’t completely love it, but…really, Nancy? I’m dying to tell the reader where we were. But I promised no spoilers.
Tami: Well, hell. Guess we have to read the book to find out, and I’m definitely curious now. Tell me this, has Nancy ever put you into an embarrassing situation? How did you handle it?
Nancy: Can I answer this one? I just have to say, his cover was very important for the entire series. And it was crazy hard coming up with a look that would work. So I got a little creative…
Nathan: You gave me baby-crap yellow hair in book 2 and made me live with it to the end.
Nancy: That’s not true. I fixed it earlier than that. Olivia loved you anyway. So, there you go.
Tami: Is there anything specific in this book of which you are particularly proud?
Nathan: Hands down, the way Olivia saved my life.
Nancy: Yeah, that was my pick too. You both were pretty incredible, and that’s all I can say without ruining the fun for the readers.
Tami: Would you like to add anything else?
Nancy: Nathan was a joy.
Nathan: As were you.
Nancy: I’m having a hard time letting this couple go. I miss the whole D’Azzo family. I wish I had more time with them, but they belong to the readers now.
Tami, thank you again for having us. If anyone has any questions, please don’t be shy. Ask away. In the meantime, enjoy my Free Chapters Download from The Protector. One final note, each book in this series is a standalone, but I highly suggest the reader read it in order. The Eyewitness, Book 1 will be FREE March 4 – 9.
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks and Nathan D’Azzo
The Protector, Book 3 The D’Azzo Family
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Tami Lund writes, blogs, drinks wine, and falls in love with book heroes, all day, every day.