Well, I have the great honor of speaking with Mason from Unlikely Allies today. That's right THE Mason! He so graciously agreed to trade a day in the Rockies for a visit to the Appalachians and I'm so excited. For those of you who have yet to meet Mason, prepare yourself, he is one heck of a blond hottie with muscles and brains to boot.
Are you ready? Here we go….
We settle in on my front porch enjoying the beautiful crisp Fall day…
Mason, I just want to thank you for being here today. I'm still new at this interview business so please bear with me. ~deep breath~ Okay, first question, what did you think when you learned that Rick had a daughter?
I was shocked. Rick was devastated. I mean, think about it. You find out that you have a 17 year old daughter that you never knew existed. How do you deal with that? I had never seen him (Rick) cry before that and I just wanted to be there for him the way he has always been for me.
And did your feelings change once Kimberly arrived?
Rick wasn't the same for days, even after the initial shock wore off. Seeing how hurt he was affected me also. When we found out Kimberly was coming, all I could think was that I wouldn't let Rick get hurt again. I guess I was bound and determined to hate her, to show her that she didn't belong, but then seeing her threw me way off.
Really? ~smiling widely~ So, what was the first thing that went through your mind when you saw Kimberly?
I wasn't expecting her to be so damn beautiful.
Now, I have to know. Were you purposely showing off swinging that ax?
Ha, that's the funny part. I had this whole speech worked out in my head. I was really going to let her have it, but when she walked up I forgot everything I was going to say. I swear at that moment, I panicked. I thought about running, but that would have looked strange, but I also didn't want to stand there staring like an idiot, so I just started chopping wood.
I think that mode of action seemed to work in your favor, at least according to Kimberly's reaction.
Now at one point, Kimberly describes you and I quote “Mason was definitely an ass with a capital A.” What do you have to say about that? I mean it is no secret you were definitely majorly rude to her for a while.
I can't argue that. As a matter of fact, she probably could have called me a lot worse. You have to understand though, and I'm not trying to find an excuse, but even when she got there Rick and I would talk at night and he was so worried about how to act around her, what to say, things like that. So, I kept thinking I had to somehow punish her for that, even though none of it was her fault. But then I would get around her again and have different feelings. It was conflicting as hell. I was a mess.
Poor boy. Talk about a conundrum. ~looks at notes~
Mason, did you know that Amy diagnosed you as having AMS (Arrogant Male Syndrome)?
Ha, that's just Amy. She's a sweet girl, but definitely tells it like it is. We've known each other for a long time though, so it's all good. I still love her.
So, when you were paired up with Kimberly for CPR training did kissing her cross your mind? Because it certainly seemed to have been a moment for you both.
Moment is putting it lightly. That was so freaking tough. There she was right underneath me, but with everyone watching. Can I say that kissing wasn't the only thing on my mind? Is that allowed in this interview?
Ha! I think we can let that slide. ~winks~
Now moving on to more serious matters what was going through your mind after your horrendous fall?
What were you thinking when Kimberly found you after the fall?
I was glad she was okay, but I also felt bad because I knew how hurt I was and that I wouldn't be able to help us. At that moment, I knew we were in trouble.
Thinking back, what motivated you to demand Kimberly go out with you on the trails that rainy night?
Looking back, I have to admit, that was stupid and selfish. Finding Lyssa should have been priority one, but I let my emotions get involved. Quite frankly, I thought we would find Lyssa quickly and then I could have some time alone to talk to Kimberly. Bad plan.
~shrugs~ Accidents happen.
Okay, finally it's time for the speed round. Respond with the first thing that comes to mind.
"Learning to Fly" by Pearl Jam. I have a thing for 90's Grunge Rock.
Pizza. I could eat it every day.
I'm an outdoors guy. I would love to see someplace like the Australian Outback.
Right now I'm reading "Inescapable" by Amy Bartol. Rick got me into these damn paranormal books.
Probably Summer because I like to get outside.
See, this makes the last question tough too. I love Halloween. I think it would be awesome to turn Camp Unlikely Allies into a haunted camp at Halloween.
Oh, that sounds super fun! Maybe you need to make that happen. Final speed round question.
Is this a trick question? I'm team Kimberly.
Of course, you are! You two are meant for each other. Mason, I just want to thank you again for making the trip. I hope you have a little time to enjoy my neck of the woods. It has been a pleasure. Be sure to tell Kimberly we all say "Hello!" Safe travels home!
Let the record show, that I was able to contain myself throughout this interview. Although I will openly admit that my inner 13 year old girl has now made a full appearance and I cannot contain my giddiness! ~bouncing in my chair~
This was so much fun! A major THANK YOU again to the amazing Tiffany King for making this interview possible. If you want to spend more time with Mason be sure to grab a copy of Unlikely Allies over at Amazon or Barnes&Noble. You won't regret it! ;)
Now, for this week's giveaway....
Name the book and author that Mason is currently reading.
Leave your response in the comments below. Correct answers will be entered into this week's giveaway AND count as an additional entry for the Super Mega Awesome Grand Prize Giveaway coming next week!!!
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