Neener-neener … I talked with Sean Holloway’s Mother-in-Law. What does she really think about him?

On July 23, 2012 by Aimee
Eternal by J.A. Belfield

Eternal by J.A. Belfield

How can anyone not love Sean Holloway from the moment they meet him? I mean, he’s hot. He’s a werewolf. He’s hot. He’s a werewolf. He’s hot … uh oh, I think I’m repeating myself, but come on! He’s hot and he’s a werewolf!

However, in this latest installment of The Holloway Pack, called Eternal, I found someone who’s view of Sean Holloway not only started out rough, but started out REALLY rough. I’m dying to know what really changed her mind because if Jem were my daughter … no way I’d let her live with Sean …

I mean c’mon … think of all the stuff they could get into as an unmarried couple … especially since Sean’s hot AND a werewolf.

Erh … I said that already, didn’t I?

So … I’ve traveled back in time … to the 1800s, and am standing on the front porch of one Isabelle Stonehouse. She’s dressed in traditional full-length dress, her hands at her wait. It’s Jem’s mom(!),

And I’m here to ask her one major questions … because I really, really, really need to know …

How could you not love Sean Holloway from the get-go?

Because, as you said, he is a werewolf, whose … looks had helped him to an earn a reputation I would prefer my daughter have no part in.

But … he’s HOT! Okay, okay, okay, maybe this is a time period dilemma … you are, after all, in the 1800s and I’m here in 2012. So let’s put aside his hotness, let’s look beyond that … was there anything redeeming in the man? Again, ignoring the hot factor.

Yes, he altered my opinion of him somewhat when he took himself down from his self-imposed pedestal and showed a little courage. For the first time, I was able to see beyond the façade to the potential of the man within.

Now would you admit you were kinda mean to him initially? I mean what with the wolfsbane and all? Any guilt or remorse there?

Why on earth would I feel guilty for protecting my daughter? I am admitting nothing.

Okay, okay, I concede, that’s probably what I’d do, too, since I have two daughters myself. Speaking of which, Jem’s sister isn’t married. Now that she’s got a plethora of werewolves—I mean, men around, are you trying to pawn her off or keep her to yourself?

Besides the fact I partake in neither ‘pawning off’ nor self-indulgence where my daughters are concerned, Jessica is … a more complicated soul than Jem. A werewolf as companion would do little to aid that. As for a man? She has yet to find the right match.

For some reason, I get the feeling you’re implying she doesn’t HAVE a match. Now why would I get that impression? Or maybe you’re holding back on something? ::wink::

[She smiles at me.] I am not an oracle. I also say never say never.

Not an Oracle. [I'd hold back my snort ... but I don't.]  Okay, but according to my sources, you are a … shall we say … ::rubshandstogether:: a witch?

[She stares hard at me.] One should be leery of making accusations such as those.

[I'm getting the impression she doest like my questions.] But … but … but … fine. [I glance away and roll my eyes] I won’t accuse you of somehow binding two people for eternity such that they continue to ‘find’ each other in every new life. But … oooh … will it ever end? I mean does your binding—I mean, the binding that you had nothing of course to do with because you are not a witch— have any expiration date?

Tell me, Ms Laine … what is your definition of Eternity or Eternal, or any other of its derivatives?

Um … I don’t know. It could have some sort of end. I mean everything has to come to an end at some point, right? You might say eternity, but … what if there’s a loophole? What then? Do you think you really, really, really made it work? I mean … that person who isn’t a witch and didn’t do the binding ceremony-thing?  [I give her a wink in the hopes I'll get a real answer.]

Ah, yes, but you are arguing under the assumption that love only exists in the realm of the living. Even if Jem and Sean were to cease returning to this earth, rest assured their love would never die with them.

Okay, okay, now we’re just getting plain sappy. Let’s go back to the whole concept of magic. Now, I know you have nothing to do with it … but if you did, what sort of spell would turn Sean’s head my way instead of toward Jem??

[She laughs a purely sweet sound]  Surely you don’t truly expect me to tell you how to do that? Jem would never forgive me. Although, were it for another man, Jessica is adamant red lobelia petals and orange blossom can have pleasing results.

[My eyes bulge] Ooooh. I’ll have to look that up.

So on another note … you live in the 1800s. Is it at all weird being interviewed by a woman who lives in 2012?

You mean, besides the unrefined way of your words, and the … [She glances down] … undignified choices of attire? Not at all.

My pajamas are not undignified! Spongebob is all the rage! [I give her my best grin]

[Her lips twitch] I am sure.

Aside from that … it sounds like you’ve kinda altered your perspective on Sean and Jem as a couple. If they show up in a future life, do you have any advice for them?

Just to be themselves. And … [She smiles at me] … to remember to listen to the right parts of their bodies.

The right part of their bodies. [Snort] Thanks for talking with me, Mrs. Stonehouse.

Thank you for having me. [She ducks back in her house]

If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to buy it now … along with Instinct and Darkness & Light and you’ll have the WHOLE story!

And, coming in December (I CAN’T WAIT!!)

Blue Moon by J.A. Belfield

Blue Moon by J.A. Belfield

Woohoo! :)