Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Siren Chat. Okay, so, I should’ve posted this yesterday. What had happen was, I stayed in bed all day. It felt soooo good to stay in bed and not do anything. I feel so refreshed now. Guys, we have to take a break every now and then for our mental stability. If you don’t, please start. I took a day off and I’m feeling energized.
So, let’s get started. This month, we’re focusing on New Year’s Resolutions. I’m interviewing characters from my books to find out what their resolutions are. Today, we have Garrett and Oni from Garrett’s Temptation joining us. But, before we get to them, I will share one of my resolutions with you. It’s one that sounds super easy but is actually very hard.
Write more. See, simple, right? Nope. I’m easily distracted by television, the squirrels who like to play on my porch – I have named them Chip and Dale. My hubby is a distraction. The biggest distraction is social media. So, this year, I hope to find a PA to handle most of my social media duties while I focus on writing. Wish me luck! (I guess that’s two resolutions right there. Find a PA and write more.)
Okay, enough about me. Now, for what you all came here for. Let’s chat with Oni and Garrett.
Warning: I am not responsible for what they do or say. Also, if you have not read books 1-3 of this series, you may not want to read this interview. It contains spoilers.
Siren: Okay, readers. I have Garrett and Oni here with me. They’re going to share their New Year’s resolutions with you. Before they start, take a minute to think about what you imagine their resolutions will be. At the end of the interview, leave a comment and let me know if you guessed correctly!
Siren – Hi, Oni!
Oni – Hi, Siren. Long time no see.
Siren – Hi, Garrett.
Garrett – I heard you made Dean angry last week.
Siren – …..
Garrett – ……
Siren – …..
Garrett – Good, someone needs to bring up the subject of kids with him. He gets upset whenever I do it.
Siren – I didn’t bring it up. Rain did. Yet, he still got upset with me.
Garrett – Don’t worry about it. That’s just how he is. He has a bad attitude.
Siren – *Raises eyebrow* Oh, he does, does he? Is he the only one with a bad attitude?
Garrett – *With a straight face* Yes, he is.
Siren – …..
Garrett – ……
Siren – ……
Oni – I feel like I’m missing something here.
Garrett – You’re not missing anything, Beauty. Siren just likes giving me a hard time.
Siren – True. By the way, How’s Scar?
Garrett – ….
Garrett – I heard Dean threatened to burn this place down. We can make that happen.
Oni – Garrett! Stop acting like that. As for Scar…. *Oni sighs* We haven’t heard from him in a while. I’m worried.
Garrett – I thought we were here to talk about New Year’s Resolutions.
Siren – We are.
Garrett – Let’s do that then. I’ll start.
Siren – Usually, I have the woman start….
Garrett – I’ll start.
Siren – Fine.
Garrett – My New Year’s Resolutions are to protect my family from threats. I also want to forever be a great father to my kids. I want to be someone they can depend on and run to when things are too hard. But, I also want to teach them to stand on their own two feet.
Oni – I like those resolutions, Beast.
Siren – So do I, Beast.
Oni – Siren, you tried it.
Siren – My bad. Garrett, what’s your final resolution?
Garrett – It’s Oni’s turn.
Siren – But, you only told us two and…
Garrett – It’s my wife’s turn.
Siren – Ugh, fine! Oni can you please share with the readers your THREE New Year’s resolutions.
Oni – Sure thing, Siren. As long as you don’t call Garrett Beast again.
Siren – I wouldn’t dream of it.
Oni – Great. My first resolution is to get healthier.
Garrett – Don’t you dare lose weight.
Oni – While getting healthier, some weight may drop off.
Garrett – First, you said you was just trying to lose baby weight. You lost it. Now you trying to lose that a$$. I’m not happy with this, Beauty.
Oni – Okay, okay. I’ll just work on toning up.
Garrett – I’ll work out with you.
Oni – We tried that. When you work out with me, you always end up…. you know.
Garrett – *Winks at Oni* Yeah, I know.
Oni – *Smiles and blushes.*
Siren – Okaaay, let’s get back on track guys.
Garrett – Mind your business, Siren.
Siren – This is my business. I’m here to interview you guys. Not watch you two stare into each other’s eyes.
Garrett – Jealous?
Siren – Uh, no. I’ve got a husband of my own.
Garrett – Has he ever killed for you?
Siren – Well…
Garrett – Has he ever laid your enemies at your feet?
Siren – Um….
Garrett – Has he ever…..
Siren – He’s never kidnapped me. Neither has he ever tried to torture me. And he’s never…
Garrett – Why you bringing up the past?
Oni – I feel like I’m the only adult in the room. You two do realize I have babies to get back to and I hate being away from them for a long period of time, right?
Garrett – Yes, love. Let’s go home to our twins.
Siren – Can one of you at least tell me your resolutions?
Garrett – I told you two of mine.
Siren – What’s your final one?
Garrett – I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it.
Siren – Really? You’ve known about this interview all month.
Garrett – I’ve had other sh*t to deal with, Siren. I don’t get to take a day off like you do.
Siren – Oh, really? You know what? You’ve been hella petty lately.
Oni – Enough you two. I’ll tell you mine, Siren. I already said I want to be healthier this year. I also want to take my writing career to the next level.
Siren: I feel you on that. Can you elaborate a bit?
Oni: Sure. I’m talking movie deals and all of that. I want merch for my books too. By the way, I love your merch.
Siren – Thanks!
Oni – As for my final resolution, I want my family to get back together.
Siren – Are you talking about reuniting with your mother and your sister?
Oni – *Rolls eyes* Of course not. That’s another story. I’m talking about my Killer Crew. As you know, Scar left the house. He’s gone to find himself or something like that.
Siren stares at Garrett. Garrett glares at Siren.
Garrett shakes his head.
Garrett swipes his finger across his throat.
Siren – *Ignores the warning* Is that why Scar said he left? Did he really leave to go ‘find himself?’
Oni – Yeah. Why? What have you heard?
Siren – *Reading Garrett’s Lips.*
Garrett. – *Mouths the words, kill shot.*
Siren – I was just asking.
Oni – Oh! Okay. Well, those are my three resolutions. I think we’re done here.
Siren – I guess so. Thank you both for talking to me today.
Oni – You’re welcome, Siren. Anytime. Thank you for having us. We’ll see you later.
Siren – Bye. Bye Garrett!
Garrett – *Glares*
Siren – Shaking head as she watches them head to the door. After they leave, Siren gathers up her notes. She looks up when she hears footsteps. There’s Garrett. Good thing she wore her bulletproof vest.
Garrett – Why did you keep bringing up Scar?
Siren – No reason.
Garrett – Hmm….
Siren – Hmm….
For a minute, he doesn’t say anything.
Siren – Did you need anything else?
Garrett – *Rubs his hand through his hair* How is he?
Siren – You should ask him yourself.
Garrett – I’m asking you.
Siren – And I’m telling you to ask him. He’s still your brother, right?
Siren – Let me give you a piece of advice. No one lives forever. If you’ve got something you want to say to someone, say it today. Tomorrow isn’t promised. If you want to know how Scar is doing, find him and ask him.
Garrett – You sound like you blame me for him leaving?
Siren – I do.
Garrett – Why?
Siren – Because you pushed him away.
Garrett – I didn’t. All I wanted was to have my wife to myself.
Siren – Whatever you say.
Garrett – Would your husband be okay with you going to his brother when you need help? Would your husband be okay with his brother hanging around you, making you laugh and sh*t like that?
Garrett – In my heart, I know they’re only friends. I know my wife is loyal to me. But I’ve never had someone love me the way she does. I’ve never had someone treat me the way she does. I’ve never had someone look at me the way she does. I’m possessive. And I’m never going to apologize for being this way. I want all her smiles. I want to be the one she turns to, every time, no matter what it is. I don’t want to share any part of her.
Siren – I understand. But…
Garrett – You don’t understand. Everything I love, it always gets taken from me. Not this time. Not my Beauty. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. Even if it means losing a brother. I’ll always be there for Scar. But I can’t have him back in the safehouse.
Siren – But…
Garrett – Call me crazy. I’ll be that. I’m crazy about Oni. And nothing you or anyone else says will change that. So, next time, don’t bring up Scar in front of her. Got that?
Garrett turns and leaves, leaving Siren staring after him.
Siren: Okay, readers! Let’s chat for a moment. Look, I know Garrett is hurting. I can see that. Now, I’ve just got to find a way to help him. Readers, what do you suggest? Leave me a comment letting me know whether or not you agree with Garrett’s logic? Would your life partner feel the same way if you were close to their brother or friend like Oni is close with Scar? I want to hear your thoughts on this.
That’s it for this week. Next week, I’m interviewing a few members of the Killer Crew. I want to know what they think about what’s going on between Garrett and Scar. Until next week, be safe and always read past your bedtime! Smooches!
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They say all good things must come to an end.
But that wasn’t supposed to happen to them. They were supposed to be brothers for life. But if blood relatives can fallout, why couldn’t they? Chaos brought them together. Loyalty bound them together. But love would tear them apart. And jealousy would be the reason for their fallout.
Note: This ends on a cliffhanger! This is not a romance. This is a glimpse into the past and bridges the gap between book 2, Garrett’s Temptation, and book 4, Scar’s Obsession. Enjoy!
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