INSIDE THE BOOK: Meet Ember

Join me for the next month as we visit different features of BLACK TIGER.  We can meet new characters, take exclusive tours of some exciting places, and maybe even spot a black tiger or two. 

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CHARACTER INTERVIEW #4: Meet Ember

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Ember, thank you so much for interviewing with me today.

No problem. I’m happy to be here, although I’m wondering why you chose to interview me instead of anyone else in the Community Garden. I mean, I’m pretty insignificant, really.

What makes you think you’re insignificant? 

*Shrugs* I don’t know. I mean, I’m a regular gardener, like everyone else here. Tomorrow I’ll be given my career, and I’m not sure anything will change then, either.

Let’s talk about Career Day. Are you nervous?

Yeah. I think what I’m dreading most is leaving my family behind, and knowing that I might never see them again. That really hurts. We’re close. A lot of other students have no problem leaving their homes and families and friends. I don’t understand that.

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It is strange. Tell me, what career do you hope to get?

Yeah, um, we’re not really supposed to talk about that. I mean, we’re supposed to be happy with whichever career we get, so…

Oh. Right. How could I forget? Let’s move on to something else then, shall we? Do you have a love interest?

*snorts* No.

Not even with Leaf?

Holy Crawford, no! He’s like my brother. No, there’s no point showing interest in anyone, because we’ll all receive our careers tomorrow, and we’ll all be dispersed throughout the megacity and I’ll never see anyone I know again.

What would you look for in a partner, though, if you could date?

Oh, wow. Um, someone honest. Open. Caring. Someone who puts the interests of others above his own.

All good traits. Do you have any hobbies?

I like to run. And…Just between you and me?  *leans in* I also like to paint and sketch.

Oh. Nice. I won’t tell a soul. One final question. What are you most afraid of?

My biggest fear is remaining unnoticed and insignificant, like the dirt.

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If you want to know more about Ember, ask in the comments!

BLACK TIGER releases on October 6, 2016, but you can preorder the Kindle version for $.99 on Amazon for the next 2 DAYS!

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