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Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway: Freakquency by Caddell Brown

Published: February 2014
Cover Artist: NomaBlack

Description: 18+

What southern-grown, rock star Rick Chamberland doesn’t know about his family’s dark past comes to light when he returns home to Louisiana at the request of his mother. Rick has spent the last fifteen years of his life dedicated to music, touring the world, completely oblivious to the secrets coded in his legacy. 

Meanwhile, Song Peters, a dutiful daughter taking care of a dying mother, dreams of the day she can break free of small town life and pursue her one true passion, singing. Rick meets Song and instantly sparks ignite. 

They make beautiful music together and soon find that they share similar upbringings. Rick comes to learn that their families are supernaturally intertwined and that the one denominator (a demon by the name Nova) connected to both families threatens to destroy them all if they do not obey.


Character Interview

Hello Rick or shall I call you Richard?
Rick. Only those close to me call me Richard.

Okay. Well I’d like to thank you for your time—
My time is precious.

Yes, I know it is. You are a very busy man, especially now that your story is out.
Yes, I’m very busy.

I’d like to begin by asking you a few questions.
Yeah, go ahead.

The book about your life—
It’s not a book about my life, but about a moment of my life. There’s a difference.

Where were you at the start of the story?
On a private jet somewhere over the Atlantic.

What did you want, when the story started?
What did I want? The flight attendant. And I had her, too. The “Mile-high Club”, I’m a platinum member.

Who are your parents?
I only have my mom, Rose.

And your father?

I’m sorry.
Don’t be. I didn’t know him much. Next question.

What was your education like?
Private tutors. My mother didn’t want me in public school or private school. She wanted me home.

Can you explain what you mean by your mother wanting you home?
Next question.

Do you make friends easily?
I have trust issues with most people, given my status and all. But yeah, I’m a fun guy. I have no problem with making friends, even if only for a night.

Do you have a best friend?
Best friend? No.

Can you get people to do what you want them to? If so, how?
Most times I can. How? Well, who am I? I’m Rick Chamberland, all I have to do is sing.

Do you have scars? Where did they come from?
No scars. I’m perfect.

Perfect. Okay, can you navigate without getting lost? To what degree?
I will admit I’m horrible at directions. I don’t drive much so I don’t have to pay attention to stuff like that. Usually someone else gets me to where I’m going.

Can you bake a cake?
I can have one baked. I don’t cook. I don’t bake. No.

Do you know how to perform basic maintenance on a car?
These are fan questions? Basic maintenance on a car. If there’s a manual I can figure it out. Stuff like that is taken care of for me. I don’t have time to change the oil.

Is there something you do that most other people don’t?
Interesting question.

Interesting, how so?
Not everyone can do what I do on stage, you know, sing, dance, and captivate a crowd.

What is the most formative moment in your past?
When my father died. That moment is fleeting but significant. I knew then that life was about me and my mother and that I would have to take care of her.

And you do take good care of her.
Of course I do. She’s my mother. Next question.

Do you have any phobias?

What are some of your bad habits?
Bad habits? Um, I’m really bad at following through. At times I can be impulsive and at times I can be really indecisive. It just depends on what’s going in my life—you know, and how heavy things are.

You mean heavy as in emotions?
Yeah. I make rash decisions. And then sometimes I make no decisions at all.

Do you have a moral code? To what extent are your actions dictated by this code?
I have a moral code, yeah. There are some things I refuse to do anymore. But I had to learn first. You live and learn—that phrase is oh so, true.

Care to elaborate? Perhaps provide an example?
No. Next question.

Favorite Movie? 
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Favorite Song?
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Favorite Quote?
Uh, let’s see, there was this poem I had to memorize… What was it? Oh yeah, “dust thou art to dust returnest”. It’s just a quote from the poem, but I love it. “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I like the sing-songy vibe it has to it. It could be a song.

Favorite Food?
Beer and Bourbon.

Favorite Color?

Favorite places in the world?
Brazil. I love it there.

Lastly, what are 5 things you want fans to know?
1. I had a best friend when I was eight. A girl. I can’t remember her name. Her family moved away after a time. I should look for her.
2. I’m not a murderer, so any gossip you might read in the newspapers or in the book is just that, gossip. Believe me, not what you read.
3. My latest album is dedicated to my mother because she told me ghost stories at night.
4. When I settle, it will be in Louisiana. I’ve already got a plot of land picked out. Until that happens, I keep touring and traveling.
5. Song Peters is deserving of all the success that comes her way. You read the book, she’s very talented. More people should appreciate her talents.

Isn’t she the woman who you were charged for assaulting?
Assaulting? No comment. I’m speaking of her as a singer, an artist like myself. She’s phenomenal. I won’t say more. Are we done here?

Yes, Mr. Chamberland… It’s been a pleasure.

About the author:

Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artist Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and author Dan Simmons.

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