Breathe With Me

Breathe With Me

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My interview with Striker from ROCK THE HEART!


First, I’d like to thank Michelle Valentine for loaning Striker to me for a little while. I know she’s got big plans for him, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to stare at him for a while. I mean, lick him. I mean, pick his brain.

Kristen: Hey, Striker, thanks so much for meeting with me tonight after your show. It was freaking awesome! Can I buy you a drink?

Striker: Thanks, love. I’m a bit old fashioned. Allow me to do the drink buying. *Flags down the bartender*

Kristen: I must admit, I’m a bit nervous. You are my first rockstar interview. Please be gentle with me. *Kristen smiles shyly and bites her lip*

Striker: I would never be rough with a beautiful flower such as you. *Winks at Kristen* Why don’t we start with one of your questions, and I promise to be gentle.

Kristen: First, I’d love to know what draws you to your music? What inspires you?

Striker: I love a dark, dirty beat. There’s something in a screaming guitar that speaks to my soul and things pour out of me that even I didn’t expect.

Kristen: Does that mean that you’re dark and dirty?

Striker: *Tilts head and offers Kristen a sexy, slow grin* You can call me that if you like.

Kristen: If I were to turn on your iPod right now, what song would be on queue?

Striker: I’ve been listening a lot to Evans Blue lately. They’re bloody brilliant.

Kristen: How long have you been with Embrace the Darkness?

Striker: *Puckers lips and looks up at the ceiling* I joined Embrace the Darkness when I was twenty, so about seven years ago.

Kristen: All of us girls want to know, handsome, what music do you most enjoy making love to?

Striker: *Chuckles* Anything with a saxophone solo is sexy. It reminds me of undressing a woman very slowly, and making love is something I prefer to take my time with.

*Kristen smiles and gives Striker a flirty wink* What a coincidence.

Striker: Is that so?

*Kristen nods and Striker grins*

Kristen *clearing her throat*: I’m loving what I can see of your body art. How many tattoos do you have? *Kristen is staring at his hands and forearms*

Striker: *Pulls up sleeves a little to allow Kristen a better look* I’ve lost count after twenty. I consider my body an artistic canvas—another way to express myself. When something inspires me, I usually get a tat to remember the moment the spark came to me. 

*Kristen is listening intently, her chin propped in her hand, with a dreamy smile on her face*

Kristen: This is not a question, but I have to tell you, your accent is sexy.

Stiker: *Lips pull into another sexy grin* That’s what all you American girls keep telling me. Believe me, I’m not complaining about the attention, I just find it odd. Everyone where I’m from speaks like I do. It’s flattering.

Kristen: Is there a special someone in your life right now?

Striker: *Shakes his head* No. Not at the moment. But she’s out there somewhere, I know it.

Kristen: And what are you looking for in that special someone?

Striker: An intelligent lady, who is at home with herself. I love a woman who isn’t afraid to drink alone in a bar. Confidence is sexy. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt if she’s a beautiful girl, much like yourself.

Kristen: I know you’re a busy guy, and I won’t take up any more of your time with nosy questions. We’ll leave the rest to everyone’s imagination. I can’t think of any other way that I’d prefer spending my birthday. Thank you for being so honest and charming.

Striker: *Reaches out and takes Kristen’s hand and raises it to his lips* Anytime. Shall we go find ourselves a sax solo? Let’s celebrate your birthday properly.

Kristen: *Blushing* I thought you’d never ask. I'd love to get a closer look at those tats.
Striker: Oh, I think, since it's your birthday, you can more than look, love.

Thanks again, Michelle, for loaning me Striker. I’ll return him to you in one piece. Probably.

I would love to gift a copy of ROCK THE HEART to one lucky reader! Leave a comment below about this interview and I will choose a random winner tomorrow, November 28th!


  1. Love the interview! Love Rock the Heart and Come Away with Me. And Happy Birthday!!!

  2. yeeeee!!! no doubt ur having a blast on your birthday huh! happy birthday Kristen! now why can't i join any of the contests? unfair! :(( hahaha.

  3. I love this interview - Striker sounds like the gentlemen. I have a weakness for the british accent too ;)

  4. Great interview! I could sit and listen to his british accent anytime :)

  5. Great character interview of Striker!

  6. Love the interview. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  7. That was AWESOME!!!! I loved it so much and found myself giggling at my laptop! Well Done Kristen :) and Happy Birthday :)

  8. Love the interview!! Striker seems so sexy ;) I need to read this book!

  9. Love these interviews! So fun! And sexy...;)

  10. Great interview, I think I fell in love with Striker :) I'm a sucker for an accent, tattoos, and a rock star! 3 out of 3 is perfect.
    Happy Birthday <3

  11. The winner of the book is Alexis! Congratulations!! Send me your email address so I can send you your book! xo