I just finished and reviewed M. Leighton’s fantastic young adult paranormal, The Reckoning, which is the sequel to The Reaping and the dramatic conclusion of The Fahllen series. It’s super creepy and deliciously dark with an awesome heroine and a dreamy leading man (M.’s leading men are always incredibly dreamy…<sigh>) and I totally recommend it. Today on the blog, I’m welcoming the fabulous M. Leighton and the lovely heroine of The Fahllen series, Carson Porter!
So here you are, Dear Reader…
an up close and personal chat with Carson!
1. So Carson, you inherited some pretty cool powers to use in the service of reaping souls, but between Fire and Earth which is your favorite to wield and why?
I like wielding fire better. If you take away the fact that Derek taught me to use it, which I can’t seem to forget each and every time I conjure it, it’s still a really cool power to wield. It’s very intimidating and it makes me feel more confident in my abilities than controlling earth does. Don’t get me wrong. Earth can be very useful, but it’s a challenge to maneuver sometimes. I’d gladly take either one, but if I had to choose between them, I’d choose fire. Every time.
I would never really have considered skipping college, just because it meant so much to my dad. I would’ve done it for him. But now I have Derek to think about, too. I want to be with him and I want for our future to have every chance humanly possible of being normal and productive. Yes, I’ll go to college. We’ll go together. As for my major, I’d like to take psychology. During my reaping, I’ve seen so much pain, so many hurting people that I feel like I would really like to learn to help people before they get to that point. Plus, maybe I could find a way to outsmart Derek if I took psychology. He seems always to be a step ahead of me.
3. Girl talk. Derek…omigosh. What’s the very first thing you noticed about him? Your most favorite thing about him? Adorable idiosyncrasies? Dish.
As far as little things he does, when he’s getting ready to tease me, he sort of bites his bottom lip for just a second first and it makes a little dimple come out at one corner of his mouth. I love that dimple!! I’ve kissed it dozens of times. I’ve never told him that he does it. I’m afraid if he knew he’d stop and I love it too much to risk him stopping.
4. If you could mindlessly rot your brain on one television show, which one would it be and why?
The Vampire Diaries. I can really relate to Elena sometimes, what with her life almost continually falling apart, with every part of her existence being challenged on a regular basis. Plus, I like Damon. He’s got that same rough edge that Derek has. I love rough edges!
5. If you didn’t have to worry about your divine calling and could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy! Derek loves Italian food and I love to look at amazing architecture. When I was a lot younger, Dad used to try to sort of push me to become an architect. He’d have loved Italy, too.
6. What’s the happiest memory you have of your dad?
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