•So, first of all... please tell us a little more about yourself.
My name is Daniel Kalbi, though if I had my choice I wouldn't use that last name at all. It reminds me of my father and all the horrible things I inherited from him. If I could choose any last name, it would Divine. I've always wanted to be part of the Divine family with Grace and Jude. I know they're not as perfect as they pretend to be--I mean, any family that goody goody would just be kind of creepy--and I know they have a lot their own secrets and issues, but I know they really do care about each other.
I love art, almost as much as I love Grace, and I hope to become an industrial designer someday. I am fascinated by designing and creating new things that will change the way people live their lives. It's a lot of work, and an extremely difficult program to get into, but I really want to find a way to use my natural talents to make people's lives better. Oh yeah, and I kind of have supernatural talents too--Grace calls them superpowers--but they come at the cost of having a demon inside of my head all the time. . . and that part I'd rather live without.
•Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list? Who are some of your favorite authors?
I'm really into reading. I was out of school for the last three years, but I like to think I'm a little bit self taught from all the reading I do. (Plus lessons from my mentor, Gabriel.) I like all kinds of books from biographies, history, religious texts, modernist fiction and poetry, and stuff that's just for fun. HOWL by Allen Ginsberg, and any poetry from Lawrence Ferlinghetti are some of my favorites. There's a certain remorse in Tennessee Williams work that really gets to me. For fun, I like to read stuff like LOST BOYS by Orson Scott Card and, of course, the HUNGER GAMES is just plain awesome.
•What is your strangest habit?
I love music. Always wished I played the drums, but my parents wouldn't let me take lessons. I have a habit of tapping out the drumbeat with my fingers on my leg to whatever song is stuck in my head.
•If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?
I kind of already have a lot of superpowers. I don't really feel like I deserve any of the ones I currently have so I don't know if I should be asking for any more . . . but if I could choose another one, I'd say teleportation. I'd love to be able to grab Grace and pop on over to the Florence for an afternoon at a few art museums, or maybe a quick trip to China for some really good dumplings.
•If, you were to fall in love, who would be your ideal mate?
That's easy: Grace. She's smart, stubborn as hell, really talented at art, has this overriding idea that everything in life should be fair--and will fight to set things right if she thinks it needs to happen. And she just genuinely cares about people. If there's anyone in this world who could possibly love me, I think it would be Grace. Oh, and she's gorgeous. But in a real sort of way, not a fake, over-plucked, over-styled, Hollywood sort of way.
•What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Coming back to Rose Crest. I ran away because I was afraid--but coming back, was the hardest, scariest thing I've definitely ever done. Especially knowing what could happen now that I'm back.
•If you suddenly come to have $1M, what would you do?
I'd buy Bree her dream house and a little 3 Series BMW and a Mustang--because I think she really deserves it. I mean, she created me after all. :)
It has been a true pleasure having you here, Daniel! And thank you for dropping by and being with us today!!
And dear readers, that was Daniel, from The Dark Divine series by Bree Despain...
About The Dark Divine:
A prodigal sonSource: Info in the About The Dark Divine was taken from the author's wabsite at http://breedespain.com/TDDsynopsis.html on 26/07/2010.
A dangerous love
A deadly secret . . .
I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.
As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.
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