Soulless by Crystal Collier: Character Interview & Giveaway

Hi, everyone, it’s Sher, and I’m happy to have Crystal Collier here today, or at least her characters from the Maiden of Time series. But wait, she’s here too! A real face to face conversation on my blog–I didn’t think it was possible!



I asked for some guy talk not because I didn’t want to know about Alexia, but because I like guys. Ahem, I mean because it seems they can never agree. Okay, almost never agree. About anything. I wanted to know their motives, what makes them tick. After all, somebody has to find a way to stop the Soulless from destroying all the Passionate. So let’s get to the good stuff. Meet John, Miles, and Crystal. And they’re talking about another guy, Kiren….


I hear we are supposed to talk, on this thing called a blog.

Sounds like a swamp creature.

Agreed. Nonetheless our author has demanded it.

*turns to Crystal* Do we really have to–



*turns to Miles* It is nice to finally meet you. I am John–

I know who you are. I know who you all are.

Yes, I suppose you would, given your unique talent to see through others’ eyes. *clears his throat* So I suppose we have both come together to offer Kiren advice about his current predicament.

*rubs the back of his neck and mutters* As if he needs advice.

I for one believe he is going about this battle with the Soulless all wrong. They only wish for a peaceful solution to their continued existence.

Yeah, while they drain the life out of the rest of us.

Kiren could always yield to my argument. Why, with his powers for healing, he might single-handedly be able to redeem the entire lot of suffering souls.

*mutters* If it didn’t kill him.

There are risks, but given the proper safety precautions, you must admit, we would be well advised to try.

Or is that just a plan to weaken him until your kind can overcome him.

You are in my head. You tell me.


You do know Kiren brought Alexia back from becoming Soulless once, right? And it almost killed him.


But he survived, so it stands to reason that he would survive a similar attempt with another soul.

Starting with you?

I should be happy to offer myself as an experimental patient, however, my preference would be to have him attempt this healing upon Sarah.

Who you turned Soulless.

It was not my intention, as you well know.

*to space* Is it ever anyone’s?

And what would you propose as an alternative to an attempted healing?

He could destroy your kind. He could send you all peacefully into the next life.

Is that what you would like him to do? I imagine you would miss the call of your parents on Moonless nights.

*face darkens* If it’s what needs to be done, he would do it.

And you would not object?

He knows what’s best.

This is where your youth lends to folly. Kiren has failed many of those who now man the Soulless, including your parents. Including me. I do not propose that he alone deserves the blame for so great a loss, but given his involvement, he should at least attempt to make things right.

*scowls* He does. He protects the rest of the Passionate from you.

And here is where we shall have to disagree. You are not in possession of enough of the facts to make a sound judgement, and while I may not be able to see inside his head, I have always known his heart. Noble though his intentions may be, this war cannot be won but by the destruction of one or both our kinds. And there will be a resolution. That I promise.


LOL about the blog creature. Thank you so much for refereeing the conversation, Crystal. It was awesome! Right now I wish I could burn my TBR pile because I am SO curious–no, anxious–to drop everything else and read the Maiden of Time series.
Take note, readers. If you visit Amazon next Monday, October 31, or at the close of the tour, November 7, you can get a free copy of Moonless (book 1). Be there or beware!


About the Book:


The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.



Author Bio: 

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. 
You can find her on her BlogFacebookGoodreads, or follow her on Twitter.

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  1. This was so much fun to read! Miles calling the blog a swamp creature especially cracked me up…

  2. Hehehe! That was so much fun. 🙂

  3. Ha ha ha! I love when characters get in on interviews. Great job.

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