Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Character Interview + Contest: Harlin and Charlotte from A Need so Beautiful

I've recently been lucky enough to sit down with Harlin and Charlotte, the stars of Suzanne Young's (amazing) A Need so Beautiful! Those of you who know me well already know of my intense love for Harlin, and how incredibly hot he is, so sitting down to talk to him for a bit was, well, exciting. And because I want all of YOU to read this book, stick around after my interview for your chance to win a copy of the book! But first, I bring you... Harlin and Charlotte.

Kari: Hi guys! Thanks for being here today. First, tell my readers a little bit about yourselves, and what your favorite thing about the other is.

Harlin (to Charlotte): Is she serious?

Charlotte: Yes, Harlin.

Harlin: Okaaaay. I'm Harlin. I have a motorcycle. I'm a dropout. Wow, I sound like a delinquent.

Charlotte: You kind of are. But Kari, he's also a sweetheart. Even if he pretends like he doesn't care, Harlin's a kind soul.

Harlin: I think you're trying to make out with me.

Charlotte: Oh my God, shut up. *laughs

Kari: *smirks at Harlin* I can't say I'd blame her if she was... But while we're on the subject of making out, tell me about the first time you kissed her.

Harlin: Now this is just voyeurism.

Charlotte: It was sweet. And technically, I might have kissed him. *looks over* Did I?
Harlin: Probably.

Charlotte: Either way, we just kissed. Standing in the halls of Saint Vincent's, covered in green paint.

Harlin: Sounds kinky.

Kari: Alright, I'll give you a break on the tongue antics, for now, and ask instead about the first time you... realized how much you liked each other? Kidding. Let's get to the meat of your story. Charlotte, if you could redo things and let Harlin in on things earlier, would you? Or do you think he had to stay on the dark with this one?

Charlotte: I can't change things. And I'm not sure I would. I want to be normal. I want to act normally. All I want is for Harlin to remember me and the best way to do that is to keep living.

Harlin: She should have told me.

Charlotte: No. No, it was better this way. *looks away

Kari: *smiles sadly at Harlin* I might agree with Charlotte, at least on this one. But if you could tell her anything, without repurcussion, what would it be?

Harlin: I would never say anything mean to Charlotte. I'll do anything for her and she knows it.

Charlotte: I do.

Harlin: And if she wants to lie and sneak around...

Charlotte: Stop

Harlin: ... then I know it was for a good reason. We're solid, Kari. End of story.

Charlotte: *puts head on Harlin's shoulder

Kari: Can't argue with that, and I for one loved your story. And okay, I admit it Charlotte, you have one of the best boyfriends around. I think it's about time to wrap this up, so is there anything either of you want to say to my readers before you go off to have that make out session?

(TOTALLY how I picture Harlin)
Harlin (to Charlotte): See, she knows you too well.

Charlotte: Thank you, Kari. Harlin's alright. *side eyes him*

Harlin: Mm, hmm....

Charlotte: Okay, yes. He's great. But our story... it's not just about us. It about love. Real, unflinching, unbound love--from the universe. From... somewhere else. And how the light loves, how it acts, it's painful sometimes. But I have to think that--

Harlin: --it's just so beautiful.

So there you guys have it. Hope that was a nice enough teaser to entice you to want this book! And who can really complain about super hot boys, and kissing?

Now if you want to win a copy of this book, just fill out THIS form to enter!

Contest ends June 5 and IS international, as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country. This is a preorder, and not an ARC. The book will not be shipped until release, which is June 21.

No entries will be accepted through the comments, but they are more than appreciated!


  1. Can we have more of these in-depth character interviews please? Because I am SO very interested at the moment. Thanks to Harlin & Charlotte for sharing their story with us and thank you Kari for hosting such a thrilling interview. :D

  2. This made me all the more excited to read A Need So Beautiful! Charlotte and Harlin sound awesome :)

  3. Book has very interesting story and very beautiful cover.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  4. Great interview and totally how I pictured him too. Reading the book right now.

  5. I love the interview. This book sounds like a winner! :D

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :)

  6. You always do such a great job with interviews! Thanks.

  7. Great Interview :) I like Harlin hehe

  8. Loved the interview! I can't wait to read this book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. It is always fun to read such conversations. I'd love to find out more about them.

  10. They sound so cute! I would love to read more.

  11. This book has been popping up all over the blogosphere, I'll have to check it out when it's released. It sounds great : )

  12. Thank you for posting this! I look forward to reading A Need So Beautiful.

  13. Cute interview and I loved the picture representation posted of Harlan but not of the cactus (cacti?) I had an unfortunate incident of falling and landing boob first onto a cactus. It took days to pull out all the tiny needles. You might say I feel a little prickly about them. ;)

  14. Harlin's so funny! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really excited for this one :)

  15. LOL. I love this interview. It makes me excited to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  16. This book sounds very good and has a beautiful cover I love it!