Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Character Interview + Contest: Sam from Flawed

I am so incredibly excited to host Sam from Kate Avelynn's Flawed today! I love this book, and this boy! So meet Sam, and then enter to win some awesome swag!

Kate's vision of Sam - Logan Lerman

Describe yourself in 4 words.

Patient. Committed. Protective. (smiles a little) Stubborn.

Though you've known Sarah for years, you don't make any moves towards her until now. What kept you away?

I’ve asked myself the same question every day for the last year and a half—pretty much since I figured out James was hiding way more than I thought. I think it comes down to me being afraid I’d lose contact completely if he shut me out. There’d be no way to keep an eye on Sarah if her brother thought he had a reason to keep me away. Though the longer I’m with her, the more I see how badly I fucked things up by keeping my distance. I should’ve done something earlier. Confronted James. Called the cops. Taken her dad out myself. Something. (shakes head)

What is the worst part of keeping your relationship with Sarah a secret from James?

I hate that I can’t be there as often as she needs me to be. I mean, it sucks that I’m lying to my best friend and it really sucks that he doesn’t trust me to do right by Sarah, but I’m more worried about what she’s dealing with when I’m not there. I see the way he looks at her, even if she doesn’t.

What's it like to kiss Sarah? 

Mmm. (smiles) It’s like drinking a gallon of spiked hot chocolate on a cold night, jumping off the tallest building you’ve ever seen and realizing everything’s going to be okay because you know how to fly, and driving crazy fast on a winding road knowing at any second something big is going to careen around the corner and take you out. Now times that by fifty. It probably doesn’t make any sense, but that’s how I feel whenever Sarah kisses me.

Describe your dream date.

That night by the river was pretty close to my idea of a dream date. I love exploring the forest, especially late at night, and who doesn’t love swimming? Add in ice-cold water, Sarah in her underwear, and nothing to keep us warm except each other… Yeah, that was a good date.

Boxers or briefs?

Sarah knows. That’s all that matters.

What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?

Oh, hell. Um…I think I’ll go with oatmeal raisin. Not that I’d ever eat one (don’t tell my mom—she makes them all the time), but my dad always said they reminded him of coming home. I want to be that for Sarah.

And now for the prizes! Kate is giving one of today’s tour followers a FLAWED dog tag and a handful of tattoos. Very Sam-esque! All you have to do is leave a comment about the book below. Today’s giveaway is only open to US residents, but keep an eye out for International giveaways scheduled throughout the tour.

Kate is also running an Ultimate FLAWED Fan Pack contest via the Rafflecopter listing below. Enter daily for a chance to win some really cool stuff!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Flawed:

Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago—James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’s best friend—and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on—for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact…


  1. God I love Sam <3 This interview is amazing. He truly is the most amazing boy ever. I heart him <3

  2. I've had my eye on this book for months. It looks so good!

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    2. CONGRATULATIONS! You are today's winner. Be on the lookout for an email from me regarding how to claim your prize. Thank you for participating in the FLAWED blog tour!

  3. What fun! I love character interviews! It's so fun to see the author pull their character out of a book and answer questions. This book looks great.

  4. The book is amazing and Sam's interview got me crying! If you haven't read it, you should!

  5. Ahhh Kari I absolutely love this interview! I loved Sam in Flawed, but this had made me fall in love with him even more!! ;)

  6. SAM!! SAM!! sweetheavens, I love this boy to bits. BITS AND PIECES. He's just perfect in every single freaking way. <33

  7. I enjoyed the interview.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I love Sam. Getting to spend time in his head is always a treat for me :)

    Today's winner will be announced at the end of the blog tour, so stay tuned!

  9. Sam's a great guy! (: