Lee Parker from the Sixth Sense Series
by Sarah Madison
Hi Sarah, welcome to The Blogger Girls! Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
I have a physically and emotionally demanding day job, so I like to have fun with my writing. Mysteries, sci-fi, paranormal, historicals, you name it. I love plot-driven romances, and finding out what my characters are made of, so I like sticking them in hot water and seeing how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.
Character interview: Lee Parker from the Sixth Sense series
What do you find attractive in a man?
Frankly, I’m an ass man. Give me that little perfect peach of an ass every time. I can tell the difference between a runner, a soccer guy, and a baseball player. Ass and arms. Yeah, I like forearms, too.
The first thing that went through your head when you saw John Flynn:
Huh. The first thing I thought was that he was a panther in a room full of tabbies. He was walking through the airport, and he just had this presence, you know? Like everyone else was imitation spread and he was the real thing—rich, velvety, melt-in-your-mouth butter. Oh, wait. Did I say that out loud?
He had this dark messy hair that looked like it was being deliberately uncooperative, and a two-day stubble that should have looked unkempt on an FBI agent but on him it was hot as hell. I thought he was out of my league, and I kind of resented him for not only that, but being the hot shot agent coming in to consult on a case. It took something… ah… weird happening for us to start working together instead of fighting each other.
I know sometimes he feels like he’s been cursed, but honestly, if things hadn’t turned out the way they did, I’m not sure we’d ever have gotten together.
Do you think you’ll insist the author visits you again?
Oh yeah. We’re not done. There are too many loose ends left, too many unsolved mysteries. She left us hanging for a long time at first, but that’s because she’s a bit of a magpie—always the ‘new, shiny!’ with that one. Still, she’s been pretty reliable once you can get her attention, so I wouldn’t want to tell my story to anyone else.
Before you met (insert other character here), what was your ideal man?
I’m embarrassed to say this, but nothing like John. I thought the ideal man was witty and urbane, well-educated and with sophisticated tastes in the amenities of life: art, music, wine, and food. We’d go to galleries and the theater together, and host elegant parties in my apartment in San Francisco. John doesn’t drink, and thinks a weekend isn’t complete unless you come home muddy and wet. He prefers pizza to haute cuisine, and his idea of a nice evening is to marathon the X-Files.
The funny thing is, I had the ‘ideal man’ once. And he turned out to be a major jerk. John is learning to like my cooking and we both like Babylon 5. And the sex is amazing. So yeah, no complaints here.
You’re going out for dinner. What’s your favorite food?
Oh man, I’m not sure I can narrow it down. See, I love food. Nothing makes me happier than a piece of salmon, grilled to perfection, nestled on a bed of greens with just a hint of lemon. Potatoes whipped with cream cheese and garnished with parsley. Fresh, crusty bread, hot out of the oven and brushed with butter. A dense chocolate torte with a tart raspberry sauce dribbled over it, the bite of the sauce mixing perfectly with the sweet of the chocolate to explode on your taste buds…
I love sushi too. So give me your unagi makizushi, maguro sushi, tako sushi, California rolls, you name it, I’ll try it. The food in San Francisco is fantastic, and I love eating out at great restaurants. I think Anthony Bourdain has my dream job.
Also, I’m from the South, so at Thanksgiving you’ll find me roasting a 20 pound turkey with stuffing. There’ll be mashed potatoes and candied yams, and green beans cooked all day long on the stove with a little sugar and some fatback. There’ll be ham biscuits, and yeast rolls, and corn pudding. I’ll make my granny’s world-famous sausage balls (I’m the only one who knows her secret recipe) and there will be pumpkin pie along with Red Velvet cake, too.
Sometimes, though, there’s nothing that can beat a great big cheeseburger: a slab of meat on a sesame seed bun, layered with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo and served up with a plate of crinkle cut fries and ketchup. Pour me an ice-cold Coke to go along with it, and I’m in heaven.
I grew up in a rather cold house raised by a hard woman. When my mamma kicked me out, I moved in with granny. She taught me to cook, and I guess it’s no wonder I equate food with love.
About Truth and Consequences
When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets that could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.
About Sarah Madison
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
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Don’t forget to check out Ami’s review of Truth & Consequences to see what she thought of it!