Heya everyone! Hope your having a great day so far. I am hoping this character interview with Tauren Holt from Something Honorable will brighten your day. So, sit back and enjoy the read.
Who are you and what makes you great?
Well, my name is Tauren Holt, and I don’t like to call myself great. I’ve fucked up and made a lot of mistakes in my life. Mistakes that are far from great. I suppose the greatest thing about those mistakes, about me, is that I was a given a second chance.
What is your soul purpose in life?
A year ago I would have said my sole purpose was to win the race. I hate coming in second. Fuck that, I hate coming in any other position other than first. Now, my outlook has changed. I might would say my sole purpose is winning Helene Jacobs.
What kind of adventures have you had that stay with you till this day?
Oh, shit. I’ve had a lot of adventures. When you live in a small town like Chapelwood, you get into trouble. My brothers and me have done some crazy things, but probably the craziest would be interrupting Helene Jacobs’ baptism by riding my bicycle through our church.
Do you have a love interest? If you do please tell us about him/her or why you don’t.
I’ve had my sights on Helene, our preacher’s daughter, for quite some time. I’m not sure what I would call it. Love, lust, or just a craving I need to satisfy, but it’s definitely an interest and I can’t let it go.
Tell us about your journey you are on and how it has helped you grow as a person.Journey?
I suppose sneaking around with Helene has been a journey. It’s definitely tested my patience, that’s for sure. But I’ve settled down because of her. I have never been a saint and never will be, but with her, I don’t need the attention that comes with winning a race at Down ‘n’ Dirty on the weekends. I don’t screw every track bunny that looks my way. I want to make promises to Helene that I haven’t made to anyone. Is that considered growth?
What kind of creatures do you see on a daily basis?
I live in a small town in southern Alabama and my brother rides bulls for a hobby. I’m around horses a lot too. I don’t live in the city so I also like to fish and hunt, just like every other southern man.
Who do you look up too? Why?
Without a doubt, I look up to my parents. My mama and daddy have a rock solid relationship and they raised my brothers and me to be hard-working, loyal, and caring. Although I don’t see marriage in my future, if I ever do get married, I want something like what they have.
If you had one thing about yourself that you would want to change what would it be?
I know I’m not perfect, but I am who I am. I smoke, drink, cuss, and don’t give a fuck who I rub the wrong way. Maybe I’m a little selfish too, but that’s me and I admit it. Some people don’t like that, especially Pastor Jacobs, but I’m not changing for him. If I change for anyone, it will be for Helene, and so far, she hasn’t asked me to.
Who is your ultimate enemy? Why?
The only person standing in the way of what I want is Pastor Jacobs. When he isn’t preaching on Sundays, he’s wearing a damn badge as the Chief of Police of Chapelwood. He and his deputy love to make my life a living hell and have made it no secret they don’t want me around Helene.
What should we expect from you in your coming book?
I fuck up a lot. I have what I want right in my grasp and I screw it all up. Life hands me some harsh lessons and they nearly break me.
She’s the perfect incarnate of an angel. Pure. Innocent. The only reason I come to church on Sunday mornings. The only woman I treat differently than the others. The only woman I unintentionally make promises to.
Promises I do intend to keep.
I’m practically sin walking. Immoral. Dishonorable. The very reason she should be in church on Sunday mornings. The only man she has ever allowed to touch her. The only man who makes her turn her back on everything she believes in. The only man who has the capability to destroy her.
Promises aren’t always kept. Life can unravel at the seams. The decisions we make when our world is falling apart can either be cowardly or something honorable.
**Something Honorable is Tauren and Helene’s story and is book two in the Dirty Southern Secrets Series. It is a standalone full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual content. It is intended for mature readers only.**
I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing.