I have a fun character interview to share with you today! We’ll be getting to know Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris, from The Wild Life by Stacy-Deanne.
When Albany Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris learns that Cuban crime lord Milan Varela wants her estranged father dead, she heads off to Miami to find out why. With Homicide Detective Jayce Matthews and her ex-lover Detective Steven Kemp she devises a plot to get close to the Varela organization. Brianna finds herself attracted to the older Milan and falls deep into his web of seduction while fighting to keep her mind on her mission. Milan is equally drawn to Brianna and vows to win her trust and her heart. Is Milan really the villain when it comes to Brianna’s father? Or is he the victim? Is Brianna’s father really in danger or is there more to the story than anyone could ever imagine? Brianna risks her life to save her father’s but will she end up losing her own? The steamy, explosive, and super-hot new installment in the Bree and Steven Series!
Interview with Detective Brianna Morris:
What inspires you?
Helping people is what inspires me more than anything else. That’s why I became a cop. Since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others. What better way than getting the bad guys? I love what I do and every time I save a life or solve a crime, it confirms that I was put on earth to do what I do.
What are your three most treasured material possessions?
My cat Davis, my gun, and my e-reader. I’m addicted to Harlequin romance novels.
What scares you the most and why?
My job scares me because it’s extremely dangerous and unpredictable. Funny, but the spontaneity is why I am both afraid and love my job. I’m afraid because I never know what’s gonna happen from day to day. When I get dressed to go to work, I don’t know if I will come back home that night. I could get killed just like that. But I also enjoy the unpredictability because it keeps me on my toes. Besides, I need a job that’s interesting. I’d rather be out on the streets chasing bad guys and dodging bullets then sitting bored in some office somewhere.
If you could go back to any place and time in history, where would you go and why?
I’d go back to that night when I rejected Steven’s marriage proposal. Luckily we’ve remained friends and professional partners despite that, but we were both very hurt by that moment. We were so angry that night. He said some things and I said some things in retaliation that I haven’t been able to live down. No matter what happens in the future, Steven will always be my best friend. But yeah. I wish I could go back to that moment and take away some of the things I said.
A weekend camping in the woods or in a luxury hotel with a spa?
A weekend camping would be my thing, definitely. Now I’m not saying I’m a camper, no. Actually I don’t know squat about camping. But the spa stuff is just not me. Getting spruced up and pretty is okay sometimes, but I’ve always been sort of a tomboy. I’d rather rough it out in the woods, and that’s more fun to me than going to some stuffy spa.
Are you a morning or night person?
Night person, definitely. I’m a cop so I’m used to an unpredictable schedule. It’s just like being a doctor. I’m constantly on call during a case and there have been many times when I’ve had to jump up in the middle of the night. But I’d rather be up at night than having to get out of bed early in the morning. I’m not a morning person at all. If I didn’t have to go to work I’d never get up before noon.
What is your favorite TV show?
Seriously? Law and Order! What else? LOL!
If you were to place yourself as a character in a novel, would the story be Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy, or Romance?
Oh that’s too easy! Mystery/Suspense of course! What other type of story would a cop wanna be in?
If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
I admit I’m a bit guarded. I often don’t let others help me even when I need help. I guess I see needing help as a sign of weakness. I’d change that if I could. It’s funny because I’m always trying to help other people, but for some reason I find it hard to let others do things for me. Being a cop, I feel it’s my duty to protect so I’m not comfortable being in the position of needing help. It’s silly I know.
Do you prefer summer or winter?
I live in Albany, New York so either one is all right with me. I roll with the punches.
Are you an introvert or extravert?
It’s funny but most people would think I was an introvert because I hardly go out. I don’t go out because I don’t have time. I’m either working or resting from work. I tell you, being a cop is a very stressing job. It not only affects you physically, but mentally. If I wasn’t a cop I’d go out probably every night. My job is the main reason my social life (and not to mention dating life) has come to a serious standstill.
Do you prefer the country or the city?
City girl all the way. I was born in Albany, New York. I’ve never lived anywhere else. What the heck do I know about the country?
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Cats! Davis will vouch for that. LOL!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I wish I had the ability to stop others from getting hurt. Instead of solving crimes, I’d rather them not happen at all.
What personality traits do you most admire in others?
I admire people who allow themselves to be vulnerable. I’ve never been able to feel comfortable doing that.
Thank you, Bree, for joining us here today and allowing us to get to know you!
Now let’s meet Bree’s creator, author Stacy-Deanne:
Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is a published novelist of crime fiction, mystery/suspense, and romantic suspense with interracial subplots. She started writing professionally in 1997 when she was nineteen years old. Stacy grew up loving the suspense genre. Her idols are Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Her love for Psycho and many of his movies fueled her fire for suspense. Stacy´s books include Everlasting (Simon and Schuster, 2007), Melody (Simon and Schuster, 2008), Giving up the Ghost (Peace in the Storm Publishing, 2011) and The Season of Sin (Peace in the Storm Publishing, 2012). Stacy’s books have been nominated for numerous awards. Giving up the Ghost was nominated for a 2011 African-American Literary Award in the Mystery category and 2012 Swirl Award in the Romantic Suspense category. The Swirl awards are dedicated to recognizing authors of interracial and multicultural romance. Giving up the Ghost was a 2012 Top 20 Black Expressions Bestseller. The Season of Sin was nominated for a 2012 African-American Literary Award in the Mystery Category and was a USA Today Recommended Read.
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Thanks for reading.
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