Interview Between Rachelle Ayala and Torin
from “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”
Rachelle: It’s a pleasure to meet you, Torin. Thank you for agreeing to meet with--
Torin: (interrupting, still standing) Yeah. Dariel asked me to come by and answer some questions. What’s this about?
Rachelle: Oh, well I’m an author, and a friend of Dariel’s, so she just thought it would be nice if I had a chance to meet you and ask you a few things. Would you mind sitting--?
Torin: (frowning, and interrupting again) And again, I ask, what’s this about? Dariel knows I don’t have time to waste sitting around talking. (turns to leave)
Rachelle: (starts to stand) Wait! I won’t keep you long. I just want you to answer a few questions. If I’m a friend of Dariel’s I can’t be all bad.
Torin: Well that remains to be seen, but go ahead. What do you want to know?
Rachelle: Okay. If you don’t mind, I’ll just get right to the point. Tell me about yourself. How did you become interested in forensic science?
Torin: I’m pretty good at sniffing things out, but I don’t like to be around a lot of people.
Rachelle: Oh. Okay. Dariel tells me you have quite a bit of land. How did you acquire it?
Torin: We’ve always lived on the land. Until about 60 years ago, we had even more, but people started killing without reason as if they had a right to wipe us off the earth just so they could live more extravagantly and take up even more space. Disgusting. Yeah, I inherited it.
Rachelle: Well, let’s lighten things up a bit. Do you have any hobbies in your spare time? What do you enjoy doing?
Torin: Don’t have much spare time, but I like some computer games. You know the kind that relax your mind because all you need is good hand/eye coordination. Other than that, I run a lot to relax.
Rachelle: Do you foresee a family, children in your future?
Torin: (frowns) What kind of question is that? Who sits around thinking about shit like that? It happens, it happens. I’m just trying to live. I try not to waste time dreaming about a certain kind of life.
Rachelle: I understand you met Stephanie because you needed a lawyer. What was your first impression of her?
Torin: (chuckles) I thought she was an uppity little female who acted like she was above everybody else.
Rachelle: So, has your opinion of her changed any?
Torin: You gotta admit she’s a snob and she’s got a damn rule for everything. Nah, my opinion hasn’t changed much because I was right from the beginning.
Rachelle: So, what do you think is going to happen between the two of you?
Torin: (spears hand through his unruly dark hair) Like I said a moment ago, I don’t have time for dreaming or hoping.
Rachelle: So, if you did dream, sounds like Stephanie might be one of the stars. Am I--?
Torin: (stands abruptly) Haven’t you asked enough questions? I’ve got things to do.
Rachelle: (stands, hand extended) Oh, certainly. Thank you. This has been interesting.
Torin: (leans forward to shake her hand and glances at notebook. Frowns, shakes his head and leaves).
“Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”
When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.
Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.
Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising effect she has on his heart.