Mercy, the leading lady in Shannon Dermott’s Beg for Mercy, stopped by the discuss what it’s like to be a teen with a kiss that kills.
Hi Mercy, thanks for talking to us today!
I’m always a little nervous when it comes to these interviews.
There’s no need to be nervous, it will be over before you know it. We’ll start with an easy question. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
[Mercy swallows.] Well, I’m Mercy Moore. I’m sixteen, soon to be seventeen and a junior in high school. I guess I’m a little bit of a book nerd too.
Everyone dreams of their first kiss. How did you picture yours?
[She shifts in her seat nervously.] I guess I always pictured the right guy, a feeling of overwhelming need to be close to him and a little fireworks display in the background wouldn’t hurt.” [She smiles.]
What really happened?
Ah yes, I knew this question was coming. It was the right boy and maybe the right time. I just didn’t know how deadly kissing him would be. One minute we were making out and it was great, better than that even. Then the next moment, he was on the floor unconscious.
Can you give us a little background on why your kiss is deadly?
[Mercy shakes her head and shudders.] My mom thought hiding from me what I was would somehow protect me. Now that I know that one kiss from me is lethal, I don’t date.. ever.
Ok, just a few This or That questions to get to know you a little better.
Morning person or night owl?
Sweet or salty?
Online, letters, or in person?
Ebook or print book?
On stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience?
In the audience.
Vegetarian or meat eater?
About Beg for Mercy
Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss would be lethal.
Sixteen year old Mercy Moore’s life got more than just complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend, now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible.
But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.
About the Author
Shannon first love was reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. Her first series explores the life and trials of being Mercy Moore, a teenage cambion. When Shannon isn’t writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea. You can explore more about her at her website www.shannondermott.com. She can also be found on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
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