30 Apr 2012

STORM BLOG TOUR: Interview with Chris Merrick!

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: 9 Bloggers, 9 Days, 1 Epic Storm
Hello and welcome to the eighth stop of the epic Storm Blog Tour for Brigid Kemmerer's amazing debut. I’m very pleased to be apart of the tour as this book is amazing! You can read my review here. Now before you pull a Fred Flintstone and scurry off to pick up a copy of Storm, I suggest making use of, ELEMENTAL, the short story prequel, which for a limited time is FREE to download from Amazon! But before you go, read on for an interview with the lovely, Chris Merrick! Trust me, you don’t want to miss it! ;D 
1. First impression of Becca? (mwah)
*blushes* I thought you were going to ask questions about the book.

2. What are your interests? Apart from being so damn fine?
My element is water, but we’re supposed to lie low, so Michael won’t even let me join the swim team. Luckily we live close to the Chesapeake Bay, so I can walk half a mile to see the water. I like being outside. (A shrug.) In the spring I’ll go out for baseball.

3. Who was your first kiss? Good/Bad/Scarred for life
I was twelve. Abby Sorensen did it in the school hallway on the way back from lunch. She’d never said a word to me beforehand. I think someone dared her to do it.

4. What are three things that mean the world to you?
Michael, Gabriel, and Nick. But don’t tell them.

5. What do you think of your element, water? Are you ever jealous of your brothers’ abilities?
I’ve never been jealous of them. Water...this is going to sound stupid. (Long pause.) It’s like, your element talks to you. It’s a part of me. All the elements are connected, so I can sense my brothers’ abilities, but wanting something other than water...never.

6. Siblings can be a handful but at the same time you can’t live without them. What’s something, either a quality or attribute, you love about each of your brothers?
Michael is strong. He keeps us together. Gabriel is fearless. He keeps us safe. Nick’s our moral compass. He keeps us from killing each other.

7. If you had to pick a theme song to represent your life, what would it be?
Something Beautiful by NeedToBreathe

Tuesday 24th April: This or That with the Boys of Storm - Shiirleyy’s Bookshelf
Wednesday 25th April: Fantasy Casting - saz101
Thursday 26th April: Brigid Q&A: YOU ask the questions! - Eleusinian Mysteries
Friday 27th April: Keeping up with the Merrick Twins + Review Roundup - Badass Bookie
Saturday 28th April: Storm Excerpt - Forget-Me-Not
Sunday 29th April: Video chat - Book Probe
Monday 30 April: Chris Interview - Reading Wishes
Tuesday 1st May: Guest Post by Brigid: Five Secrets of the Elemental Series - Amaterasu Reads
Where to find the lovely Brigid and her masterpiece, Storm!


You can fill out this form for EACH of the blog posts outlined below during the tour. 9 days, 9 bloggers, 9 chances to get extra entries in to win some AMAZING prize packs!!
International Prize Pack 1: Elemental (ebook) + Storm + Spark preorder
International Prize Pack 2: Elemental (ebook) + Storm + Spark ARC
International Prize Pack 3: Storm + Spark preorder
Australian Prize Pack: Storm ARC + Spark preorder
Australia/New Zealand Prize Packs (10 winners): 1 copy of STORM + 1 STORM book jacket + 1 SPARK book jacket

Thanks to Allen & Unwin and Brigid!!


  1. Haha, I enjoyed this interview and I feel like we got to know Chris really well!

  2. Haha! I literally just* ordered book one on my nook. I can't wait to dive in! 4 hot brothers... YES PLEASE. :)

  3. Chris sounds adorable. I love this blog tour - it's gotten me so excited to read this!

  4. I love seeing more of Chris. Despite that fact that it was his book (and Becca's) I don't feel like we got enough of him. Or maybe I'm just in Merrick brother withdrawal?


  5. Chris is adorable. Love him. <3 Great interview and thanks for hosting this tour!

  6. Awww Chris seems like a really cool person. I'm really glad to get to know more of him. :)

  7. Michael is strong. He keeps us together. Gabriel is fearless. He keeps us safe. Nick’s our moral compass. He keeps us from killing each other.

    I swear, that has to be my FAVOURITE answer from this entire tour! It's just so.... aww, so perfect. I love it! <3

    And I love Chris! I'm sure he won't appreciate me saying this, but he is adorkable :D

  8. "What are your interests? Apart from being so damn fine?" HAHA Love it! Love Chris! Great Interview :)

  9. :) Wonderful interview! I just finished storm last night. It was amazing! I really liked the question of "do you ever want a different element"

  10. Hi Chris! Nice to meet you, I really want to learn more about you.

  11. Chris is too cute!!!

    "What are your interests? Apart from being so damn fine?"

    LMAO...and arrogant.

  12. OMG! Chris sounds like a total cutie, and adorable. I love this interview :D
    Thanks for being part of the tour!
    Alyssa Susanna

  13. Aw, Chris seems like a guy I'd like in real life, either as a friend or romantically. But I'm already married to a Chris haha!

  14. EEEEEEEE! I L O V E this interview, Becca! And I love the first question. LOVE. Mahaha! I can imagine you reading this book. It's like, biographical, right?


    Love love love, my love! ♥

  15. Aww! Chris, you could come swim at my pool. I'll give you a discount. :D
    Love the interview.

  16. LOL, love the "Nick’s our moral compass. He keeps us from killing each other." Chris is so adooorable!

  17. I really enjoyed reading this interview. It was adorable.

  18. Nawww his brothers mean the world to him. <3 THAT'S SO CUTE. Gah. I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM ALREADY. I can't wait to read this!

  19. I'm starting to like Chris more. Really enjoyed the interview :)

  20. Such a fabulous interview thank you!!

  21. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I LOVE THEEEMMM AAALLL!!! *squeals!* I can't wait to read Chris's book!

  22. Fab interview Rebecca! I can't wait to meet Chris and his brothers! And thanks for the giveaway! :)

  23. He sounds like a sweetie for reals. :)

  24. He's so sweet! I like that he's 'real', like he's not overly perfect like some characters are.

  25. +JMJ+

    I'm listening to Something Beautiful now on YouTube and feel like adding the comment, "Thumbs up if Chris Merrick brought you here!" ;-)