Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Character Interview. Meet Teddy Owens, The Star of L. A. Cadieux's One Life, Teddy's Story. A Paranormal, YA, Shifter Romance, Plus Giveaway

Before we get to Teddy, first a little bit about the book...


Strong and sassy, sixteen year-old Teddy Owens has barely considered her own mortality, unaware within her lays dormant the ability to save one person from death...a particularly difficult decision to make when so many people she loves are in desperate peril.

Intent on leaving her troubled childhood in the past, snow-obsessed Teddy has moved from Texas to her uncle's secluded Rocky Mountain estate—a beautiful place, but colder than she imagined. Curious about her surroundings she ignores the persistent advice of new friends and digs to uncover the allure of the mysterious estate—only to discover her friends have terrifying secrets of their own. With each new revelation, Teddy is thrust further into a clandestine underworld where she is hunted for her supernatural power.

After her family's sordid history of betrayal is unearthed, her world is rocked when she must travel to New York City and take an oath promising her power to an arrogant heir of the underworld, Leevi Koivu. Can she trust him?

In the end someone she loves, but cannot save, will die.

And now on to Teddy.  Give Us A Little Background Info...

Name: Teddy (Theodora) Owens

Background: Grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. Moved to Canmore, Alberta before relocating the New York City.

Place of birth: Helenski, Finland

Parents: You will have to read One Life and find out.

Places lived: Texas, Alberta & New York

Education: Currently in High School.

Favorite subject in school: Art & Drama

Jobs: Student

Thanks Teddy!  Let's get to know you a little better.  

Who are your best friends? 
Alyssa (Al) Vallas & Kane Piers

Okay since its high school.  Do you have any enemies? If so who is/are they?
Emma-Lynn Weldon

Are you dating someone?
I am a sort-of dating Kane Piers. It’s complicated with Leevi Koivu.

Do you have any brothers or sisters? 

Who do you most admire: 
Ms. Beth Lillian, my uncle Delmont’s housekeeper and personal assistant.

What is your overall outlook on life? 
Sometimes confused, but positive.

I realize things in high school can be awkward.  Do you like yourself? I do because I am starting to find my confidence and place in the world. 

What, if anything, would you like to change about your life?
Teddy wishes she had a normal, traditional childhood with a happy mom and dad.

What is the most devasting thing that has happen to you? When my mother was arrested and ordered to treatment for a dissociative personality disorder.  I was put into foster care, until taken in by my uncle.

Teddy you sound like you have an amazing story to tell.  We look forward to reading it.  

Thank you.

You can Buy Teddy's Story here...

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About the Author:

"Our perception of the world is shaped by our experiences and imagery. As a genre fantasy writer it's my job to create new possibilities."

My name is L. A. Cadieux, I’m a YA/New Adult writer and social media-aholic born in Lac La Biche, Alberta, living in Calgary, Canada. Since childhood I've been mesmerized by stories of fairy tales, knights, Greek and Roman mythology and comic book heroes. Naturally, I wanted to create my own worlds/characters and set off on a long quest to write fantasy novels. Creative, yet business minded, I went on to earn a Degree in Management from the University of Alberta Augustana, specializing in Business Economics.

I'm a Project Manager by day and by night I work on my stories. After shelving some of my earlier manuscripts I decided to focus on ONE LIFE, the first in a series of Teddy Owens Stories.

As a proud mom of two – I spend my days and nights multi-tasking.
Random facts: Tim Hortons coffee and ketchup chips are my vices. I’m also a fan of the HBO and CW Networks. My favourite book is Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE.




Twitter: LACadieux_