CHARACTER’S NAME: Kaine Martin
- Who are you? (Give a brief description of yourself)
Hello, my name is Kaine, and I’m an anthropologist. Rarely people notice me, mostly because I don’t like to be in the spotlight.
I’m very shy, and I’m never confident about whether people might like me or not. This side of my character leads me generally to be mistaken for a person who gets above himself, as it happened with Nora, one of my colleagues.
- Who are your companions?
Well, first of all, there is Mark. He’s the other side of my sky, the man I love with all my strengths.
He’s completely different from me, self-confident, charming, and sexy as hell. The typical guy who’s always in the spotlight.
We complete each other, and I believe we were just meant to be together.
Then, there is Jason Murdock. He is an anthropologist who was trying to track an elusive and mysterious tribe in Africa. Eight years ago, he was considered missing, until one day, I received an email from him. That message changed my life forever, giving me a precious lead to continue his research and be the one to bring the tribe to the spotlight.
- Do you have a mentor? Tell us about them.
From the time I reached Jason to Africa, my life reached a sudden turn, and with so many things going the wrong way, I ended up into a curse.
Yes, I know it sounds crazy, and sometimes I find it also hard to believe it myself, but it’s true.
The most important mentor has been also my tormentor, the high priestess Akuna-Ra.
She helped me to release my inner power to communicate with the entities of the underworld, and opened my eyes to a brand-new vision of the Universe.
You won’t believe its complexity, not at least until you start to see the reality from a completely different perspective.
- If you could live your life again would you make the same choices?
Absolutely, because even the wrong one, the one that cursed me, turned out to be a blessing.
- What is the hardest choice you’ve had to make in the course of your adventures? What was the easiest?
The hardest choice was perhaps leaving for an undefined period to search the tribe in Africa.
I just started my relationship with Mark, and I was afraid this long period away from each other could undermine our future together.
The easiest choice was choosing to remain in Africa, and propose Mark to move there with me.
If you are going to read about my adventure, I’m sure you will also be tempted to leave everything behind.
- Would you die for those you love? Would you kill for them?
I don’t believe in violence, and I don’t believe that dying for someone I love would make things easy. They will mourn my absence and the pain would be unbearable.
I would rather try to solve every situation in a less dramatic way.
The same is for killing; there must be a better way than to kill or be killed by someone.
Maybe I might summon the forces of the underworld.
- Have you ever loved/been loved?
Yes, I love, and also I am loved.
I fell in love with many guys before, but only Mark made me feel special.
You know, when everybody started to believe I was dead, he ran to Africa even to bring back my corpse. He’d never accept my death without having the certainty.
- Tell us about your family.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much to be said.
I was raised by my mother alone, and I don’t have any siblings.
My father died shortly after I was born, and I have no memory of him. Many times, I fantasize about how it would have been to have him close to me.
I wonder about what kind of person he was and whether he’d been proud of me like my mother was.
Mom has been for me more than just family, she supported me, and even after her death, she returned as a ghost to help me make the right decision, guiding me to the right path. She also tried to guide Mark when he didn’t know where to search for me.
- Do you believe in magic?
Of course, I do! My whole life revolves between this world and the underworld. Without magic, I could never keep the balance between them, and believe me, it’s a hard job!
- Why should we read about your adventure?
Because it’s so crazy that sometimes I also feel impossible that things like that could happen, particularly to me.
Before this adventure started, I never considered magic being something real.
It was just mumbo-jumbo, something that shamans used because they didn’t have scientific knowledge. Only now, I understand how wrong I was, and I thank Akuna-Ra for introducing me to magic and release those dormant powers in me.
Therefore, if you think magic doesn’t exist, this is a book to open your eyes and entertain you with a fascinating new point of view.
If you, instead, believe in magic, this is going to be a compelling read to find out something more about it.
Together with this, you will discover the powerful beauty of the African Rainforest and the amazing people living around it.
So, what are you waiting for? Come to find me there, I’ll be waiting between one spell and another, trying to stay alive.
Mandatory info (author):
Paula J. Mann lives a double life. She is a geologist by day and a novelist by night. She’s best known for writing psychological thrillers and dramas, like ‘A Tale of a Rough Diamond.’
She also writes historical fiction, like the Amazon.co.uk best-selling Aquila et Noctua, and paranormal suspense.
She loves traveling and shares her experiences on her blog:
Author’s name: P. J. Mann
Link to book or books where this character appears:
Thou Shalt Never Tell
*Optional – short piece on why you chose to showcase this character and what draws you to him/her/it/them. Is there a basis in reality for this character – for example.
I chose this character and this particular book because there’s a lot about the places I visited, and for which I fell in love.
Africa is a very diverse continent, and every country has its peculiar beauties that draw me there. Kaine is a bit like me, shy and introverted, although I don’t have any special mediumistic power, I’m attracted by everything belonging to magic rites and supernatural forces.