Character Interview: Marco from Obsession by Liz Bower

Character Interview

Hi Marco and welcome to Lou’s Luscious Book Blog. Thank you for agreeing to take part in my official rebrand/relaunch event.

Before I get down to asking you the questions how about you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi, Lou. Thank you for asking me to be a part of the relaunch event.

Tell you about me? Well, I’m a Scorpio, and I enjoy long walks in the woods. Just kidding, although I do enjoy going for a run as it clears my mind.

Now for the interview:

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
I’d spend the day with Jo. Probably do a bit of sketching, drawing is my passion. Jo is too of course 😉

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?
First impressions? I probably come across as a bit of geek although if you asked my dad, he’d say I was a dreamer. When people have known me for a while, I’d like to think they thought I was a good guy, someone you can have a laugh with. Or maybe they think that I’m just a pain the ass!

If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?
My older brother Dominic. He’s been a huge influence on me. Dominic’s the kind of guy people look up to, that you can depend on. I’d like to be more like him.

Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?
Ha, ha. I have no idea. Maybe the way my mum expected especially now I’ve settled down with a ‘good woman’.

What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?
The worst thing was when I thought I’d lost Jo. That was…yeah. Taught me not to take anyone or anything for granted. You never know when it could all be taken away from you.

What would you like it to say on your tombstone?
I told you I was ill!

What are you most afraid of?
I’d love to say nothing. Don’t tell anyone but I’m scared of heights.

What is in your refrigerator right now?
Erm, leftovers my mum brought round and a couple of slices of last night’s pizza. I’m not much of a cook if you can’t tell!

Look at your feet. Describe what you see there. What are you wearing on your feet? (dress shoes, gym shoes, or none at all?)
I’m wearing a pair of white sports socks. After I’ve finished this, I’m off for a run.

When you think of your childhood kitchen, what smell do they associate with it? Why is that smell so resonant for you?
Garlic. And rosemary. I think my mum adds garlic to everything she cooks which is why her food always tastes delicious.

It’s Saturday at noon. What are you doing? Would you give me details? (Are you eating breakfast, what are you eating? Are you stretching out in the backyard to catch some sun, what kind of furniture are you on?)
I’m round at my sister’s house that Gabi and Jo share. I’m probably annoying Gabi without even trying; it’s a skill of mine. She sees a lot more of me than she used to or probably wants to.

You are getting ready for a night out. Where are you going? What are you wearing? Who will you be with?
There’s a pub I always go to with my mates from work that’s not far from the office. I’d be wearing my usual out of work clothes-jeans and a t-shirt with a funny slogan on it.

What is Liz like to work with?
Ha, ha love this question. I have to say I love working with her, right? Otherwise, she might kill me off in the next book! No seriously, she’s great to work with, but she gets frustrated with us when we try to do stuff that’s not in the plot.

Quick Fire Questions:

Favourite food & drink? My mum’s lasagna. Any of the local craft beers.
Favourite music? Depends on what mood I’m in. I’ll listen to anything.
Favourite book(s)? I love a good thriller. I’m a big fan of Wilbur Smith.
Favourite movie(s)? I don’t think I could choose one but I love Japanese anime.
Favourite sport/recreational activity? Is running a sport? I’d say running.
Favourite color? Blue.
Best way to spend a weekend? With Jo.
What would be your ideal pet(s)? I’d love a dog that could run with me, but it would be alone all day while I was at work which seems cruel.
If money was no object what vehicle would you love to own? A Maserati. Italian craftsmanship.

Just before we go how about telling us a little bit about the book that you’re in? What it’s about where we can find it? Maybe share the cover too; if you have it to hand?
I’m in Obsession by the lovely Liz Bower. I erm think the title might have a little something to do with how I’ve been obsessed with Jo since I saw her kiss a boy for the first time and it wasn’t me. Yeah, and a lot to do with him, but we don’t talk about that anymore. Anyway, I finally get my shit together in the book and show Jo how I feel. I just wish it hadn’t taken almost losing her for me to do it.

You can find my book on Amazon, and you can read my story for free with Kindle Unlimited. And if you’re wondering what I look like then take a look at Jo and me on the cover. Hot, right? 😉


Marco thank you for taking the time to join me and my readers today! It’s been an absolute pleasure having you on the blog. 🙂

Thanks, Lou. The pleasure was all mine x


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