27 May, 2020

#CharacterInterview :: Meet Finn Wilder and Greg Rodwell from the Wild Sparks Series

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Greg Rodwell will shatter your heart and wreck your soul.

The wrecked myth, foul-mouthed man, and legendary screw-up, who’s in love with his married best friend. That’s me. It’s my fault she married the local douchebag, faux celebrity who hates my guts. Now she has his baby.

Or so she thinks.

Although we didn’t go there, that innocent night we had together wasn’t so virtuous on my part. The truth would not only blow her mind but rock our world. Beyond twisted, I have wrongs to right, a woman to win, and vows to break. My heart be damned.

Meet Finn Wilder and Greg Rodwell from the Wild Sparks Series

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

Finn Wilder:
I would spend the day with my wife, Hadley, and my daughter, Finley. I don’t care what we do, maybe go to the park or the zoo. Finley’s still a baby so there’s not a whole lot I can think to take her that she’d enjoy. But as long as I’m with my family, I’m happy.
Greg Rodwell:
Seriously? I mean, this is a family-friendly blog, right? Well, gosh darn it. My Rated G day would probably involve sitting in a dark room, watching a loving couple express their feelings for each other with less clothes than needed. Their happiness would ring throughout and I’d be so happy to sing their happiness with them. Is that family-friendly enough?

If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?

Finn Wilder:
For some twisted reason, I’d spend an hour with my wife’s ex-boyfriend, Dash Calder. I wasn’t too nice to him in life, but in death, I have a few questions I’d ask him and things I want to know about Hadley that she may have told him but not me. He meant a lot to her. Too much, maybe. I wonder if she misses him because of my shortcomings or things they shared.
Greg Rodwell:
This has taken a weird turn, but I’d pick my dead sister, Eden. Not like pulling her out of the cemetery and propping her up, of course. But like talking to her ghost, I’d ask her what heaven is like on her vacation because we all know she’s not a permanent resident. I’d then beg her to please stop haunting my ass and spying on me. I can’t even go to the bathroom or… do other things… without thinking I’m starring in an adult film, see answer #1, or in a V.C. Andrews novel.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? And what is your current state of mind?

Finn Wilder:
Happiness is anywhere with my wife and daughter. When Hadley and I broke up, I nearly lost my chance at this happiness, and Finley would be here if Hadley and I hadn’t reconnected. It’s cheesy but Hadley is the air I breathe and my reason for living. And now Finley only heightens that.
Greg Rodwell:
Barf. Happiness is overrated. If you dig a hole and wallow in the trenches, there’s not much further down you can go, so the expectations aren’t as high. My current state of mind? Lather, rinse, and repeat the first part of this answer.

What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue and why?

Finn Wilder:
That’s a tough one. Maybe patience? I mean, if I were patient longer than I had been with Hadley, she’d be Hadley Calder and I’d be… not around. If you know what you want, go for it. Don’t wait around to let it happen to you. Patience can work against you.
Greg Rodwell:
What the eff kind of Hallmark-Channel pukefest of a question is this? I don’t even remember what a virtue is? Is that virginity? That’s a personal question and none of your business. If that’s overrated, well, duh. I have no further comment.

Tell us 3 things about yourself that the readers do not know about. 

Finn Wilder:
1. I was jealous of Dash Calder. My wife loved him and it tore me up because that love was mine, not his. I wasn't supposed to be gone from her life. I needed her to love me more.
2. I planned to get Hadley pregnant while she was dating Dash. I fully admit that. If she had made me use protection, I would have put a hole in it. Yeah. I can’t believe I just admitted that much.
3. Along with my friend and coworker, Pam, Hadley’s boss, Val, helped push me to propose to Hadley that soon. I was going to wait until I bought a house and we were officially back together, but I proposed within a week.
Greg Rodwell:
1. Oh, my God. No one cares about Finn Wilder’s ooey-gooey love for Hadley Beckett. I used to admire him for his dares and TV persona. He was a cool dude until he did a few things and I lost most respect for his sorry ass.
2. Sorry. Where was I? Oh. This is a humdinger. I once walked in on my parents scratching an itch, if you know what I mean. And I’m seriously sorry I brought that up. Their divorce soon followed, so there you go.
3. I’m disgustingly in love with a married woman, who will remain nameless but everyone knows who the hell she is. And she has a newborn baby, who may look like me. Frick, I hate my life.

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Ren Alexander was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.

Ren's novel, "The Keys to Jericho," was chosen as an "Official Selection" in the Romance category of Apple Literary's 2017 Annual Book Awards.

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