Dean Powell is the main love interest in Ignite by Lily Paradis. Dean is a very attractive man, a bit of a flirt, and doesn’t do relationships. He’s rather a complex character, with a surprising soft side. He’s had a really rough upbringing, which explains some of his behaviors. But through it all, he’s an amazing person that just wants to love and be loved.
Dean Powell Interview:
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? My name is James Dean Powell. I like long walks on the beach, and Lauren Lindsay.
How old are you Dean? Twenty-one.
Who is your favorite comic book hero? Oliver Queen from The Green Arrow. I looked him up after the admissions woman mentioned the show to us when I was showing Lauren around campus. I’m trying to make Lauren dress up as Poison Ivy for Halloween.
What college do you attend and what are you studying? University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, studying Biology.
What do you want to be when you finish college? My major is biology, so I’m considering medical school, but that might put a strain on everyone. Maybe once Emma is older.
Do you remember that incident in the steam room? Why did you let that happen!? Oh I remember. That wasn’t that unusual for who I was at the time, unfortunately.
What do you like most about Lauren? Everything. But you’ll learn the specifics in Arclight… 😉
What did you go searching for in the mines and did you find what you were looking for? You’ll learn the answer to this one too. Lauren still doesn’t know, and she thinks I’m an idiot for it. You can make your own judgment once you know, but there’s a hint as to what I was looking for if you look closely at Ignite.
How many girls have you dated? Dated? One.
What is your ideal date? I have a few ideas… watching Sleeping Beauty on the couch, making s’mores and blanket forts, going to the Snow Ball…
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Compassion.
Who was your first love? Lauren Annabelle Lindsay.
Do you have a secret you can share with me? I lived in 19 different foster homes.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? It’s hard for me to let people in because of the trust that I’ve had broken in the past. It’s easier not to involve emotions, and that’s my weak point.
What is your happiest childhood memory? Getting to hold Jenny in the hospital when she was born.
What is your greatest regret? Most of my childhood and the decisions I made once I left the foster system.
What is your biggest fear? Who have you told this to? Who would you never tell this to? Why? My biggest fear is losing my family, because I already lost them once. It took a long time to get Jenny back, and even longer to find Lauren. I think it’s pretty well known considering my feelings for her.
Who was your role model growing up and why did you look up to them? I didn’t have one until Josiah Lindsay came along and made me stop acting like my father.
Do you have a problem that wasn’t mentioned in the story? You’ll definitely find this out in Arclight…
What do you think of yourself? First I hated myself, and then I didn’t feel anything at all. It’s slowly coming back.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I think it’s pretty close to perfect right now.
How do you envision your future? I don’t like to picture the future because it gives a false hope for what it could be. But I’m pretty happy with the way things are right now.
Well thank you so much for taking a moment to answer our questions Dean. We look forward to hearing more about you in Arclight (Ignite #2).