Me: Thank you so much for consenting to this interview Dr. Trenton. My readers of this blog have been looking forward to learning all about you. How do you feel about Gemini being released?
Dr.T.: My pleasure. It’s amazing! I’m so happy for Ronnie. It’s a dream come true for her. A full year’s work from contract to publication. But the end result is fabulous. And I love what I do as a forensic psychiatrist, so I’m grateful and thrilled she chose to write a book about me.
Me: Um, I’ll thank her. So now that the case is over, what are you doing to the pass the time?
Dr. T.: Well, I’m writing my book, Holistic Forensic Psychiatry: Making the Mind Body Connection and teaching an undergraduate course in Abnormal Psychology at the Community College. Also spending a lot of time with Vicki, Ricky and the new pup. So are we just going to chat or do you have a list of questions prepared? (Wink)
Me: There he goes, Dr. Organized. but those azurite blue eyes, OMG, Vicki is the luckiest woman alive. I have a list of questions prepared. (Blush).
Dr. T.: Okay good. Let’s start shall we? (Wickedly sexy grin)
Me: Absolutely! I’m trembling in my seat already. When did you first realize you had a special gift?
Dr.T.: Actually I was quite young. I remember at about seven, but after my mom and dad started analyzing my behavior they realized I was clairvoyant as a toddler. One day at school, it was in the middle of winter, I wasn’t paying attention in reading. I was just gazing at my teacher. She called on me and I didn’t know the answer but I just blurted out, ‘you better go outside at lunch or you won’t get home.’ She was like, ‘what?’ I said ‘you have a flat tire.’ She didn’t believe me but she went outside in a blizzard and sure enough she had a flat. She thought I did it. I got into trouble, too. The school called my parents and they started recollecting things I just came out with. All I needed to do was ‘stare into space’ as everyone called it, and words just came out of my mouth. It was very uncontrolled at first. As I got older I did the controlling.
Me: How did your friends treat you knowing about your abilities?
Dr. T: Most of them didn’t know. At first my clairvoyance only came out to warn me of danger. And that wasn’t with my friends. My parents were overprotected so no chance of danger there. I don’t use it to predict things, or tell me answers to exams. Only studying does that. Once I was preoccupied thinking of an exam and almost wandered into traffic. I felt a tug of someone pulling me back, but I was alone. That was Max. My colleagues today think I’m out there.
Dr. T.: My spirit guide. He’s been with me since I was a toddler. Now he’s a big bonus when profiling. Your readers will meet him in Gemini and learn how I invoke him. And then they can do the same to invoke their guide.
Me: That would be awesome! So how did you choose forensic psychiatry as your main focus?
Dr. T: Since both my parents are MD’s, my dad a cardiac surgeon and my mom an OBGYN, medicine was in my future. And I love to study the biological sciences. But the real reason for forensics, I’ll hold off on.
Me: Fair enough. Before you met Vicki, you were known throughout NYC as the ‘player,’ NYC’s most desirable bachelor. What was your social life like? What makes you so desirable? I can’t believe I just asked him that!
Dr. T: You mean you want details?
Me: Every sordid one.
Dr. T: Readers of this interview better be over 18, 21 even better. LOL.
Me: I’ll mention that on Facebook and Twitter. So?
Dr. T: Okay, let’s go with the first question about my social life. A lot of going out, partying, doctors parties, but not when I had a lot of studying or exams. School always took priority. But when I partied, I partied hard. Never with drinking or drugs. I have to enjoy the people I’m with. But I can pull an all-nighter with a woman I’m in sync with. (Wink)
Me: Speaking of that, what type of woman do you like?
Dr. T: (Laugh). Okay you asked for it. She’s got to be natural. I mean no implants. I hate the way they feel. I’d rather have a woman smaller on top than one with implants. It’s like they put those things in, thinking it’ll give them an edge, but all it tells me is ‘stupidity.’ Also not that much makeup. I hate when it comes off on me. Another thing, a woman has to be educated, smart. I have to be able to have a conversation with her, out of the bedroom. She has to be strong enough emotionally to stand up to me, and I can be tough. It’s not ‘my way or the highway,’ but I do enjoy a playful argument. And I can’t stand a zero size thin. I’m a big guy, so I need something to hold onto.
Me: And your playful arguments?
Dr. T: Always lead to the bedroom to make up.
Me: Didn’t I once hear you say, ‘bedrooms can be boring?”
Dr. T: Yes, good memory. Okay, I’ll rephrase, Our playful arguments always lead to sex, no matter where we are.
Me: And what are your favorite places to have sex?
Dr. T: You’re covering all bases aren’t you?
Me: Not yet, but I will. LOL
Dr. T: Down here, I love the lanai at night. In Vicki’s house it was amazing, star lit skies, no pollution. I also love it poolside, anywhere private. Outdoors is great but that sometimes backfires.
Dr. T: Again, it’s in the book. Now you don’t want me to ruin it for your readers, do you?
Me: Absolutely not. So how did you get on the list of NYC’s most desirable bachelors? Maybe you can tell us a story that’s not in the book?
Dr. T: That, I can do. Very long story at that. They were coming out with the Firefighters calendar so someone in their PR department suggested doing one for doctors. It got around the hospitals and three of the nurses, whom I did not have a relationship with, by the way, nominated me. I was approached, and I crave new experiences so I thought it would be fun. They already had a blond guy and an African American guy. They were specifically looking for a man with my coloring, black hair, blue eyes. We were all built. They had us model working out in a gym in Manhattan. I’m a gym rat, I practically lived there. They wanted the bodybuilder type, six-pack abs, and I fit the bill. When the calendar came out, this was four years before I met Vicki, I was thirty-eight and dating a lot. The paparazzi started following all of us around and I was the single one. Then one of the magazines nominated me and I made that list. It’s been rough, very interfering. It’s all over the internet.
Me: So what makes women cling to you? I can’t believe I asked him that either!
Dr. T: Seriously? Now the only one is Vicki.
Me: Okay let me put it a different way.
Dr. T: That would be a wise idea.
Me: What advice would you give to men wanting to hold onto the woman of their dreams? Like Vicki is the woman of yours.
Dr. T: Much better. First and foremost, seriously, treat a woman with respect. I’ve had my share of one night stands, and looking back on it, I get physically sick. Granted I was used as much as I used women, but Vicki changed all that. No derogatory language, no verbal or physical abuse. I’ve never done that, but I see too many men who do. Treat them well. If you can afford it, buy them presents ‘for just because.’ And with sex, and this is so important, make sure your woman is happy, totally happy. Totally satisfied. Your woman first, than you.
Me: Wow. Okay. I think we can move on.
Dr. T: I agree.
Me: How would you describe your relationship with your father-in-law?
Dr. T: Now it’s great but in the beginning love hate. He didn’t think Vicki could live within my lifestyle and he was partially right. But he did teach me a lot.
Me: Like what?
Dr. T: A lot of self-analysis.
Me: You’re also known as ‘the risk taker.’ How has what you went through in Gemini affected that? I mean you’re sitting here with your arm in a sling from a bullet wound.
Dr. T: I’m not afraid to go against protocol to help a patient. I took an oath ‘to do no harm, but also to dare to care.’ If I have to be aggressive I will. As far as taking risks, I go into hostage situations unarmed. I was so bent on saving Vicki, I didn’t think. Yeah, obviously it cost me.
Me: So how is Vicki?
Dr. T: She’s doing great. You’ll read this in the Aries case. We had twins. A boy and a girl.
Me: OMG! How exciting! I’d love to meet them!
Dr. T: You will in the Scorpio case. Ronnie will be bringing me back to New York
R: Let’s not talk about that yet. Where are you living now?
Dr. T: In my parent’s house. It’s big, two master suites, Ricky has his own room. It’s good. My parents love having us.
Me: How are you adjusting to living in Central Florida?
Dr. T: I’ll tell ya, it was culture shock, from the time I came face to face with that cow. Driving is great, no potholes, easy parking but no nightlife. I miss the city.
Me: How long will you be staying here?
Dr. T: Till the end of the semester.
Me: Who do you like working with better? NYPD or Central Florida Sheriff’s office?
Dr. T: Don’t get me wrong, the guys down here are great. I’m very close to my brother-in-laws, the Commander of SWAT and the detective, but I miss the resources in NYC. Here there is no Forensic Psychiatrist. No crime lab. That’s why it’s taking so long to close the Gemini case. Evidence has to be sent to Miami, and some to Gainesville. In New York, I have the top testing and diagnostic facilities at my disposal.
Me: Last question Dr. Trenton. Then I’ll let you go. What’s your reaction to the pre-release reviews Ronnie is getting on the book?
Dr T: I think they’re spot on. Ronnie went deep into the psychopathic mind, very realistic. The theme of the novel is truly poignant about a societal issue that’s hurting us all. Ronnie really got to me with the dedication.
Me: Thank you so much Dr. Trenton. I appreciate your time.
Dr. T: You are very welcome. Please tell your readers if they have any additional questions, they should feel free to ask. I’ll be happy to talk again.
There ya have it. Straight from Dr. Trenton. If you have questions or would like to leave a comment, please do so.
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Here is the blurb:
His life is exactly the way he wants it to be—until he meets her…
Both psychic and clairvoyant, Dr. John Trenton is a forensic psychiatrist who has a wife he worships and a position as a department head at a hospital for the criminally insane in Manhattan. His patients—young adult men, who are some of the most psychotic and psychopathic criminals in NYC—enable him to live his life on the edge, just the way he likes it. Then he meets a woman who changes everything.
She is two days from accomplishing the revenge she lives for—until she meets him…
Stripper by night, school psychologist by day, Gemini obsessed Barbara Montgomery, makes a critical mistake and is committed for seventy-two hours of observation, where she risks it all in an unnerving escape. Furious with Dr. Trenton for interfering in her life, she is now determined to kill his wife and unborn child, along with everyone else who has ever caused her pain—real or imagined.
As the killing spree continues, John is forced to use all his ESP, as well as his knowledge and expertise, to interpret this psychopath’s Gemini obsession and unravel her dark and murderous past. But can he track her down and bring her to justice—before she destroys his world completely?
The Sign Behind the Crime,