1) Alice told Jasper she would get out, and then told Bella she hated lying to him. Did this put you on edge?
Not really, I was pretty sure everything was going to turn out fine.
2) We learn a great deal about the Volturi in this chapter. What were your first impressions of the Volturi?
Very civilized, but imperious, with a hard-liner edge to them.
3) Bella found it comforting to know that if they were too late she would have an "easy way out." Did this frighten you, considering the Romeo and Juliet illusions?
In this particular instance I think Bella was dead serious. I didn't think things were gong to end badly, but if things did go bad I could see Bella not wanting to go on anymore. That is sad to contemplate, but it also means that Bella doesn't particularly care about becoming a vampire just for the sake of it; she doesn't see any point to it without having Edward with her.
4) Alice promises to change Bella. Did this make you optimistic for the future? How did you think that Edward would react to that?
I took this to mean that Alice knows something that Bella doesn't. She knows that Edward is hopelessly in love with Bella, and she has simply had enough of them being apart and in pain, and that it's time to just get it over with. Edward's reaction to that presumes that both he and Bella and Alice are alive to argue about it. I think his perspective will change somewhat if everyone makes it through.
5)Edward's plans were set, the steps for exposure in motion. Were you afraid for his life?
Not really, I always thought things were going to turn out well.
"It will take an amazing amount of control,” she mused. “More even than Carlisle has. He may be just strong enough…the only thing he’s not strong enough to do is stay away from her. That’s a lost cause.”