Interview with Paris

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Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to the Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we have Paris from the sci-fi romance Worlds Away, by J.L. Hendricks

Katelina: Welcome Paris! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

coverParis: Well, my name is Paris and I have just been abducted by aliens! But, oh my word, are they hot, hot, hot!!!! I guess I shouldn’t complain too much because I have a very able bodied Commander who is taking good care of me now. You see, I used to live on the streets of LA. I was homeless after my parents died and I never was able to get out of my rut. But, I am only 22. My alien Commander, Venay, is in love with me, although a bit over-protective. If you read Worlds Away, by J.L. Hendricks you will see what I mean.

K: Oh wow! I guess we know you’re involved in a romance, then!

P: Yes, I am the soul mate to an alien commander. His name is Commander Venay, but I call him Venay. Some of the other girls tease me about it, but they are jealous. Sheila wanted him if I was going to turn him down, but I think she ended up with the right guy. Venay is a strong warrior who actually has a great moral compass. He isn’t happy with abducting slaves, but he doesn’t know how to change the situation of his people. Letting them die out is not something he can do, so I think he will work with me to change their society for the better and abolish slavery and human abductions.

K: He sounds hot *fans self and looks to make sure her vampire boyfriend isn’t hanging around* Um, anyway, he sounds almost perfect, except for that slave thing.

P: I am still having a hard time supporting Venay because he is responsible for abducting humans and bringing them back to his home planet to be either slaves, or mates. I can understand why he is doing it, his species almost died out due to a disease, but there are better ways to rebuild a society than forced slavery or marriage.

K: Exactly! Though as you said, he isn’t happy about it, so hopefully he will work for change.  Since we’re talking about his evolution, how do you evolve during the story?

P: I have always been strong and independent, so I am that way even when I am abducted. At first I choose to be a slave, but then I start to realize that I can make change happen much faster if I agree to be the mate, or wife, of the alien commander. For these aliens, once they meet their true, fated mate, they never love anyone else and will do whatever they have to in order to keep their mate safe. I start out taking advantage of his bond to me so that I can try to free the prisoners he has in his cells. Their intent is to sell them as slaves once we reach their home planet. Well, a lot of the women will agree to be mated to the warriors on the ship, but not all. So over the course of the trip (book) I realize that I have fallen in love with the giant alien. He is over 7 feet tall! And did I mention he is gorgeous? I do try to help keep my people from being used as slaves, especially one girl who is only 18 and hasn’t even graduated high school yet! What were they thinking abducting a kid like that? Some men are just stupid, whether they are aliens or humans, doesn’t matter. I hope to talk the alien government into changing how they view humans, and to stop the abductions, but that is something that will take time. I hope by the end of the series all humans will be free and the V’Zenians will stop abducting my kind.

K: I’m guessing when you got taken they didn’t give you time to pack. If you could have anything of yours from back on Earth, what would it be?

P: Lola. I miss my dog. She is the most loyal and loving pet a person could ever hope for! If you read my story you will learn about how she chose me to be her companion. I really hope that one of our friends is taking good care of her. If anyone reading this can go to the Santa Monica or Venice Beach area, could you look for Lola? She must be missing me something awful by now.

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Not Lola, but it is a dog at least.

K: Poor puppy! I’m sure she’s okay, though I’m not sure if anyone reading this can cross into our dimensions…my author would say sarcastically, “Do you think your life and universe are real?”

P: Yes, of course they are! How else could you be interviewing me if I wasn’t?

K: Exactly. Authors have a weird sense of…I don’t know. Megalomania if you ask me. Speaking of authors, if you could say one thing to yours, what would it be?

P: I have two things: 1-don’t make me pregnant! I have too much work to do and no time to care for a baby, especially if I am going to change an entire society. 2-don’t kill off any of my friends! I have read your Eclipse Series and you kill off a lot of great characters, like Xandrie! So please leave my friends alone. And by friends I mean Lisa, Sheila, and their mates. Please!!!! I will gladly do whatever you want if you grant me my two wishes.

K:  Do you have an enemy, aside from the whole alien kidnapping thing. Though they sound less like enemies and…*cough* anyway…

P: The Zateelians attack my ship right after we leave the solar system. Well, not MY ship, but Venay’s ship. They have acquired some advanced weapons and attack us which forces us to crash land on a planet that is controlled by the V’Zenians, thankfully. But a few of them get on my ship and try to kill me, but to be fair, they are trying to kill us all. However, I prove to them that I am a force to be reckoned with! Well, I have a laser pistol. Sooo, I guess my pistol is a force to be reckoned with.

K: I need a laser pistol! What is the one event that you think helped to shape your personality?

P: When I was 17 my parents died, I don’t wish to go into the details, it is still a tough subject for me. However, I have survived living on the streets for the past 5 years. All of the things I have had to deal with, like finding dead bodies of other homeless people I knew, and fighting off men who wouldn’t take no for an answer, have all made me the strong fighter I am today. I don’t think I could have survived this current situation if I was still living a fairy tale life with my family. Not that I am happy about it, but it has made me the warrior I am today.

image by Yogendra Joshi via Flickr used under a CC license

image by Yogendra Joshi via Flickr used under a CC license

K: And it looks like we’re running out of time. If you could say one thing to your readers, what would it be?

P: Keep an eye out for some recruiting opportunities to join the V’Zenians on their home world!

K: Hee-hee! Right? I mean, um…For a final question, if you could have anything in the world, what would it be?

P: For my parents to come back to life. But this is real life, for me at least, and people don’t come back to life. So what I want most, is to help the V’Zenians to save their species and to stop abducting humans. I know there are better ways. How many people on Earth would jump at the chance to mate with an alien? Or to come to an alien world to work, not be a slave, but for an actual job with benefits? A ton! They would have to get in line and only the best and brightest would be chosen, but the V’Zenian society would benefit so much from this. Earth would too!

K: Yes! I can see the possibilities! And with that we’re out of time. Thanks so much to Paris for letting me interview her. You can read more about her in Worlds Away, by J.L. Hendricks.

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And a special thanks to J.L. Hendricks for playing along!

 

If you’re an author and would like your character(s) to be interviewed by me, then check out this very cool page that has all the details:

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Author Interview with Lori Soard

Today we have Lori Soard, author of the Cupid’s Crossing series, with us. Let’s pick her brain! (Not literally, that would be too messy, and no one would ever agree to it anyway. besides, I left my brain pick at home.)

Jo: Can you tell us about a little about your newest release?

lori-head-greenLori: My latest release is Cupid’s Quest. It is the first in a new series called Cupid’s Crossing. Cupid’s Crossing is a fictional town I created where magical things happen. In Cupid’s Quest, the two main characters are both participating in a scavenger hunt put on by a local radio station. They have a little help from their friends, a zany bunch of senior citizens. Along the way, they find true love. It is a Christian contemporary romance.

J: That sounds like a lot of fun! What inspired you to write it?

L: Believe it or not, I kept thinking about the town and what if there were this picture perfect little town where amazing things happened. I created a map for the town and started to plug in the people who lived there. It all started with an abandoned book idea. The book just did not fit the lightness of the town. Over time, the characters and stories took shape.

J: I love it! Especially the idea of making the map. With all those characters it might be hard to pick a favorite, but do you have one?

L: Libby Henderson, the senior citizen I mentioned above, is definitely my favorite. Like most other people, there are times I don’t like Libby very much. She is cantankerous and she constantly tries to take everything over, even my stories. However, like my heroine Gracie, I see that Libby has a heart of gold underneath it all. She is wise, smart, sassy and a very strong woman. She will appear throughout the series.

J: Speaking of favorites, what was your favorite part of Cupid’s Quest?

L: My favorite scene in Cupid’s Quest comes after the senior citizens break out of the nursing home, steal a van, and go on a “high speed” chase at about 20 mph through Cupid’s Crossing. When Gracie, the heroine and director of the nursing home, arrives at the police station, Libby Henderson (in her 80s) has the officers cowering from her cane. You have to know the characters to really understand how funny the scene becomes and how quickly things escalate.

J: Ha ha! Even without knowing them I am chuckling, so I imagine it’s hilarious in the book! What would you say was your least favorite part of writing Cupid’s Quest?

L: There is a side story where the hero’s mother is very ill. I didn’t like writing those parts. It hits very close to home. We’ve had to deal with a lot of death and ill family members. However, I think it helps me write the emotions the characters are going through in these situations. When my husband was a deacon, we would often go visit church members in the hospital and pray with family members. There are some basic emotions that everyone goes through when faced with these things, believer or not.

J: I think sometimes it helps reading about them, too – kind of cathartic to have characters who are going through the same thing you are or have. You mentioned being a deacon’s wife, can you tell us something else interesting about yourself?

loritornadoL: The town I live in was the birthplace of Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame and one of my best friends is related to him. The only other thing the town is famous for is an EF4 tornado that tore our school apart in 2012. Lady Antebellum came to the town and put on a concert for us after and we’ve slowly rebuilt until you can barely tell the tornado was ever here.
We were so blessed. The second tornado that went through brought tennis ball size hail that did about $25K in damage to our home, but the EF4 beast went behind our neighborhood. My husband took some pretty startling pictures of it. It missed us (barely). I hope we never have to experience anything like that again. It was terrifying and an ungodly sound that can best be described as a growling monster, which is why I call it the beast.

J: Tornadoes are one of my ultimate, all-time fears, so… wow! Terrifying! So glad you were both unhurt! What do you have planned next?

L: I am working on the next book in the Cupid’s Crossing series. This one will be Sinclaire’s story. Sinclaire works with Gracie at the nursing home. She is broken in every way imaginable. Her heart has been damaged almost beyond repair, she is discouraged, and she does not believe in God when the story opens.

J: That sounds like a good read! Good luck, and before you go I have to ask, where can people find more loribookof you and your work?

L: I am on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google +). I often update people on what I have going on there. I also have a website: http://lorisoard.com. All my books are on Amazon.

Thanks so much to Lori for stopping in an letting us… talk to her today. (You thought I was going to mention brains again, didn’t you?) Be sure to check out her website and her newest release Cupid’s Quest. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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Interview with Kin Diego

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we have Kin Diego from… Um… Hang on. What book are you from?

Arts and digital painting by Ven G Books. Copyright © 2015 by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.

Arts and digital painting by Ven G Books.
Copyright © 2015 by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.

Diego: You go right on ahead and ask Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr. yourself. I’m sure he’ll be happy to tell you the rest of the books I’m featured in from the Crest of Dreams series. But as for my origin story; it’s a comic book named after my military project codename, Zue Beta, and based around the Crest of Dreams world.

K: There we go! Would you mind telling our readers a little bit about yourself?

D: The name’s Diego—Kin Diego and I’m a 21 year old teen super soldier killing machine designed to rip apart anything and everything in my path. I guess you can call me an experiment by the Damiroo military gone wrong. Before my parents were murdered, we lived in a city called Bisenti here in the Mnematode denomination in Damiroo. The only thing I love doing more than my hitting up some rapids and mountain climbing with my buddy, CJ, is taking my motorcycle for a spin. It’s perhaps the fastest machine on two wheels.

K: An experiment? And I thought my author was horrible. Can you tell us a little bit more about this?

D: Of course.Among the few people who survived the ATS-Dc epidemic in El-Versium 20 years ago my parents were one of them, and they gave birth to me. But as a child I wasn’t quite normal; having been born from two people who had been exposed to the virus I kinda grew immune to it—but that came with a few things: I was stronger than most people around me, my focus was sharp, I was a near-perfect human. And that’s when “they” decided to start rounding “us” up (people like me whose bodies had evolved to a super human state). They murdered my parents and thought to carry out experiments on me. They were trying to enhance me further beyond my physical abilities and now I live on borrowed time—whatever they did to me, it’s killing me. My cells and tissue are dying each time I exceed my compensation point and the only thing keeping me alive is a vaccine CJ created for me—what’d I say? Super genius! But whatever it is they did to me, they did it to the rest of the people like me. They chose to wage war against us and now we’re bringing the fight to them. We have to save the rest of the kids they keep locked up in their research facility and prevent them from taking any more of us.

K: You say “they”? Who are they?

D:  The very same people responsible for turning me into this “thing” that I am—this violent beastly reflection I see smirking at me in the mirror. We have no leads as to who the real person is that is in charge of the teen super soldier experiments but rest assured we will find them, and when we do there will be bashing and tones of smashing.

K: Wow. I can’t even begin to imagine which is tough: dealing with what they made you, or with all of your past or –  what would you say is your biggest challenge in this story? 

D: Overcoming my rage. How am I supposed to not want to kill the very monsters that murdered my family, turned me into a reckless killing machine, and keep doing it to who knows how many more children around the world? I want to kill them so very badly, but is that really worth it? They wanted to turn me into a warrior and killer and if I do to them what they want me to do to the rest of the Domiciles then what’s the point of it all? I might as well go back and work for them.

There are a tone other challenges I face, though: dealing with the loss of my family, trying to find a way to stay alive in a dying body, and fighting against an organization I barely even know much about. But I blame Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr. for it all. I swear the day I get to see him I’ll punch him across the face—maybe that’ll make me feel a little better.

K: We could swap. I’ll kill your author if you kill mine. *looks nervous* Um, I mean, uh, we’ll talk later. Moving on, how do you feel you evolve during this story?

D: From the get-go I’m super pissed—but that’s exactly what my enemies want; I’m angry that my parents were murdered, I’m frustrated that I was injected with the newly improved ATS-Dc virus to enhance my body’s physical abilities yet it kills me more and more each time I exceed my compensation point, and I’m…afraid—that I’ll lose against my enemies; that they’ll take me back to the lab and have me lead the rest of their teen super soldier army in war against the other Domiciles; that I’ll die. But as the story goes on I loosen up a little after realizing that I’m not the only person who’s going to affected by this, and if I just sit around alone here in the forest countless innocent people will be killed by even more children that are in my exact situation. So I take up the responsibility along with my super genius buddy, CJ, and we move to taking down the organization spearheading this war and become the leader of the team of teen super soldiers.

K: Wow. What one event do you think really helps to shape your personality and future?

D: In all honesty, I believe it’s my parents’ death. Now before you kids go around and start having your parents murdered, let me explain a little. My world was happy before they died and at one point I always thought the story was all about me—that’s how my parents made it feel. I was their only child. But ever since I lost them I felt this gaping hole inside of me and I hoped to satisfy it with letting out my rage on anything that I feel deserved it. But I was wrong, I realized that the only way I was ever going to deal with it is becoming the man they always wanted me to be: strong, brave, sacrificing my own life for the sake and safety of everyone else around me—being responsible with the abilities that fate has given to me—that’s what drives me.

K: I have to ask, is that a cat hair on your shirt? Do you have pets?

D: One of CJ’s best attempts at keeping me from killing anything in my path was getting me a pet ferret and my only objective was to not kill it. It didn’t matter if I never fed it or didn’t clean it or walk it but so long as I never killed it then I would be a better control over my rage. By the way, the ferret is still alive and I’m starting to take a liking to it.

K: Oh, okay. I only asked because we once had an interviewee with a crazy cat…I didn’t want to relive that! But, anyway, that shows you have a soft spot. Does that extend to romance?

D: Emphatically yes, and I don’t get why! Like I said, I’m punching Venancio across the face for this. I mean really, c’mon? A romance of this magnitude? In the midst of a war that could reduce humanity to ashes again? Really, Venancio?

I have a friend I’ve been wanting to get together with for a really long time now, and she’s kinda a tech wiz. But I’m not just talking about any tech wiz, no this chic has a body of armor she engineered to help me and the rest of the teen super soldiers take down the people behind this madness. And as though that’s not enough, amongst the teen super soldiers is a girl just like me. She’s the one who freed me from my cell and risked her own escape for mine in order that I may go out, get help for the rest of the children trapped inside the facility. She was in the cell right next to mine, so we had a lot of time to talk. She has this insane belief that I’m the one who’s supposed to save the rest of the teens.

So now the fight is between the one that’s known me the longest and the one I relate with the most.

Arts and digital painting by Ven G Books. Copyright © 2015 by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.

Arts and digital painting by Ven G Books.
Copyright © 2015 by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.

K: OooOOoooO! Triangle much? Your author is evil.

D: Yeah. That’s why when the series is over I’m going to start looking for a cure for this super human virus that they injected us with that’s killing us. And also I’m leading a troop to look for Venancio and bring him back to me alive!

K: Right? These authors think they’re God or something! We’re just supposed to put up with unbelievable scenarios and horrible things happening! I wish I could just escape to Hawaii or Tahiti sometimes. What about you? if you could have anything in the world, what would it be?

D: That’s a tough one. Well, it would have to be between saving the world from going into a state of total chaos and being normal. I’ve always wanted to be normal, but someone has to save the world and as my dad used to say “if not me, then who else would I trust enough to dump this responsibility on and expect to win?”
I do want to be normal, don’t get me wrong, and I’d give anything in the world to have that. Maybe that way I would have never lost my parents. But I have a responsibility to carry out, and though it’s sad that I lost people so dear to me it would be pointless to start crying around about it and let the world down because of my sorrows. So what I want the most in the whole world, is to win!

K: Not a bad thing at all. Though it looks like we’re getting short on time. If you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?

D: Don’t become a villain, otherwise start expecting a visit from me and it’s not gonna be pleasant.

K: And lastly, any special message for your author:

D: Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr. I swear to God I’m going to punch you across the face

 

K: Yep, that is about what I figured. Thanks to Diego for stopping by today. You can find him ZUE BETA by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr. Visit the author’s website at https://cadlegomani.wordpress.com and the Crest of Dreams series Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/crestofdreams/

And a special thanks to Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr for playing along!

If you’re an author and would like your character(s) to be interviewed by me, then check out this very cool page that has all the details:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/character-interviews/

Interview with Kilig

This should have been posted on a weekend but the scheduling didn’t work, so here it is on a Thursday instead!

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we have Kilig from the twisted (in a good way) mind of Barbara G. Tarn. Hello, Kilig, can you tell us a little about yourself?

KiligCindifel: Kilig by Cinzia Di Felice (official cover)

KiligCindifel: Kilig by Cinzia Di Felice (official cover)

Kilig: I’m a tall, dark-haired man like most southerners. I was born in Godwalkar, once upon a time capital of the Kingdom of Gajendra, now capital of the Genn territory. It has an Assassins’ Guild with very specific rules and I joined them at fifteen, first as apprentice, now – twenty-some years later – as full-fledged assassin. I am merciful death – and you don’t see me coming.

Ka: Wow. That sounds a little terrifying, though not necessarily in a bad way (I hang out with vampires, after all). How have you evolved through all of that, besides becoming deadly I mean?

Ki: I was a street-smart but naive young man madly in love with his acharya – or teacher – and became a lone wolf. Then I fell in love again… and that’s where trouble starts. I should have kept him at arm’s length. Assassin is a lone profession and you shouldn’t attach yourself to anyone.

Ka: So what’s you’re biggest challenge in the story? Fighting enemies, or falling in love?

Ki:It’s actually falling in love. I’d been a loner for fifteen years when that gorgeous young man, Saif’s son no less, was bestowed on me. I knew I shouldn’t have surrendered to his unconditional but kind of childish love.

KiligMarurenai: Kilig by Marurenai (cover of Saif & Kilig)

KiligMarurenai: Kilig by Marurenai (cover of Saif & Kilig)

Ka: Who is Saif, if you don’t mind my asking?

Ki: My first love, Acharya Saif dumped me when I was twenty and still madly in love with him. I thought I couldn’t survive without him. But I did, and became the man that I am today – independent, reliable and complete.

Ka: So now you’re in a relationship with his son?

Ki: Try resisting a handsome young man who stares back at you with his father’s green eyes… Of course Hakeem is different from Saif, he’s younger and rasher, but when he offers himself with his adoring stare… could you kick him out of your bed? Really? (on a side note, you being a woman, he wouldn’t really function with you, but that’s another story…)

Ka: I guess we could always just watch TV and eat popcorn. Um.. no, Jorick,  I didn’t mean anything by that *cough* Moving on quickly, do you have any particular enemies?

Ki: Not really. Saif, had one – his former apprentice, Abhaya the Fearless. I met the guy once. But twenty years later he killed Saif and was going to kill me too… So I had to defend myself.

Ka: I understand that! What is the one thing you want most in the world?

Ki: Live happily ever after, if there’s such a thing. Unfortunately things are changing around me – a guilds’ war, a pacific invasion – and there isn’t much I can do about it. Add to that that my young lover is a tiny bit (read: A LOT) jealous…

KiligMarurenai: Kilig by Marurenai (cover of Saif & Kilig)

KiligWendigo: Kilig&Hakeem by Elephant Wendigo (cover of Male Lovers of Silvery Earth)

Ka: Ha ha! Jealousy! Yes, it’s so annoying, isn’t it? Jorick is always… well, never mind. This is an interview about you, not me. If you could say one thing to your author, what would it be?

Ki: You could have helped Hakeem to change, you sadist!

Ka: Your author is a sadist too, huh? What is it with them? We’re running out of time, but if you could say something to your readers, what would it be?

Ki: If you’d like to hear about the love life of a supposedly cold assassin… please note that my relationship with Hakeem is for adults only. But me and Saif… sometimes I fear it was more father-and-son than lovers, sigh.

I’m Kilig the Sword and the “omnibus” will be out in January with a bonus story. In the meantime you can check:

Saif&Kilig is now out on Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, DriveThruFiction,  Apple and  Barnes&Noble!

Kilig&Hakeem is now live on Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Apple, Barnes&Noble and DriveThruFiction.

and If you’d like to meet some of my friends, check the free story Guisarme (available also in Wyrd Worlds 2).

K: Thanks so much, Kilig, and you;ve saved me the time of my usual link sharing. If you want to know more about Kilig and his friends, check out the links above. And then grab the newest one at  Amazon, Kobo, Apple,Barnes&Noble, Smashwords and DriveThruFiction!

And a special thanks to Barbara Tarn for playing along!

If you’re an author and would like your character(s) to be interviewed by me, then check out this very cool page that has all the details:

https://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/character-interviews/

Interview with Pio

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we are interviewing Pio from Jan Marie’s angelic romance novella Angelic Confessions.

Katelina: Welcome Pio! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Pio: I have never thought about myself much. I am an angel and my service, my existence is to my Lord. Also to Aye.

K: Since you’re an angel you’re beautiful. Can you describe yourself for the folks reading this?

P: I have dark black hair and deep blue eyes.

K: That’s not very detailed, but as you said you don’t think much of yourself, but let’s try one more personal question, how do you evolve during the story?

P: You could say I go from the obedient servant to a bit of a rebel by falling in love with my boss’s daughter, but there is a secret in that.

K: Oh! A romance!

P: Yes I am with Aye.

K: What is it that attracted you to her?

P: I would have to say her stubbornness. I have fun breaking through her walls she puts up at times.

K: Do you have any enemies in the story?

P: That would be my love’s twin brother. We are enemies in that we both have interest in Aye.

K: I see. So is your biggest challenge dealing with him or something else?

P: Protecting a girl that can get into more trouble without trying. Her innocence makes her prime target to be taken advantage of.

K: I see. What event do you think has had the most impact on your life?

P: Falling in love with Aye.

K: I kind of expected that. You’re a bit of a sarcastic character aren’t you?

P: Yes, yes I am.

K: I got that general impression. But then I spend a lot of time with sarcastic characters. Sometimes I’d like a vacation. What about you? If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?

P: To become human and be with Aye.

K: Now that’s sweet! It looks like we’re running out of time. Real quick, if you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?

P: Angels are nothing like you think.

K: And do you have a message for your author?

P: Thank you for telling our story.

K: And with that we’re out of time! Thanks to Pio for coming in. You can find Angelic Confessions at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angelic-Confessions-Book-Jan-Marie/dp/1492207772

Special thanks to Jan Marie for playing along.

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Interview with Lanie (For The Do-Over Blog Tour)

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.

MKS_The Do OverToday we are interviewing Lanie Carmichael from MK Schiller’s Contemporary/Erotic novel The Do-Over. (This is part of a blog tour, so be sure to check the bottom of this post for a giveaway!)

Katelina: Hello, Lanie! Could you tell the folks reading this at home a little about yourself?

Lanie: I have long auburn colored hair that I always wear up, glasses, and hazel eyes.  Some may describe me as frumpy.

K: Let’s do a few more “getting to know you” questions. Like… what’s your favorite tv show?

L: I know it sounds strange, but I’ve always enjoyed watching infomercials. I’m lonely and most TV shows are talking at you, but when you watch an infomercial, it’s as if they are talking to you.  I also love football, especially if the Bears are playing.

K: My uncle was a Bear’s fan, too, though I’m not much into sports. Now movies, that’s another story. What’s your favorite movie? 

L: Dirty Dancing. I love Patrick Swayze.  I also loved The Breakfast Club because it makes me wish for detention!

K: Ha ha! If detention was really like that I’d have gone for it, too. How about your favorite food? 

L: Ice cream. Kyle buys popsicles, but they’re the poor man’s ice cream.

K: Okay, now I have to ask, who is Kyle?

L: Kyle Manchester was just supposed to be a prop.  Everything I knew about him spelled trouble. He is a manwhore, fickle, and selfish, but he’s also an ambitious journalist. I thought he’d help me in my goal to land Brad, but the more time I spend with him, the more I question my own motives.

K: Ah! That sounds like the beginning of a good story already! Even though it’s a romance, I know there’s still conflict. For lack of a better word, who are your enemies?

L: They are not really my enemy, but my sister Cassie and mother have never been supportive of me.  They can be degrading and mean at times, but I decided a long time ago that their personalities will never change.

K: It sucks when someone else tries to take away your happiness.

L: Luckily, I start to realize all the things I thought were impossible for someone like me are not. I see that I am a beautiful woman and that I deserve happiness.

K: I’m glad to hear it! I’d guess that’s probably the big challenge in your story?

L: Actually, it’s my growing feelings for Kyle. They confuse me because I decided what I wanted and he wasn’t it. Yet, why is it he makes me laugh and…moan like no one else?

K: Oh! Nice! I think I can guess *cough*cough*Moving on, what is the one thing you think has heled to shape your personality?

L: Can’t answer this without giving too much away.

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K: Now I really am curious! But we’re running out of time, so real quick, What is the one thing you want the most in the whole world?

L: I thought it was to be different from my family, but as I progress and spend more time with Kyle, I think it’s to always feel the joy and laughter he brings into my life.

K: If you could say one thing to your readers, what would it be?

L: I’ve had some horrible things happen to me. I live my life with a stringent set of rules I designed.  But I am a strong, smart woman.

K: And lastly, if you could say one thing to your author, what would it be?

L: More sex scenes please!  Oh and write a sequel.  There’s more happily ever after for me still.

K: Thanks so much to Lainie for stopping in! She and her author, MK Schiller, are on tour right now. So check out the other stops!

Synopsis:

Arrogant womanizer Kyle Manchester hates blind dates, however, when best friend, Brad calls in a favor, insisting Kyle take out his girlfriend’s sister, Kyle reluctantly agrees. Attorney Lanie Carmichael’s appearance is no surprise. She is dowdy, awkward, and dressed in so many layers she resembles a wedding cake, but not in an edible way. Her brazen attitude though, astonishes him, especially when she explains she has no interest in gorgeous Kyle. Lanie Carmichael is in love with Brad, and wants Kyle’s assistance in winning his best friend’s heart.

Kyle gradually accepts, justifying that the mystery of Lanie has sparked his natural, thirsty curiosity. As an ambitious journalist, he also can’t resist the Pulitzer worthy scoop she offers him. However, as Lanie sheds more layers, both emotionally and physically, Kyle begins to examine his life choices, and his true feelings for this enigmatic girl. With Kyle’s support, Lanie begins to unravel the secrets of her past, and the deep pain that has quietly defined her life. As they each learn more about themselves and each other, both question how a relationship built on fraudulent lies between two broken people could ever survive.

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MK Shiller

This is my debut novel, and I’m thrilled to share it with you.  I describe myself as a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. By day, I don a magic cape, calculator (sometimes an abacus), and an assortment of gel pens for my work in the world of finance. But by night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, and think of stories that will warm the heart, and cheer the soul.

There is nothing better than the intimate journey and ultimate satisfaction that only a swoon-worthy romance can provide, especially if there are a few laughs along the way.  Although writing is my passion, I am a reader first and enjoy nothing more than curling up with a good book and some tasty Italian (the food, of course!). I hope you will enjoy my work and please drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.

 

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Also by M K Schiller:

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Some little reviews from Amazon:

I went from laughing OUT LOUD to crying!” 

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“This is a must keep that I will enjoy reading again and I am looking forward to more books from this author.” 

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“This was a sweet, sexy and fun read, totally unexpected. Marley and Rick’s chemistry was off the charts HOT!” 

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Love in the Kitchen

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It’s almost Valentines Day, so I thought I’d repost this as it seems fitting. 

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Jorick and Katelina are cooking up a storm (erm, sort of..) in the a flash fiction story That Certain Sparkle, which you can read in the  FREE flash fiction/cookbook collection Love in the Kitchen: Recipes and Flash Fiction compiled by Ashlynn Monroe.

Jorick and Katelina aren’t the only ones serving up their own brand of romance. You can also find stories and recipes from authors Ryan Loveless,  Leanne Dyck, Julie Lynn Hayes, Eden Baylee, J.M. Kelley, Berengaria Brown, Amy Valenti, Valerie Holyoak,  Lily Sawyer and Ashlynn Monroe. 

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Interview with Shuki Bolkiah

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.

Today we are interviewing Shuki from M.A. McRae’s novel Not a Man

Not a Man

Shuki: My name is Shuki Bolkiah and I live in a remote part of Arabia. I am an educated man, though when my story begins, it would have seemed so unlikely. Then I was just a child, not long taken from the slums by a rich and powerful man. Hassenal Daoud had a very powerful influence on my life. If not for Master Hassenal, I may never have learned to read and write, I would certainly never have been to England or anywhere else. It is quite likely that I would not have survived until adulthood. Children die in Elbarada, of starvation and of disease. My family lived in the worst of the slums, an area where the infant mortality rate was almost 90%.

On the other hand, if I had not met Master Hassenal, assuming I did survive, I would have been truly a man. The name of my book is called ‘Not a Man.’ I was just ten, and he changed me. I never forgave him for that, and yet I did not hate him. He was my protector. He thought he loved me. He changed my life.

K: Wow! That sounds pretty complex! So what kind of a book would you say this is?

S: My author has called my story a ‘Coming of Age.’  That is what it is.  When I was young, I felt such a sense of inferiority. I stayed puny when the other boys grew strong and hard. Men wanted me, when they never would have thought of wanting the others. My face stayed pretty instead of turning into the face of a true man. My body is hairless, my face beardless. It took a long time for me to accept my differences, and to know that I am just as worthy as any other person, even if not a man in the full sense of the world.

K: That’s an important lesson that a lot of people could use. I’d guess learning that was your biggest challenge, or is there a bigger one?

S: After I was attacked at Oxford, the biggest challenge I faced was just to survive. It seemed then that there was nowhere I could live and be safe. That was before I found my dear friends, my wives. That day, if I had not forgotten my rifle, then there would have been no more story. I would have ended it then. Elei would have been broken-hearted, I know that now, but at the time, I had not yet understood how truly he loved me. I loved him as well, but for me, it took time for that love to grow. I think it’s different for me than it is for true men, who can by blinded by lust and call it love.

K: So you and Elei are involved in a romance?

S: I do not understand ‘romance.’  I have come to very much love my partner, Elei, but it was not like that in the beginning. It was just that I thought that just maybe I could survive if Elei kept me close. Elei is strong and brave and intelligent and he holds me close at night. Elei is my love.

K: Yeah. That’s romance right there. Sounds like Elei is a wonderful man! But, on the flip side, do you have any enemies in the book?

S: There was one who seemed to me as if he represented all my enemies. His name was Moran. He wanted to buy me as a slave, but by then I had my wives and children to look after and to live for. Instead of waiting for him to act, I removed the threat. I killed him. When I was ten, few men wanted me, but as I grew, it seemed that almost every man wanted me. Always, I had to guard myself. Always I had to be aware of my surroundings. I was prey and still am. Men are my nemesis – whole men that is, not like me, a eunuch.

K: A eunuch? Um, not to get too personal, but… well… how did that happen? If you don’t mind telling us?

S: There was an operation.

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K: Oh. I guess that’s probably the answer to my next question, “What event most shaped your life”?

S: Most people would assume that it was that operation that made me as I am. It is true that I would have been different in personality as well as in body if that had not happened. But what had the most effect on me was when I thought so deeply of my prospects after that meeting with Dr. Stewart McKenzie. He explained to me just what they had done, and what it made me.  There was no way of going back. That wicked operation could never be undone.  What choice did I have? If I had left Master Hassenal, I would have tried to survive by thievery and begging, just another of the horde of street urchins that live in Elbarada. Few survive long. So I had to accept what was done; I had to live with it, and I had to make the most of every opportunity I was given. And so I have done ever since.

K: It sounds like you had a very hard life. What else did you have to do to survive? I heard a… um… rumor that you and a Mr. Horie… well… that you received money in exchange for certain “favors”, shall we say….

S: It is true. It was when I had left my master, and was living alone in England. I quite deliberately went to a place where rich men gather, and I offered a night with me in return for a very large amount of money. I wanted to go to University, and I needed money. Remember that at heart, even now, I am just a slum boy, surviving the best way that I can. From the ages of ten to fifteen, I shared the bed of a rich man in order to have food, shelter and safety. For me, it was the obvious thing to do.

K: Weren’t you scared?

S: Very nervous. I didn’t think he would hurt me, but I don’t like sex and never will. But then he held me all night. I think it’s the best thing in the world to be held like that, all night.  I came to have a very deep regard for Mr. Horie.

K: Were there others besides him?

S: That paid for it, do you mean?  No. There were never any others. When Mr. Horie died, that was the finish. I never took money for sex again.

K: We’re getting low on time, but I have a couple more questions, if you don’t mind. If you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?

S: I would explain that sometimes things happen, and the only choice you have is to accept it and learn to make a life anyway. Make the most of what you have. There is no point yearning for what you cannot have.

K: Wow, that’s a very profound comment! What is the thing that you want the most in the world?

S: The one thing that I want?  I think that I already have all that I want. I have four wonderful women to be my friends and companions and I have two children to dote on. They are not of my blood. It makes no difference. Veiha and Tarik are my children.  And I have Elei. What more could I want? I do not yearn for what I lost when I was ten. One does not miss what one has never had.

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K: Well I’m glad to hear that it all works out so well! That rarely happens in the books I’m involved in. Your author must be nicer than mine. And speaking of authors, if you could say one thing to yours, what would it be?

S: No idea. It would be like saying something to some almighty god – authors do exactly what they choose to do. Just as long as the ending is happy, we poor characters cannot ask for more than that.

K: Shhhh! Don’t let my author hear that or she’ll be trying to get rid of us again for “characters who cooperate”!

Jo: What? Did I just hear the sound of a good, respectful character? You should be more like this fine example of…

K: *groans* too late.

And with that we’re out of time! You can find Shuki in M.A. McRae’s novel Not a Man available at Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/169513

And a special thank you to M.A. McRae for playing along!

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Interview with Gideon Thomas

Jamie’s interview will be posted next week because Katelina has another interview to do…

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we are interviewing Gideon Thomas from Susan Koenig’s short Nineteen Hundred. With short brown hair, deep brown eyes and sharp suit, he looks quite the businessman!

Nineteen Hundred

Katelina: Hello Gideon! Welcome and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Gideon: For the past 40 years I have worked for Mr. D and that is all I will say about that. Since the job is fairly new, some of the conflicts I encounter surprise me and consequently I may not always make the correct choices. So be it.

K: Wait, 40 years? You look 30!

G: Yes, I am 70 years old but look 30, the age when I died.

K: The story is set in the year 1900, right? But, well, you don’t really LOOK very Victorian…

G: My moustache and beard were neatly trimmed in keeping with the Victorian fashion.

K: Oh, do you have a photo?

G: No. Cameras in 1900 did not produce a good quality image and anyway I avoided them at all costs.

K: I see. What challenges do you face in Nineteen Hundred?

G: It is more of a conflict really. *he reaches into his jacket producing his watch which he places into his cupped palm and clutches like a raft in the middle of the ocean*Wanting to be with Kathryn and make her happy but as I said earlier, I have secrets that must be kept about my profession.  It is an obligation I am bound to. In addition I had to blend into the society of the times and not stand out or be noticed. I could not bring undue attention to my actions.

K: How do you think you evolve during the course of the story?

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G: The story opens the fateful night   Kathryn and I met.  My dark soul was drawn to her innocence. I knew she could take me places I have always longed for but would never admit to myself.  Up to that time I was resigned to the direction my life had taken me.  As we spent more time together, well, I guess the only way to put it… is… well…I fell in love with her.  My employer forbids that sort of thing but I was helpless to prevent it. By the end of the story I am no longer sure of my decisions. *His hands clasp and unclasp in his lap*

K: Sounds like a romance story –

G: Hmmm. * eyes scrutinize the ceiling* Well I told you before I fell in love with her It never occurred to me to call it a romance. Romance implies intimacy whether physical, intellectual or psychological. What Kathryn and I had… I enjoyed her intelligence and curiosity. She is so innocent and needs protection. Though her eyes are splendid. They mirrored her emotions.  And her hair enchanted me…. but romance? Perhaps the readers can determine if we were romantically involved.

K: Oh. Well, either way, it doesn’t sound like there’s a lot of running and screaming, so I’ll guess you don’t really have any enemies?

G: No enemies as such. Perhaps my nemesis, if that is the correct term, was my stubbornness, or a more positive word, my dedication. I have secrets to keep and possibly I sheltered them too well. The consequences would be dire if I did reveal them.   And who would believe me? I had been schooled in the art of duplicity for too long to change easily.

K: What event do you think helped to shape you and your personality?

G: Loving Kathryn affected my life for the next 110 years.

K: What is the one thing you want the most in the whole world?

G: Well that is an odd question. *squirms in his seat and stares into the distance*  Something I never (dared) think about.

K: Hmm. Okay. It looks like we’re running out of time, so two more questions. If you could say anything to your author, what would it be?

G: I do not blame you. You had no choice considering my behavior.

K: That’s an intriguing answer. And if you could say anything to your readers what would it be?

G: Ensure a good supply of tissues at hand when you read about us.

And with that we’re out of time! You can find Gideon in usan Koenig’s story Nineteen Hundred available at

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nineteen-Hundred-ebook/dp/B00864KMXM

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/165037

And be sure to check out Sue’s blog at http://sassyspeaks.wordpress.com/

And a special thank you to Susan Koenig for playing along!

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Interview with Gillian Jones

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we have Gillian Jones from the Gillian jones Mystery series (wow! To have a series named after yourself, how cool is that?). The series is written by Lois Lewandowski.

The Fatal Heir

Katelina: Welcome Gillian! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Gillian: I’m probation officer Gillian Jones and I have my own mystery series. My books are contemporary cozies. The books are set in Bend Brook, Nebraska, but I haven’t always lived there. My maternal grandmother raised me in Chicago until I was twelve and she died of cancer. After that, there was a bitter custody battle between my mother and father – at least bitter for me since neither of my parents really wanted me. My mother won, and I went to live with her and my step-father in Des Moines. We later moved to Omaha and I graduated from Westside High. My mother and I have an awkward relationship and although I resemble her in looks – we’re both tall and slender with dark brown wavy hair, we are nothing alike otherwise.

K: My author has family in Omaha. I think she used to live over there somewhere.

*waits for Jo to appear.*

*Nothing happens*

K: Well, that was informative. Thanks, oh mighty author. (sarcasm). Since this si a mystery series, I’d bet there’s some action, and action usually means enemies, right?

G: Dot Derfenmeyer is my courthouse nemesis. She considers herself the matriarch of the county offices and she is a micro-manager who likes to be in control of everything – including my office space. I have an area in my office which can be seen by the public when my door is open. She’d like holiday displays there and I’d like, well, maybe some more chairs. We’ve been sparring over my office space since the first book.

K: Nice! I know people like that! Dealing with them is sure challenging! Is that the biggest challenge you face in the series, or are there others?

G: Besides solving a mystery, my biggest challenge is whether to have children. I can’t seem to get pregnant on my own and fertility treatments are expensive. I’m very hesitant to adopt since most babies hate me. Plus, I don’t know if I’d love any child who appeared on my doorstep. This is a subject very close to my heart since I was the child that appeared on my mother’s doorstep when I was twelve and I certainly wouldn’t describe our relationship as loving.

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K: Aw. I can see how that could be a tough decision, especially if you really want children of your own. I usually ask my guests what it is they want most in the whole world. What would your answer to that be?

G: That’s easy, what I want most is a perfect life and a perfect family. It seems like everyone else’s life just goes naturally from point A to point B. Mine, on the other hand, zigzags all over the place.

K: I think the zig-zag is in the eye of the beholder, if you know what I mean. I know my life is a mess! But I guess if there’s no conflict we never evolve, do we? How do you evolve over the course of the series?

G: I have to resolve issues about my own past before I can decide on the future. Every book brings me a little closer to having closure in my life – and I find myself a bit stronger both physically and mentally.

K: Stronger is good. What’s one of the conflicts you’ve faced that really stand out as life changing?

G: One of the most horrific events of my life was an accident on Highway 6 between Lincoln and Omaha. The accident put me in the hospital for six weeks and in a rehabilitation center for six months. My then-husband Vincent, who was in medical school, served me with divorce papers. While I was in the rehabilitation hospital. I wallowed in self-pity. Not that I didn’t have a reason—my leg and pelvis had been broken, and my left ankle had been shattered and had to be rebuilt. I did recover from the accident and am walking again, albeit without high heels. I’ve gone on with life and am trying to decide what I want, and not just what my mother and other people have wanted for me.

K: Bravo! My mother is always after me to get married. It’s not that I’m against marriage or anything, of course. It’s just… you know. Um, so, are you married?

G: I’m glad you asked that! Yes, I am married. My husband, Clint, doesn’t have a lot to say in the books, but he is a great guy. I met him in the rehab hospital when I was roommates with his aunt Rosalee (she was a double knee replacement). One of the things I find so appealing about him is that he always agrees with me. Even though I may have married Clint on the rebound, I’ve really come to love him and I think my readers love him, too. I think we all would hate to see anything bad happen to him.

K: That sounds ominous. You don’t tink your author is planning something do you?

G: Let’s just say that I have a few words for her: Stop Thinking About Killing Clint!

K: Oh. Oh my! That was rather strong. Do you think she’ll listen?

G: I hope so. She can be very stubborn

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K: She can’t just randomly kill him, can she? Wait, does Clint help you solve the mysteries? Assistants often get whacked!

G: He hasn’t yet – but I’m sure he could! If anybody helps me solve the mysteries, it would be my mother-in-law, Marlene. Actually, she’s both a hindrance and a help. As a probation officer I have access to the National Crime Information Center and other databases, but if I want to know everything about someone in Bend Brook, I go to Marlene.

K: Oh. Whew! He might be safe then. And if Marlene is half hindrance she should be too, Authors love that. For some reason, they think readers do too. Speaking of readers, if you could say one thing to them, what would it be?

G: Well, a couple of readers (two, to be exact) have been offended that infertility is one of the plot threads and that it is sometimes introduced in a humorous vein. I’d like to say that the books are not meant to offend. My author even moved the fertility issue to the first chapter of the first book so if it’s a subject that is too close to the reader’s heart, they would know from the start and could choose whether or not to read the series.

K: She sounds pretty smart. You said first chapter of the first book. How many books are there in the series?

G: There are two, The Fatal Heir and The Burden of Truth. They recently became available as ebooks on Amazon and Smashwords. My author is working on a third, The State of Grace, and that book should be available in 2012.

K: I don’t want to upset you, but do you know if Clint survives the third book?

G:  (Sighs.) Yes, he’s fine in the third book. It’s the fourth book I’m worried about.

K: Well that’s something, at least. And, it looks like we’re out of time! Thanks for being interviewed today, Gillian.

G: Thanks for having me.

K: You can find more of Gillian (and the perhaps ill-fated Clint? Man, I am worried for the guy, now!) in the Gillian Jones Mystery Series.

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The Burden of Truth

 

 

And a special thanks to Lois Lewandowski for playing along!


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