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Interview with author CHRISTINA HENRY

We have with us today the talented author of the Madeline Black series, Christina Henry!! First off, Chris, please tell us about you.
I’m a thirtysomething (OK, almost fortysomething) mom of one boy and I’ve been happily married for twelve years.

When I’m not writing or helping my son build robots out of Legos I like to run long distances, bake sweet things (this is one of the many reasons that I run), and read as much as I can. I really enjoy watching movies where people get eaten by monsters – The Host, Jaws, Alien, and Night of the Living Dead are some of my favorites.

Where do you get your inspiration from? How do you come up with these ideas?
I’m more of an aural person than a visual person, so I usually hear the character’s voice before I see them. That’s happened with every character in the BLACK WINGS world so far.

When I’m writing a book I have a general idea of what has to happen at the beginning and at the end, but I don’t plan out the middle. I just kind of go along and let things happen organically.

Have you always wanted to be a writer? When and how did you start writing? Will you tell us a little about your journey to being a published author.
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 12 years old and I read J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS series. I was so enthralled with the world that he created.

I wrote BLACK WINGS in the fall of 2008, and then spent six months trying to find an agent. It’s really, really difficult to get an agent in the current climate. There are way more writers than there are agents to go around.

After six months without any success I decided to submit the book directly to Ace/Roc. Most of my favorite writers (Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris) are with them, and I’d always wanted to be published by Ace anyway. One week after I submitted the query and first ten pages an editor asked to read the whole book, and a week after that I was offered a contract for three books. It was pretty amazing.

As I understand it, Black Wings is your debut novel. How did it feel and how did you react? What did you do when you finally got to be a published author?
It took a few days to sink in, that’s for sure. I don’t think I really felt like an author until I walked into my local bookstore and saw BLACK WINGS on the shelf. I still like to go into bookstores and check the SF/Fantasy section for my book 🙂

Please tell us the aspect in being a writer that you like most.
Working in my pajamas when I’m at home, and working in the bagel shop when I actually feel like getting dressed.

Please tell us the aspect about being a writer that you like least.
Really, there’s no downside to this. I get to make up stories for a living!

Was there any significant changes in your life since being a published author? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Or just put up with it?
No, my life hasn’t really changed that much. I wish I could say that my life has been super-exciting since the books came out but unfortunately I still have to do the laundry.

How many books are planned for the Madeline Black series? Or nothing is quite definite yet?
There are definitely going to be at least six books. If it seems like there is more story to tell after that then there will be more.

Are you working on any current projects right now?
I’m working on the rewrites for BLACK HOWL, the third book in the BLACK WINGS series, which will be released in February 2012. I’ve also started writing book 4 in the series.

Thanks so much for having me here today, Cherry!

And thank you!! To Christina for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer the nosey questions from a reader!

Stalk Christina:

Black Wings by Christina Henry
Book 1 of the Madeline Black series

Genre: urban fantasy

About Black Wings:

Escorting souls into the afterlife leaves Maddy little time for socializing-until devilishly handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in her building. But when demons start appearing on Maddy’s front lawn, she realizes there’s more to her new tenant than meets the eye.

Source: Info in the About Black Wings was taken from the author’s website at on 10/01/2011.

Black Night by Christina Henry
Book 2 of the Madeline Black series

Genre: urban fantasy

About Black Night:

Madeline Black is an Agent of death, meaning she escorts the souls of people who have died to the afterlife. Of course, not everyone is happy to see her…

If obstinate dead people were all that Maddy had to worry about, life would be much easier. But the best-laid plans of Agents and fallen angels often go awry. Deaths are occurring contrary to the natural order, Maddy’s being stalked by foes inside and outside of her family, and her two loves-her bodyguard, Gabriel, and her doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. But because Maddy is Lucifer’s granddaughter, things are expected of her, things like delicate diplomatic missions to other realms.

Source: Info in the About Black Night was taken from GoodReads at on 27/06/2011.


05/08/2011 Posted by | author interview, Christina Henry, interview | , , | 2 Comments

Interview with Xandir

We would like to welcome Xandir to Cherry Mischievous and thank him for taking the time in his busy schedule to answer some questions from a nosey fan… Enjoy the conversation folks!

Cherry: We have here today a guest that wasn’t so easy to get ahold of. He isn’t listed in the yellow pages, you can’t read his blog, and the guy never tweets. Xandir is a destroying angel by day, and by night…well, still a destroying angel. In fact, he’s got the gig until the End of the World. At least there’s job security, right?

Xandir: You’re awfully gutsy making fun of some with a sword in each hand. I’ll have you know, I once toasted two cities and turned a lady into a pillar of salt all before lunchtime. Don’t test me.

Cherry: Sorry, it’s just, I’ve never interviewed an angel before. From all the paintings and stained glass windows I’ve seen, you all seemed to be an easy-going lot. I see I’ve been misled.

Xandir: Yeah, well, you wouldn’t be the first. I know we don’t exactly offer to pose for portraits, but greeting card companies really just need to try harder.

Cherry: Perhaps you would like to dispel some other common misconceptions for us, Xandir.

Xandir: Sure, where do I start? I could probably write a whole book about it.

Cherry: What about music in heaven? Is harp strumming compulsory?

Xandir: Do you think I’d be caught dead with something as frilly as a harp? No, angels play all sorts of things, though I think a few instruments have been banned. The accordion, the bagpipes, and the kazoo have been relegated to Hell.

Cherry: Kazoo-wielding demons. Now there’s one more reason to stay on the straight and narrow. I can’t help but notice that your wings don’t look quite like I had imagined. They look more like the surface of a bubble. Do all angels have them?

Xandir: Most do. But remember the wings are more substantial than they look, and we’re not birds. Not even little cherubs for all their sickly-sweetness.

Cherry: That reminds me, there seem to be a lot of different types of angels. How does that work?

Xandir: The little bite-sized ones are the cherubim. They are the younger ones in training, usually apprentices to more senior angels. The suck-ups get made Seraphim, who take great pride in supervising the rest of us. I’ve got a High Seraph who acts as my glorified baby sitter. It’s his job to make sure I don’t just destroy stuff for fun. Or boredom. I guess there are some Archangels even above them, but who cares about them?

Cherry: Interesting. Now, I’ve got to ask, is there really a cloud nine? What makes it so great?

Xandir: Yeah, it exists, but it’s not really that much better than clouds one through eight. I think there’s a pretty good ambrosia stand there, but, you know, it’s been a while.

Cherry: So, I know you’ve probably got to get on to destroying some more things, but I’ve got to know. What’s with halos? You don’t seem to have one.

Xandir: You’re pretty observant for a mortal. The deal is, not all angels have them. What you all see as a halo is actually a crown given to big wig angels. Like most angelic clothing, the crowns glow and create that ‘halo’ effect around the angel’s face. What I’d do to try on one of the Archangel’s crowns. It would make a Rolex look like a Cracker Jack toy.

Cherry: Where are you going? I have some other questions I’d like to ask.

Xandir: Too bad. Duty calls. Oh, and I’d stay off the interstate today if I were you. I’m headed there now, and it might not be pretty.

Cherry: Thanks for the tip. I’ll…and he’s gone. You heard him folks, straight from the angel’s mouth: stay off the interstate, and, well, don’t take up the kazoo.

Xandir has been exiled to earth until the end of time. But when his cherub trainee disappears, Xandir makes a deal with rogue angels and giants that could restore life to the mortal woman he loves and end his assignment as a destroying angel in exchange for helping them bring about the end of the world and all of mankind.

You can read more about “The Last Archangel” at:

The Last Archangel by Michael Young

About The Last Archangel:

Doomed to serve as a destroying angel until the end of the world, the fallen angel Xandir sometimes wonders what is taking so long. In thousands of years, he has only cared about one person and he was forced to destroy her along with her entire city in the line of duty.

Then a secret brotherhood approaches him and claims that together they can end the world and reunite him with his lost love. To do so, he must enter an ancient sunken city and emerge with a seed from the noxious tree at its center. With the seed’s poison they could construct weapons to bring down the curtain on Earth’s final act. Xandir’s journey takes him around the world, both above and beneath, sending him rushing in where most angels fear to tread.

Source: Info in the About The Last Archangel was taken from the author’s website at on 15/05/2011.

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About The Author:

Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German Teaching and a minor in Music. He puts his German to good use by working to build online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

His first book, “The Canticle Kingdom”, was released in Feb 2010 through Bonneville Books. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet “Portrait of a Mother”. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Mindflights, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.

Author Link(s):
Michael Young
Twitter – @mdybyu

14/07/2011 Posted by | angels, character interview, guest blogger, interview, Michael Young, The Last Archangel, urban fantasy | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Interview With Daniel Kalbi + Giveaway

I would like to welcome the wonderful Daniel Kalbi who took the time off his busy schedule to be with us today….

So, first of all… please tell us a little more about yourself.
My name is Daniel Kalbi, though if I had my choice I wouldn’t use that last name at all. It reminds me of my father and all the horrible things I inherited from him. If I could choose any last name, it would Divine. I’ve always wanted to be part of the Divine family with Grace and Jude. I know they’re not as perfect as they pretend to be–I mean, any family that goody goody would just be kind of creepy–and I know they have a lot their own secrets and issues, but I know they really do care about each other.

I love art, almost as much as I love Grace, and I hope to become an industrial designer someday. I am fascinated by designing and creating new things that will change the way people live their lives. It’s a lot of work, and an extremely difficult program to get into, but I really want to find a way to use my natural talents to make people’s lives better. Oh yeah, and I kind of have supernatural talents too–Grace calls them superpowers–but they come at the cost of having a demon inside of my head all the time. . . and that part I’d rather live without.

Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list? Who are some of your favorite authors?
I’m really into reading. I was out of school for the last three years, but I like to think I’m a little bit self taught from all the reading I do. (Plus lessons from my mentor, Gabriel.) I like all kinds of books from biographies, history, religious texts, modernist fiction and poetry, and stuff that’s just for fun. HOWL by Allen Ginsberg, and any poetry from Lawrence Ferlinghetti are some of my favorites. There’s a certain remorse in Tennessee Williams work that really gets to me. For fun, I like to read stuff like LOST BOYS by Orson Scott Card and, of course, the HUNGER GAMES is just plain awesome.

What is your strangest habit?
I love music. Always wished I played the drums, but my parents wouldn’t let me take lessons. I have a habit of tapping out the drumbeat with my fingers on my leg to whatever song is stuck in my head.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?
I kind of already have a lot of superpowers. I don’t really feel like I deserve any of the ones I currently have so I don’t know if I should be asking for any more . . . but if I could choose another one, I’d say teleportation. I’d love to be able to grab Grace and pop on over to the Florence for an afternoon at a few art museums, or maybe a quick trip to China for some really good dumplings.

If, you were to fall in love, who would be your ideal mate?
That’s easy: Grace. She’s smart, stubborn as hell, really talented at art, has this overriding idea that everything in life should be fair–and will fight to set things right if she thinks it needs to happen. And she just genuinely cares about people. If there’s anyone in this world who could possibly love me, I think it would be Grace. Oh, and she’s gorgeous. But in a real sort of way, not a fake, over-plucked, over-styled, Hollywood sort of way.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Coming back to Rose Crest. I ran away because I was afraid–but coming back, was the hardest, scariest thing I’ve definitely ever done. Especially knowing what could happen now that I’m back.

If you suddenly come to have $1M, what would you do?
I’d buy Bree her dream house and a little 3 Series BMW and a Mustang–because I think she really deserves it. I mean, she created me after all. 🙂

It has been a true pleasure having you here, Daniel! And thank you for dropping by and being with us today!!

And dear readers, that was Daniel, from The Dark Divine series by Bree Despain

About The Dark Divine:

A prodigal son

A dangerous love

A deadly secret . . .

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel’s dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

Source: Info in the About The Dark Divine was taken from the author’s wabsite at on 26/07/2010.

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The Dark Divine

And here is your chance to bag yourself a free copy of the first book of this wonderful series, The Dark Divine! Go here to go to the contest:

19/08/2010 Posted by | Bree Despain, character interview, contests, interview | 67 Comments

Winner: Interview with the Duke of Granville + Giveaway

The Interview With the Earl of Granville & Giveaway (Part2) winner is……. (((drum roll)))

Stacey S.

Congratulations to our winner!! And thank you to everyone who entered the contest!! If you didn’t win this time, there are more contests here, so make sure you grab your chance to win… it could be you on our next winner announcement 🙂

Stacey, please reply to my email and send me the snail mail addy where you want your book to be sent to.

12/08/2010 Posted by | adult fantasy, character interview, contest winner, Dark Desires of the Druids series, erotica, interview, Isabel Roman | 1 Comment

Interview With the Earl of Granville & Giveaway

Today is the first stop for the Sex & Subterfuge virtual book tour and we have with us the scrumptious Earl of Granville!

  • First of all… please tell us a little more about yourself.

I am Lucien Harrington, Earl Granville, Viscount Harrington. You, my dear, (lifts hand to kiss the back of it) may call me Lucien. My parents have recently been murdered, and I’m searching for their killers, which is why I currently reside on my steamship, sailing from the upper regions of Canada, down the coast of the United States. My next stop is Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, I had to leave my beloved sister, Isadore, in England. She couldn’t travel with me after our parents’ murder, and while she’s with close friends, I don’t want her alone. However, I do have ways to keep in touch with her.

  • Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list?

I tend not to have a lot of time to read, I’m very busy with my shipping business and currently with searching the entirety of North America for the mysterious Blackthorne line. Being a strong magicker myself, I also have to keep a low profile, there are a lot of people out there who will turn me in for the few pounds they’ll receive from the Witch Hunters. Still, I do enjoy Charles Darwin, an interesting fellow him, with interesting ideas, as well as Mr. Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas.

Between searching for magickers, smuggling them from the Witch Hunters, campaigning for more magicker freedom, keeping my own Druidic heritage secret, and now searching for the missing master line, the Blackthornes, my life is full. Pity, I enjoy a good drama.

  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?

My dear, I already have superpowers, as you call them. I control the water. I love the sea, always have, and it listens to my every command. Hurricanes and typhoons? I can sail straight through them with no problems. I can create storms, too, to lash out at any enemy ship.

I wouldn’t want to be gouache, however, and am very discreet with my powers.

  • What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

Looking into my sister, Isadore’s, face when our parents were murdered and telling her I wouldn’t be there for her. That I was going to the Americas in a fruitless attempt to find a master magicker line that hasn’t been heard of in over 150 years.

However, the scariest sight I’ve ever seen is when I angered Isadore and her dearest friend, Raven. It was a day I’ll not soon forget and the day I learned that even the bravest of men can run for their lives. I was in my early teens, home from Eton. I have absolutely no idea what I did, but the two of them together, magicks all but sparking out of their fingertips, presented a sight I’ll not soon forget.

  • 🙂 If a powerful entity grants you one wish, what would your wish be?

To remove Sir John Corwin, Head Witch Hunter, from this earth. Not kill him, if it was that simple I’d do it today. No, I fear he’ll become a martyr for his cause if murdered, but I want him disgraced, embarrassed, plucked from this world as if he never existed.

However, my utterly selfish wish would be to speak with my parents once more, to hear my father’s boisterous laugh, to feel my mother’s energetic presence. And to apologize for not preventing their deaths. They died right in front of me at an innocuous picnic on our estate, and I was helpless to do anything to prevent it.

We are sorry to hear of your parent’s death, Lucien! But we hope that you would be successful in your quest…

Sex & Subterfuge by Isabel Roman
Book 2 of the Dark Desires of the Druids series

About Sex & Subterfuge:

A master magicker, Morgana Blackthorne has a tenuous hold on her following. When a strange Englishman arrives on her doorstep with news of other druidic magickers, and magicker problems, she’s intrigued but suspicious. There hasn’t been contact between the American and European druids in over a hundred years. Plus she has her own worries and doesn’t need the handsome earl adding to them.

Lucien, Earl of Granville, left England to seek out the Blackthorne Druid line and discover what they’ve been up to since contact was lost. Once he and Morgana meet, their mutual attraction distracts him from his puropse. Embroiled in her problems, he finds himself more concerned with her welfare than is practical for a passing affair.

When I invited you into my bed, it never occurred to me I wouldn’t want you to leave.

There are darker forces at work and the hunger of a weak magicker desperate for power. Will Lucien convince Morgana of his true feelings before things spiral out of control? Or will the surrounding subterfuge tear them apart?

Source: Info in the About Sex & Subterfuge was taken from the author’s website at on 21/06/2010.

Check out Isabel’s free Dark Desires of the Druids: Choose Your Own Adventure story!

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Giveaway: (CLOSED)
Part 1: Isabel will be giving away a Vice Versa beaded fashion purse, a summer shawl, and a box of Godiva chocolates to one randomly drawn commenter from the blog stops. To enter, leave a comment on the blog stops (listed below) — enter at every stop each day to earn more entries!

GoddesFishThis blog tour was courtesy of GoddessFish. The tour stops:
7/12/2010 Cherry Mischievous
7/13/2010 Alisha Paige
7/14/2010 You Gotta Read Reviews
7/15/2010 Tory Richards Romance With An Attitude
7/16/2010 The Romantic Journey
7/19/2010 Domistically Challenged Momma
7/20/2010 Fantasy Pages
7/21/2010 The Cozy Page
7/22/2010 Amber Scott Project
7/23/2010 Diary Of A Literary Goddess
7/26/2010 Bad Girl (And Bad Boy) Writer’s Block
7/27/2010 Simply Sexy Stories
8/4/2010 Kaily Hart, Writer
8/5/2010 Angela Kay Austin Romancing The Pen
8/6/2010 Authors By Authors

Part 2: Another lucky commenter will win a print copy of Sex & Subterfuge. This part of the giveaway is not part of the tour, but this is from me to my readers. I think this book is so sizzlingly good that I’ve pre-ordered it and I will buy another copy of the book and send it to a lucky commenter! So there will potentially be two winners here: one from the virtual book tour and one from me 🙂  This part of the giveaway is open to followers only, you have to be 18 or over to enter, open to international readers and ends on August 6. Winner will be notified by email, so please make sure that you leave a way to contact you or come back after August 6 to check if you’ve won.

*Disclaimer: Tour images were provided by GoddessFish. Book cover art was taken from the internet and is presumed to be in the public domain and is therefore under the Common License.

12/07/2010 Posted by | adult fantasy, character interview, contests, Dark Desires of the Druids series, erotica, interview, Isabel Roman | 17 Comments

MY AVENGING ANGEL + $15 AmazonGC Giveaway

At today’s blog tour stop, we have the pleasure of having the wonderful company of Michael the Archangel!!!

And I would like to apologize in advance if my questions sounded a bit generic! When I prepared the interview questions I did not know that Michael would descend upon us :), but Michael has cool answers:

• First of all… please tell us a little more about yourself.

    • I think enough has been written about me that most people know who the hell I am. I am the Archangel Michael and if Lucifer ever has the nerve to come crawling out of that cesspool known as Hell, I’m going to take out that back-stabbing son of a bitch.

• Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list?

    • Who has the time to read? I leave that kind of crap to my mate, Tory. Though I have to admit, I do enjoy the parts where the bad guys die. Especially when it’s a demon getting sliced and diced. It warms my soul.

• If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?

    • Sweetheart, I was the first superhero. Though that laser thing Superman does with his eyes is pretty damn cool. I’d love to be able to do that.

• What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

    • Falling in love. Christ, I sound like a pussy but there you go. I never thought anyone could bring me to my knees, especially one tiny woman, but Tory owns my soul.

• If you suddenly come to have $1M, what would you do?

    • If only money could solve my problems, I’d hire dozens of new warriors and wipe the demons from the face of the Earth. Unfortunately, the angel populace is shrinking, not growing. And humans are far too fragile; they have a tendency to die.

Thank you so much for being with us today Michael!!!!

Now here is the scoop about My Avenging Angel:

To save her life, he must break a covenant—and lose his heart.

An Angels and Demons story.

It’s Victoria Bloom’s twenty-fifth birthday. But is she out celebrating? Oh, no. She’s in a stuffy old attic with the Three Stooges—a.k.a. her so-called spirit guides. There’s a demon who wants her dead, the same one that killed her mother two decades ago. No worries, say the Stooges. All she has to do is summon an angel. What could go wrong?

Well, plenty when you summon the wrong angel. The next thing Tory knows, she’s got one very bad-ass, pissed-off and sexy Archangel on her hands.

Michael, mighty warrior, leader of an elite team of demon killers, is shaking in his heavenly combat boots. Not because he finds all humans distasteful. But because he’d rather face Lucifer himself than the woman his soul has just recognized as his mate. Binding himself to a mortal, one who will eventually die, is the one path he’s sworn never to follow.

It’s too late now; his fate is sealed. With one touch, she becomes as necessary to him as the air he breathes. He will move heaven and earth to protect her—but against a demon as powerful as Asmodeus, heaven and earth may not be enough…

Source: Info in the Now here is the scoop about My Avenging Angel was taken from the publisher’s website at on 11/06/2010.

Author Link: Madelyn Ford
Publisher Link: Samhain Publishing Ltd.
Blog Tour Link: Goddess Fish
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Samhain Publishing Ltd.

Madelyn will be giving away a $15 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter from the blog stops. To enter, leave a comment on the blog stops (listed below) — enter at every stop each day to earn more entries!

GoddesFishThis blog tour was courtesy of GoddessFish. The tour stops:
June 7 Book Junkie
June 8 Savage Hunter
June 9 Love Romance Passion
June 10 J.A. Saare
June 11 Travel The Ages
June 14 Cherry Mischievous
June 15 The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf
June 16 From The Shadows
June 17 You Gotta Read Reviews
June 18 Taste of Kiwi

*Disclaimer: Tour images (tour logo/banner at top and My Avenging Angel cover art tour image) were provided by GoddessFish. The angel image below the tour banner is from the internet and is assumed to be under the Common License.

14/06/2010 Posted by | angels, Angels and Demons series, book promotion, book tour, character interview, contests, demons, interview, Madelyn Ford | 16 Comments


Let me introduce Ryu, he is a “tall dark and handsome” character in the world of Tempest Rising, book one of the selkie series, by Nicole Peeler. Please help me welcome Ryu to Cherry Mischievous!!!!

First of all… please tell us a little more about yourself.
My name is Ryu, pronounced like kanga-roo. It’s a family name. And I like lots of things . . . nice cars, nice clothes, nice women . . . *winks at Cherry*

*Cherry blushes* Right…. now….. *clears throat* Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list?
I do read, and quite a bit. My favorite books are Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Lady Murasaki’s The Tale of Genji. *arches an eyebrow at Cherry*

Wow, that sounds impressive, even though I have no clue as to what those books are. Still sound impressive. So, who are some of your favourite authors?
I like to read those great men of history who know how to treat a lady . . .*sips from his Tom Collins . . . at Cherry*

Whew *Cherry fans self*, is it hot in here or what? Anyway, please tell us, what is your strangest habit?
I stay up late at night thinking of how best to pleasure women . . . it’s a little ridiculous. I mean, how many orgasms can you give a single female? Anything more than five and they start to dehydrate. *sucks on then eats the cherry from his Tom Collins*

Where was I? Ah, yes… if you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?
I’d vibrate. *ties up the cherry stem with his tongue and shows it to Cherry*

Vibb-rate, right.. *Cherry stutters* If, if, you were to fall in love who would be your ideal mate?
Um . . . there is somebody. But I’m not sure she feels the same . . . Next question.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Waxing. It gets rather . . . involved. When you’re a man. Next!

If you suddenly come to have $1M, what would you do?
Hmm . . . I’ve always wanted one of those circular beds that spin. And to help feed the children, of course. Thanks for your interest, my dear. *kisses Cherry’s palm*

Thank you for being with us today, Ryu! It has been an absolute pleasure!!

*Ryu bows with that sinful smile of his and exits the studio*

Above picture of Ryu is only a fan’s rendition (or something like that) and is taken from the internet.

My very first foray into the interviewing territory and I get all flustered!! *groan*


Want to read more about Ryu? Curious? Try your chance for a free copy of Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler.

WARNING: Curiosity killed the cat!

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About Tempest Rising:

In the tiny village of Rockabill, Maine, Jane True—26-year-old bookstore clerk and secret night swimmer—has no idea that her absent mother’s legacy is entry into a world populated by the origins of human myths and legends. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: vampires are not quite what we think; dogs sometimes surprise us; and whatever you do, never—ever—rub the genie’s lamp. For Jane, everything kicks off when she comes across a murder victim during her nightly clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean. This grisly discovery leads to the revelation of why she has such freakish abilities in the water: her mother was a Selkie and Jane is only half human. With this knowledge, Jane soon finds herself mingling with supernatural creatures alternately terrifying, beautiful, and deadly—all adjectives that quite handily describe her new friend Ryu. When Ryu is sent to Rockabill to investigate the murder, he and Jane fall hard for each other even as they plummet into a world of intrigue threatening to engulf both supernatural and human societies. For someone is killing half-humans like Jane. The question is, are the murders the work of one rogue individual or part of a greater plot to purge the world of Halflings.


Source: Info in the About Tempest Rising was taken from the author’s website at on 02/11/09.


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24/11/2009 Posted by | character interview, contests, fantasy, interview, Jane True series, Nicole Peeler, shape shifter | 20 Comments