Friday, September 25, 2009

Calling all authors! We want to meet your favorite male character.

Have you written a hero you love? Has a sidekick jumped off the page and become your hero in another story? Have you fallen for this character and wish you could meet him in real life?

We want to know about him! We want to meet him.

This is a great opportunity for you tell show us the kind of characters that you create and a little about your book.

Put on your hero's hat and come be interviewed. Let us ask your favorite male character some questions.

Are you ready? Here are the questions:


1. What is the name of the book where we would meet you? What genre is it?

2. Who wrote the book?

3. What do you think of the author? You can tell us the truth.

4. Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe your appearance? More than cute or drop dead gorgeous, give us enough detail to get a clear idea of how you look.

5. What character are you in the book? Are you the hero, the best friend, the sidekick, or someone else?

6. Is there a specific reason why you are in the story? Don't give us any story spoilers, but share some teasers if you want.

7. What time period do you live in?

8. Where are you from?

9. Do you live in the same place now?

10. Tell us about your hometown and your current home.

11. Tell us how your hometown or your current home affects you, the things you do and how you feel about life?

12. What is your job? Do you like it?

13. How does your job affect your love life?

14. What special skills or abilities do you have?

15. How do those affect your part in the story?

16. Are you happy with the story?

17. Do you have some ideas that the author should consider about the story? You can share them with us. We're all friends here.

18. Tell us about your past. Can you share one good experience and/or one bad experience? I know that bad experience can be tough, but it would tell us more about what you have been through.

19. Who is the most important person in your life? Tell us about him/her.

20. Is that person in the story we are talking about?

21. What do you see in your future?

22. Do you think your author is going to write another story about you? Or, are you part of a series?

23. Do you like being a character in a book? Why?

24. If someone ever decides to make a movie based on your story, who should play you in the movie and why?

6 comments:

Lisa Olech September 25, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

1. "WITHIN A CAPTAIN'S HEART." ACTUALLY, THAT IS THE LAST BOOK OF A TRILOGY, AND YOU MEET ME AS A CHILD IN "WITHIN
A CAPTAIN'S POWER". THE GENRE IS HISTORICAL ROMANCE.
2. MY FAVORITE AUTHOR...OR AT LEAST SHE WAS UNTIL SHE KILLED ME.
3. IN TRUTH, SHE PULLED OUT A SIDE OF ME I DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED. SHE SAVED ME FROM STARVATION, GAVE ME A 'FAMILY' AND LET ME LOVE SAMANTHA EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. AND AFTER SHE KILLED ME SHE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO WRITE ME AN APOLOGY.
4. I'M A PIRATE. I HAVE DARK HAIR THAT OVER THE YEARS HAS FORMED THICK HANKS (DREDS). I WEAR NO BEARD BUT THE RAZOR AND I SELDOM MEET REGULARLY. HAVING NO LOOKING GLASS, I CAN'T TELL YOU THE COLOR OF MY EYES, BUT THEY SEE ALL. YEARS OF SUN, HARD WORK AND BATTLES HAVE TANNED AND CARVED MY BODY. I AM TALLER THAN MOST.
5. THEY CALL ME 'BUMP' BUT MY GIVEN NAME IS WILLIAM. I HAVE NO SIR NAME THAT I CAN REMEMBER. I AM THE FIRST MATE ON THE SHIP THE SCARLET NIGHT.
6. I DISCOVER THE SECRET.
7. GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY (END OF THE 17TH BEGINNING QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY)
8. I WAS FOUND ON THE ISLAND OF NEW PROVIDENCE.
9. NO, ALAS I'M DEAD, AND MY BODY WAS COMMITTED TO THE SEA.
10. MY HOME HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SCARLET NIGHT. I CAME ABOARD WHEN I WAS A SMALL CHILD.
11. CERTAINLY GROWING UP AMONG PIRATES MADE ME THE MAN I AM, BUT WHAT YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IS THE CODE WE LIVE BY. THERE IS AN HONOR AND PRIDE AMONG THIEVES. WE LIVE BY HARD AND FAST RULES AND ARE A TRAINED, DISCIPLINED LOT.
12. FIRST MATE. I WOULD SAY I LIKE IT. MY CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST THERE BE.
13. HA! I HAVE ONLY KNOWN TWO WOMAN TO HAVE GRACED OR CURSED THE DECKS OF THE SCARLET NIGHT. DOES THAT TELL YOU ANYTHING?
14. I AM A FIERCE FIGHTER. AND I'VE LEARNED TO SPEAK WITH MY HANDS AS MY EARS AND MOUTH ARE OF NO USE.
15. GREATLY
16. I GET TO FALL IN LOVE. I AM HAPPY WITH THAT.
17. HA! SHE COULD LET ME LIVE! SHE COULD LET ME RELIEVE THE ACHE IN MY LOINS.....AH, TO HAVE BUT ONE NIGHT WITH SAMANTHA...
18. I REMEMBER THE DAY TUPPER CAME ABOARD. I WAS VERY YOUNG AND SCARED AND A SIMPLE GESTURE OF KINDNESS BONDED US FOR LIFE. I ALSO REMEMBER THE DAY AN EIGHT POUND BALL CUT CAPTAIN GAVIN QUINN NEARLY IN TWO....THAT WAS A VERY BAD DAY.
19. CAPTAIN ALICE 'TUPPER' QUINN. SHE'S MY CAPTAIN, MY FRIEND, MY TEACHER, MY MUM.
20. YES
21. DID I MENTION I WAS KILLED?
22. I'M IN TWO BOOKS NOW....BUT THAT WHOLE 'KILLED' THING HAS PUT A CRIMP IN ANY FUTURE STORIES.
23. YES. I CAN ONLY SPEAK WITH MY HANDS. AND EVEN AT THAT IT IS FRUSTRATING TO COMMUNICATE ALL THAT I AM THINKING AND FEELING. LISA (THE AUTHOR) BRINGS MY THOUGHTS TO WORD. SHE IS ABLE TO REACH INTO MY MIND AND INTO MY HEART AND INTO MY VERY SOUL AND BRING IT FORTH TO THE PAGE. SHE HAS WRITTEN MY ENTIRE EXISTANCE ONTO THE PAGES, AND WITH THAT I SHALL NEVER TRULY DIE.
24. I DON'T KNOW THE ACTOR'S NAME, BUT LISA TELLS ME HE USED TO PLAY A CHARACTER NAMED 'NOAH' ON SOMETHING CALLED A SOAP OPERA MANY YEARS AGO.

((THANKS DENISE....THAT WAS FUN. *SNIFF* I'M STILL SORRY I KILLED YOU, BUMP.))

Anonymous September 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

1) You can meet me in a romance titled: A Lesson In Love
2) The author is Gina Leuci
3) Gina is one of those good girls with a wild side she lets out occassionally.
4) Growing up I was tall and gangly and came into my own around the time I got to college. The ladies seem to like my thick dark hair and hazel eyes. I'm tall and I stay fit by playing raquet ball.
5) I am the hero is this book.
6) See number 5
7) My story takes place in 2009
8) I grew up in a small town in Vermont.
9) The story takes place in Southern New Hampshire. The heroine lives in a fictional town of Rocky Point, but the author has interwoven that with actual towns in NH, such as Manchester, where I work.
10) Growing up in Vermont, I knew all the kids in my town and in my school. Going to college in Chicago was a big deal for a bookworm. But I met some great friends and my first wife.
11) I lived on a farm so I guess I learned about working hard. My parents divorced and my mother remarried, more than once. She wanted the lifestyle my dad couldn't provide. I resented that for a while and have never been too concerned about "things" but value family more.
12) I am a college English professor.
13) In the story my job affects my love life in a big way because I fall in love with one of my students and know I can not be with her, so I am forced to step back while she dates another student.
14) Special skill? I'm just a regular guy. Although I do teach a communications class and my favorite part to teach is about non-verbal communication. What a person doesn't say, but their body does, fascintates me.
15)Because I am observant of other's body language, I notice how Maddie pulls away through the story and I struggle with maintaining a professionalism with her as my student, despite our mutual attraction.
16) Yes, I think the author, Gina, did a wonderful job showing even good people who like to follow the rules can be put into situations where the rules are a problem.
18) One of the toughest experiences I went through was the death of my first wife by a drunk driver.
19) My pride and joy is my daughter. We went through a lot after her mother died but now have a great relationship and she has been wonderul in accepting Maddie into our family. I am very proud of her for being open about me dating again. And then there is Maddie who is beautiful, kind, and warm-hearted. She accepted my daughter freely and put herself in harm's way to protect us.
20) Maddie is the heroine in the story.
21) I plan on marrying Maddie and giving my daughter a sibling or two to spoil.
22) I may show up occassionally, but Maddie's best friends, Kelly and Jules, will have their stories and Maddie will show up in their stories. Also, I was very impressed with Maddie's brother Matthew. I look forward to spending more time with him and getting to know my future brother-in-law better.
23) I'm a bit embarrassed about being a character in a book. I'm just a regular guy who found love when and where I shouldn't have.
24) A movie on me? Still don't see why. Gina says that she used a picture of Lucky Vanous (the diet coke guy) as a basic model, but as for an actor, she's not sure. Gina wouldn't want anyone who comes across as having a big ego. I'd have to agree with that one.


Great topic, Denise. Lot's of fun. Thank you.


Gina Leuci
www.ginaleuci.com

Authors Promoting Authors September 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

Great post/idea!
I'll pass this one around.

Gloria Oliver September 26, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

1. What is the name of the book where we would meet you? What genre is it?

The name of the book is Vassal of El. It is a Fantasy/YA Fantasy.

2. Who wrote the book?

Gloria Oliver.

3. What do you think of the author? You can tell us the truth.

She's a typical Lander. Wouldn't be satisfied until my story was told. Not that I necessarily wanted it to be told. But she would not be stopped. Reminds me of my friend Sal. Another stubborn Lander who thinks he knows what's best.

4. Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe your appearance? More than cute or drop dead gorgeous, give us enough detail to get a clear idea of how you look.

What do my looks have to do with anything? All right, all right. I'm in my mid twenties. I have light blue eyes, or so I'm told, with almost white blond hair. It's been said I am somewhat comely when not frowning. Looks are not important to me.

5. What character are you in the book? Are you the hero, the best friend, the sidekick, or someone else?

I suppose one might say I am the hero. Not that I had much choice in the matter. El saw to that. Though by the end of things, I'm grateful for that.

6. Is there a specific reason why you are in the story? Don't give us any story spoilers, but share some teasers if you want.

I was parted from my people as a child. Though I could have gone back once I recuperated from my wounds, I decided not to. I no longer belonged. So I made of myself what I could amongst the Landers, trying my best to forget. But when Larana came into my life, I was soon left with little choice but to face the past again.

7. What time period do you live in?

I live in the time of the Chosen and the Landers. The author tells me in what is considered here medieval like times, with gods and magic at the edges.

8. Where are you from?

I was born a Chosen, and come from one of the floating islands. But I was raised a Lander. As a mercenary I do not belong to a specific place.

9. Do you live in the same place now?

I've returned to my people, if that's what you're asking. As the floating islands of the Chosen travel the world, I am still moving, in a manner of speaking.

10. Tell us about your hometown and your current home.

My adoptive parents were farmers. They had a simple dwelling in the plains. Growing and making most of what was needed. My real home, to which I've now returned, floats in the sky. Our homes are open, with marble columns, curtains separating rooms on the outside, walls on the inside area, with an open garden/temple in the center for worship.

Part 1...

Gloria Oliver September 26, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

part 2

11. Tell us how your hometown or your current home affects you, the things you do and how you feel about life?

You do ask difficult questions... I left my adoptive parents to make my way in the world. The two Landers who showed me such kindness have since passed. Going back to my original home was...difficult. The memories of the young boy who no longer existed hard to reconcile with. But with the help of friends, I am slowly adjusting. And with El's love, and mercy, I will be whole again.

12. What is your job? Do you like it?

I chose to be a mercenary for a profession. This kept me traveling. Seeing new places and people, keeping me from permanent attachments. Sal and the tavern I helped fund with him are as close to a base as I've ever come, and I only visit rarely. Something which my friend is not all that happy about.

13. How does your job affect your love life?

I...do not believe in entanglements with Landers. Yes, a man has needs and I have indulged on occasion, having little choice, but have never looked for permanent arrangements.

14. What special skills or abilities do you have?

I am capable with daggers and short sword. I'd also like to think my mind is sharp, though Sal might disagree.

15. How do those affect your part in the story?

They don't. But there was a skill I once possessed of which I was not capable of once the butchers were done with their ambush when I was a youth.

16. Are you happy with the story?

I suppose. Many things were revealed. I understand why things occurred as they did. And that El did not abandon me. And I regained something I thought forever lost...

17. Do you have some ideas that the author should consider about the story? You can share them with us. We're all friends here.

If you mean dragging out my pain for all to view, I could have done without that. Yet, I must admit, something might be learned from my experiences, so I will forgive her...eventually...

18. Tell us about your past. Can you share one good experience and/or one bad experience? I know that bad experience can be tough, but it would tell us more about what you have been through.

I saw my father and those with him die. His killers maimed me for being a Chosen and left me in a pit with the bodies of the others to die. I've tried my best to forget all about it.

19. Who is the most important person in your life? Tell us about him/her.

Until recently, it would have been my friend Sal. Landers are not as bad as some would have you think, and he's helped me many times. But do not tell him I said this, I will deny it! During the time of the book, a young girl named Larana came to mean much. I thought her a Lander as well, but she turned out to be much more than that...

20. Is that person in the story we are talking about?

Yes. It is because of our meeting that things unfold as they do.

21. What do you see in your future?

Joy. At least, the possibility of it. Many things I thought were lies are not. It's taking some getting use to. And I have friends now, more than before. Letting them in is not easy. I have much to unlearn.

22. Do you think your author is going to write another story about you? Or, are you part of a series?

I do not think so. My story has been told.

23. Do you like being a character in a book? Why?

I had a choice? El says he gives us choice, but sometimes, I do not feel there's much of one. I suppose it is something I will endure.

24. If someone ever decides to make a movie based on your story, who should play you in the movie and why?

*laugh* Well, the author is now jumping up and down screaming whom I should say. She's explained about this "movie" business, something we do not have here. She would deign to have Jensen Ackles portray me. I suppose he would do.

And Gloria is now also insisting I tell you about her website so you may read more about me - www.gloriaoliver.com

Landers...

Denise Verrico October 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

1. The book is Cara Mia, Book One of the Immortyl Revolution, it is Urban Fantasy.
2.The author is Denise Verrico
3.She tells me I had a story that just begged to be told. I'm usually a man of few words.
4.My name is Kurt Eisen. If you're expecting a big, strapping alpha male you're in for a big disappointment. I'm rather a small fellow, about five six and under a hundred and forty pounds. For what it's worth, I'm told I'm quite beautiful. My looks have been described as angelic or ethereal. I'm blond and have quite large, deep blue eyes. Mia says I look like Micheangelo's David.
5.You could say I'm the heroine's soulmate. Although, being what I am, some would beg to differ that we have souls at all.
6.I bring back something the heroine has lost and desperately wants to regain.
7. I was born in 1923, but the book is set in 2000.
8.I was born and raised in Munich. I don't like to discuss the details of my past. It is far too painful for me.
9. I no longer live there.
10.At the time of this story I live in Norway.
11.My birthplace has too many bad memories for me, but it has contributed to the person I am today. Munich in the late thirties and forties wasn't a good time for my people.
12.I am technically a slave to an Immortyl (vampire) elder, but I wield unprecedented power for one of my station and act as steward over his business empire. I like it, but it doesn't leave much time for my music or social life.
13.Well, since my master is also my lover, in that respect they go hand in hand, but it keeps me from Mia, who is also my lover. We live so far apart and I only see her when my master can spare me.
14.I was a concert pianist at age six. I'm a demon of a chess player and I'm told I'm a genius.
15.The genius part is crucial. Mia loves my music.
16.Well, both the author and Mia do tend to rhapsodize over other men, but yes, I think it breaks some new ground for vampires.
17.I'm not as perfect as she seems to think. I have many flaws which I trust she will reveal in later books.
18.My worst experience was learning my family all perished in the Holocaust and my imprisonment in Dachau. The best was finally winning Mia's love.
19.Mia is the only sunshine in my life. She's sexy, passionate, opinionated, bull-headed and one hell of a sharpshooter.
20.She is the story.
21.I see a world where Mia and I can walk hand-in-hand in the sun.
22.Oh, she already has and she has given me an awful lot of responsibility in the series.
23.At first, I didn't like my secrets to be revealed, but I see now why the author believes my story is important.
24.I suppose Elijah Wood could do me justice. He's the right type and a very sensitive, talented actor.
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