We sent out some feelers this fall asking some of our favorite authors to allow characters from their books to interview... other characters from their books! YA Author Heather Burch was the first author to accept our challenge, but I'm happy to report that there has been a fairly enthusiastic response to this idea and there are more character/character interviews to come!
a new feature from Edgy Inspirational Romance
Today's guests come to us from Heather Burch's Halflings series:
These boys are 1/2 angel, 1/2 human, & all trouble.
book 2 in the Halfling series,
released October 9th!
I've read it. I loved it.
I can't wait for the next one!
Mace, Raven, & Vine
HOW TO WIN A GIRL'S HEART
Zero: (introducing self) So, the first thing you need to know about me is … I AM NOT INTO THIS! I lost a bet, okay? I’m going to do this interview thing, but I don’t like it. Don’t expect me to be cute or witty. Don’t expect to walk away from this with some sick, demented idea that I’m really a romantic at heart, because I’m not.
Mace: Come on Zero. You know you have it bad for Vegan.
Zero: Uh, let’s just think about the logic of that statement. I have it (what?) bad for Vegan. Bad. Do you see the problem, here? If love was so great would we be saying ‘You’ve got it bad?’ I don’t think so.
Raven: It’s a good kind of misery.
Zero: Oh. Well, that makes perfect sense doesn’t it?
Raven: Lost a bet, huh?
Zero: Yeah, Vegan said she could break the code on Omega Corporation’s newest file I obtained faster than me.
Mace: And she did it?
Zero: I’m not really sure how, but I think I might have been sucked into some kind of time warp.
Raven: Dude. You lost. Deal with it.
Zero: Can we move on? Answer the question.
Mace: What question?
Raven: Sorry, Zero. But you need to tell us the question before we can answer it.
Zero: You. Already. Know. The. Question.
Raven: I just think we need to hear you say it. You know, so we’re clear. What do you think, Mace?
Zero: Fine. How do you win a girl’s heart?
Mace: See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? Oh, hey Vine.
Vine: What’s going on?
Raven: You tell him, Zero.
Mace: Zero is asking us how to win a girl’s heart.
Vine: That’s easy. Candy. Lots and lots of candy.
Zero: Okay, all of you need to shut up. This is why I prefer electronics. They don’t have opinions. Mace, you’re the one with leadership skill set and Raven you’re the loner. So, do the two of you agree on what it takes to win a girl’s heart?
Mace: I doubt Raven and I will agree on anything. In my opinion, girls want someone who is interested in what they’re interested in. Someone who they can talk to about the things they care about.
Raven: Blah, blah, blah. I didn’t think you could sound any sappier, but you’ve hit a new low. Girls don’t care about that stuff. They want adventure. Someone who can show them places they’ve never seen and try stuff they’ve never done. Someone who isn’t afraid of danger.
Zero: So that’s it? That’s all you two have for me?
Vine: I don’t think that’s it. I mean, maybe some girls care about those things, but don’t they really want more? Think about it, humans weren’t created to be alone, so until you find your match, you’re sort of only half existing, right? If half of my heart was gone, I guess I’d experience things only halfway. But if I found that piece of my heart, wouldn’t it make everything more alive, more vivid. More complete? I guess what I’m saying is, I think the way to a girl’s heart is finding the girl you complete. And never letting her go.
Zero: Okay. Vine wasn’t even invited to this interview and his answer killed both of yours.
Mace: Way to go, Vine. Zero, why do you think Vegan wanted you to do this?
Zero: To torture me.
Mace: Has it occurred to you that maybe you complete her?
Zero: That’s all the time we have today. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and if you ever want to see another interview given by me, don’t hold your breath. If you’re looking for adventure, go Team Raven. If you’re looking for conversation, Team Mace. If you want to be complete, Team Vine. And if all you really want is to be left alone with your humming PC and your silence, Team Zero.
|Book 1 MY REVIEW|
Special thanks to Heather Burch for gathering her 1/2-angel boys together so they could grill each other on luhuuuuv for our entertainment.
Guardian, book 2 in the Halflings series, is available now wherever awesome books with cute angel boys, mysteriously determined girls, and lots of action are sold.
A big shout out to Rel of Relz Reviewz whose Character Spotlights inspired Joy and I to do a mash-up of her original, awesome concept.
Image credit (sign): <a href='http://www.123rf.com/photo_6628783_a-road-sign-with-question-marks-and-arrows-pointing-left-and-right.html'>iqoncept / 123RF Stock Photo</a>