Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hot Angels & Cold Demons Blog-hop Continues

From writings scratched on papyrus, manuscripts of cloistered guys with ink and quill, to famous authors like those on this tour, humans have been fascinated with polar opposites. Yin &Yang. Good & Evil. Dark & Light.


Sparkling creatures of goodwill and decency would be taken for granted and become seriously boring without evil to contrast with. Monsters filled with twisted desires who concentrate on self-centered survivalism would be mundane without anything better to compare them to.
Thankfully in this awesome era, more and more authors are messing with the grey areas.
Just because the angel emits white light when being killed, doesn’t mean the angel isn’t a dick.

The conflicted demon who’s portrayed as stunningly beautiful, despite the horns and tail, makes for one sexy read.
I wrote a series based on a concept where white is evil and black is good. With twisted physics to back this up, there were so many options for humor and subtle sarcasm when a bar of white soap sends fear rocketing through the hearts of superbeings.
Because my angel and demon story is in the submission process, I decided to pimp book one in my color series which introduces a hot character who’s seriously pissed when everyone who meets him cries that he’s a demon, even when his burning eyes are hidden behind shades.


Despite Damon’s reluctance to sit around and chatter, he agreed to a character interview:

What’s your name and are you happy to be here?

My name’s been Demon, Freak, Red, Monster, and nine more too mean to say to anyone I’m not knocking unconscious. I answer to Damon. No, I’m not happy to be here.
How did you first meet your writer, Damon?
I have a writer? Where? I’m trapped in a man’s body without a clue. I’d like to strangle her.
Did you ever think your life would end up in a book?
I don’t belong in a book or on this Earth. I don’t understand how to go fast enough to find my home.
What are your favorite scenes: action, dialog, romance?
Forget action. Jaylynn ruins the fun. She has a problem with dead people. It’s not easy. Everyone’s fragile, very slow, afraid. Makes me want to kill them.
I don’t like excessive dialog. Finally, Jaylynn played language tapes. I learned 988, 966 words. I use them sparingly, but she understands me better.
Romance? That’s love. My favorite is when Jaylynn rubs my hurting head under a pine tree. Says to imagine where I should be. I want to be there. With her.
What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Shower. Feels right. Helps bullet wounds. Or holding Jaylynn under a red blanket, my hand over her mouth so she can’t yell about what I did wrong.
Are you currently engaged in a relationship?
Not sure. I’m between one and three days old in book one and Jaylynn, she’s a woman I forced to teach words, water, fire, things of great value, takes forever to explain one word. Attraction. She’s frightened of how I’ll react.
Are you happy with the genre you’re in?
Yes. If romance means Jaylynn isn’t afraid of my demon eyes. If science means I can return to where ever I came from. If suspense means I can…talk to police and confiscate all weapons.
If you could rewrite anything, what would it be?
Don’t know. The story isnt over. There’s four books.
Do you like the way the book one ends?
No. I should be driving to this place where answers are. Jaylynn and Caream yell I’ll break the car. It’s difficult not to break them.
Would you be interested in a sequel?
Try to listen. There’s four books before I find out why this has happened to me.
Do you believe you are suitable portrayed in electronic books or would you rather be in paperback?
Electronic. I belong in a world moving at lightspeed. But paper is easier to hold. Metal problems like computers, cellphones, steering wheels break in my hands.
Did you have any input into the book cover design?
No. Or it’d be my face instead of an ugly blue man.
What’s the lamest characteristic your writer has attributed to you?
I’m the strongest on Earth. She also gave me tremendous hearing. Hurts my head. I know when words ring false. But the lamest thing, I don’t understand nuance. Jaylynn yells I’m like an impatient caveman, which isn’t fair. I’m not a cave, not a man, and I wait two, three long seconds before I break a liar’s jaw.
If you could give yourself a superpower, what would you choose?
My writer says I have superman sydrome already, and not to give me more ideas. Thanks for talking with me. Bye.

A big thank you to all the authors who participated in this demon and angel get together. Make sure you check everyone out, and comment for a chance to win some fun and fascinating reads.

Jay Di Meo http://jaydimeo.wordpress.com/
Ellis Carrington http://elliscarrington.wordpress.com/
Daniel Christian Juris http://dcjuris.blogspot.com/
JK Coi http://www.jkcoi.blogspot.com/
Kiki Howell http://authorsbyauthors.blogspot.com/
Michael Mandrake http://tabooindeed.blogspot.com/
Angel Martinez http://www.freewebs.com/angelwrites
Marie Dees http://mariedees.com/   
Sara York http://sarayork.blogspot.com/
Barbara Elsborg http://www.barbaraelsborg.blogspot.com/
Hayley B. James http://www.hayleybjames.com/
Ryssa Edwards http://www.ryssaedwards.net/blog
Andi Anderson http://andiandersonauthor.blogspot.com/
Kiernan Kelly http://kiernan-kelly.blogspot.com/
Tour Wrap Up Jay Di Meo, Misty Malone, & Marie Dees http://jaydimeo.wordpress.com/

                         Fantastic News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
11-13-2011 is a much anticipated birthday. Look what just released from Jay Di Meo:

Buy Link

Smile. After you've clicked on a fantastic author's latest, Idriel's Sin, check out these links. Like and a review down the road if you buy would be sweet.
Splintered-Energy
The R Word
House of Seven...coming soon!

7 comments:

Barbara Elsborg said...

Great post, Arlene. Your lovely humour shines through. Poor misunderstood Damon - you've been very cruel to him - I hope he forgives you! And that fact that many think he's a demon, makes him perfect for this blog hop! The lesson - just because someone is red and powerful doesn't mean they're bad!

booklover0226 said...

Loved the character interview and I'm hooked, already.

I can't wait o read this series.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Michael said...

Great blog Arlene. I loved the interview too!

Michael Mandrake

Jay Di Meo said...

Arlene, I love your twist on the demon myth with Damon with the demon eyes. :) That's a great book! And I can't wait to read your angel story as well.
Thank you also for mentioning the release of Idriel's Sin - that's so sweet of you! :)

Kiernan_Kelly said...

I absolutely adore the concept of white=evil, black=good! The slivers of white soap bit cracked me up. :)

Fred said...

Any truth to the rumor Damon broke someone's arm during the interview? Or are you still denying that? The people have a right to know.

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Wow. Damon sounds so intriguing and now I have a new series to explore and get to know him & Jaylynn. This sounds so good...*S*
Thank you for being a part of the Blog tour, and I;m especially adding the series to my must have list...*S*

Darcy
pommawolf @hotmail.com