Friday, May 8, 2015

Character Interview with Cera / This World Bites by Loni Townsend

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In case you're interested, I am at three blogs today for my tour:

Kelly Hashway - Interview with a Ghost
Marlow Kelly - Ghost of Death Scene Spotlight
And yesterday I was at Christine Rains' blog with 7 Signs You're a Ghost.

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Today I am accompanied by one of my favorite heroines, Cera from This World Bites by Loni Townsend. I asked her a few questions about herself and her story. She’s witty, feisty, and fun. Let’s begin!


Hi, Cera! What is This World Bites about?

It’s my first day on a new world and I’ve already found trouble. Michael, my guardian, has been bitten by a zombie and will soon join the undead ranks.

Everyone tells me there’s no cure, but I’m not one to be deterred. I’ll face off with zombie hordes, demon slavers, and black market informants if it means I’ll find a cure for Michael. But I’m not the only one hunting for something.

Something is hunting me.

Title: This Word Bites
Author: Loni Townsend
Series: Cera Chronicles (Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: 80 pages/eBook
Publisher: Stoneword Press
Release Date: January 19, 2015


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1. First, who would play you in a movie?

Movie? I think Michael has mentioned those before. That’s the visual illusion of people appearing on a big wall thingy, right? He said something about it being filmy or something. I wasn’t paying attention. He didn’t think the movie would be able to help my dad, so I ignored it. But what’s this play part you’re talking about? Am I supposed to be an instrument?

2. Lets discuss movies another time. What is your job?

That depends on the world, really. Since I’m the one who has to earn money for my group, I’ll take any job I can get, short of prostitution. I’d really have to like the guy…or girl…in order to sleep with them. I’m an excellent cook—I was trained by the best—so kitchen work is pretty safe. My elemental strength also makes manual labor a good choice. But hey, if you just want to pay me to have the joy of my company, I would totally be fine by that.

3. Okay, so what do you do for fun?

*looks at Chrys* What are you doing tonight? *bats eyelashes*

4. *takes a step back* What is your biggest pet peeve?      

People calling me darling. Do not call me darling. I will not be held responsible if I break your jaw afterward, if you do.

5. Good thing I wasn’t going to call you darling. I met Duke, your love interest in this story a few minutes ago. For the people who don’t know...How did you meet Duke?

He was our waiter at the restaurant we stopped at. He also the only one who didn’t run away scared when we announced Michael had been bitten by a zombie.

6. What was your first impression of him?

He was sexy, I was looking for a job, and we just hit it off from there. Plus he knew someone who might be able to help Michael. How could I turn him down?

7. You couldn’t, but what kind of trouble do the two of you get into?

Oh, you know. I got drunk,  killed a few slavers, and then we went back to his place. I left him there because Michael had started eating people. I’ve got my priorities, you know. Plus I couldn’t find a pulse after I hit him with that frying pan…

9. YIKES! What moment of This World Bites was your favorite?

I loved the glowing sparks popping from the electrical cable I was holding onto. They were so pretty. Too bad I was dangling 15 stories from the ground. It didn’t give me much time to appreciate them.

10. That’s too bad. Is there anything you did in This World Bites that you would change if you could?

I’d totally get a second drink before the slavers crashed my date.


Hyper Round:

Food: Yes please!

Drink: Those foofoo drinks are pretty good.

Movie: If I watch one, I’ll tell you

Band: My mom has a wooden wedding band that my dad made. Is that what you’re talking about?

Book: Books are still hand-scribed back on my home world, but I had a history tome called the Thanmir War that my guardian gave me. I read that front to back a few times.

Color: Red, the same shade as my hair, please.



BIO:

Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.

People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don't let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That's part of being a ninja—blending in.

She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever—yet often thwarted—husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.

Find her on her blog or social media.


Author Links:


Thank you, Loni, for letting me talk to your character. And thank you Cera for giving an entertaining interview. I hope to chat with both of you again soon. J

Please leave a comment for Cera and Loni!


69 comments:

  1. Great intereview Chrys, Most enjoyable to read.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed Cera's interview, but the credit goes to Loni. :)

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  2. What a fun interview with Cera. I learned a lot about her and the book. I liked her answers to questions that confused her- like favorite band and character who would play you in a movie. Those were really telling. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, DMS! I always thought those were clever answers. :)

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    2. Glad you enjoyed the interview! Cera loves finding new stuff on other worlds, even though hardly anything surprises her anymore. :)

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  3. Good thing darling isn't apart of my vocabulary lol wouldn't want a broken jaw. Fun interview

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    1. And Cera's a tough cookie with elemental super strength too. :)

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  4. "my mom has a wooden wedding band.." HAHA...love character interviews! :)

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  5. Thanks for hosting me and Cera, Chrys! Sorry about her coming onto you like she did. You've got one of those pretty faces and fun personalities that she loves.

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    1. LOL! That's okay. She's a real hoot. Out of all the characters out there, I don't mind that she came onto me. ;)

      You're welcome!

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  6. Hit him with a frying pan - funny!

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  7. Super interview, ladies!

    I don't think I've EVER read a book about zombies, because I never thought it was my "thing." But I love the cover of this book, its blurb, and the quirky sense of humor of the author. I may just to expand my horizons and take a bite outta this book. Sounds like fun!

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    1. This was the first story I read with zombies in it and I LOVED IT! It's so much more than a zombie story.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by! And to tell the truth, I haven't read many zombie stories either...

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  8. Congratulations on being on so many blogs with your book. I already read the one on Medeia's site. Well done.

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  9. LOL Loved the interview, ladies! This sounds like a big ball of awesome for fantasy fans like me. (Zombies, demons–throw in a dragon and I'll have it all!)

    And you're everywhere today, Chrys. :-)

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    1. It is a ball of awesome! :D

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    2. No dragons in this one, but Cera's bound to run into one sometime...

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  10. Wow, Cera sounds pretty interesting (a little scary too) and lots of fun! Nice to meet you Loni. I see your face here in the comments all the time so it's great to learn more about you. Congrats on your book! It sounds like a fun read!!

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    1. She's not really scary, just super tough. :)

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    2. Thanks Lisa! Nice to meet you too.

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  11. I hate being called Darling too Cera.

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    1. She doesn't mind most pet names, but refuses to be called that one. :)

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  12. The interview is too funny and quite the character. It seems more "fleshed" out if I can think Zombie like

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  13. I love that cover! Loved the interview.

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  14. Loni sounds like quite the character.

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  15. That was a cute interview; I will definitely not call Cera "darling."

    betty

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    1. I think we all have been warned. haha

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  16. Interesting interview! I especially like the part about how the love interest was her waiter; it made me think about how restaurant owners often hire good-looking servers for the same reason that bars and cafes often hire attractive employees. :)

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    1. Duke is one-of-a-kind and swoon worthy too. ;)

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  17. Wouldn't want to meet Cera in a dark alley. Unless I was being attacked. I have a feeling she might help...

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    1. She would help and kick a lot of ass too. ;)

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  18. Oh my - these answers cracked me up. Number nine almost made me choke on my water!!! So funny.

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    1. *slaps your back* Breathe, Dixie! :P

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  19. You've been busy, Chrys!

    *concentrates very hard on not calling anyone darling* Interesting interview. I think I'd consider not being worried by zombie bites a reason to leave quickly, not one to get better acquainted ... I'm not much good at bashing people with frying pans though.

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    1. Yes, I have. *takes a nap*

      If the person were a zombie, then I'd feel much better about bashing their heads with frying pans.

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  20. Great interview! This book sounds entertaining, not to mention action-packed!

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  21. Awesome interview with the character - sounds like a fab book! I like the whole twist on zombies on a different planet.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kimberly!

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  22. What an enjoyable interview! The book is sure to be engaging with a character like Cera. Aliens and Guardians and Zombies - Oh My! :-)

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    1. That last sentence made me chuckle. :)

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  24. Great interview Chrys and Loni! What an enticing cover!

    Julie

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  25. It was great hosting you.

    I read Loni's book awhile ago and it's great reading about Cera again.

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    1. Thank you, Medeia! I love being on your blog!

      I beta read it and then read it again when it came out. I just LOVE it! :D

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  26. What a character! Food: yes, please. I'm going to steal that answer since I'm always hungry.

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  27. Interesting interview. Cera sounds like quite the charmer. She leads a fascinating life.

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  28. Loni!!!! Love her. And that cover is amazing funny.

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  29. Interesting questions and very funny answers. I enjoyed it tremendously.
    Best wishes

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