Here I bring you an interview with an author whose book ‘The Rock of the Missing’ I’ve had the pleasure of translating. I will dedicate the book a post tomorrow but thought I’d share an interview I’ve published in Lit World Interviews.
Hi all: It has been a while since I last brought you a new interview, but I’ve recently translated a book that I was sure you would be interested in. And its author was kind enough to answer …
Yes, the last novel in my YA trilogy Angelic Business, Angelic Business 3. Pink, Angel or Demon? is out on the 30th of July, this Thursday.
I’ve been bringing you samples of the books and songs, but as we’re so close to the end, and I don’t want to reveal any vital information, I’ve decided to bring you an interview with one of the characters, G.
Hi G. It’s very kind of you to agree to come and talk to us about Angelic Business. Life must be very busy for you.
For me? You mean for a demon.
Well, yes, but I know you don’t like being called a demon.
It’s not so much the name, as the connotation. Once people start talking about demons they imagine silly things. Red skin, horns, hoofs, a tail… All that.
You don’t look anything like that. At all. Although, is that your real appearance?
No. I thought I’d appear as G. The boy Pink meets in the first book.
Yes, you go through a few changes in the series. Do you think you are the one who changes the most?
(G shakes his head.)
No. I guess if we talk about physical appearance, yes, I go through quite a few incarnations. But with regards to changing…in what matters most, I think most of the characters do. Pink becomes much more determined, her friends Lorna and Sylvia change, Seth does, even Azrael changes.
Azrael. The angel. You two have a very strange relationship. And although some readers find you more interesting, you seem to…
Be somewhat jealous of him.
And what makes you think that?
You seem to take it to heart when Pink talks about how gorgeous Azrael is.
She exaggerates. A fair bit.
I don’t think so. He’s gorgeous.
Have you met him too?
Perhaps it’s a human thing. I don’t think he’s that beautiful. Anyway, I thought you wanted to talk about me.
Yes, of course. Do you enjoy taking up the role of a human being?
It depends on the human being. Being a child and having to go to school and all that can get a bit tedious, and if I’m in an older person’s body, sometimes life is very difficult, but it can be a great experience. It surely provides one with a very different perspective on things.
Doesn’t becoming a human make you feel bad about some of the things you do? To humans, I mean.
I’m only inhabiting a human body. It’s like an actor. However convincing I might be, I’m not really human. And when I’m in somebody’s body it is because I have a mission to fulfil.
But you didn’t like it when Pink was upset with you because of what you did in book one. You seemed to have become quite close to Pink.
Well, Pink is different. I don’t take to heart everything any human being says. Heart? What heart, anyway? But she is not your standard human being. Although she would not agree.
That is true. Anything else you’d like to add?
Yes. I am funnier than Azrael. And he’s not that handsome either. Ah, and read the stories, they are worth it. And let us know if you’d like to read more adventures.
Thank you G. Gregorious.
And now, so you don’t complain that I only bring you demons, in case you missed it, here is the link to an interview with Azrael, the angel, featured in N.N. Light fabulous blog:
OK, OK, OK. Pink gets it. She’s the Elected, whether she likes it or not. Heaven and Hell are closing in, and their envoys are closer home than ever. So close she can’t ignore them. And she’ll do everything but.
However long she has, she’s determined to make it count. She’ll sort her friends out, she’ll help her family and, she’ll live a bit. And then, she’ll take charge. Because no one will say that Pink went down without a fight. However big and bad the enemy.
Gender benders, romances, old loves that come to fruition, new challenges, divine interventions, tears, laughter and magic. All of that and more. Because, if you‘re gonna go, you might as well go with a bang.
It will also be available in other places but I won’t get those links until after the publication. You can always check my website as I try to keep it updated.
Of course, I’ve also made a video for this book, here it is:
Ah, and to celebrate and to encourage people to give the series a go, I’ve made the first book in the series, Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters, FREE!
I discovered through a post a thing called Book Launch, that allows you to create a page for your book, with all the links, information about you, etc. It’s free for one book only, after that you have to pay a subscription, but I thought I’d give it a go. So here it is:
The first book in Olga Núñez‘ AngelicBusiness trilogy is available now for pre-order on Amazon. I was given an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Pink Matters is a lighthearted look at what happens when an angel and a demon (fallen angel) each vie for manipulative control of a 17-year-old girl named Pink. Well, O.K., her real name is Petra because her father was into archaeology, but she prefers Pink and everyone, including her teachers, call her that. Pink and her two best friends, Lorna and Sylvia, are fairly ordinary, average girls who happen to be excellent students and therefore are not part of the “in” crowd, made up of cheer leaders and other gorgeous girls, and football players and other sports heroes. But the most popular member of the “in” crowd is Seth, who happens to live next door to Pink, is gorgeous, but…
Welcome back. Still chatting to Olga. Finally, your own work! Tell us all about your writing.
Thanks Ailsa. I’ve been writing since I was quite young, although, thankfully, most of it has been lost in the darkness of time. The first novel I published, called ‘The Man Who Never Was’ is a story about Jesús, a very ugly boy, and his very special family. I was very influenced by Magic Realism at the time when I wrote the first draft (I must have been 17 or 18) but have worked on the story a lot since.
The second story ‘Twin Evils?’ I also wrote years back. It’s a novella about a pair of twins, a boy and a girl, complete opposites of each other, and a their best friend, a girl their age, who finds it difficult to keep neutral between them. I published it as a YA story, although…
As you know, I usually bring you guest authors and/or new books on Friday. I have a bit of a backlog now but as I’m thinking about doing a bit of an experiment with my blog, hopefully it will get sorted.
Today I bring you back Angel Sefer. I knew she’d published a new book recently but when I was checking I realised that I hadn’t brought you the second book in her Greek Isles series yet. And therefore, I bring you two (and as she’s published the three as a boxset, of course I had to bring you that one too). And I also have a surprise.
This is Angel Sefer.
You’ll remember the first book in her TheGreek Isles Series, Spellbound in His Arms
Helena was only eight when her father disappeared, and her life was shattered. Thirteen years later, she returns to her birthplace–the Greek island of Mykonos–on a quest to learn the truth about her father. Eerie warnings from her late mother and prophecies hidden in her grandmother’s diary compel Helena to delve into her family’s mysterious past. But well-buried secrets and a hidden mastermind plotting revenge create a deadly combination that could destroy Helena’s life.
A powerful and seductive man…
Upon discovering that the seductive Captain Dimitris Nikolaou has taken everything once belonging to her father, Helena is devastated; but in spite of his treachery, she is drawn to him like no other. As danger and passion collide, Helena realizes that nothing is what it seems.
Keeping a promise can be fatal…
Despite her desire for the irresistible captain, Helena is wary of his insistence to keep the promise he’d made to her father–the promise to marry her. Dimitris wants this feisty enchantress, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Making Helena his wife isn’t about the promise anymore–he wants her…and he’s willing to put his heart and his life at risk to keep her in his arms forever.
If you enjoy Deadly Secrets, be sure to read Spellbound in His Arms and The Heiress of Santorini.
The Heiress of Santorini (The Greek Isles Series Book 3)
An unexpected threat…
When insurance manager Alexandra Stewart is assigned to the Imperial Resorts Corporation account and has to travel to the island of Santorini, she’s worried about keeping the promise she made to her late father. Alexandra swore to keep her real identity a secret and to stay away from her maternal grandfather, a Greek billionaire who lives on the island. However, what Alexandra thought was fate is actually a plot to bring her home.
An undeniable attraction…
The new assignment embeds Alexandra in a deadly game of vengeance and greed that threatens to destroy her grandfather’s empire. The only one she can turn to for help is Mark Taylor, the seductively handsome Managing Director of the corporation. Mark is torn between his intense attraction to Alexandra and his promise to her grandfather to guard the secret that could destroy the entire Vassiliou family. His puzzling behavior infuriates Alexandra, but it can’t quell her desire.
A startling revelation…
Will Alexandra be able to trust Mark when he has already lied to her once? Will Mark be able to convince Alexandra he’s not the enemy? And when the time comes, will he be able to confess the truth to her?
Be sure to read all the mystery romance novels in The Greek Isles Series, including the #1 best seller Spellbound in His Arms and Deadly Secrets. Each book in the series functions as a standalone novel taking place on a different Greek island.
And as I promised, if you haven’t bought any of them, you might want to check the boxset:
The Greek Isles Collection
In The Greek Isles Collection dark mysteries mingle with sizzling romances, while the reader enjoys the virtual experience of visiting enchanting Greek islands. This holiday box set combines the #1 bestseller Spellbound in His Arms with bestseller Deadly Secrets and newly released The Heiress of Santorini.
Reading a great interview by Sweet Sixteen I discovered that Angel is hard at work on her next novel that should be coming to us in the winter of 2015. I will make sure to keep you informed, but I thought I’d leave you the title and description as a taster:
Dark Shadows of The Past is the fourth novel in The Greek Isles Series. Dazzling Christina is caught in a deadly game of conspiracy, murder, treachery, and vengeance while desperately trying to conceal her real identity. Seductively handsome police detective Dan puts his job and life on the line to protect this feisty enchantress from the threat hovering over her. The non-stop action and steamy romance unfolds in Atlanta, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Georgia, and the island of Cephalonia—the fascinating setting of “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” in the amazing aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea.
Dark Shadows of The Past will be available Winter 2015.
Thanks to Angel for bringing us the rest of her superb collection, thank you all for reading it, and if you’ve enjoyed it, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!
As a postcript, wonderful author of the Spanners Series, Sally Ember Ed.D., had me as a guest in the 13th episode of her series ‘Changes’ on the 19th November. Just in case you couldn’t see the interview live, I leave you a link to it in You Tube:
Dulce, Adelfa and Storm, the protagonists of I Love Your Cupcakes are business partners, friends and share some “interesting” family connections. All the men Dulce meets only ever talk about her cakes and she’s tired of it. Her friend Adelfa, although she’s a Chemistry Professor, can’t manage to find the recipe for the perfect relationship. And Storm, the third of the partners of their bakery/coffee shop/bookshop/art gallery and ex-fire station, is an artist who is not a master in the art of love. How could they imagine that at the studio of the contest “Do You Have What it Takes to Be the Next Baking Star?” they’d find sexual harassment, cheats, fights and also love?
With dogs, fire trucks, London double-decker buses, school buses, artists, chemists, engineers, architects, intrigue, scandals, bigamy, and…