FANG: Today Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo, co-authors of SIRENZ are joining Fang-tastic Books on chat! Welcome ladies! Let's get right to it. Not a lot of authors work in pairs—tell us what it’s like to write with a co-author.
Are you here?
HG signs on.
HG: Blah, blah, blah blah blah. You want to talk to them? Really? They bore me. Why not chat with someone who’s far more interesting—me! Ask me anything.
FANG: HG? Who are you?
LD: It stands for “Hot God”. Because that’s what I am—literally, figuratively, metaphorically...
FANG: Look, I don’t know who you are, but I’m supposed to be doing an interview with Char and Nat, the authors of SIRENZ.
HG: They’re nothing special. I am. Oh, where are my manners? Allow me to introduce myself. I am Hades, Supreme Lord of the Underworld. And I can get you out of this horrible mess you’ve gotten yourself into.
FANG: Excuse me? What mess?
HG: This infernally dull interview.
FANG: Okaaay… Let’s talk about the way you’re depicted in SIRENZ. We thought Nat and Char’s descriptions of you were a little, well, off. You’re usually portrayed as creepy, old, ugly…
HG: I suppose I owe a slight debt of gratitude to them for trying to set the record straight, though they were a wee bit conservative in their appreciation of my desirability. Not that any human could ever do me justice.
FANG: I’m trying to think of something to say.
HG: Speechless, I see. A good quality in a mortal. But I suppose humanity has a while to go before it understands the depths of my magnificence.
FANG: Back on topic, did you pick Char and Nat to write the SIRENZ story?
HG: That’s confidential. I never discuss my business transactions or my trade secrets. That’s what makes SIRENZ somewhat interesting—it has a slight basis in reality.
FANG: So then SIRENZ is a true story?
HG: It has elements of truth. I’m fabulous, rich, a god, and I’m a problem solver for desperate mortals. There are sirens, and I’m always looking for new talent.
FANG: Hmmm. From what I’ve read, it seems your contracts are a little shady.
HG: I’m maligned! Every detail is right there in black & white. Be careful what you wish for! Sharisse and Margaret are perfect examples of disgruntled clients who don’t read the fine print. I gave them unlimited funds, a posh apartment, and everything they needed to uphold their part of our agreement. I practically handed success to them. Then they whine about insignificant details and how I’m a monster who took advantage of them. It was their choice! Free will!
FANG: But didn’t you admit to Hera that—
HG: I admit to nothing. When a person finds herself in a difficult situation and calls for help, I’m available to correct little indiscretions…. The favor is repaid by accomplishing a small task. I don’t ask for much, certainly nothing abhorrent. All Margaret and Sharisse had to do was escort Arkady Romanov, who’s been a bad boy, to the door.
FANG: But that door was from this world into yours—Tartarus.
HG: Your point? Arkady made a deal, time to pay his due. The girls made a deal, they had to perform their job. And I let them do it in style. Do you like lots of bubbles in your bath? I do.
FANG: Where’s Persephone, your wife? Will she be joining us as well?
HG: It’s summertime so she’s with her mother, but she and I have an understanding. Are you free tonight?
FANG: NO. I have plans.
HG: Not anymore. I have a nice, secluded island…
FANG: Hold on, another chat window just popped open… Hey! My date’s cancelled!
HG: See? Free as a bird.
FANG: Um, okay. I mean, no! I mean… Well, maybe just coffee.
HG: Anything you say, ma petite. Let’s go to Paris, shall we?
FANG signs off.
HG signs off.
NAT: Hi! We’re here!
CHAR: Yes! So excited to be on this fab blog!
NAT: Any one here?
NAT: Did you get your dates confused again Blondie?
CHAR: I believe you’re the blonde now.
NAT: Oh yeah…
Join Nat and Char (plus HG and other characters from the book)
all along their virtual tour- visit each blog for book fun and giveaways
July 1 Tour Kick Off Fang-tastic Books, review, giveaway
July 3 Guest Blog
July 5 Guest Post
July 7 guest post
July 7 Interview
July 8 Interview at Sherry Soule’s Blog
July 8 guest post
July 11 Interview and Giveaway at Bea's Book Nook
July 12 Rabid Reads - interview with an excerpt
July 13 Interview at Books by Their Cover
July 14 Interview at YA Addict
July 15 interview, review giveaway?
July 16 Guest Post
Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten
July 16 The Nerd Girls Guest Blog
Books to the Sky
July 20 ParaYourNormal Blog Talk Radio Show
Wednesday at 3:30 pm PST
July 21 Guest Post
July 22 Guest Blog
July 25 Guest Post
July 27 Eve’s Fan Garden Guest Blog
07/29/2011 - Live Chat Night Owl Young Adult / Teen 5pm PST / 8 EST
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