Friday, November 23, 2012

[Character Interview & Excerpt + GIVEAWAY] Dark Seraphine by KaSonndra Leigh

Gia and Raze Talk Skateboarding on the Isle of New Bern

Hello Readers,

I’m so excited to have Gia Jones and her skateboarding teammate Raze with us today. We’re going to be talking about their skateboarding team, the Razors, and what it’s like to finally be sponsored by a major shoe company. Plus, we’ll get a chance to listen to some awesome skateboard music. Are you ready?

1) Me: Welcome Gia and Raze. I have a different set of questions for each one of you. But since they’re all tied together things should still go smoothly. Okay?
Gia:  Sounds Great!

Raze:  **stays silent**

2) Me: So tell us about your exciting life with the Razors. I mean, how do you go to school and find time to practice? Plus, you have that other little matter that you have to hide. I’m in awe.
Gia: Well, like every other teenager, we cram as much as we can into one day. I can’t really talk about that last thing you mentioned, though. Sorry. It’s a secret. If anyone finds out about our hideaway, then a lot of people will get hurt.

Raze: *gives me a deep frown**  We manage.

3) Me:  Okay. So, on to the next question. This one is easy. Tell us who inspired you to become professional skateboarders.
Gia: **smiles beautifully** My idol is Holly Lyons. She’s so pretty and smart. Plus, she’s the one that told me how to use my weight to Ollie higher than most guys. I have a picture of her.

Raze: It’s all about the P-Rod. **And then silence**

Gia: This is the guy that Raze is talking about. P-Rod is short for Paul Rodriguez. His nation’s colors are the ones you see all over his board and his clothing. You’ll have to excuse my teammate. Sometimes he isn’t a very people kind of person at all.

4) Me: Um, I noticed. Tell us about your teammates, Marisa and Lelo. They never say anything. Some people think that’s kind of creepy. Can you tell us a little more about them? Raze, I’m especially interested in seeing how you feel about performing with a gang of girls all of the time.
Raze:  **shrugs and stares at me with dark eyes. I shudder** They got skills. What difference does it make if they’re all girls?

Gia:  *gives me a smug, knowing smile** Marisa and Lelo are, um…different. There’s a reason they never say anything. If you read our story, then you’ll find why that happens. But they’re still like sisters to me. I don’t know what I’d do if anything ever happened to them. **gives me a sad look and lowers her head**

5) Me: On a lighter note, what are some great skateboarding songs that I can suggest to my guests here with us today?
Raze:  Anything with a death metal beat. **He gives me his first real grin of the interview, and it’s something like a sexy, but creepy Dr. Jekyll smile, or something**

Gia: Classic tunes like that old school stuff from Aerosmith, Run DMC, and even Tone Loc. Caleb, my um, very special friend I guess you can say, he likes all of that stuff. **I have the feeling she wants to say more about Caleb, but I don’t push her.**

 Walk This Way by Aerosmith and RunDMC 

Thanks to the both of you for stopping by my blog today. I’ve enjoyed learning more about your fabulous world of skateboarding. For those of you who are wondering why I chose to have both Gia and Raze here today, I’ll just say it’s because they have a special kind of relationship. So if you read the book, then you’ll learn even more about that “secret thing” I couldn’t get them to discuss with me.

Gia: And thank you for having me on your blog today. I’ll come back and chat anytime you like. You can check out some pictures from the Isle of New Bern here

Dark Seraphine (A Lost Immortals Prequel)
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Date Published: 10/21/12

"Mom always says the angels walk among
us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb
Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take
long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They
never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was
until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly
gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a
growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the
invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might
be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating Gia have of making
it out alive.

By KaSonndra Leigh

There was no one in the classroom besides the two of us. To admit this girl made me feel a little shaky sounded weak. I put on a manly face, squared my shoulders, and sat in the desk behind her. The little kid in me still wanted to run away like a baby, though.
And then she laughed.
It was a high-pitched giggle, a normal girl’s sound. That wasn’t right. I don’t remember any of the other spirits laughing before.
“So you wanna run from me, huh? Go ahead. I’ll just find you like I always do, Caleb,” she said, still facing the chalk board in the front of the classroom. Her voice was smooth like a musical instrument, maybe a flute. Nah. It was more like a harp. I could listen to it all day.
But even her sexy pipes didn’t change the fact that she just read my mind. How did she do that?
“Are you going to run, or stay? I need a quick answer, because I have a lot to do today.” She turned her head to the side a bit.
“I don’t run from anything,” I said, trying to ignore the prickle in my underarms. Good thing I used my dad’s deodorant this morning. That old-timers stuff was strong enough to knock out anything.
She didn’t scare me as much as some of the other walkers, my nickname for them. But I wasn’t ready to get her digits either. As a baby, I remembered talking to a few of them. That ability disappeared sometime around my thirteenth birthday. This was the first time I spoke to one in four years.
“What are you people: angels, ghosts, or zombies?” I asked, my voice squeaking on the last syllable. What a dork.
“Can’t you be a little more creative?” She turned around in her seat to face me, an amused expression on her ridiculously gorgeous face. I sucked my breath. Her strange amber-hazel eyes pierced through me. The word beautiful didn’t do enough for this walker-girl.
“I thought I was pretty creative,” I said.
“Nope. Your ideas suck,” she said with a smug face.
“Nice. Thanks,” I said, getting annoyed.
“And I don’t sparkle in the sun, either. So scratch that one off your list too.”
I frowned. “Then tell me the right answer. And you can go ahead and explain how I won the honor of being stalked?”
“I’m a creative mix of many things. Feel better now?” She tilted her head. Blue-black hair flowed around her face as if it were made of silky thread. “So others have come before me?” She seemed to be talking to herself rather than asking me.
“Maybe,” I said. Why should I tell her everything? One thing I did know. At this rate, I was probably going to be committed to the loony ward on the first day of school.
“I’m going to need your help soon, Caleb. You have to be ready,” she whispered, her face suddenly serious. Right then, I knew my world was about to change…forever.

Who is the Dark Seraphine? Read and find out...

A little about KaSonndra...

KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives
in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to
write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Her two
sons have made her promise to write a boy book next.

She holds the MFA in creative writing, and loves to play CLUE,
Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's
block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated
to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies,
Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for the giveaway :)

Elisabeth said...

LOL! That interview was fun!

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thanks so much for organizing this gorgeous post. I've highlighted it on the facebook fan page. You rock Michelle! :D

All the best,
KaSonndra Leigh