Welcome to the Blogger Book Fair! All week I will be featuring a diverse group of bloggers and authors, but I also recommend heading over to the event’s website, Blogger Book Fair, because there are a lot of other blogs and websites participating, and there are all kinds of freebies and great books to discover.
In addition to a week of guest blogs, I have marked down the Kindle version of my novel, Leather to the Corinthians, to only .99 for the week! Click here to get it.
Today’s post features an interview with D.H. Aire. I submitted him to the same strange interview questions as my previous guests, and D.H. proved to be a gamer. Now on with the show…
First, thank you, Tom, for the opportunity to appear on your blog. I’m D.H. Aire, the author of Highmage’s Plight, the first book in a sci fi/fantasy series that was serialized in the ezine Separate Worlds in 2011 and published in novel form by Malachite Quills Publishing’s Chimera Tales imprint last year. Highmage’s Plight’s sequel Human Mage has also been serialized in Separate Worlds and is being published later this year. In the meantime, you can check out the opening chapters of my YA novel, Dare2Believe. Basically its Gulliver’s Travels meets Urban Fantasy on Wattpad, a free site for YA fiction, http://www.wattpad.com/story/5048546-dare2believe.
Tom’s asked me a number of rather personal questions for today’s posting, so here goes:
1. If you were a cereal box mascot, which one would you be?
Tony the Tiger, because he’s Grrreat, as opposed to, say, Count Chocula, who will suck the life out of you.
Tony’s so great.
2. What’s the worst thing you did when you were a kid?
Told a friend that Santa had accidentally fallen through the ice at the North Pole and drowned. Man, was I in trouble… but he couldn’t top that after he lorded his presents over mine.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
3. You have 24 hours to live. Now what?
I’d rewrite my life story and send it in to the local newspaper, leaving out the Santa incident… Obits never get it right anyway.
That’s a great idea. I think I might start working on mine tonight, just in case.
4. Your house is haunted by the ghost of a dead celebrity. Tell us about it.
My name is not Odd Thomas and Frank Sinatra did not haunt my house… My biggest fear, though, is that Mr. Bean would haunt my house one day, knocking my sacred collection of sci-fi and fantasy books off my bookshelves – the horror!
I’d love to catch a peek at that library, I bet it’s something. I can’t even be flip here, I have too much respect for it.
5. Tell me a fantastic lie.
The world actually came to an end on 2012, but I wrote us out of it… Sorry, everything else since is apparently my fault. My bad.
So…we’re living in the matrix? I freaking knew it.
6. You’re a cannibal (just go with it). What’s your favorite recipe?
It’s in Serving Man, page 25 (written by Rod Serling).
Bonus points for bringing Serling into the interview.
7. I just pushed you to the ground and took your lunch money. What are you going to do about it?
Write about someone who has a completely different personality, totally different physical description, give them a name that can’t be yours, and leave you certain you are a character in my bestselling book and that everyone knows it’s you, anyway.
It’s not a good idea to cross a writer. I put a crappy ex-roommate in my book. Such fun.
8. Race cars and old magazines. Chewing gum and a ball of twine. Bananas and Heavy metal. Which do you choose and why?
I choose chewing gum and a ball of twine just to prove I can multi-task with the best of them.
Finally, somebody zigged instead of zagging. Thanks D.H. for being a good sport.
In the future Professor George Bradley, computer staff in hand, “envisions” an archaeological site, which could turn history on its head. He finds himself falling through a ripple in reality and enters a world where: trolls think they are human; elves believe humans can’t do magic since they don’t have souls; a child of prophecy is dying of a curse; a seeress keeps too many secrets; and an ogre and a boy struggle to defend a keep against the evil ruling it. Welcome to a world where human colonists crash landed, bringing about a war, where the laws of magic defeated those of science, but at a terrible cost. Here a demon rages, intent on destroying all life. Its minions are intent on killing the human mage from another world. If that wasn’t bad enough, George’s computer is now rather sarcastic.
For those interested in a chance to win a free Highmage’s Plight t-shirt and opportunity to get an advance read of the sequels, visit my website at www.dhr2believe.net for details during the Bloggers Book Fair, July 22 – 26, 2013. I’ll also be featuring a guest blog post from Tom, so you’ve another great reason to visit.
Dare to Believe,
Author of Highmage’s Plight and its forthcoming sequel Human Mage
Flights of Fantasy, Vol. 1, featuring the short stories of D.H. Aire and Barry Nove, ed. Colin Neilson (Spectacular Publishing)
Look for my short story Crossroads of Sin in the anthology RealLies (February 2013) the story behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage and the time traveler, who made sure he wasn’t a footnote in history as his three ship flotilla was in hers. Available on Amazon and at https://www.facebook.com/tzppbooks/app_138996027389.