‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring LUCAS MONTGOMERY from Jaded by K.M. Robinson. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
So, Sm… I mean Lucas, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Lucas Montgomery Age: 21 Favorite Season: Summer Favorite Cookie: Sugar Cookies Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot apple cider
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring PHOENYX BLAKE from Ignite by Tricia Barr. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
Phoenyx, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Phoenyx Blake Age: 19 Favorite Season: Summer Favorite Cookie: Chocolate chip, of course Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot chocolate with whip cream!
Hey, I’m Sissy! I’m 31. I love reading [obviously,] and discovering new authors. When I’m not reading I enjoy spending time with my Littens [kids,] showing my Border Collie, Alice, and snuggling with my cats. I recently found a love for crocheting which is what I’m doing when I’m not reading or making candles. Yes, I make soy candles!
2. What are a few of your favorite things?
Favorite Cookie: I’m not a huge cookie person. I’d have to say fresh out of the oven chocolate chip or a cranberry oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie I make.
Favorite Season: Autumn. I love everything about it. New England autumns are the best – the crisp air, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The foliage! Not to mention hot cider… Love it.
Favorite Hot Beverage: Um, coffee. Definitely coffee.
Favorite Food: Tacos. I could legit live off of tacos.
3. Where is your favorite place to read? Describe it or show us a picture.
Okay, my favorite place to read? Anywhere! 😉 Okay, but to answer this question? I think my couch, it’s a huge comfy sectional and I sleep in the nook of it. I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s where I usually can be found… Curled up with my cats and dog, reading.
4. What book is on your Christmas Wishlist?
Anyone who follows my blog knows that I’m a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey, and I’ve been waiting for a “Kushiel’s Legacy” type of book to come out again – well it looks like my bookish prayers were answered. I wiiiiish I could get my hands on this before the release day… Click the links below to find out more about it!
5. If you could spend one day with fictional characters, who would it be and why?
So, I have a recent obsession with author Katherine Arden and I think I’d get along with Vasilisa – and siiiigh over Morozko from afar. The other characters I could do without, but definitely… This series! Totally recommend it!
6. Santa has reindeer and Rudolph leads the team, but who or what would you want to lead your team? Pick a mythological/fictional creature from a book!
Umm… Self, is this even a question?! I realize that I could go with Unicorns, like from Peter S. Beagle’s novels, but they aren’t meant to BE harnessed. Which made me think maybe a dragon, but they should serve another purpose… then I thought, HA! I bet no one but a fellow nerd would know who Landroval is. Which.. I think would be an impressive leader to a sleigh team. A Great Eagle – from LOTR!
7. You’re throwing a Christmas Party – which fictional characters are you inviting? List 5.
Morpheus from Splintered series by A.G. Howard
Rhysand from A Court of Thorn and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
Jade from the Jaded Duology by K.M. Robinson
Alice from the Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan
Phedre no Delaunay from Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
8. It’s Winter, what is your favorite book to read in the winter?
Is it cheesy to say that Pride & Prejudice is like.. my favorite go to? Also, I read The Bear and The Nightingale earlier this winter [Jan 2017] and it set the mood nicely.
9. Which book would you use as the star on your tree?
You know, I have a lot of books I’d recommend and gush over, but one book I think that will always hold a special place to me is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. My sister used to read this to me every Christmas, and it’s one of our favorite movies around this time of year. I love the story of redemption and how it’s never too late to change. So, yeah definitely this beauty!
10. If you could venture anywhere for Christmas, which fictional place would it be?
Ohhh, definitely Narnia from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Prior to the thaw, that is. I know the winter is neverending and it’s baaaad, but it’s so festive. I like snow around the holidays, it just enhances the spirit… There is something magical about a blanket of snow on some pine trees!
11. An author you can’t help but sing a praising chorus for?
Someone I never tire of reading? Hmm. I think Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, and Lisa Kleypas.
12. In the season of Winter Wonderlands… List a book or two that has exceptional world-building?
I think that would be anything by Jacqueline Carey. Especially any of her Kushiel’s Legacy stuff. Aside from that… as much as I wasn’t a fan of Marissa Meyer stuff, she has built some impeccable worlds. A.G. Howard’s Splintered series rebuilt Wonderland and it’s absolutely stunning and creepy…
It’s time to spread some cheer… So tag some fellow bloggers and friends. Enjoy!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring IVY HIGGINS from Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
Ivy, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Ivy Marie Higgins Age: 16 Favorite Season: The first snow of winter Favorite Cookie: snickerdoodle (because it’s my dad’s favorite) Favorite Hot Beverage: hot chocolate
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring ELISE BENSON from Finding My Charming by Brittney Mulliner. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
So, Elise, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Elise Benson Age: 18 Occupation: Full-time Student Favorite Past Time: Reading! Favorite Season: Summer Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip, I’m a classic girl Favorite Hot Beverage: I prefer frozen hot chocolate! Yum!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring CALLIE WINTERS from Song Walker by Ellis Logan. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
So, Callie, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Callie Winters Age: 28 Favorite Season: Summer Favorite Cookie: White chocolate with apricots Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot chocolate
500 years before Theo met Cassia, Leander met Lyda.
The Netherworld was never meant for the living. It steals a mortal’s sanity piece-by-piece, day-by-day. No one understands that better than the God of Death. But the chance for even a single day of company is a seductive thing and Leander can’t help looking forward to each sacrifice.
When the last mortal country outlaws human sacrifice, Leander’s new bride becomes his last. Though he knows he should let Lyda continue on to her afterlife, the pair grows closer and the God of Death hesitates in the face of eternal solitude. But soon, Leander must decide between being selfish and selfless.