Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Naughty and Nice: A Contest

In case you didn't already know it, I have a fabulous critique partner, Lisa Desrochers. Lisa and I met at the San Francisco Writers' Conference in February 2009, decided to start swapping our drafts and within the year we both had book deals!! I'm still reeling at our good fortune and am always grateful that I have such a wonderful writer and friend in Lisa.

Lisa's debut, Personal Demons, is smokin. Check out her blog and leave a comment below for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of her book!! (Thank you, Lisa!!!!)

I'm thrilled to have two of the book's stars - Luc (a demon) and Gabe (an angel) - stopping by for an interview today.

Me (looks at Luc and Gabe, fans self): Ummmm, is it getting hot in here?

Gabe (jerks thumb at Luc): You’ll have to take that up with him.

Me (coughs, hurrying to change the subject): So, guys, the holidays are coming up – what’s on your wish list this year?

Luc (smirks): Frannie, over easy.

Gabe (rolls eyes): There’s the Christmas spirit. (smiles at Andrea) It’d be horribly cliché to say peace on Earth and goodwill toward man, wouldn’t it? So, I’ll just settle for Frannie’s soul.

Luc (glares at Gabe): Shouldn’t you be impaled on the top of someone’s Christmas tree?

Me (beaming at Gabe, too nervous to sneak a glance at Luc): Time to be nice - Luc, I know you’re going to hate this – what’s one trait you admire in each other?

Luc (raises eyebrow at Andrea): Seriously?

Gabe: You’re complaining?

Luc: I am.

Gabe: I’ll start. Luc is…creative.

Luc (barks out a laugh): That’s the best you could do?

Gabe: It’s better than “seriously?

Luc (looks back at Andrea): See what I have to put up with? Okay. Give me a second… Gabe is…bright.

Gabe (throws up hands): You admire my brightness?

Luc (shoots a glare at Gabe): What do you want from me?

Gabe: I guess a reasonable answer is too much to hope for?

Luc (slumps in chair): Fine. He’s loyal, I suppose.

Gabe (nods): And Luc is courageous…when he wants to be.

Me: Okay...I guess we’ll give naughty a spin too. What have you done lately that might make Santa skip your house?

Gabe: Can I plead the fifth?

Luc (smiles at Andrea): I’ll give you his list. He’s been up to all kinds of very questionable angelic conquests, such as trying to get into Frannie’s—

Gabe (holds up hand): Whoa, there, brimstone-breath. I have done absolutely nothing outside my scope as a Dominion.

Luc: Except kissing Frannie.

Gabe: How do you know about that?

Luc: She told me.

Gabe (shifts in seat) (looks at Andrea): He, on the other hand, would have a much easier time answering the question: Have you done anything in all your pathetic existence to redeem your sorry demonic butt?

Luc (crosses arms): I have.

Gabe: Such as?

Luc: I can’t see how that’s any of your business, and this isn’t your interview. (Turns to Andrea) Santa has plenty of reasons to skip my house and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Me (tries not to blush while Luc keeps looking my way): Uh...moving along...since I love philosophy, let’s wax thoughtful for a moment. We’ll be seeing you again soon in a book titled, Original Sin. What’s your take on that concept?

Luc: Depending on which belief system you buy into, original sin can be interpreted in any number of different ways, all of which work for me. Whether you look at it as the specific sin of Adam and Eve that lead to the fall of man, or the more Catholic doctrine that it’s the general state of sin that all men are born into, it means that man will always sin and I will always benefit.

Gabe: No. It means that sometimes man sins—

Luc (smirking): And so do angels.

Gabe (shaking head): The concept of original sin is founded in Christian doctrine. In reality, it’s not nearly as cut and dry as organized religion would like to make it seem. Man has free will. What that means is they are free to make their own choices. There are temptations—

Luc (grinning): Tell me about it…

Gabe (glaring at Luc): and sometimes man falls prey to them. In the end, a man’s conscience is going to dictate how he deals with those temptations, but I don’t buy that man, in his true essence, is born to sin.

Luc (leans forward and smiles wickedly): How about you, Andrea? Up for a little original sin?

Me (holds Luc's gaze for a moment, stands up, bolts because I'd prefer to hang on to my soul) (calls over shoulder): Thanks for stopping by you guys! Merry Christmas!!! Say hi to Lisa for me!

Wow - that was...intense...ummm.....remind me to bring a chaperone next time. And don't you guys forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win a signed copy of Personal Demons. I'll take entries through December 25 - whether you've been naughty or nice!


  1. I'm DYING to read this book! (Crossing my fingers that I win!)

  2. What an interview. Cant wait to get my hands on this book.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  3. I just love this character interviews. These guys are nummy. :D Count me in for the giveaway!

  4. hahahaha! I can just imagine you interviewing those two. Next time, you can bring me as chaperone. Good luck to us! :p

  5. haha I love these character interviews of Personal Demons... they always make me smile :)


  6. Wow. That blew my brains out haha. Thanks for the 'interview'. :) Haven't read PD yet.

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  7. That was cute : )

    Always down to win a copy of a good book


  8. I sooo want to read this book! It sounds great... and sexy. :o) Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Character interviews can be really fun! I love them! Especially when I love the characters or want to meet new characters. Haven't read this book yet, but would love to win a copy!

  10. Great fun! Ive been "following" Personal Demons around the wedb. Please enterr me!

    mleger0546 AT rogers DOT com

  11. How did you not spontaneously combust being in the same room with those two?!?! Very fun :)

  12. What an interesting and fun interview! Please count me in on the contest. Thanks!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  13. I would love to be entered. Thank you for the post and contest.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  14. I totally laughed out loud at this.

    I really like the idea of character interviews.....

    Enter me!


  15. I will not enter because I already have this one (waiting for the original sin), but this is funny, I loved it. (^_^)

  16. LOVED the "interview"! I can't wait to read this book, I added to my Christmas Wishlist... but still no luck :(

  17. I loved this! Thanks for the giveaway!


  18. LoVe It!! :D I have been dying to read so many books this past year and haven't gotten a chance to yet. Personal Demons is one of them! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! :D
    Cynthia M

  19. Fun! I don't blame you for taking off like that. Especially with a swoon worthy demon around. :)

    I would love to get into these guy's world a little more!

    zandila at gmail dot com

  20. Great interview! I don't think I could have sat there with those two. Very hot!

  21. LOVED the interview! I couldn't stop laughing both the character sound funny and hot! I really can't wait to read this, now even more so after reading the interview.lol Thanks Andrea!

  22. Character interviews crack me up. Luc and Gabe play well off of each other.

    I will never look at a christmas tree angel the same again. LOL.


  23. LOL This interview was beyond awesome!


  24. Great interview; so much fun!! I can't wait to read Personal Demons, thanks for the giveaway!

    hone3yy [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. Thanks for this!


  26. Hilarious interview! The book sounds great.

  27. This is halarious Andrea, bravo. <3 Haha.
    Now I can't wait to read this book. :D

  28. Awesome interview Andrea, next time you might wanna have your interview with Lisa around, then Luc might behave...or Frannie, she does know judo afterall, so he'd be scared to be too...seductive ;P lol
    I finally just read Personal Demons, but I took it out from the library, so thanks for the chance to get my own copy :D

    Happy Holidays Andrea, and Gabe & Luc too! :D

  29. It's not really the kind of story that a totally studly dude like myself would usually be into, but my daughter read it, and adored it, so I can recommend it anyway!

    Besides, if I have more time at some point in the future I may have to check it out. My kid is usually a pretty good judge of books.

  30. That was QUITE an interview. Thanks so much for risking your soul to get it and for the giveaway!

    My email is AmberInBlunderland@yahoo.com.

    Happy holidays!

  31. Fabulous interview, Andrea! :) I think I may just have to add this to my TBR list now! :)

  32. LOL I loved this one! I have to read this book! :)

    books (Dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  33. So fun - thank you. I love these interviews. Can't wait for Original Sin.

  34. Umm, wow; that was one hell of an interview!
    *pun intended of course



  35. I loved that interview.
    Most interviews I read, are not that interesting to keep reading!
    But this, this is just plain good!
    I'll go read it again! :)

    Thanks for the awsome giveaway!


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  37. I loved this book and would love a signed copy! Super cute interview, I thought I may have even blushed a little. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a new follower.


  38. cough...well... :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  39. That was priceless! LOL
    Nicely done Andrea! :)


  40. Please count me in if this is open internationally. Thanks!!


  41. hahahahahaha! Fabulous interview, Andrea. I don't know how you kept so cool in a room with those two. Frannie is made of tough.

  42. I absolutely loved this interview, very witty.


  43. Can't wait to read this!

    TweetyB99 (at) aol (dot) com

  44. lol these kinda interviews are always fun to read...:)

  45. Wow! I've wanted this book for awhile. Please enter me. :)

    Thanks so much,

  46. Love the post!! And thanks for the contest

    cassandra dot crouser at yahoo dot ca

  47. Bahaha. Fantastic interview, absolutely loved it. I seem to enjoy character interviews a tad bit more than author interviews (although both are very fun to read!) but it's interesting to hear what the characters have to say.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Would love a signed copy. :)

    ashelynnsanford at hotmail dot com

  48. Thank you so much for this! One of the most hilarious character interviews I've read to date... And I've read a lot of those! Can't wait to read Personal Demons :D


  49. Thanks so much for the contest!! LOVE the book!


  50. Thanks for the contest, and interviews are always fun :)


  51. Just looooooooove the interview!!


  52. That was the funniest thing I have seen all day =)

  53. Haha...obviously I've been missing out on some serious hotness from these guys. This interview just made my night. Thanks for the chance to read more about these interesting and snarky guys!


  54. Lol, fun character interview! You running away at the end makes it so much better.

  55. Great interview! I've been dying to get my hands on that book for awhile! I hope I win =)


  56. Such an awesome interview Andrea! I love these two boys, especially Luc *swoon* haha!
    I'd love to be entered!

  57. Awesome interview it sounds like they were fun to interview.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    coolandrew123 [at] gmail [dot] com

  58. That was an awesome interview! I'm dying to read this book;it sounds so good!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

  59. Oh my God, that was so much fun to read! I'm still grinning! Hahahaha. Awesome!

    And thanks for the giveaway - for naughty and nice little kids ;D


  60. Lol funny interview! :P
    I 'd really love to read this. Wish me luck ;)

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com

  61. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway =D


  62. *giggles insanely*

    Oh. My. That was hilariously awesome.

    Now I may have to read Personal Demons before I read my library book(s)...

    DON'T enter me as I already own a copy (which I won from Miss Lisa's blog).

    OR enter me and I'll donate it to my local library...

    Either one is fine by me. ^_^


  63. PLEEASSEE.... pick me, pick me :) haha! great interview! can't wait for Original Sin...


  64. would love to read this book!




  65. Oh Luc how I adore you...


  66. Thanks for the interview Andrea and I am glad you got out of there safely. :D


  67. **raises hand**

    I'm up for a little Original Sin!!

    Already have the book but loved the interview. :)

  68. lol at the interview:)

    count me in please if the contest is international.


  69. After reading this interview, I HAVE to get this book! Hope I win! tgreenwood6of7@gmail.com

  70. What a beautiful interview! Now I have more desire to read this book. Thanks for the chance :)


  71. Oh how I love the angels and demons...
    So hope to win this book. Seems to be an excellent read, as are the rest of the books mentioned on this page!


  72. I have heard such great things about this book.
    And what a fun interview! Loved it!


  73. LOL I love reading character interviews. and this is pretty hilarious! If my memory serves me right, I think I read another interview with them plus Frannie, it was LOL. anyway, thank you for the chance! :D

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  74. :) Have heard great reviews about this book and intend to read it ;) Fun interview loved the characters !!! Thanks so much for the chance to win ;)
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  75. I was gonna say nice but after reading that interview with those two yummies I'm gonna have to say naughty now.


  76. Awesome interview. I'm impressed you made it through that long ;)


  77. Fans my self after this super impressive and awesome interview. I am up for original sin but i am dying to read personal demons i find angels and demons very interesting! Favourite part of the interview Shouldn’t you be impaled on the top of someone’s Christmas tree? After the interview with those two i might end up on the naughty list lol joking

  78. Fab character interview - I can't wait to meet these two when I read the book :o) I've had this one on my wish list for a while now so thanks for offering the chance to win a copy.

    I hope you have a fab Christmas

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  79. Howdy from down under..Just check out our blog www.novelsontherun.blogspot to see what happened to my copy of Personal Demons Im trying to desperately win a copy..hee..hee.. or a just buy another. Winning seems more fun:D

    Great interview!!

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com ( um I was a Thunderbirds fan...)

  80. LOL! This was too fabulous! I'm up for some original sin, Luc ;-)

    LOVED this!!!

    thebookishtypereviews AT gmail DOT com

  81. I liked the interview;-) and I would love a chance to read this book.
    Merry Christmas.


  82. This interview was awesome! Hope I win, I've been wanting to read this book for a while now.


  83. ZOMG! XP HAHAH~ that was very intense if i was there I probably would've fainted as soon as I saw them XP haha. they're funny and I love it <3

  84. Just thanking you for a swoon-worthy interview.

    I already own this book and loved it...

    Good luck to everyone else!

  85. I want to read this book. I want to read this book right now.

  86. LOL, great interview! Another reason to get this book.

  87. Please enter me! I can't wait to read this.

  88. My idea of original sin? I agree with Luc. There're always going to be things that tempt us: that pair of Fluevogs we want but can't really afford; that bit of gossip that you aren't sure is true but you really want to share; the really cute guy flirting with you that you know your friend likes…all fairly mundane examples of everyday temptations that everyone faces. It's what we do, how we react when we're confronted by these temptations that defines us. That's how we measure our grace.

  89. Great post! I can't wait to get into this book! What does original sin mean? Well, I believe it is the sin that you commit that is the point at which there is no turning back. The sin that leads you down the next/different path than what you were on.

    Looking forward to more!!