November 22, 2011

Piper Maitland's Blog Tour Stop Q&A!

Mindy - Hi Piper! Thank you for stopping by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads! How do you feel about me asking you a few questions to get to know you and your book a little more?
Piper – I’m delighted to be here today.

Mindy - Quickly give me 10 words to describe Acquainted with the Night.
Piper – Vampires, romantic, mystery, anagrams, thriller, monastery, quest, biochemistry, clues, secrets.

Mindy's comment - Can you get any better than that?

Mindy - Which character in Acquainted with the Night did you enjoy writing about the most, or do you have a character that you grew the most attached to and why?
Piper – I loved them all, but Moose Tipper was a stand-out. He’s a vampire and a BBBS—brilliant body bag specialist. He’s quirky, funny, dangerous, sincere. I never knew what he might say or do, and I didn’t ever try to censor him.

Mindy's comment - that is the funniest title I've ever heard of...Brilliant body bag specialist. That's brilliant in itself!

Mindy - Do you have a writing ritual?
Piper – I write first drafts with black Flair pens on yellow legal pads. When I get stuck, I walk around the farm.

Mindy's comment - walking around a farm sounds relaxing.

Mindy - What is your guilty pleasure?
Piper – Cornbread and milk—mixed together in a tall glass.

Mindy's comment - my first thought was, "Ugh!!" But I think I'll have to try it!

Mindy - If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal job?
Piper – Archeology. I love dirt.

Mindy's comment - Dirt? I bet you love telling people that.

Mindy - Who are your Top 5 fictional heroes?
Piper - Jamie Fraser, Stephanie Plum, Sookie Stackhouse, Gandalf, Frodo.

Mindy - Who are your Top 5 fictional villains?
Piper – Hannibal Lecter, Jack Randall, Gollum, Dracula, Mrs. Danvers.

Mindy's comment - Ooooo...good ones!

Mindy - What are your Top 5 favorite books of all time?
PiperThe Shell Seekers, Rebecca, Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights.

Mindy - Can you give us a list of books that you have read in the last year or two that you would highly recommend?
PiperGame of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, The Welcome Home Garden Club by Lori Wilde, The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Thank you so much for having me today!
Piper Maitland

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Acquainted With the Night

Publisher's Summary: A woman's quest for the truth...A medieval icon that holds the clues...And an ancient book with the power to shake Christianity-and humanity itself.

London tour guide Caroline Clifford has never believe in vampires- until her uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site, and a vampire hunter who corresponded with him seeks her out.

Strange anagrams on her uncle's passport lead them to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited to an age-old text on immortality-and an enigmatic prophecy that pits the forces of darkness and light in a showdown that could destroy all they know...



Laura_darkelvengirl said...

Thanks for doing this! :D

Laura_darkelvengirl said...

Thanks for doing this! :D

Kara D. said...

Good interview! :D
Thanks for the giveaway.

Fictional Books Blog said...

Great Interview

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