24 October 2011

The Paranormals Blog Tour: Character Interview & Contests!!


THE SCENE: A group character interview with main characters from The Paranormals series. The interviewees are Jenny Morton, Seth Barrett, Jenny’s dad Darrell Morton, Tommy, Esmeralda and Alexander. The interview is moderated by Jessi at Reading in the Corner and by Ashleigh Goodling, also a character from the series, who somehow got herself appointed co-moderator. 

Ashleigh: Thanks to everyone for coming by and answering just a few questions about yourselves here at Reading in the Corner. We’re sure this is going to be a great group interview. And I just know that my co-moderator, Jessi, is totally awesome and will do whatever I want. You’re a librarian, right, Jessi? That must be so fascinating.

Jessi: Hi, Ashleigh. Indeed being a librarian can definitely be fascinating at times. I wasn’t aware you were going to be my co-moderator today...but somehow I’m not at all surprised. *scoots a little farther away from Ashleigh* 

Ashleigh: That’s great, Jessi. Let’s start with a casual get-to-know-you kind of question. Jenny, how do you justify all the horrible things that happen to people whenever you touch them? Would you call yourself a “monster” or an “evil demon”?
Jenny: That’s not really a fair question. I don’t want to hurt anybody. It just kind of happens. 
Ashleigh: I’m going to put that down as “ugly monster.” Let’s let Jessi ask the next question. I’m sure she won’t pull from the list of questions I told her not to ask.

Jessi: Yes...of course...Ashleigh! Please don’t touch me! *moves farther away* Let’s stick with some get to know you questions, as Ashleigh suggested. Let’s start with you, Mr. Morton--may I call you Darrell? Darrell, can you tell us about the difficulties of raising Jenny on your own? Being a single parent can definitely be a trying experience and Jenny was a very special child. 
Darrell: What you got to understand is that nobody can touch Jenny at all. Not at all. So, as a parent, you got to be careful to wear gloves and all, and on top of that you got to teach her not to hurt nobody. So it ain’t easy. It’ll drive you to drink. But I done my best to take good care of her and teach her right. 
Ashleigh: (yawns) 

Jessi: Ashleigh, don’t be rude. Jenny, is it difficult to deal with what happened that day in Fallen Oak? Do you think people deserved it?
Jenny: I don’t know if they deserved it. It’s true that everybody was trying to kill me, and they did kill Seth. But I guess they were all being manipulating by the Goodlings. I wish it hadn’t happened like that. I’d give anything to undo it, but you can’t do undo it. 
Jessi: Seth, do you feel like a complete jerk after what happened in Charleston?
Seth: Actually, yeah, but I was being manipulated by Ashleigh and her whole Cupid-power thing--
Ashleigh: Notice a pattern, Jessi? Everything bad they do, they blame it right on me. As if I could somehow go around tricking people into doing evil things. Everything’s always my fault. They never take responsibility for their own actions.

Jessi: Well, Ashleigh, there does seem to be a pattern...but I’m not sure that it really speaks well for your role in things. Can you really blame them for feeling a bit manipulated and used?

Ashleigh: *narrows her eyes* I’m not being interviewed here. I’m a co-moderator. Check the paperwork.

Jessi: Ashleigh, dear, you’re not on trial here--we’re just trying to get to know everyone, and I’m sure that many readers here today are curious about your intense animosity towards Jenny...

Ashleigh: You’re right. Let’s shake hands and make friends.

Jessi: Um, no. Esmeralda, Tommy--what’s your take on the Fallen Oak situation and Ashleigh’s role? How did the two of you end up as part of all the craziness happening here?
Tommy: Ashleigh told us what a danger Jenny was, and how evil she was. You see, we’re part of a group, the three of us, we reincarnate, we work together in different lifetimes-- 
Esmeralda: I love Tommy and Ashleigh both. But my feelings for Tommy are sort of like when you find a little piece of yourself that you lost long ago. And my feelings for Ashleigh are more like...something that consumes you completely.
Jessi: Do you think that Ashleigh’s powers have something to do with those feelings or are they entirely your own? Or, actually, let’s ask someone else who has experienced the effects of Ashleigh’s power. Seth--or even Jenny, since you have experienced her powers indirectly--what are your thoughts on Esmerelda’s feelings? Tell us a little about what it felt like to be under Ashleigh’s spell.
Seth: Esmeralda is delusional. Ashleigh makes you feel love when she touches you. And it’s addictive, it really is. But she’s a horrible person who lies and manipulates and uses everyone around her-- 
Ashleigh: Next question! We’re almost out of time.

Jessi: Alexander, you seem to have just appeared in Fallen Oak out of nowhere. What made you decide to come to the area from Mexico, where you’ve been living?
Alexander: I came to Fallen Oak in search of Jenny. She and I have been close for thousands of years, lovers for hundreds of lifetimes-- 
Seth: Hey, back off! Jenny loves me, not you.
Alexander: We’ll see, pretty boy. 
Ashleigh: I really don’t see why Jenny is worth fighting over. Somebody should just drown her like an unwanted kitten. Anyway, it looks like our time is running out, and since everybody’s saying nasty things about me for some reason, I think we should wrap this up. I think Angeline Kace needs this room for her character interviews. She’s hogging all the book blogs.

*scene fades to black amidst the shouting and fighting...*

Be sure to check out ALL of the fabulous Tommy Nightmare posts this week!
Monday, October 24th - Reading in the Corner 
Tuesday, October 25th - Books With Bite 
Wednesday,October 26th - Paranormal Wastelands 
Thursday, October 27th - Reading Angel 
Friday, October 28st - About Happy Books
About JL Bryan - website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He is the author of The Paranormals trilogy (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death). Fairy Metal Thunder is the first book in his new Songs of Magic series. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, his son John, two dogs, and two cats.

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While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny.

Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other.

Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...

And now for the contests...

**"Treat" Contest NOW CLOSED**
Winner: Andra!

Prize #1 - The chance to win a gorgeous, Jenny Pox themed bracelet featuring a heart and arrow charm for Ashleigh's love power! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be automatically entered in the giveaway. Comment by 11:59 CST, October 31, 2011.

Prize #2 - The second giveaway is a Kindle Fire, skinned in the winner’s choice of Paranormals artwork and loaded with an AMAZING indie library! Simply fill out the form below (just once during the course of the tour) and you’re entered to win the latest and greatest from the biggest name in eReaders: an Amazon Kindle Fire! Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.


Unabridged Bookshelf said...

That captures the character perfectly, and it was hilarious to read. Loved it and thanks for the giveaway. 

Ammy Belle said...

Great character interviews! Thanks! :)

Ammy Belle

ericab44 said...

Great job on the interview!!

ericab44 said...

Great job!

Jill Cruz said...

That was awesome! Fun to read :)

Britany Hancock said...

I always LOVE to see these character interviews.  It's like you get a better view into the character.


Na said...

Character interviews are always fun. It allows me to get a feel of the characters and their chemistry. Thank you guys!

Vivien Propst said...

I really do enjoy Character posts. Now I know more about them! Makes me really want to read this.

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Andra said...

Thanks for being part of the tour! I absolutely love every single post! This bracelet looks great!
andralynn7 AT gmail.com

Laura Troudt said...

Great post!!


Christy Gibbon said...

I loved this blog post. That darn Ashleigh always wants to get her way.

Pabkins said...

Ahhh I'm behind I have to get Tommy Nightmare read asap! Thanks for the interview - I'm confused on the Esmerelda character since I haven't gotten that far.  Thats the only downside about reading character interviews if you haven't read a whole series yet.  pabkins@missiontoread ats missiontoread dot come
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Jenny said...

I enjoyed this blog, especially since I'm currently reading Tommy Nightmare. Thank you!

Lenna said...

Such an interesting interview! Thanks for sharing!

barbbattaglia said...

Another pretty bracelet!  Great interview...I'm really liking getting to know the characters before diving into the books!


Diana Giote said...

Very beautiful interview! Jenny Pox Themed bracelet looks wonderful.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

What an awesome blog tour! Thanks for introducing me to Jeff and his books. And thanks, Jeff for the generous giveaway!!!  :-)

Angeline Kace said...

Hahaha! What an awesome interview! For those of you that have yet to meet Tommy,Esmeralda, or Alex, you MUST read book 2 & 3!

Katie said...

hahha love it!!!!!

Bookbrunette said...

OMG! THIS WAS FREAKING EPIC!!!! Seriously!! LOVE this! As much as I looooove Jenny... I do wonder if I could keep Alexander occupied for awhile. *sigh*

BJ said...

Amazing tour :) Jeff you Rock!!!!!

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL that interview made me smile, and I don't even know who the characters are yet! x) But they all sound so hilariously awesome that it just makes me even more excited to read these books!

Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! That bracelet is just gorgeous! :)


Ems said...

How have I not read these yet?! Must add them to the list. They sound awesome (and that bracelet is GORGEOUS!!). Loved the interview-just makes me more anxious to read these!

Marie said...

Great interview! I cannot wait to read these books. I wish I was a faster reader so I could get my review pile down and read some books that I really, really want to read, like these!


Brandy Swain said...

I didn't know Jenny Pox books 2 and3 were out! where have I been? Loved book one! what an awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win.

Jennifer said...

These are burning up my TBR list!


Darlene Goodman said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Shadow31071 said...

Love character interviews.  Thanks for the giveaway. shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

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