Lawless Blog Tour: An off-the-wall Interview!
Greetings and salutations! When last here I regaled you with a bit about Janeen Ippolito's upcoming release, Lawless, and showed you the cover. This time around I have an equally amazing treat! Three of the characters in this awesome steampunk tale stopped by to answer a few questions. Kesia and Zephryn, dragonshifters that they are, were a bit jumpy in the confines of my vault. Even Shance was a bit uncomfortable, despite his career as a soldier. Once they settled in I laid into them with some random questions. Take a look!
What would you do if a bird pooped on you?
Shance: Is it Kesia?
*Kesia laughs. Zephryn rolls his eyes*
Zephryn: Kesia can’t stay in one animal form that long.
Shance: I just wanted to be sure.
Kesia: Very thoughtful!
Shance: Thanks. I’d still just clean it off and move on with my life.
Zephryn: The bird would be dead by flames.
Kesia: Yeah, you would. I probably would do the same.
Shance: Aw, really?
Kesia: I don’t react well when startled.
What job would you have at the circus?
Zephryn: Anything that doesn’t involve being in a cage for humans or having to act ridiculous.
Kesia: Agreed. And I’d set all of the animals free.
Shance: But what if they aren’t able to survive?
Zephryn: That’s a personal problem.
*Kesia shoves him.*
Kesia: Fine. I’d be an illusionist.
Shance: I’d do high ropes. I wouldn’t even have to worry about falling!
What would happen if your author changed your story to a musical?
Shance: Is the war over? If so, excellent! I’d be all for that!
Kesia: I think it sounds like fun!
Zephryn: I would leave.
*Kesia makes a mock-pitiful face*
Kesia: And leave me there alone?
Zephryn: Very well. I would barricade myself in a library that didn’t allow singing.
You’re on a dating show: how do you respond?
Shance: YES! I’m all for it. Great way to try and find love.
Zephryn: Irrelevant. Dating is a dumb human tradition.
Kesia: Oh, I might try to set people up with each other. Maybe the single crew people or something.
Zephryn: You’re perpetuating the problem.
Kesia: No, I’m offering a solution!
Shance: How many dates can I go on again?
How would we know you had been body-snatched by someone else? Answer for each other.
Shance: Kesia gains a healthy sense of self-preservation.
Kesia: Zephryn starts singing and dancing and wearing bright colors.
Zephryn: Shance decides to become a monk.
I asked if there was any other bit of news once the laughter died down and as it happens, I have more for you all! This, ladies and gentlemen, is where you get your second Cypher clue for the Scavenger hunt! Be looking at the very end of this post to find it!
Ready to hear more about the book? Keep reading!
The salvation of humans and dragons lies within a convicted murderer.
Dragonshifter Kesia Ironfire has one goal—to redeem her past by serving the cruel dragon Pinnacle as a soldier in the dragon-human war.
Then a rogue mission to spy on a new airship explodes into sickening green smoke. The same mysterious green smoke that was present the night of Kesia’s crime. When her dragon overlords deny any involvement, she and her tactical partner Zephryn Nightstalker try to investigate--and are sentenced to death.
Still searching for answers, Kesia and Zephryn flee to the human military capital, where Captain Shance Windkeeper has been furloughed after the destruction of his airship. Eager to discover what--and who--blew up his vessel, he agrees to help Kesia and Zephryn infiltrate High Command. In exchange, Kesia must pretend to be his betrothed so Shance can escape an arranged marriage. If only she knew what ‘betrothed’ and ‘arranged marriage’ meant.
But human social customs are the least of her worries. Dark secrets surface as Kesia delves deeper--secrets that challenge the facts of her crime and undermine the war itself.
A steampunk fantasy adventure with a side of quirky romance and snark.
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The book may not be available until the 29th, but there's a special pre-order deal going on!
Now of course this story wouldn't exist without the fabulous Janeen Ippolito. Read on to learn a bit about her...
Janeen Ippolito is two authors for the price of one! She creates writing resources and writes speculative fiction with monsters, misfits, and mushy stuff. She's also an experienced author coach, editor, teacher, and the Fearless Leader (president) of Uncommon Universes Press. In her spare time, she enjoys sword-fighting, reading, geeky TV, and brownie batter. A lifelong misfit, she believes different is beautiful and that everyone has the ability to tell their story. Two of her goals are eating fried tarantulas and traveling to Antarctica. This extroverted writer loves getting connected, so find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at her two websites: janeenippolito.com and writeinsideout.com
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