All right, we are going to try something different. Instead of someone interviewing me, I am going to interview those who usually do the interviewing, or I may even ask someone who reads, but does neither, to step in. We will start this here, now.
Today we have Eniko as a guest, I figure I have been on her blog enough times I would put her on the hot seat. Here are her answers to the questions I sent.
This is a truly unique take MA! But then again you are unique!
Thank you for inviting me, answering these questions took some time to answer.
- Without making this into a self-interest article, what is one of your favourite series on the market today, something that isn’t the EC or about Tantalus.
That is a hard question to answer. How about a few of my fave series in different genres? Let’s see! There is Lusty, Texas by Cara Covington, Dragon Lords by Michelle M. Pillow, Dark series by Christine Feehan, Clan MacDougall by Suzan Tisdale, McCauley Brothers by Marie Harte.
- What attracts you to a book?
Different things for different books. A well made cover will grab my attention and a well crafted blurb gets me to buy the book.
- What holds your interest in a storyline? And what turns you off one?
To hold my interest, a book has to have chemistry between the characters, humour, a well thought out plot. Turn offs are over description of surroundings that distract from the plot.
- What area of a bookstore do you shy away from, besides the kiddie section?
Are you kidding me? I love the kiddie section. Even before I had my son I read many kiddie books and I grew up on them LOL with my son I discovered Dr. Seuss and Robert Munsch. We share the love for sci-fi, which makes me very happy.
I will absolutely not venture in the horror section. Memoirs and true-life stories are not my thing. There is too much sadness and negativity in real life these days, I read to escape.
- We all read books that are not well written at times, yet return to read the following book in the same series (if it is a series). Why would you do that?
Yes, I had a few of those. Luckily it didn’t happen often. If it is a stand-alone book, I will definitely not get anymore from the author. If it is part of a series, I will get the next book because I either like the author’ style and one-of is not enough to turn me away from the series or I hope the next one will be more to my liking.
- Who was your first book boyfriend, do you remember? They say you always remember your first. 😉
Ah yes! We always remember our first. Mine was Lestat, from “The Vampire Lestat” by Anne Rice. I am so happy he came back in the recently released “Prince Lestat”. The book is sitting on my night table.
- If you could live in a series, any series, for a period of time, which one would you choose and why?
One would definitely be your Elven Chronicles and I would make sure to claim Lothrariel for real. Another would be “The Ancestor’s Secret” by Erika M. Szabo, which has a topic near and dear to my heart, the legends of the Huns. That era would be my choice, if I could travel back in time. There are so many brainwashed theories about them it is really sad.
- Do you have a favourite series where you hate some of the characters? What keeps you hooked?
I think every book/series needs villains; they give balance. How would we know the strengths of the hero or heroine if they were not tested?
- What would you like to see happen with one of the series you are following?
I have a few that I hope they never end. Other than that, I accept the author’s muse and wherever the characters lead the author.
- To name a few give us some of the names of your favourite authors, and why you like them.
There are so many! They all have something that satisfy my various cravings as a bookworm 😀
Beside the ones I mentioned earlier, I would like to include a few more: Tarah Scott, Zoe York, Heather Rainier, Gennita Low, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Deborah Cooke, Em Petrova, Sharon Hamilton and of course Kresley Cole, who’s books brought me back to the paranormal world way back when after a few years of reading history books. So many more!
- What do you like about running the blog you write? Do you have a pet peeve when it comes to dealing with some of the people you do? No names please.
I love writing the blog, it is so much fun. I like sharing my book boyfriends in a unique way, where the reader can find out more about them that will not be in their book. Also, it gives a chance to other readers to discover them. I recently started Chats with authors and narrators.
I have a few, but one top pet peeve is when an author agrees to send a character for a chat, then, even after a few reminders, there is no answer. Why agree in the first place? I schedule these at least a month in advance, so when this happens the whole schedule is turned upside down. Luckily there weren’t many. I am doing this for the love and my belief in the books I read, I am not doing this as a business. I am very flexible, and I can accommodate any changes in timelines.
- Would you ever consider writing a book yourself? If so why, if not, why not?
I did write a few shorts, which ended up in the trash, and a longer one while in high school, but it will never see the light of day. Authors are so brave in my eyes, to lay it all out to the world. I don’t think I could do it, I chew my nails after hitting the PUBLISH button after each post on my blog and they are nowhere near the magnitude or as well known as publishing a book. I am satisfied to be a reader, thank you very much! 😀
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Thank you MA for the interview! It was fun 😀
Next week we will have another, I have 3 more coming up, which will put us into March. 😀 It was fun having you.
Mary Ann since I cannot do a post on your page—don’t know why I will just say I really liked this Turn Around Tuesday. Have a great day
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Your comment is here Kay, not to worry. Thanks for coming.
Marvellous turn of the tables ladies. I really enjoyed it
Thanks Julie! It was hard, but fun. Now I understand how it feels to be in the other chair LOL
Love the turnaround, and Eniko is a perfect choice to torment, I mean interview! 🙂 She can have Lestat, I’ll make sure Loth doesn’t get lonely……
LOL Mary! Lestat was my first, but Loth is my current, not giving him up for a while 😛 Thanks for coming by.
I loved the turnaround Mary Ann and other than a few authors Eniko and I have much the same taste in books. I feel almost exactly the same as she does in most of the interview. Truly enjoyed it.
Hi Fran! So happy you enjoyed it and yes Mary Ann is quite ingenious coming up with this idea. I sweated a bit, but had lots of fun answering the questions. I am glad there is somebody out there who gets my love of books and enjoys the same ones. You are one of my book sisters. XOXO
Loved it and totally agree with Enikp . We havea lot of the same authors we read. Loved it.