Book Tour – Day 7

Back to old Blighty to Alecia Stone’s book blog, CBY Book Blog.  I wonder if I’ve another opportunity to insult someone in England?  We shall see!

I really enjoy interview questions that force me to think.  Ms. Stone had several, but I especially liked #8:

8. Besides your lead, do you have a favourite character in the story?
Tricky.  You’d think from my answer to #7 it’d be Dorina, but I don’t think so.  I know Fausta started out as an over-powered thug, but she managed to grow older enough to become the second lead in the sequel, “Echoes of Family Lost.”  Hell, she ended up on the cover!

Ai is strong yet gentle… but I think I’m really taken in by Henge.  She images herself as a small girl, perhaps seven or so, with little or no emotions.  However, first among her family, she decides to take two huge steps, with ramifications I am still trying to understand.  Heh:  I just recalled that at the end of book two, she takes another huge step.  Perhaps she’s my ‘chaos’ character?  I’m quite fond of her.

“The English love an insult.” – Ben Franklin

At this point in time, it’s the only explanation in time for just how helpful people like Jordan Thornton (LLB Honours Grad; U of Portsmouth) and now the good (person/people?) at BooksChatter.  I’ve never thought of myself as a nice person, so they must be enjoying the insults….

Two years ago, with no prompting from us, a law student from southern England, Mister Thornton, sent 3-AR Studios a link to a huge TVTropes page about our flagship visual novel, OTChi Kocchi.  All his initiative, all his time.  We’re still getting sales as a result of folks stumbling across his page.

Two years later, not only is BooksChatter, of the UK, hosting my first traditional novel for a day, they’ve hotlinks throughout it, images pulled from half a dozen sources, and even put together a YouTube playlist, for heaven’s sake!  That’s a lot of work!

My family’s been in the US since before it was the US; it’s entirely likely that, 240 years ago, my ancestors were shooting at theirs.  Why are these good people being so nice to me now?

Book Tour – Day Three

BooksChatter!  And wow, but have they done their homework!  Not only are there links to some of the things that inspired this series in the Author Q&A link, they even went to far as to show some images from my older visual novel!  Heck, even my daughters make an appearance!

I wonder if anyone will be able to help fill in “If your book was made into a movie, who would be your dream team?”  That one is still a puzzle to me.

EDIT:  BChatter has now added a short video based upon my mentioned playlist of some of the music I listened to while writing.  Talk about above-and-beyond!  They even fixed the PJTV link that – being a member – I’d been unaware was behind a paywall.  Superior work!