Thursday, September 27, 2012
Zulu is the founder of Mixbreeds for Equality and a huge character in the Santeria Habitat novels—Caged View (Book .5), Fire Baptized (Book 1), and The Burning Bush (Book 2). He’s here today to answer some questions for us.
So we all know you founded Mixbreeds for Equality (MFE). What did you do before starting MFE?
Sadly, I was a big addict back in the day. My favorite drug of choice was Red Rum (Vamp blood & cocaine). When I wasn’t snorting crap, I spent a large time trying to find other interesting ways to destroy myself.
I did a lot of underground fighting in Merc Dome (Lanore actually visits that unsavory place in Wildfire Gospel (book 3)). My pseudo-uncle Ray would bet large amounts of money on me during the fights. I won’t brag too much, but I won us at least a million during those years.
What can we expect to see in The Burning Bush?
In Fire Baptized (Book 1), readers are introduced to my supernatural caged city of Santeria. Lanore must discover a murderer before the sicko kills her. She also deals with MeShack and me as we battle for her love.
In The Burning Bush (Book 2), readers need to buckle in for an intense ride. Lanore and I are fighting a war against the Vampires. As you know, there are never any winners in war. All participants lose. There are also a lot of new characters in this book: my sister Cassie, Angel, Lanore’s dad Graham, Vee, and unfortunately a few of MeShack’s fraternity brothers.
Why do you think so many readers are Team Zulu?
MeShack had his chance with Lanore and ruined it. In fact, MeShack was in a relationship with Lanore for several years. It is only fair that I get a chance to spoil and treat her the way she was meant to be treated.
Have you been in love before?
Never. Lanore is not only the first person I’ve been in love with, but she’s the first woman I’ve been in a relationship with.
What’s two things fans may not know about you?
1. I hate wearing boxers, boxer briefs, and pretty much anything under jeans/pants. I free ball as much as possible.
2. I’m afraid of clowns. I don’t know why. Perhaps, it’s a repressed memory from my childhood, but anytime I see one I want to sprout claws and rip the clown’s heart out. I usually avoid supernatural circuses and kids’ parties if I know clowns will be there.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
That’s easy. Lanore, Ben, and I should be outside of the habitat, living somewhere out in the world, free of concrete walls and a barred ceiling. I would love to have a child with Lanore by then. Knowing MeShack and his premature mate claim on Lanore, I probably killed him already or trapped him in a place where he couldn’t get free.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This book literally snuck up on me. I don't know what I was waiting for but I blinked one day and there was the book on amazon. I'm being quite frugal this month. Theirs another book I wanted to buy but it was the first in a series and $7.99 ... Even though that's the normal price for a Kindle book, I usually stay away from full price Kindle books when it's the first in a series from an author I don't know ... But this book was $2.99 so I snatched it up in a hurry. Plus, I'd rather buy this anyway since I'm a big Janet Begay fan.
Janet Begay is a badass. Each book, she just gets more badass than the last. This book focuses on Ansel, the Nightwalker (Vampire) that is living in the basement of her hotel. Janet and Mick discover that he had to do with the disappearance, or possible death, of a woman. Later, they find that it has to do with a mystical pot that basically could turn a badass like Janet (or any other badass for that matter) into a near indestructible badass. And let me tell you ... It's legit. It seems as though each major supernatural wants this thing for whatever reason. A vamp is after it, mage's, dragons (for a reason unknown), the Gods, and even Janet's sister. What I didn't count on was the effect the pot had on really good people ... Even Janet had to fight the thing off, but not before it gave her a tiny boost.
Nash Jones reappears in this book to be his usual dry, but very useful self. I was pleased that Maya wasn't around cause she bugs the dog shit out of me and Mick is still just as sexy as ever. I have absolutely no freaking complaints about this book EXCEPT the ending. It just seem like it came down from this incredible high and crashed. It literally went from a 10, that was this really beautiful battle involving lots of people that Allyson James is so good at, to a 1 where I was like '...... that's it?' Although the ending chapped my hide, it didn't take away from anything else wonderful the book had to offer ... And that was everything.
Janet is a badass.
IR all over except their are no AA. I think I may ask her about that.