ABOUT HER CHARACTERS:
What is your main character’s book?
My heroine (and hero, to be honest) are in a six book series called The Bellator Saga. The first three books (Dissident, Conscience, and Sojourn) have already been released, and Phoenix is set for release May 2. But let’s assume that most of these answers apply to our heroine Caroline.
What is your main character’s favorite ice cream flavor?
Dulce de Leche.
What was your main character’s favorite grade level/year in school?
Oh, she loved law school. Because she is a nerd. So let’s say first year (a/k/a the WORST one).
What kind of underwear does your villain prefer?
He wears padded briefs (Do they make those? Let’s pretend they do.) because he has a tiny penis.
If your main character was a drink, what would they be?
A giant, glorious bottle of Moscato.
Does your main character get road rage? (If they drive at all)
Oh yes. She has quite the temper.
What’s the one thing your main character can’t live without?
Your main character’s favorite season? Why?
Autumn. Baseball playoffs and college football…and the chill in the air that’s not quite winter.
What’s your main character(s) favorite material item? Why?
She loves the diamond necklace her husband gave her on their first date. Simple but extravagant.
Main character’s favorite sexual position?
Missionary. Which sounds boring but not when you’re tied to the bed.
Villain’s favorite sexual position?
He spends most of his time jacking off into a sock, so he doesn’t get to pick!
Cecilia, thanks for sharing about your characters, now let’s here more about you.
ABOUT CECILIA LONDON:
Have you ever written naked?
Do you have any scars? What are they from?
I have scars from a couple of surgeries, including a c-section, but they’re not terribly noticeable. And since I don’t write naked, people can’t see them!
Can you fake any accents?
I lived in Wisconsin for six years and have now been in Texas for five so…maybe?
Name 2 things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
I suck at marketing. And I have no patience. So, uh, yeah.
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
Well, Cecilia is a pen name so…I did? LMAO.
Be honest, how often do you wash your hair?
Usually once a day.
Is your hair color real or chemically engineered?
Right now it’s real but I have this weird Mitt Romney sideburns thing going, so I have a date with a bottle of Natural Instincts this weekend.
Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
I never make the bed. Ever. Maybe when there are guests coming and I don’t want to be judged.
Do you like to sing in the shower?
Yes! I also have weird story ideas come to me in the shower so sometimes I have to hurry to finish and write them down when I get out.
What comes first, Chicken or Egg?
Like, into my tummy, or in reality? I ate them both so I can’t tell you.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
My Years On Facebook: How Social Media Prevented Me From Reaching My Word Count For The Day
If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
Princess Leia. Just one night with Han. Rrow.
What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)
It may not be a traditional pick, especially since it doesn’t necessarily have a happy ending…but I love the movie Now, Voyager with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. A great story about personal triumph and finding love and self-acceptance.
What’s your favorite line from any movie?
“My, she was yar.” – Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
Just like “Everybody Wang Chung tonight!”, what action would your name be if it were a verb?
I assume it would involve stumbling over an invisible crack in the sidewalk. Speaking of that, I’m due to trip over something. I’ll keep you updated.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I love baseball. Love collecting sports memorabilia. Basically anything sports. Right now my goal is to bust my ass at the gym to have Michelle Obama arms.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
For romantic love, perhaps. For undying, unconditional love? Absolutely. It happened the first time I saw my children after they were born.
How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop?
I wouldn’t know. I ate it in one or two bites.
My favorite unusual food combination is:
I like ketchup on almost anything so…yeah, that’ll gross people out.
What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?
I won’t lie. I just picked this because I like to say ‘ampersand.’ I don’t know why.
What is your favorite Disney tune?
Sister Suffragette. You sing that, Glynis Johns. You sing that so hard.
Lip singing or Karaoke-ing?
Neither. I do that shit in the shower and no place else.
What do you want your tombstone to say?
She Ate All The Pizza She Could
Shoes or Handbags?
OH MY GOD I LOVE SHOES CAN WE TALK ABOUT SHOES? I ALSO HAVE A HARRY POTTER PURSE WHICH IS TOTALLY NORMAL FOR A 38 YEAR OLD WOMAN.
Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one?
I don’t know, but you just blew my effing mind.
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Those cracklins that Laura Ingalls Wilder was always talking about.
If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Depends on which one. The one in the kitchen has food. The one in the back is mostly booze and baking supplies. I never said we were normal.
Tell us about your current release or upcoming project(s).
Well, I have a new release coming May 2. Phoenix is the fourth book in The Bellator Saga (but Dissident, the first installment, is FREE right now!). It’s the second half of the story; the first three books are their own pseudo-story arc, which becomes clearer as you read the books. Phoenix details the rebirth and recovery of our heroine Caroline, who has suffered some serious physical and emotional trauma at the hands of a new fascist American government. It’s definitely a necessary part of the storyline; I didn’t want to gloss over her mental health issues or make light of them.
With that said, you should definitely read the first three books, because despite the heavy subject matter, they have loads of sexytimes, angst, drama, humor, and intellectual genre-crossing goodness.
Dissident (currently free)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1H2DBLi
Amazon CA: http://goo.gl/iqTFhY
Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/DP1lrS
Amazon AU: http://goo.gl/cErx49
Thank you Cecilia, it has been awesome having you today.
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