Our guest today needs no introduction, but I'm going to do it anyway because I'm redundant like that. Larissa Ione is an insanely talented author, who is also charming, vivacious and beautiful. (See the picture? She's totally got that sexy librarian thing going on.) If she wasn't such a cool person, I would probably be insane with jealousy because she has the total package.
She writes as half of Sydney Croft, and she also publishes paranormal romances. I cannot say enough good things about the Demonica series. I admit, I scoffed at this particular premise. A demon hospital? Really? But OMG, she makes it work. Her writing is gritty and evocative; she grabs you by the throat, hauls you into the story and doesn't let you go until it's over. So if you happen to have a Larissa Ione book in your hand, don't expect to get anything else done until you finish it.
All that said, she's got a new book out, the second in the series. This one is about sexy brother Shade. My copy hasn't arrived yet and I fried my PDA just last night (which is too bad because I totally intended to get the ebook while waiting for the mail). Now I have no choice but to wait and I have a serious case reader envy for those of you who can run right out and get a copy. Hot cover, right?
Anyhow, to the interview, dear readers.
1) If you had only bacon, bread and peanut butter in the house, what would you make for dinner?
I’d order pizza. What? Is that not an option? Okay, I’m a vegetarian, but I decided long ago that bacon is a vegetable. I even have a T-shirt that says that. *hangs head* As a vegetarian I kind of suck. Anyway, I’m sure there’s a recipe out there that can make some sort of frittata or stew or something out of the things you listed, but I’m thinking...gross. So I’m just going to go with the obvious: toast with peanut butter and a side of bacon. My son would jump for joy. My husband might divorce me.
2) Which of your sexy demon brothers would you most like to go shoe shopping with? Why?
Shade. Because he has a foot fetish. Oh, sure, that doesn’t come out in his book, but it’s one of those things I just know. He’d shove the shoe guy out of the way and help me try on shoes, and he’d give me foot massages, his talented fingers stroking and rubbing...yeah, Shade...
3) If you could wear pajamas ALL the time, what kind would they be? Please describe the color and fabric thoroughly.
If? If??? I DO wear pajamas all the time! In the summer, I wear longish cammy sweatshort things with an olive-green tank top. In the winter, flannel. Lots and lots of flannel! I have red Christmas pajamas and blue duckie pajamas and light blue pajamas with dark blue snowflakes and pink pajamas with bunnies, and even a pair of footie pajamas! My mailman has long since given up commenting. The other day he saw me dressed and thought there was an emergency.
4) What kind of mammal is the cutest? How come?
There is nothing cuter than a kitten. Nothing. And what’s cool about kittens is that when they grow up, they’re still cute! I love cats! Actually, I love all animals, and my husband is well aware than when he retires from the Coast Guard, we’re getting a house with lots of property, because I plan to adopt a bazillion animals. Like kittens.
5) Do you ever dream about zombies? Why or why not?
Zombies? Not so much. Living, breathing humans scare me much more, mainly because zombies are stupid and slow. I mean, seriously — I watch zombie movies and wonder how the hell people get eaten, because really, I could outrun one with both legs tied together.
6) How did you get to be so awesome? Was it a gradual development or did you come into your awesomeness all at once?
Er...I think you sent this interview to the wrong person. Hi...this is Larissa Ione. [interviewer interjection: it was sent to the correct person, but natural modesty prevents her from answering.]
7) What do you want readers to glean from your books, if anything?
The meaning of life. Failing that...I just want them to have a good time.
8) Fill in this one with anything you'd like to say. Feel free to make the question up yourself.
Is it bad that I have no questions? Probably because I haven’t had enough coffee this morning. Coffee, which the Demonica books are fueled by. Well, that and curse words. Because curse words are the lubricant of hard work...
Dear readers, this isn't nearly enough Larissa. Add your questions here, and if she gets time, she'll pop in to answer them. A random commenter will receive a copy of her sexalicious release, DESIRE UNCHAINED. (Please keep questions PG-13; Larissa reserves the right to refuse to answer on the grounds it may incriminate her or others. Winner announced next Wednesday, no limit on entries, but no spamming either.)