Today I’m handing the blog over to my buddy Darke, who is another Agent Query Connect and Twitter buddy, and who recently finished preparing her first novel for publication on Smashwords.
Here’s the blurb about the novel:
His first day of work wasn’t what Martin Cunningham expected. A sultry boss, a classy receptionist, the drama-queen foreigner, and a painfully shy techie who prefers hiding to human interaction, was the oddest group of characters he’d ever met. When an assassination attempt is made against his new boss, Martin comes face to face with the stuff of nightmares.
Now he and his new co-workers must race to prevent another attack, but where do they start? There’s very little to go on, and the only solid piece of evidence escaped through the u-bend in the toilet. By the end of the day, Martin becomes one of the privileged few who really understands what lies in the shadows, and what it means to work in THE WATCHTOWER.
In the midst of a last minute round of edits, her novel will be available on Smashwords soon, for free! Keep an eye out for The Watchtower in a few weeks.
In the meantime, I’m participating in her blog tour to share info about the novel, via interviews with characters from the story. Enjoy!
Paranormal Pit Stop, Part 2
Thanks for the intro Michelle! #goatposse rules!
Welcome Humans, to another edition of The Paranormal Pit Stop. Your one-stop E-zine on the Ethereal-net for everything in the paranormal world. This week, we are proud to bring you part two of our two-part interview with Jezryall; the current caretaker of the Acheron portals in North America.
P.P.S: First off, let me say welcome to the Paranormal Pit Stop, Mistress Jezryall. We are honoured to have you speak with us again.
Jezryall: Just Jezryall, and thank you.
P.P.S: So how are things in the tower lately? I hear you have a new employee?
Jezryall: Correct. Martin Cunningham. He is our new Public Liaison officer.
P.P.S: Do you think that’s wise? Hiring an outsider for a position in this particular company? My sources tell us that he has no special gift to bring to the uniqueness of this establishment, and I hear you’re getting some flak from employee’s for not hiring one of your own.
Jezryall: Mr. Cunningham is qualified to handle any situation that should arise. He was specifically vetted by my personal assistant, Barbara Dole.
P.P.S: The Psychic, yes, and yet, I have to wonder what will happen should he come up against some of the more nastier things that dwell within our realm. You, above all, know the inherent danger that comes with handling a ‘unique’ situation. How can you expect a normal Human to handle the stress from such knowledge?
Jezryall: He has proven himself invaluable so far. If your sources are as informed as I believe they are, I fail to see your logic in this line of questioning. You should already know that answer.
P.P.S: True, but what about the Russian Embassy incident? Quite a task for the first day on the job. Some might say his awkward interview afterward with the press is a sign of his inadequacies.
Jezryall: Considering the circumstances, I feel Mr. Cunningham proved he was the correct choice. His handling of this situation and professionalism is a testament to that fact. We have had no inquires by either the Human press or authorities over this incident.
P.P.S: Speaking of the Embassy, what exactly happened that night? We here at P.P.S. heard rumours of zombies. Can you confirm this?
Jezryall: There were incidents of ritual sacrifices that resulted in the zombification of several Embassy workers. We have since rectified the situation. More than that, I am not at liberty to say.
P.P.S: Is it true that you have a personal connection to one of the twelve Guardians of Man?
Jezryall: You make it sound as though I am special. All creatures in the realms have access to them. You need but ask.
P.P.S: But you are special. Half human, half demon. That is a rare creature. It must be hard to control your Succubus side.
Jezryall: Incubus. My father was a demon, not my mother.
P.P.S: So, you should be male. Succubus give birth to females; Incubus sire males. It’s been like this for eons. How is it that you’re female?
Jezryall: There are days I would like to know the answer to that myself. I am considered an abomination in both worlds. Perhaps one day I will learn the answer to my un-natural birth.
P.P.S: And yet you survive. Living day to day on the fringe of two worlds. I have to wonder when the day comes and you pass on, where will your soul reside? Will you be sent to Hell with the other demons, or like the thousands you watch over, have a place on The List?
Jezryall: I am afraid that is a question best left to philosophers.
Well, that’s all the time we have for this week’s interview. We would like to thank our host Michelle Simkins for allowing us to post this interview on the human internet. Aren’t humans great!
If you’d like to learn more about Jezryall and her staff, you can find more information at the link provided below.
Join us next time when we visit Jennifer Wylie with the first of our two-part interview with Aslin; Jezryall’s Druid second-in-command. So, until next time, this is The Paranormal Pit-Stop saying; just because it’s dead, doesn’t mean it’s not alive!
Darke Conteur is an author at the mercy of her muse. Writing in several genres, she prefers to write in paranormal and science fiction, and has stories published in Brave Blue Mice, Bewildering Stories, and The Absent Willow Review. When not busy writing, she looks after one wannabe rock-star, one husband, two cats, and one ghost dog.