Sunday, November 7, 2010

Character Interview + Contest: Ellie and Will from Angelfire

I've recently had the privilege to do an interview with the main characters in Courtney Allison Moulton's upcoming Angelfire, Ellie and Will. This is a book that I honestly love, and to give others the chance to get to know these characters, there's a contest after the interview for you to win a preorder of Angelfire.

All images and character art are from Courtney's website. Artwork is by Yue Wang.

Kari: So, Ellie, now that your story is starting to get out there to people, what do you want to tell them?

Ellie: That I'm not crazy and the reapers aren't just in my head. Really, I'm really sure. I had my doubts for a while...

Will: No one thinks you're crazy.

Ellie: Well, you don't realize a lot of people think you're crazy, so you can't really say anything. Hell, I even thought you were crazy.

Kari: She has a point, Will. And is there anything you want to tell people? That isn't mushy and sappy romantic?

Will: Mushy.. and sappy? *blinks* I don't...

Ellie: Oh, jeez. You are a giant mush ball and don't pretend like you have no idea what she's talking about. You usually don't say more than a handful of words at a time, but once you get going, the mush comes right out of you. And I really don't care if I embarrass you, so stop giving me that look.

Will: I... *glowers* I don't know why we're doing this interview. This is a waste of time. We should be out patrolling.

Ellie: Isn't his glare cute, Kari? He tries to be all menacing and it just.. no. Not happening.

Kari: *Looks at Will* You're doing this interview so people can realize you aren't a complete martian. Only, you know... 60%. *Looks back at Ellie and shrugs* I guess he's a little cute. Definitely not menacing though. That went out the window with the root beer float kisses. *smirks at Will* What other mushy secrets are you harboring in that head of yours, now that the world has seen the other side of your creeper exterior.

Will: *goes just a little red and turns to Ellie* Can the root beer float jokes stop, please? If I'd known you were going to tease me about them, I never would have you told they're my favorite.

Ellie: It's absolutely ridiculous that you expect me not to make fun of you for telling me that root beer floats are your favorite food. You are a six-hundred-year-old reaper-fighting tattooed badass with a six-foot-long sword and a sweet tooth. *sings* One of these things is not like the other...

Will: What if I tell Kari about your Sailor Moon movies?

Ellie: You wouldn't dare.

Kari: *Cocks an eyebrow* I think he just did. But it's still not nearly as incriminating as the root beer floats. Besides, Will, tons of girls are already clamoring for your affection. The floats just make them swoon harder. You're like a black hole of hot boy. One introduction, and the girls are toast. Anyway, Ellie, are you glad you listened to Will, even if he was creepy and scary, now that you know what you do?

Ellie: Yeah, I am. You really scared me, you know that, Will?

Will: I didn't mean to.

Ellie: I know. You're a little more than socially awkward, and we're working on that. But before I remembered who I was, everything you knew and said was so hard to take in. It was terrifying.

Will: I was afraid for you, because you couldn't remember and that had never happened before. You always remember me, and that hurt, I guess, when you didn't.

Kari: That's sweet and all... but can we get back on track with the interview? *rolls eyes and grumbles under breath* I don't need your mushy, lovey dovey stare longingly into each other's eyes thing going on right now. This is going on my blog, remember? So anyway. I do have to ask, Will, since I know a lot of people are curious. Can you tell me a little more about this Cadan character? *smirks* He seemed to have made quite the impression on Ellie, with what little bit of him we've seen.

Will: *shifts uncomfortably and scowls* You should ask a different question.

Ellie: Oh, get over yourself. He's not that bad.

Will: He's a demonic reaper. You don't know him and what he's done to the both of us in the past.

Ellie: He's had several chances to kill me and didn't, so as far as I'm concerned, he could be a potential ally and we need all the allies we can get.

Will: This is a huge mistake. There is no way in hell I would ever trust Cadan for anything.

Ellie: *sighs* I'm sorry, Kari. Boys are ridiculous.

Kari: Boys are ridiculous, but I have to admit, Cadan's pretty hot. *Wiggles eyebrows at Will* But I'll give you the out on this one, and drop the mysterious subject of Cadan, but just know I will get to the bottom of your apparent disgust of him. So Ellie, now that you're getting the hang of this fighting beasties thing, how do you like it? Empowering? Awesome you can kick even Will's butt?

Ellie: I can't really say that I enjoy going out every night and killing soul-stealing monsters that want to make peopleburgers out of me, or skipping homework or Movie Fridays with my best friends, but I have to do this and I know why I have to do this. A lot of people would die and worse if I didn't. But yeah, my swords are pretty sweet and it's definitely awesome being able to kick Will's butt. I know I just teased him about not being menacing, but he's freaking scary when it all goes down. A lot of really nasty things are scared of him - it's the angry face, I think - and he's pretty good with that sword. But I still whomp him every time.

Will: Well, I don't know if I'd describe it quite like that...

Ellie: Every time we spar, I destroy you, so don't even. Still, I'm glad to have you at my side. No one else has my back like you do.

Will: I do my best.

Kari: I think it's the fact he has a penchant for getting impaled and yet survives every time. I'd be freaked out by him too. It's abnormal. But, I suppose we should be wrapping this interview. Will looks pretty uncomfortable, and I think some monsters are in need of a butt kicking. But just one last question, anything we can look forward to in the next book? Hints or teasers? Or maybe some more float kisses? *shoots a pointed, annoyed look at Will and grumbles under breath*

Ellie: *gives a sly smile* Well, I'll admit there are very different kinds of kisses. I think we've both changed and grown up a lot after everything we've been through. After what happened in Angelfire, events occur that the both of us never expected, events that change both of our lives forever. Things get darker, a lot sexier, and the monsters get bigger and scarier. It's quite the rollercoaster ride.

Will: I'm just doing my job. I do what I can to help Ellie and prevent apocalyptic war.

Ellie: And there will be root beer floats.

Thank you, Ellie and Will, for that interesting, um, couples therapy. I mean interview. But, awesome followers, that is just hints of the humor and connections that are in Angelfire, hopefully enough to whet your appetites for this book.

Now for your chance to win a PREORDER of this book (released in February 2011), fill out THIS FORM and tell me what Will's favorite food is!

Comments are VERY appreciated (Show Ellie, Will and Courtney some love!), but no entries will be accepted through comments.

Contest IS international, as long as the Book Depository ships to you. Contest ends Sunday, November 28.


  1. I loved the character interview! It was really fun! Thanx for sharing and I love the giveaway!

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  2. This is such a fun interview! I had a blast reading it :)

    Thanks for the contest!

  3. Cute! It was a great tease. Excited!

  4. I LOVE this interview! Thank you so much for providing it. Angelfire is one of my favorite books and I can't wait to have a finished copy in my hands. :-)

  5. omg lol! This was a really great, fun interview!!

  6. I loved the interview thank you so great giveaway!

  7. Oh, Will... How you make me want to read about you...

    I need this book soooo badly!!! Maybe you should just *fix* the giveaway. ;)


  8. That was cute! Thanks for the laugh and the contest.

  9. Love the banter! :)

    Thank you Kari for bringing Ellie and Will to us readers!!

  10. *big hug* Thanks sooooo much for the giveaway! I've been DYING, you hear? DYING to read this!

  11. I absolutely adored Angelfire, so seeing this in my feed made me very happy :) Great interview!

  12. Best character interview EVAR.

  13. Ohmigod. That was an AWESOME interview! Ican't wait for Angelfire to come out now!

  14. I LOVED that interview!

  15. Hahah! Great interview xD

  16. Great interview!

    I LOVE Root Beer Floats!

  17. Great interview! I'm so excited to read this book when I get to have one. Been hearing good raves about it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  18. That is very cute! Thanks for the character interview!

  19. Oh this interview is sooooooo cute! It definitely pushed the book much higher on my wish list! :D Though sadly I really don't get the joke :( and a little spoilers. D:

  20. I always love the character interviews! Thanks for hosting the contest!

  21. Wonderful Interview!!! I absolutely loved Angelfire and after reading this interview I could read it again!

    Will is cute!! ( he doesn't read this right?!) and Ellie is an amazing character!

  22. They're like an old married couple! That was really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Haha, love the interview! Thanks for it and the giveaway :)

  24. No!! More Cadan lol. I know he's going to be something to Ellie in book 2. But this was so cute! I love Ellie and Will haha this was a great interview. Exactly how they would act. Your awesome Courtney! :)

  25. Thanks for this! It was really fun to read. I can't wait for this novel.

  26. Hey! Looks like I stumbled upon your blog at the right time :). Loved the interview.

  27. Thank you for the character interview and this great chance!^O^

  28. Great interview, loved it, and thanks for the chance to get the book. C:

  29. Aww, that was cute. I like the teasing. They seem to have such good chemistry with each other.

  30. I love books when the boy and the girl are always teasing each other and Angelfire looks like one of them! Thanks for the chance to win it! =)

  31. Fun interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. What a fun idea! Great interview and I can't wait to read the book. Thanks for the offer!

  33. I love this kind of interviews! They are hilarious :D
    Thank you for this and for the giveaway

  34. I get a kick out of reading an interview from the characters POV

  35. Excellent interview! I may have entered twice, but I don't recall if I entered earlier. (Sorry!) Regardless it's linked on my sidebar for the duration of the giveaway. LOVED the character's POV and cannot wait to read this book! :D