Ok guys, here, as promised, is the first in a series of character interviews of the characters in the book Trapped on Draconica. Here I get a chance to speak to the characters you've come to know and love from reading the books - allowing you a greater insight into their motivations.
Each character will be asked 12 standard questions and 3 character specific questions - based on the top questions that have been emailed to me. Makes it more interesting that way.
So without further ado, let's get started by asking some questions. This week we interview the villainess of the book, Zarracka Dragonkin!
In this interview, the questions will be highlighed in bold and the character voices will be in italics.
1) Where were you born?
Brittana, St Geordia – Next stupid question!
2) How many are there in your family?
I have two sisters (Daniar and Rana) and a step sister (Erowin, whose a filthy eastern born girl). Oh, and there’s my father of course – a stupid old man.
3) What’s your relationship with your family?
Are all these questions going to be this dull? What do you think – I HATE them! I hate them all. They never treated me with the respect I deserved! I was the favourite of Mother and Father until they came along – then my parents barely noticed me! Well, I’ll show them. I’ll show them all! Especially Daniar!
4) What do you do for a living?
I’m a Princess – so you’d better show me the proper respect or I’ll ice you where I stand!
5) Do you have any hobbies/activities that you enjoy doing?
I don’t have time for such trivial things! I’m too busy planning my next move to destroy Daniar and then take over the world. And with the help of the Baalarian Empire, I might just do that.
6) Have you got any special skills?
What are you, stupid? I’m a DRAGONKIN, you cretin! Of course I have special skills! *sigh* I suppose you want me to tell you what they are?
Let’s see... I can fly, I’m stronger than any human, I can breathe ice, I’m cleverer than any human alive – oh, and did I mention that men fall in love with me the moment they see me?
7) What is your marital status (ie, married, single, divorced, etc)
Oh, I’ve had plenty of men before in my time – but I don’t think there is a man alive who can handle me!
8) What do you look for in a partner?
I’m a simple girl really and I want the same thing in a man that every woman wants. Rich, handsome – and completely submissive to my every want and desire!
9) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Not a damn thing. I’m perfect enough as I am!
10) What is your greatest fear?
Your questions are really starting to irritate me! I don’t fear anything! Well, accept maybe dying al... wait, why am I telling you that?
11) Tell us something about yourself that no one else might know about you.
You want to know something about me? Maybe one of my deepest secrets? Ok, I’ll tell you. The thing that no one else knows about me is... NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!
I mean, honestly! Do you really think I would tell you my deepest secrets to you? If I did, I’d have to kill you afterwards. Do you want that? Because I can do it if you want. (smiles wickedly).
12) What do you want most in life?
What do you think I want? I want Daniar to suffer. I want complete domination of the world. I want Father to admit that I was the better child. I want everyone to love and worship me.
But most of all I want to stop being asked these ridiculous questions and maybe have a nice cup of wine to relax.
CHARACTER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:
What? I have to answer MORE questions? Hhhmmmppph, fine let’s get this over with!
1) Why are your boobs always hanging out?
Authors note: We had to explain to Zarracka what this meant as boobs is not a word that is used in Draconica.
As the old saying goes, if you have beauty you should show it off. And I can’t be blamed if I have such a perfectly divine body that I want everyone to see it.
But not only that, when I’m breathing in to use my ice breath, where do you think the men are going to look? That’s right, my chest! That way I can give them one last bit of pleasure before I give them pain.
Does that answer your question? Or would you prefer a more practical demonstrations? (winks at interviewer - who sits nervously)
2) Why do you hate Daniar so much?
Why do I hate Daniar so much? WHY DO I HATE DANIAR SO MUCH? Why do you think? She’s pompous, stuck up witch who thinks she’s better than anyone. She always has to get involved in things that don’t concern her and “help the innocent!” And everyone loves her for it! But what about me? Daniar isn’t beautiful or celestial like I am – why is no one worshipping me?
Ever since Daniar was born she took attention away from my Father and he practically ignored me! Me, the most beautiful thing in the world!
I hate Daniar because she doesn’t deserve it! She’s responsible for the death of our mother and yet SHE gets all the attention? How fair is that?
Great, now I’m all wound up! Where’s that wine?
3) What’s so bad about this Goblin Queen game? Why did you freak out when Ben mentioned it?
Goblin Queen? GOBLIN QUEEN?!?
Authors note: From here on, Zarracka went on a rampage and started smashing everything up, screaming wildly and summoning a blizzard. We had to evacuate the area – but thankfully no one was hurt. I guess we aren’t going to get an answer to that last one.
Well that's it for this week. Thanks to Zarracka for "stopping by". Next week we'll have a special interview with Daniar Dragonkin, the heroine of the book.
Check back here on Wednesday for a very special guest post from Mysti Parker!
Until then, have fun!