Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Authors ARE Rockstars: Lisa Desrochers

Today I have the immense pleasure of being a part of the Authors Are Rockstars blog tour hosted by Fiktshun and Two Chicks on Books. What makes this even better is that I get to host one of my favorite authors of recent years, Lisa Desrochers. If you don't know who Lisa Desrochers is, she is the author of the amazing Personal Demons trilogy. If you haven't already read this trilogy, you are missing out.

So why is Lisa Desrochers a Rockstar?

Lisa Desrochers wrote a book about hot demons and angels. What more could you really want? But beyond that, the story of her Personal Demons trilogy will keep you on your toes the whole way through. There's always something happening and the story goes in every direction imaginable. But in my opinion what really makes Lisa Desrochers a rockstar are the characters she created. Frannie, Luc and Gabe, who you can meet below, are all incredible people. They each have something that makes them unique and they are all among my all time favorite book characters. What makes these characters even better is that after three books, I still can't decide between Luc and Gabe and that never happens. Lisa Desrochers writes them in a way that makes it almost impossible to choose. There is no clear choice and how Frannie manages to choose one is completely beyond me.

The Interview

But that's enough about that. Today I have the great pleasure of having Frannie, Luc and Gabe here to answer a few questions about themselves and their stories. But be prepared, things can get quite intense with the three of them sitting around a table, especially if Luc and Gabe decide to start going at it.

Emilie: To start off, how about you each tell me a little about yourselves.
Gabe: *flicks wrist in a wave* Gabe. Angel.
Luc: *tips back in chair* Luc. Demon…sort of.
Frannie: *scrunches face at the boys* I think she was wanting a little more than that.
Luc: Fine. *lowers chair to ground and leans elbows on table* *stares at Emilie* All demons are born of sin. I’m a Creature of Pride, created by King Lucifer seven thousand years ago to tempt mortals down the fiery path. *winks at Frannie* Better, love?
Frannie: *glares at Luc*
Gabe: And I’m a Dominion, created after the War in Heaven to oversee the guardians for the archangel Gabriel.
Frannie: *smiles at Emilie* They’re harmless, really. So, I’m Frannie, and I’m seventeen, and I like judo and hanging out in my grandfather’s garage rebuilding vintage Mustangs. And…I guess that’s it.
Luc: *lifts eyebrows at Frannie* Really? That’s what you’re going with?
Frannie: *glares at Luc again* Shut up.

Emilie: Okay. Luc & Gabe, you've known each other for a REALLY long time, when did you actually meet? And was there ever a time when you could sort of stand each other?
Frannie: Yeah. I’ve always wondered about that.
Luc: *barks out a laugh* Go ahead, Gabriel. Fill her in.
Gabe: *shifts in chair as eyes narrow* He *juts his chin toward Luc* shows up in Pompeii after Vesuvius, thinking he’s all that. Gonna collect all these souls—
Luc: *laughs again* No, idiot. The first time. *leans in and winks* You’ll have to excuse him. Brain damage from breathing all that ozone. What he meant to say was that I kicked his ass in the inaugural games at the Colosseum.
Gabe: Stop telling her what I mean. *shakes head*
Frannie: Hold up! Did you say Colosseum? As in Rome?
Luc: I did. *eyes flash* *slow grin* And I also said I kicked his ass.
Gabe: *rolls eyes* In your dreams.
Luc: If memory serves me, I left the Colosseum under my own power.
Gabe: You don’t think Caesar would have thought it a bit strange that I should get up and walk out—
Luc: *grinning*—after I kicked your ass? Yeah, that might have raised suspicion.
Gabe: *glares again* To answer your question, Emilie: No we’ve never been able to stand each other.

Emilie: Frannie, how is it having a hot angel and a hot ex-demon basically fighting over you? Are there some benefits?
Frannie: *splits a wary glace between Luc and Gabe* I don’t think they’re really fighting over me.
Luc: *smirks at Gabe* A fight would imply an even match.
Gabe: *glares at Luc* *white sparks crackle over palm* Keep it up, brimstone breath.
Frannie: Will you guys just stop? *rolls eyes* Really, it’s more that their bosses both want my power. And, no, there are no benefits. *folds arms across chest and stares boys down*

Emilie: Luc and Gabe, what is one thing you admire about each other?
Luc: *raises eyebrow at Emilie* Seriously?
Gabe: You’re complaining?
Luc: I am.
Gabe: I’ll start. Luc is…creative.
Luc: *barks out a laugh* That’s the best you could do?
Gabe: It’s better than “seriously?”
Luc: *looks back at Emilie* See what I have to put up with? Okay, give me a second… Got it! Gabe is…bright.
Gabe: *throws up hands* You admire my brightness?
Luc: *shoots a glare at Gabe* What do you want from me?
Gabe: I guess a reasonable answer is too much to hope for?
Luc: *slumps in chair* Fine. He’s loyal, I suppose.
Gabe: *nods* And Luc is courageous…when he wants to be.

Emilie: Luc, you’ve gone through some big changes. What has been the best/worst part?
Luc: Worst part, there are some things I could do before that I can’t anymore. Things like possess people. *shoots glance at Frannie*
Frannie: *blushes*
Luc: *lifts eyebrows* Best part, Frannie and I can be together in other ways.
Frannie: *blushes deeper*

Emilie: Gabe, have there been any moments where you wished you weren't an angel and didn't have to act accordingly?
Gabe: *clears throat* *eyes flick to Frannie* There are times… *shifts in chair* *clears throat again* *swallows* Yes.

Emilie: So Frannie, ever thought you would be the key to preventing the world as you know it from ending? No pressure, right?
Frannie: The thing about that is, I don’t think it’s me. Everyone keeps saying I can do this thing, but I can’t. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure they have the wrong sister. I mean, if anyone’s hooked into the whole angel/demon thing, it’s Grace, not me. But every time I try to tell Luc and Gabe that, they just give me that look. *waves hand at the boys*
Luc: *purses lips and drums fingers on table*
Gabe: *sighs and scrunches face at Frannie*

Emilie: Final question, what would each of you say or do to convince people who haven't read your story to do so?
Frannie: You know, it’s actually been a little annoying to have that Lisa chick following us around taking dictation, and I’m really sort of a private person, so if you don’t want to read the books, that’s okay with me. *flicks a glance at Luc then Gabe* There are some pretty embarrassing parts, if you want the truth.
Gabe: *clears throat and diverts eyes*
Luc: *shrugs a shoulder and tips back in chair* What she said.

So thank you Luc, Frannie and Gabe for allowing me to ask you these questions. Your answers were certainly quite intriguing. 

The Giveaway

So if you want to find out more about those "pretty embarrassing parts" Frannie was talking about here's your chance. Lisa has offered up one signed book (of the winner's choice of Personal Demons, Original Sin or Last Rite) to be given away as part of the tour. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open US/CANADA ONLY.

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For more about Lisa Desrochers you can find her on Twitter or you can check out her blog. Be sure to check the Appearances page since she may be coming your way in the near future!

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  1. It is so hard to pick! So many authors seem like rockstars to me! :D

  2. I loved this idea and the multi-character interview was so amazing to read! This is such an awesome stop and Lisa Desrochers is a total rockstar! I refuse to let that series end - I still can't believe it's over. *sobs*

    But thank you for hosting this amazing author and for coming up with such a fantastic idea! You seriously rock too!

  3. All authors are rockstars to me!

  4. I have Personal Demons and Original Sin sitting on my shelf and I need to get to them soon! I've heard so many good things about these books.

    If I had to choose one author rockstar, it would have to be John Green. He's my all time fave. So many great authors to choose from though!

  5. Alyxandra Harvey! Absolutely adore her. And Susan Dennard is closing ranks too!

  6. Thanks so much for being a host. This was an amazing interview!!

  7. There are so many authors who inspire me, some of which are John Green, Cassandra Clare, and Maggie Stiefvater.

  8. I think all authors are rockstars cause they write such wonderful stories for us to read.

  9. I think all authors are rockstars!

  10. Pretty much all of them. I love what they write!

  11. Richelle Mead and John Green are definitley rockstars to me.

  12. I love Kim Harrison, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, and Cassandra Clare!


  13. I love Kiersten White because she is such a funny gal. I also met Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton, they were really awesome!

  14. Well, I hosted Gena Showalter and I still say she's mine but I'm gonna have to read Lisa's books quick like b/c I'm really liking these three!!! I actually won the second book and then went out and bought the first book but I haven't gotten to them yet *hangs head in shame*. Stupid huge TBR!!!

    Awesome interview!! I really enjoyed it!!!

  15. So many authors are rock stars to me! Linda Howard is one of them.
    ~Fiery Na

  16. I have so many: Rachel Vincent, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Devon Monk, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Richelle Mead, Keri Arthur, Rachel Caine. The list could go on and on.

  17. I'm write with all of you. There are simply too many rock star authors out there! A few that I personally love are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, David Eddings, Orson Scott Card, Gena Showalter... really the list could go on. Just keep writing so we can keep reading!

  18. Lisa Shearin is my rock star. Her novels are amazing and make me actually want to read adult novels (seeing I'm an adult that only reads teens haha)

  19. There's too many to list. I couldn't even begin.

  20. Sarah Rees Brennan and Maggie Stiefvater for sure! Every time I see something written by these authors I freak out and start plotting how I will get my hands on it ^^

  21. All those indie and self pub authors out there who bust their butt to get their book known! :D
    Oh and of course Jennifer Armentrout and Veronica Roth!

  22. There are so many! But I suppose Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cassandra Clare, Colleen Houck and Richelle Mead are at the top.


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