Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Luc's guest post

Lisa bribed me with her soul to do a guest post today because she’s still editing Hellbent. Frannie pointed out that it was really unfair of me to make that deal since Lisa's soul was already headed our direction, but I’m really not all that concerned with being fair. It just made sense to cement it.

Anyway, I’m not much for guest posts, but I got a chance to make Lisa squirm interview Lisa a few months back when she was doing a guest post. Although I’m not a Creature of Sloth, I do believe in efficiency, so, for my post, I’m re-running that interview here. If you have questions for me, post them in comments and I’ll post answers when I get around to it.

Addendum: One brave soul has asked a question.
Sunlight Shadows wants to know: "Out of all the Creatures of Sin, which are your least favorite to deal with, and why?"
Creatures of Pride are superior to all others. Creatures of Wrath can’t chill long enough to get anything done, the Greedy sit around and pine for what they don’t have, and the Envious pine for what others have, the Gluttonous are too busy gorging themselves, and don’t even get me started on the Lazy. Sloth is the worst. They’re totally useless. Each of them is repulsive in their own way.

Here is Lisa's guest post from Paranormal Point of View. Arrivederci.

When Paranormal Point of View asked me to put together a guest post for the blog, I wasn’t sure what to do. I was thinking maybe something about the writing process and how Personal Demons came to be.
But then Luc, my demon and one of my narrators from Personal Demons, told me that idea was boring. What he actually said is that I’m boring. He insisted on conducting an interview to liven up the post. I’ve agreed to do it, but I’m wondering if I’ve made a mistake, because, as I sit here staring at him across the table, it feels like he has an agenda.
Luc: Everyone is writing angel books these days. *stares hard at me*
Me: Um…yeah…?
Luc: So?
Me: *beginning to sweat* So…?
Luc: So why did you write a demon book.
Me: Um… *clears throat* Well…Personal Demons is sort of an angel book—in a way…
Luc: *leans forward as eye narrow* It’s called Personal DEMONS, not Personal Angels. It’s a demon book.
Me: *drops gaze* I suppose it is.
Luc: In the other books, it seems that the *air quotes* demons are often fallen angels. Why didn’t you make me a fallen angel?
Me: Because you aren’t. *glances up to gage reaction*
Luc: *smiles smugly* No. I’m most definitely not. *pushes foot against table and tips chair back* Why did you decide to make me different?
Me: *starting to relax a little* Well, actually you decided that. You’re the one telling the story—well, you and Frannie.
Luc: *smiles*
Me: I’m just the poorly paid help with the laptop. And, while we’re on the subject, could you two talk a little slower. I can’t keep up with your conversations.
Luc: *lowers chair legs to the ground* You should be happy we let you listen in at all. Don’t push your luck.
Me: *drops gaze again* You’re right. Sorry.
Luc: *slouches back in chair* So, my origin is actually pretty interesting. How did you come up with the concept of demons being borne of sin?
Me: Well…your name, Lucifer Cain, popped into my head one day and I went on-line to research the story of Cain and Abel. I found an article that talked about the origin of sin. The phrase “creatures of sin” kept coming up and, as I flipped that over in my mind it occurred to me that, in my fictional Hell, there could be actual creatures of sin. In your case, you were borne of Pride.
Luc: *glares at me*
Me: *sinks deeper into chair*
Luc: Why did you make me a Creature of Pride?
Me: *snorts* You’re joking, right?
Luc: *glares harder at me*
Me: *thinking this interview was a really bad idea* *nearly slides off the chair under the table*
Luc: Where did you get the idea for me to work in Acquisitions?
Me: *takes a deep breath* I knew you were coming after Frannie’s soul, so where else would you work?
Luc: *drums fingers on tabletop* I suppose that makes a certain amount of sense.
Me: *nods and blows out a relieved breath*
Luc: Did you know I’d fall for Frannie? *scrutinizes me with narrow eyes*
Me: *straightening in my chair and trying not to let him see me shake* I had a pretty good idea…
Luc: *leans forward, eyes flashing red* You knew that the cherub would too.
Me: *squirming in chair* I knew there was a chance that Gabe would be drawn to her.
Luc: *through gritted teeth* And I suppose your going to tell me there was nothing you could do about that.
Me: *shrugging without looking at him* Poorly paid help. Laptop. Remember…?
Luc: *blows out tense sigh* Then you also know it’s only a matter of time before I take him out.
Me: *shrugging again* That’s between you and him.
Luc: *nods, satisfied* So you won’t get in the way?
Me: *wiggling fingers in the air* Help… Laptop…
Luc: Good. *leans back again* So, there’s nothing you can to about Frannie?
Me: Um…how so?
Luc: *fixes me in a hard gaze*
Me: *shaking head* You know she doesn’t listen to me either.
Luc: She’s going to get herself killed. *eyes darken*
Me: Then it probably wouldn’t be in her best interest for you to take Gabe out…
Luc: *pushes glowing fist across table* Are you saying he can keep her safer than I can?
Me: *sweating again* I’m saying it may take both of you.
Luc: *sighs deeply* *tucks hand into pocket* I know you’re right, but Gabriel? *grimaces* Of all the slimy celestials they could have sent…
Me: *shrugs* So, any chance there might be a truce?
Luc: *glowing eyes snap to mine* This is my interview. I ask the questions.
Me: *holding up hands* Sorry. So what else do you want to know?
Luc: *eyes lock on mine* What’s going to happen in Original Sin?
Me: Lots of stuff.
Luc: *smirks* Could you be a little more specific?
Me: Well, there are more angels…
Luc: *rolls eyes*
Me: And demons!
Luc: Great. And I suppose they come for Frannie?
Me: King Lucifer still wants her, so…yeah.
Luc: *blows out a sigh* You’re not going to make this easy on me, are you?
Me: *lifts hands and wiggle fingers again* Laptop…
Luc: Yeah, right. *stands abruptly* If you’re not going to be any more helpful than that, I’m gone.
Me: *relieved* Okay, so, we’re done?
Luc: *smiles, amused* I’ve got history homework.
Me: *cracks up despite myself* Yeah, right.
Luc: *turns for the door* See ya, Laptop.
Me: *wondering if I’ll ever live that down*


  1. I think this is my favorite interview.It never fails to make me laugh.

    Luc, you and Lisa are quite an entertaining duo *looks around nervously* and I mean that with the utmost respect.

  2. Very entertaining. :) always interesting to see what kinda of questions a demon may ask.

  3. Best. Interview. Ever!!! I love Luc! (That's definitely not a secret.)
    Cannot wait for Original Sin. And more Luc/Frannie action.. *grins*

  4. Thank you, Luc, for being so efficient. I was desperately trying to find this interview and couldn't remember where I'd read it! (This interview actually convinced me to read Personal Demons, so I wanted to come back now that I've read it and see what I missed. History homework... *cracks up with Lisa*)

    Considering your magnificent powers of intimidation, I think Lisa did rather well. And, as far as sins go, Pride is a good one. Seems better than sloth or wrath or gluttony, anyway. Which begs the question, out of all the "creatures of sin", which are your least favorite to deal with, and why?

  5. I love these interviews! Thank you :).

  6. I remember reading this interview and it has to be my most favourite EVER involving a character from the a book! :D Ahhhh, Luc...

  7. Luc, You are the coolest person ever. You always know how to make me laugh.

    Who would want a lame, sparkling vampire when you can have a hot demon from hell? ;)

  8. I love this interview!! Can't wait for Original Sin to come out!!

  9. This is a great interview! I really enjoyed reading it...I simply cant wait for Original Sin! :-)

  10. This is totally the greatest interview of all time!

  11. I saw this the first go-round, but I'd forgotten how funny it was.

    Help... Laptop :)

  12. That was so unbelievably funny! You are one of my favorite writers! I wish you would collect all these interviews, I've read others too, and put them in a published book. They are that funny and written so well! I LOVE Luc, he's just *ahhh* perfect. Please publish these interviews in a book!

  13. Luc cinfinite to be my favorite Little Demon. I adored the "Laptop" comment...so v v fitting!!! :]