Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! This week’s guests are Ryan and Zavier. Thanks, guys.

To know more about Ryan and Zavier, nab Demon of Mine by Rayna Vause, available from Dreamspinner Press. You can find Rayna–with more of Ryan and Zavier, and her other projects–on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ryan: Ok Zav, just a few more questions to answer.
Zavier *holding up a hand to stop Ryan*: I’ve already answered questions. No more.
Ryan *sitting next to Zavier whacking his thigh*: Come on, it will be fun. There’s only 5. Besides we already agreed to do it.
Zavier: You mean we were volunteered?
Ryan *glaring*: Zavier.
Zavier *sighing*: Ok let do this.

Ryan: Question one, ‘What’s the best part of the day?’ Hmm… Dinner time. No matter how busy we get, Zav and I try to eat dinner together as much as possible.
Zavier *nodding*: I can agree with that. I love having that time near the end of the day just to sit and eat and be us.
Ryan *smiling*: Sometimes you’re so sweet.

Zavier *hunching*: Moving along. ‘What is the first thing you notice: Eyes or smile?’ Oh, this one is easy. *smiling at Ryan* It was your beautiful green eyes.
Ryan *smirking*: I thought it was my body.
Zavier *shrugs*: Well this time it was, but body wasn’t an option.

Ryan: Question three, ‘Morning bird or night owl.’ I like morning, but you’re a night owl.
Zavier: Byproduct of my job as a demon. Most of my business got done in the middle of the night. You get into a pattern.
Ryan: Makes sense.
Zavier: I do that on occasion.
Ryan *nudging Zavier with his elbow*: A very rare occasion.
Zavier *snorts*: Watch it buddy. What’s the next question?

Ryan: ‘One word to describe you current relationship.’ I’d have to go with Happy.
Zavier: Good word, I’d agree. *linking hands with Ryan*

Ryan *smiling*: Last question. ‘What would you do with a no strings attached second wish?’ That’s a tough one all things considered, I’m a little leery about wishes.
Zavier: Well I know what I’d do. I’d get a phone with teleportation capabilities. I miss teleportation. I miss it so much.
Ryan *rolling eyes*: You need to get over that. Flying is not that bad.
Zavier: It sucks large and it’s so slow.
Ryan: Alright you. Let’s go get you a little cheese to go with that whine.
Zavier: Just so long as it’s not soy cheese. *wandering off toward the kitchen*
Ryan *sighing*
Zavier. *shakes his head*

Thanks Elle for having us today! It’s been a blast.


Climbing the corporate ladder can be hell… DemonofMineAs a collections demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good collections demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan. Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity. While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope. [Amazon || Barnes&Noble || All Romance eBooks]

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Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! Please enjoy this Best of Friday Fun Five post featuring Alyssa Cole, Tere Michaels, K.A. Mitchell, Kate McMurray, and Rayna Vause. Thanks, everyone!

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1) Alyssa, if you could bring one fantasy creature to life which would you choose?

Okay, this question has one obvious answer: Falkor the luck dragon from The Neverending Story. He’s cute, furry, and I’d never have to worry about airfare again.

2) Tere: Castle or cottage?

Cottage. Castles are too drafty and I would spend all my time muttering about the heating bill while stomping about wearing a blanket like a cape.

3) K.A.: Sunny spring day or rainy fall day?

Rainy fall day, please. Love them. Give me a drive and rain and fall and some Chris Cornell coming out of my speakers, and I’m in heaven.

4) What is your favorite word, Kate?

Well, James Lipton, the first one that came to mind was “pomegranate.” I like a multisyllabic word.

5) You’re getting treated to lunch every day for always–but the meal will always be the same. What’s on the menu?

Tough question. There are so many yummy things to eat on a regular basis. I think I’d have to go with a variety of breakfast foods. Pancakes, waffles, omelets, the works. Of course, I’d need dessert too. The Borders near where I went to college used to sell these chocolate coated walnut brownies. Those would have to be included oh and Daiquiri Ice. It’s this sorbet like creation from Baskin Robbins that has lime in it with a hint of rum flavoring. Yum.


friday fun five teaFriday Fun Five is a weekly feature hosted by Elle Brownlee where she poses a different batch of five fun questions to various people in the writing world.

Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! This week’s guest is Rayna Vause. Thanks, Rayna!

To know more about Rayna Vause, check out www.raynavause.com or see what she’s up to on twitter (@Rayna_Vause). Her latest literary triumph is the sale of her urban fantasy novel, Demon of Mine, to Dreamspinner Press. Rayna is also the organizer of the Create Something Magical writers’ and readers’ convention, an annual event in Iselin, New Jersey. This year’s conference takes place March 21-22. For details visit www.lsfwriters.com/conference.

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1) Is there a specific quote, essay, or even fortune cookie you once read that’s really stayed with you?

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. This quote appeals to my inner rebel and my sense of adventure. I guess this explains why I’m always being accused of being a trouble maker.

2) Jewel tones or earth tones?

Both.

3) Snakes or spiders?

Absolutely snakes. When I was in high school, I volunteered in the Live Animal Unit at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. The LAU was home to a variety of animals most of which couldn’t return to the wild due to injury or domestication. In the unit, they had a room that just housed snakes and lizards. While I was working there I got the opportunity to handle ball pythons and boa constrictors. It was at first disconcerting, then sort of awesome. While I have no plans to go out and get myself a pet python, I did develop an appreciation for snakes.

Never been a fan of spiders. Ever since I saw the movie Arachnophobia they’ve really freaked me out. It was those eyes. Ugh, so creepy.

4) What is your favorite word?

Megalomaniacal. It’s the first thing that popped into my head. It’s not a word that I’ve used often, but I have managed to work it into a conversation. Not sure what that says about me. I like the word because it’s a bit of a tongue twister, but also because I’m a Pinky and The Brain fan.

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5) You’re getting treated to lunch every day for always–but the meal will always be the same. What’s on the menu?

Tough question. There are so many yummy things to eat on a regular basis. I think I’d have to go with a variety of breakfast foods. Pancakes, waffles, omelets, the works. Of course, I’d need dessert too. The Borders near where I went to college used to sell these chocolate coated walnut brownies. Those would have to be included oh and Daiquiri Ice. It’s this sorbet like creation from Baskin Robbins that has lime in it with a hint of rum flavoring. Yum.


RAYNA VAUSE writes stories that mix a little action, a little adventure, and a little paranormal. Her books feature gay andRayna Vause-4096-color-sm straight couples because everyone deserves a happily ever after. A perpetual student, Rayna has collected more degrees and certifications then she cares to admit. She is also a cat lover, a martial artist, a video game enthusiast, a Disney fanatic, and a Pop Tart aficionado.