A Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop

Coming June 21, 2012
What hempen home-spuns have we swagg’ring here,
so near the cradle of the fairy queen?

Puck, Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop has high hopes of honoring the 2012 summer solstice with a character interview spectacle. Characters will be interviewed not by author/reviewer bloggers…but other characters. (No, I’m not taking credit for that idea.) The twist…the characters will be paired by lots drawn out of a hat. Probably my son’s bike helmet. Possibly by my son. There may be video.

On June 21, the interviews will be posted to the authors’ individual blogs. I’ll have the links posted here. More details to come, as soon as I figure out what they are.

Update June 22: Links to the interviews are posted below.

The Pairings*

Christine Ashworth + Claire Gillian

Gregor Caine, whom Ashworth describes as tall, dark, and executive, is a man who exercises control out of belief the world will fall apart if he doesn’t. Circe, then, might be the last person who whom he’d choose to have beer. First, she’s a siren with a proven track record of sinking ships. Second, she uses sign language when speaking to humans.

Post #1: A Mermaid and a Tribred walk into a bar…
Post #2: Welcome to A Midsummer’s Night Blog Hop!

Cindy Young-Turner + Sasha Summers

Sydney has survived on the streets of Last Hope most of her life through pickpocketing and prostitution. Nineteen now, she’s a resistance fighter supporting a bastard prince. Whatever will she think of Poseidon, the sexy-and-he-knows-it God of the Seas? Hmm….

Post #1: Interview with the God of the Sea
Post #2: Midsummer Night Blog Hop GUEST Interview!!!!

Krystal Wade + Kinley Baker

Caleb and Arland  will find they have a lot to talk about. Both have witnessed the slaughter of women and children, and both are leaders of people pushed to the brink of extinction. Caleb’s a bit old fashioned when it comes to women though. Kate Wilde’s invited to the conversation, but she might choose to catch up with her sister while the men compare scars.

Post #1: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop
Post #2: Oh Arland Maher!

Lindsay Loucks + Diane Hayes

Goth chic Leigh Baxton, 15, is the type to hit first and ask questions later. I wonder which she’ll find cuter: Micah Fuller’s admirable restraint with his Gift of Suggestion? Or his crush on Haley Miller (who’s Leigh’s age.)

Post #1: A Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop Character Interview
Post #2: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop

Raven Bower + S.M. Boyce

As women living in dangerous worlds, Kara Magari and Shayla Dormyr may have a lot to talk about…friends, enemies, magic, bladed weapons, hot guys….

Post #1: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop: Sneak Peak at Shayla from Bleeding Edge
Post #2: Midsummer’s Eve Blog Hop Character Interview (What a Mouthful!)

Louann Carroll + Siobhan Muir

Julianna is so new to the werewolf world, her nomination for Alpha may have come with a vocabulary quiz. The abrupt upheaval of her life may give her something to talk about with pregnant mother Kellyn O’Brien, a woman who has never known quite where she belongs.

Post #1: A Midsummer’s Night Blog Hop: A Shadow of Time
Post #2: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop and Giveaway 

Rebecca Hamilton + Sandra Bunino

Sara Wiley, 24, is an architect who restores neglected structures, but her personal life is ruin she can’t quite fix. Ivory’s not much different, but as she’s been a Cruor since the Salem witch trials, she’s been dragging her baggage around a few centuries longer. I see them getting along, if Sara can keep up with Ivory’s snark, and Ivory can resist snacking on Sara.

Post #1: Midsummer’s Night Blog Hop: Sara and Ivory meet for the First Time
Post #2: A Midsummer Night with Ivory and Sara

Avery Olive + Kary Rader

The next pairing is odd, to be sure. Avant, lord of Domentus Ventium, is a student of the classics…history, philosophy, war. Those who know him mistake his intensity for severity, so the very sight of him may scare the pants off Xylia and Landon. The teens and their relationship with death may interest the scholar. This conversation has great potential.

Post #1: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop
Post #2: Two Fun Hops and A Tell-All Interview with Prizes

Jean Murray + Wendy Russo

Asar, Egyptian God of the Underworld, desires vengeance at all costs against a malevolent goddess that stole his soul. Meanwhile, he serves as judge, jury, and executioner for the souls seeking refuge in Aaru, Paradise Isle of the Underworld. Seventeen-year-old Matty Ducayn, an unruly math-minded genius and occasional smart ass, may offend Asar in three seconds flat. Or maybe not.

Post #1: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop
Post #2: Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop: Asar Welcomes Matty to Aaru

Alrighty ladies, we are T-minus 20 days and counting!

*Note: Posted conversations may or may not resemble the descriptions above.

Update #1: The Participants

Sandra Bunino
Sara Wiley (Sara’s Smile)
Siobhan Muir
Julianna Morris (Queen Bitch)

Jean Murray
Asar, Egyptian God of the Underworld (Key to the Cursed)

Sasha Summers
Poseidon (Loves of Olympus)

Raven Bower
Shayla Dormyr (Weeping Dark: Bleeding Edge)

Avery Olive
Xylia Morana & Landon Phoenix (A Stiff Kiss)

Krystal Wade
Kate Wilde & Arland Maher (Darkness Fall Series)

Rebecca Hamilton
Ivory (The Forever Girl)

Kary Rader
Avant (The Implanting)

Kinley Baker
Caleb (Denied, Book Two in the Shadowed Love Series)

Diane Hayes
Micah Fuller (Rift Healer)

Christine Ashworth
Gregor Caine (Blood Dreams & Demon Hunt)

Louann Carroll
Kellyn (Shadow of Time)

Kelly Seguin
Liz Covias and Nate Catriona (Ashes, Ashes – Secrets of the Heavens Series)

Lindsay Loucks
Leigh Baxton (The Grave Winner)

S.M. Boyce
Kara Magari (The Grimoire Trilogy)

Cindy Young-Turner
Sydney (Thief of Hope)

Claire Gillian
Circe (Tidal Whispers)

Wendy Russo
Matty Ducayn (January Black)


10 thoughts on “A Midsummer Night’s Blog Hop

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