I’d like to thank Shandy Jo for having me on her blog today. I thought it would be fun to do a short character interview with Selene, the main character of my novel, Affairs of the Dead, so you could get to know her a little bit. Here goes!
- What do you do on your days off?
This would be assuming I have days off! Lately even my weekends are swallowed up by work, but I’ll tell you what I’d love to do on my next day off, hit up that strip club Bump and Moan with a few girlfriends. This time it will be for non-working reasons.
- If you weren’t a necromancer what would you be doing for a living?
Becoming a working necromancer is actually what gave my life some direction after my grandmother died, so I think if I hadn’t gone down this path I’d probably be working in the Underground doing illegal things. Or I’d be a circus clown in a traveling show.
- Favorite time of day?
Any time I don’t have a whiny ghost harassing me to track down his stolen body. So I guess I don’t have a favorite time of day at the moment.
- If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you bring?
I’d bring one thing: a boat. Then I’d row home.
- Boxers or briefs on men?
- Best date you’ve ever been on?
I’ll have to get back to you on that one. You know, when I actually have a good date to talk about.
- What’s your favorite thing to cook?
If by cook you mean order, then I’d have to say I don’t play favorites, usually I just stick my hand into my menu drawer and whatever I pull out is my favorite for that day.
- What do you love most about your job?
There’s never a dull moment with working with ghost clients, the things I end up doing to settle their affairs are always different, even a little bizarre sometimes. I love working at a job that’s challenging, even if those challenges can be a real bitch sometimes.
Hope you enjoyed that little insight to Selene!
Affairs of the Dead by A.J.
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
ebook, 341 pages
Published April 19th 2013 by Etopia Press (first published April 1st 2013)
Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…
Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.
But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…
ABOUT A.J. Locke
A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad, now residing in New York City. Affairs of the Dead is her debut novel, and other than writing she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, graphic design, and watching too much television.
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