Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Interview with Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson (Giveaway Included)!

Today at A2H we have the notoriously fab Grim Reaper, Charley Davidson. Welcome Charley, we are so excited to have you here with us. We can’t wait to learn more out what has happened since you found out a very sexy neighbor was moving in, but we know you aren’t a kiss and tell kind of reaper. Therefore we decided to delve deeper into who Charley Davidson really is and ask some interesting questions. 

Hey Cat! Thanks so much for having me! I love the ‘notoriously fab’ part of your description. Nice. 

Everyone has come to know you are a huge TV fan, endless hours if not days of watching TV.  If you could pick just one, what action would your name be if it were a verb? 

You know that dip at the bottom of the spine of a man’s back where it meets the buttocks? I would be the verb that describes the action of licking that spot. 

We all want to know, have you met your Prince Charming?  Does he exist?

Prince Charming might not be the right phrasing, but yes, I believe I have. He just happens to be my new neighbor, but Prince Cryptic might work better. Or Prince Dark and Enigmatic. 

Describe yourself using three words.

1. Confident-ish

2. Fun (in a pinch)
3. And . . . (what is the opposite of trustworthy?)

Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why.

While fall is my favorite season, I’m probably more of a spring. Mostly because I’m springy. And I have a spring in my step, but only because my stepmother forced me to walk with a book on my head for weeks one year, trying to get me ready for a beauty contest. My spring is a direct rebellion of that horrid time. I came in 39th out of 40 due to the fact that #40 had suffered a short bout of vertigo, which resulted in great bodily harm. Still, no one could sport a neck brace in a bikini better. She deserved the title for her cojones alone. 

We all know of your love of snarky and offbeat t-shirts.  If you were to create a slogan for your life to place on a t-shirt, what would it be? (Example: Eat tacos, drink coffee, and be merry, for tomorrow, my may die.)

Oh, fun! A slogan for my life. I think I’ll have to go with my favorite T-shirt saying: 

If you were to name one piece of clothing that describes you, what would you say? 

Underwear, because it can be sexy one moment and downright filthy the next. 

Just about everyone has a celebrity crush, if you could switch bodies with a certain celebrity, who would it be and why?

For years, I’ve had a thing for the body on Jensen Ackles, but I want to touch it, not wear it. If I could switch, I’d probably go with someone who has long slim legs, large bedroom eyes, and Crest white teeth: Bugs Bunny. 

Everyone loves when you waltz in wearing your bugs slippers. What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?

You mentioned Bugs!!! I’m officially in love with you. Once again, I am going to have to go with the all-powerful Bugs. He uses his brain to outwit his enemies, his expert grasp of the double entendre to confuse and confound them, and he does it all while taunting them mercilessly. His sense of direction isn’t that great, but that turn at Albuquerque is easy to miss. 

Imagine that MTV Cribs has just knocked on your door…..What will we see when they  look in your refrigerator? No Cristal?

If I had advanced warning, they’d see lots of fresh salad-y stuff and lean sandwich meats. Possibly an imported beer or two. But if they just popped in, they’d probably see a few fur-covered vegetables, a dried out wedge of cheese, and an old hotdog. 

Your life as a private detective has placed you in some dangerous situations.  What if you were a spy, what would your alias be?

While I’d love to be Daniel Craig’s Miss Moneypenny, I think my spy name would have to be something cool and mysterious like the White Rabbit. Partly because Bugs is a rabbit and, well, I want to be Bugs. Or marry him. Either way.   

Thank you for stopping over and giving us a small, fun glimpse into your life. We can’t wait for you to come back and tell us all about your new neighbor. 

Thank you so much again for having me!!! I have to say, I love your spy name question. I’d love to hear what your readers think their spy names would be! 

Want to know our spy names? We visited the Spy Generators 
listed below and this is what we came up with..

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper.  She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire.  However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case.  Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth…but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.  When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help.  Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay. Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Darynda Jones.

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Tracy Kilgore said...

Love this series!

melonhead said...

Ivana Maxx

becca69 said...

Waiting for the book store to open!

Elizabeth Pertuit said...

Cant wait cant wait...Time needs to find me a day off of both jobs so I can sit and read till the book closes shut at the end..:))

Traci Horton said...

LOVED the interview! Prince Cryptic *giggle* Hearing from Charley started my day off with a smile!

"Starlet Grey" aka Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

Darynda said...

Thanks again for having me and good luck everyone!

Brandy said...

Natalia Gold... I thnk I like it

Mel Scifi said...

Love the interview! I would definitely go by Willa B. Lost.

Mary Davis said...

I have not been fortunate to see a ghost although I believe the spirits are there.

Marie Brown said...

That was a TON of fun!! LOVE the interview. Charley YOU ROCK! I have never seen a ghost but I have seen an angel.

Mansa said...

I love your beautiful blog! and Charley is my kind of heroine! I love her and all her traits!!

Crissy said...

Fun interview :) My spy name is Tristana Restine lol.

Amber Hughes said...

Great interview with Charley! My spy name is Amethyst Gerima. Haha!

Shannon Patel said...

Great interview!

tinah924 said...

Love Charley!

Tamran said...

My spy name would be Kitty Blue. Just came up with that haha

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Gotta love Charley! Bugs Bunny awesome! I love this series and Darynda Jones! To answer the question no I haven't seen a ghost but I have experienced some ghostly things.

Wkonsunshine said...

Jensen Ackles? I just love the name!

Never seen a ghost, but have been on a ghost tour and that was creepy enough!

AquarianDancer said...

My name is Boo Starlight. Funny since I love Rainbow Brite and my favorite character was Starlight. :-D

Vi Jelvez said...

Great interview! I really can't wait to read Fifth grave. I love Charley, she's amazing <3

One Lazy Mom said...

I have the best spy name--Storm Goodbody! Oh, and I LOVE this interview, but I especially love the whole series!

sarah corbin said...

there was this one time back when i was little that it was christmas morning and im always a snoop.. so it was early in the morning, still dark outside, and i peeked into our living room and i had seen someone going from our living room to the kitchen. i thought it was my parents but it turns out that they were still in bed at that time..

GLORIA said...

Love the interview! so excited to read Fifth Grave!

Sabrina Johnson said...

No ghost sightings! But < 3 <3 <3 Darynda!!

nooknutt said...

I would be Sassy Gold - pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
I LOVE Charley! She is my idol!

Texas Book Lover said...

Never seen one but when I was little my mother swears my room was rearranged by ghosts while I slept in my bed. I do remember waking up with all my furniture rearranged one time and there is no way my mom could of done it and my dad was a work so who knows!

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

I have yet to start this series...my spy name was Cross :)

Elizabeth H. said...

I've never seen a ghost before but my mom has. She also watches those ghost chaser TV shows which totally freaks me out. I know ghosts are out there, but I'm certainly not going to chase after them!! If a ghost told me to "get out" I would get the f*** out!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Beth H.

Ashley said...

Yay! I get my copy of Fifth Grave tomorrow!
This is such a cute blog post! I love it!

Kamla L. said...

From TNT: Ice Dasher
From Rum & Monkey: Alisa Laurene
Both very cool. Just might have to adopt these as aliases :)

I've never seen a ghost and a good thing that is because I'd probably wet myself and die from a heart attack if I did. I do all my paranormal living through my reading.

Marybeth Costello said...

I would be Lacey Storm...lol...I like it :)

Mary Preston said...

My Mother has seen a ghost. A young child in a long nightdress.

Martha Lawson said...

Never saw a ghost! My spy name is Natasha Slick! Can't wait to read this one, this is one of my favorite series. Thanks for the chance.

Vi Jelvez said...

I've never seen one and I'm pretty sure that if I do I would get the f*** out of there faster as I can haha. Actually I don't know what could be my spy name but I would like it to be mysterious and stuff.

Bookworm Brandee said...

I've never seen one, but I swear there was one knocking in the closet when I stayed at The Stanley Hotel. (where Stephen King wrote The Shining) I stayed up most of the night freaked out! LOL

Great interview!! Oh, and my spy name is Lanelle Merice. ;)

donnas said...

Not directly but yes.

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