Monday, October 1, 2007
The Draconis and the Stallion by Laura Elliott
Tell us about your heroine --- the female lead in your book.
She has red eyes, flame resistant skin, a spiked tail, and she can breathe fire. Need I say more?
Wing is a sentinel – a border guardian between the human and Draconis world. That’s her people, the Draconis. They are the evolved descendents of dragons, forced to live in an alternate dimension to escape the centuries of butchery by humans.
It’s her job to keep the species separate to prevent more violence, and maybe someday, help pave the way to unite the two.
What's her name?
Codename is Wing, real name is Annie – but don’t tell anyone. She only lets people she trusts know her real name.
Why did you pick that name?
Wing sometimes imagines she can fly, the feel of wind in her face, the current underneath her, just like her ancestors. The only problem is that evolution took care of the wings, but it didn’t take away the desire to soar.
Give us a brief description of how she looks.
She looks human, for the most part. Her facial features have a reptilian look, almost predatory. It helps her intimidate humans. She’s wiry and athletic – she has to be to do her job, as a border guardian. Chasing demons and escaped psychopaths is a great workout.
She has a long, whip-like tail with dozens of tiny spikes (it’s hell on the bed sheets). When Wing goes out in public, she wears long trench coats and wraps her tail around her waist, spikes out of course.
Is there anything unusual about her appearance?
You could say that. Her spiked tail is her best weapon, and her red eyes glow when she’s aroused.
Who does she love? Why?
She loves a human warrior who goes by the codename Stallion. She makes quite a few jokes at his expense for having such a crappy codename. He’s the first person to accept her as she is and not try to put her in a freak show or sell her to a research study. Plus, he makes one heck of a partner when it comes to catching the bad guys.
Does this person love her?
You bet he does. He’s never seen anything like her and that’s saying a lot. He’s a demon hunter. They met on a case of mistaken identity.
Tell us about her family.
She comes from a long line of border guardians, trained from birth to take her parents place as soldier and sentinel. She’s never actually lived in the realm of her people, the Draconis. She was born and raised among humans but never found acceptance among them.
Where is she from?
America. The FBI puts up with her existence because she keeps the bad things out of this dimension. And she pays her taxes.
Does her hometown affect her behavior, thoughts and attitude?
Not really. She likes humans, likes living on Earth but she’s never felt like she had a home. She walks among them in hiding, never able to show her true nature out of fear for her life. All she really wants is acceptance, maybe even love.
What does she want out of life?
A place to call home, love, and family. She might be able to breathe fire but in the end, she’s not all that different from the rest of us.
What's her biggest secret? (Only share if it isn't a spoiler in the story.)
Her biggest secret – she’s afraid to spend the rest of her life alone, alienated from the world.
Did you write more than one story about her?
Not yet, more of her adventures will come soon.
How would she describe you?
As her torturer. I put her through hell, making her run for days on end with only scraps to eat, driven to catch demons and child-killers.
Is there anything else about your heroine that we need to know? Feel free to share.
She loves to watch Oprah.
Please provide your website link.
What is the link to buy your book?
It was wonderful to meet her. Thank you for bringing her to meet us.