Oh wow! I LOVED Breed of Envy! I am a urban fantasy fan and when I stumbled across Lanie Jordan months ago on twitter I bought her first book, Breed of Innocence and have been anxiously awaiting Breed of Envy. It was worth the wait!
I made a vlog review for Lanie’s book birthday, and a character interview too. *Snoopy Dance* Click HERE. *whispers* I also made a character vid…I wear a lab coat!
Curl up… um bring your own sour patch kids!
The Queen of Tarts
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Me: Lanie my Lanie where for art thou ummm thee? I give up *collapse giggling on the couch* Come on in hon and snuggle on the couch. It’s a nice new couch… *pets the red velvet* Oh! I have a book birthday gift! Besides making you a vlog I have… *drumroll* sour patch kids! A bag for you and one for me. *beams*
Lanie: SQUEE! Kat, Kat! Love coming here! *bounces on new soft couch* And, gosh, more yummys. I’m totally blaming my re-snack-obsession of sour patch kids on you! I hadn’t had any in years before you mentioned them. And then I saw them in the store. It was like kismet. Or snackmet. *noms* We might need another bag or two before this is done… Would now be a good time to warn you I may never leave? Too late!
Hon- I have to tell you how much I love what you’re doing with the Breed Chronicles. I love the journey Jade is on and seeing her face the challenges at the school at dealing with crap and drama and stupid heads. 😉 And Linc *sigh* we’ve both said it… but if I was younger or he was older…. *daydreams*
Lanie: Awh, thanks! I do love Jade and her journey, too. I was terrible at school—hated it, actually—so Jade is kind of…I guess the person I wanted to be in school. Brave, smart, snarky without being mean, funny. Love her! And Linc. *Dreamy sigh* Yeah, he’s the guy I probably would’ve wanted to date back then. Or now, if I were younger or he were older. Is he being added to our list of men to fight over along with Dean? Hmm. That list might get really long really fast. Is Alec or Angel on it? Maybe Spike?
Me: Mmmmm Yes lists! I like lists 😉 Dean √ Link √ Spike √ Angel… sometimes Alec aka Jensen Acles from Dark Angel? Hell yeah!
Do you have like binders full of
women demons? I am in awe at the details and world building you have in the Breed books. *stares at Lanie’s head* what’s going on up in there? How do you come up with all the different species and the tech and the school schedule?!
Lanie: Well, most of my binders are electronic now, but I have notes and notes about everything—and calendars and images to keep things straight in my head. I work in Scrivener now (which is an awesome program, by the way) and use that for my world building bible. You can kind of get an idea of the info I have and how much note-taking is involved with this pic: http://laniejordan.com/img/lanie-scrivener.jpg
Me: oh! Cool! virtual note cards and stuff! Me likey
Lanie: Demons are one of the hardest things to come up with. I spend a good amount of time Googling different creates/insects/etc for details and names. I don’t mind if they’re totally different, but I want at least some basis of fact in there, too. The tech usually comes up on a need-to-have basis. And…honestly, I couldn’t tell you how I’ve thought of half the things I come up with, LOL. As for the school schedule…that’s one of the easier aspects, thankfully. 😀 Their schedule is kind of daunting, though. I’ve mentioned being scared of that world, right? Cause, really, I am. And next year? Oh, boy.
Me: As I was reading Breed of ENVY! (side note- I called it Breed of evil once! Envy makes way more sense as does the green tinge to the cover) Anyway as I was reading I was sucked into your story like into my fav tv shows… Like Buffy or Supernatural or *holds a pillow as a shield* Dark Angel. don’t bop me! I liked that show. 😛 I could visualize Jade’s life and I’m curious if it runs in your head like a movie too and do you have a big series arc and do you know how many books you’re hoping to tell her story in?
Lanie: Hey, I should’ve come to you for a title name! Breed of Evil is neat. Plus, my original cover was red (before I picked Envy as the title), so that would’ve made sense. *grin* I love Buffy, Supernatural, and Dark Angel, and I own them all on DVD! (So no bopping from me, promise! Ooh, maybe we could have a week-long marathon after this? Maybe two weeks. We’d probably chat. And giggle. A lot.)
Me: *Snoopy Dance* you too? I own all of those on DVD too! *fist bump* I sooo need a season marathon!
Lanie: I know some authors who do see their books as movies, and I have to say I envy those people. I don’t really see them that way, though. I just…know things. Lots and lots of things. Did I mention I have a rough calendar of the 20 years before the story actually starts? Lots of behind-the-scenes info, I have. 😀
Me: *shoves handful of sour patch kids in mouch* Yurrr *swallows* You are an evil tease!
Lanie: Yes, there’s a huge series arc that I have in my head (and written down!). All these little things that add up to bigger things. So, just because something seems small or inconsequential in the story, odds are it fits into place in the Big Scheme. And I’m not 100% sure on the number of books, I just know it’ll be somewhere between 6 and 10. (I have a rough idea for 10, but it may not work that way, but I know the entire story can’t really be told in anything less than 6 books.)
Me: Yay! I love to hear that! *bounces on couch*
Ok *bites head off red sour patch kid* I always have to do silly stuff in my interviews. Well, more silly stuff. *contemplates eating green and orange sour patch kids together* But I used some of my bestest questions on your visit last fall.
Lanie: The silly stuff is the funnest! And don’t worry. I’ll make sure to have some new obsessions this year, so you’ll have plenty of Twitter-stalking info to use against me. I mean, info to question me about. 😀
Me: *innocent look* Stalk? Who moi?
Soooo What’s your favorite color? Do you watch reality tv? Did you ever wear florescent leg warmers? Do you like pickles? *gasps for breath*
How do you do with run on questions huh? ?
Lanie: LOL. I <3 you so. Your interviews are made of awesome! Blue is my favorite color. No to reality TV (there’s a reason I read/write paranormal stuff ;)). I don’t think I’ve ever worn leg warmers of any kind (don’t shun me!). And no, no pickles! But I do like cheese. (See, I’ll even give you a freebie! Just don’t ask why I chose cheese.)
Me: I love cheese too! And honestly? I haven’t gotten into reality tv either… though we’re about too *evil laugh*
I threatened er PROMISED we’d play a game of Madlibs… nope, not telling what it is. You can make your answers as naughty or nice as you’d like 😀
PART OF THE BODY
TWITTER FRIEND (FEMALE)
PART OF THE BODY (PLURAL)
VERB ENDING IN “ING”
VERB ENDING IN “ING”
ANOTHER TWITTER FRIEND OR
RANDOM GIRLS NAME :p
ANOTHER GIRL’S NAME…
MAYBE A CRITIQUE PARTNER?
Me: *snicker* ok, I modified it a bit. It’s supposed to be females in the room but unless you’re at a bachelorette party? Lol I can’t wait to see the results….
Lanie: And I’m not ashamed to admit I’m both anxious and scared to see the results, too. Hold me? *whimpers and scoots closer to Kat*
Adult Mad Libs
Reality Show Drama
Did you miss the latest episode of The Real BOOK-wives of the CLOSET? Here’s a recap of all the HEAD stabbing behavior you don’t want to miss! So, remember how KAT wanted to give her sixteen-year-old daughter a pair of double D CALVES for her birthday? Turns out her dad is being sued for NURSE evasion and the bank is fore-RUNNING on their house! The girl threw a hissy fit and cried buckes of CATS. No plastic OCEAN for anyone, so sad! But wait! KAT is sweet-READING the doctor into a discount. So maybe this tale will have a MAGIC ending after all! Then, the single and ready to CALL MEL was seen at an ’80s party, she called TASHA a “fashion BATH TUB” Meow! Don’t forget to SHIVER next week!
bwahahahah! you picked me! I want to give me girl double D calves! lol I’m sweet reading a doctor to a discount? *catches breath! Ha! No plastic ocean for anyone 😉
It’s time for The Book Tart Quickie
You’ve done the quickie. Was it as good for you as it was for me? lol aww man! I’ve eaten half my sour patch kids. How did that happen? Share? ?
How about 10 random things about Lanie?
Can you juggle? Only work. 😀 And only sometimes.
What’s your birthday? May 31st. That’s soonish. I get a pressie, right?!
😯 I’m writing it down!
Can you solve a rubix cube? Never tried, really. But I bet I could. …er, not without help. Or Google.
How many pairs of shoes do you own? 3. (And one of those pairs is 6 years old.)
wow! that’s amazing and makes my closet seem overfull lol
Have you ever met any celebrities? Fabio. Does that count?
Of course it counts 😀
Have you been to Legoland? No. We should go!!
Yes! I wanna
What’s your favorite condiment? Pepper. Or salt. Or salt and pepper. (I had a dog named Pepper! /random)
Have you ever been skinny dipping? No. I’m totally boring!
*whispers* me neither
What color socks are you wearing? Black. (Which reinforces my boringness.)
NOT borring! *blows raspberry
What’s your favorite flavor of Pringles? Ah, Pringles. Cheddar cheese, of course!
Me: *claps* Yay! Lanie! I adore you to the muchness you know that right? May this be a completely awesomesauce book birthday and may my dreams come true and the next Breed Chronicles won’t be too far away. *nods* Yes. I wished on your birthday. 😛
Lanie: The adoreness (yeah, it should be adoration but pfft) goes both ways! And it’s already completely awesomesauce. Thanks so much for having me here again. Glad I didn’t bore you to death last time. *grin*
Pfft! It’s fine to wish on my book birthday because I’m hoping for the same thing! Two people + one wish = …something cool. LOL
Me: awww It will totally happen 😀