Thursday, October 18, 2012

Basil and Badger Pay Me a Visit

I have a soft spot for boys. Not in a creepy sort of way, I adore male protagonists. I have several stories written featuring boy protags, and the ones that don't, have a male sidekick, love interest, or hero. Today, I'd like to introduce you to two bad boys on the block, Basil and Badger.


Me: Hey guys!
Badger: Hi, Candilynn! You have a super-cool blog.
Me: *blushing* Aw, shucks, Badger. Thanks!
Basil: Hey, I was just thinking the same thing. Love the owl up there.
Me: *shuffles feet* Yes, my blog is cool, and I'm pretty cool myself, but this post is about y'all, not me. At least not for today. So, take it away, boys.


Speed Rounds with Basil and Badger

Welcome to the Quick Shoot!   

Five questions will be asked by Mystery, that require quick answers.  Here we go:

What’s your story:


Basil: Neverlove

Give us the Twitter version of your story:

Basil: Twitter?  My parents just let me start using text messaging because I was living on campus at the university.  But my story – our story, Abby’s and mine – is about rash decisions, secret lives and a forbidden love that hangs in the balance.

Badger:  Uh, Riley – my sis – is probably better at that Twitter-speak.  But the story’s about Indigo – a pretty cool chick when she’s not having an accident-moment – helping a ghost in need of figuring out how he got that way.  It’s a pretty sticky situation.

Hmmm…okay.  Not exactly 140 characters or less, but we’ll accept those answers.  Next question.  If we saw you speeding around town, would it be on two wheels or four?

Badger: Definitely two.

Basil:  I like my four wheels for now, but I’ve been secretly eyeing a few Kawasaki bikes.  Don’t tell Angela Brown.  I plan on springing that on her for the sequel.

*Badger gives Basil a fist-pound*

Badger: Gwen Gardner knows I’m all about my bike.

Okay boys, glad to see you getting along so well.  Now for the next question, what’s the first word that pops into your head when you think of story love interest?

Basil: Fruit

Badger: Coffee

Um…okay.  And the last question.  Bacon or chocolate?

Badger: Why not haggis?

Basil: I’ll try chocolate covered bacon?

With that, it is time to bring Quick Shoot to a close.  My name is Mystery, and I’m off to have a Lime-a-rita after those answers lol!!

Basil & Badger: Hey, Candilynn?
Me: Yes, boys?
Basil & Badger: So, have you read our books yet?
Me: Not yet, but I just uploaded both to my Kindle, and I can't wait to read them!
Basil: You'll like mine best.
Badger: No way, dude! She'll like mine best!
Me: Silly boys, how about I'll like both of them both the same.
Basil & Badger: Okay, that's fair.
Me: *shakes head and giggles*

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Here's a quick blurb for each:

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Gwen Gardner's Givin' Up The Ghost - Indigo Eady's life erupts into mischief and mayhem when a ghost enters her teen abnormal life demanding answers for his death.

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And...where can you get them??

Purchase
Gwen Gardner’s Givin’ Up The Ghost at Amazon US and Amazon UK.




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31 comments:

  1. Hey Candilynn! YAY! We're here...or rather, the boys are here and Gwen and I are just spying - um, ahem - seeing how things are going. Glad they're both on their best behavior :-)

    And I'm with you, I hope you enjoy both stories :-)

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    1. I'm sure they will be on their very best behavior! I have that librarian scowl sometimes. :)

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  2. Ooh, Candilynn, you are such a flirt! Love the dialogue between you and the boys. You could totally be a PIP - Angela and I write each other's characters as well.

    Thanks for hosting us, especially when you're supposed to be on vacation:)

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    1. I'm telling ya, I'm a sucker for boys! My very first love of a literary character was Henry Huggins from Ribsy. I hope it was okay to write in a bit of dialogue. When I was putting the post together the other day, the boys were tap-dancing in the background, itching to talk, so I let them do so. :))

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    2. Candilynn, it was more than okay. I loved it. I agree with Gwen. You really could be a PIP :-)

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  3. Alex is great at commenting. And this was great of you to do for Angela and Gwen. Victor loved reading what Basil and Badger had to say. The names when said together sound like characters from OLIVER TWIST, don't they? :-)

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    1. Glad Victor enjoyed the post. And I hadn't thought about the Oliver Twist angle before regarding the names :-)

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    3. Basil and Badger does have a nice ring to it!

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  4. So cute! Can't wait to dive into these great books... :)

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    1. Gwen and I both hope you enjoy them, Susan :-)

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    2. Thanks for the blog visit, Susan!

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  5. Thank you for writing books that feature boys in the lead. It is under represented for young readers and shows you are willing to take risks.

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    1. Basil and Badger are both characters that didn't want to play small roles in either of our books. So even though we have Indigo and Abby, Basil and Badger are very important when it comes to the books.

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    2. Now that I think of it, only a handful of what I write features a female protag. Interesting. I find them fun to write. :)

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  6. Great reading about Basil and Badger. This book sounds awesome.

    Nas

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  7. I love this! Getting to know Basil and Badger like this makes me even more eager to read the novels!

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    1. Both boys play pivotal roles in each book so they deserved their time in the limelight :-0

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  8. Thanks Heather for your blog visit!!

    Angela and Gwen, it was a pleasure. :))

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  9. Sounds like great books. And an excellent character interview. Thanks for sharing. And the owl reading at the top of your blog is adorable.

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    1. Thanks for your blog visit, Jessica! Also thanks for your comments on my owl. He'll soon be taking flight, not because I don't love him, but he served his purposed during a transition in my writing.

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  10. Badger and Basil are such fun! Well done on a great interview. Congrats Gwen and Angela.

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by. I enjoyed hanging with the boys yesdterday!

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  11. Too funny! Enjoyed the interview, ladies. :)

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thank you for stopping by. I loved hosting Gwen and Angela. :)

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  12. loved it!
    awesome, creative presentation! i cant wait to read them too!

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