Monday, February 28, 2011

Quick Six TNG with Maureen O. Betita

It's been a couple weeks since I posted a Quick Six (Sorry! I know everybody enjoys them!) but the Quick Six is back today with Maureen O. Betita:

1. What does "vanilla" mean to you?

A scent that entices. Flavor wise, it is something to be decorated and enhanced with bits of rich surprise.

2. Is there any moment from your life that you remember in slow motion?

A car accident where a Volkswagen pulled out in front of my midsized truck and I looked down the hood to the startled face of a little boy as I bore down on them. And tried to stop by pulling back on my steering wheel. (All walked away without a scratch and none of it was my fault!)

3. What's the most unsettling movie you've ever seen?

I can't remember the title of this movie. Something made back in the 60's where a woman thought her fiance was taking her home to meet his family. Instead he took her to an isolated family estate on an island in the Mediterranean and they proceeded to terrify her until the amount of adrenaline in her body was high enough to withstand the brain transplant planned all along. And the fiance's mother took over her body and life while she watched from the ancient wheelchair bound body they left her with. And she knew it! Totally freaked me out!

4. If you had to get a tattoo on your face, what would you want it to
look like?

Hmmmm! On my face? A crescent moon to the right of my right eye.

5. How many monkeys jumping on the bed?

Depends on the size of the bed and if the monkeys are normal monkeys or undead monkeys.

6. Which of the books or stories you've written is your favourite?

The Kraken's Mirror. At the moment, my one and only book, due out from Decadent Publishing in 2011. (It isn't out yet, so no buy link.) It's the story of Emily Pawes, a widow from the 21st century who falls though a strange mirror and lands in the pirate haven of Tortuga. But this Tortuga is very different than any she's ever read of. It's 1690 and there shouldn't be jugglers on the street corners using rubix cubes. Or pirates working the the sails wearing ipods on their forearms. Or an omnipotent albino Kraken overseeing the world from deep within the Caribbean! Or a devastatingly charming pirate captain who seems intent of seducing her.

Captain Alan Silvestri isn't sure what to make of the woman he keeps dreaming of. But when he sees her on the streets, he sweeps her away for a night of intense passion. Only later does he realize this woman holds the answer to defeating his 5o year curse of good luck.

All through the machinations of the great Albino Kraken!

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  1. Thanks, Giselle, for the questions! And...TADA! The book is now out and available for purchase!

  2. Oh, that's awesome! Can you give us a buy link/excerpt link? This story sounds pretty kick-ass to me.


  3. The sixties movie sounds like something from Chiller Theater. Wish I could think of the name.

  4. Giselle, it's available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Smashwords, AllRomance E-books, Decadent Publishing. In both e-format and print!

    I think it's pretty kick-ass, in a quirky sort of way!

  5. Kathleen - I wish I could remember the movie title. It was something so hokey in so many ways, but that final scene when she's looking out at this 'happy' family from the eyes of an ancient woman in a wheelchair, seeing the man she thought loved her passionately kissing his 'mother' ... it was quite startling and scarrier than hell.

    I've said since, that one of the scarriest things I could think of was to lose your life and watch someone else walk off with it.