Monday, April 27, 2015

Author Interview: Sonny Zae author of #medieval #fantasy #romance

I'm thrilled to have Sonny Zae here today to ask a couple of question for the Love Elixir Antidote blog tour! 

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Who would you say is your favorite character(s) from your books, and why? What is it about this character that makes him/her tick?

I cannot say Sonny Zaeffom, naturally, as that would be nakedly self-serving.  I do not say that out of a false modesty, as I do not possess modesty of any sort.  I would say such a thing if the editor would not take a sword to my words—and might well get carried away once committed to hacking.

I suppose it would be Pugloria, if for nothing more than her unshakeable belief in her own attractiveness.  She is undeterred by rejections and unwavering in her pursuit, even though a wild sow's face would be more pleasant to stare into.  Pugloria's teeth are better than a wild sow's in that they are not quite tusks.  Her hair is the colour of fall leaves after they have fallen and begun to rot, clumped together in damp piles under the trees.  She would not pause in her pursuit even if a mirror were thrust in front of her.  Her face might shatter the mirror in advance of throwing back her malign visage.  So one simply has to admire such blind, ignorant determination.  What she lacks in good qualities she makes up for in bad qualities.

Do you have a schedule of when you write?

No, just generally in the morning, when I am more creative.  That is also when I come up with my best schemes for liberating coins from the many dullards who surround me.

In addition, I grab time when I can get it, and think up good stories and good lies for when I might next need them.  When being pursued by an angry shopkeeper or husband is no time for conjuring a good excuse.  So I dream up a healthy stock of them, even though I detest performing work in advance.  That is not entirely accurate, however, as I detest work generally.

What elements do you think make a great story line?

Interesting characters, characters with real and deep flaws, persons who are thrust into situations they are not equipped to deal with.

But I am jesting again, as the best story lines are those that tell about me and my life.  I could talk about myself forever and never lack for stories to recite—including true ones.

Have you gotten feedback from family about your book(s)? What do they think?

They give me strange, side-long glances, then suddenly remember some urgent appointment or activity.  I should rent out my services as the world's most effective memory aid.

Where do you as an author draw the line on gory descriptions and/or erotic content?

I draw the line around it, and encircle it.  Then, I add arrows to the material, plus stars and other symbols to draw peoples' attention to my incredible creativity.

Love Elixir Antidote
The Adventures of Sonny the Scoundrel
Genre: Fantasy (Satire/Humor)
by Sonny Zae
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Keywords: Fantasy, Medieval, Satire, Humor, Fantasy Adventure, Romantic Comedy

Sonny the Scoundrel lives with Grandpap, the wizard in their rustic village of Sow's Teat.  Sonny is dashing and handsome, but his reputation is widely known.  When a former flame announces her marriage to a suitor from a distant city, he knows it will be a grand affair attended by visitors from far beyond their village—including young maidens who are unaware of his dubious reputation. 

Since the visitors will include his favorite type of maidens—those he can romance and never see again, he nicks a love elixir from Grandpap in advance of a big wedding,.  Sonny is confident he can charm any of the visiting maidens without need of the love elixir, but why work harder than necessary?  

When he adds too much love elixir to a girl's cup, Sonny discovers making her fall out of love with him is much harder than he imagined.  Unfortunately, there is no love elixir antidote and Sonny must use his wits to wriggle out of her clinging claws.

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