Monday, January 18, 2016

Character Madness - Interview 5 of 5: Raonal Tiornestake

This Week Tolor Interviews 

Raonal Tiornestake

The Final Interview

from 

The Followers of Torments, series, 

by Katheryn Caffee


Author’s note:  Before you start reading Raonal’s interview, please be aware that he is what is called a pukah.  They are a faerie cross between the fae and any other creature.  Unlike most fae, the pukah have one flaw that always shows up after their faerie side awakens – they cannot tell the unvarnished truth.  They make great listeners, but if they tell you anything be advised to take it with a shaker of salt.  There may be truth buried in what they are telling you, but figuring out what it is can be more of a challenge than you expected.  Raonal’s way is about what you can expect – neither worse nor better than average.


Tell us about your story

My story?  You want to know about my story?  Well, you had better make sure you are comfortable.  It won’t take but a moment to tell, but a life time to listen to.  You see, I was born before anyone walked the face of the world to a farmer’s family that raised rye, wheat, oats, barley, apples, cherries, plums, and pineapples.  

We were poor in wealth, but rich in love.  Isn’t that what everyone likes to hear?  

(Raonal, he’s asking about your story with Nameless!)

Oh, THAT story.  It’s one of sorrow, pain, joy, and love.  Alpha is a strange creature, though not too far from what I am, but different enough to be the same.  It’s the others around him that really make up the tale, though.  He has no bearing on what happens, which made it really boring.

(Raonal!)

What?  It’s the truth.  He brought me into his pack as an equal, then left and left me in charge.  

(I’d ask Akantheldama about that, before making any grand statements to that point.)

'Dama?  She knows I’m in charge.

What part do you play in it?

Oh, I’m into everything.  I scout the trail, find the pack shelter, make all the trade agreements, even rescue the alpha on occasion when he gets himself into trouble.

(I’ll let that one slide, but watch it pukah.  You don’t want Akantheldama or Nameless upset with you, now do you?)

Hah!  They can not be upset with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me, now can they?

Is it scary or a love story?

Neither.  It’s a sad story.  Lost without his pack, and having to pick up the misfits from others, the alpha is discovering what he is.  

I’d never met an unlucky pukah before.  Have you?

I can't say that I have, Torlor says.

Have you heard any good gossip lately?

Oh, I have the best!  Did you know that the Brown Man and his lady are only consorts, not even married?  The Courts were all abuzz with that bit last I was there.  

Or even better.  Celeca’s been reinstated, but rejected the terms.  So, her story about being an outcast is wrong.  She broke her wings herself.

(Raonal!  You had better redact that!)

What?  It’s true.

(No, it’s not.  And, you know it.)

Make me.  ::Sulks::  No one believes me, ever.

If you could be anything you want to be, what would you be?

Believed.


Why?

You try going through life with everyone double checking your facts, or flat out telling you your lying to your face all the time.  It gets fun after a while, but it sure isn’t fun to start with!

Where would you live?

Wherever my feet would take me.

Where do you live now?

In the Nesei Courts.  It’s like heaven, but without the boring parts.

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? 

Well, Beslynx likes to think she’s my girlfriend, but I don’t encourage it.  I have enough trouble with all the other girls throwing themselves at me, I don’t like it when she gets angry.

What would she think about the change?

I think she’d like it.  She’s been rather bored, and I can’t keep scrounging work for her, just to let her feel useful.  Faerie silk practically weaves itself, so her skills aren’t that needed.

Does your fur mat and pull? I was just wandering because I have a mat right now and it really hurts.

How did you know about that?  Only Beslynx and the alpha know about my wolf shift.  Have you made it common knowledge?  Please say you haven’t!

Of course not. (Smirks)

Who is the scariest person in your story?

‘Dama.  That vampire makes my skin crawl.  And, she has plans for the alpha, I know she does.  And, I know those plans don’t bode well for him.  The longer he has her in his pack, the more danger he’s in from her.


Who is the happiest?

Alpha.  He loves wandering, and learning.  There are times he gets a little upset, but I swear it’s because of ‘Dama’s influence.

What’s your author like?

Horrid.  I hate her, and wish she’d just get this story done quickly so I can start telling my side of things.

Do you think she portrayed your part well?

Yes.  She’s made me out to be the worst of the worst.  That is not me, never has been, and never will be.  I’m the best of the best, unique, special, and just me.  She can’t seem to catch that concept for some reason.

Does she sleep as much as Jena does?

I wish she would.  Then I’d be able to get my side of the story out first.  Make others realize just how wrong she has done me.

Do you have any pictures to share?

  


I’ve never let anyone catch me in my biped form.  ::Smirk::


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Monday, January 4, 2016

Character Madness Monday-Interview 4 of 5 The Followers of Torment

This Week Tolor Interviews 

Celecanepo Raghadeyah

Interview 4 of 5 

from 

The Followers of Torments, series, 

by Katheryn Caffee




Tell us about your story

It is a long and sad tale.  However, I did overhear you speaking with Raonal.  You wish this to focus on the part that involves the Master.

For that, I cannot say much.  I met him after I had just been freed for misconduct by my previous master, and he was in such pain.  It called to me like none have before.  Though I am an outcast Guardian, I also remember when I was still in the tribunal’s good graces.  The tale being told, I hope is one of redemption.  One that perhaps will enable all those with the Master to be redeemed into the good graces of our respective people.

What part do you play in it?

I am a healer.  Though I can heal the body, I prefer to focus on healing the heart, soul, and mind.  For the Master, I am a beacon of what he should aspire to, rather than the filth and corruption he has wallowed in for too long.

Is it scary or a love story?

I hope it is a love story.  One of self-love.  One in which everyone shares the love of accomplishing the impossible, and achieving the unattainable.

Have you heard any good gossip lately?

I do not descend to such as the gossips.  When I hear it, I ask to be excused.

If you could be anything you want to be, what would you be?

To be what I was before I was condemned.  To be a Guardian, capable of saving those who need to be saved.

Why?

Because to see joy, hope, love, and happiness spread is what I desire most.  I can do it as I am, but I can do it better when I am whole.

Where would you live?

With my assigned charge, though between assignments returning to my own Realm would be nice as well.  The place where there is no sorrow that is unplanned, or fear or hate.  It is a place to recover when you have been worn down by this Realm, and can do no more.

Where do you live now?

Where ever the Master is, is home.  For now, it seems we are on the road.  He has not yet claimed any place as home, and I wonder where he is from that he does not settle where he is.

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? 

I was too young for such games when I was punished, and have not been home since.  Each of my Masters, for a time is like my spouse, though I would bear them no children, even if we were compatible.  It is when they free me that I would, but at that time I can stand to be with them no longer.  The do not need me then.

What would they think about the change?

I think, should I ever redeem myself enough to go home, that I would be forever alone.  The few who were similarly punished are names to be learned as examples of what not to do.  Now, my name has been added to that list.

Does your fur mat and pull? I was just wandering because I have a mat right now and it really hurts.

I have no fur, and with my primary feathers plucked and scorched, I have nothing to compare against. The pain at the time was unbearable, I think even less than when my wings were shattered.

Who is the scariest person in your story?

My tribunal, though they do not figure in the tale of my Master.  They have the ability to deny me entrance to my home, even though I have redeemed myself.  I know of no greater challenge than to turn Master away from the evil he has become.

Who is the happiest?

Of us all, I cannot say.  Each bears our own sorrow and suffering that is greater than our joy and happiness.

What’s your author like?

Honest, pure, and as kind as she can be with the tale we have to give her.

Do you think she portrayed your part well?

Very well.  Perhaps, if anything, she showed me in a better way than I deserved.

Does she sleep as much as Jena does?

This I do not know.  There are times when she sleeps soundly, more than a vampire on a northern winter’s night.  Then, there are times when she is like a vampire, in that she is up from dawn to dawn and beyond.

Do you have any pictures to share?

A few, as I am now.  I have none from before.


This is the closest to whole my wings have been since I was cast out.



This is very much what I looked like when my first mortal Master found me, and taught me how to help those of the mortal realm to turn away from their evil.  Though, the painter missed some of the bones, and I have not been able to hold my wings in such a pose since the day I was cast down.


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Friday, January 1, 2016

Review for Elven Dreams by Raven Williams

Review for Elven Dreams

Elven Dreams

Released today 

by 

Raven Williams


Angels, Elves, Shifters … Raven Williams has it all.







Summary

Dreams are becoming nightmares and a great war is coming. 
The demon, Vaduxach, is using nightmares to pull humans into the war between Dark and Light.  Will he succeed?  If he does, which side will they choose?
Cheyenne is a human woman with strong magical potential.  She is the target of the demon and his evil plans.  Will she be swayed to Darkness or remain in the Light?
Relalith, an Elven Realm Jumper, is tasked with determining the cause of human nightmares.  In the course of this quest he finds out Cheyenne is much more than anyone realizes, especially for him.  Can he save her from the demon's clutches or will he be too late?

The Story

Cheyenne is a human having dreams of her life as an elf. Needing to know what’s happening to her. To make things worse, she’s being persued by a dark demon called Vaduxach, who wants to plunge the earth into darkness.  Not knowing what else to do, she turns to her friend, Helena, who has some surprises of her own.

Helena has been having dreams of her own, but when her friend does past life regression therapy on her, they come up with nothing. Helena needs to know who and what she is, so she travels to the War Council Encampment with Cheyenne, to keep them both safe while the Archangel Michael, and Cheyenne’s mate Relalith search for the answers these women need.

As if that isn’t enough, Vaduxach is sending nightmares and subliminal messages to humans in an attempt to increase his armies, numbers. He has a new partner, a human witch named Cassey, who has an agenda of her own.

The Prologue




My Review


Raven Williams has an imagination that spans beyond worlds and time. All of her stories embody love, loss, newfound joy, and betrayal, and this book is no different. The tension is high and the pace is consistently moving forward, making the reader want to know what’s next. Her characters are unique, and the poetic spells are fun. Raven’s style quickly pulls and immerses you into the story. The only downside is the wait for the next book in the series.



Raven's Bio

Raven Williams is the author of the Realm Jumper Chronicles fantasy series.  She describes herself as a beautiful mess disguised as a human being. Within this beautiful mess words swirl around until they coalesce into fictional, fantasy stories or poetry for the world to read.

When Raven is not writing, she is creating art in the form of fractal designs and abstract paintings.  She is also a caregiver for a disabled family member and three cats.  She currently resides in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, but the Pacific Northwest is the home of her heart.  She hopes to return there one day.