Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Original Sin Blog Tour: Character Interview with Gabriel
Welcome Lisa Desrochers of Personal Demons and the upcoming Original Sin. She's brought Gabriel with her today to answer a few questions.
Alison: Welcome to my blog Gabriel. I'm so grateful you could take a few minutes away from your busy life as an angel to answer a few questions.
1. You've lived for thousands of years. What was your favorite time period?
Picking a favorite is tough. My least favorites are easy: the world wars, the Crusades, the witch trials, both in Europe and America. But my favorite…? The Renaissance was fun. And there’s always Woodstock.
2. How did you and Luc meet?
Hmm… I believe we first met in Pompeii after Vesuvius …but it could have been the Colosseum. It all blurs together after a few eons. No…It was Vesuvius…I remember because, Luc show up all cocky, thinking he’s all that. Going to collect all these souls after the eruption. He was an Acquisitions rookie then and didn’t know how to tell when someone was tagged for Heaven. It was a riot watching him try to wrangle Heaven-bound souls to Hell…and falling flat on his face.
3. In some cultures, white is considered the color of death. Do you radiate a different color for those people (along with a different decorating scheme for your house)?
Mortals are limited by self-imposed parameters. Just like any celestial of the upper spheres, I am not finite. Everything about me is a reflection of the observer. If Frannie describes me as radiating white, that’s because that’s her perception. As far as my decorating preferences, white coordinates with everything. So, that’s basic laziness.
4. What is your favorite part of Heaven?
I’m not sure if you mean literally, as in a physical location, or figuratively, as in a certain aspect. So, since there are very few physical locations inside the Kingdom—no beaches or nightclubs—I’ll go with the aspect I enjoy most…and that would be witnessing the instant just before someone is tagged for Heaven. There’s a shift. It’s fun to watch. Also, I like the coffee. It’s really good.
5. What was the first thing you thought when you met Frannie?
First thing…? She’d grown up a lot. I first Shielded her when she was seven — when we realized she was special. The Shield worked until Luc showed up, so I hadn’t been back. She was…bigger.
Lisa was kind enough to offer Alison Can Read readers a signed galley of Original Sin. Enter to win!