Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guest Post: Tiffany Allee

Hello everyone!
Today I am super excited for you guys to see the interview I did with Mac from the book Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee. If you didn't notice, I also have the review up! Unfortunately, I didn't get my hands on Succubus Lost, the second book in the series soon enough to review it today, but I promise I'll have it out soon! So stay tuned.
 Now without further ado... Meet Mac!

1)      The only thing that comes to mind when I think about Banshees is that episode in Charmed where Piper turns into one. Is that idea an accurate one when it comes to what full blooded Banshees are like?
Well, as a detective in the paranormal unit, I don't have a lot of time for television. But luckily, I happen to have seen that one. I would say that the banshees in Charmed are a bit different than the real ones I descend from. They're depicted as evil creatures, whereas banshees in my world are like most people—both good and bad. But they do have to keep their distance from humans because their screams can kill.
2)      I know you would rather be human than the supernatural being you are, but you also mention that you would rather be a sensitive than a half-Banshee. Why?
Oh I think that being a sensitive would be great. You can feel or see the otherworlder energy around you. I'm not entirely certain how the powers work—you'd have to ask our department's sensitive, Astrid—but they sound like they'd come in handy more often then a stunning scream.
Of course, Astrid might disagree with me. Quite forcefully, if I'm not mistaken.
3)      The relationship between you and your parents (father and step-mother) is strained. Do you think you’ll ever be mended?
I don't think that's any of your damn business. But if you put a gun to my head, I guess I'd have to say that the more I learn to accept who I am and find my place in the world, the less strained that relationship will be.
4)      Staying in the subject of family, will we ever get to see a bit of your real mother? Have you ever seen your mother?
That would be pretty damn awkward. My stepmother wouldn't appreciate me bringing it up for one—I mean my mom and dad had to have felt something special for me to exist. Not sure my stepmother would want to be reminded of that. And I think my life is complete the way it is. I guess someday I might look her up, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
5)      What are some of the most dangerous paranormal species you deal with on a regular basis?
The most dangerous that I usually see aren't frightening because of their species, but are dangerous in the same way people are—immoral, desperate, or sociopathic people are good to look out for. That being said, I wouldn't want to tangle with a powerful vampire or an angry lycan for anything. A shapeshifted lycan is a frightening thing. A Covenant witch would be…interesting as well.
6)      Do you think humans will ever be fully comfortable with the idea of paranormals living among them? Or will there always be some kind of fear barrier?
I think that as time passes, normals will get used to us. There will always be fearful, small-minded people who can't deal with new ideas, let alone living next to a vampire. But for the most part, acceptance seems to be moving in the right direction every generation.
7)      You managed to piss off the other cops and those in ranks above you, but is your job still secure? Will we be seeing more of your kick-ass detective skills in books to come?
My job is secure—at least until I piss Lieutenant Vasquez off beyond what I can recover from. Catching a serial killer didn't hurt me any. I don't think you'll see much of my skills in books to come—not on the page anyway. But I'll be kicking ass and taking names in the background until I'm too damn old to scream a goblin down.
8)      Lastly, there is no question about how sexy Aidan is, but the question on everyone’s mind is, will you keep him around? (If our word counts for anything, we REALLY want you to.)

The man is sexy as hell, and seems to like my company. As long as he keeps his hands off my books, I suspect we'll get along just fine. 

Thank you so much Tiffany for letting Mac stop by, I can't wait to read the next book and I wish you the best of luck with your release! 


Tiffany Allee said...

Thank you so much for hosting Mac and reviewing Banshee Charmer! :)

Jordan Butcher said...

Thank YOU Tiffany! I really did enjoy Banshee Charmer and I'll be first in line buying Succubus Lost tomorrow morning. :) Mac is pretty awesome..