Saturday, October 22, 2011

Whirl Blog Tour: Character Interview w/ Emma Raveling

Hey Book Lovers,

We are the next stop on the Whirl blog tour so here's author Emma Raveling with a fantastic character interview for us. Enjoy!


Hi, everyone! First of all, I’d like to thank Stacey and Renee for having me here today for this tour stop. I wanted to share a bit more about the world of Whirl, and decided to interview one of the main characters of the book, Julian LeVeq.
Emma: Hi, Julian. Thanks for joining us today.

Julian: *flirtatious, lazy smile* Of course.

Emma: *fidgeting under his startling indigo-colored eyes* Let’s start at the beginning. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Julian: My name is Julian LeVeq. I’m a demillir, one of the four races that govern the water elemental world.

Emma: And what exactly is a demillir?

Julian: Demillirs are half-ondine and half-human males. A demillir cab be born this way, as I was. Or a demillir can be created. That happens when a fully human male mates with an ondine. The binding process infuses enough ondine magic into the male to transform him to a demillir.

Emma: Aren’t you also part of the Redavi? The ruling nobility?

Julian: *tight smile* I prefer not to be defined by the views of those conservative, narrow-minded fools.

Emma: So how would you define yourself?

Julian: *pulls up his right sleeve and shows off the tattoo of a kouperet blade just beneath his wrist* I’m a chevalier. First Lieutenant. And one of the best.

Emma: You say that with a great deal of confidence.

Julian: *shrugs* First rule when you’re inducted into the chevaliers. Don’t lose focus. It can cost you when you’re fighting an Aquidae demon. And I’m very good at my job.

Emma: So when you’re not battling Aquidae as a chevalier, what do you do? How do you spend your free time?

Julian: I love reading poetry, especially out in the moonlight. I enjoy socializing with friends at parties. *piercing look* I also enjoy the company of lovely ladies.

Emma: So you spend a lot of time chasing women?

Julian: *arches eyebrow* Jealous, sweetheart?

Emma: Hmmm. *stares thoughtfully at him* Actually, I was just thinking of writing you in the next book with like a second nose or something.

Julian: *eyes widen* You wouldn’t dare.

Emma: I’m the writer. I can do whatever I want.

Julian: *smiles slowly* You know, I have to admit that I like your spirit.

Emma: Isn’t that what you said to Kendra?

Julian: Let’s just say I enjoy being in the company of people who don’t always play by the rules.

Emma: Well, when I spoke to Kendra…

Julian: Talking about me, huh? *gives a suggestive look* Sharing fantasies?

Emma: *rolls eyes* The only fantasy Kendra shared was of clobbering you with something heavy and strangling you.

Julian: *winks* She’s crazy about me.

Emma: *exasperated* Oh, look. I think that’s all the time we have. Thank you for talking with us, Julian.

Julian: Anytime, darling.

Emma: *resists urge to whack him*


Emma Raveling: Author Bio

Emma Raveling is a fantasy author who leads a slightly eccentric life traveling throughout the world with her accommodating husband and charming, neurotic dog.
Hopelessly addicted to coffee and diet coke, she has a strange love of spreadsheets and organizational tools because they give her the illusion that she is somehow in control of the chaos that is her life. A dedicated practitioner of vipassana meditation, Emma loves to cook and often spends time scouring the Internet for new recipes. She adores beautiful art such as painting and sculpture, classical music, lyrical writing, and great graphic design.
Whirl is her debut book. She is currently busy at work writing Billow, the second installment of the Ondine Quartet series.

Thanks so much to Emma Raveling for joining us today. To win yourself an e-copy of Whirl leave a comment with your email addy and we'll announce a winner on the 29th October.

The next blog stop on the tour is over with  – Just Another Book Addict


  1. Thank you for being a part of the Whirl blog tour and for having Julian and I stop by!

    Good luck to everyone on the giveaway!

  2. Great giveaway!



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