Today we have a guest post from New York Times and internationally bestselling author Carrie Jones.
FBI Agent Willis & Loki
FBI AGENT WILLIS: So your name is...?
AGENT WILLIS: Loki...What?
LOKI: Just Loki
AGENT WILLIS: Like the Norse god?
LOKI: You're staring at me.
AGENT WILLIS: I would like a surname.
LOKI: The Great?
AGENT WILLIS: Fine, Loki the Great. Look, Mr. The Great, can you tell me a little about yourself and how you became involved with Nick Colt and Zara White and this Astley character?
LOKI: You have pretty shoes.
AGENT WILLIS: Thanks.
LOKI: You haven't said please. People in your profession have no manners.
AGENT WILLIS: Well, that's a generalization.
LOKI: Watch me shrug.
AGENT WILLIS: Okay, will you please tell me about yourself and your involvement with today's events.
LOKI: Basically, I am a misunderstood trickster, a man who changes shape, a man who loves his wife, a man others like to punish.
AGENT WILLIS: I thought you said earlier you were a god. Do you retract that statement?
LOKI: No. And as to my involvement with Zara and Astley and Nick? Let me just say that Zara's kindness is life saving and that Nick boy? He makes a shifter proud.
AGENT WILLIS: So, you deny any wrong doing in the catastrophic events that have befallen Bedford, NH.
LOKI: Absolutely. I was a god in chains. I was not a god in action.
AGENT WILLIS: So gods are at fault here?
LOKI: Aren't they always? Oh! Don't swear, Agent Willis. It will all be okay. Do you want me to type your report for you? Hey! Don't go... Humans. Give up soooo easily. Pshaw.
AGENT WILLIS: Look, buddy. I don't know what game you're trying to pull, but I have a building demolished, a Main Street on fire, dozens of dead and injured, people missing, people claiming to be pixies and werewolves and now gods? So don't you pshaw me. Got it? Now, I'm going to go get a coffee. You want anything?
LOKI: Yes, a Dr. Pepper please with a side of chocolate syrup and a splash of car fuel.
AGENT WILLIS: Freaks....
About Endure ( Need #4)
It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.
About the author
Carrie Jones likes Skinny Cow fudgsicles and potatoes. She does not know how to spell fudgsicles. This has not prevented her from writing books. She lives with her cute family in Maine, but she grew up in Bedford, NH where she once had a séance with cool uber-comedian Sarah Silverman.
The Meyers brothers are from Bedford, too, so you’d think it would make Carrie funnier, coming from Bedford N.H. Obviously, something didn’t work.
Carrie has a large, skinny white dog and a fat cat. Both like fudgicles. Only the cat likes potatoes. This may be a reason for the kitty’s weight problem (Shh… don’t tell). Carrie has always liked cowboy hats but has never owned one. This is a very wrong thing. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA program for writing. She has edited newspapers and poetry journals and has recently won awards from the Maine Press Association and also been awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship as well as a Maine Literary Award.
Here’s the lowdown about Carrie…
1. Carrie can not drink coffee. It makes her insane. Do not give her caffeine.
2. Carrie is very responsive to loving strokes on the hair, kind of like a puppy. However, do not do this without asking first unless you are a ridiculously handsome man or an editor who is about to offer her a trillion dollars for the first draft of her novel.
3. Carrie is secretly really, really shy even though she’s pathetically outgoing in person. She has a very hard time calling people. So, if you want to talk to her, make the first move. And, if you’re her in-Maine female best friend, Jennifer, do NOT get mad at her because she is so bad at returning emails.
4. Carrie sometimes wears mismatched socks, if you do not think this is cool, do not tell her. You will hurt her feelings.
5. Carrie really, really wants you to like her books. Please like her books. PLEEEAASSSEEEE. She’ll be your best friend forever. That is, if you want a friend who is shy about calling and emailing and who wears mismatched socks and can’t drink caffeine and likes being pet on the head. Hhmmm….
6. Carrie is not above begging.
7. Carrie, like Belle in TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (ex) BOYFRIEND drinks Postum. It’s for the same reason, too.
8. Carrie loves Great Pyrenees dogs. They are huge and white, and furry and it looks like they have white eyeliner and mascara on, which is way too cute. Do you have one? Send a picture!
9. Carrie lives in Maine. She has a hard time with this in the winter. It is bleak in Maine in the winter. Imagine everything shades of gray and brown and no green anywhere except for in people’s noses. This is Maine in Winter. Maine in summer is the best place in the world, so it’s a trade-off. Feel free to invite Carrie to your house in the winter, but not if it’s in Greenland, Canada, or anywhere north of Florida.
10. Forget that. She’d still probably come.