Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lisa Desrochers is My Guest

You've all heard about the super-amazing-fantastic-most awesome debut of Lisa Desrochers' book PERSONAL DEMONS, right? Don't just take my word for it. Take a look at these quotes:

—“Personal Demons is as scary—and sexy—a book as I’ve read in a long time.”—Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass

—“Good versus evil shouldn't be this much fun, but it is! A hot YA debut.”—Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study

Excited? Okay. Then be ready for one of the best posts I've ever put up. Why? Because not only do I have a fabulous contest to announce at the end, prizes courtesy of Lisa herself, but the post is written by Lisa Desrochers too!! So without further ado...

When Lisa asked me to put together a guest post for her blog, I wasn’t sure what to do. I was thinking maybe something about the writing process and how Personal Demons came to be.

But then Luc, my demon and one of my narrators from Personal Demons, told me that idea was boring. What he actually said is that I’m boring. He insisted on conducting an interview to liven up the post. I’ve agreed to do it, but I’m wondering if I’ve made a mistake, because, as I sit here staring at him across the table, it feels like he has an agenda.

Luc: Everyone is writing angel books these days. *stares hard at me*

Me: Um…yeah…?

Luc: So?

Me: *beginning to sweat* So…?

Luc: So why did you write a demon book.

Me: Um… *clears throat* Well…Personal Demons is sort of an angel book—in a way…

Luc: *leans forward as eye narrow* It’s called Personal DEMONS, not Personal Angels. It’s a demon book.

Me: *drops gaze* I suppose it is.

Luc: In the other books, it seems that the *air quotes* demons are often fallen angels. Why didn’t you make me a fallen angel?

Me: Because you aren’t. *glances up to gage reaction*

Luc: *smiles smugly* No. I’m most definitely not. *pushes foot against table and tips chair back* Why did you decide to make me different?

Me: *starting to relax a little* Well, actually you decided that. You’re the one telling the story—well, you and Frannie.

Luc: *smiles*

Me: I’m just the poorly paid help with the laptop. And, while we’re on the subject, could you two talk a little slower. I can’t keep up with your conversations.

Luc: *lowers chair legs to the ground* You should be happy we let you listen in at all. Don’t push your luck.

Me: *drops gaze again* You’re right. Sorry.

Luc: *slouches back in chair* So, my origin is actually pretty interesting. How did you come up with the concept of demons being borne of sin?

Me: Well…your name, Lucifer Cain, popped into my head one day and I went on-line to research the story of Cain and Abel. I found an article that talked about the origin of sin. The phrase “creatures of sin” kept coming up and, as I flipped that over in my mind it occurred to me that, in my fictional Hell, there could be actual creatures of sin. In your case, you were borne of Pride.

Luc: *glares at me*

Me: *sinks deeper into chair*

Luc: Why did you make me a Creature of Pride?

Me: *snorts* You’re joking, right?

Luc: *glares harder at me*

Me: *thinking this interview was a really bad idea* *nearly slides off the chair under the table*

Luc: Where did you get the idea for me to work in Acquisitions?

Me: *takes a deep breath* I knew you were coming after Frannie’s soul, so where else would you work?

Luc: *drums fingers on tabletop* I suppose that makes a certain amount of sense.

Me: *nods and blows out a relieved breath*

Luc: Did you know I’d fall for Frannie? *scrutinizes me with narrow eyes*

Me: *straightening in my chair and trying not to let him see me shake* I had a pretty good idea…

Luc: *leans forward, eyes flashing red* You knew that the cherub would too.

Me: *squirming in chair* I knew there was a chance that Gabe would be drawn to her.

Luc: *through gritted teeth* And I suppose your going to tell me there was nothing you could do about that.

Me: *shrugging without looking at him* Poorly paid help. Laptop. Remember…?

Luc: *blows out tense sigh* Then you also know it’s only a matter of time before I take him out.

Me: *shrugging again* That’s between you and him.

Luc: *nods, satisfied* So you won’t get in the way?

Me: *wiggling fingers in the air* Help… Laptop…

Luc: Good. *leans back again* So, there’s nothing you can to about Frannie?

Me: Um…how so?

Luc: *fixes me in a hard gaze*

Me: *shaking head* You know she doesn’t listen to me either.

Luc: She’s going to get herself killed. *eyes darken*

Me: Then it probably wouldn’t be in her best interest for you to take Gabe out…

Luc: *pushes glowing fist across table* Are you saying he can keep her safer than I can?

Me: *sweating again* I’m saying it may take both of you.

Luc: *sighs deeply* *tucks hand into pocket* I know you’re right, but Gabriel? *grimaces* Of all the slimy celestials they could have sent…

Me: *shrugs* So, any chance there might be a truce?

Luc: *glowing eyes snap to mine* This is my interview. I ask the questions.

Me: *holding up hands* Sorry. So what else do you want to know?

Luc: *eyes lock on mine* What’s going to happen in Original Sin?

Me: Lots of stuff.

Luc: *smirks* Could you be a little more specific?

Me: Well, there are more angels…

Luc: *rolls eyes*

Me: And demons!

Luc: Great. And I suppose they come for Frannie?

Me: King Lucifer still wants her, so…yeah.

Luc: *blows out a sigh* You’re not going to make this easy on me, are you?

Me: *lifts hands and wiggle fingers again* Laptop…

Luc: Yeah, right. *stands abruptly* If you’re not going to be any more helpful than that, I’m gone.

Me: *relieved* Okay, so, we’re done?

Luc: *smiles, amused* I’ve got history homework.

Me: *cracks up despite myself* Yeah, right.

Luc: *turns for the door* See ya, Laptop.

Me: *wondering if I’ll ever live that down*

Wasn't that AMAZING? I can't wait to get to know Luc a little better. How about you? Well, I'll tell you what, if you leave a question for Luc, you MIGHT just get it answered. In fact, the best three questions (as judged by Lisa Desrochers) posted in the comments by old and new followers by Tuesday, 8PM EST will receive an answer and a prize.

What's up for grabs?

2nd place: A PERSONAL DEMONS tank top and swag!
3rd place: Swag!

So don't be left out in the cold - exercise your creative writing muscles and ask Luc something. I mean how often do you get to ask a demon a question? Oh - and sorry folks, :( But, the contest is only open to those in the US and Canada. GOOD LUCK!

ALSO - don't forget to join me tonight, Thursday August 19 at 9PM EST for #scribechat on Twitter. I'm guest hosting and our topic will be world building. See you then!


  1. Too fun, Lisa. Where you come up with this stuff, I don't even know. Such a creative mind! Thanks for the smiles :)


  2. Marissa - so glad you liked it, but it was mostly the other Lisa this time! Must be a Lisa thing!

  3. That was awesome! Now I REALLY can't wait to read this book!

    My question for Luc: "Do you think Frannie is too good for you (seeing as how you're a demon and all)?"

  4. OK, that was amazing. My question is: Were you ever NOT a demon? I mean...did you do something to become a demon?

  5. HAHAHA Sounds like Luc has got one nasty temper!

    My question for Luc: Have you aver faced Sam & Dean from Supernatural before? If not, what would be your tactic when you do?

    Thanks for the great post & GIveaway =)


  6. How fun Lisa! I can't wait for this book!!!

  7. LOL. This was brilliant.

    (Also I like Tynga's question)

    SO jealous she thought of it, but hmmm... I would like to ask Luc: Do you think demons are sexier than angels?

  8. My question for Luc: Born of that means you weren't a demon at one point. Are you different now, than from before you were a demon ?

    Thanks for the post & giveaway :)

  9. LOVED THIS! Can't wait until the book comes out:)

    Luc, after reading book excerpts and this interview, I see that you fall for Frannie. But as a demon are you capable or love or even doing good for someone w/out having an agenda?

  10. So Luc I know there is something brewing between you and Frannie, but I have a feeling thats going to make you do some very undemon like things. How do you feel about the possibility of acting a little good?
    ~The Book B

  11. This is AWESOME people! Keep those questions coming! I'm sure Lisa's going to have a hard time deciding...

  12. Awesome interview!

    Ok Luc it's the zombie apocalypse. There are reanimated corpses EVERYWERE running around trying to eat your brain! There is a safe place where you can remain until the end of the zombie takeover. Awesome demon powers aside what three things would you take with you to safety?? *whispers* Don't worry it's all hypothetical and we won't tell anyone that you would run away from zombies for safety ;)


  13. FANTASTIC INTERVIEW, I smirked all the way through ;)

    I'd like to know just why Luc is so attracted to Frannie - what is so special about her?!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :)


  14. Great interview.

    Just because I'm curious to find what demons find embarrassing, what is your most embarrassing moment?

    - Sandy

  15. Wonderful interview!

    My question for Luc is,have you fallen in love before, in your past, or is Frannie your first and only love?

  16. So awesome - can't wait for this book!

    Luc: If the only way to save Frannie would be to work with Gabriel, what would you do?

  17. Lisa & Lisa, you guys rocked it!!! This was awesome! I can't wait for the book! The questions I was going to ask have been asked so I look forward to having the answers revealed!

  18. I love this interview. And I'm really excited for the book.

    Luc- What would you say to convince people that demons are better than angels?


  19. Hehe this just makes me more excited for the book :)

    My question for Luc: What is the nicest thing you have ever done?

  20. Nice "interview". Very imaginative. Thanks. Now on to Luc: If you're an evil demon, how is it possible for you to fall in love?

  21. I forgot to add my email:

    june (at) writingisablessing (dot) com

  22. Awesome interview Luc! ;)

    My question for you, Luc, is this:

    Let's say Frannie chooses Gabe, any other female characters from another book you would be interested in dating?

    Thanks for the chance to win great prizes! :)


  23. Luc's question:
    What exactly made you fall for Frannie, was it her smile, her eyes, her history, perhaps her soul itself?

    I'm sorry to bug you...

  24. Luc has read through all your questions so far and a few of them may or may not have made him squirm a little. We'll see which ones he chooses to answer...

  25. Hi Luc! i cant wait to read the book :D, my question to you is, What do you regret most in your long long life? YOUR THE BEST!:D



  26. Hi LUC! If you could go back in time what would you change in your life?

  27. What a fun interview!

    Luc, I'll be at church on Sunday. Stay far, far away.

  28. So, Luc, it seems there is going to come a time -should things work out the way you want them to and you secure Frannie's heart for yourself alone- in which a decision would need to be made. If you are unable to abandon your immortality, would you really be willing to take Frannie back to Hell with you? Plus... if you become mortal again, you will die and go back to Hell most likely (as I would assume Heaven is no place for a reformed demon, no matter how smitten he is with a good girl). Then will the other demons pick on you? Will your 'street cred' be nothing then? Think it over, Luc! Is any woman worth the loss of street cred???

  29. You guys are AWESOME! What else can we ask Luc that will really put him on the spot - uh, I mean show us what he's like?

  30. Hey Luc. How's the King taking your interest in Frannie? We all know that you're there to do a job and it seems that there may be a bit of a conflict here...

    Emily ebdye1(at)gmail

  31. Luc reminds me a lot of someone else I know...and I love him for it! ;)

    So, my question for Luc is this... If Frannie asked you to change something about yourself, would your pride let you do it? I mean, there's changing a haircut, which might not be that big a deal, and there's changing a lifestyle (perhaps stop threatening helpless authors?). Would you, could you make a change if she asked you?

    But, I realize that might take soul-searching (or...inner-void-searching?) before you can answer so... Which do you prefer: hot beautiful, hot heat or hot spicy?

  32. I don't livee in US or Canada, but WOW THIS POST IS FULL OF AWESOMENESS!

  33. Have you ever regretted being a demon? Have you wanted to be something else? Would you be willing to change for Frannie?

  34. Super excited for this book!
    So here is my question Luc: If it meant being with Frannie would you turn good? Or at least less evil/demonic?

  35. Ok, so Luc, if you weren't so busy being a demon all of the time and could be any other supernatural being, or even human, what would you be?

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  37. ROFL.

    That was awesome! I really love these character interviews! 8D

  38. Loved this post! I can't wait for this book!

    Here's my question for Luc, the Ultimate Question: What's the meaning of Life, The Universe and Everything?

    Just want to know a demon's perspective. :)


  39. Loved the interview :)
    My question is, Luc, what was the first thing you noticed about Frannie?


  40. Very entertaining.

    My question - What is the best part about being a demon and would you give it all up for Frannie?

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  41. WOW, was I the only who who totally swooned while reading that?!

    My question:
    What's the story that got you where you are? As a demon?

    Thanks! :)
    Love, Hannah

  42. P.s. How jealous are you of Gabe?

  43. wow,i loved reading this snippet of an interview..can't wait for your book..
    My Question:
    can you describe what you love most about frannie?

  44. So Luc, being a demon you must get all the hot chicks. Have you ever met one too hot to handle? For Lisa, sorry I've been MIA! I've had some agent troubles I had to work out. I've missed you and your awesome blog!

  45. Heather - I'm so sorry! I really hope it's all working out. You're in my thoughts!

  46. This is great to read and very fun : )