Sunday, May 27, 2012

Of Poseidon Blog Tour and Giveaway: Character Interview with Galen

Today we have the pleasure of hosting the Of Poseidon Blog Tour!  I was so excited to be able to participate in this tour, but my excitement burst into a happy dance when I was told I get to interview Galen!!!!  Galen!!!!!  The super-hot merguy who can totally inhabit my dreams any time he wants!!!  I fell for Galen just as much as Emma did--if only I was able to assault his pecks, too--that would have made my day (or month)!!!  For those of you who have read this fantabulous book, you will be delighted to take a tour through Galen's mind, and for those of you who don't know about the book, here is a little synopsis from Goodreads.  (Even if you don't know Galen yet, read this interview and it will make you want to go straight to the bookstore and get your own copy!!)  And don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter to win a copy!!

Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk.

So, without further ado....

YA Sisterhood:  Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Galen, the oh-so-delicious Prince of Syrena.  Thank you so much for taking the time to come and speak with me.
Galen:  Um. Sure. I guess.

YA Sisterhood:  So, Galen, why did you choose to be ambassador to humans?

Galen:  I don’t think there really was a “choice”. The humans have found new ways to invade our waters and it would be irresponsible for us not to keep an eye on you. Yes, I “asked” for the responsibility, but it had to be done and no one else was volunteering. No offense, though. I know not all humans are bad. Just most of them.

YA Sisterhood:  *Giggles hoping he thinks I'm one of the "not bad" ones*  When Emma first smacked into you, what went through your mind?

Galen:  I could see that she wasn’t paying attention and that she was going run into me but I decided to let her. I figured maybe a “chance” encounter would be best, but I also thought that if she didn’t run into me then she would brain herself on the railing.

YA Sisterhood:  *Sighs with jealousy...lucky Emma*

Galen:  I have to admit, I thought when she saw that I was a Royal she would know that she’d been caught spending time on land.  I didn’t…I didn’t expect her to stay…stuck to me for as long as she did. The tingles were definitely weird. And I’ve never seen anyone blush like that. Ever.

YA Sisterhood:  I have  feeling with what's going through my mind right now, you might be seeing another blush like that soon.  Anyway, moving on....What's your idea of a perfect date?  (Excuse the human lingo)

Galen:  Why are humans so obsessed with dating? I understand that dating leads to mating, and mating is enjoyable, but you seem to put too much thought into it. Where to go? What to do? What to wear? It’s exhausting. My idea of a perfect date would be at the beach, a private one—because you have to admit, you humans act like fools when you’re part of a big crowd, like at the movies. Plus you don’t have to worry about what to wear if you go to the beach.

YA Sisterhood:  *Wonders if its inappropriate to ask him if he would be wearing anything on the perfect date....I'm thinking...darn, inappropriate*  That is true, we humans do get a bit rowdy in a crowd.  You should try it some time!  What's the strangest thing you've ever seen in the ocean?

Galen: Toraf. Period.

YA Sisterhood:  *Giggles* Tell us something about yourself that we don't learn in Of Poseidon.

Galen:  Once, I let Rayna paint my toenails so she could practice staying in the lines. But mostly it was to get her to stop whining.

YA Sisterhood:  That sister of yours is a hoot and a half.  I'd love to meet her one day, but....let's get to the most burning question....How do you feel about "the pull" and have you ever experienced it?

Galen:  This question is hard to answer. Sometimes I think it might exist, and sometimes I think it’s just a myth. Have I experienced it? *shrugs* If I have, then that would be private. But I wouldn’t want to feel “the pull” necessarily. Somehow it means less if I call it the pull. Like it’s mechanical instead of…emotional. I wouldn’t want to feel the pull, if it was that.

Wow...that's interesting Galen.  Just a few this and that questions and I'll let you get on your way.  I know you're busy being ambassador and following around a certain girl!

When human....boxers or briefs?  You’re talking about the underwear things you have to wear underneath your jeans? Rachel buys me boxers, I think. The ones that look like shorts. Why? Is that weird?

Favorite human phrase:  For shizzle my nizzle. Seems like a lot of effort to say “I agree”. But now I can’t get Toraf to stop saying it, so it’s in danger of becoming my least favorite human phrase.

Salty or Sweet?  Sweet is disgusting. 

First kiss?  That’s private.

Blondes or brunettes?  I don’t understand this question.

Favorite thing about Emma:  Oh. Now I understand the last question. Um. Blondes. White blonde.  
Again, thank you so much Galen, and I (along with all your adoring fans) can't wait to learn even more about you in the future.
Be sure to check out my review of Of Poseidon here

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