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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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46 comments:

  1. The last bit of it was probably my favourite. But generally, I really liked the interview.

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  2. "For shizzle my nizzle." That was awesome. Great interview. I can't wait to actually meet Galen when I read Of Poseidon!

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  3. First Kiss? Thats private and salty or sweet never thought to ask those questions cute!!

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  4. Your commentary to his answers in the beginning.

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  5. The whole interview is amazing, but I think my favorite part are the questions at the end. :)

    "... the underwear things you HAVE to wear underneath your jeans?" It sounds like he'd prefer not to wear anything underneath HIS jeans. *lol* :P

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  6. I agree with the above person, what to wear. He said he'd rather go to the beach and not have to worry about what you wear! Hmmm, that could be interpreted wrong!

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  7. Hi, just wondering if your giveaway is international or us only? Great interview, i loved the last two quick questions. Can't wait to read this book!

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    1. It's US and CA only per Macmillan. Sorry!

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  8. Wow, this interview was so fun to read! I love the character interviews becuase it's like we know them, where as authors are strangers to us (no offense authors, I love you guys too!) I haven't read Of Poseidon yet but I've heard so many good things about it and just reading this interview I know I'm going to love Galen!

    My favorite part of the interview had to be the bit at the end with the "human" questions that Galen pretty much didn't know what to do with, haha.

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  9. Oh haha, I love the boxers or briefs question! It makes me grin like crazy LOL! x) Oh, and I LOVE his answer on the question about his idea of perfect date! He's sooo romantic. ;)

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  10. Blondes or brunettes? I don’t understand this question. LOOL XD I love Galen already!!

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  11. Hehe, either the toenail painting or the confusion on blondes and brunettes. I desperately need to read this book!

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  12. I think the fact that he's so swoon-worthy yet so clueless is what makes it so awesome!! I think I really need to get this book!!

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  13. I like boxers or briefs? He doesn't buy his own underwear and that makes him real to me:) Sexy also!

    laura thomas

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  14. I want this book. :)
    I think I'm gonna like Galen very, very much. :D

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  15. Great interview! Those are great questions, that I wouldn't have thought to ask. For shizzle my nizzle made me laugh so much!

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  16. Loved the the part about letting Rayna paint his toe nails, that's so sweet!

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  17. I enjoyed hearing Galen's views on the Pull, especially after reading Anna Bank's short about his brother.

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  18. For shizzle my nizzle! I love it! I say it to get on my oldest daughter's nerves because it embarrasses her! LOL! Definitely my favorite part!

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  19. FOR SHIZZLE MY NIZZLE! You know, not to be unoriginal or anything :)

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  20. I am not going to lie I laughed about the toe nail thing. However I liked the entire interview it was fun.

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  21. Okay this made me definitely want to read the book! Galen is adorable. Love the cultural confusion.

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  22. For shizzle my nizzle! :) I LOVE that! lol The whole interview was great! :D

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  23. lol, his idea of a perfect date :)

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  24. 'Boxers or briefs?'
    That question is always fun. Always.

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  25. the This or That part..anyway, I love all of the Interview.>:D

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  26. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I love Galen's overall attitude, but my favorite was his reaction to human dating! And his philosophy about the pull.

    Thanks so much:) I love character interviews:)

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  27. Boxers or Briefs made me laugh. I really just LOVE character interviews, though.

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  28. This whole interview was so funny. I think my favorite part was the perfect date question :)!!!

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  29. GALEN! Galen was my favorite part of this interview! I just loved his answers to anything and I love the questions you asked! I would just be asking the randomest things and be like that total dork blogger. -.- But I just loved Galen, especially the toenail painting thing. I once painted my brother's big toe while he was sleeping. ;)

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    1. That's hilarious. I only have 2 sisters, so I never got the chance to prank a brother with toe-nail polish!

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  30. Oh my gosh. Galen is so dreamy! I love how he's so stoic with his answers, just makes him that much more desirable :) GREAT INTERVIEW LADIES!

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  31. This book sounds interesting as does Galen. I will definitely look into reading this book!

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  32. I loved the interview! My favorite part was probably how he didn't understand the whole blonde or brunette question! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rachel

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  33. Haha. this is my favorite part: "Blondes or brunettes? I don’t understand this question."

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  34. Galen's snarky humor:
    YAS: What's the strangest thing you've ever seen in the ocean?
    Galen: Toraf. Period.

    I NEED THIS BOOK! Thanks for the fun tour stop and giveaway!

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  35. Boxers or briefs? I absolutely adored this book. Anna Banks, please hurry with book 2. This girl is hanging by her thumbnails waiting to see what happens!

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  36. Definitely the boxers/briefs question. And the blonde/brunette question, with the favorite part of Emma. Glaen sounds adorable. And a tiny bit awkward, which is great. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    Alyssa Susanna

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  37. It would probably be your commentry to Galens answer :)

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  38. Dating. On the beach. Don't have to worry about what to wear.

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  39. My favorite part of the interview was the "favorite human phrase." That cracked me up!

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  40. I only guffawed a few times, if that's even a word. Uh, everything in Galen's perspective is hilarious. I love how he just doesn't get all the "human" related questions. So, so funny, and I think reminiscent of the peek of the first chapter I've read so far. I can't wait to read/review this book. I'd love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity! :D

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  41. I liked getting to know Galen. This interview really made me want to read this book!!

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