Friday, 10 March 2017

Book Character Interview with Nomvula #ThePreyofGods

Buenos Dias!!

 Happy Friday Dance!! 

I love this scene! Tom Cruise should definitely do more of this! hahaha was so surprising.
Last week we posted

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden: Cover Reveal

The feedback was amazing! I'm so excited that you're excited for Nicky's upcoming book.
I'm even more jazzed to share with you a special Book Character Interview with the very special, Nomvula from The Prey of Gods book universe.

So the first treat we offer is that You can read the first chapter of the book

Second Treat is the Interview with Nomvula:

Tell me a little about yourself.
  • Well, my name is Nomvula, and I’m ten years old. I live in the Addisen township, a long bus ride from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I’ve never been to the city, but I hear it’s amazing—tall buildings and robots everywhere. I really like it here, too though. Everyone is friendly, except some of the kids who like to tease me about my golden eyes and my sick mother. It’s okay, you don’t have to look me in the eyes if you don’t want to. No one does. 

Err, they’re quite...striking. So my sources tell me that you can fly?
  • People can’t fly, silly. I mean, I used to pretend that I could, but that was way back when I was a little kid. I know the difference between real and pretend now that I’m almost a woman. Who told you about that, anyway?
We have a mutual friend, a Mr. Tau?
  • Oh, him? He says a lot of things that aren’t true. My ma says he’s dangerous. We shouldn’t talk about him. 
Well, what should we talk about then?
  • Mmmm. How about food? My Mama Zafu, that’s my auntie, is the most amazing cook! She takes care of me mostly, since my ma is so sick. Her beef stew just melts in your mouth. Have you ever tried it? It’s beef shins and onions and carrots and tomatoes, plus basil, rosemary, and thyme from her herb garden. Goes great with a tangy slice of beer bread fresh out of the oven. Mr. Tau makes wonderful beer bread, the best I’ve ever had.
I thought you said we shouldn’t talk about Mr. Tau.
  • Well, we shouldn’t, but if we don’t tell my ma that we talked about him, then I think it’s okay. I won’t tell her. Will you?
Of course not.
  • Good. Because Mr. Tau is amazing. He’s an artist, you know. He carves figures out of wood and sells them in the city to tourists. He also tells great stories about the olden days when all there was of the world was a giant scab of lava, then there were walking, talking tree mothers brought to life by animal spirits, and then warring demigods, and then-- 
Did any of those demigods fly?
  • Well, sure, some of them. The ones descended from eagles could soar, high up in the air, with wings that sprouted from their backs. They flew so high, they felt like they could touch the sun! They did tricks in the sky, clouds cool against their skin. And from up there, they could see everything--the land, the ocean, and sometimes they flew so, so far to the next township over, where the kids wouldn’t tease them and make fun of them because their strange eyes or their sick, sick mother. Hey, why are you looking at me like that?
Nomvula, I hope you don’t mind if I ask this again, but can you fly?
  • People don’t fly. 

Yes, people don’t, but do you?

  • (Silence)

  • Sorry, can’t answer any more of your questions. I’ve got to fly. I mean go. I’ve got to go. Walking. Ma’s probably starving in her shack, wondering why I haven’t brought her bowl of pap to her yet. Oh, you know, here’s a great recipe for beer bread, if you’re interested. It’s really good. You’ll love it, I promise. Okay, thanks, bye!

3rd Treat is this AWESOME

Beer and cheese bread for lazy bakers

Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original
A new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor

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  1. That bread looks so yummy. I now need to bake some bread.

  2. This sounds like a book my daughter would like. She is into the fantasy genre.

  3. God that bread looks so yumm yumm... i guess i need to go grab one from my local store

  4. "Lazy bakers" Um, me? Haha but really though, that recipe is perfect for me! I want to try it out!

  5. This sounds like it could be an interesting book. I wonder what it will be like when it's all finished. I'm sure my daughter would be interested.

  6. I like Tom Cruise a lot but I never knew that he dances like that. It wasn't that bad, he did it properly. He was good in everything that he do.

  7. I love that Tom Cruise scene!! I could watch it all day! Yum bread - the book looks like something my hubby would get stuck into so thx for sharing!

  8. So funny Tom Cruise dancing! He's a complete artist!

  9. The book sounds very intriguing, and I enjoyed the humorous undertones in the interview. That bread looks so tasty!

  10. This book sounds really interesting! You got me intrigued. The interview is hilarious, too.

  11. This book sounds interesting! Especially now that I feel like I've got an interview though this interview ❤
    Katja xxx

  12. I think you've got me interested in this book, now! How dare you?! Haha. I'll definitely have to check it out.

  13. Whoa, this sounds absolutely amazing! The interview is so funny, it really gets you into the book. That bread also looks good!

  14. Tom Cruise is one of my favorite actors. He has so many great movies. The interview you did was really cute. Love how you asked her if people can fly. Lol

  15. Haha, did she really just cut off the interview? I had to laugh because that's something I would do. But you did get a delicious bread recipe from it.

  16. Fun getting an intro on a book I would otherwise never see, so thinking about it ...

  17. That was an interesting interview. Looks like Nomvula is quite a character! I'm sure the readers will like her.

  18. That's a pretty awesome cover. It looks like you had fun interviewing Nomvula! She does have a lot to say, especially about food.

  19. Such a great and entertaining interview!

  20. Wow I so want to check out this book now. Loved your interview with Nomvula.

  21. Sounds like an adorable book. I am sure my little niece would love to read it. Very cute interview. :)

  22. What a lovely interview. I really enjoyed reading through it.

  23. Hmm, I've never really had a conversation with a 10 year old like that. Next time I see a 10 year old, I'll try to give them an interview.