Authors Michelle M. Pillow and Mandy M. Roth wanted to share a little bit more about themselves and what they write. Before thinking better of it, they each allowed an alpha-male shifter character from one of their series to ask the questions.
Prince Zoran from the Bestselling Futuristic Romance Series, Dragon Lords by Michelle M. Pillow interviewing author Mandy M. Roth:
Zoran: Queen Mandy, We would like to create an alliance with your army of warriors. But, first, what is involved in becoming an Immortal Op?
Mandy: Prince, you don’t have to call me queen. I’m just me. And to answer your question on what is involved in becoming an Immortal Op—several labs, a half-dozen or so nutty scientists bent on world domination and creating super soldiers and a devil-may-care attitude. If you’re lucky, you come out the other side in one piece and ready to fight the good fight…or you come out a wererat. No promises. I’ll pass on to the ops that you called them an army of warriors. Be warned, a few of them will get this put on t-shirts.
Zoran: Empress Mandy, Why aren’t any of your operatives dragonshifters? You let a wererat in. I’m sure you earthlings have heard the many legends of my fine people’s great prowess.
Mandy: Okay, Queen Mandy it is. The PSI and IO are equal opportunity supernatural employers. They have an interesting blend of many different types of paranormals—shifters of all kinds, vampires, Fae, etc. There might even be an operative who can shift into a dragon coming soon—with that legendary prowess and all, who could resist. I will give a little series teaser—marine life shifters are on their way to appearing in the Immortal Ops Series World.
Zoran: Queen Mandy, as a commander I am most curious about your operatives and when they will lay siege to the enemy’s castle. I should like to observe their tactics.
Mandy: Well, the Ops don’t really attack any castles per se but they do go after the bad guys in a big way. Act of Mercy is a great example of the ops storming “the castle” or in this case Donavon Dynamics’ labs to help free an op being held prisoner there.
Zoran: Queen Mandy, It has just come to my attention that Captain Corbin Jones of the PSI is a catshifter. I’m sure you’re familiar with my people and their long-standing feud with catshifters on our planet. How could you have aligned yourself with the enemy?
Mandy: Sorry, I was going to answer this myself but one of my ops is shouting from the other room. Striker would like me to tell you that “while Corbin may be a Bloody-English-Bastard-Out-to-Steal-His-Country he’s a stand up lion shifter and team leader”. He’d also like it noted that he’s aware his motherland decided to stick with England and no, he doesn’t want to talk about it. He’d also like me to tell you, he respects your decision to wear a loincloth to represent your people and that he is considering one—but for now he’ll stick to his kilt.
Zoran: Thank you, my queen. As you have humbly requested, we will send this Striker an honorary loincloth.
Striker (Dougal) McCracken from the Bestselling Paranormal Romance Series World, Immortal Ops by Mandy M. Roth interviewing author Michelle M. Pillow:
Striker: Lass, you write a good deal about men from other planets, why is that so and do you nae like us Earth guys?
Michelle: I’ve always loved science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal. I wasn’t the least bit surprised when thoughts of dragonshifter men from other planets made their way into my brain and then onto paper. It wasn’t long after “their” neighbors, the catshifters, wanted in on the action. Then it was the guys who actually piloted the space ships, and well, it’s spiraled. Frankly, I can’t get them to be quiet about it. I think they believe having books will attract Earth women to want to mate with them.
I also find Earth guys tend to protest the loincloth unless it’s Halloween. I’m not sure why. But I see you’re wearing a kilt, so how you doin’?
Striker: A wee bird told me you enjoy traveling. Do you find it helps your muse? Once I was in England, this was centuries ago…och, best you just answer and I avoid incriminating myself.
Michelle: OMG, that was you?
Striker: Lass, does the Galaxy Brides Corp make deliveries? If they do nae, why? Inquiring lycans what to know. (I’d like to place an order for a fiery redhead.)
Michelle: Um, sorry, Galaxy Brides Corporation doesn’t import brides to Earth. In fact, they call us Old Earth and they don’t really import much here at all. They tend to think we’re taken over by wild animals. I think that might have something to do with I-Ops team member spottings. Though, they wanted me to tell you they’re thinking of starting a husband line…if you’re interested.
Striker: Say one was to come into possession of a spacecraft. How does one pilot it? And, where, exactly, is the serial number so I, erm, they could file it off, and do the aliens have a way of trackin’ it? Askin’ for a friend and all. Nae me, of course.
Michelle: A “friend” eh? Well, tell your “friend” who he wants to talk to is the Space Lords series crew. Those guys know all the ins and definitely the outs of intergalactic law, especially how to get around it. But, whatever you, I mean your “friend” does, don’t listen to the pilot Rick. You will be arrested, or set on fire by heretics, or possibly end up the love prisoner to five women.
Oh, I have to go, my ride is here and I want to board before the UFO chasers turn it into another Area 51.
Striker: Lass, I’m off to call Rick. I’m verra open to being a love prisoner to five women.
Readers: Michelle M. Pillow and Mandy M. Roth hope you enjoyed this tiny, fun take on glimpses into their characters and worlds.
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