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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Author Override: Gena Showalter (and the Lords of the Underworld)

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.


Today we have Author of the month, Gena Showalter, with us and she has brought with her the Lords of the Underworld!!!! *squee* We're all trying not to hyperventilate here, but failing miserably. We'll try to compose ourselves so we don't look like fools in front of all of them. We're not doing a good job...

BUT we hoped we asked the questions that our maidens would've wanted us to ask the Lords. So check out our interview with the Lords below!

1. Hi Gena! *looks seductively at the Lords* Hellooo boys. *ahem* Ready for this interview? How is it having your house full of your friend’s wives/women now? Do you think it has improved things?

Kane: Bleep that! Wait, can I say bleep?
Gena: No.
Kane: Whatever. Everyone is driving me bleeping crazy. When is it my turn?
Strider: Oh, goodie. Someone brought whine.

2. For Torin: How many times have you watched Carrow’s video on Youtube?

The same number of times I’ve thanked the gods for her creation.

3. For Paris: How do you feel about having had sex with Kaia now that you know your friend Strider is in love with her?

Shit, you just had to go there, didn’t you? But no way in hell I’ll start spilling details. Strider will try to spill my guts. Again.

4. It's not a secret that Nix from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series has a thing for the Lords of the Underworld. Does the sexy sooth-sayer catch any of your interests?

A collective: Hell, yes!
Paris: That’s not even a question. Girl is straight up hot.
Strider: You say that about everyone, P-man. But in this case, you’re right. So if Nix and Kaia want to do a little fighting over me, I say go for it.

5. Lords, time to fess up. Give us the dirty on Gena Showalter. Got any secrets you'd like to share about the wonderful person who writes your books?

Paris: That little witch loves to torture us, but that’s hardly a secret.
Torin: I’d do her.
Aeron: I caught her crying over a commercial once. I won’t say I was disgusted by it, but I think we’ll all know I’m lying.
William: She’s my true love, I just know it.
William: Scratch that shit right now, Showalter. I’d give you a go, sure, but true love? Please.

6. Where would the ideal vacation spot for the Lords be and what would you do?

Gideon: Pits of hell. For real.
William: Gena’s bedroom.
William: For the love of all that’s unholy! Stop answering for me, woman.
Paris: Making love to the same woman over and over again. And I think we all know who I’d pick as mine.

7. What do the Lords do for each other's bachelor party?? We won't tell anyone!

Paris: Not that he appreciated it, but I tried giving my man Stridey some tips about pleasing his woman.
Anya: Lucien will have strippers at his, and I’ll kill those strippers at mine. It’s win/win!
Kane: Since I can see where Showalter is headed with my “happily ever after,” I’d rather gnaw off a limb than get engaged.

8. If you could trade demons with another Lord, which demon would you rather have?

Maddox (Violence): Paris
Lucien (Death): Paris
Reyes (Pain): Paris
Sabin (Doubt): Are you kidding? I’m made of awesome! Right? Right!
Aeron (Wrath): Paris
Gideon (Lies): Anyone but Paris
Strider (Defeat): Screw that! Everyone had better pick me, or their last encounter with Hunters left them stupid
Paris (Sex): Anyone but Strider
Kane (Disaster): If I could kill every single demon, I would. So trade? Bleep no! (Why are you letting everyone else cuss, Showalter, but censoring me?)
Cameo (Misery): Did you know 8.6 million women die from heart disease every year?
Torin (Disease): Paris
William: Gena
William: I give up! Fine, whatever. I want Gena, can’t get enough of Gena.

9. If we could have a contest where a loyal fan would get to have a date with you, what surprise will you have in store for her?

Paris: Me, naked.
Strider: Like that’s really a surprise, Sex. Me? I’d do the whole candy, flowers and candlelight thing. (snicker) Okay, okay, I almost gagged even saying that. The truth? Me, naked.
Gideon: A hot air balloon ride through a rainbow. Yeah, I’m romantic like that.

10. Which do you prefer football (NFL), hockey (NHL) or basketball (NBA)? Any big Superbowl parties at the Lords place?

Strider: Dude, I can’t believe you even have to ask. Naked oil wrestling. Or so Paris thinks, I’m sure (snicker).
Paris: What’s with you and the snickering, you ass? Never mind. Don’t answer. I don’t care. Because if your balls are what we’re kicking around, I’m for the sport, whatever it is.
Strider: Someone clearly needs a massage to release some tension. With oil.

11. Pick your poison . . . What’s your drink of choice?

Paris: single malt
Maddox: And isn’t that a shocker? I thought you preferred ambrosia-laced wine that nearly kills my woman.
Paris: shut it, Violence.
Strider: God, the arguing. Both of you shut it, ‘cause it’s my turn to answer and I say Harpy blood. What? It’s good.
William: Gena. Of course.

12. And because our maidens are dying to know. . . Boxers, briefs or commando?

Paris: what do you prefer, beautiful?
Gideon: women’s underwear
Aeron: Someone mentioned gnawing off a limb. Yeah, I’d rather gnaw off a limb than answer that.
Strider: Whatever Paris’s mom prefers.
Paris: You are such an asshole.

13. Finally, What does it take to be a Lord of the underworld?

Anya: Me, me, I want to answer this one! The recipe is as follows: two cups of evil mixed with two cups of not so evil. Avoid adding “honorable” or the beefcake will come out lame. One cup of smartass remarks, 3 TBS of muscles, 2 litters of sexy, and balls the size of boulders.

And there you have it! The ladies at UTC with Gena Showalter and the Lords of the Underworld! Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did!

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Remember to come back every day between now and August 7 for our Gena post of the day!


Christi Snow said...

OMG, this was so much fun to read. LOVE the LOU guys!!!

KJBarr said...

Hahaha... LOVED THAT!! Want More!! Thanks soooo much for that interview! FAB!

loves to dive said...

I loved this interview, I can just see the guys sitting around making their comments.

Madame D said...

OMFG Ladies!!! That was bleeping amazing!! I loved it!! But not as much as I love the Lords - Grr... Torin *swoon*

Laura BC said...

haha it was definitely funny!

Ren said...

*rolling at the floor because LOL'ing so hard*
Well, you are all hilarious! I can't remember how long I see all Lords have fun like this. To Gena, you must make they interviewed a lot. Its...priceless!!

Jen said...

Fantastic post. Makes me so excited to read Strider's book!!

Lauren B said...

Wonderful interview. Thanks.

janhvi said...
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janhvi said...

i'm still drooling over the lords....they're so awesome..can't wait for strider's book!!
thanks so much for the interview!

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

Tish said...

That was great! I have been missing the Lords! :)

Allison said...

That was AWESOME - exactly what I needed to pick me up this morning before I got started at work! Thank you for such a fabulous interview!!!

Angi said...

I want more from this joy! Thanks for this great fun! XD

Gigi said...

Loved the interview! The guys were wonderful and yummy! Thank you so much Gena!

Gigi :)

donnas said...

Awesome interview. Thanks for doing it.

Juliann (the Insane) said...

Bwahahaha! As always, you get the Lords together in one place and I'm having an asthma attack from laughing so hard! ;D

Anya's recipe at the end was hilarious. :D

HighlandHussy said...

that was awesome!!! I totally want to be Gena when I grow up...the oil wrestling...how could I have forgotten the oil wrestling?! lmao!

Tanya1224 said...

Awesome!! I love the lords. I see that the maker has a favorite oh hers...lol I love William too =)

cindifarris said...

William, William, William. I'm sure you feel better now that you've talked about your deep love for Gena! That just makes you that much sexier in my eyes, you romantic devil! Uh, you are a real devil, aren't you?

Victoria said...

That was so much fun. I love the LORDS and Gena's answers for Paris are too much. She's really showing her affection for him :).

Angela said...

Baaaaahaaaahaaahaaaa. That's soooo awesome!!! I Iove it!
*wiping tears* hahaha

I love Paris. Such a flirt!

Lory Ames said...

Love it!

wordgirl said...

LOVE this interview! And of course all of the Lords.

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Funny as hell! I guess we know who Gena's favorite is!

leelee said...

Love the interview! "What do you prefer, beautiful?" -faints-

Jennifer said...

LOL! That is why I love Gena and the crazy-sexy lords :-D

Supru said...

Lmao!!! So funny! I was laughing so hard that my husband came to see what happened xD

Love the whole of them :)

elaing8 said...

LOL..Loved this interview

Danielle Gorman said...

Oh how I miss the Lords. I can't wait for the next book because these men crack me the hell up. Loved it.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Nicole said...

OMG!! That was hilarious. I only wished that Paris would willingly speak about me that way, Gena. Talk about hot!

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

That was the most awesome thing I've read all day! William is so YUMMY!

BiteMeAsh said...

This was an excellent ... thank you so much for making my day!!!

Mandy P. said...

That. Was. Awesome! Thank you so much! I just love those men - and Anya! :)

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

LMAO! Im currently reading the LOTU now,,and I love all these guys,,,excpecially Gideon! *Hmmm*
that was great,,,I wanna go to the after party,,lollol

xander_316 said...

I know everyone loves Paris but I think William is the best... he gets the best lines in the books, like when he prank called Maddox in The Darkest Secret :) - I hope he gets his book some time soon

Nicole S said...

Love the LOTU, this interview was awesome!

Artemis said...

That was great. I have yet to read these books, but I have heard so much about them and this makes it so much better.

Jodie Riverina Romantics said...

LMFAO!! Loved it!!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Gina is such an awesome writer.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Sia said...

I loved the interviews with the women of the Lords of the Underworld in the recent anthology Gena gave us. This is right on par with that. Both have me laughing and enjoying every minute. However, I wish there were more questions...you know...just to keep it a little longer. ~bats eyelashes~

Karen said...

Love the interviews!

mariexd said...

This is such an awesome series! Great interview.

dpbussie said...

Great interview. Funny n snarky! Love these guys.

Danielle West said...

Can't wait for Darkest Surrender!

Troy Cornejo said...

That was so much fun to read. Great way to wake up. Love those guys! Cant wait for the next book to come out.

Lion said...

That was awesome! This definitely made my day! Please do have some more interviews with these hotties and our talented hotness Ms. Gena.

C. L. Hatton said...


Anik_Namaku said...

OMG !!! After read all these interview, I cant stop loving these guys !!! Awesome! Thank you Gena for your hilarious guys :)

Nikki said...

This was awesome!!!! Thank you for the post!

Linda said...

This was hilarious! I reckon one of the prerequisites for being an author is an awesome sense of humor & wit!

June M. said...

So much fun to read. I love posts like this!

Carol L. said...

Awesome and amazing. The right "wake me up". Love these Lords and Gena. If she wrote a book with just their interviews I'd buy it. :) Love William. Thanks for this.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

jennyb845 said...

OMG that was hysterical. I loved the William parts!

Haf said...

Hahhahaha!! That was brilliant! :D
Oh do I want a Lord or what..<3

IreneRJ said...

Loved the interviews! poor William ha :)

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Omg, that was brilliant!! Loved every word :)

Thanks for this and the chance to win! I couldn't find the post for the Reading on the Dark Side: LOTU so I'll stop by later to comment.

You ROCK for putting all this together! #TeamLOTU
Book Soulmates

GLORIA said...

I so LOVE the Lords and can't wait for more books!!!

Under the Covers said...

@Isalys, we are posting the Reading on the Dark Side this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by everybody!

Meg said...

Ha ha, Absolutely love it! <3 LOTU <3<3 Gideon, Kane,Lucien <3<3 "MEEP!"

BLHmistress said...

ROFL this is the reason I love the Lord's- so is Gena William's HEA :) . Personally I like the date with them :) Paris naked ummm

Msmissy71 said...

Now THAT was a fun read!!!

Allison W said...

I love everything that I have ever read from you! You're one of my favorites!!

ML said...

Love, love, love Gena Showalter!!!

PattiP9001 said...

This was great! I love Gena Showalter.

DANIELA said...

Hi Great interview!!
Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

That was hilarious!

My fave line was when Anya said Lucien will have strippers at his, and I’ll kill those strippers at mine. It’s win/win---classic Anya right there. I love it!

And all the little snippets between Strider and Paris involving Kaia has me wanting Darkest Surrender soooooo badly!

Carrie Butler said...

This was absolutely wonderful and it came just when I needed a hit of LOTU! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

RachaelM said...

I loved this interview. I have been waiting on the next book to come out. I love all of the Lords of the Underworld.

nat_ethereal said...

This made me laugh so much and made me realise how much I miss all the Lords!!!

ladyreadsalot said...

This was hilarious! Such a fun read. Gena seems awesome!

Rachel498 said...

Hilarious interview! I love the Lords. Alot. Especially William!

Sheree said...

LOL! "Women's underwear"? Really, Gideon? LOL!

Lace can itch, you know....

Denise Z said...

We needs more - never get enough :) Thank you so much for the fun and laughter.

virginia59 said...

That was a fun interview! Gods it makes me want the Strider-Kaia book...like right now! Can't wait.

So happy to get a glimpse of Lucien-Anya. They are my fave Lords couple along with Sabin-Gwen.