Jul 2, 2012

A Question Meme from All the Blue-Eyed Angels Heroine Erin Solomon.

Jen Blood is author of the Amazon bestselling mystery All the Blue-Eyed Angels, the sequel of which will be released this week!! She is a social media and online marketing strategist for Gauss Media, and runs the popular mystery website, http://bloodwrites.com/. All the Blue-Eyed Angels will be Free! on July 3rd and 4th, in celebration of the release of the second book in the series, Sins of the Father. Be sure to download your copy!

From Jen:   
     In my Erin Solomon mysteries, Erin is a tough investigative journalist who will do just about anything to get answers to the one mystery that has plagued her most of her life: What happened to the Payson Church of Tomorrow, the fundamentalist church she was raised in for the first nine years of her life, until the entire congregation—with the exception of Erin and her father—was killed in a fatal fire in 1990. She tackles that question head-on in the first novel in the series, All the Blue-Eyed Angels, and then continues her quest to learn more about her father’s shadowy history in the second book in the series, Sins of the Father.
      For this month’s blog tour, however, I wanted to look at the lighter side of Erin Solomon. Because there is one, believe it or not. Fans will tell you she’s really pretty funny—even when she’s facing death and destruction—and one of the things I love best about her is just how rooted in pop culture she is. So, what better way to demonstrate that than with a series of question memes Erin and her cohorts will be answering all month long? Here, then, is the first meme from Erin. 

To: diggs@downeastdailytribune.com, jjuarez@dc.fbi.gov

Subject: Vital research info


So, something you may not know about me, Juarez, is my deep and abiding love for question memes—those viral Q&As you see all over the worldwide web. Diggs has come to accept this about me… If you want to stick around in any capacity at all, you’ll have to do the same, my friend. I have a couple of rules with them (mostly for Diggs, who really sucked at this whole thing when we first started):

  1. Witty/smartass responses are acceptable, but you still have to answer the question. No passes allowed.
  2. No bitching about what a waste of time they are. Everybody knows they’re a waste of time. That’s why we love them.
  3. Lies are strictly prohibited.
 So, with all that in mind… Here’s the latest meme I found, with my answers to get the ball rolling. Feel free to forward to whomever you please. Talk to you soon, fellas! 

  1. How old do you look?
    Exactly as old as I am.
  2. Where do you live?
    At the moment? Taking care of my mother’s place in Portland, ME
  3. Are you waiting for something?
    I’m always waiting for something.
  4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?
    That sixty seconds you have to wait between taking the ice cream out of the freezer and the point at which it’s melty enough to eat.
  5. Do you want/have kids?
    I have a dog. He’s plenty, thanks.
  6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?
    Buddhism always seems like a nice idea. Everybody’s so calm—they’d probably kick me out within a week.
  7. Last shocking news you heard?
    “We think your dad was a serial killer.” That was pretty shocking.
  8. What was the last thing you drank?
    Coffee. Last, first, and in between.
  9. Who do you most look like in your family?
    My mother. Or so I’m told—I don’t see it, personally. (shut up, Diggs)
  10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
    Aside from world peace or a night with Clooney? Figuring out what happened to my dad would be pretty good.
  11. Where does most of your family live?
    Mother: Maine. Father: ? Grandfather: Maine. Everyone else: ?
  12. Where did you grow up?
    Littlehope. The name says it all.
  13. Where do you want to go on vacation?
    Back to Italy, I think. Juarez, get on that, would you?
  14. Have you ever had a panic attack?
    Diggs? You wanna field that one?
  15. What can’t you wait for?
    The question is, What can I wait for? I’m not the most patient person on the planet.
  16. Who is the last person you told you love them and meant it?
    Einstein. And I always mean it. J
  17. Have your parents ever smoked pot?
    No idea. Kat—Probably not. Booze was always her drug of choice. Dad? I would have said no way a few months ago. Now? No clue.
  18. Want someone back in your life?
  19. What do you order at the bar?
    Whatever I damn well please.
  20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?
    Littlehope’s mental meltdown comes to mind.
  21. Ever licked someone’s cheek?
    Who hasn’t?
  22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
    Ice cream.
  23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?
    Gawd. 2008? Was that the year of that awful patriot’s cruise in Boston Harbor, Diggs? Your ex, my ex, a boatload of tequila… Where’s a good blackout when you really need one?
  24. What are your nicknames?
    Sol, Solomon
  25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?
    The ‘20s. Dorothy Parker, the Round Table, all the best clothes… Definitely the ‘20s.

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