Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Alayna Williams - 30 Second Quiz!

Earlier today I reviewed Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams - and loved it. Today the sequel Rogue Oracle is released and to celebrate I have a 30 second quick quiz with the author herself. So please welcome Alayna William aka Laura Bickle!

-          Favourite Book you’ve read?


-          Favourite Book you’ve written?

They're all my children, and I love them in different ways. I loved EMBERS and SPARKS for the worldbuilding and Sparky, and I love the ORACLE books for the neat stuff I learned about particle accelerators, astrology, and genetics.

-          Favourite food?

Chocolate. Hands-down.

-          Favourite film?

LADYHAWKE. Yeah, Rutger Hauer in that film is my ideal of a romantic hero.

-          Favourite music?


-          Favourite authors?

Robin McKinley, Ann Aguirre, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jessa Slade, M.L.N. Hanover

-          Any pets?

Four barely-reformed feral cats and two fish named after Star Wars characters. Just the fish named after Star Wars characters, I promise: Ackbar and Sullustan

-          Favourite saying/quote?

From The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: "No matter where you go, there you are."

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. So: Star Trek AND Star Wars fan? My kind of human!
    Cograts on the release of Rogue Oracle.

  2. Thanks, Sullivan! I love all things sci-fi. I got the Taunton sleeping bag for my husband for his birthday. He loved it.

    And thanks to Mel for hosting me! :-)

  3. I got my copy or Rogue Oracle to be started right after I finish How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf. Which Ann Aguirre series are you reading?

  4. Hi, RA! Hope you enjoy it. :-)

    I'm reading her Corine Soloman series. I just love the way Ann builds her settings and characters. Very multilayered. Do you have a favorite series of hers?

  5. Ooo, I have to say I love Corine Soloman as well - looking forward to Shady Lady!!

    Thanks for stopping by Alayna (Psst..I'm a secret star trek fan as well...don't tell anyone!).

  6. Congrats Mel I have been honoured with the Seven Facts Award, and would dearly love to pass it along to you (courtesy of Mysteriousbooks).

    If you're not into accepting awards, no worries . . . please take this as an open note of admiration for the work you do. :-)

  7. Star Wars fan? WIN!

    Oh Ladyhawke. I need to see that one again. How many wolves have been named Navaar after that movie? :)

    Loved this quickie!

  8. Oh great interview! :) I love those authors as well. And I have to say I loved Ladyhawk too. It's been a long time since I've seen it on tv. It needs to be on again. :) Thanks!

  9. Mel, I had the honor of seeing Shady Lady early...it is AWESOME. Not to be missed!

    And I SWEAR not to tell anyone that you're a Star Trek fan. ;-)

    Melissa, YAY! I'm glad that I'm not the only Ladyhawke fan in the house. :-D

    And as for Star Wars, check these out...ice cube trays in the shape of Han Solo in carbonite: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/star-wars-ice-cube

    Melissa (My World) - another vote for Ladyhawke! It really is a great story. It has all the elements of a hero's journey, romance, epic fantasy, and great storytelling. Just perfect.