23
Jan
07

Many Questions with Ninja

1. On a scale of one to ten, rank your current level of insanity–where ten is belongs-in-lunatic-asylum insane–and tell us why.

One. I’m perfectly sane. Ninjas have to be. It’s Racy whose bonkers. I’d put her at an eight.

2. What was it like having Racy tell your story? Did she keep trying to make you say overly mushy stuff to Liz?

Racy had to learn many things. Such as the fact that ninjas don’t say mushy stuff.

3. Since I want to hear Ninja say mushy stuff, why is Liz the woman for you?

You’re almost as bad my sister.

Thanks Ninja! Joy’s my role-model!

4. Isn’t it wonderful having a sister? Joy sounds like the best little sister in the world!

Joy needs to stop stealing my bike. And she needs to stop dating losers.

5. Is there something about Aikido’s philosophy that appeals to you?

Aikido is about meeting aggression with mercy. It’s about blending with an opponent’s force and momentum, redirecting that power and using it against them, without hurting them. My father was an Aikido black belt, and it embodied who he was.

I practice it as an homage to him. But it’s not who I am.

6. So then what martial arts do you practice? What philosophy accurately reflects you?

I’m a shadow walker. I’ve studied them all. Use what works.

7. How is a shadow walker different from an ordinary ninja?

A ninja is a ninja. But shadow walkers can go anywhere there are shadows.

8. Anywhere?

Anywhere.

9. How about the far side of the moon?

Yes. But then there’s the problem of breathing.

10. Right. How does one become a shadow walker?

Lots of training, lots of focus. Having shadow walking in the genes, helps too.

11. Why aren’t you a part of the superhero organization, the Planetary Protection Agency (PPA)?

Ninjas don’t work well with others. Besides, I don’t wear spandex.

12. Now, if you’re not in the PPA, isn’t it difficult having friends who are?

For them perhaps. By law, they are supposed to bring me in.

::smiles::

I’d like to see them try.

13. Do you really think the Jorans invaded Earth because of the Demon Realm, or is it just some nefarious plot to invade Earth?

I don’t know why the Jorans invaded Earth. I let superheroes like Centurion worry about the Jorans.

I exist because the Snakehead Triad exists.

14. This is the important question. I’m Racy’s critique partner, and I don’t know the answer to this question: Who is Racy planning to send off to a Happy Ever After next?

I’m a ninja, not a psychic.

15. Come on, you can tell us. Is it Jasper? *looks hopeful*

That Cossack? He’s a fool. But knowing Racy, she won’t leave him and Lia alone.

Ninja is the star of Racy Li‘s fabulous debut from Loose-Id of the same title, which releases today! It’s a wonderful book, and if you haven’t fallen in love with him already, what’s wrong with you? *g*

Full disclosure: Racy is my critique partner.

And and and….there’s a contest! A lucky commenter will win a copy of NINJA if you comment before January 30th!

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39 Responses to “Many Questions with Ninja”


  1. January 23, 2007 at 12:56 am

    You said the book was out today. IT IS NOT!!!!!! I went to buy it and read it but it is nowhere to be found. SOB SOB SOB. I hate you and Elizabeth Lowell too for saying the JAK book was out. You are both wicked evil people. I hope I don’t take my negative feelings out on Racy’s book.

  2. January 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Jane, Racy told me it was 23rd, so I set it to post on what was the morning of the 23rd for me!

  3. 3 Jenny
    January 23, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Ninja, great interview! Can I ask one more question, what do you wear to sleep?

  4. January 23, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Just want to throw in my vote with May for the next book…I read Demon Rescuer on Racy’s website and it’s really good! And I love that picture of the Ninja on the website. *wipes drool*

  5. 5 rebyj
    January 23, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    “11. Why aren’t you a part of the superhero organization, the Planetary Protection Agency (PPA)?

    Ninjas don’t work well with others. Besides, I don’t wear spandex.”

    *** I’m psychic. I see Racy putting the ninja in spandex in the sequel!! All she has to do is write a scene on PMS manhaters day!! I’ll read it LOL***

    all the best!! Rebyj

  6. January 23, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    NINJA is definitely out now. I just bought a copy. :)

  7. January 24, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Besides, I don’t wear spandex.
    That’s a good call. I don’t think anyone should wear spandex.

  8. 8 Maria Duncan
    January 24, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Ick, spandex

  9. 9 Keyna
    January 24, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    This is wonderful! I’m a newbie Diva and have been thinking of character interviews/chats online with some of my characters and was delighted to find this post.

    Is this something that is common among the Divas?

    Best of luck with sales, it looks like a good read!

    Keyna

  10. January 24, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Love the interview. I’m reading the novel at the moment and loving every minute of it.

  11. January 25, 2007 at 7:45 am

    I have got to read this book. It sounds awesome. Great interview!

  12. 12 Deshon
    January 25, 2007 at 9:56 am

    nice, ladies!

  13. January 25, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    What a really great interview!!! I just read the free excerpt and really want to read more!!! Is there a chance to get a book for a poor german student with less money??? ;)

    Big Hugs,
    Sonny
    aka
    Sweet like Kitty.

  14. 14 Cherie J
    January 25, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Great interview! Sounds really good!

  15. 15 cathy
    January 26, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Totally loved the excerpt, must read this book.

  16. 16 Cathie
    January 27, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Nice interview!! I was fastinated on the Shadow Walkers and think I understand that now.

    Will we read more of you, Ninja in another book, or your sisters book in another book? Will you let Racy tell more stories of this world of yours?

    Nice to be here at this blog. My first time here!

  17. 17 Racy
    January 28, 2007 at 10:20 am

    My name is Racy too! But i’m not a writer..would lov eto read her book.

  18. 18 Joye
    January 28, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Don’t know if we have many shadow walkers here in Arizona since we don’t have much shade in the good old hot summertime. Enjoyed the visit

  19. 19 Geizebelle
    January 29, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Ninja? Odd name/title. Where did yah get the inspiration for that?

  20. 20 Crystal
    January 29, 2007 at 3:53 am

    sorry, i mistyped my email. this is the real one.

  21. 21 Crystal
    January 29, 2007 at 3:54 am

    sounds like a great book! i’d like to get a copy pls..

  22. 22 Marylin
    January 29, 2007 at 3:55 am

    Looks like there’s a sequel to this.. :)

  23. 23 joelle
    January 29, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Wonderful interview. Am looking forward to reading this book.

  24. 24 ellie
    January 29, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    excellent interview and I am interested in this great book.

  25. 25 pearl
    January 29, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Great excerpt. Must read this book.

  26. 26 alissa
    January 29, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Enjoyable interview and I want to read this book.

  27. 27 Liz Denler
    January 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t wait for payday to get Ninja Racy

  28. 28 sharon
    January 29, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Ninja is great! loved the excerpt. Great interview.

  29. 29 Mary J
    January 29, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Would love to win Ninja!

  30. 30 Aisling
    January 29, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Great interview, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with mushy stuff

  31. 31 MD
    January 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    I really enjoyed that interview, cant wait to read about youy Ninja

  32. January 29, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Jenny asks:

    “Ninja, great interview! Can I ask one more question, what do you wear to sleep?”

    Ninja – ::smiles:: Shadows.

    Cathie asks:

    “Will we read more of you, Ninja in another book, or your sisters book in another book? Will you let Racy tell more stories of this world of yours?”

    Ninja:

    Ninjas shoudn’t be in the spotlight. Which of course, means that my stubborn sister almost certainly in the next book.

    Like I said before, Racy isn’t going to leave poor Jasper alone. And Racy lost a bet with me so now she has to go bother someone who fights aliens wearing red tights.

  33. January 29, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    My apologies for taking so long to get back to everyone!

    Keyna asked:

    This is wonderful! I’m a newbie Diva and have been thinking of character interviews/chats online with some of my characters and was delighted to find this post.

    Is this something that is common among the Divas?

    Honestly, I’m not sure. I’ve seen character interviews done by some other authors, but not in the context of a debut contest.

    Geizebelle asked:

    “Ninja? Odd name/title. Where did yah get the inspiration for that?”

    I wanted to write a paranormal that didn’t have your usual vamps and weres but I also wanted to write a superhero story. I also thought well, there are plenty of pirate romances, but I never heard of a ninja romance so I figured why not write one :) You can find out more about how I developed this story at my interview over at paranormalromance.org.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful comments everyone!

  34. 34 Little Lamb Lost
    January 30, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Ninja sounds great!

  35. 35 Teresa W.
    January 30, 2007 at 1:34 am

    The exerpt was great would love to win a copy!


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