1. Who would win in a war between cats and bears?
I’m going with cats, no matter how you parse the combatants. Cats are smarter, quicker, more lithe, and can leap and hang on for the kill (not that I want to kill a bear, either). Of course the cats are likely to be shifters, and we never said what size or species of cat, so anything can happen.
2. Would you rather get a diagnosis of Benedict Cumberbatch or Engelbert Humperdinck?
Tough one. Can’t wait to see Cumberbatch’s new movie, The Imitation Game. Tragic story, I’d like to hope we’re beyond that but I’m not so sure. However I’m going to have to go with my nerd heritage here – not the current Engelbert Humperdinck, but the German composer of the same name (1854-1927), who penned the opera Hansel and Gretel. Yup, that’s my diagnosis, and I’m stickin’ to it.
3. If you could have any fantasy creature for a pet, what would it be and why?
That didn’t take even a nanosecond – a dragon. They’re magic. Our youngest son (who also had a role in Hansel and Gretel, see?) loved them and devoured all the books we could find about them, so I’m steeped in dragon lore. My pet dragon, of course, would be kind and generous in addition to magical – there’s nowhere I couldn’t fly, no downtrodden people we couldn’t save together, nothing we couldn’t conquer.
4. Are aliens among us?
Of course. We are made of the dust of stars – so even we, at some level, are part alien. How could there not be?
5. Speaking of horrible aliens, how would you help Justin Bieber off the planet?
Not gonna bite on this one. Off the planet is certain death, or banishment at the very least, and no human deserves that (and no, I don’t think he’s an alien, even if he’s pretty alien to me).
6. If you were a superheroine or -hero, what would your special power be?
This is going to sound pretty mundane, but it would be some kind of healing power. I’m all about believing in people, helping them reach inside and find their inner spark, empowerment. I have no idea how this would work, exactly, but that’s what it would be.
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Detour Ahead (Riders Up, Book Four) by Adriana Kraft
Purchase on Amazon here!Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R&R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her - like he does his horses - before she flees in panic?