Thursday, September 1, 2011

Character Interview: Percone + Blend Series Giveaway

Please welcome today's special guests Percone of Earth Blend and paranormal author Lori Pescatore!

Lori: Hello and welcome. My name is Lori Pescatore and I am the Author of Human Blend and the newly released Earth Blend. I have with me today one of my characters from the books. He has graciously offered to sit down with me for an interview and talk about the new book. Percone, welcome, thanks for coming.

Percone: You make it sound like I actually wanted to do this.

Lori: Don't you?

Percone: Why would I want to spend time talking to you? You're a human. The people reading this are human. I hate humans.

Lori: Why do you hate us so much?

Percone: Isn't it obvious? You and your kind have polluted this Earth for far too long. You, as an Author, have killed trees to publish your work. The only good thing that has happened is with this e-book thing.

Lori: For those of you who do not know it, Percone is an Earthling. A creature created by the Earth to protect itself from the damage we humans have caused. Percone, I understand why you are upset, but I think the humans have taken quite a stand recently in trying to be more green. Does that not count for something?

Percone: Too little, too late. You are trying to put a band-aid on a wound that is seeping life from the abrasions caused by man.

Lori: Okay, I think we are getting off topic here. We can debate this another time. Let's talk about the book. You were first introduced at the end of Human Blend. Do we get to know you more in Earth Blend?

Percone: At least this time I get a whole chapter devoted to me.

Lori: And you are also in the book in a lot of other chapters as well.

Percone: Not enough.

Lori: Tell us about your Earthling abilities.

Percone: I'm Mother Nature. I can control the elements, although I'm not supposed to unless I am helping save the Earth.

Lori: Something tells me you do not always follow those rules.

Percone: Rules are meant to be broken.

Lori: How do you think people will react to Earth Blend?

Percone: I don't really care.

Lori: Percone, we agreed you would be nice and do this.

Percone: You threatened to kill me off if I didn't do it. I'm preserving face time.

Lori: Should I get someone else to do it? Maybe Eli?

Percone: You would, wouldn't you? You favor him just like Suron.

Lori: Suron is the leader of the Earthlings, correct?

Percone: More like a spokesperson. He is the voice of our Mother Tree.

Lori: I know the first six chapters are actually a prequel to Human Blend. The history of your people is explained.

Percone: Yes, I did like that part. We get to hear how those Blends came to be as well.

Lori: The Blends being part human, part something else.

Percone: I tolerate them more because they are not fully human. We have enough of those. Can we be done?

Lori: One last question... Why don't you wear clothes?

Percone: Why anyone wears those itchy, scratchy things is beyond me. Mother made us this way.

Lori: Some of the Earthlings wear clothes.

Percone: Only the stupid ones.

Lori: I've seen you interact with humans.

Percone: For purely nefarious reasons, I assure you. I thought you said one more question.

Lori: I did not ask any. I only made statements and you responded.

Percone: (mumbling something)

Lori: What was that?

Percone: You can't print what I said and that was another question, I'm done.

Lori: Okay, fine. Is there anything else you want to say before you go?

Percone: Save a tree, buy an e-book.

Lori: Thanks Percone.

Earth Blend (Blend Series, #2) by Lori Pescatore

Earth Blend is the second book in the Blend trilogy and the sequel to Human Blend. In this installment, the mysteries of the Blends and Earthlings are revealed. How can Julie live a normal life when she is anything but normal? Her relationship with Austin is complicated by emerging abilities in them both. Trust is hard to come by as lies and secrets hinder them at every turn. Is the past destined to repeat itself as the Earthlings once again rush to save them? Ensuing chaos breeds fatal consequences.

Thank you Lori and Percone for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

Don't miss Lori's author interview here at From the Shadows discussing her first book in the Blend Series, Human Blend.

**Blend Series International Giveaway**

We are giving away ebook copies and paperback copies of the Blend Series by Lori Pescatore!  One winner will win ebook copies of Human Blend and Earth Blend and a second winner will win paperback copies of Human Blend and Earth Blend signed by the author.

To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your email address (so we may contact you if you win).  You do not have to be a follower to enter (though I always appreciate a follow!).  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends September 16th midnight EST.


  1. Thanks for the great post!
    GFC follower

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. Hoping to win the paperback copies, thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I loved the interview! These sound like great books; I thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  4. Thank for the giveaway! Human Blend was already on my wishlist :) at gmail dot com

  5. The character interview was fun to read, and now a giveaway. Percone and the author Lori have definitely gained my interest. Thank you for a giveaway and delightful interview.

    -Danny @ The Story Seekers

  6. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥

  7. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  8. Hi Lori
    The Paranormal Romance Guild has taken your Blend series into its heart. The first book was given 5 star review last year and we are 'as we speak' in the process of reviewing your second.
    As Senior Reviewer for the Team, we wish you and Percone well and look foward to seeing more of BOTH of you...
    Gloria Lakritz

  9. Great post:)
    These look really good,Thank you for the chance to win them!

  10. Ha ha! Great interview! tHanks for the interview and the contest! Can't wait to read "Earth Blend"! :)

    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  11. Hey E.J. and Lori - don't need to enter the contest, have both of the books to read and am reading Human Blend as we speak. Just wanted to say great character interview.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I would like to win a paperback but an e-book would not be of much use as I don't have an ereader.


    Carol T

    buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. I really want to read this series. Please enter me in contest.

  14. This is an awesome interview and the books sound very interesting i would love to have a chance to read them. I am a vivid reader on all accounts, I will read just about anythng put into my hands. I really hope that I have a chance in winning.

  15. Awesome interview! I would really love to win these books - they sound like something I would really enjoy :D
    GFC follower
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  16. These look like really good books. US entry.

    chelle2006 @ aol .com


  17. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!


  18. thanks for the giveaway~

    gfc follower


  19. Cool post and the covers look awesome!

  20. I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published.

    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens sometimes and I can't fix it. :)

  21. Love all the comments, keep them coming! Good Luck to everyone!!

    Lori Pescatore
    Human Blend
    Earth Blend

  22. This sounds really interesting, and the interview was super cute. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  23. Thank you all for stopping by. Good luck with the giveaway! :)

    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
    From the Shadows

  24. Nice. Thanks.


  25. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC - Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  26. Hi Lori -
    Thanks for this contest/giveaway!
    I'd love to win the print copy of 'Earth Blend' (I already have Human Blend).

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  27. Hi Lori
    The character interview with Percone was very funny--- although in the book he is very anoying, hehe
    I'd like to be entered in the giveaway.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  28. Oh yes, I'm hoping to win the paperback copies too. I've read the Earth Blend chapter sampler on Lori's FB page and it was fun! TQ

  29. I love the character interviews as it gives us a totally different, intimate look at the book and characters. Would love to win the paperback copies but do have an e-reader.

    I'm an old follower.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  30. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Oh, this looks so awesome. I really hope I win. Looks really like something I'd love to read.

  32. I would love the paper copies! Thanks for the great giveaway!


    mary_reiss @

  33. Great giveaway and interview it had me entertained... I am a follower via GFC cwyant3497

  34. Percone is a bit touchy LOL, my kind of character.

    I would love either kind ebook or paperback

    FOllower-BLHmistress and sub-


  35. This series sounds very interesting and I would love to win the paper versions of them. (I don't own an e-reader).

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. I hope to win the paperback copies of these two books thanks for the giveaway :D

  37. Lori seems very interesting character.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  38. Thanks for the giving away.I'm a follower. If I win I'd like the paper back copies. Good luck to all!

  39. Ooh, great giveaway! Thanks!

  40. I've never read either of these but they look like they might be good, so count me in! (:


  41. Hoping to win, your work sounds interesting!

    Armand Rosamilia