Thursday, December 1, 2011

Interview with Vic and Kiss of Frost Giveaway!!

Ah, yes! I'm so excited to do a interview with Vic my fave character in the Mythos academy books! So excited, I had to make a button just for him! For those not in the know, Vic is a sword gifted to Gwen by the Goddess Nike. I did try to taylor my questions so that no one will have their book spoiled. So, before I squee again, here is my interview with Vic!!

Me: Welcome VIC! I will do my best to calm myself. So, Vic... could you give some background on yourself?

Vic: I’m Vic. I’m a sword whose hilt is shaped like half of a man’s face. I have an English accent. I talk a lot. Actually, some people say that I talk too much. Bloody rubbish, I say. *harrumphs*

Me: Who was Nike to you?

Vic: Nike is the Greek goddess of victory. Really, I can’t say too much about her, just that the goddess and I go back a long, long time and that I have faithfully served her and her Champions for many years.

Me: What would you love to be doing right now?

Vic: Why, fighting Reapers of Chaos, of course. I’m a sword. I live for battle!

But when I’m not out helping Gwen fight Reapers, I like to watch action-movie marathons in my free time.

Me: Would you consider yourself Gwen's sidekick or are you the true hero?

Vic: Well, of course Gwen thinks of herself as the hero, but we all know that a warrior is only as good as the weapon she uses in battle. I think I do my fair share of the fighting.

Me: Best thing in working with Gwen?

Vic: Gwen is a quick learner, and she’s made a lot of progress as a warrior already. I’m looking forward to helping her improve her fighting skills even more.

Me: Worst?

Vic: Gwen always claims that I’m moody, but she’s the one who’s a bloody teenager. You have no idea how boring it is for me to have to sit there and listen to her and her Valkyrie friend, Daphne Cruz, go on and on and on about things like clothes and boys and homework. I should not be subjected to such things. *harrumphs again*

Me: What do you think about Logan?

Vic: Logan Quinn. Now there’s a warrior for you. All Spartans have that killer instinct, but Logan is definitely something special. The boy has a lot of potential, which I hope he lives up to.

Me: What would you like people to know about you?

Vic: Just that you don’t want to get on my bad side … because I’ll cut you to ribbons. *laughs at his own bad joke*
*laughs* Oh Vic! I don't think you talk enough! Oh and I would NEVER think of getting on your bad side. Keep on snarkin' Vic!!
Btw, Vic also brought a surprise for everyone!
Vic has convinced Ms. Estep to giveaway one signed copy of the book, Kiss of Frost! US only. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter! Oh and Vic has allowed Ms. Estep to comment today to any questions you may have!

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...

Books in the series:
First Frost (short ebook prequel, free at B&N, and Amazon)
Touch of Frost
Kiss of Frost


  1. I loved the first in this series! Can't wait to read the second!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I've only read the prequel, which was fabulous. I have book one in my TBR pile and would love to be able to read these back to back.

  3. Great interview! Although why a british an accent, I wonder...

    And you convinced me to read the prequel, which has only teased me and reminded me how much I love Jennifer's writing! Will be digging out Touch of Frost for my Christmas reading soon! And always with the US giveaways...spare some love for us Brits!

    PS - love the christmas motif! Penguins are cool!:)

  4. Sounds like an interesting series. I'd like to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Who wouldn't want a snarky sword with an English accent. Now that it was mentioned in the interview I am wondering what the relationship between Nike and Vic is, and if it will be explained?
    I'm looking forward to seeing how Gwen progresses in her training w/Logan.

  6. Your blog Melissa looks like a kiss of frost itself - great remake!

    As I can't enter for obvious reasons I would just say the prequel wasn't that bad...

  7. This book sounds so great! I have been seeing such great reviews on it. I would love to get my hands/eyes on a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. Rie -- Thanks! Glad you enjoyed TOUCH OF FROST, and I hope you like KISS OF FROST too.

    Lisa -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Mel -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview. I appreciate the nice words about my writing.

    Bookblogger -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Nicole -- Thanks! I'm hoping to share more of Vic's backstory as the series goes along.

    Anachronist -- I think the blog looks cool too. I like the Santa cartoon at the top.

  9. Mary -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

  10. I really want to read this series. It has a really neat premise. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Oh man, I love Vic so much! I hope we keep getting more of him in future books. And Logan. And really just more in general because I adore these books. I'll watching action movies with you any time Vic!

  13. Vic you make me laugh. I love the cutting to ribbons line. It's so cheesy that it's cute.

  14. Vic you are so sharp!!!! Ms Estep your books are the bomb!!

  15. LOL, I thought I was going to find a hot guy and not...a sword. No offense, Vic. I've been spoiled by Missie's My Book Boyfriend posts. :0

    Anywho, I'd love to meet you and see you in action. I'm betting you got some great stories to tell!

  16. Vic you really are awesome!!! Thank you for convincing Ms. Estep to give away a signed copy!

    (Ms Estep- I hope he didn't threaten to slice you up to get you to agree!)

    This series looks really interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

  17. *pouting* the best giveaways are never international :(

    Still, lovely interview, that was just fun to read! Looking forward to catching up with this series myself.

  18. A talking sword??!! How awesome is that! And I must say, I love his accent. I feel a little bad for him, having to sit and listen to the everyday musings of a teenage girl. I seriously love that this book has a talking sword! I really think I need to read it sooner rather than later. :D

  19. I just read First Frost last night and fell in love. I would love to win and read this book, Kiss of Frost. I am adding this to my Christmas List. This series sounds awesome.
    Great interview. I think a talking sword sound very cool. I love the greek gods & goddesses. I have been finding them very interesting and trying to learn stuff about them. The names of them have been coming up in books. I love to learn new stuff and now know who they are when I read.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Great books Jennifer and hope to win. Keep on writing the great books and we will keep reading them.

  20. Blahahaha! Vic's humor is very cutting *laughs at own lame joke*

    Seriously though, Vic sounds like a bloody genius. I'd love to hang out with him. I bet he has the best things to say during those action movie marathons.

  21. I loved this blog post and getting to know Vic a little. I haven't read any of the other books so I am new to this series but looking forward to reading it now.

  22. Loving the button and this very novel post, nice to have met Vic.

  23. Great interview! I have heard such good things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Loved First Frost! cant wait to read this one!

    great giveaway
    follow via gfc

  25. Julie -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Stephanie -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Jenny -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books.

    Lisa -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post.

    Audra -- Thanks! I appreciate the nice words about my books.

    Rummanah -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Aimee -- Thanks! No, no authors were threatened in the creation of this post. LOL.

    Aurian -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post.

    Jen -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post.

    Chrisbails -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books. Hope you enjoy the rest of the Mythos Academy series.

    Missie -- Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Mary -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Petty Witter -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post.

    SilverRose -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Samantha -- Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book.

  26. Hi Jennifer I know were talking about your new series, but was wondering how many more books will be in Gin's series? Thanks for the post and giveaway. I just picked up Touch of Frost.

  27. Okay... Uuum LOVE the new look dollface! I still need to read this series!!! Freaking epicly awesome interview!!

  28. *waves to Vic*
    nice getting to know you more.
    Great interview M

  29. Rain Maiden -- There will be at least seven books in Gin series as of right now, and I hope to write a few more after that.

    Bookish Brunette -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

  30. Blodeuedd -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

  31. Thanks for the interview Vic, I loved getting to know you more! :))

    And thank you Ms. Estep, for agreeing to do a giveaway! I love your books! <3

  32. Vic, you have more personality then any sword I've ever been in contact with... not that I'm acquainted with many swords, come to think of it.

  33. I believe Vic will cut you to ribbons! AGH! I love you VIC! Loved this interview Melissa!

  34. this would be great gift for me
    and then i would blog on it and then i like the cover of the books

  35. Great interview! Very interested in reading these books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Wow, a sword with an English accent, that is so sexy. I'm sure Vic is a huge help to Gwen.

  37. I am half way through TOUCH OF FROST. Can't wait for the next book! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :D

    Diana M.

  38. I'm a huge sucker for accents, especially the english accent. Vic sure is a charmer! Loved Touch, cannot wait for Kiss!

  39. Kris -- Thanks! I appreciate the nice words about my books. Glad you are enjoying them.

    Stephanie -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    Savannah -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    Desi -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Mary -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    Barbara -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    The Lovely Getaway -- Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the book.

    Vivien -- Thanks! Glad you liked TOUCH OF FROST, and I hope you enjoy KISS OF FROST too.

  40. EEEeeeep!! I need to start this series as well! I sooooo want this book and the first. :) They sound amazing and after this interview with Vic, well, what am I waiting for? LOL! Thank you!


  41. are Awesomesauce!

    Thank you or having this giveaway!

  42. Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds good! I haven't read the first one yet, but it's on the tbr pile.

  43. Ooh, I want to read more about Vic! Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I was just thinking earlier today what a coincidence that the cover of the book is so perfect for this time of the year.

  45. Melissa -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Hackaroo -- Thanks! Vic would totally agree with that. LOL. Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Brenda -- Thanks! Hope you enjoy TOUCH OF FROST.

    Lieder Madchen -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    Anne -- Thanks! I like the cover of the book a lot too. Plus, it's set in December as well.

  46. Amazing post, I really like the interview, Vic is a so great sword. I still can't wait to read the second book.

  47. I haven't read the first book. I had my mom pick me up a copy of Touch of Frost last week but I have to earn it by helping around the house. BLARGGG... Oh well.

  48. Vic, you are truly awesome!!! This is my new favorite series and I can't wait to read the latest book!! Thanks SO much for the amazing giveaway:)

  49. I've got Touch of Frost waiting to be read, but not this one. Vic sounds like a hoot, yes, I said hoot. I'm heading even further south for Christmas. I'm practicing. A stitch, a scream. Now, I really can't wait to read about him. Maybe I'll read it over Christmas! Maybe I can win this one so I can read the sequel right after! I love doing that.


  50. Melliane -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post, and I hope you enjoy KISS OF FROST too.

    Shallynn -- Thanks! I hope you enjoy the book.

    Julie -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about the series.

    Buried in Books -- Thanks! Glad you liked the post, and I hope you enjoy TOUCH OF FROST.

  51. I still haven't read this series yet, I feel like a booger (especially when it contains some of my most favourite paranormal elements!)...

  52. What a great post thank you for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway can't wait to read Kiss of frost!

  53. I like how snarky Vic is, and I like that he's British; though the way his eye opens and rolls around creeps me out a bit, for some reason. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  54. Great interview. So much fun. Cant wait to read the new book.


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