I’m delighted to welcome American author Jesse Giles Christiansen this week with a guest post about his latest book Revenge of the Sea. Jesse writes entertaining adventures with a supernatural twist and here he interviews one of the characters from his book – welcome Jesse, and fictional friends.
Thank you so much for this interview, Mr. DM. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed, or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
I am really quite incapable of being portrayed, although I should say that the author made an earnest attempt. I especially like how he depicted me as looking like Cary Grant. 😉
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
I never expected pity from anyone—only to be understood. I fervently feel the author failed at this attempt. For example, I was never a world villain by any stretch of the imagination … only a messenger.
A messenger? For whom?
I am sworn to protect certain … entities … let us say, and I cannot betray such trust until I am released from my current bondage—which may be never.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
Do you mean, besides my astonishingly dashing charm and razor-sharp handsomeness? (Chuckles …) I suppose my sense of humor. Yes, that is it. Though, I must confess, it was tragically wasted on all those dim-witted Land Misfits.
Ahem … and your worse trait?
Your mind could not comprehend it, and, even if it could, you would immediately forget it.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself)?
Do you really have to ask?
Oh, yes, of course. Sorry. Cary Grant, right? (An indescribable smile from Mr. DM). Yes, so … do you have a love interest in the book?
I should sadly confess that I did have—what do you call them, feelings?—for a Dr. Farindine. Unfortunately, like all the Land Misfits, she ultimately betrayed me … but I was able to keep a microscopic fissure in my heart. Oh, she was a complicated firecracker, that one!
I beg your pardon. Mr. DM, why do you continue to use the term, Land Misfits. What do you mean by that?
Your question explains why perfectly.
Okay … At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
When I informed everyone that I wanted to cure the sea virus, no one would believe me, despite my utmost genuineness and sincerity.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
I suppose my dear old boy, Ethan. He was always in the wrong place at the wrong time … and so utterly cursed with a disease far graver than any sea virus.
And what curse is that?
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
I no longer feel anything, do you hear me? I feel nothing at all.
Uh … yes … I think we should be wrapping this up. One last question. What words of wisdom would you give your author if he decided to write another book with you in it?
Oh, how splendid that day would be! I suppose it is not altogether outside the realm of possibility that …
That I could return to your miserable world and have one more chance to make things right—a new planet where the sea is god and the earth its slave. And since that could happen, I leave you with these final words of wisdom. Run to the sea now. And when you arrive there, fall on your knees before the surf and beg forgiveness for millennia of contamination and thievery.
Ahem … well … I want to thank you for being here to—
And while you are there, should you happen to see me, remember that true beauty begins where ugliness ends.
See the Book Trailer here
Beware of what the tide may bring…
Ethan Hodges is deeply unsettled when thousands of decomposed starfish inexplicably wash up along the shore of Pelican Bay. As the ominous sea epidemic spreads to other marine life, he continues to see a suspicious-looking man loitering on the beach.
To solve the mystery, Ethan seeks help from longtime friend, Sheriff Dansby, and Reagan Langsley, a beautiful marine biologist from Lighthouse Point. Spurred by curiosity and jealousy, Ethan’s estranged wife, Morgan, joins them in the investigation.
When the elusive outsider is finally arrested, an enigmatic relationship develops between Ethan and the man. With cautious prodding, Ethan learns that the fate of the world appears to rest in the hands of the tall stranger named…Mr. DM.
More about Jesse
#1 bestselling author in sea adventures, Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author whose page-turning fiction weaves the real with the surreal, while also speaking to the human condition. He was hailed by New York Times bestselling author, William R. Forstchen, as “leaving readers so tantalized by the story lines, they think the events actually happened—a demonstration of skill surely to launch this author into the big leagues.”
Jesse was born in Miami, FL, playing on beaches as a boy, the sky bronzing him forever and the sea turning his heart lyrical. After spending a summer in Alaska before graduating from Florida State University with a degree in literature and philosophy, he wrote his first novel, Journey into the Mystic.
He feels he is haunted by Hemingway’s ghost, not just by the poster in his writing studio that stares at him, saying, “What else you got?” but also by having a café called Hemingway’s in the small European city where he writes. Finally, Hemingway became his neighbor on Amazon when his novel, Pelican Bay, outsold Old Man and the Sea.
He currently lives in Lüneburg, Germany, with his wife and their precocious White Siamese cat.
To learn more about this author, visit him at www.jessegileschristiansen.com