Hello everyone! My name is Sophie Bonaste and I am here to talk to everyone about my new novella Death Gets a Boyfriend. So before I start I want to thank the amazing staff at Hearts on Fire for allowing me to post here today.
So before I start I have to give a little back story to the characters in the novella. The whole story is about Death (aka the Grim Reaper) and his boyfriend Tommy. Now I am not going to give away the ending. I am going to leave you in suspense like an evil author and not tell you what happens at the end. To find that out, you have to buy the book and find out for yourselves.
But let’s play a little game. Let’s say for the sake of argument that Death and Tommy stay together. (Remember, I am not saying that. This is just an experiment!) And let’s say that in the process of their happily ever after they have a couple of kids. (No, this is not possible. For a multitude of reasons.)
So what kind of father would Death be?
Now I will start off by saying that my Death is different than your average Grim Reaper. He is a lovable nerd. So if there is an image in your head of a tall guy in a long black robe, you can stop now. Death wears jeans and T-shirts. He also has a bit of a rambling problem and tends to talk and talk and talk about nothing.
So when I think about Death being a father I can’t help but laugh. He just seems like the kind of person that would land a child in therapy for his entire adulthood. He would do something or say something about his day that would scar the poor child forever. I can see him coming home and talking about how he killed a family in a fire or killed a mother of two in a car crash and that would be the end of the children’s sanity. Plus, I am sure that he would embarrass the child endlessly by rambling on at school meetings, sporting events and everything else the child was involved in.
But as screwed up as the child would be, I feel that in the long run Death would actually make a good father. Despite his quirks and his less-than-happy job, Death is actually a very caring soul. He has kept his own sanity for the last two hundred thousand years because he knows that he is helping to end the pain and suffering of the dying. He cares about people very deeply. And I know that he would care about his own child even more.
So, in conclusion, I can’t say that any child that came into Death’s care would be normal. Death is just such a unique being that all of his children would be the same. I have no doubt that his infectious personality would rub off on the next generation and scar them permanently. But despite that the children would be happy, healthy and loved. And isn’t that what all children need anyway?
Well, I hope that I have given everyone a little insight into the world of Death. Remember this was just a hypothetical question and Death doesn’t really have children. To find out Death’s real story you will just have to buy the book. Thank you very much to Hearts of Fire once again for letting me come and talk to everyone today and thank YOU for reading!!
Blurb: Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
I am Death.
Well, that’s one of my names anyway. I’m also known as the Grim Reaper, the Angel of Death, Azreal, and the list goes on. Some people have even called me Satan, but I would like to say right now, that’s a lie. I am not Satan. I know Satan. He’s not as bad of a guy as you would think. Sure he can get a little violent if you get out of hand, but as long as you stay on his good side, you’ll be fine.
And there I go getting off track again. You’ll have to forgive me. I’m not very good at staying focused. I guess that comes from the fact that I can jump around the world at an alarmingly fast rate. Thankfully that’s not very hard. Well, at least not for me. I guess, in the human population, that’s a skill many people want for some reason. I don’t know why, though, considering how scattered it makes your brain. It really does. That’s why I try to avoid using that skill. Causes headaches.
Anyway, this is a story about me. Don’t worry, though. It’s not too gruesome or anything like that. This is a story about how I fell in love. Yes, I know that’s kind of hard to believe. Death falling in love. Believe me, it shocked the hell out of me too. (No pun intended.) But it’s true. After thousands of years in existence, I finally found someone whom I wanted to spend my time with.
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Sophie Bonaste Bio:
Sophie Bonaste is a novelist who never set out to be a novelist. As a child, she wanted to a Broadway actress and spent her childhood in numerous productions. But when adulthood set in and reality took over, Sophie chose to give up the theatre for a steady paycheck and instead turned to writing as a creative outlet. She stumbled into the M/M genre through fanfiction and never looked back. Sophie is quite happy with her change in artistic expression and doesn’t plan to stop writing for a long time.
A self-proclaimed nerd, Sophie is an avid fan of all things Star Wars and Harry Potter. (Sophie is a member of the Slytherin house, for those who were wondering.) Sophie also spends many hours watching and re-watching nerdy television shows. When she is not obsessing over the latest and greatest in nerdy entertainment, Sophie can be found screaming at her television during American football games. (Go Pack Go!) Sophie currently lives in Pennsylvania, about twenty minutes from her childhood town of The Middle of Nowhere.
Sophie loves to hear from readers! You can reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SophieBonaste or on Facebook as Sophie Bonaste. You can also check out updates on Sophie’s writing and other musings on her website at sophiebonaste.blogspot.com.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christy Caughie