Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Near Witch Blog Tour - A Magical "If" Interview with Victoria Schwab + Giveaway!

I absolutely loved The Near Witch (for proof, click here) and for my stop on The Near Witch Blog Tour, I got to interview the amazing and adorable author, Victoria Schwab. Magic and witches feature prominently in her debut so I decided to ask Victoria seven magic and witch related "if" questions (seven because it is the most magical number). Hope you enjoy! ^_^
WQ = Writer Quirk
VS = Victoria Schwab

WQ: If you were to star as the witch in a fairytale, which kind of witch would you be?
VS: Considering I tend to root for villains, am power-hungry, and have an epic evil laugh, I'm going for Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.

WQ: If you could have a magical animal as a friend, what kind of animal would you choose?
VS: A really, really big talking wolf, like in Princess Mononoke.

WQ: If you had only one spell to help you around the house, what chore would you use it on?
VS: Laundry. I really, really hate doing laundry.

WQ: If you could magic items into your possession, what would you conjure first?
VS: Tea. If I were REALLY powerful, I'd magic a full tea tray complete with pot, cups, scones, and sandwiches and tea cakes. I do love tea.

WQ: If you had the ability to magically travel to your favorite place, what kind of magical transport would you use?
VS: TARDIS, obviously. I know we're blurring the lines of magic and sci-fi here, but COME ON. TARDIS. Especially if I could magic a David Tennant into it to keep me company.

WQ: If you could turn a fictional character into a real being, who would you magic into our world?
VS: Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments. Oh, oh, oh, and the hot vampires from The Vampire Diaries. Yeah, that's right, ALL of them.

WQ: If you had to go toe to toe with the Wicked Witch, how would you win?
VS: That's hard. Her evil laugh is almost as good as mine and I reaaaaaaally don't like monkeys. I think I'd have to magic a narwhal sidekick, and have them douse her with arctic water. Either the cold will get or, or the melting will.

A big thank you to Victoria for playing along and giving great answers! I am right there with the David Tennant, narwhals, and smexy vamps! And Victoria, if you want to share some ARCs of your upcoming novels (The Archived and Vicious) I will gladly do all your laundry. ^_^  I may not be magical but I will work for words!

And now for the giveaway! Using the Rafflecopter widget below, you can enter to win a signed hardcover edition of The Near Witch. But not only is this copy signed and comes with a signed bookmark, Victoria also drew a NARWHAL in it! Isn't is beautimous?!

All the standard WQ rules (found here) apply. 
Good luck and thanks for reading!

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  1. That's such a cute widdle narwhale, and so shiny! And are you sure you wouldn't just go for tea with the wicked witch? ;)
    Leigh Caroline

  2. Favorite fairy tale character?...Can I say The Doctor because he is MY fairy tale come true? ;)

  3. I've always liked the three witches in Macbeth. They were creepy, croney, and cryptic. All essential characteristics for good (bad) witches.

  4. I'd have to say Baba Yaga from "Baba Yaga and Vasilisa The Brave" simply because she is a witch you do not want to mess with, having iron teeth and hands that can detach from her wrists. So freaky, yet so cool. :)

  5. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I'd have to say the witch in Sleeping Beauty:) She's complicated:)

  6. Emily R in rafflecopter

    My favorite fairytale character is Gus Gus from Cinderella. He is just adorable.

  7. I like the witch from Sleeping Beauty. I like all of those characters, actually.


  8. I love the fairy godmother in Cinderella!! :)


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