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Author Interview & Giveaway: Assassin’s Honor by Monica Burns

Today, I have Monica Burns here to talk about her Order of the Sicari series.  The first book in the series, Assassin’s Honor, hits bookshelves today.

One lucky commenter will have a chance to win a copy of the book.  Details are listed at the end of the post.

Visit Monica around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

You can read the first three chapters from Assassin’s Honor here.

Welcome Monica!

DFT: Could you start things off by telling us a little about the book?

Whenever I get this question, I go a little nuts. I never know what to say, and I always throw up the cover blurb. While it’s hard to describe this book without the blurb, I’ll try. In a nutshell, you have the good guys (the Sicari) facing off with the bad guys (the Praetorians). The Sicari have telekinetic abilities (and a few other abilities depending on the person) and the Praetorians are telepathic (with the occasional oddball thrown in). The Sicari culture itself is brutal yet fair and honorable. And of course, these heroes are Italian. The Sicari and the Praetorians have a joing past. Both groups are descended from the Praetorian Guard that once guarded the Caesars of ancient Rome.

They’re in this amazing race to get to an ancient artifact that no one really knows what it is (well the leader of the Sicari knows, but Atia isn’t telling). Emma Zale can see the past when she touches ancient relics. She just happens to see some things about Ares DeLuca she shouldn’t have, and he’s forced to carry her off to his secret hideout to protect her. Emma, like the reader, winds up learning a lot about the Order of the Sicari (she thought they were a myth) and the Sicari culture, all while falling in love, having some really steamy love scenes and having Ares speak Italian to her during the heat of the moment.

DFT: What motivated you to write Assassin’s Honor?

The historical market had dried up for almost everything, especially exotic settings, which I’m partial too. So my agent suggested I try my hand at paranormals. She did that in 2005 and it took me three years to develop and write the proposal for the Order of the Sicari. It’s been five years in the making, and I hope readers respond to it well.

DFT: If you could describe your main characters with only 3 words, what would they be?

Ares – HAWT, honorable and loyal

Emma – Smart, gutsy, and adaptable

DFT: Tell us something about your research process and the choices you make when creating the story.

My research is pretty meticulous, and I tend to research as I go along. Sometimes it can really interfere in the writing process. For example, I’ll be writing like a freight train and slam into a wall when I’m missing a word or description. So instead of just leaving a blank, I have to go research. That takes time, and I wind up doing too much research for one miniscule piece of the book. BUT, I think the tradeoff is that it’s the little things that make it more realistic.

When I initially began development of the Order of the Sicari series, I did a lot of research via books, the internet and I used the historical footnotes of the HBO DVDs of ROME as a starting point to research and verified as fact. HBO did some extensive research for the mini-series, and I had a great foundation on which to learn more.

DFT: Do you have a long-term plan or goal for this story universe? What happens after book 2, Assassin’s Heart?

I have a long-term vision for the series, but sales will drive whether or not there will be other Sicari stories past Book 3. The third book, just like Assassin’s Heart, will be a dual story line. I’ll be showing Cleo’s story as well as wrapping up Atia’s and Marcus’s relationship, who readers meet in Book 2. Cleo is shown briefly in Assassin’s Honor, and is given more exposure in Assassin’s Heart and is the daughter of Atia (Prima Consul).

There’s a lot of rich culture to be explored with the Sicari and I hope I get to share it. There are a couple of Praetorians who are asking to be redeemed, and I think it would be fun to share their stories as well. So we’ll have to see.

DFT: What influences and inspirations (both literary and non-literary) did you draw from while writing Assassin’s Honor?

I drew from a lot of different inspirational sources when I wrote this book. Naturally history, and my love of all things Italian (my heritage). I’m an avid Dan Brown fan, and I’ve always been fascinated by the Catholic church and all its mysticism. The DaVinci Code was my first read of Brown’s, and he won me over quickly with his story telling. I also love Alexander Dumas, Charles Dickens, and Victor Hugo because they wrote action, romance and heroics so well. Then there are the Indiana Jones, Xena, Warrior Princess and Star Trek influences that have enthralled me. General Martok (Klingon from Deep Space Nine) was a strong influence in developing the hero from the Sept book Assassin’s Heart.


DFT: Who is your favorite character in this book, and why?

I love Emma (Ares too). I want to be her. I love adventure, and I think she gets to have the adventure of a lifetime when Ares pulls her into his world. I would also love have the ability to touch something and see it’s past in Technicolor.

DFT: Do you have a favorite scene or line from Assassin’s Honor?

The blood bond scene. Emma is so totally clueless as to what’s going on around her, and I think it shows her ability to adapt. In writing that scene, I was clueless too. The whole thing was driven by the characters, and I didn’t have a clue as to what was happening until one of them explained it to me.

Favorite quote

“I’m sorry.”

“Not half as sorry as we’re both going to be,” he growled. Something bad was going to happen. She could see it in his stormy blue gaze as he cleaned the blade of his sword with a cloth he’d pulled out of his pants pocket. Grim-faced he eyed her coldly. “Hold out your hand, Emma.”

DFT: What is your most important feature in a hero?

His ability to be vulnerable. I like my alpha’s tough and sometimes hard to crack, but when they break out of the shell, I want them to show their vulnerability. Show that they’re tough guy armor can be cracked when it come to the right woman.

DFT: What other projects are you working on that you would like to tell us about?

I just wrapped up an erotic historical of a male virgin and an older courtesan. Pleasure Me is scheduled for a March 2011 release. I’m finalizing edits for Assassin’s Heart due out in September and I am getting focused to start writing book 3 of the Order of the Sicari series. No idea what the title will be…Assassin’s….????

DFT: What is your favorite fairy tale, and why?

Wow! That’s not something I’ve ever thought about before. In fact, I had to go scan the Grimms Brother’s list of tales. LOL I’d have to say The Frog Prince. There’s something about transformation and bringing someone down to size that appeals to me.

DFT: What question are you never asked in interviews but wish you were?

Q:  What are your fondest memories of your childhood? A: Going to my Aunt Nene’s and listening to the loud talk and laughter (I was living the Godfather before the made the movie). I also remember camping with my parents. Every weekend from April to end of November, we’d truck up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and camp. Serene moments those. I wish I could revisit them with a time machine. Maybe tell myself things to watch out for.


DFT: What books/genres do you read when you have the chance? Any must read authors or series?

Loretta Chase is my go too historical romance author as comfort candy when I can’t get maple cream candies. Then there’s Eloisa James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Angela Knight, Shiloh Walker, Christine Feehan in romance

Dan Brown and Stephen King (The Stand has to be the best damn characterization novel ever written!). I love Michelle Moran for historical fiction.

DFT: What is your definition of a “bad writing day”? How do you deal with bad writing days?

A bad writing day is when either the characters just refuse to cooperate or I’ve managed to dig myself into a hole that I don’t know how I’m going to get out of. I tend to stress about word count (not enough words), but I tend to be verbose and I’m ALWAYS over. Fortunately, Berkley doesn’t stress about the page count. When I’m having a bad writing day, I got take another shower or a walk. I can usually work out my problem then get back to the computer and move forward when I have one of those epiphanies.

DFT: Do you have a particular writing process or any writing rituals?

I like to write when I’m fresh and when it’s quiet. That means getting up early in the morning, between 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. The silence is peaceful (that is until that bloody woodpecker starts pounding on the tree outside my window at 6:00a.m. Grrr). Before I actually start writing, I have to have my software open a certain way on my status bar. First I have Windows Explorer open, next Word then if need to research something Firefox gets opened. As soon as I’m done researching, I shut the browser down—need to prevent playing.

I must have ice water, and the room temp has to be just right. I usually wind up getting up and down to adjust the ceiling fan’s speed (here is where the Sicari telekinetic ability would come in handy!). I get all of this set up before I actually write anything. If something’s out of place it throws me for a loop. Ever seen The Wedding Planner and that great scene where JLo carries her meal on a tray to the living room and everything is in its own little spot? That’s me.

Music is a hit and miss with me when I’m writing. Sometimes I listen and sometimes I don’t, but I do have specific playlists for certain types of scenes that I’ll listen too if I need to get in the mood.

DFT: If you could be any paranormal creature, which one would you be and why?

Well, I already have a bit of psychic ability myself, so I’m not sure I’d want to mess with that. I get messages from people who’ve crossed over, and I’ve bought three houses just on dreams. I can’t complain. I sort of like me for who I am, although it would be nice to have my ability be a wee bit stronger. Sometimes, it would be nice to win a little extra on the lottery. LOL

DFT: Thanks Monica for taking the time to stop by.

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

One lucky commenter will have a chance to win a copy of Assassin’s Honor.

To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question:

If you had either ability (telekinetic or telepathic), what would be the first thing you do with it?

1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

2. +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.

3. +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

4. Giveaway is open to everyone.

5. Please include your email address in your comment.

6. Giveaway ends Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:59 PM EST.

7. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.


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47 Responses to “Author Interview & Giveaway: Assassin’s Honor by Monica Burns

  1. elizabethNo Gravatar
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    +1I would be telepath because I could hear what people are really thinking and I would never be fooled again.
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    After reading the Southern Vampire books and how much trouble Sookie Stackhouse gets into thanks to her abilities, I know I don’t want to be telepathic. As for telekinesis, it would be nice to be able to clean my house without actually having to get up out of the chair LOL.

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    i think i would love to be telekinetic….would be awsome for those mornings that you are so comfortable in bed but do not want to move even though you are thirsty…you could get the drink without leaving the bed hehe.
    sorry that was lame but i am laying in bed right now and that sounds fabulous at the moment!

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    +1 I think Telekenisis would be awesome…because then if I did something silly like leave my wallet at home which I do ALL the time, I could just retrieve it without turning back…LOL, it could fly its pretty way towards me! :D :P

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  5. Carol ThompsonNo Gravatar
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    KNowing what people think ! No way thanks.

    But Telekenesis, now that might be worthwhile if the ability was strong enough and I could control it.

    Think about grabbing weapons from some of the trouble spots around the world and dropping them into the Atlantic Trench.

    Moving relief supplies for charities in places like Sudan to where they are needed.

    I can think of many many places where I could do good.

    Sounds fantastic doesn’t it !

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I think it would be fun to be a telepath, although every book I read about telepaths, they hate the ability to read thoughts! That kind of worries me. LOL! But if I could read minds, I’d probably start with some of my professors, because I’m a geek and I’d want to know what they really think of me. :D

    Great contest!

    I’m a follower of this blog, and I follow on Twitter. I also added info about this giveaway on my sidebar.

    Thanks!

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    +1 answer
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    Hm tricky one, I do not wanna hear people all the time, that would make me feel sad if they were mean.

    Perhaps I could be powerful enough to shut that oil spill down,

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  8. Monica BurnsNo Gravatar
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    Elizabeth, never being fooled again would be an excellent use of telepathic skills. I don’t like it when people aren’t straight-forward with me. Primarily because I’m really upfront with folks. I tell you what I think (politely of course), and you always know where you stand with me. So having telepathic skills could be quite useful, especially when it comes to politicians!! LOL

    JenM – Cleaning house with telekinetics! LOVE IT!! LOL Although I’m spoiled. My husband cleans house, cooks and does the whole Mr. Mom deal since I work a day job and write full-time.

    Katie – WOW! comfy in bed and being able to get something without out crawling out from under the covers! What a great idea

    Emma Kate – my Sicar heroes have some distance and time constraints on them, but being able to avoid retracing one’s steps would definitely be helpful!

    Carol – Control is everything if you have a special gift. And fixing that oil well is something I’d want to do. Great suggestions for use of telekinetics

    Missie – My villains who are telepaths love it. It’s a control thing for them to get in someone else’s head.

    Bloduedd – Shutting that oil well down is definitely something I’d be jumping at doing! Bad business that.

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    I would go with the telepathy. How much stuff do you need to move? At least with telepathy you would always know the truth about people.
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    +1 I think I’d want to be telepathic. So I would always know what people are thinking and plotting.

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    +1 I would choose telepathy and read the minds of everyone around me!

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    I would one to be a telekinetic. It would be so cool to be able to move things with my brain. Also being a star wars geek that i am i would call it “the force”. ^^

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    Debp – I don’t know, I own a lot of stuff and I’m incredibly lazy!! LOL

    Elaing8 – Plotting, blackmail…ah ha! That might work nicely with telepathic skills!

    Jeanette – Mind reading would be a valuable skill the military would like. We’d have to be careful who finds out! *grin*

    Jedisakora – “the force” is sooooo telekinetic awesome! It was on this past weekend on Spike and I came in and starting do the lines. My husband was NOT happy. LOL

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  14. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    +1 Telekinetic. So many naughty and lazy reasons. ;)

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    Your books sound great. I love the covers. It would be great to be telekinetic and not have to make so many trips to get things.

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  16. Monica BurnsNo Gravatar
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    Melissa, I’m amazed at the different reasons for being telepathic. LOL I like your reasons very much

    CrystalGB – I’m glad you like the sound of the books. I hope others do too.

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    I would choose telepathic and listen to my sons thoughts. Not be be evil, but because he seems so insecure at times. I would love to be able to boost him when he needs it.

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    +1 I would choose telepathy..and I would definitely read people’s minds to find the truth about a lot of things
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  19. Eva SBNo Gravatar
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    Telekinesis might be useful if you are a superhero but in everyday life I would just become fat and lazy, never bothering to get up to do anything.
    I would chose telepathy and then try and understand what is going on in my son’s head. He is a good boy and adorable but just trying to discover whether he enjoyed his lunch it feels like I need to use special interrogation techniques!

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    I would prefer to be telekinetic. I always loved “Bewitched” and thought it was great how she used to move things around (her poor husband). At least you have a choice whether to use your ability. Being telephathic may not always be advantageous!

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  22. kisah j.No Gravatar
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    oh, give me the ability to move things with my mind any day! can you imagine the possibilities? from cleaning the house to finding lost things….besides, i’d feel bad rooting around in people’s heads, even if it was on accident!

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    I’d prefer to be telepathic cuz I love eavesdropping and this way it’s easier to hear everything. +1

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    I’d want to be telekinetic because household chores would be easier.

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    Definitely telepathic. Then I could understand what in the world people are thinking when they do stupid things. ;)

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    Please count me in. Thank you for hosting and for making it posible for overseas readers to enter. Much appreciated.

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    I’d pick telepathy. Not that I want to use it for reading people’s mind to dig on their juiciest secrets, but I want to see what people really think when they’re talking to me. That way no one could fool me anymore.

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    +1 Telepathic – I would make my way through Chemistry class a bit easier. :)
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    +1 Would be telepathy, i could hear what people really think when there trying to hide it and to able to help those who are to afraid to ask for help.
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    +3 I have the information on my sidebar of my blogspot. Plus i tweeted about it

    I’m really excited about the chance to win this book. May the best commenter win.

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  30. Kate N @ YzhaBella's BookShelfNo Gravatar
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    Great interview! Thank your for sharing!
    If I had either ability I’d use it for good! I’d try to lend my ability in order to help find lost children or to help solve cold cases. It would also be probably pretty hard to not use the ability for my own gain or benefit. But, I don’t think that would be very “morally kewl”, so I would try my best not to!

    +1 See above
    +2 I am already a follower
    +3 I shared the link for this event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YzhaBellas.BookShelf (June 6 @ 4:58 est)
    +3 http://yzhabellasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/06/contest-connections-12.html

    Have a great day every one!
    Kate (aka YzhaBella’s BookShelf)
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  31. Victoria ZumbrumNo Gravatar
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    I would like to be a telepath because by reading minds maybe I will be able to help people. Please enter me in contest. moc.loanull@329eroT

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  32. Jacqueline C.No Gravatar
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    I’d be telekinetic and the first thing that I would do is practice moving around multiple things at once so that I could be super-efficient.

    I’m a blog and Twitter follower

    Jax1204[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Tracey DNo Gravatar
    33

    +1 I would choose telekinesis. I would move all the bad people to the North Pole…let them duke it out among themselves!

    +2 I’m both a blog and Twitter follower (as bl0226)

    +3 I posted on Twitter…http://twitter.com/bl0226/status/15660357636

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  34. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
    34

    I would want telekenesis, because I probably wouldn’t like some of the thoughts people had. I’ve always wanted to be able to move stuff with my mind, of course, my muscles might atrophy. I would use my ability to help people, however, I wouldn’t be above a few harmless practical jokes.

    1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

    2. +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter. @mbreakfield

    3. +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

    http://twitter.com/mbreakfield/statuses/15663091474

    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. TineNo Gravatar
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    I guess I´d go with telecinetic. I don´t think it would be a good thing to hear everything everyone thinks. Everyone deserves to have some secrets and thoughts he or she doesn´t want to share. Telecinetic however would be really cool!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I´d really love to win this book…

    ed.liamtohnull@68_enit

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  36. AikNo Gravatar
    36

    +1 If you had either ability (telekinetic or telepathic), what would be the first thing you do with it?
    I’d send telepathic messages to my dad to buy me some nice food everyday!

    +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.

    +3 entries for tweeting about this contest
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/15854565812

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  37. DarlynNo Gravatar
    37

    cool giveaway!

    +1 i definitely tele communicate with my fiancee every day without calling him and stick the earphone in my ear.

    +2 blog follower and twitter @darlyn5

    +3 twitted here http://twitter.com/darlyn5/status/15916235828

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

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  38. RobyNo Gravatar
    38

    I do not want to be a telepath, your own mind is the only real private space you have. I would use telekinesis to grab objecs on high spots, because I’m very short.

    gpmargial(at)alice(dot)it

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  39. Ladytink_534No Gravatar
    39

    If I had telekinesis I would wash dishes while I eat or mop while I’m still sweeping in another part of the kitchen.

    +2 I’m a follower (Google Friend)

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  40. Julie SwaneyNo Gravatar
    40

    If I had telekinetic powers I would clean up the oil spill in the gulf.

    +2 Follow on GFC and Twitter

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

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  41. SimchaNo Gravatar
    41

    Telekenesis house cleaning sounds awesome.

    +2 am a follower

    moc.liamtoHnull@ysatnaF-iFicSowTytroF

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  42. LoriNo Gravatar
    42

    I think it would beinteresting to be a telekentic, to be able to do things without lifting a hand. But I think i would get more use with a telepathic ability. Especially if it was used to help people…

    I am already a follower and I will be posting a link in my side bar.

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  43. heatwave16No Gravatar
    43

    Monica gets extra special bonus points for loving Xena. ;)

    I think I would go with telekentic. I think I’d see what the heaviest thing I could lift would be. Plus, it would be great for finding the cordless phone when it rings. Its always hidden somewhere.

    +2 for follower
    +1 for question
    +3 for tweeting – http://twitter.com/Heatwave316/status/16517637193

    heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

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  44. Badass BookieNo Gravatar
    44

    I would defeintely go Telekentic. To be able to do things without having to life a finger would be pretty awesome. I wouldn’t have to leave my bed to get ready in the mornings (it’s freezing right now!)

    +2 Follower
    +1 Question
    +3 Tweeted it! – http://twitter.com/BadassBookie/status/16605998315

    Fantastic Giveaway!
    ua.moc.oohaynull@lrigtsohgemllac

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  45. Stella (Ex Libris)No Gravatar
    45

    Thank you for this great giveaway and interesting interview! Assassin’s Honor sounds fascinating! :-)

    +1 I would like to be telekinetic, but I would like not only to be able to move objects but to move myself too: meaning that with the power of my will I could appear somewhere then disappear. Would be a fantastic power! and great defense power too. But cleaning telekinetically would be aweseom :-D just like the fairies in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

    +3 posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000899165880&v=wall&story_fbid=113215415391612&ref=mf

    +3 tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/16626557540

    +2 I’m already a follower of Dark Faerie Tales blog and
    +2 also follow you on Twitter (@Stella_ExLibris)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. Terry MacNo Gravatar
    46

    I would like to be ‘selectively’ telepathic, so that I would know what someone was really thinking, and whether or not they were being honest. But I would not like to be telepathic with everyone’s thoughts constantly bombarding me. That would make me crazy!
    Being telepathic with my children would come in handy so I would not worry about them if they are late, or out of touch too long.

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  47. Terry MacNo Gravatar
    47

    I am a follower of your blog. Love your reviews!

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