Today Josh Bevington, a character in Fairy, Texas, stops by to chat!
Thank you for coming to chat with us today. Why do you think Margo Bond Collins chose you to represent her?
Margo was driving across Texas and saw the cut-off sign for Fairy, Texas—it made her wonder why anyone would name a place “Fairy.” And then she got the idea for a race of people who might have inspired the name. I’m one of the guys Laney Harris meets when she moves to town and starts a new school.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a student at Fairy High School. I’m friends—and sometimes rivals—with Mason Collier. Mason’s probably more outgoing, but I like to think I’m a little steadier. My eyes are probably my best feature; they’re a sort of blue/green/silver color.
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Fairy, Texas. I’ve lived here all my life. I like it. I’d like to move away someday, but I don’t think it will happen. I have too many ties here, too much responsibility.
What’s your favorite music?
I listen to whatever the other kids are listening to. I like music okay, but I’m not really into it.
What’s your biggest turn on?
Right now? Laney Harris. She just moved to Fairy. She doesn’t know what she’s in for . . .
What your favorite ice cream flavor, chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?
Vanilla. I like my ice cream straightforward.
Do you feel the cover accurately represents you?
I think it’s a pretty good representation of the People of Fairy.
Check out the excerpt below for a sneak peek of Laney’s first meeting with Josh’s rival Mason in Fairy, Texas:
I was partnered with Mason Collier, the infamous football-playing, cute, but possibly black-magicky friend-of-Bartlef I’d heard about at lunch. I looked around and saw a guy waving at me from across the room. He was looking at me kind of like he was hungry and maybe I was breakfast. It worried me.
Still, at least I hadn’t been paired up with Kayla. It could have been much worse.
“Okay,” Carlson said. “Go ahead and meet with your partner and plan your strategy.”
Mason and I stood up at the same time and walked toward each other. I was so busy making sure I didn’t trip over any desks that I didn’t see Kayla headed toward me until she was right in front of me. And then she leaned in close to my face and hissed at me. “Don’t get too cozy. He’s way out of your league.”
I rolled my eyes and moved around her without responding. Three days. Three days I’d been in Fairy, and already I had an enemy. And I lived in her house. My life kept getting better and better.
Mason and I met in the middle of the room. Kayla and her friends huddled nearby, watching us.
“Hey,” Mason said.
“Hey.” Nice, neutral word, hey. Can mean almost anything. Or nothing.
“So,” he said, “where do you want to start?”
He was asking me? Where I wanted to start was away from here, where there weren’t any dead boys to trip over.
So much for that option.
Fairy, Texas Blurb:
Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.
Laney Harris didn’t want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.
She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.
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About the Author
Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Fairy, Texas is her second novel. Her first novel, Waking Up Dead, came out with Solstice Shadows Publishing in October 2013. Her third novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.
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