Meet Debora, Maven of Malevolence (Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell)


It’s less than a week before you-know-what is released and I’m playing a new game called “let’s-see-how-much-weight-I-lose-due-to-stress-before-the-event.” Hey, I didn’t say it was a good game. I just said it was a new game.

So, I know, blah blah blah. Affirmations, 290 W. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 3-5pm on Saturday, July 24th.

Oh! I didn’t tell you this, though. As suggested by some of you, I’m having some shirts and mugs made up to give away that will feature the fabulous alternate cover art designed by soundtrack composer extraordinaire Edwin Wendler! The grand giveaway will include a mug, shirt and folder of goodies I’m putting together. All you have to is attend and answer a semi-tough 80s sci-fi/horror trivia question. heh heh heh Bad! Bad sneaky snarky gay man!

And please, if you can’t make it due to distance, non-interest, having a limb amputated, gastric issues…please consider calling Common Language bookstore at (734) 663-0036 and ordering a copy that I’ll sign before they send it out to you. I’m trying my best to help drum up some sales for the gay businesses that have been supportive of me and these folks have truly been wonderful!

Now, onto the second interview. We have Debora this week and I’ll let her tell you how she figures into the “Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell” adventure.

Moi: Please tell us about yourself.

Debora: I’m Debora.

Moi: Oh, you’re more than that. I’ve heard you’re Debora; Destroyer of Decadence, Maven of Malevolence and Liquidator of all inferior males named Larry.

Debora: Godda… You’ve been talking to Nicholas, haven’t you?

Moi: I have. So you’re their handler?

Debora: Yes. I’m Nicholas’s and Anthony’s eyes and ears when they’re sent undercover as a master and servant on an island suspected of being a front for a new terrorist organization called the League.

Moi: Eyes and ears? Rumor has it you aren’t afraid to use explosives to make a point.

Debora: (giggling)

Moi: Are they difficult to look after?

Debora: You have no idea. Anthony usually stays out of trouble and is very no-nonsense. Nicholas excels at being no-nonsense about his nonsense, so they tend to clash a bit and when that happens, they don’t care who’s around to listen to them argue. Which is odd in itself because I swear that annoying each other is foreplay to them.

Moi: I take it then that you aren’t the stereotypical female character who has a few moments of action and bravery only to be reduced to calling out for the males of the story to help rescue you?

Debora: Bitch, do you want a bruise?

Moi: This goes back to explosives, doesn’t it?

Debora: Let me sum this up for you. Anthony’s the brains and Nicholas is the brawn. As for me? I’m just violent. Pistols, shotguns, missile launchers, hunting knives, grenades; my world, welcome to it. And you’ll see me use every one of those weapons throughout the mission.

Moi: Yet you have boyfriend troubles back home with someone named Larry?

Debora: Some men are just too stupid to kill. Nicholas says I’m a conflict unto myself.

Moi: One last question. Do you feel you’re helping raise the bar for action heroines in this book and the potential sequels?

Debora: No. I’m setting the bar, plain and simple.

“Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell” roars into stores Saturday, July 24th!

Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the novella Falling Awake (also to be re-published under his real name), and the upcoming Falling Awake II: Revenant.

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