Sunday, August 28, 2011

Guest Post - Oli from Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono

Courtney:  Tell us a little about yourself.

Oli:  My name is Oliver Drayke. Oli for short. I'm a true blue from Tasmania. I'm 22. My birthday is September 9. My heart is taken by the most beautiful girl in the world.

Courtney:  Tell us a little about your author.

Oli:  Author? What author? Kidding. She's a great shelia and an even greater listener. It was heaps of fun sitting down and talking with her about everything that happened. I know Callie enjoyed talking about it with someone else. Cesya is the sweetest shelia you'd ever meet.

Courtney:  Is there anything you wish your author would have made easier for/on you?

Oli:  Getting my Kitten to myself. Cayden was a challenge for me. It was hard getting close enough to Callie when he was controlling her.

Courtney:  What was it like to feel the pull toward Callie?

Oli:  For me it was heartache. Not being in the same place was hard. You feel empty. It's like being clean or sober for years and then one day that addiction starts up again and you're consumed by it. It was an awful feeling because we were so far apart. I thought my heart was going to shatter until I found her. The addiction calmed and I felt whole once more.

Courtney:  Are you a helpless romantic, or did Callie turn you into one?

Oli:  I'd like to consider myself one. I never dated anyone because I was afraid I'd feel the pull to my soul mate and I didn't want to hurt the shelia I was with when it happened.

Courtney:  What do you think of Lola? I love her. She's so spunky and full of personality. Wait I asked *you* what *you* think of Lola.....sooooo, I'll be quiet now.

Olie:  (chuckles at you) Lola is troppo. I mean that in a good way. She's heaps of fun to be around. Totally keeps you on your toes with her sense of humor and wit.

Courtney:  Have you ever accidentally caught anything on fire? Tell us a little about it if you have.

Oli:  Our couch. It was the first time using my fire because that element scared me when I was younger. I decided to play around with it when my oldies were out. I was actually doing good until I heard the door open and got scared. The fireball flew out of my hands and landed on the couch. I was up shit creek without a paddle once they saw it.

Courtney:  What's your favorite part in Elemental Reality?

Oli:  Kissing Callie for the first time. Though seeing her for the first time was just as amazing.

Courtney:  What's your least favorite part?

Oli:  Having to deal with that bloody mongrel, Cayden. I would have been much happier if he weren't involved in Callie's life at all.

Courtney:  Do you have any parting words of wisdom?

Oli:  We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love...and then we return home.

Thank you, Oli for the wonderful interview. Thank you to Cesya MaRae Cuono for creating such a swoon-worthy guy in Elemental Reality, out now from Revolution Publishing.

Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Alvernia University where she majored in Business Administration and she's also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production Makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her website.


  1. Oli does sound swoon worthy! I love a good character interview. Awesome! Thanks Courtney and Cesya. And good luck with Elemental Reality. It sounds like a great read!