Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Cooper Wanderman

Cooper stopped by my blog for a little chat. 
He's a character in Toni De Palma's YA novel, The Devil's Triangle.

Hi, Cooper! Describe yourself in one sentence.
"Uhm...screwed up. See, here's the thing. I died and now Lucy - she's the devil's sister - is giving me another shot at heaven so she sent me back to earth or life or whatever this place is. All I have to do is find a girl named Grace. Lucy was low on specifics though so, once I find this chick, I have no clue where to go from there. Between you and me, I just hope she's hot."

"Sorry, you said a sentence. One thing about me is, I get kind of carried away."

Describe Grace in one sentence. 
"This one's easy. The girl is mega-wow!"

In what way or ways has Grace changed you? 
"Don't tell anyone this, but she like sees the good in me. Yeah, if you can believe it, she's convinced me that I'm an okay guy. A guy a girl like her might even see herself loving. If she could just drop that jerk boyfriend of hers. This is going to sound so cliché and chick-flick-like, but that girl completes me."

It’s date night… dinner and a movie or something else? If something else, where?
"My life has been less than normal so I don't typically do dates. In fact, the only place Grace and I can be safe is in her room. A date in Grace's room is perfect to me."

What’s your fave song or band? 
"My favorite band is Train because they have this song called Drive-by. I like to hum it in my head (don't want the guys on the team to hear me). It's about a guy trying to convince a girl that he sees her as more than just a one-night stand. He loves her."

When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy,
the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him. 

While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend that can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out. 

While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping he and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.

The Devil's Triangle Links:
Barnes & Noble

Toni's hangouts:
Toni's webpage
Toni's blog
Toni on goodreads

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  1. I've been curious about the book. Now I'm even more so! Great interview.

  2. This sounds good. I like the way you interview the characters! Neat :)

  3. That was a great interview. Very interesting character.

  4. Loved this! What a fun theme. ☺

  5. He sounds like a good book boyfriend!

  6. Great interview. This book sound so good! (:

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

  7. Now I want to read all about Cooper too!

  8. Thanks for sharing Cooper with your friends, Jackie!


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