Author Spotlight : Chris Cannon - Series: Going Down in Flames
Book #3 :
Title: Trial by Fire (Going Down in Flames, #3)
Author: Chris Cannon
About Trial by Fire (Going Down in Flames, #3):
Bryn’s hopes for a peaceful new semester at school go up
in smoke when someone tries to kill her—again.
She’s not sure which is scarier, facing the radicals who want to sacrifice her
for their cause, or her impending nightmare-of-a-Directorate-arranged marriage
to her nemesis, Jaxon.
The one bright spot in her life is Valmont, her smoking-hot
knight who is assigned to watch over her twenty-four hours a day. Is what she
feels for him real, or just a side effect of the dragon-knight bond? At this
point, stopping the impending civil war might be easier than figuring out her
Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband
and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes,
Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German
Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after
work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing
paranormal adventures or romantic comedies.
Character interview: Bryn McKenna interviews Jaxon Westgate
from the Going Down In Flames series.
Bryn: “Can you describe yourself for our audience?”
Jaxon: “Why would I do that when there’s a photo included in
Bryn: “Fine. I’ll describe you. Jaxon has blond hair, blue
eyes, and golden tan skin, he’s almost pretty.”
Jaxon: “I’m not pretty. I’m handsome.”
Bryn: “Modest much?”
Jaxon: “Haven’t you heard that saying: It’s not bragging if
it’s true. Besides, all Blue dragons are attractive in human form.”
Bryn: *whispers “And a little full of themselves.”
Jaxon: “What was that?”
Bryn; “Nothing. Next
question. What’s special about you?”
Jaxon: “What kind of ridiculous question is that?”
Bryn:“It’s a getting
to know you question. If you asked me, I could say that I’m the fastest flying
dragon on campus.” *smiles innocently at Jaxon who used to hold that title.
Jaxon: *grinds teeth slightly before taking a breath. “Fine.
Then I’d tell people that I’m better with a sword. Remember that time I beat
you in a duel?”
Bryn : Forces smile. “That sounds vaguely familiar.
Anyway…what’s your favorite thing about school?”
Jaxon:“I’m sure your
answer is the dining hall, because I’ve seen you eat. My answer would be
learning to control my magic. I excel at exhaling ice and sleet. I look forward
to learning more about using my element as a weapon.
Bryn: “I love working with quintessence and using it to heal
people. I want to be a medic after I graduate.”
Jaxon: “I prefer not to think about what might happen after
graduation since your grandmother and my mother are conspiring to set up an
arranged marriage between us.”
Bryn: “That prospect is actually more terrifying than the
rebels who keep attacking campus.”
Jaxon: “Finally, something we can agree on.”
Bryn: “Our time is up. If you’d like to know more about
shape-shifting dragons check out Chris Cannon’s Going Down In Flames series.
Jaxon is an asshat in the first book, but you’ll grow to understand his
character more in the second and third books. Plus you can meet my smoking hot
knight, Valmont Fonzoli.
Jaxon: “You just couldn’t go an entire interview without
mentioning him, could you?
Bryn: “He’s important to the story.”
your story. I find him annoying.”
Bryn: *Rolls eyes. “Well Valmont and I both find your
personality delightful. Don’t bother responding. Time’s up.”