Monday, March 26, 2012


I would like to welcome the gorgeous, flirtatious lad from Amy Plum's , Revenant series , Jules Marchenoir to Novels On The Run.

Do you know what, I am going to stop everyone right now...pause, scroll down and click on Twenty Girls Ago vid clip , turn the volume down to a reading volume ( wait around 50 secs for David's chat to finish ) and now continue reading this interview. I think it just gives this interview it's own mini soundtrack and the mood.... well, Jules picked the song....

The crew over at REVENANTS CENTRAL  Jayjay and Dea,  have put this tour together

Amy knows that out of all her guys, for some reason you really stood out for me. I have my own 5 words that describe you *wink*

Michelle:  What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?

Jules:  Smart. Talented. Handsome. Dashing. Humble.
LOL!! Handsome, Dashing but that is a sandwich.....

Michelle:   What 5 words do you think Ambrose and Vincent would use to describe you?

Jules:  Ladies’ man. Jokester. Suave. Generous. Loyal.

Michelle:   Jules is pronounced ‘zhool’ kind of like jewel. Which is rather pretty and perfect, what type of jewel do you think you would be and why?

Jules:  Tiger’s eye. Why? I don’t know, because it’s the most masculine gem I could think of. *laughs and runs his fingers through his hair, amused*

Michelle: You seemed quite taken by Kate in ‘Die For Me’.
   “I look beautiful,” I said in awe, looking up from the drawing to his serious face.

      “You are beautiful,” he said, leaning over and kissing me softly on the forehead, before turning and striding out of the cafe. ( Die For Me)

 Have you ever been in love? Or are you truly the guy you described yourself as , ‘I have several girlfriends that I see on rotation, just to make sure nothing gets too serious.’
Or is it just too hard to have a relationship with a human girl so this is a coping mechanism, quantity, not quality?

Jules:  I’ve been in love a thousand times. I fall in love with every woman I meet. Doesn’t matter what they look like, women just have this beautiful quality. They’re like the air I breathe—I need their beauty to survive. Why would I limit myself to enjoying only one? But if forced, I would have to admit that...yeah, Kate is pretty special. *looks away* Next question?
I've got to bottle that quote...."They're like the air I breathe - I need their beauty to survive...."

Michelle:   You are a wonderful artist. You have sketched Kate like a Botticelli Venus when you were chatting and errrr....flirting in the cafe. If you were to paint Kate the way you see her, what setting would you want paint her in?

Jules:  Well, thank you. *smiles his most dashing smile* I think Kate standing naked on a seashell clothed only in her long hair is pretty much the perfect setting for her.

*Takes a photo of that most dashing smile*
Michelle:   If you were to paint her the way Vincent sees her, what would the setting be?  

Jules:  Well, I know Vincent is a great admirer of Modigliani’s reclining nudes. *smiles mischievously* But he’s so chivalrous with Kate, I could see him picturing her as the medieval lady to his valiant knight. Maybe on horseback. Nude. Just kidding.

A non nude example of his work
Modigliani's muse : Jeanne H├ębuterne 

Michelle:  What is the funniest thing you have ever done while possessing Ambrose?

Jules:  Well, I only possessed Ambrose once after he was stabbed by some numa near Denfert. But your asking me that question is giving me some great ideas! *rubs hands together*  

Michelle:   Your reanimation allows you to live a youthful life in appearance. What is the funniest joke you have come across in your Revenant life time?

Jules:  I’ll tell you, but you won’t be able to print it on your website.
...just whisper it to me, I have the best sense of humor...really.

Michelle:   What song would you think describes Kate and Vincent’s relationship in Die For Me?

Jules:  Say Yes by Elliott Smith

I love asking authors/characters the song question,
I hear such wonderful music I would never have found.
Michelle:   What song best describes yourself?

Jules:  Twenty Girls Ago by David Mead (plus it’s a good song to slow-dance to)

See now, this is why I ask for songs in my interviews.......I just want to dance.
I could so see this on the soundtrack of a Revenants movie........

............ Jules , would you like to dance..........?

Michelle:   What song best describes Ambrose?

Jules:  Zombie by the Cranberries. Just kidding. Ambrose loves jazz, so anytime I hear a Louis Armstrong song I think of him.

You mentioned it, I put it in..hehe!!

A little Louis down below

Louis Armstrong - C'est si bon (1962)

A little French hips are swinging......
my leg is tapping.....

Michelle:    I look forward to reading about you and the rest of the guys in ‘Until I Die’, due for release 8th May 2012. Can you give us one of your flirtatious quotes just to tie me over until I can read ‘Until I Die’?

Jules:  “I’ve got my priorities,” he said, running his fingers through his hair in a debonair gesture. “And keeping you alive, Kates, is a bit higher up on my list than a late date with a pretty signorina.”

 Thankyou Jules for spending the time with Novels On The Run, I think my crush just got deeper....*sigh*



  1. Oh my goodness... were Louis Armstrong and my all-time favorite, Elliott Smith just used in the same post? I just died frmo the happy :D

    If I wasn't going to read them, like, immediately before, I sure am now. *happy place*

  2. Hi Sarah,

    I must admit I had not heard of Elliott Smith..I know shock horror...I have a lot of old school in me, but this is why it is one of my fave Q's that I ask nearly every interview. It's my spesh signature Michelle Q as it interests me a lot music and lyrics and I just love knowing what song an author expresses their character/relationship with.

    So I think this can be Sarah's spesh happy place with Jules as you and he like the same music:D


    p.s. I loved Die For Me and am currently delving into some Until I Die:D


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