Welcome to Swoon Sunday where you get to meet some of our swoon-worthy heroes. Today we have a visit from Cai Coopersmith from Lions and Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes!
Cai, why don’t you describe yourself to us.
I’m 6 feet, about 175 pounds, with unruly red hair and blue eyes. I think I’m a decent looking guy, although a few girls say I look very much like the Weasley twins in Goblet of Fire. You know the one where they had the long hair. Someone else said I looked a bit like Eddie Redmayne, but I don’t see it.
Where do you call home?
Originally I’m from Russia, a little place near Siberia, you wouldn’t have heard of it. But now I actually live on the OZ campus with Frank, he adopted me after my parents were…after they died.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I like older music. I have a lot of Johnny Cash on my phone. Johnny Cash was my dad’s favorite singer. Right now I’m listening to…can you guess? Lol Hurt by Johnny Cash.
Do you have a special skill?
Not sure how special it is, probably cuz a lot of the guys in this school can do it, but I can do one armed pushups, oh, I can do a one-armed handstand, not many can claim that.
What’s your biggest regret?
My biggest regret right now is that I have to lie to someone I like. It sucks. I hate lying, especially to her.
What’s your favourite dessert/food?
I am definitely a carnivore, so steak, a good thick juicy hamburger with all the fixin’s.
Describe your idea of an ideal date?
An ideal date to me would be doing something fun together like ice skating or going for a long run or walk through the woods. I like nature and my ideal girl would have to as well.
Boxers or briefs?
Neither. Lol. I like going commando. To be honest, the less clothes I have to wear the better.
Early bird or night owl?
Definitely a night person, nocturnal like a cat. I do my best everything at night.
If you had to describe yourself as an ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be?
Um, I’d say Tiger Tail. It’s an orange flavored ice cream with a black licorice swirl through it. I don’t think you can get it here in the States, but I had it a few times on trips to Canada.
Liked this interview with Cai? Then check out a swoony moment between him and Dani:
“Hello,” Dani said shyly, not meeting my gaze. She looked at everything but me. Not that I cared; it wasn’t like I was interested in her. Sure, she was cute, in a Mary Poppins kind of way. Her light brown hair looked silky, even in the braid that hung down her back. And she had a pleasant face, with high cheekbones, and those really big, expressive blue eyes that made me think of the ocean. Her smile was a bit crooked, but I kind of liked that. Made it seem like she had a secret, and she was never going to tell.
Not that I was interested or anything. Because I wasn’t.
About Lions and Tigers and Boys:
The last thing a girl as awkward as Dani Gale should be doing is trying to learn the high wire. Yet that’s exactly where Dani ends up—at OZ, the Oswald Zinzendorf School of Circus Arts. Trying to overcome her shyness is near impossible when her new partner—the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes on, and whose touch seems to give her poise she thought impossible—also seems to be sabotaging her progress.
The last thing Cai Coppersmith needs is a distraction, especially in the form of the new, cute shy girl. He needs to focus on trying not to shape-shift into a tiger on school grounds, and completing his mission to keep Dani from winning the school’s high-wire competition. In fact, the entire safety of OZ is relying on Dani not succeeding. But there’s something about the girl that draws him in. She has magic, he can feel it. So he’ll do what he can to protect her, even if it means pushing her away.
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Tawny Stokes has always been a writer. From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs. An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble. No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies. She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens.