Monday, April 10, 2017

Cocktails With Friends!

The Zyanniversary continues! (If you missed the intro post click here)

Zyan loves her cocktails, as you can probably tell from a series named after martinis, whiskey, vermouth, mojitos, and sidecars J Below are some of the faves of her and the crew. But first, a blog takeover by amazeballs urban fantasy author Christine Rains!

Happy Zyanniversary! I’m so excited to be a part of celebrating these kick-ass books.

I’m raising my glass to say cheers, and I’m sorry that only water is in it. I don’t drink any alcohol at all. But my characters do! What would the heroes in my Totem series drink?

Ametta Dorn – she’s young, sophisticated, and a wine snob. Don’t dare gift her with wine in a box! You might get it dumped over your head. She’d drink a pinot noir like Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru. The bigger the name, the better, right?

Lucky Osberg – he might kick back with a beer or go out with buddies and drink their wine from boxes (not that he’d tell Ametta!). But he has experienced taste buds. You should see this gorgeous man cook! He’d mix himself up a Stinger (brandy and white crème de menthe liqueur). Classy and potent.

Kinley Dorn – she’s not much of a drinker as she likes to keep a clear head, but make any type of drink nerdy and she’ll give it a try. There’s a sweet Doctor Who inspired drink called The Grandfather. Don’t down it all at once!

Ransom Averill – this guy knows how to party. Whatever you have to drink, he’ll drink it! He wants to know if he has to pick just one? Give him an Irish Car Bomb or a Jagerade and clink glasses.

Saskia Dorn – not that she’s a party animal, but don’t challenge her to a drinking contest. She’ll drink what fits her mood, but she favors a smoked Alaskan porter. Like sitting by a campfire.

Sedge Kvasnikov – vodka. Straight up. He doesn’t mess around when it comes to anything and that includes drinking.

Cheers, Alexia!

Thanks, Christine! I'm gonna have to try The Grandfather myself :) Check out The Totem Series here - super fun urban fantasy with Inuit magic and lore.

So what do Zy and her crew drink?

Zyan’s fave: Siren’s kiss martini
Eli’s fave: Dwarven beer
Donovan’s fave: Whiskey
Pan: Faerie mead
Riley: Brimstone liquor
Quinn: Pixie dust martini

One my of favorite things in the Zyan Star series has been to make up some supernatural-ish cocktails :) If you want yet more books and beverages, check out, and this Flavorwire post on 10 Great Novels and the Cocktails You Should Pair Them With.

What are your favorite cocktails? How about your characters? Stay tuned the rest of the week for more Zyan party time! Also, make sure to check out the intro post for a Rafflecopter giveaway and for a daily FREE book!


  1. Those supernatural cocktails sound fun! :) It's fun to be here today.

  2. Very fun! What a fun little side note to add to our character sheets too. :)

    1. Yes, it definitely makes you think about nuances in characterization :)

  3. I can see Random gifting Ametta boxed wine on April Fool's Day and Kinley having to protect him. Christine, you should totally write that as a flash fiction story. I want to read that now. LOL

    1. Not only boxed wine, but beef jerky and Funions too! *LOL*

    2. Ha, you guys :) I want to read that FF, too!

  4. I'm not a wine snob, but I'd happily drink a pinot noir with Ametta.

  5. Love that you know exactly what drinks your characters prefer. I'm a wine snob. Malbec's always my choice.


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