{Tour} Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Character Interview)

Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast! This is our stop on the Seafire Tour! When our friends over at Penguin asked if we wanted to be a part of this tour, our answer was a big huge YES!

We have a super fun character interview to share with you today and we can’t wait for you to get to know more about this book, its characters and author, Natalie C. Parker! Before we get to that, let’s learn a little more about the book first…


{Tour} Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Character Interview)Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Published by Penguin Group, Razorbill on August 28th, 2018
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Pages: 384
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4.5 Stars

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. The crew has one misson: stay alive, and take down Aric's armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia's best friend and second-in-command just barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all...or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?

***Character Interview***

Today we’re sitting down with Caledonia from Seafire. Hi! Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast! We are so ridiculously excited to have you here and we can’t wait for our readers to get to know you a little better. Ready to get started? Here we go…

Tell us more about the Mors Navis. Do you have a favorite spot onboard? If there was anything you could change about your ship what would it be and why?

Emma:My favorite spot is both a spot and a time of day. Our sun sail is what feeds the ship; it soaks in the sun’s rays and uses them to power our engines. Without it, we’re at the mercy of the winds and tides. . .and that’s no way to live in the Bullet Seas. I love the climb to the top of that mast in the morning before the sun has risen. There is nothing like standing so far above everything as fire slicks across the ocean and is snatched in the scales of that sail. It reminds me every day that we are all powerful, and that power isn’t a state of being, but a process.

There has to be advantages and disadvantages to an all female ship. What’s the hardest part about being surrounded by all those awesome female pirates? What’s the best part?

The hardest part is that I am always captain first, friend second. If I want to protect them as individuals, I have to consider the ship before everything else. No matter what.

The best part is knowing that I have the finest crew on seas. There’s nothing we can’t do if we’re working together.

If Hime and Pisces had to describe you using just three words what would they choose? What three words would you use for them?

I’m certain Hime would use lovely words like brave and strategic and loyal, but Pisces? I think Pisces would be a bit more brutal. She’d probably say I’m uncompromising, myopic, and distant. And that’s fine by me. Of course, Redtooth would probably just say captain, captain, captain.

For them, I’d say Hime is gentle, devoted, and eager. For Pi? Well, she’s everything to me and I’m not sure how three words will cover it, but…compassionate, clever, and intuitive.

You know we have to talk about Oran, how could we not? We know he’s a former Bullet, but we can already tell there’s way more to him than we’ve seen so far. Tell us something we’d be surprised to know about him.

I haven’t killed him yet.

You are a young captain, but you are also fearless, passionate and wise beyond your years. But we also know that a captain is nothing without her crew and her mates. What do Hime, Pisces, and Oran bring to the table that you couldn’t lead your crew without?

Oran? I know you can’t hear me, but I’m laughing right now. He brings information and a lot of irritation. But my girls, they bring so much more.

Hime brings her healing hands, Amina her creative mind, Redtooth is all heart with a dash of fists, and Lace is all fists with a dash of heart. And then, of course, Pisces is the one without whom I wouldn’t be here at all. She keeps me grounded and connected to the rest of the crew.

Alright, time for the last question. Let’s end it on a lighter note. You’re a hero to many, but who are your heroes? Tell us all about them.

My mother Rhona was my first hero. She was both the ocean and the ship upon it, an unpredictable, unknowable force of tides and hidden depths, and the place I felt most safe. I work every day to do her memory justice.

That wasn’t so bad, right? Thanks again for stopping by to chat with us!


***Meet Natalie C. Parker***

Author Natalie C. ParkerNatalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife.

Find Natalie Here:
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


Thanks for stopping by! Happy swooning!

Make sure you check out the other stops on the tour below:




  • September 3 – IceyBooks – Quote Candy
  • September 4 – Novel Novice – Styled by the Books
  • September 5 – The Young Folks – Author Guest Post: What was the world building process like? What type of research was involved in creating the world/learning about ships or sailing and what was the inspiration of the world and story?
  • September 6 – Lindseyybooks – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
  • September 7 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Spotlight + Listicle


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