{Tour} THE GAUNTLET by Eoin Colfer (Character Interview + a Giveaway)


Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast! This is our stop on the The Gauntlet Tour hosted by The Irish Banana . It’s not a secret that we LOVE all things superheroes so we are ridiculously excited to be a part of this tour today! We have an awesome character interview and giveaway to share with you and we can’t wait for you to get to know more about this book, its characters and author, Eoin Colfer! Are you ready to go? Let’s do this…


{Tour} THE GAUNTLET by Eoin Colfer (Character Interview + a Giveaway)The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer
Published by Marvel Press on October 25th, 2016
Genres: Comic, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade
Pages: 288
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Tony Stark is known throughout the world as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger. But mainly for being the Invincible Iron Man.

Just when Tony is about to add his pizzazz to an international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high-tech weaponry. But Stark doesn't have much time to reflect before an old enemy presents him with an even greater challenge: the assassination of all the eco-ministers, and Iron Man himself. Just how invincible Iron Man is when he is stripped of everything remains to be seen in this breathless adventure by the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.

***Character Interview***

Hi, Tony! Welcome to Swoony Boys Podcast. This is our first time interviewing a superhero and a CEO, so we’re a little nervous! But we’ve come prepared! Are you ready? Here we go…

Let’s start off easy. If Saoirse and Friday were to describe you in three words. What words would they use?

Ginormous self-esteem.

We are going to dig a little deeper now. You had an “interesting” family life growing up. What advice would you give to kids who might be in a similar situation?

I would advise kids growing up with a domineering dad to stay strong because you never know which family meal is your last and you don’t want the last words you say to your father to be: Yeah, Dad. Whatever.

Being a superhero can’t be easy. Sometimes things you do are questioned. What makes you a hero and not a vigilante? Is it hard to stay on the hero side of the line?

That’s a tough one. Sometimes doing good gets a hero in trouble. I think a person has to have a very strong personal code not to let that power go to their head. I think I am kept honest by all the guilt I feel over my company’s arms dealings in the past.

What makes you a successful CEO? Do you have any business advice for up and coming business leaders?

Stay in control of the company. Don’t be tempted to hand over the reins while you swan around the world on private jets or take time off for Burning Man. There’s always someone who thinks they can do your job better than you so don’t give them the chance.

What’s the best part about being Iron Man? The worst?

Can I tell you a secret? There’s nothing bad about being Iron Man. Nothing! It’s so cool you have no idea. I can fly for heaven’s sake. And shoot repulsor beams out of my hands. What’s not to love?


***Meet Eoin Colfer***

authoreoincolferEoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the Artemis Fowl novels, Eoin retired from teaching and now writes full time. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Find Eoin Here:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads



3 Lucky Winners Will Receive A Copy Of THE GAUNTLET

Open to US residents only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and happy swooning!

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  1. danielle hammelef says

    Iron Man is my favorite! I love the snarkiness of the character. Thanks for the interview today!

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