Character interviews are my favorite! And this one is fantastic. Enjoy a conversation with Wicked and Gwen from Wicked Night by Evi Rhodes. Let her know what you think in the comments. And then follow the tour for more fun and reviews, plus a great giveaway.
“Are you sure you want to do this? We don’t have to.” I asked Wicked as he ran his hand through his hair for what felt like the millionth time.
“No we made the commitment and beside the council wants me to start embracing the public figure portion of the job.”
“But national television? I mean…”
“We’ve got this,” he said smiling but I could still see the ghost of nervousness in his eyes as Carly began to go through the introduction.
“Welcome everyone! Thank you for joining us this evening for another exciting addition of your favourite talk show The Supernatural Collective. We have two very special guests joining us tonight. You would know him only as one of the warriors that protects all of us… I’m blushing getting ready to introduce them… for the first time ever we are getting to meet our future King and Queen in person! Now, of course, for safety reasons their faces have been blocked-out to our viewers; but don’t worry ladies I will describe, in detail, on my blog just how hot the vampire King is. Please join me in welcoming Wicked and his lovely fiancé Gwen,” Carly said as she smiled wide for the cameras and held her arm out to the side of the brightly lit stage.
“Thank you Carly for having us, I love anytime I get the chance to show off my beautiful fiancé,” Wicked said giving Gwen a wink before offering his hand to Carly who turned a vibrant shade of red as he gave her the most charming smile he could. Not that, that was exactly difficult, he oozed that otherworldly sexy without even trying.
Wicked wrapped his arm around my waist and kissed the top of my head, playing up the enamored couple image for the viewers. “You two are just darling! Please have a seat. Now let’s get right to it, the questions have been pouring in ever since we announced you were going to be on the show. This first question is to you Wicked, don’t worry we will start off easy. A viewer would like to know, what is the funniest way you were ever injured?”
“Oh boy this is embarrassing, but when I was six I tried to use a plastic bag as a parachute and jumped off the top of my jungle gym and broke my arm, I still have a scar,” Wicked said showing off the thin line on his arm.
“I can just image how cute and troublesome you must have been. Okay Gwen this one is for you. What is the most terrifying event from your life so far and have you recovered from it?”
“Oh geez… well I guess I would have to say the night that Wicked proposed to me and we were attacked by wraiths. I was so scared for Wicked, I honestly don’t know what I would have done if he was injured or worse. I don’t know if you ever get over the thought of losing the love of your life.” Wicked grabbed my hand and brought it to his lips to kiss while Carly let out a sigh watching the small intimate interaction, making me want to bolt from the room.
“You two are killing me you’re just so adorable together. Alright Wicked, what would you say the weirdest thing about you is and are you ashamed or proud of it?”
“What, being the next vampire King isn’t weird enough for you?” Wicked teased and smiled wide flashing his fangs to Carly who is human and I thought she was going to faint as she fanned at her face. “I’m sure I have many strange things about me but I prefer to keep those between Gwen and I,” he practically purred and I had to fight the urge to roll my eyes.
Carly cleared her throat and looked down at the card with the next question. “Okay Gwen we will come back to you. If you and Wicked could go anywhere and do anything for your honeymoon, where would it be and what would you do? And by all means you don’t need to keep it PG,” she teased and I could feel myself getting hot all over with total embarrassment. Okay maybe it was me that was more nervous about doing this.
“Well I think that it would be nice to get away somewhere secluded and virtually untouched, maybe someplace like the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh or maybe the Congo. We could hike and explore all day and stay in remote beautiful locations with stunning views.”
“You want to hike our entire honeymoon?” Wicked asked raising an eyebrow at me.
“Well not the entire time, long days curled up with you sounds pretty amazing,” I said and then blushed a bright pink as I stared into Wicked’s heated look.
“Is it getting hot in here or what folks? Phew, I think I need some water thrown on me. Well now it’s time for some tougher questions. Wicked the viewers are dying to know, what would you have done if you hadn’t met Gwen? Would you have done what your bloodline expected and married Ice and what will happen if they continue to push for you to marry Ice?”
I looked up to Wicked and wondered what he was going to say, I’d been wondering this myself and was really too scared ask. “Well Carly, luckily by the grace of the goddess I don’t have to worry about not meeting Gwen, but if by some terrible fate we hadn’t met then no I wouldn’t have married Ice. As for the council pushing for me to not marry Gwen, the rumors have been greatly exaggerated and I have full confidence that they will support her to be Queen as I do once they get to know her better.”
“But correct me if I’m wrong, don’t you have to choose a mate to take the crown?” Carly asked not letting Wicked off with the half answer he’d given.
“Well yes, but…”
“Then what would you have done? Your people deserve to know.”
Wicked swallowed hard and then looked down at me briefly before answering. “Well Carly I would have chosen another wife but it wouldn’t have been Ice, I had another in mind.”
“Really?” I asked shocked as I stared into his eyes, this was the first I’d heard about this.
“Oh did we cause some trouble for the lovebirds?” Carly asked cheerily, obviously loving the drama.
“I think this conversation is better for us to have alone,” Wicked whispered and I nodded but now I wanted to know who was he going to choose? “That’s really all I have to say on the topic Carly,” Wicked said, his tone changing just enough to let the interviewer know that he meant what he said and he was liable to stand up and leave if she continued this line of questioning.
“Well poop… fine then, I will jump to the last question for you Gwen. We have heard that you’ve surrounded yourself by only strong men, has this been by choice, do you not like women or will you one day have a friend that is not of the tall and hunky category?”
What the heck, was all I could think as I stared at the woman. What kind of questions were these. “Um well, it certainly has not been by design and I definitely don’t have anything against women…”
“Yeah but doesn’t Wicked get jealous with all the time you spend alone with all these different sexy males? And aren’t you the least bit turned on by them?”
This was a touchy subject and she was catching me totally off guard, I wasn’t even sure how to answer this. I had my friend Chris but didn’t want to mention her name on national T.V. so she could be hounded, especially since I hadn’t even had a proper conversation with her yet about all this; and really what did it matter if most of my friends were male, I certainly wasn’t attracted to them romantically or doing anything inappropriate.
“I have nothing to be jealous about, Gwen is honest and honourable and if you invited us here to try and create a spectacle out of us on T.V., then I’m sorry but this interview is over,” Wicked said picking up on my immediate discomfort with the sudden turn in conversation. He grabbed my hand and we stood making our way back out the direction we arrived.
“Well there you have it folks, the perfect lovebirds have a few things to talk about, don’t you think? Join us next time for more sexy and scandalous news from all your favourite celebrities. Love you and good night!”
Follow the journey of a strong, independent, yet caring woman as she navigates the supernatural world she is thrust into. Gwen steps out of a dysfunctional family life and into a world filled with danger she never realized lives at every turn, fiery passion, and a love that is ever binding. How will she handle her strange new surroundings as well as the man with the intense and overbearing personality who threatens to destroy the emotional barriers around her heart?
Wicked, the next in line to become the vampire king, is caught off guard when he grudgingly agrees to take on a charge, something he never wanted to do. He is unsure how to handle the fierce and vibrant woman with the unsettling green eyes. It doesn't take long for them to clash, but will it end passionately or burn down around them?
Read an excerpt:
His big body started to shake and he gave in and did something he hadn’t done in a very long time: he cried. He was hanging on to her for dear life as the sobs racked his body and still she just kept repeating how much she loved him, and she was there for him. As small as she was, physically, in comparison to him, in this moment she was the strong one; she was his rock. He needed her, he needed to wipe away what happened tonight; he needed to bury himself into her warmth and have her wash away the darkness with the strength of who she was who they were to each other.
He looked up into her eyes and he saw only love. There was no pity. There was no sadness or disgust at how weak he was being, there was only love for him and a strength of character that spoke of her virtuous nature. He took her face in his hands and crushed his lips to hers and she moaned in response, allowing him to completely dominate her as he ran his hands up her body and explored her mouth with his tongue. He broke away from the kiss only long enough to make sure the door was locked.
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Evi Rhodes has always had a passion for writing and likes to spend as much time as possible hanging out with the array of rescue animals on her farm in Ontario, sipping on a cup of coffee and typing on her laptop.
In addition to getting her degree in business as well as competing in her favourite equestrian sport, dressage, she is an entrepreneur, and has coached many of a riding enthusiast, but she has always found herself coming back to wanting to write full-time.
“I just want to be me and to be authentic. To tell a story that others can immerse themselves in and enjoy is what I have always wanted.”
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