Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine’s Day with the World’s Sexiest Vampire–Interview/Giveaway
On the day set aside for all things sexy and romantic, I thought what better way to celebrate than getting cozy with the world’s sexiest vampire. Of course I am speaking of Kaden Gaspard from one of my very favorite all time series Misfits of the Lore by the lovely and talented J.E. Hopkins.
Just in case you are new to the blog, you should know that since reading Lover’s Betrayal in early 2011, I have become absolutely RABID about this phenomenal series. If you are a regular follower then you all ready know that I use every opportunity to rave about these wonderful books. So I am positively giddy right now. Please give a warm welcome to Kaden Gaspard.
Kaden, thank you so much for agreeing to share some insights about your book We Shall Rise. Can you give us a brief overview?
As usual I’ve pretty much made a mess of things. This is my journey of trying to become a better person so that I can be worthy of Reysa’s love. Of course, I don’t make things easy and I nearly screw it all up, but fortunately those who love me manage to save me from myself. It’s not all my fault though. Hell, it’s hard trying to figure all this stuff out when we’re in the midst of an immortal race war that is threatening the lives of all those we love. It’s too much to deal with. I think I need a shot of Jose Cuervo.
(I think about giving him a hug instead of a shot, but Reysa is one BADASS chick, so I’m being very professional….. damn.)
So here are some fun questions for you. How are things going with your mother Olivia?
Oh, now I definitely need a shot. It’s complicated as always, but I adore her. I would give my life to keep her safe. She has always been the one constant blessing in my life and without her, I probably wouldn’t be here talking with you. I just wish I could undo the past pain she endured. It’s still hard facing her sometimes knowing how much she has suffered because of me. I can’t undo the past, but I can at least make sure that her future is filled with all the happiness she deserves.
Are you mending fences with Lucian?
Stepdaddy? For my mother’s sake, I will tolerate the arrogant vamp. Well, to be honest, he’s not actually all that bad. Once you get past his supersized ego and his designer clothes obsession, he really is kind of bearable. The most important thing is that he truly loves my Mom and he makes her happy. For that alone, I owe him everything. Don’t tell him I said this though. He might start thinking I like him or something.
What first pulled you to Reysa?
She’s like no other woman I’ve ever encountered. She refuses to take my crap. She will literally beat the crap out of me when I start to get a little out of hand. I love that about her. She’s remarkably strong and loyal. I sometimes just sit back and watch her, in awe as she handles all the chaos around her with extraordinary patience and understanding. Of course, I can’t ignore the obvious…Reysa is hot. She is beyond gorgeous, inside and out. There are no words that could adequately describe her unparalleled beauty. She is like the most divine gift the gods ever created.
How are you handling the constant presence of Reysa’s extended family? Especially Christian?
Can I get that drink now? I use to hate the mangy mutt. I’ll never be a fan of his, but I’ve learned to accept his presence in our lives. I still hate the way he clings to Reysa like a dog in heat. Well, if he ever touches her, I will personally have him neutered. However, I do respect his loyalty to her and I know if I weren’t around, he would sacrifice his life in a heartbeat to keep her safe. For that I ma grateful, but I wouldn’t mind if he bought his own house, preferably in another country.
The rest of Reysa’s family is not so bad. They’ve accepted me, some begrudgingly, but at least they don’t look at me like they want to kill me every day. That’s improvement.
Fortunately, I now I have the best stepdaughter ever. Tatiana is my heart. I would give anything just to see that little girl smile. Yes, she has managed to manipulate me just like all the others. I could never refuse her anything.
Has there been a change in the situation with your brother Julian?
I wish, but I am not giving up hope. I know I’ve screwed up and it will take a long time to fix things, but I am determined to make it happen. I want my brother in my life as my best friend, not my foe. I’ve caused this wall to be erected between us and I will use all my strength to tear it down for good.
What are the chances of talking Ms. Hopkins into putting your Aunt Corrine and Diamonde in an adventure together? That would be pure GOLD. Just imaging the possibilities is enough to crack me up.
I would love to see those crazy broads with some adventure far away from me. I will personally ask Ms. Hopkins to make that happen. It could be like Thelma and Louise/Louis.
*snort* I would sooo be the first one to buy that book. Well Kaden, I loooooved talking with you but I know how busy you are nowadays. But please come back again, maybe with a friend or two. And give the girls a hug for me.
Thanks for having me. Most people just tell me to shut up all the time. I was grateful for the chance to finally talk.
To read my review of We Shall Rise, click here.
Buy links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
To read my review of book #1 in the Misfits of the Lore series, click here.
You can also find out more about J. E. Hopkins at the links below.
Author website, Goodreads
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