Happy Friday. And happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms, including mine. Today’s post is another Character Corner interview. These interviews are uniquely different from my author interviews because they involve make-believe people who exist only in the pages of a novel and in the mind of the author who created them.
My character today is Tempest from the novel Be Still My Lover’s Heart by author Lisa Hannah Wells.
Welcome to my blog, Tempest. You are my first guest at my new site. So, where were you born?
(Sits Regally) I was born on the Planet Tishnaiyah approximately 5,700 of your years past the death of your Planet Earth.
Cool! Another first. You’re also my first alien guest. Where do you live now and what do you do for a living?
(Looks intently into Lilly’s eyes with his dark gaze) I live on the Amazzi Moon Fourteen, a man-made mobile station in the Mesak Galaxy. I co-own and run the Exchange, a popular night club with my partner and best friend.
Well, the night club part sounds very Earth-like. What’s going on in your life right now?
(Gives a ghost of a grin) I’m attempting to convince a certain young woman that she is destined to be with me.
Do you consider her that special person in your life?
Yes, thank the Divine One.
How did you meet?
(Laughs warmly) She was nearly thrown out of my club for starting a fight with her superior officer. I convinced my partner she is my bondmate, a rare and fortunate happenstance for our race, and had her brought to me.
So, what’s keeping you two apart?
(Growls menacingly, sits straighter) Her superior nearly had her killed and it is by the strength of my will and my healing blood that she barely hangs on to life. He is still trying to arrange her death.
Oh, no. That’s not good. How would you like to see this situation resolved?
(Jaw clenches, eyes harden) That I could take his life and erase the misery he has caused my Shea.
What obstacles stand in your way?
(A sadness comes into his eyes) Shea’s squeamishness for the exchanging of blood for the final bondmate ritual to be sealed, and the call to return to my people to lead them after the passing of my mentor. I am next in line to rule and Shea’s position with the Universal Military will not let her go.
That does sound complicated. Do you think there’s a happily ever after in your future?
(Give a half grin) If we can find a way to surpass these problems and get rid of the man determined to destroy Shea, yes, I believe there certainly can be. I’ve only prayed to the Divine One for four hundred years to give me a bondmate and now that I’ve found her, I can’t just let her go.
Any last comments before I turn this interview over to Lisa Hannah Wells?
(Stands to full 7′ height) Only to thank you for your time and interest in mine and Shea’s plight.
Thanks for being here today, Tempest. I certainly hope you and Shea can work things and become bondmates for life.
And now a bit about Tempest and Shea’s creator.
Lisa Hannah Wells has been telling stories from the age of 5 and writing them since the first grade. It is second nature to her and her greatest love. She has won numerous awards for her poetry and high reviews for her previous “Hearts” trilogy, a Paranormal Romance series she wrote under the pseudonym of L. H. Young and published by Romance at Heart Publications. All rights have reverted back to her but she has plans of a future anthology including all three.
She is a multi-genre author writing in Paranormal, Time Travel, Shape-shifter and Contemporary romance and series, Young Adult, Science Fiction, and Epic Fantasy series. Creating worlds of imaginary elegance and splendor, new ways to use magic and fascinating new races of characters is a real joy for her.
Lisa is also a freelance writer/editor and proofreader. She currently lives with her husband, three male cats.
Ethereal beauty Shea, a Lieutenant in a Universal military, has spent the last four years protecting Colony supply freighters on a small space station. If not for her partner and the hopes of a better assignment, the loss of her husband and a devastating illness would leave her little desire to live. That is until she meets Tempest, an alien whose species is rumored to be the origin of the vampires, a man who makes her feel alive in ways she’s never felt before.
Tempest has prayed to the Divine One for countless years for his bondmate. Shea is his long-awaited answer and so much more. One night will not be enough for a man who has waited a lifetime, but he is determined to make Shea his forever. With a madman out to destroy them and certain death nipping at their heels, will Tempest and Shea outwit Remi and survive to share a future together, or die protecting all they hold dear?
“You must be Shea,” he purred, deep in his chest.
The deep, magnetic voice vibrated all the way to Shea’s center. Warm, peaceful currents flowed through her blood, calming her. She looked across the table into the face of the alien male, much more attractive in a royal way. His presence was powerful; he exuded self-confidence, and the air around him nearly sparked, taking her breath away. He looked as though he topped six-feet eight inches, and for the first time since her husband died, her heart clenched.
An air of intensity, way beyond her most wonderful fantasies, surrounded him and reached with invisible tendrils to surround her. A delicious chill ran up her spine. He was beautiful.
Large black eyes fringed with dark lashes assessed her with a mix of emotions and, she suspected, a small measure of danger. A dusting of dark stubble ran along the edges of a sculpted, masculine jaw. His blue-black hair was longer than hers by about three to four inches and looked as fine as silk, falling loosely down his back and over his shoulders, but it was his lips that drew her eye, full and dark red. Lips that made hers tingle.
Shea mentally shook herself and smiled.
“The door guard said you wanted to see me,” she said. Her voice came out more breath than vocal, and her heart paused as she glanced around the empty room.
Author links, webpages, fan pages:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Hannah-Wells/e/B009POR3KC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Lilly, I want to thank you for hosting Tempest on your blog today. He’s a very noble creature as all Vatamps are. I enjoyed sitting in with both of you today.
Thanks for being here, Tempest. And thanks for letting me be on your blog.
Lisa and I did a blog swap today, and she’s interviewing me at http://memorymakerscreator.blogspot.com/2013/05/embrace-darkness-with-lilly-gayle.html