Fighting for the PJV – Kailin Gow’s Octavius
Octavius vs. Colt Jackson
Name: Octavius Claudius Junii
Book Series: PULSE Vampire Series
Job: A Master Vampire who was a Roman General, Artist, Poet, Leader of the Consortium of Master Vampires
Height: 6 ft. 7 in.
Hair Color: Thick Black and shoulder-length
Eye Color: Dark smoky blue
From (Location): Ancient Rome
Significant Other: Kalina Calloway (Modern Day), Drusilla (A Senator’s Daughter in Ancient Rome before he was turned). Drusilla died.
Signature Move: Hand-to-hand combat, very fast with each blow deadly enough to cut straight through an opponent.
Kill Highlights: Deadly hands, imposing height and perfect physique, killer intellect.
Enemies: Evil renegade vampires who would like to enslave and destroy all humans, going after Life’s Blood Carriers like Kalina Calloway, to harness its powers for evil.
Favorite Pastime: Loving Kalina, showing the world to her, the theater, literature, poetry, philosophy, and travel.
Other Facts: Octavius is a lead in the Pulse Vampire Series spin-off The Brotherhood of Blood, where it goes into the time of his turning.
By Kailin Gow
“Octavius,” Kalina said hurriedly, as Justin stuck out a hand. “I think you’ve met at the beach, back when Jaegar, erm, turned human.” She looked around, making sure the hotel concierge wasn’t listening.
“Excuse me,” said Octavius. “I should give you two some room to reunite.” Justin’s eyes followed Octavius as they retreated.
“That’s Octavius?” Justin gave a laugh. “I feel sorry for your other boyfriends now.”
Kalina couldn’t help but laugh. Leave it to Justin to lighten the mood, and make her whole situation feel like a joke. After the turmoil she’d experienced over the past few hours, it was a relief to make light of the whole thing.
“It’s…complicated,” she said.
“Mom always said a girl shouldn’t settle down until she’s at least thirty,” said Justin. “And that she should play the field before that!”
“I thought she met Dad at twenty-eight?”
Mom. Dad. Words that seemed to take on such a strange meaning after meeting Max last night.
Justin looked over at Octavius’ full 6 foot 7 inch frame. “He’s certainly… large.”
Kalina couldn’t help but let her eyes linger on Octavius’ perfectly molded form. Even at seven in the morning, Octavius was attracting quite a bit of attention from the other hotel guests and the concierge, who were all looking at him with varying degrees of desire. Even Justin, normally so oblivious to these things, noticed quite how Octavius was attracting so much attention. Kalina couldn’t help letting a blush spread over her cheeks as her heart swelled with pride. She had been the one he chose, she thought. She had been the one he wanted, the one to hold him, even if it was just for one night.
“Uh…Kalina?” Justin’s voice brought her back down to reality. “Earth to Kalina. Still there?”
Kalina turned bright red as she snapped out of it, hoping Justin didn’t see her guilty blush. “Sorry,” she said. “Uh…I was distracted.”
“I’ll bet you were,” Justin laughed. “No wonder you don’t want to commit to Jaegar just yet.”
Kalina turned even redder. “I can’t believe you just said that,” she laughed.
“My little sister’s all grown up! Let’s see if I can keep track of the number of vampires you’ve gone through…”
“Don’t tease me!” Kalina’s blush was by now the color of a particularly ripe tomato. “It’s hard enough trying to decide.”
Kailin Gow began writing fiction as a way to help girls and young women develop self-esteem and confidence. Along her journey as an author, she has become one of the most interactive and busiest authors in YA today with a fiction writing career that span over 10 years with over 80 books, including the popular book series: Bitter Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, and more. When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking cappuccino by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women’s shelters.