Get to Know the Immortal Guardians Crew 2

Thank you, Rachel, for welcoming me back to Parajunkee!  I’m thrilled to be here, celebrating the release of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.

I thought it would be fun to add some character interviews to my blog tour so visitors could get to know the Immortal Guardians crew.  I even solicited some questions from readers and have asked Todd, a member of The Network (humans who aid immortals), to proffer them.  Today’s guests are Roland and Sarah, the hero and heroine of Darkness Dawns and close friends of Marcus, the hero of Night Reigns.  🙂

In case you’re new to the Immortal Guardians, I’ll just take a moment to explain that the vampires and immortals in my series are both infected with a rare symbiotic virus that produces the increased speed, strength, and regenerative properties, as well as the photosensitivity and need for blood, that both possess.  Vampires are humans who have been infected with the virus.  They suffer brain damage that causes them to rapidly descend into madness.  Immortals are gifted ones, men and women born with advanced DNA, who have been infected with the virus.  Their advanced DNA protects them from the madness and bestows upon them special abilities that help them as they hunt the maddened vampires who prey upon humans.

On to the interview:

Todd:  Nice to see you both.  Thank you for agreeing to another interview.  The last one ended precipitously when Sheldon, ah . . .
Roland:  *raises eyebrow*  Fled?

Todd: Yyyyeah.  Pretty much.

Sarah:  Where is Sheldon?  I thought he was supposed to conduct the interviews.

Todd:  He is.  Some of them.  Just not yours.  And not Marcus and Ami’s.

Roland:  *smiles*  He is so afraid of Ami.

Sarah:   He isn’t exactly enamored of you either.

Roland:  It isn’t my fault humans fear me.

Sarah & Todd:  Yes, it is.  *both laugh*

Todd:  Anyway, let’s get started on the questions.  The first one is for Sarah.  Any regrets over leaving your old life behind?

Sarah:  None at all.

Todd:  Really?  Because you’ve been with Roland for two years now.  Two long years.  With Roland.  No plans on leaving him?  There’s a pool going over at the network and–

Sarah:  *laughs*  I’m not going to leave him.  I love Roland.  You guys just don’t know him like I do or you wouldn’t find that so hard to believe.

Todd:  If you say so.  Next question, again for Sarah.  Sorry, Roland, you just aren’t real popular with the humans.

Roland:  I care.

Todd:  You were a music theory professor before you met Roland and he blew that all to hell.  Do you miss it?

Sarah:  No.  Believe it or not, hunting vampires is less stressful than teaching.

Todd:  *laughs*  I’ll bet it is.  Roland, what about you?  Any regrets?
Roland:  *touches Sarah’s hair and smiles*  Only that it took me so long to find her.

Todd:  *stares*

Roland:  What?

Todd:  Nothing.  It’s just . . .  You’re widely known as the most anti-social immortal on the planet and here you are acting . . . what’s the word I’m looking for . . .

Sarah:  Loving?  Affectionate?

Todd:  Yeah.  It’s weird.  Not really what I was expecting.

Roland:  *scowls*  Don’t get used to it.

Todd:  That’s more like it.  *looks at list*  Next question.  Roland, you’re nearly a thousand years old.  How did you manage to make it through so many centuries without going insane?

Roland:  *dark smile*  Some would say I haven’t.

Sarah:  *elbows him*

Roland:  What?

Todd:  It’s true.  They do.

Sarah:  Well, you don’t have to encourage such rumors.  Next question, please.

Todd:  Okay.  Here’s another one for Roland.  Everyone knows you have serious trust issues.

Sarah:  He has his reasons.

Todd:  Well, rumor has it you don’t even trust Marcus fully, and you two have been friends for eight centuries.

Roland:  Is there a question in there somewhere?

Todd:  Do you trust Sarah?

Roland:  With my heart and my life.

Sarah:  *smiles up at him*  Do you have any idea how much that means to me?

Roland:  *dips his head and gives her a quick kiss.*  Next question.

Todd:  Let’s see . . .  Oh.  This is a good one.  Sarah, if Roland were a fellow academic colleague of yours, what subject would he teach?

Sarah:  Hmm.  That’s a tough one.  I suppose it would have to be world history since he’s seen so much of it.  But I really don’t think he has the patience for teaching.

Roland:  I don’t.  Ask Marcus.  He’s the first immortal I trained and mentored.

Sarah:  He turned out okay.

Roland:  Yeah, he’s okay now . . .

Todd:  *laughs*  Okay, while we’re on the subject of teaching . . . Sarah, has there been any situation in your new life in which your background as a music theory professor has come in handy?

Sarah:  No.  But I have had some fascinating conversations with Marcus, who is a fellow music lover.  He actually met many of the composers I studied, so it’s fun to hear about them firsthand and get all of the juicy gossip that didn’t make it into the music history books.

Todd:  And speaking of Marcus, have you guys heard that Seth assigned him a new Second?

Roland:  We have.

Sarah:  We’ve already met her.  Her name is Ami.

Todd:  You have?  What do you think is going to happen?  A lot of the network employees think Marcus is going to pull a . . .

Roland:  Yes?

Todd:  Well, pull a Roland, as they say, and try to scare her off.

Sarah & Roland:  *share a look, then laugh*

Sarah:  I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Roland:  Nor do I.

Todd:  I suppose we’ll see.  *glances at the window*  The sun will set soon.  I’d better get I don’t want to keep you from preparing for the night’s hunt.

Sarah:  Thank you, Todd.

Todd:  Thank you for the interview.

Since Sarah and Roland are close friends of Marcus, you can see more of them in Night Reigns (or as the hero and heroine of Darkness Dawns).  If you’d like to find out what happens when Ami is chosen to serve as Marcus’s Second or would like to know more about the Immortal Guardians crew, I hope you’ll pick up a copy!

Night Reigns by Dianne DuvallNight Reigns

Ami isn’t much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she’s no coward, and she’s no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn’t hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .

Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he’s not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can’t deny that she’s strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she’s also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can’t bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?

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