perf5.250x8.000.inddCharacter Interview with Winn from The 19th Year #1 Series  by Emi Gayle

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceFirst off, welcome to Parajunkee’s View, Winn.

Winn 19th Year SeriesThanks for having me here. Your site’s really cool. You do a lot of stuff!

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceThanks, it is a weird sort of obsession. But, this is about you…so would you like to tell Parajunkee readers a little bit about yourself?

Winn 19th Year SeriesWell, I’m … I don’t know. Normal? Nothing special? I mean, go to West High; I’m a Senior and I expect to graduate in a few months. That’s about it. What else would anyone want to know?

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceI wouldn’t say you are nothing special! I know you get accused of being a bit of a nerd, us readers can relate to this, but is it something you wish would go away? Or do you just go with it?

Winn 19th Year SeriesI just go with it. Being a nerd is fine. It just means I’m smart and for some, adding the glasses classifies me as that, but well … it’s fine. Really.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceStar Wars or Star Trek?

Winn 19th Year SeriesWars, definitely.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceWhat were you thinking when the teacher paired you and Mac together for that fateful assignment?

Winn 19th Year SeriesAt first, I was kinda mad. I mean, her? For all the time I’ve known her, she hasn’t been the most … let’s say … into school. So then, I get paired with her and I could just feel my grade going down. I knew I’d have to do all the work, and we’d probably pick the easiest topic ever. I mean, I want to go to Stanford or Duke … I can’t just do the easy stuff.

After DarkYoung Adult Paranormal RomanceWhat made you pursue the friendship with Mac, when she obviously was a “stand-off” kind of girl?

Winn 19th Year SeriesHave you seen her? Okay, that’s bad. I shouldn’t say that. Yeah, she’s … pretty. But it only took one meeting for me to realize we had a commonality—that we both liked the supernatural and that kinda made it stick.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceDid you ever think that you be in the sort of situation that unfolded in the book, a situation of the supernatural variety?

Winn 19th Year SeriesNo way. Not in a million years. I mean, who ever would have thought Mac Thorne had anything supernatural about her. She didn’t even use it. No magic. No cool stuff—at least not that I saw. So, yeah, i was a hundred percent surprised and well … also kinda excited.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceSpeaking of supernatural, what do you think of Mac’s parents? You think they’ll welcome you into the family?

Winn 19th Year SeriesAlina is awesome. She’s like the coolest mom around. And of course she can do magic. But, Lucas is … well, Lucas is scary. Most guys worry the dads are gonna just be mad at us and tell us not to hurt their daughter’s or they’ll come after us, but Lucas … well … he could do so much worse.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceWho is your pick for the parent of the year, mom or dad?

Winn 19th Year SeriesMom, totally.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceAnd I hate to get all sour, but do you think you have a real future with Mac? You being human and she being, well a Changeling?
He shrugs.
Winn 19th Year SeriesI don’t know. I mean, yeah, i want to. I really do. I want her to just be human, but there’s another piece of me that worries there’s no way that can happen, because if I actually asked her to do it and she did, I’d feel guilty for the rest of my life. You know?

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceIf you could spirit Mac away from this big decision she has to make and all the crazy pressure she is under, where would you take her?

Winn 19th Year SeriesActually, I’d like her to take me somewhere. I have three months left and I want to do something no one else could ever do. I want to go somewhere else no human has ever gone. There have to be places that humans don’t know about—Mac either for that matter.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceFinally, when she does make that decision, have any preferences for what she should choose?

Winn 19th Year SeriesYou know … if I answer that, I’m afraid she’ll pick it just to pick it, so I’d rather not say.

Thanks for having me.

Young Adult Paranormal RomanceYou are so welcome, Winn. I can’t wait to read more of you and Mac’s story.

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Day After by Emi GayleDay After by Emi Gayle Blurb

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

Day After by Emi Gayle Excerpt:

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.
Sitting in front of the twelve most powerful non-humans on the earth would have shaken a lesser guy. In my case, I’d almost thrown up. Twice.

‘Don’t worry,’ Mackenzie Thorne, my girlfriend, had said. ’’It’s just a formality.

She hadn’t known I’d have to go alone.

Only the intake and exhalation of air in the room made any sound. Eerie light flickered from the tips of candles mounted along dark, oak-paneled walls.

I refused to look anywhere but ahead of me. To the long, wooden, medieval-length table.

Waiting.

Watching.

Holding my own breath.

For a moment, it seemed the walls began to close in on me.

At almost midnight on the first day of the year, I prepared to accept a fate no other human had ever taken on, been given or even offered. In response, sweat pooled under my armpits as alternating cold and hot ran through me.

The scratch of wood against wood had heads turning. Mine included.

Nahir, the oldest of the twelve, rose from his chair. “Winford Richmond Thomas, please rise.” His voice had a gravelly, hoarse sound.

I did as requested, my knees pressing against each other.

Nahir moved closer to me, his grandfatherly, human form disappearing under protruding scales of deep green. His arms lengthened into dinosaur-like paws and hit the rock floor, making the room around us shake. Thick wings extended from his body, and a tail lashed out against the wall behind him, rattling the candles.

A dragon, in the color of tropical ocean water, stood before me, huffing air from horse-sized nostrils.

Oh. God. I’m going to die.

Not going to die. It’s part of the test. Remember, you have to see them all. Mac’s words flowed through my mind.

Keep breathing.

“Master Thomas.” Josie, a siren and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever met, rose, her long flowing gown matching the color of her reddish-gold hair. I couldn’t help but stare at her. “You’ve been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?” As Josie talked, she stalked forward, shimmering, shifting, the already-pretty woman becoming deadly man-hunting female—according to the legends I’d read.

Vibes ebbed from her like the rocking tide. If she sang, throwing up would be the least of my worries. I’d be dead by sexual self-implosion.

With a rough cough, I gathered my wits. “Yes. I have accepted. Willingly.” Every nerve ending in my body urged me to go to Josie, to let her take me and do with me whatever she wanted. A groan built in my throat, tension straining my limbs, most particularly, my crotch. Not now! The need to shift what grew sent heat to my cheeks even as Mac’s words played through again. Force yourself not to react to any of them. They’ll think you’re stronger than you are since you’re only human.

Only human. Problem number one.

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Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi’s favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she’s still in love with him to this day. She’ll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.