Today on Larissa & Friends' Bookish Life, we have Stacey Kennedy. She’s an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.
In her newest release, WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED, we are introduced to guardian, Kyden, and guardian/witch, Nexi. Today we had the chance to sit down and ask them some juicy questions.
Now, let’s turn the spotlight onto Nexi!
What’s your favorite thing about Kyden?
Have you seen his body? Doesn’t that say it all? Okay, honestly, though, my favorite thing about Kyden is he’s got a sweet side buried beneath all those muscles. He plays tough most the time, but deep down, he’s my big softy.
How did you meet?
Our first introduction wasn’t a memory I like to visit often. Kyden had come with my birth father, Drake, to save me from werewolves who attacked my family and I. After that, Kyden kept having to chase me while I sought revenge for the death of my parents. It’s not my most proud moment, but craving revenge makes you do crazy things!
What do you most love about Kyden?
I’m not sure I could list everything I love about him, or even explain how and why I care for him. It just clicked with Kyden. He’s accepting and tolerant of me, when maybe others wouldn’t be. He’s all the things I’m not: logical, patient, and cautious. I’m a bit reckless, tend to have an attitude, and can get myself into dangerous moments. But yeah, that’s what I love about Kyden, he levels me out.
Do you ever feel like Kyden tries to control you?
Yes, of course, he does. He’s a guardian and that comes with territory. Plus, we live in a dangerous world where supernaturals want to kill us. He can be protective, which turns him into a chest-beating caveman. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear I don’t like when he gets like that.
How do you feel about marriage?
Well, marriage is something that’s a bit different now. In the Otherworld, mates go through a magical ceremony to declare their bond to each other. I’m not sure of all the ins-and-outs right now, but I learned from my family how wonderful a good marriage could be. So, yeah, I’m a sucker for gushy love.
What is Kyden’s sexiest physical attribute?
Trick question, right? No? Well then, I’d have to say, all his attributes are damn sexy!
Okay, Kyden, don’t give us that grumpy look, and don’t make this like pulling teeth either. It’s your turn!
When’s the first time you realized you were attracted to Nexi?
The moment she opened her mouth and told me off. What can I say—I love a spitfire.
How would you describe the perfect date?
Having Nexi in my bed.
What do you dislike the most about Nexi?
The things that drive me mad about Nexi are also the things I love about her. She’s confident, eager, strong, and independent. Yes, these are all traits that I adore in her, but it’s also the traits that get her into trouble.
Are children in your future?
Not sure, but I’m more than willing to practice for when we decide to make that decision.
What has changed about Nexi since you first met?
A lot. Revenge can do interesting things to a guardian, who is at war with herself. She dealt with guilt and grief. Her family had been murdered, and she was thrust into a supernatural world she didn’t know existed. It’s my hope Nexi’s life will soon settle again, become easier, and maybe a little more peaceful.
What’s in store for the future?
Knowing how things have been so far since Nexi has returned to the Otherworld, I suspect things are about to get far more dangerous than I’d want.
Wow! We actually got some answers out of Kyden. Impressive! Thank you to Larissa for sitting down to chat with Nexi & Kyden. It’s been a blast!
Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.
Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.
Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.But when a vampire paints a bull's-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.
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