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We’re thrilled to have here today Cedric, the Dark Lord, from Melodie Campbell’s new fantasy novel, Rowena and the Dark Lord, book 2 in the Land’s End series. Cedric is a 35 year old Earl, master mage, and ruler of Huel in Land’s End.
Thank you so for this interview, Cedric. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
Damn right, I want to set things straight. They have me portrayed as the villain, the Dark Lord. That is utter nonsense.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
I should be the hero in this book! Twice, I have rescued Rowena from certain death, and have killed the villains who dared to kidnap her. Yes, one was my worthless brother, a fool who would have risked her life among depraved men. The other was the King, an abusive tyrant who struck Rowena in front of the whole court. Of course I had to kill him. So why I am considered the villain?
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
I never give up. It’s to the death. And I have never lost a battle yet.
My weakness for Rowena. We are destined to be together, whether she believes it or not. She is my heaven, and without her I am in hell.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be?
That fellow who plays Eric in True Blood…Alexander Skarsgard. He is strong. He looks like me.
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Rowena, of course. Our telepathic bond becomes stronger with each passing day. Soon, we will not be separated.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
When I had to leave my body and take on another. It was the first time I had done that. Luckily, I chose well. Ha! Wait until you read the sex scene that results from my invading another body. Rowena will feel the lust of two men for her…
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
Why would I want to be anyone else? There is no need. I cannot be killed. Yes, you heard me right. I cannot be killed.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
Pah! This is not the ending that should be. I will be back in book three to make it right.
What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it?
She has no choice. She must write another book. My power will influence her. I am a powerful mage, you see.
Thank you for this interview, Cedric of Huel. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Look for me in Rowena and the Viking Warlord, book 3 in the Land’s Ends series, coming in fall 2013. The battle begins…
Dark magic…dark passions….
When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a war that could jeopardize everything and everyone she loves.
The stakes are raised when the Dark Lord reappears and traps Rowena in a cyclone of lust and passion. Once again, she is torn between the man she loves and the mage who fires her desire.
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Melodie got her start writing comedy (stand-up and columns.) In1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 4 novels. Her fifth novel, a mob caper entitled The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books) will be released Oct. 1. She has won 6 awards for fiction, and was a finalist for both the 2012 Derringer and Arthur Ellis Awards.
Melodie is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. Her humour column ‘Bad Girl’ appears inThe Sage.
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