Thursday, December 27, 2012

Interviewing Boone Brux about her new fantasy romance, Kiss of the Betrayer

I'm very happy to be able to interview Boone Brux today about her new fantasy romance release, Kiss of the Betrayer. Be sure to check out her new book and also the contest at the bottom of this post.

 When Jade Kendell is brought into the Bringer’s fold, she faces big changes. She risks revealing her own dark secret. Her desire for a better life conflicts with a promise she made long before she understood the ramifications. Has life in the fold given her hope for a better life? If so, how? What might happen if her secret is revealed? Why did she originally intend to kill Luc?

Jade definitely has hope for a better life. Up until the point where the Bringers accept her, she’s lived in the Shadow World, hiding and surrounded by demons. Most of her adult life has been spent tracking Luc so she could kill him because he had betrayed her family when she was just a little girl. If her secret is revealed, which Luc knows about, the rest of the Bringers might not trust her. There are a few other things that might happen, but I don’t want to reveal too much J

How does Jade put aside her intent to kill Luc when they work together on a deadly mission?

By the time they leave on their mission, Jade has realized the person she is trying to protect can’t be help and has turned deadly. 

As differences are put aside and the pair must rely upon each other to face the impossible, attraction sparks. Tell me about the chemistry between them. What qualities about Luc does Jade begin to admire and/or desire? And what about Jade breaks the barriers around Luc’s heart?

From book one, Shield of Fire, Luc and Jade have shared an antagonistic relationship. He’s been a womanizing idiot, in her opinion. But even after he finds out her secret, he continues to protect her. His main concern is for her, even when she is resisting his assistance. Eventually, she sees that he’s not there to hurt her but to help, no matter how difficult their task becomes.

For Luc, he’s known Jade since she was a child and it’s not so much about breaking the barriers as it is him accepting her as a woman. She’s also careless and he has the driving need to protect her, not just because he’s a Bringer Shield, but because there is a deeper connection with her.

If Luc and Jade fail, it could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers. What might happen when he opens the Abyss of Souls?

If Vile, the Demon King opens the Abyss of Souls, he will command the most powerful army and take over all of Inness, enslaving humans and Bringers. At least that’s what everybody thinks will happen. *wink*

Briefly describe the magical systems of your world. How do those who are empowered (Jade, Luc, the Bringers, and the Demon King) gain their abilities?

That is a very long and detailed explanation. Bringers are born with their powers, even if they are dormant. There is a ritual they perform to draw out the powers of a mix-blooded Bringer. There are full Bringers, like Rhys and Ravyn from book one, whose parents are both full-blooded Bringers. A lot of the lines have been watered down as the Bringers married humans and produced children. Once empowered a Bringer is either a Shield, who protects, a Tell, who knows things, or a Redeemer, those who heal not just the body but the entire soul.

However, there are two other parts to this explanation that I can’t tell you about because they are vital to the culmination of the epic battle that is brewing and will eventually take place in book five. Sorry. 

Thank you so much for having me, Marsha.


Kiss of the Betrayer

Bringer and the Bane Book Two
Boone Brux

Genre: Fantasy Romance                
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: Print: 1620610353 
E-book - 978-1620610350
Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 100,000 

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Book Description: 

For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she's brought into the Bringers' fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.

In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers. 


Now that Jade had tried to kill Luc, doubts plagued her. She’d never stopped to consider what it meant to take another person’s life, never thought about the cost to her own soul. It had always been: Ithad to be done. Luc had to pay for his betrayal.
Rell thirsted for vengeance. With each cruel deed she seemed bent on performing, Jade volunteered in her place, hoping to slow her sister’s descent into the world of the Bane. For so long she’d fought to keep Rell rooted to humanity, but never once noticed her own slipping away.
A twig snapped, jolting Jade from her thoughts. She crouched and searched the forest. Nothing moved in the murky grayness. A shiver ran across her skin, the woods’ coolness suddenly feeling a lot less welcoming. Maybe the follower was Rell, or a deer. Jade didn’t dare call out in case someone or something else stalked her. Other creatures lurked in the forest, none of which she wished to encounter. She cursed herself for not keeping the knife she had used to stab Luc. Now her inability to stomach its feel seemed idiotic.
Another twig snapped. She spun and ran in the opposite direction. Footsteps thundered after her, closing fast. She broke through the trees and was halfway across the clearing when someone hit her full force, taking her to the ground. The breath burst from her body from the weight of the person landing on top of her. It took only a second to realize who the attacker was.

Shield of Fire
Bringer and the Bane Book One
Boone Brux 

Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-17-6
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-33-6 

Book Description: 

Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.

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About the Author: 

As a multi-published and an award winning author, Boone's writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it's not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, anyone and every even is fodder for one of Boone's novels.

Giveaway: an e-copy of Kiss of the Betrayer for one lucky commenter
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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED, and Book Three, LOST VOLUMES. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.


PM350 said...

looks good! would LOVE to win & read!

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bn100 said...

These sound intriguing.


Mary Preston said...

These books look amazing. Thank you for introducing Boone Brux to me.