Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Author Wednesdays-Zenobia Renquist Character Interview & Giveaway!!!

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It's Author Wednesday time again, and today my guest is Zenobia Renquist. Welcome to For Whom The Books Toll, Zenobia. With Zenobia today are Jeliyah and Teaghan from CREAM.

Character Interview: CREAM (On the Hunt) by Zenobia Renquist

Interviewer: Joining us today are Jeliyah and Teaghan from CREAM by Zenobia Renquist—an Erotic Vampire Romance from Ellora’s Cave that is part of the On the Hunt multi-author series. It’s great of you to come out.

Jeliyah: Thanks for having us.

Teaghan: ‘Sup.

Interviewer: Jeliyah, the story starts with you. You’re a necromancer. That means you can control the dead, right?

Jeliyah: That’s the traditional meaning, yes. In the case of CREAM, it means I am an individual born with the ability to control magic that allows me to combat vampires.

Interviewer: And vampires are dead in this world?

Jeliyah: Not dead, per se.

Teaghan: Sitting right here. I walk and talk, so I’m guessing I’m not dead.

Interviewer: /chuckles/ No you most certainly aren’t, but you’re not my definition of alive either, are you, Teaghan?

Teaghan: Magic and blood keep me going. Necromancers can negate that magic. Pain in the ass but it pays the bills.

Interviewer: For those in the audience, Teaghan is an enforcer.

Teaghan: Glorified title for a merc.

Jeliyah: He means bounty hunter. We work together to bring in rogue vampires who break the law.

Teaghan: She means we kill mofos who’re too stupid to live. The only things we bring in are their heads.

Interviewer: Sounds messy.

Teaghan: /shrugs/ I’ve got plastic bags.

Interviewer: Does it bother you working with a necromancer? Aren’t necromancers and vampires mortal enemies because of the way they hunted you prior to vampires coming out?

Teaghan: The vampire and human governments want to show they can play nice so we work together to show solidarity or some crap like that. The days of hunting vampires are over, in the US anyway. You won’t catch my ass traveling abroad any time soon. As for working with Jeliyah, no issues there. All she has to do is wear a tight shirt, or no shirt at all, and I’m happy.

Jeliyah: /rolls eyes and sighs/

Interviewer: Which leads to my next question… You two got intimate, very intimate, in CREAM. Any regrets?

Teaghan: Yeah. It should have happened sooner, like five seconds after we met. It would have saved us a lot of crap later.

Jeliyah: As much as I hate to admit it, he’s right. If we had gone to bed instead of that hunt, we wouldn’t have landed on the hunted list ourselves. Though that led to our present situation so I’m not too upset about it.

Interviewer: If I was you, I wouldn’t be upset about it either. Do you think Ms. Renquist will revisit your world again? I would love to catch up with you two in the future to see how you’re doing.

Teaghan: You gotta ask her that.

Interviewer: It so happens that she’s here right now and I will. Please welcome, Zenobia Renquist.

Zenobia: Hi hi. This is just real quick. I’ve got books to write and characters to torture.

Interviewer: Real quick then. Will we be seeing more of Jeliyah and Teaghan’s world? Them too?

Zenobia: I have two other books planned for this world. It’s just a matter of getting them written and off to my editor, which is easier said than done. I have a lot of titles on my to-be-written list but those two stories are coming. How soon I can’t say for sure. Jeliyah and Teaghan will cameo in at least one. I love revisiting my characters.

Interviewer: Can you give us a hint what the books will be about?

Zenobia: One will deal with Teaghan’s progeny Mekhail and his love life. The other will deal with the mess Teaghan and Jeliyah left back in their hometown.

Teaghan: Not my mess. That’s got nothing to do with me.

Zenobia & Jeliyah: Now.

Interviewer: /chuckles/ Sounds interesting. I look forward to reading both.

Zenobia: Me too. I write by the seat of my pants so I have no clue what’s going to happen until after I write it. I just know the gist and the characters. That’s it. The rest comes to me as I type. Speaking of typing. I’ve got to get back to it. Thanks for having me.

Interviewer: Thank you for coming out.

Teaghan: We’re out too. I’ve gotta debrief Jeliyah before out next mission.

Interviewer: I’ll bet. Thank you both for being here today. It was great talking to you. For those in the audience, you can read all about Teaghan and Jeliyah’s adventure in CREAM by Zenobia Renquist. Leave a question for Jeliyah, Teaghan or Zenobia in the comments section for a chance to win a PDF copy of CREAM. Learn more about the title below.

She's entered a world where blood, sex, and cash rules everything around her.

What do a four hundred-year-old vampire and a mid-level necromancer have in common? Money. Jeliyah needs it to pay off the people who trained her and Teaghan enjoys killing to get it. Together they hunt rogue vampires—assuming Teaghan can focus on something other than getting her in bed and Jeliyah doesn’t put a bullet in him first.

The uneasy partnership promises to be lucrative until Teaghan and Jeliyah get on the wrong side of a feud. Jeliyah is forced to use forbidden magic and finds herself bound to a man she should hate—but whom she can’t stop fantasizing about.

Every second they stay alive fuels a growing desire Jeliyah is unwilling to deny. Is it the magic? The danger? The only way to get the answers she craves is to outrun the enemy or kill them. She knows Teaghan’s preference but it's Jeliyah who must put their mind-blowing sex aside and make the choice that will decide both their fates.

Inside Scoop: An interracial romance between a wannabe-gangtsa vampire and a career-focused magic user who go from being the hunters to the hunted in an exciting new urban fantasy world.

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Thanks Zenobia for stopping by today. Remember you can win an e-book copy of CREAM by leaving a question for Zenobia, Jeliyah or Teaghan in the comments section.

I hope you'll all stop back next Wednesday when Cynthia Sax will be here.


  1. Which is better, writing wild sex scenes, or doing the research for them? kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Doing of course...though there is only so "wild" the hubby is willing to get. Me too for that matter. I'm not as flexible as some of my heroines. :)

  2. Congrats to Kimberly. You've won a copy of CREAM. Keep an eye on your inbox.

    ~ Zenobia