Book Tour & Giveaway: Meet the heroes of Christine Wenrick’s The Charmed Trilogy
Please help me welcome author Christine Wenrick and Charmed Trilogy characters Caleb Wolfe, Jax Walker & Alec Lambert
Christine: “Ok guys, we’re here today to talk a little bit about my exciting Charmed Trilogy and thought it would be fun to hear the men’s point of view since the trilogy is told from Olivia’s perspective. So tell us, what makes each of you ‘you’ so to speak?”
Alec: “Well, this will be a short interview then, because the only thing that makes him ‘him’ (he points rudely to Caleb) is his ill temper.”
(Caleb simply responds with a snarled growl)
Christine: “Alec, behave! Let’s try this again. How about we discuss something you all have in common—our heroine Olivia Greyson. After a series of traumatic events, she’s sort of dropped into your lives. Talk about how has she affected you?”
Jax: “Dropped is a good word to describe it. Her life was literally turned upside down in a single moment, yet she has such a capacity to accept things and move on from them. Even after all this time Olivia reminds me of what is beautiful about life. I could not be any more proud if she were my own daughter.”
Alec: “That is true but when I first met her I thought she was too soft and spoiled. I couldn’t understand how she would achieve what was expected of her. Women have to be tougher in the paranormal world in order to survive. But now understanding her better, understanding how her gifts are her. I would guard her with my life—for the rest of my life.”
Christine: “And you Caleb . . . ? How has Olivia affected your life?”
Caleb: (A wistful smile spreads across his lips) “She is . . . my sweet.”
Christine: “OK . . . thanks for that insightful detail. How about we move on to the next question. Caleb, you’re almost over-protective of Olivia throughout the three books, even though we discover she’s very capable of protecting herself. Why is that?”
Caleb: “Once Olivia discovers who she truly is, some of the most dangerous creatures of the supernatural world begin to come after her—threaten her life on an almost daily basis. I don’t know many men who would just stand by and let her fight her way through it. And I am not one of them.”
Alec: “Amazing! For once we agree on something. Look, I’m all for women learning to defend themselves, but there’s no way I could sit back and watch one of those Lycans come after her—especially since she had not been trained.”
Jax: “I agree. Our world is very different from her own.”
Christine: “You know, I think there’s a very good possibility that all three of you have some Alpha in you.”
Alec: “Better Alpha than a wuss.”
Christine: “That is one way to look at it . . . Alec, you and Olivia seem to have a genuine mutual affection for each other and have become very close throughout the series. Do you think Olivia makes the right choice of who to be with?”
Caleb: “Be careful how you answer this question, Brethren boy.”
Alec: (Alec, with a sly grin on his lips answers . . .) “Well, let’s put it this way. If it’s a choice between me and this cranky vampire I’m sitting next to, I think that choice is easy.”
Jax: “Will you two at least try to keep this civil. This is just an interview!”
Alec: “I can’t help it. He brings out the worst in me.”
Caleb: “I bring out the worst in you . . .?”
Christine: “Moving on . . . Jax, after Caleb brings Olivia back from the crash site and they become close you’re opposed to the relationship almost right from the start. Why is that?”
Jax: “At the time, his relationship with her—a human—went against the laws we live under in the supernatural world. Those laws are there to protect us as well as humans. It is not meant for us to circumvent or break them. I learned that lesson the hard way when I lost my wife, Isabeau, seventy years ago.”
Christine: “Losing Isabeau must have been so difficult. How did you deal with her death?”
Jax: “I do not talk about that time.”
Christine: “Very understandable.” (After a lengthy pause we move on to next question) “Alec, how do you deal with being human in a supernatural world where those you’re fighting are so much stronger?”
Caleb: “Yeah, how does it feel to be weaker than the rest of us?”
Alec: “First off, in your dreams am I weak, and I’d take you on any day, vampire! And secondly, surviving in the paranormal world is about being smart up here (he says pointing to his temple).”
Christine: “OK, last question before I have to separate you two to different corners. Caleb, the relationship between you and Olivia happens quite quickly in the story. As you look back on it now, when do you think you first realized you were falling in love with her?”
Caleb: “The first day she played the piano for me. There was just something about the music . . . about her playing the music . . . that was more beautiful than anything I had ever seen or experienced before.”
Christine: “Awe, and that’s why you’re the star of the series. Thanks guys for being here today and giving the readers a taste of what to expect in my Charmed Trilogy.”
About the Charmed Trilogy
“This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream.”
Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child. But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires! As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.
After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire. Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them. But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.
Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening. And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.
“It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!”
Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.
Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind.
. . . but will it be too late?
“You think you know him better than I do? Interesting . . . and so boringly human.”
Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . .
Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.
She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!
When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?
About the author
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.
Christine is giving away a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of The Charmed to one lucky winner that follows the tour. Three (3) runners-up will receive an eBook of The Charmed.
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