Giveaway: Desperate Surrender’s Kieran on being immortal and falling in love
Please help me welcome Desperate Surrender author Hildie McQueen and Protector Kieran!
It’s late in the day and quite cool in Midtown, Atlanta as I huddle in the booth of a small café waiting for Protector, Kieran Fraser to show up so I can interview him. The over three hundred years old, Scottish warrior has been working as a demon slayer in Atlanta for about twelve years.
I don’t have to look up to know he enters because the air seems to change and people stop mid-sentence to stare toward the doorway. I look up, see him and can understand why. At about six foot three, the wide shouldered muscled demon slayer strides with an easy gait to my booth. Probably used to people staring, he doesn’t bother to look around, yet he is alert as ever because he suddenly turns and locks gazes with a guy whose eyes widen before the man looks away. “Demon,” Kieran mutters, “but not a threat.”
He’s wearing dark jeans and I catch a glimpse of a plain white t-shirt under his worn black leather jacket. He doesn’t bother removing the outer garment but just slides into the booth across from me. His clear green eyes meet mine and I forget my name. Oh crap, I have to interview this intense man!
Kieran (K): Hello Hildie, long time.
Hildie (H): Hi Kieran, thank you for taking a few minutes to meet me.
H: How are you doing?
K: I’m doing well. (A corner of his mouth lifts. Probably the closest I’ll get to a smile.)
H: Are the streets of Atlanta getting any safer?
K: (Looks out the window) I wish I could say yes, but that would be a lie. Its safe enough I suppose.
H: Doesn’t sound like you guys are winning the war against demons. How many Protectors are in the city right now?
K: (Gazes past me in thought) Let’s see there’s Cyn (his brother), Roderick (A Spartan), Logan (1800s Cowboy), Fallon (17th Century Lord) and me, so five. We’re keeping pretty busy kicking demon ass but we could probably use a couple more. We do what we can, but you’re correct we are a long way from winning this war.
H: What can you tell me about Wendy?
K: (Lifts an eyebrow) Without ruining the story for your readers?
H: Yes don’t give too much away. (I laugh)
K: She’s amazing.
H: That’s it?
Kieran: (He seems to be pondering his answer) Because of her I can breathe, for the first time in my life I feel alive and know that that true love exists. I can’t wait to walk through the door in the mornings because she is my safety net. (He shakes his head) I’ve got it bad.
H: Wow. Let’s change the subject before I start crying. Okay what is it like being immortal?
K: (shrugs) I suppose it’s like being anyone else, take each day as it comes. I know that I will be around for a long time so I don’t get close to humans because they will age and die and it hurts to lose friends. And I can be killed so I enjoy the simple things in life.
H: How did you feel about becoming a Protector in the beginning?
K: I was ready, pretty much had no choice in the matter, my life was unraveling. Cyn was already a Protector, so it helped to know I’d see him again. I was relieved to finally fulfill my destiny as a demon slayer.
H: After your Laird (Older brother Malcolm) saw you off Fraser lands, what happened next?
K: I went to Rome to train with immortal gladiators for about six months. The length of our training depends on our abilities. Since I was already a warrior, I got through it pretty quick. The hard part was leaving Scotland.
H: Do you ever feel guilty at killing demons?
K: Not really (he frowns) I kill only those are a direct threat to humans; most are about to kill a victim when I arrive. (He looks at his watch) I better go its getting dark.
H: Thanks again for stopping by.
Kieran leans forward and gives me a peck on the cheek. He smells great and I beam at him. After a quick flash of a rare smile, he gets up and leaves.
Learn more about Kieran and his love interest Wendy, in Desperate Surrender…
About the author
Protector of the free world during the day and super hero author by night, Hildie McQueen is an avid reader as well as romance writer. The world of romance has always been her great escape from reality.
She currently lives in beautiful Georgia, US with her hubby Kurt and two unruly Chihuahuas.
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