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Monday, 27 August 2012

Character Interview: Hayze from "Unveil My Heart" by Nya Rayne

** Competition has ended. **
An Interview with Hayze, from Unveil My Heart, a Wiccan Haus Series/Anubi Brother’s Novel

By Nya Rayne

***Thank you for coming to chat with us today, Hayze. Why do you think Nya Rayne choose you to represent her?

(One side of his mouth turns up into a half smile) She didn’t really choose me.  I kind of volunteered since no one else wanted the job.  That, and, well I’m not as hot headed as the others and since I mated, nowhere near as busy either.

***Tell us a little about yourself?

I think it’s pertinent that I let you know, once I tell you this stuff about me, I will have to kill you. Now that that’s out in the open, if you want me to continue, I will.

(Interviewer gulps and nods in agreement)

You’re very brave or are you just stupid?

(Hayze shrugs)

Okay, well, unlike you humans, I was created, from the blood and crushed bones of Anubis, the Egyptian God of Death and Darkness.  I am called an Anubi (And-nu-by).  Created first to do Anubis’ bidding in any way he saw fit. However, upon Anubis’ demise, my one and only purpose became protecting Anubis’s female offspring from the very same creatures who killed him.  You see upon his death bed, Anubis cursed these creatures to live forever in the darkness.  The only cure for their curse, his blood.

What is your birth date?

Somewhere around the rise of the first Egyptian dynasty, give or take a few decades. But who’s counting?  (He chuckles)

Where do you live? What is it about that area that drew you there?

You have a being in front of you with the power to crush you with a mere thought and you want to know where I live and what drew me to that area?

(He snorts in derision)

If you must know I live in a house on a corner and my mate drew me to the area. Where ever she lays her pretty little head, I call it home.

What music do you listen too?

I’ve never been much of a music person. Though my mate loves this lady name Adele.  She’d play her albums all day long if she could. (A soft smile plays across his handsome face, before he hides it.) Next question.

Will we be seeing more of you or are you stepping out of the lime light?

I believe you will be seeing more of me. The chances are good that I might be making a cameo in Nya’s third Anubi Series novel called, ‘Treyce’. If I don’t, I’m good with that too.

What is your perfect evening?

Just my mate and I, sitting on our porch swing listening to the cicadas go crazy in our backyard.  Hell, any evening with Blaine, my mate, is a perfect one.

If you have truly lived as long as say you have, what’s the most memorable thing you remember?

(He smirks at the challenge) The crucifixion of the man you humans call Jesus Christ.  He was a spectacular person in every way and someone I had traveled with at length. 

Are you saying you were one of his disciples?

I’m not saying anything. You suggested that.

Anyway, he knew who and what I was, but never would he allow me to help him, to save him.  Even on that last night as he called out to the heavens, I stood at the base of that damned cross and begged him to let me make right the wrongs done to him.

(He growls low)

But he wouldn’t hear of it.  He said he had sins to pay for and this was the only way he could do it. So I watched him die and days later he and I sat and ate amongst the figs one last time.

Wow, okay tell us about Blaine what drew you to her?

Blaine is my heart, my soul, my reason for breathing; she is everything to me that is good in the world.  She is my mate, my reward for over three and half millennia of service to Anubis. If I were to lose her, I would turn this planet into a block of ice for all eternity.
 (A soft smile plays over his face before he grows serious)

Let’s not talk about Blaine.

What really pushes your buttons?

Nosey people who don’t know how to mind their own business and Sarka Rowan. 

What about the Man on the cover is that a fair representation of you?

What do you mean? That is me.  Get a good look cause it’s going to have to be destroyed.  We Anubi have to make sure there is no believable proof of our existence left behind.  Could you imagine what science would do if they found out about us?  What other humans would do?

There would be chaos!!

What’s your biggest turn ons? 

Blaine’s ass, her hair, the smell of her skin.  Everything about her.

What is your biggest fear?

I already told you, losing Blaine.

***Why should the readers be interested in your story?

It’s a story of strength and a lesson in resilience.  If you’ve ever been knocked down and it seems like no matter what you do the Fates have it out for you, than this is a story for you. It will make you cry, laugh and cheer. It’s my story. There are no let downs in my story.

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I have roamed the earth for over three millennia alone, secretly hoping to one day find the other half of my soul. The one woman who would make my deadened heart beat once more. I never imagined I’d find her in a bloodied heap beneath the claws of a despicable Yazaron, the bane of my existence. I saved her and as a reward was given three days to make her love me or I would cease to be. 
She spent those three days in ICU fighting for her life, and now she wants nothing to do with me.
Fate, what a cruel bitch.

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Hayze’s voice rolled through her like a flame. His breath smelled of cinnamon and his lips looked so rose petal-soft she wanted to lean in that extra inch and kiss him, but she couldn’t. If she allowed herself to feel anything more for him, it would destroy her when he left her. And he would leave because he was too perfect, too rich, and she was too unlucky to have someone like him to call her own. Still, she couldn’t deny that while she pushed him away with her right hand, the left one kept reaching for him.
He smoothed the back of his hand down her cheek as he slowly licked his lips, his eyes begging her to stay a moment longer, to hold on to this stolen moment between them.
“I-I-have to pay you back somehow,” she whispered, not breaking the contact.
Hayze tucked a few strands of hair behind her ear. “I assure you it’s not necessary.” His eyes searched her face from brow to chin and cheek to cheek, in a whisper of promises and apologies she wasn’t quite ready to hear.
“I don’t like being indebted to anyone.” She swallowed. “If I am, I feel like I’m that person’s property.”
He traced her lower lip with the tip of his thumb as he leaned in closer. “Would it be that bad, Blaine, to belong to me?” A rueful smile crossed his face before he hid it.
“I—You don’t know me. I don’t know you.” Blaine closed her eyes and tried to ignore the way her heart reached for his and her soul reveled in his touch. Something soft brushed her lips, but she couldn’t say it was his lips because lips weren’t supposed to be that soft. She opened her eyes and watched in fascination as the tip of his tongue flitted over his lower lip. “I have to pay you back,” she blurted, jerking her head out of his hold.
“If you must, I’ll make a deal with you.”
“A deal?”
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Nya is giving a way a copy of "Unveil My Heart" plus a $20 Amazon giftcard. To be in with a chance of winning you must leave a comment on this blog post, follow Nya on her blog - http://discoveringnyarayne.blogspot.co.uk/ - and friend her on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nya.rayne
The competition ends on Monday 3rd September at Midnight - 6pm est time. Nya will pick the winner and email them. Good luck!
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Paranormal Romance author Nya Rayne resides in North Carolina with her two rambunctious German shepherds. She has been in love with fiction since she picked up her first copy of V.C. Andrews at the age of 11.  She wrote her first story at the age of 15, which never saw the light of day in the publishing world, but was so much fun to write that she kept on writing. She is also a powerful advocate for reading and writing.  When she’s not brain storming on a new novel, she can be found devouring a story by one of her favorite novelists, rescuing dogs, or volunteering at her local SPCA.
Ms. Rayne can be contacted via her blog: http://discoveringnyarayne.blogspot.com/ , on twitter at @Nyarayne or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nyarayne


  1. Oooh, I can't wait to read this. I'm loving Hayze already!

  2. Thank you to Hayze for stopping by and giving us an insight to his fine self. And thank you to Nya for writing such a yummy male, and interesting story. It's going on my tbr pile along with the first book. :-)

  3. the way you described the book sound like vamp or shape shifter but you got me puzzled she like music so she not that bad and hen i like the book cover would of put it on my goggle but i can not do it on the lap top right now but it ound like a great read and would love to read and blog on it over the net

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