BBB: Logan, thanks for stopping by today.
*Logan inclines his head.* It’s my pleasure.
BBB: First, even though it is supposed to be a secret organization, the books have kind of let the cat out of the bag. Can you please describe for us (without giving too much away) what Paladins are?
Well first let me say that I hope we can rely on your discretion. We wouldn’t want unfounded rumors nor alarming intel to get out, would we?
BBB: Such as that you are an angel?
*Logan heaves a long suffering sigh.* Yeah, just like that. *He leans in closer.* Trust me when I say that I am no angel. *Sitting back, he clears his throat.* Actually, besides being descendents of a fighting force made up of volunteers from His angels, we are not much different than your own peacekeepers. We are here to serve and protect humankind. The only difference between us and say, your police force, is the “bad guys” we ferret out and go after are something that even the most highly trained law-enforcement official couldn’t handle. *He smiles.* Genetics do help, after all.
BBB: Tell us about your friend, Roland.
Ah, Roland. That’s complicated. I’d say to know him is to love him but… *he shrugs*
…sometimes even I want to eradicate the bastard. We’ve had our differences each had our moments, but despite the horrible tragedy that befell him ninety-four years ago, he has maintained his honor. He has also always been there for me, even when it would suit him better not to and has earned the title of my best friend.
BBB: You don’t seem to ever get much of a break, what with your time being spent rooting out evil. If you ever get any spare time, what kinds of things do you enjoy doing? Besides making every fantasy my mate might dream up come true?
*His mouth curls up, the iris of his eyes darkening to a smokey-blue.* I honestly can’t think of anything else.
BBB: Do you have a favorite place to visit?
Some place quiet. Peaceful. Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time at the beach…or rather a certain beach house.
BBB: What kind of music do you listen to? What do you like to read?
I can appreciate just about any type of music, excepting heavy metal. *He shakes his head* I never did understand its appeal. As far as leisure reading? Unfortunately any reading time I have is spent deciphering old texts. Being the last full-blooded Paladin, I am one of the few that can translate archaic languages and with so many historical records already having been lost, I feel the need to salvage what I can.
BBB: What do you consider to be the most important characteristic of a Paladin?
Honor. When all is said and done, if at the end of the day you still have your honor, then it has been a good day, and there is hope for the next day as well.
BBB: In book two, Deliver Me from Temptation, you get to be one of the stars. What has that experience been like?
Very, very, trying…and amazing. It’s like, well, this may sound cliché, but it’s like going through your own personal trial by fire and coming out alive and whole on the other side. *He gives a rueful chuckle* Personally, I could have done without all the suffering to get to this point, but I’m content now. More than content.
BBB: Do you get along with the author, Tes, and like her decisions for you?
You think she makes decisions for me? *He laughs.* Perhaps you should spend some time talking with her….*his eyes narrow*…or is she the person you got that crazy idea from?
BBB: Will your fans from book one, Deliver Me From Darkness, be pleased with your story in “your” book?
*Logan shrugs* I honestly don’t’ know. I’m still the same man I was before, only better for having made it through my “trial by fire” and found my mate. So, I guess that will depend on whether the readers believe in love in face of great odds…and fate.
BBB: Thanks for joining us, Logan.
While growing up Tes Hilaire always wanted to see a ghost. Or meet an angel. Or dine with a vampire. Despite her vivid imagination, none of these things ever happened… yet. In the meantime, she writes about them from her home in North Carolina where she lives with her hero, her cats, a son and two daughters–one of whom claims to actually have seen a ghost (Tes is very jealous). She hates lima beans, loves spaghetti, and still believes in the impossible.
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