Interview with Darian Alexander for Bitten By Books. The interview was conducted by a fan of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Darian Alexander sat down with Lindsey M. this week to answer question from a few fans of the series as well as a few personal questions Lindsey had of her own.
Lindsey M.: First off, I’d like to take the time to thank you for joining us for this interview, Mr. Alexander.
Darian Alexander: It is my pleasure, Lindsey.. I always have time for a beautiful lady.
*I blush at the sound of his smooth Greek-accented voice accentuating every word and with great effort, I suppress a fangirl sequel*
LM: Oh Mr. Alexander, you’re a slick one and I bet you say that to all of the women.
*Darian chuckles deeply, his sexy, hypnotic forest-green eyes focusing solely on me causes my skin to prickle with goosebumps*
DA: Only the ones truly deserving of the title.
* OMG! This man! I turn to check the thermostat on the wall. Okay, so it’s not hotter in here, it’s just me. I clear my throat and try to concentrate on the interview even though that’s proving to be more difficult with each passing second the longer I’m in this powerful man’s presence.*
LM: Mr. Alexnder-,
DA.: -Please, call me Darian.
*I smile and struggle again to maintain professionalism.*
LM: All right… Darian… the tales of your sexy and exciting exploits have entertained so many readers , including yours truly.
DA: Well, I am greatly honored to have thrilled you so.
I can feel my heart beating a mile a minute and by the playful smirk on the gorgeous face of this Master vampire, I had no doubt he could sense my heightened arousal as well as my nervousness. It’s not every day you get to come face to face with the man of your dreams. I look at my notes and gather my thoughts… again
LM: I surveyed a few patrons of Desires Unleashed and asked them, ‘If they could ask you one question, what would it be”. I received several responses. Are you ready to expose the man behind the allure?
Darian laughs outright this time, his dimples making themselves known to me. Ahhhh, Darian’s dimples. I can’t help but wonder what he looks like when his fangs are present.
DA: I’m always willing to satisfy someone’s desires. Ask away.
LM: One person wanted to know if you were as ‘indifferent in your human life as you are in your vampire life?’
Darian seems to ponder the question. His full-shaped lips purse ever so slightly.
DA: As a vampire, one does become unattached from humanity. We two species are no more the same than an animal or plant is to a human. Your blood nourishes us, quenches us, and ignites us. Humans put themselves above their prey, vampires are no different in that regard.
LM: Very interesting and while we’re on the subject, do you feel that a vampire loves a human in the same way that a human can love an animal?
DA: For the record, there are some humans who value animals over humankind. I can’t speak for all vampires, to do so would unjustly generalize the species. I can only offer my individual account. There are some humans who’ve meant a great deal to me. There are also those I regard with a modicum of tolerance or interest.
I give a sharp nod, digesting everything Darian has just told me. His aura is so overwhelming. I get the idea that he’s probably holding most of it back, but I can still feel waves of power emanating from him in a low current. Each sensation sending a pulse into my body making it very difficult for me to focus on anything. My eyes continue to drift to the impressive imprint that’s between his elegantly crossed legs and I can’t help but wonder about the pleasures he could offer me. My God, Woman! Stay focused!
LM: I look down at my papers, flipping to the next one. Here’s a fun one from Ray. ‘Can you tell what’s in Tony’s Special Concoctions?”
DA: I once asked Tony what were his special ingredients, he gave me a mischievous smile and promptly told me it was a ‘secret’. For a moment, I’d considered reading his mind, but ultimately decided against it. Let him have his secrets. To this day, I have no idea, however, I enjoy his Concoctions immensely.
LM: Someone else wants to know how do you stay so calm?
DA: Acting irrationally is counterproductive. If one is to be successful in their endeavor, it’s better to engage in deliberation. ‘If you fail to plan, then plan to fail’.
LM: Wow, that’s pretty enlightening. I guess when you’ve been alive as long as you have, doing that is probably very easy.
DA: Each person is responsible for themselves. For every reaction, there’s an equal or in many cases, greater reaction. So one must consider this fact before making decisions. One doesn’t need to be an immortal to achieve this.
*Darian gives me a devilish wink and an equally sinful smile that was just as wicked as it was lustful. He knew exactly what kind of effect he was having over me. The bloodsucking bastard! God, I wanted him!*
LM: I have a hard one for you here, Mr. Alex-
LM: Oh, that’s right… Darian.
He smiles and gives me a slight nod.
LM: Since you’ve witnessed first hand our history as a society, what do you see in our future?
Darian laughed before answering.
DA: More of the same. Humans will continue their political games. They will continue to procreate and each new generation will advance technology, making life more leisurely. At the same time, morals will continue to spiral downward, because for every indulgence comes an greater rebellion against what many would consider decency and order. There was once a time when it was sport and entertainment to watch men fight to the death in the arena. Now, such a public spectacle would be considered inhuman, savage and criminal. But there are places, secreted away where this bloodsport is still a grand and privileged exhibition. Nothing has changed, the powerful still wage war for political, financial and territorial gain. The rich stay in their position while the poor remain in theirs. Both sides regarding the middleclass with distaste or indifference. If my outlook appears bleak, it’s only because I’ve seen the cycle round and round. I take of my pleasures in every way and simply enjoy the delights offered me.
LM: I’ve got to say this has been one of the more interesting interviews I’ve ever conducted. I don’t want to keep you any longer, Darian. That was my last question and it was a great interview. I’ve got to say that I’m very happy to have finally met you.
DA: Are you sure that was your last question?
LM: *I flip through my papers, double-checking them.* Ah, yes. That was all I have with me.
Darian smirks, something in his eyes tells me he knows something I don’t know.
DA: Why don’t you ask me the question that has been on your mind since we the moment you laid eyes on me?
*O.M.G. I could feel the blood rushing to my cheeks and had I not been sitting down, no doubt I would have fainted. I never told him what I was thinking, but he knew anyway. Can I be that honest?*
DA: Well? Don’t be afraid. Ask me what you’ve been wanting to ask me.
*I swallow and take a deep breath. Here goes nothing.*
LM: Am… am I… am I attractive to you?
*Darian uncrosses his legs and leans forward. Our eyes meet and I swear the temperature in the room hits molten lava level.*
DA: Lindsey, I can show you better than tell you just how beautiful you are to me.
LM: Oh My God! *my chest heaves as I try to calm myself* Alright, this concludes our interview.
I won’t tell you what happened next, but I’ll just say that he lives up to his reputation and beyond!
I was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today, and loving every second of it … Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn’t until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.
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