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Today, I am interviewing Alex Stormhold from Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller--me!
I think this is going to be exciting. We get to hear Alex’s side of the story since this book is written in first person through Winter.
Thank you, Alex, for letting me interview you today.
I love your accent. Where are you from? Tell us about yourself—don’t hold back.
I live in an old villa surrounded by these jagged fjords in København. I’ve lived there for as long as I can remember, Wanda is my mother, but not my real one I can tell you that much. She’s made it known to me from the very start, but it never bothered me because things at home have always been good. Always.
How does it feel to be part of Stormhold Coven?
*laughs and shakes his head* Not very many people know about that. Who told you? Never mind. I’ve never been outside of it, so I can’t really tell you the differences, but I can tell you what it’s done for me. It’s as normal as any other family I guess. We hang out at the hidden beaches and fish for hours or even go sailing or surfing. I love to wind dive off the cliffs with my brothers and sisters as I call them. All of us have these special talents, these gifts so to say.
Mine is Seer, but I have others that make it funner like mind reading, levitation, gliding through the air, you know—the basics.
Can you tell us a little about the Shadoweaver?
The Shadoweaver? *Scoffs* We don’t talk about it. *Lowers voice as he looks over shoulder* It killed Natalia’s husband and child a long time ago. Natalia is my sister. She hasn’t spoken since it happened. We are careful how we speak around her since the darkness is a real threat to us all.
How did you come to know Winter?
Winter? *blushes* Well, I haven’t always known about her until I stumbled across some odd signs that foretold of the Shadoweaver’s fascination with her. Once I shared my revelation with my coven, we made plans to move into our ancestral home in her neighborhood.
Why did you visit Winter in her dreams? What made you choose that day to reveal yourself to her?
I was curious. I wanted to see who it was that the Shadoweaver wanted, so I snuck into her dream one night, long before we moved. There’s something different about her that drew me in, I can’t explain what it is, but I couldn’t get enough. Never could . . .
*Flushes* I, uh, well, I knew Winter and her mom were going to drop by in the morning with cookies. I wanted—no, I needed her to know that there’s something special between us. This is no ordinary thing that we share and I wanted her to know.
You are sworn to protect Winter from the darkness, can you tell us why it is hunting her?
*thoughtful* Well, I can only guess, but Wanda being the Stormhold Guardian, she’s the only one that truly knows. Anyway, I can’t discuss such matters.
You hold back quite a lot as the story begins. Why not just come out and let her know how you feel?
It is such a strong battle that goes on in my heart, especially when I see her. What I feel for her is so overpowering, but I can’t let it show. It’s forbidden to me as her protector.
One of your gifts is reading in minds. How does it feel?
How does it feel?
, I guess. What do you mean? Normal
Do you have any parting words you’d like to share?
Yes. If you ever see a disembodied shadow move, you'd better run.
Thank you Alex! I'll keep that in mind as I go about my day. To keep track of my Darkspell haunts, visit my website!
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