It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...
Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.
Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.
But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both...
Me: I have the cast of Dante’s Fire here to answer some questions. Many readers seemed to want more in the book, a bit more story to flesh out. I’m hoping to give you more in the next one, but I also think Dante stands on its own. A shorter read, yes. But just as powerful, with a bit of a twist that makes it different and offers a fresher perspective on conflict.
Let’s start with you, Dante. Tell me a bit about your powers and your childhood.
Dante: I had the power of fire from a young child, given to me by my father. My mother was human. My father was also, but he had a special gift. Ever read by Stephen King? Yeah, well that was more of a horror type/suspense, but I have an ability to create fire, which is linked to my emotions.
I was taught young how to control it, with strict lessons by my parents. But when my mother was assaulted, my true purpose was revealed. I was continuously told I’d serve a higher power, but I never really thought past it.
My gift evolved until I was able to travel to the actual scene of an assault. Using fire, I burn the assaulters with a symbol, sort of like a tattoo. They are unable to hurt any other women after this, or the symbol flares into full fire and burns them alive.
Me: Hmm, quite . I really wish you were more than my creation in my head. Thank you my wonderful, sexy hero. Now, on to your match. Selina Rogers, you really fell in love with two men, didn’t you? Of course they ended up being the same man, but what were the main qualities in each you were attracted to?
Selina: Daniel the mailman was my friend. Never underestimate the power that trust and respect gives a woman. Sure, we’ll all about sexy alpha males, but when we feel safe, we can open our heart in ways that just sex can’t give us. With Daniel, our conversations made me happy. There was little wonderful hum of sexual electricity that made everything better.
Then with Dante, he reached into my broken soul and healed me. He was fierce, and tender, and tortured. He made me want to help him just as much as he was helping me. And he eventually turned that emotion into the physical, where my body burned just for his touch.
Me: Thanks Selina. Makes perfect sense. Finally, let’s ask Chase a few questions since we didn’t get the background of him in Dante’s Fire. Tell us a little about your past.
Chase: Crap, I wasn’t born with any special gifts, my parents were never assaulted or killed, and I wasn’t raised in foster care. I’m kind of...normal. Parents still together. No other siblings. The only thing I can say is I wanted more in my life than my parents ever did. They were simple, both teachers, average salary, house, and life. There was little excitement or drama. How wrong is it of me to want so much more? I craved the city, meeting new people, power, money, travel. It couldn’t relate to being average.
I also had a huge sexual appetite, even at a young age.
So there you go. Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s who I am.
Me: Thank you, Chase, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thanks for the interview and thanks to the readers who have already read and loved Dante’s Fire. I hope you give it a try if you haven’t’ read it yet!
Jennifer wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
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