Monday, 17 October 2011

Character Interview: Taeg from Mark of the Sylph

Hi everybody, as some of you may have seen, I recently reviewed Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario which I absolutely loved (you can see my 5 out of 5 review here).

I have been lucky enough to get together with one of the main characters, Taeg, for a little interview. For those of you who don't know, Taeg is one of the sexiest half-demons you are likely to come across who is well known for his love of T-shirts with comical slogans on them!

So this is what happened when I got to meet Taeg...

Chrissie: Hi Taeg! How are you doing today? Hmm, I can’t quite see that slogan on your T-shirt. What does it say?

Taeg: *Glances down at T-shirt, which reads Drunk and Horny, and grins sheepishly.* Yeah, my girl Maya really wants me to get rid of this shirt, but I’ve got it worn in just right, ya know?

Chrissie: Oh yeah, I can see that! So you’re a demon, huh? You don’t look much like a demon to me *smiles and bats eyelashes*
Taeg: Only half. *cheeky grin* See, us demons aren’t “demons” in the sense humans think of. We’re actually a species from a dimension called Infernum. Most humans don’t know that there are a bunch of different dimensions, and travel’s possible by way of an interdimensional portal.
My mom was an air sylph from a dimension called Faelan. Uh... now that’s a long story. Suffice it to say my dad was a sorry ass-munch who got off on abusing women of all different species. I’m tinkled pink he’s rotting in an interdimensional prison right now.

Chrissie:  Sounds as though he's in the right place. And what about your three brothers? Are they all half-demons too?
Taeg: Yeah, but their other halves are all different. Like I said, sicko dad. Keegan’s the oldest, and he’s half dragon-shifter. Ronin’s half angel. *Coughs and it sounds suspiciously like Pussy.* Dagan’s half siren. He can breathe underwater. That comes in handy more than you might think.

Chrissie: Hmm, I'm sure it does *looks confused* So what was it like growing up with the super-evil Mammon as your father?
Taeg: The guy was an ass-hole. Capital “A”. Shit, he even killed Keegan’s mom when my bro was just an infant. Good riddance to the tool, I say.

Chrissie: I agree! So you come from a place called Infernum. How would you describe your homeland to us mere humans?
Taeg: Let’s just say it’s not on the top of anyone’s destination wishlist. It’s dark, hot as hell, and there aren’t any decent bars. Trust me, you got it good here on Earth.

Chrissie: Ok, so I don't think I'll be planning a vacation there any time soon! And what exactly is it that you do for a living back in Infernum?
Taeg: Me and my brothers are bounty hunters for the council that governs travel between the dimensions. We capture fugitives and turn them into the council. We used to do it back on Infernum, but several months ago we all got leave to move to NYC. We keep pretty busy. There are more Otherworlders here than you’d think.

Chrissie: Right, I'll bear that in mind! Now I’ve heard a little rumour that you’ve got yourself a girlfriend who likes to try and kill you sometimes! *leaning much closer* Are you sure it’s not time to find yourself a new girlfriend?
Taeg: *Gives a good-natured laugh.* Truth be told, I’ve met my match with Maya. The woman ain’t afraid to kick some ass when she needs to, even if it’s mine. She couldn’t be more perfect for me. And also *glances around furtively* if she sees you leaning in like that, she’ll kick both our asses. Fair warning.

Chrissie: Warning noted *sits up straight again* Before we go is there anything else that you would like us mortals to know about you?
Taeg: If you want to read about how me and Maya met, pick up Mark of the Sylph. It’s a good story, if I may say so myself. And Maya? *shakes head admiringly* Damn, that chick can fight.

I absolutely agree with Taeg - go out and buy Mark of the Sylph now! It is one of the best books I've read this year! And in case you need any more pursuading, here is the blurb...
Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.
Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

You can stalk the author, Rosalie Lario at her website.
And you can find out more about her Demons of Infernum books at the Entangled Publishing website.


Rosalie Lario said...

Thank you so much for the invite! Taeg tells me he had a blast interviewing with you. :-)

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

You're welcome Rosalie! I had a lot of fun with Taeg too ;)

Christi Snow said...

How fun was this! I love Taeg and Mark of the Sylph! Fantastic book!! smiles...

Rosalie Lario said...

Thanks for stopping in, Christi. :-)

Anne Francis said...

Great interview; Taeg rocks. Loved the book and look forward to reading Ronin's story when it comes out in December.

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Thanks for stopping by Christi and Anne! I can't wait to read Ronin's story either :)

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for the character interview. I love them. Gives me a good feel for the characters. I think I love Taeg :).

Shelley Munro said...

Fun interview. it was great to meet Taeg. It sounds as he and Maya are perfect for each other.

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Hi Victoria! I think there are a lot of women out there who love Taeg. I know I do :)

Shelley - As much as I hate to admit it they are made for each other!

I just want to find out how much money Rosalie would want to somehow get rid of Maya in a future book and write me in her place instead!

Rosalie - If you're reading this I'm open to offers ;)

Rosalie Lario said...

Thank you, Anne. Let me tell you, Ronin's story is hawt!!

Victoria, Taeg is pretty darn lovable. :-)

Shelley, he definitely met his match.

Chrissie, don't think I haven't fantasized about doing that for myself, LOL!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Damn! It was worth a try though, LOL :)

R Firasek said...

Yeah, you better not get rid of that shirt. It's my fave. ;) Thanks for entertaining us today. (Psttt... I think you are the hottest of the group.)

Rayka Mennen said...

Taeg, I have to agree with Rachel there. I think you're pretty hot. And I'm saying this from the safety of my cyber connection - your Maya can't find me. . And I know what you mean about t shirt.

Jess said...

Awesome interview! I think it's safe to say we all want a Taeg. Um...can we clone him? ;)

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